Avian Airship

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An Avian Airship is an Avian styled flying dungeon. It's identified by a large chain leading up to the sky from its anchor. By building a tower next to the chain or placing platforms directly on the chain, players can ascend to the dungeon.

You can buy procedurally generated guns from the quartermaster, one of two Avian merchants on the ship, located in the upper deck.

Be wary of the spinning propellers on the top of the ship's masts, as they cause immense damage and can kill the player almost instantly. Also, be wary of falling off the ship, as the drop to the ground below is usually lethal.

These dungeons can be found on any planet type aside from moons, any ocean worlds (including magma, arctic, and toxic), or garden planets. They are more likely to appear on jungle planets than any other planet type.

Unique Treasure

Basic treasure can be found in most containers while valuable treasure is in themed chests.

Basic Treasure
Valuable Treasure

Lore Books



If enough tagged dungeon objects are placed together with a Colony Deed a unique Grounded tenant can be summoned.

See the Avianairship tag detail page for a complete listing of tagged objects.

Name Type (lvl) Race Dungeon Required Object Types (Boxes) Cosmetic Armor Rent Chances Rent Timeframe
Grounded Avian Tenant.png
Grounded Villager Avian Avian Airship Avianairship (18) Pirate Set Villager 15 to 30 minutes


Object Category Blocks Description Tags
Anchor Icon.png Anchor Decorative 80 A heavy metal anchor. Yarr.
Avian Bed Icon.png Avian Bed Furniture 125 A beautifully carved Avian bed.
Avian Closet Icon.png Avian Closet Storage 145 The crystal on top of this closet appears to be broken.
Avian Colourful Banner Icon.png Avian Colourful Banner Decorative 60 An Avian banner woven with expensive silk.
Avian Lunar Banner Icon.png Avian Lunar Banner Decorative 80 A thick woven banner depicting a crescent moon.
Avian Patterned Banner Icon.png Avian Patterned Banner Decorative 60 An Avian banner made of gorgeous silk.
Avian Small Banner Icon.png Avian Small Banner Decorative 40 A standard cloth Avian banner.
Carved Table Icon.png Carved Table Furniture 110 An interestingly carved table.
Carved Wall Cabinet Icon.png Carved Wall Cabinet Storage 85 Looks like a place you might store an eggcup... Do Avians eat eggs?
Colourful Tapestry Icon.png Colourful Tapestry Decorative 80 An intricately woven wall tapestry.
Crude Pot Icon.png Crude Pot Breakable 40 This looks like something I made in pottery class. Crude. I should smash it.
Decorative Chest Icon.png Decorative Chest Storage 70 A chest adorned with ancient Avian art.
Empty Fancy Water Bottle Icon.png Empty Fancy Water Bottle Breakable 5 An empty bottle of fancy water.
Fancy Temple Jar Icon.png Fancy Temple Jar Breakable 55 This jar has seen better days. It looks smashable...
Fiery Flower Icon.png Fiery Flower Decorative 50 A fiery-looking flower in a pot.
Gold Slim Vase (2) Icon.png Gold Slim Vase (2) Decorative 55 A slim gold vase.
Golden Lamp Icon.png Golden Lamp Decorative 50 A sickly-sweet scent clings to the inside.
Guardian's Nest Icon.png Guardian's Nest Furniture 105 A solid stone bed topped with a nest of hay.
Hay Pile Icon.png Hay Pile Decorative 70 A pile of hay. Probably not a great hiding place.
Kluex Serpentine Statue Icon.png Kluex Serpentine Statue Decorative 550 A statue depicting the might of the deity Kluex.
Kluex Treasure Map Icon.png Kluex Treasure Map Decorative 350 An old torn map which claims to lead to godly treasures.
Kluex World Mural Icon.png Kluex World Mural Decorative 550 An ancient mural of the god Kluex.
Large Barrel Icon.png Large Barrel Storage 85 A barrel. Sadly not full party hats.
