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Human

The Flying Dutchman

Thuranin Star-Carrier class transport ship commandeered by the Merry Band of Pirates.[1] There have been a number of occaisions that she had been badly damaged and needed major repairs and refits.[2][3] The Dutchman received an upgrade by Skippy after using wormholes to slice apart a Maxolhx heavy cruiser. The Dutchman was undergoing maintenance when the Achakai attacked Earth.[4] She is currently on her fourth iteration.[5]

The Flower

A Kristang frigate, the "Heavenly Morning Flower of Glorious Victory", that was the first ship captured by the Merry Band of Pirates during their first mission. Sergeant Yu Qishan sacrificed him life for mission success before the last Kristang alive could destroy the ship by breaching the reactor containment.[1] She was cannibalized to repair the Dutchman.[3]

The Yu Qishan

A Kristang troop transport ship, "The Ever Long Remembrance Of Khost Flacronda Who Served With Ultimate Honor", that was used to subjugate Earth when the Kristang still held the planet. After it's original Kristang crew was killed, it came under the control of the Merry Band of Pirates and renamed the Yu Qishan in honor of Sergeant Yu Qishan, who sacrificed himself to prevent a Kristang from destroying The Flower's reactor.[6] She was destroyed when the Maxolhx ordered the Bosphuraq and Thuranin to attack Earth.[7]

The Unity (The Dagger)

Another Kristang troop transport ship, the "Ice Cold Dagger to the Heart", that belonged to the Blood Fang clan of the Kristang but overtaken by Achakai mercenary warriors when they came out of hibernation. It was ultimately captured by the Merry Band of Pirates during the events of Homefront and added to humanity's small fleet. The name was shortened to simply The Dagger when it was acquired by humanity.[4] The Dagger was officially renamed Unity.[8] She was destroyed when the Maxolhx ordered the Bosphuraq and Thuranin to attack Earth.[7]

Valkyrie

A heavily modified Maxolhx Extinction-class battlecruiser that was put together by Skippy after using wormholes to slice apart two Maxolhx Extinction-class battlecruisers. By using pieces from the Maxolhx ships, Skippy ensures that the Valkyrie was the most powerful warship possessed by anyone in the galaxy.[5]

UNN Fleet

The United Nations Navy Fleet is a collection of old, Jeraptha ships acquired in a technology trade and by more nefarious means. The Fleet is comprised of sixty-five ships and two support stations. The ships were undergoing upgrades at FOB Jaguar (Jiayuguan), formerly known as Club Skippy and at Ragnar Anchorage Station.[7]

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All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

Ruhar

All Ship Names are approximate translations to English

Frigates

Dol Tershanna
The Tershanna was a Ruhar frigate that was assigned to the support force for the Alien Legion at Feznako.[10]

Mem Hertall
The Hertall was part of the Ruhar Gehtanu Task Force.[6]
She was assigned, along with the Tolen Grathur and the Toman, to scout the system for hidden Kristang vessels remaining after the Pradassis Task Force was escorted away from Gehtanu.[11]

Sas Dalandu
The Dalandu was part of the Ruhar Gehtanu Task Force.[6]

Tolen Grathur
The Grathur was part of the Ruhar Gehtanu Task Force.[6]
She was assigned, along with the Mem Hertall and the Toman, to scout the system for hidden Kristang vessels remaining after the Pradassis Task Force was escorted away from Gehtanu.[11]

Toman
The Toman was assigned, along with the Mem Hertall and the Tolen Grathur, to scout the system for hidden Kristang vessels remaining after the Pradassis Task Force was escorted away from Gehtanu.[11]

Destroyers

City of Fah Lentan
The Lentan was part of the Ruhar Gehtanu Task Force.[6]

City of MecMurro
The MecMurro was part of the Ruhar Gehtanu Task Force.[6]

City of Revlikka
The Revlikka was a Ruhar destroyer that was assigned to the support force for the Alien Legion at Feznako.[10]

City of Sandeppe
The Sandeppe was assigned to a Ruhar training exercise involving the Mavericks, Verd-kris and Ruhar Cadets.[12]

City of Verland
The Verland was the command destroyer of the Ruhar support force for the Alien Legion at Feznako.[10]

