A galley was a large ship used by Sword Coast and Moonsea pirates and other sailors.[2] Although galleys had at least one mast, most relied on oarsmen to propel the ship. Because galleys required a large crew, they usually put into shore to camp at night and rarely ventured far into the ocean.[3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 119. ISBN 978-0786965622.
  2. Richard Baker (Nov 2009). Corsair. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786953071.
  3. Douglas Niles (1990). Ironhelm. (TSR, Inc). ISBN 0-8803-8903-6.