Large Carved Bookcase Icon.png Large Carved Bookcase Storage 145 Hand-made and beautiful, this bookcase is intricately carved.
Large Wooden Crate (open) Icon.png Large Wooden Crate (open) Storage 25 A mysterious wooden crate.
Medieval Plate Icon.png Medieval Plate Decorative 30 A plate. It's gathering dust here.
Metal Bars Icon.png Metal Bars Block 0 Closely spaced thick metal bars.
Oil Lantern Icon.png Oil Lantern Light Source 60 A pretty oil lantern.
Ornate Wood Icon.png Ornate Wood Block 0 Expertly treated ornate wood.
Outpost Thick Wall Icon.png Outpost Thick Wall Block 0 A thick wall type developed for exposure to extreme elements.
Propeller Icon.png Propeller Trap 180 A beautifully crafted propeller.
Small Barrel Icon.png Small Barrel Storage 60 A barrel. Anything could be inside!
Small Carved Cabinet Icon.png Small Carved Cabinet Storage 85 Carved patterns surround this small cabinet.
Small Colourful Tapestry Icon.png Small Colourful Tapestry Decorative 70 A small tribal wall tapestry. It looks soft!
Small Pot Icon.png Small Pot Breakable 30 A small, brittle-looking pot. It looks smashable...
Small Wooden Crate Icon.png Small Wooden Crate Storage 75 A wooden crate.
Tall Pot Icon.png Tall Pot Breakable 40 A tall, dusty pot that smells of bird poop. Maybe it's smashable.
Thin Urn Icon.png Thin Urn Breakable 40 A fragile thin urn made from clay.
Timber Icon.png Timber Block 0 Wood that has been prepared for building and crafting.
Torch Stand Icon.png Torch Stand Light Source 60 Deep shadows stretch away from this flickering torch.
Treasure Map Icon.png Treasure Map Decorative 100 X marks the spot.
Tungsten Chain Icon.png Tungsten Chain Block 0 Tungsten chains, and not the fun kind.
Wicker Support Block Icon.png Wicker Support Block Block 0 A tightly woven wicker material.
Window Lattice Icon.png Window Lattice Block 0 A simple lattice made of wood.
Wood Platform Icon.png Wood Platform Platform 0 A nondescript wood platform.
Wooden Bridge Block Icon.png Wooden Bridge Block Block 0 The wood is very old and creaks in the wind.
Wooden Crate Icon.png Wooden Crate Storage 75 A small wooden crate.
Wooden Crate (small) Icon.png Wooden Crate (small) Storage 15 A mysterious wooden crate.
Wooden Door Icon.png Wooden Door Door 15 A crude wooden door. Not very secure.
Wooden Log Icon.png Wooden Log Block 0 A wooden log. Good for building simple structures.
Wooden Padded Chair Icon.png Wooden Padded Chair Furniture 75 A basic wooden chair.
Wooden Ship Wheel Icon.png Wooden Ship Wheel Decorative 80 Yarrrr, me hearties!
Wooden Support Icon.png Wooden Support Decorative 5 A worn wooden support.
Wooden Table Icon.png Wooden Table Furniture 15 A basic wooden table.
Wooden Toilet Icon.png Wooden Toilet Furniture 35 A wooden toilet.
Wooden Window Icon.png Wooden Window Block 0 A window with wooden panes.


Due to a known issue with the Starbound path-finding API, NPCs are not able to ascend the rear deck of the airship. Several NPCs are spawned onto this deck, but if (or rather, when) they jump down to interact with other crew or objects, they won't be able to jump back up. The affected NPCs include the quartermaster, which can be a problem, because that NPC must return to their spawn point atop the rear deck before they can offer their merchant services to players.

This issue can be fixed by adding wooden platforms as shown in the following image. Take care while placing the platforms, because if you make a mistake and have to pick them back up, you will trigger the stealing game mechanic.

Avian Airship Fix.png


Admin Commands

The name used by the placedungeon command is avianairship, with the usual warning that placing dungeons in worlds using the admin command will overwrite any existing features of the world, and may produce jarring discontinuities.