Aug 202016
 

At the Starwerx

The starwerx is the busiest area of any colony, orbital station, or capital ship. The flight decks and repair facilities constantly see activity. At any given moment, a variety of spacecraft are coming, going, in repair, or being upgraded. Should you require the services of a spacer or tech, you will find them at the Starwerx.

With this in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give you, the player, some insight into what goes on at the Starwerx. This new column, “At the Starwerx” gives readers an overview of the spacecraft found in the Starjump video game.

Cruiser Class
Long-Range Craft

Length 110 M
Width 30.5 M
Height: 16 M

The Vanouri Cruiser is a self-sufficient long-range ship capable of independent operations. Originally designed for system defense, these vessels are also used for scientific, diplomatic, or clandestine missions. An advanced design, the Cruiser requires an experienced and highly-trained crew for optimal efficiency.

The design — like that of many Vanouri ships — has long, graceful lines. However, the Cruiser needed a more aggressive look. The sleek nose of a shark would serve as inspiration for the cruiser’s distinctive shape.

A sleek design, the Cruiser’s silhouette captures it’s long lines.

The long lines of this sleek design are seen in the Cruiser’s silhouette.

 
With six sections, the Cruiser has many options for customization. Cargo, Medical, Science, and Weapon bays are all useful options that will allow the Cruiser to perform it’s intended role.

Three open bays allow for customization.

Three open bays allow for customization.

 
The Cruiser’s transit drive, utilizing the gravatic propulsion of Vanouri technology, allows this sleek craft to outrun and out maneuver most vessels of it’s own size or larger. Many missions to which the Cruiser is assigned require the speed that this ship is known for.

Vanouri gravatics provide a high thrust-to-weight ratio.

Vanouri gravatics provide a high thrust-to-weight ratio.

 
Standard weapon configuration on the Cruiser include an externally mounted large particle cannon and a turreted pair of small particle cannons. Together these primary weapon systems make for a lethal combination and provide the Cruiser with both offensive and defensive capabilities.

Hardpoint particle cannons make the Cruiser a formidable opponent.

Hardpoint particle cannons make the Cruiser a formidable opponent.

 
Versatile and prized, the Vanouri Cruiser is found throughout the galaxy. These ships serve in a variety of roles, seeing fleet service in system defense and escort duties, and also in smaller missions, carrying valuable passengers and cargo to distant stars.

Vanouri traders proudly display their tribe's symbol.

Vanouri traders proudly display their tribe’s symbol.

 
Note:
This cruiser is an advanced design and is not immediately available to players.

 

A pirate cruiser stalks the trade routes.

A pirate cruiser stalks the trade routes.