Though the sylph are unable to fully comprehend their scavenged technology, it would be unfair to call them poor engineers. One vocation in particular at which the sylph excel is plumbing; Llyri’s ash-free status is achieved in no small part through Erj’s most impressive and elaborate system of pipes and ducts, which serve to naturally funnel ash out of the city, as well as keep its citizen’s homes comfortably climate-controlled—a pleasant bonus, given Erj’s perennially oppressive temperatures.

Then there is perhaps the sylph’s most impressive technological achievement, the Templar armour. While the ash filter is powered, the armour proper is not; the mobility of Templar armour, and the additional strength it grants its wearer, is achieved through little but a complex array of cables, wheels and cylinders of compressed air.