A cloud construct is any cloud-aspect madra construct. Commonly, they feed off of the user's own madra to fly on vital aura; the higher the madra's quality, the faster it travels. They typically take on the appearance as that of a colorful cloud, ranging in size from single-person transports to carrying houses to ones capable of supporting entire cities.
"Thousand-Mile Cloud" refers to a variety of smaller cloud constructs, typically ones intended for individual use. Wei Shi Lindon and Yerin used one taken from the Heaven's Glory School's Lesser Treasure Vault to escape Sacred Valley.
Larger constructs are referred to as cloudships. They bear a similar appearance to Thousand-Mile Clouds, though often possess more flight bindings than their smaller counterpart, and usually carry a permanent structure on top. Rather than being fed directly from the user, cloudships have their pilots filter madra through a control panel, funneling the madra to various bindings for them. If fueled with madra or aura of cloud or wind aspect, these bindings will eventually decay; aura-gathering scripts are used to combat this.
Cloudships are a common method of long-distance transportation for wealthier factions such as House Arelius and the Akura clan. The Ninecloud Court provided a customized cloudship to winners of the first round of the 18th Uncrowned King Tournament.
Notable cloud constructs
- Sky's Mercy, the cloudship used by the Blackflame branch of the Arelius family
- Stormrock, floating city and headquarters of the Skysworn
- The imperial cloudship, owned by Naru Huan
- Windfall, Lindon and Yerin's joint prize from the first round of the Uncrowned King Tournament