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The Large Exploration Ship is a massive airship outfitted with ballistae and a hunting gong similar to the ones found on dragonships in MH3 / MH3U. It was commissioned by the Elder Dragon Research Group and the Mezeporta Caravan group to explore uncharted land to investigate reports and rumors of violent attacks on airships by what was a unknown Elder Dragon now known as Shantien. Hunters fight this elder dragon upon the ship’s topside deck, where they can fully utilize the ship’s defenses to aid in defeating it.
The airship features infinite ballista shots without requiring a hunter to physically hold the ammo in their inventory.
During a fight to the death with Shantien, the ship will be partly destroyed and crash land in an unknown volcanic area. Luckily, the camp remains intact.