City of Wyl Chidah
The Chidah was called the Wild Child by the Mavericks. She was assigned to Alien Legion's operation to evacuate Jellaxico.[13]

Ruh Tostella
The Tostella was called the Toaster by the Mavericks. The decommissioned destroyer was converted into a training ship. She was assigned to a Ruhar training exercise involving the Mavericks, Verd-kris and Ruhar Cadets.[12]

Light Cruisers

City of Fantoori
The Fantoori, in her original assignment to Feznako had been simple; raid military facilities on the planet, and destroy enemy ships when possible, at minimal risk to her small task force. The objective was to tie up Kristang ships, so they could not cause mischief elsewhere.[10]

Heavy Cruisers

Warshon
The Warshon was one of three heavy cruisers assigned to support the Alien Legion during hazard clean up duties around the asteroid belt near Feznako in the Tunanbey system.[12]

Battleships

Voltana
The Voltana was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked with supporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Battlecruisers

Amadur
The Amadur was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked with supporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Del Tularus
The Tularus was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked wwith suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Illuniasus
The Illuniasus was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked wwith suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Kostigan
The Kostigan was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked wwith suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Ruh Gastalo
The Gastalo was the Flagship of the Ruhar Gehtanu Task Force.[6]

Assault Carriers

Dal Turnaden
The Turnaden was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked wwith suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Ras Howlert
The Howlert was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked wwith suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Tig Mecdunnue
The Mecdunnue was called the Big Mac by the Mavericks. She was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked wwith suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld). It was the ship that Lieutenant Colonel Emily Perkins and the Mavericks were aboard, although the Mavericks team had been spilt up between several dropships.[13]

Tol Brandaru
The Brandaru was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked wwith suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Url Mecadonn
The Mecadonn was called the Old McDonald by the humans on board. She was part of the Ruhar 7th Fleet under Admiral Kune's command and tasked with suporting the Alien Legion above Stiglord (Squidworld). It was the ship Major General Jeff Ross of the Alien Legion and his headqauarters staff were aboard.[13]

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All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

Kristang

All Ship Names are approximate translations to English

Frigates

Battle of Azjakanda
The Azjakanda was a very old frigate gifted to the Achakai from the Ruhar. She was assigned to Admiral Jet-au-Bes Kekrando's Achakai attack fleet.[13]

Every Day is a Good Day to Die in Battle
The Good Day was part of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force.[6]

To Seek Glory In Battle is Glorious
The Glory was part of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force. She was an important Kristang asset in the conflict around the planet Pradassis.[6]

We Seek Vengeance for Those Brave Warriors Lost at the Battle of Taanab
The Taanab was a Kristang Swift Arrow clan frigate that had been parked in low orbit above Feznako and flown only a few times a year.[6]

Destroyers

Battle of Hungorastad
The Hungorastad was a stolen Wurgalan destroyer re-purposed by the Achakai. She was assigned to Admiral Jet-au-Bes Kekrando's Achakai attack fleet.[13]

Battle of Lithoria Gundo
The Lithoria Gundo was a stolen Wurgalan destroyer re-purposed by the Achakai. She was the Flagship of Admiral Jet-au-Bes Kekrando's Achakai attack fleet.[12]

Battle of Nageratus
The Nageratus was a stolen Wurgalan destroyer re-purposed by the Achakai. She was assigned to Admiral Jet-au-Bes Kekrando's Achakai attack fleet.[13]

Final Crushing Blow to the Enemy’s Spirit
The "Crushing Blow" was an old Morta-class destroyer that was transporting Keepers of the Faith.[12]

Our Enemies Will Regret Their Arrogance
The Arrogance was part of the five ship Kristang task force under Commodore Jet-au-Bes Kekrando's command over Feznako.[6]

We Are Proud To Follow The Shining Example Of Combat Rifleman Tuut-uas-Val Kedwala
The Kedwala was part of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force.[6]

We Are Proud To Follow The Shining Example of Warrior Pilot Austenval Pentat
The Pentat was part of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force.[6]

We Are Proud To Honor Clan Sub-Leader Bell-den-Oosh Vikran Who Inspires Us Every Day
The Vikran was part of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force.[6]

We Are Proud To Honor Clan Sub-Leader Rash-au-Tal Vergent Who Inspires Us Every Day
The Vergent was part of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force.[6]

