The ship Horizon's End is styled after a 15th century 3-masted
ship during the Age of Exploration. Commissioned by Prince Henry the
Navigator and chartered to find the fabled lands of Prestor John, we were
instructed to sail as far and as long as it might take, even unto the Horizon's
There's no physical ship, but if the Horizon's End were afloat, she'd
be a full-rigged ship, with square-rigged fore- and main-masts and a lateen
mizzen-mast, and a crew of about 18.
While Calafia may not be the Utopia of Prestor John, it was paradise after
sailing around aimlessly for months. And it met quite a few criteria for being a
fabled land. The sun almost always is shining ('cept at night). The people are
almost always happy and friendly. It is indeed 'beyond the horizon', leastways
from Portugal it is. And after a couple cervezas and shrimp tacos, we weren't
about to go back..