A flying carpet is a legendary magical carpet that can be used to transport passengers or freight by air. Flying carpets have appeared in numerous works of fantasy literature, beginning with the Arabian Nights.
Flying carpets had been the subject of legend since time immemorial. In popular romance, they could fly through the sky in any direction the driver chose. However, the fact was that mages in Detinan and other kingdoms had only managed to develop carpets that were very limited in mobility; they could only hover a few inches off the ground and travel only on magically designated glideways. During the Detinan Civil War, troops and supplies of both sides were ferried to the front on carpets, and each side sent mages to disrupt the other's glideways.