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Tetrahedron
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on Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:34 pm
In keeping with the new trend of artillery ships all day, 'ere day, here's a Draugr one even though they're not really supposed to do ranged...

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    Preliminary analysis of {Target:Revolution} complete; assigned codename: Arquebus. This vessel appears to be a scarcity among Draugr fleets, making data correlation difficult; we have, of the time of reporting, been unable to attain a sample. When they do appear, it is a support role for a larger Draugr assault force. The Arquebus obviously acts as an artillery weapon ―about half the hull appears to be dedicated to its main weapon― making it a rare long-range Draugr ship.
    Scans obtained during the Battle of Agrian Prime, combined with visual analysis, further marks the Arquebus as an oddity. It has neither large, interchangeable components, nor strong armor ―both Acraenos hallmarks. What it does possess, however, includes large sensor arrays, a large engine banks contributing to impressive acceleration, and an apparent fire control or light command role ―all breaks from standard Acraenos design. It is possible the vessel’s schematics were based on that from another’s clans, but its uniquely-Acraenos shielding pattern and generator design rules this out. It’s also been suggested that the plans were stolen partially or fully from an unknown, previously-victimized race, but there is only circumstantial evidence to support this theory.
    It is impossible to speak of the Arquebus without mentioning its primary feature: the 135-meter-long anti-capital weapon that dominates the entire hull. Analysis of blackbox recordings of ships struck by the weapon indicate is is not dissimilar to a combination of MSI OLEP and PCG Wave-motion weaponry. This device, codenamed the Mimr Weapon, builds up a large charge of nadion-irradiated plasma, which it then propels in a near-superluminal beam towards the target. Previous attempts at such a weapon by Alpha and Beta quadrant powers all met with failure, as the nadions quickly became unstable and dispersed into neutrinos and gamma rays; here, however, the particles are kept stable with a thick tachyon coat, improving range, stability, and hitting power.
    Interestingly, the vessel’s generator seems more tooled towards consistent low output, instead of burst of high-output― what one would expect for an energy-based artillery vessel. Other than to maintain the exceptional shielding and sensors ―both more auxiliary systems than anything else― this design choice seems rather out-of-place. Though the lack of evidence again interferes, it is believed that this is once again due to the ship’s mining role: when out of combat, it is equipped with a much less intense beam to carve through lucrative rocks or asteroids after they’re been towed to a safe location.

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Stats:
-Classification: Artillery vessel-Role: Fire support, fire control, light command-Dimensions:
   • Length: 333 meters
   • Beam: 42 meters
   • Draft: 96 meters
   • Mass: Unknown
-Armaments: 1 Mimr weapon; others dependent on vessel, though primary emphasis generally on AA/PD/anti-corvette weaponry
-Shielding: Dual-layered heavy shielding, of unknown type; strength of at least 75 tJ/JC; unknown ARP
-Armor/Hull:
   • Relatively-advanced Titanium-based load-bearing superstructure
   • Small amount of unknown light composite armor
-Sublight: Four aspion-emission catalyst engines; 7 small leptonic reaction engines; sluggish turning, average speed, good acceleration
-FTL: None observed or recorded
-Sensory/Comms: Relatively powerful sensory and communications suite, details unknown
-Crew; At least 250 Druagar
-Strike Craft: None
-Ammo: Unknown, likely to vary widely
-Assault: Unknown
-Other: N/A

Dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcdoni0krpel9nz/Draugr%20Arquebus.lxf?dl=0

Comments/criticism/questions/concerns are welcome, as always!


Last edited by Tetrahedron on Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:32 pm; edited 1 time in total

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on Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:46 pm
Mmm, I'm definitely seein' the Void Ray, now that you mention it. Razz yeah the dual combat + mining roles are gonna be a pretty consistent theme on Acraenos ships. Thanks! Razz

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Threat 0xZRQ448E - Target codename "Arquebus" 2608007288

Meanwhile, on the chat....
Arik wrote:I'm ready to get back to worldbuilding now... Razz

Tetrahedron wrote:I'm not sure if we should interrupt Ant like this...
He might kill us with his cow bombs

Star-Hunter wrote:"He might kill us with his cow bombs."
I'll take phrases I never thought I'd hear in my lifetime for $500
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on Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:22 pm
This is beautiful, I love it. I feel like you nailed the feel of the Draugr, and specifically clan Acraenos, perfectly with this ship! Well done! Very Happy

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on Wed Dec 02, 2015 3:13 pm
High praise, Dino; thanks! Razz

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Threat 0xZRQ448E - Target codename "Arquebus" 2608007288

Meanwhile, on the chat....
Arik wrote:I'm ready to get back to worldbuilding now... Razz

Tetrahedron wrote:I'm not sure if we should interrupt Ant like this...
He might kill us with his cow bombs

Star-Hunter wrote:"He might kill us with his cow bombs."
I'll take phrases I never thought I'd hear in my lifetime for $500
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