We Will Show No Mercy To Our Dishonorable Foes
The No Mercy was part of the five ship Kristang task force under Commodore Jet-au-Bes Kekrando's command over Feznako.[10]

Light Cruisers

A Fearless Warrior's Honor Is His Greatest Weapon
The Fearless was part of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force.[6]

Heavy Cruisers

None Can Stand Against Us
The Stand was intended to be used to get the two remaining Kristang Fire Dragon clan leaders from Kobamik to safety.[14]

Battle Cruisers

He Who Pushes Aside Fear Shall Always Be Victorious
The Victorious was Flagship of the Kristang Pradassis Task Force.[6]

Gallery

All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

Thuranin

All Ship Names are approximate translations to English

Star Carriers

Unknown Designation
Thuranin ships have alphanumerical designations rather than names.

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All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

Bosphuraq

All Ship Names are approximate translations to English

Battlecruisers

Regent of Kallistah
The Kallistah was an Imperial battlecruiser which led the attack on the Jeraptha technology demonstrator, Rock-Solid And Suspiciously Convenient Alibi, and its support ships.[7]

Heavy Cruisers

Battle of Tashamabung
The Tashamabung was an Imperial heavy cruiser which was the command ship of the Joint Task Group Funandeng assigned to patrol the captured Jeraptha planet Funandeng.[15]

Jeraptha

All Ship Names are approximate translations to English

Troop Transports

We Avoid Temptation But It Keeps Finding Us
The Temptation was a Jeraptha ship used to transport over three-hundred UNEF civilians to Paradise.[7]

Light Cruisers

Sucker Punch
The Sucker Punch was assigned to the Jeraptha Mighty 98th Fleet commanded by Admiral Gost-Ren Tashallo at the Nubrentia system.[13]

Never Tell Me The Odds
The Odds was attached to the Jeraptha Mighty 98th Fleet and involved in the battle near the Glark system.[14]

Heavy Cruisers

All-In
The All-In was assigned to the Jeraptha Mighty 98th Fleet commanded by Admiral Gost-Ren Tashallo at the Nubrentia system.[13]

Come Over Here and Say That Again
The Come Over Here was assigned to the Jeraptha Mighty 98th Fleet commanded by Admiral Gost-Ren Tashallo at the Nubrentia system.[13]

Fast Battleships

How’d That Work Out For You?
The How'd That Work was assigned to the Jeraptha Mighty 98th Fleet commanded by Admiral Gost-Ren Tashallo at the Battle of Glark[14] and the Battle of Nubrentia.[13]

I am Aching To Give Somebody A Beat-Down And Today Is YOUR Lucky Day
The Beat-Down was the Flagship of the Jeraptha Mighty 98th Fleet commanded by Admiral Gost-Ren Tashallo at the Battle of Glark[14] and the Battle of Nubrentia.[13]

You Should See The Last Guy Who Tried That Shit
The Last Guy was assigned to the Jeraptha Mighty 98th Fleet commanded by Admiral Gost-Ren Tashallo at the Battle of Glark[14] and the Battle of Nubrentia.[13]

Battlecruisers

You Want A Piece Of This?
The Piece Of This was the Flagship of the Jeraptha 67th Fleet commanded by Admiral Sashell at the Battle of Glark.[14]

RGS Commandant Virelus
Formerly known as the Is that All You've Got?, The Virelus is an obsolete battlecruiser and was the Flagship of the Jeraptha Regional Patrol. It was stolen by the ECO and given to the humans.[15]

Star Carriers

Deal Me In
The Deal Me In was a Jeraptha star carrier, assigned to a training excercise that involved the Mavericks.[12]

Sure Thing
The Sure Thing is a civilian-owned, heavily modified, Jeraptha cargo carrier operated by the married couple, Vencerientu Gumbano and Ammarie Viso. It is in heavy disrepair and running on borrowed time due to gambling debts owed by Gumbano and Viso.[12]

You Should Have Thought Of That Before We Left Home
The You Should Have was a Jeraptha star carrier, assigned to ferry the troop transport We Avoid Temptation But It Keeps Finding Us containing over three-hundred UNEF civilians to Paradise.[7]

