Sep 302016
 

At the Starwerx

Xebec Class
Cargo Freighter

Length 55.0 M
Width 22.5 M
Height: 11.0 M
Verified.

Built primarily for service in the Merchants’ League, the Xebec class cargo freighter is designed for smaller trading operations and/or specialized cargo. Capable of hauling small loads long distances, the vessel is also popular with smaller, independent traders. At 55 meters in length, the vessel’s organic construction is sturdy, quickly repaired, and easily outfitted with a variety of upgrades.

A Xebec displays the standard livery of the Merchant's League.

A Xebec displays the standard livery of the Merchant’s League.

Like many ships of the highly advanced Merchants’ League, the Xebec is built from a combination of numerous alien technologies. The vessel is a living organism. The ship’s hull is an organic exoskeleton strong enough to withstand the extreme conditions of interstellar space and when damaged, can rapidly self-repair. The Xebec also possesses a high-level intelligence capable of learning and adapting. The Xebec’s organic, neural intelligence network provides it with the autonomy necessary for strategy and self-preservation.

A Xebec of House Monato.

A Xebec of House Monato.

While the ship’s command center is considered cramped, with vertical seating for officers, the living quarters are spacious and comfortable. On board accommodations allows a traveling merchant to entertain and negotiate deals with buyers and sellers directly from the comfort of his or her own ship.

Deck plan of the Xebec

Deck plan of the Xebec


A Xebec displays variation of the Merchant's League livery.

A Xebec displays variation of the Merchant’s League livery.

While the Merchant’s League livery of scarlet and gold is widely recognized, many of the more well-known trade houses customize their ships with their own colors and insignias. Brightly colored Xebecs are found in most trade ports across the galaxy.

Aft view of a Xebec in the service of House Kyinato.

Aft view of a Xebec in the service of House Kyinato.

The Condottier Guard, the Merchant’s League defense force, often use Xebecs as patrol boats. Cavernous cargo areas are typically replaced with weapon stations and hard points fitted with turrets, sensors, or shield generators. Such variants are typically deployed in orbital defense or as convoy escorts.

An armed Xebec of the Condottier Guard.

An armed Xebec of the Condottier Guard.


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.

“At the Starwerx” gives readers insight into what goes on at the Starwerx and provides an overview of the spacecraft found in the Starjump video game.


Disclaimer: Images depicted in this post are high-quality 3D renders and not in-game assets. With the game still in development, details are likely to change.