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Pax Magellanic
Aliases: Ghost Ship of Tau Ceti VI
Pax
Class: Glorious Heritage Class
Registry Designation: Serial No. XMC-1-913
Length: 1301m
Beam: 976m
Draft: 325m
Current Status: Destroyed
Manufacturer: Newport News Orbital Shipyards
Auxiliary Craft:
36 Slipfighters
12 drones
Armor Complement:
4,000 General Utility Android Units
2 Planetfall Defense Bot
Multi-purpose Shipboard Robots
Self-guided Recording Unit
Crew Manifest
Commanding Officer: Warrick
Jill Pearce
Drive Systems
Sub-Light Engines: Navigational Thrusters
Main FTL Engines: Slipstream Core
Offensive Systems
Particle Beam Weapons: Antiproton Cannon
Point Defense Laser
Primary Heavy Weapons systems: Nova bomb
Defensive Systems
Countermeasures: Combat Drones
Basic Defense Systems: High Tension Armor
Ablative Armor
Reactive Armor
Special Defense Systems: Battle Blade
Political & Chronological Information
Era(s): Systems Commonwealth
The Fall of the Systems Commonwealth
Long Night
New Systems Commonwealth
Faction: Systems Commonwealth
Navy: High Guard

OverviewEdit

The Pax Magellanic was a Glorious Heritage Class vessel, serial number XMC-1-913 constructed in the Newport News Orbital Shipyards above Earth. Captain Warrick, and then Lieutenant Jill Pearce were its final commanders. The first of its line, her sister Artificial Intelligence's considered the Pax to be the eldest of all the Glorious Heritage Class warships. Originally, her nickname was Maggie, but she later altered this nickname along with her avatar's appearance to Jill. ("The Mathematics of Tears")

HistoryEdit

During her long years of service, Magellanic saved Princess Sukarhit from a Magog attack on her first mission, receiving honors from both the Vedran Empress and the Triumvirate.

During the Nietzschean Rebellion, the Magellanic was dispatched to the Herodotus system to reinforce and assist General Sky Falls in Thunder. Captain Warrick and his Lancers were disbatched to the planet but were quickly overwhelmed. In response more crewman from the Magellanic rallied to battle dropping planetside until the Pax had virtually no crew left. To avoid the Magellanic's capture, Warrick ordered the Artificial Intelligence to self-destruct. However, the Pax couldn't believe this coming from one she loved, seeing it as a betrayal. Despondent, she ejected her Slipstream Core, incinerating the planet and everyone on it. Without her FTL travel capability and main engines damaged she was left isolated in the debris of the destroyed planet. The Artificial Intelligence then made android copies of most of the original crew, using the ship's medical logs to recreate them hoping to remedy her loneliness and gain a crew to operate and maintenance her facilities.

During the Long Night, the Magellanic became known as the "Ghost Ship of Tau Ceti 6". The ship apparently became feared as every salvage ship that went to look for it disappeared leaving only a warning: "It glitters like gold, but if you see it, you never come back." The rumor occasionally gave Seamus Harper the creeps.

After 300 years of confinement in the singularity of a black hole, the Andromeda Ascendant arrived in the system with Captain Hunt and his crew, who hoped to salvage the ship so that his cause to resurrect the Systems Commonwealth would have another powerful warship. However, after the crew discovered Jill's secret and, the Magellanic began attacking them with her androids and they were forced to flee the ship. The Magellanic then started to fire on Andromeda, and when the Andromeda returned fire, Jill intentionally lowered her Antiproton Cannons and her other defenses so that she would be inadvertently destroyed by her sister ship. It was Jill's way of escaping her painful history. ("The Mathematics of Tears")

TriviaEdit

  • The Magellanic may have been named after the Magellanic Cloud and/or the battles fought in it. "Pax", meaning "Peace" in Latin, could also refer to one of the ideals behind the ship; peace. Taken a step further, if "Magellanic" is taken as referring to the famous explorer Ferdinand Magellan and his circumnavigation of Earth, it may be said that "Pax Magellanic" could mean "World Peace" which in turn could be an ideal behind the Systems Commonwealth, peace for all.
  • Ship names that refer to peace.

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 · Andromeda Ascendant  · Continuation of Politics  · Crimson Sunrise  · Lancers Hope  · Magellan Melrow  · Midian Breach  · Million Voices  · Pax Magellanic  · Salient Debate  · The Fires of Orion  · Vanguard  ·
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