|Ship Type||Small Trader|
|Built By||Humans, Mind Flayer, Neogi|
|Used Primarily By||Realm Exploration Society (REX)|
|Saves As||Thick Wood|
|Power Type||None; Spell Engine Helm|
|Ship's Rating||SR 1/Hour Per Charge Used (1 Charge/Additional SR Per Turn - SR 9 Max)|
The research barge is use to study any information the REX exploration fleet found in a particular survey. The research barge is capable to research magical and mundane subject.
The astro barge catalogue the stars and all things inside a crystal sphere. They also map the heavens for the best place on the crystal sphere to exit to a particular flow river cutting down the time of travel. They map the heavens to predict eclipses, planetray alignment and celestial events. They also study the astrology of a particular sphere to predict auspicious days and bad omens.