the 8 spider said:
in lure of the expanse in one planet they described moving cities. i was wondering if they are walking cities like ambulon or like leviathan. more importantly does any one have a idea about a sealed moving city without imperial systeme (ministorum, tech priest arbites ...) a city free of the obscurantisme could look like?
The land-ships of Zayth? Each is wholey unique now, though what they once looked like is up in the air somewhat. I don't think they quite matched Ambulon; I picture massive structures Below are some of the highlights of their description:
"From a distance a land-ship looks not unlike an imperial hive... At its base, behind a billowing cloud of ash and dust, legs, tracks and suspensor arrays can be glimpsed, holding the mighty structure aloft... There is nothing in the Imperial arsenal that completely compares to a land-ship... more than one traveller from the Imperium has commented that it is as if a light cruiser had landed and sprouted legs."
There are some remnants and allegories of Imperial doctrine within the land-ships. As to what something without Imperial influences would look like; either itself or its infrastructure/society, it could look like whatever you wanted it to look like.
But, in all honesty, I think the land-ships are much larger than a Leviathan command carrier, but smaller than Ambulon. Hard to say though.