Specialized Ethics and Compliance Office (ECO) Ships

Stealth Frigates

I'm As Shocked As You Are
The I'm Shocked participated in the raid on a Wurgalan boneyard to obtain ships for the raid on Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

It Was Like That When We Got Here
The Like That participated in the raid on a Wurgalan boneyard to obtain ships for the raid on Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

We Were Never Here
The Never Here participated in the raid on a Wurgalan boneyard to obtain ships for the raid on Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Will Do Sketchy Things
The Sketchy Things participated in the raid on a Wurgalan boneyard to obtain ships for the raid on Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Stealth Light Cruisers

Rock-Solid And Suspiciously Convenient Alibi
The Alibi was a modified Trifecta-class light cruiser used to send a Trojan Horse to the Bosphuraq. It was one of three technology demonstrators. The other two were Back-Stabber class vessels.[7]

Stealth Heavy Cruisers

Time Off For Bad Behavior
The Time Off is an Ethics and Compliance Office stealth Heavy Cruiser and Flagship of Captain Uhtavio "Big Score" Scorandum that was at the planet Tohmaran to observe the Ruhar Alien Legion assisting the Kristang Swift Arrow Clan to take the planet from the Bright Claws Clan.[7]

Stealth Battleships

Out On Bail
The Out On Bail participated in the raid on a Wurgalan boneyard to obtain ships for the raid on Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Parole Violation
The Parole Violation participated in the raid on a Wurgalan boneyard to obtain ships for the raid on Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Plausible Deniability
The Plausible Deniability participated in the raid on a Wurgalan boneyard to obtain ships for the raid on Stiglord (Squidworld).[13]

Gallery

All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

Maxolhx

All Ship Names are approximate translations to English

Patrol Cruisers

Vortan
The Vortan was the Maxolhx patrol cruiser that was investigating the mystery "Bosphuraq" ship that broke an Elder wormhole[16] and errant wormhole behavior near Earth. Her crew discovered the Broomstick wormhole.[8]

Light Cruisers

Rathnux-att-Kal
The Rathnux was one of the two light cruisers sent to the Gateway wormhole near Earth.[5]

Heavy Cruisers

Telaxion
The Telaxion was the command ship for Blockade Force Three, charged with blockading the Gateway wormhole leading to Earth.[8]

Battlecruisers

Arvoxita
The Arvoxita was a Vengeance-class battlecruiser and the Flagship of the Wormhole Task Force Valkyrie faces down at Earth.[8]

Rexakan
The Rexakan was a battlecruiser attached to Blockade Force Three charged with blockading the Gateway wormhole leading to Earth.[5]

Gallery

All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

Rindhalu

All Ship Names are approximate translations to English

Cruisers

Sword of Anacleon
The Anacleon was assigned to discover where the supposedly stolen Jeraptha ships were going.[7]

Battleships

Hammer of Epthelion
The Epthelion was sent to Garshamel, the hub for Jeraptha fleet operations in the sector, to inform the Jeraptha to not pursue any alliance with the humans.[7]

Spear of Rantaloss
The Rantaloss was sent to meet the Jeraptha ECO ship Will Do Sketchy Things, to investigate the destruction of the supposedly stolen Jeraptha fleet that was originally inteded for traded to the humans.[15]

Fast Battleships or Fast Cruisers

Unknown Name
The Rindhalu battlecruiser, or perhaps a fast battleship, five times the mass of the Maxolhx patrol cruiser Vortan, was not merely a slow gun platform. It was a sleek arrowhead shape, a wedge with a flattened aft end. From the top and bottom sprouted long, sickle-shaped curving antennas which gave the Rindhalu a tactical advantage in combat. While the Maxolhx had only vague guesses about how they worked, the antennas could create a local effect to cancel a damping field, allowing Rindhalu ships to jump away even when trapped in a damping effect. Maxolhx tactics called for ships to rapidly close with the enemy to increase the strength of the damping, and multiple ships should target one of the enemy. The current theory was that the antennas created a very local area of especially flat spacetime, but the effect was so localized, it could not be verified.[5]

Gallery

All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

Elders

Unknown Type / Unknown Name
Little is known about Elder ships. The only encounters have been with ships that had crashed and/or were destroyed millions of years ago.

Gallery

All Art created by R.p. Callahan[9]

References

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