Xenos Hunters

Velox Venator

BY ORDER OF HIS MOST HOLY MAJESTY THE GOD-EMPEROR OF TERRA

SEQUESTERED INQUISITORIAL DOSSIERS AUTHORISED PERSONS ONLY

CLASSIFICATION: Tertiary Level Intelligence
CLEARANCE: Magenta
ENCRYPTION: Cryptox v 3.5
AUTHOR: Inquisitor Oriel, Ordo Xenos, Internal Prosecution
SUBJECT: Investigation 658-95K
RECIPIENT: Lord Inquisitor Revan Thysser Nuroman, Master of Ordo Xenos, Inquisition High Council Officio, Jericho Reach Sector, Segmentum Ultima

I have concluded my investigation on behalf of our ordo and the rogue trader Arcturus Basilicus, his heir’s ship was indeed being infiltrated by spies working freelance for the great enemy. After I spoke the catechism of abolition and ended the heretic’s life I found the pre-written report to be sent to his masters, I have attached it for your review. Not only does it give us a lead to chase his masters but it also gives us a more in-depth look at Magdalena Basilicus’ ship’s capability.

LOADING ATTACHMENT: . . . . . . .
OPENING

To: [EXPUNGED BY ORDER OF THE INQUISITION]
From: [EXPUNGED BY ORDER OF THE INQUISITION]

Firestorm

Captained by Magdalena Basilicus

Firestorm Frigate “Velox Venator” (Swift Hunter in Low Gothic)

Dimensions: 1.8km long, 0.3 km abeam at fins.
Mass: 6 megatonnes approx.
Crew: 25000 crew approx.
Accel: 4.4 gravities max sustainable.

Built on Cypra Mundi before being extensively modified, this combat vessel is both agile and deadly.

Weapons: A powerful armour-piercing prow mounted lance sits prominently beneath the fore ram. Running along the uppermost deck are the elongated hangers, launch ramps inside allow the crew to scramble void-craft towards the fore, three at a time when needed. Built into the keel are drop pod launch bays allowing multiple pods, including those designed for unmodified humans to be deployed at the same time for planetary assaults.

Unique decks: The deck beneath the hangar is the manufactorum, where void craft are repaired or salvaged and fresh ammunition is prepared for them. Great lift and pulley systems connect the two decks to allow smooth transfer of recently damaged craft and their replacements. This deck rivals even the workshop of a minor magos in scope and rarity of its contents. Buried four decks below the manufactorum is the medicae deck, full of equipment likely to be found in the most expensive hospitals in the Segmentum Solar it also contains quarantine rooms and well stocked cabinets to keep the vessel’s crew in fighting shape.

Command and Control: Set behind the hangar in an elevated position is the adamantium reinforced bridge, the interior of which is filled with fine artwork. Silk battle honors, silver chased sculptures and painted masterpieces depicting famous heroes, battles and iconic events in Imperial history decorate the rooms and walls. Below the bridge, behind but connected to the hangar is the pilots chamber. A private chapel is present so they can prepare their immortal souls for combat, a training sensorium allows risk-free tactic and performance envelope testing and a finely kept ready room helps keep the pilots at their peak performance.

Additional features: On the exterior of the hull gilded gargoyles leer into space, from their open mouths gun turrets protrude, slaved servitors linked via mind-impluse technology allow them to defend the frigate from torpedo and void-craft attack. Additional retro-thrusters add the ships maneuverability while powerful sensors enable this interceptor to spot predators or prey early. The hull of the ship is more interesting however as it is lined with baffling screens and energy diffusers which turn the ship into a hole in the void, allowing it to close into a position to strike or flee when in danger. Safely enclosed within this hull is a highly disciplined crew who work to fulfill their masters will, often by preparing the various barracks set up inside to house regiments of Imperial Guard being transported throughout the Jericho Sector.

The key points you wanted evaluated are here, if you want to rest and the key weaknesses send those 2 million thrones you promised.

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