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[[caption-width-right:350:Welcome aboard the [[CoolAirship Calliope]].]]

Distance, formerly known as Sky's the Limit, is a hybrid SteamPunk and AgeOfExploration roleplay on GaiaOnline. It was originally created in June 2010 by -xx Cheshire D u S K and Lewmu, and it is now run solo by the latter. The new version was released in May, 2012, and has been running strong ever since. The in character thread can be found [[http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/barton-town/s-ys-e-ic-o-a/t.64680997/ here]] and the out of character thread is [[http://www.gaiaonline.com/forum/barton-ooc/s-ys-e-ooc-p14/t.70395043/ here]].

The island country of Romalia originally developed steam technology at the turn of the century to accommodate the massive increase in population, but two discoveries would change the lives of Romalians forever. First, the development of steam-powered airships opened the door to exploration abroad into foreign lands like Kakarou and Gulphi. Second, while digging a foundation in the capital, workers unearthed the gigantic and mysterious [[MineralMacguffin Water Diamond]]. After its discovery, scientists found out that unlike other islands, Romalia was a free floating island that was locked in place by this artifact. Since then, the Water Diamond was placed behind maximum security in its cavern. The Romalian citizens felt secure that the Water Diamond was under close guard.

In the year 1427, the Water Diamond disappeared from its heavily guarded cavern. Some say it was the work of military mutineers, and others believe it was the work of SkyPirates. As the country sunk gradually into the treacherous ocean, Romalia's government drafted every available airship to find it, equipping each with a capable crew and sending them on their way. The story follows the luxury airship [[CoolAirship Calliope]] and her [[RagtagBunchOfMisfits crew]] on a seemingly impossible journey to save Romalia. The newest version, [[DarkerandEdgier Distance]] weaves this conflict into a war between the known world's most powerful countries.

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!! This roleplay contains examples of:
* ArcWords: "The Sky's the Limit." A [[ShoutOut throwback]] to the former roleplay series, Sky's the Limit.
* CoolAirship: The Calliope.
* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: Shaping out to be this way.
* MineralMacguffin: The Water Diamond.
* SkyPirates
* SteamPunk