Out of curiosity, does the player ever learn the city from which the Zephyr departed? Or its destination (which I presume is Tarant)? I could guess at its destination for two reasons. One, a letter on some crash victim's body was meant for a guard at the Vermillion Station in Tarant. Two, I can't think of any other city capable of handling the maintenance of a luxury zeppelin. However, now that I think of it, I can't specifically cite any moment where we know specifically where the Zephyr was bound for. As for the departure point, I have no idea. Given that the player character starts with an absolutely shoddy knowledge of the continent's geography (I mean, his/her topographical knowledge is pretty amazing, knowing where the mountains and rivers and forests are, but his/her knowledge of the political geography is horrible--he can't even name the capital cities and the major ports), I'd say the PC hails from a land VERY, VERY far from the continent, and VERY far removed from world politics (I can say this because, given the tumultuous events that have previously taken place on the continent, anyone even decently versed in world affairs would know of them, and would know of the cities in which they took place).