Julio used it to save the Order of Stick at Elan's request from Tarquin. Feeling uncomfortable with having his apprentice around—since it was the perfect set-up for him to be killed by a villain leading to Elan avenging him—Julio chose to retire and left the ship to his first-mate, Bandana, telling her that her only orders were to take Elan wherever he asked.
The Mechane seems to have the oddity of increased speed when something is at stake, according to Julio Scoundrél.
Since taking the Order of the Stick on board, the Mechane has traveled to Tinkertown and Zenith Peak under Bandana's command. The ship was traveling through Passage Pass to Firmament, when Andi mutinied and took command of the airship.
The Mechane's CrewEdit
- Fidel Secundus, Bandana's father and former helmsman. (No longer with the crew.)
- Lakaita Secundus, Bandana's mother. (No longer with the crew.)
- Beatrix "Bandana" Secundus, Fidel's daughter and acting captain. Former helmsman.
- Felix, the ship's electrical engineer and senior helmsman, and Julio's personal sartorial advisor.
- Andromeda, alias "Andi", the ship's head engineer. Does not have a good relationship with Bandana.
- Carol, uncertain role aboard the ship. She never engages in the operation of the ship, only relaying orders or delivering a warning to the captain.
- Mateo, the ship's junior helmsman.
- Kwesi, the ship's aeronautical engineer, often seen operating the engine controls.
- Ozzie, a bald crewman with a brown mustache and goatee, wearing an apron and fighting with a cutlass (seen in #1062, 1066, 1072, 1074, 1075, 1076).
- A light brownish gray-haired crewmember with a five o'clock shadow (seen in #935, #943, #948, #951, #990, #1028, #1051, #1053, #1060). Referred to in cast lists as "Mechane Crewman with Five O'Clock Shadow".
- A peg-leg crewman (seen in #392, #933, #934, #1028, #1053, #1055, #1060). Referred to in cast lists as "Mechane Crewman with Eyepatch and Pegleg".
- A bald crewman with an eyepatch and a white beard (seen in #935, #948, #950, #952, #1028). Referred to in cast lists as "Mechane Crewman with Eyepatch and Beard".
- A crewman with a facial scar (seen in #392, #933). Referred to in cast lists as "Mechane Crewman with Scar".
- A crewwoman with blond hair in a ponytail (seen in #949, #1060). Referred to in cast lists as "Mechane Crewwoman with Blonde Hair".
- A crewmember with short brown ragged hair and small brown beard (seen in #951, #1028). Referred to in cast lists as "Mechane Crewman with Goatee".
- An elven crewman with dark skin and blond hair (seen in #1053, #1060). Referred to in cast lists as "Elven Mechane Crewman".
- Two crewmen, one dark skinned, one light, who dress as alligators during Elan's training montage (seen in #391).
- A brown-haired male and female who drop alchemist's fire (seen in #392).
- A bald crewmember with an earring on the right ear (seen in #934).
- A crewwoman with long, dark brown, rugged hair (seen in #935).
- A balding crewmember with light brown hair on his temples (seen in #935).
- A crewmember with a red head bandana with light dots and brown hair (seen in #935).
- A crewmember who may be a cleric (appearance in #952).
- Ship's cook, with an orange bandana with light dots and dark hair (seen in #1043).