The Maiden of War is an Ambition-class cruiser currently serving the Katheit dynasty under Gloriana Katheit. It is featured in the Risks of the Expanse campaign.
History of the ShipEdit
Originally raised as St. Drusus' Lament in the orbital shipyards of Battlefleet Calixis, a Lunar class cruiser. Gifted to a newly minted Admiral, the ship was to head a new patrol fleet around the entrance to the Koronus expanse. After months of dry runs, the ship finally set off for Copernicus Depot in the Drusus Marches. It never arrived. A recon patrol found the hulk of the ship adrift in space, burned from the inside out in such a fashion that hardly anything was left. It was confirmed lost with all hands, and the cause of death is still a focus of study for the Adeptus Mechanicus in the region.
Enterprising old man that he is, Lord Katheit offered to purchase the hulk, such that the Imperium would still see some profit from its endeavor. They agreed, and for 20 years Lord Katheit dry docked the hull in the shipyards of the Lathe worlds. The Mechanicus, eager to study and to fix, painstakingly brought the ship back to life. Built for the specifications of a Rogue Trader rather than the Imperial Navy it was gifted with large, arched stained-glass windows and beautiful vista views. Due to the mysterious nature of the original ship's demise, and the piety & paranoia of Lord Katheit, a great statue of St Drusus was erected to house the gellar field generators. Gilded wards were hand painted along the prow as signs of devotion. Christened Maiden of War, the final touch of the ship is an ivory statue affixed to the prow of a naked warrior woman holding a spear & shield.
- Discovered the planet blue ice, renamed Kakigori, which houses an ancient archeotech power reactor
Crew of the Maiden of War Main Crew Captain - Gloriana Katheit First Mate - Octavius Attelus Chief Explorator - Siegmund Vex Principle Navigator - Markus Saliah Ship's Confessor - Redeem Thyself, the Twice Confirmed Bridge Crew Ship Master - Chief Warrant Officer 1st Lt. BØrs (Boers from here on out) Vox Master - Warrant Officer 2nd. Lt 'Cally' Callifora Watch Master - Officially Comm. Officer 1st Lt. Matthias ,when Matthias is not on station it rotates amongst the senior commissioned officer on deck Ship Commissar - Bertram Grout Master Gunner - 2nd Lt. Werth Master of Arms - Chief Warrant Officer 1st Lt. Barnaby Astropath Majoris - Layona Astropathic Choir - Stephen, Walter, Trishka Ecclesiarchy Liason - Warrant Officer Leading Voidsman Jure Saturn Starboard Batteries Gun Captain 1st Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Sturno Gun Captain 2nd Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Haws Gun Captain 3rd Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Yarrick Gun Captain 4th Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Varro Gun Captain Lance Battery - Chief Petty Officer Harker Midshipmen Starboard: Ensigns Akadia, Zooey, & Quarles Port Batteries Gun Captain 1st Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Lawler Gun Captain 2nd Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Gormann Gun Captain 3rd Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Serkat Gun Captain 4th Sunsear Battery - Chief Petty Officer Zimmermann Gun Captain Lance Battery - Chief Petty Officer Wulfstein Midshipmen Port: Ensigns Proctor, Rodrigo, & Reischsmann Torpedo Decks Master of Ordnance - 1st Lt. Cassk Tube Captain Primaris - Chief Petty Officer Verona Tube Captain Secundus - Chief Petty Officer Ralph Tube Captain Tertius - Chief Petty Officer Bellacor Tube Captain Quartus - Chief Petty Officer Nils Midshipmen - Ensigns Yancy, Hallifax, Lorch, & Welsch Away Team Mission Commander - Comm. Officer 2nd Lt. Ellis Security Chief - Chief Petty Officer Calgar Explorator Liase - Adept DX-193 Ecclesiarchy Liase - Confessor Purity 100 Voidsmen, broken up into security squads & officers detail 100 ratings, parts & labor 50 Mechanicus servitors/low level enginseers/whatever 40 Misc ship personnel - Cooks, techs, etc
Hull: Ambition-class Cruiser
Speed: 5 Detect: +26 Man: +7
Armour: 17 Shield: 2/2 Turret: 2
Space: 64/75 Power: 74/75 Hull: 66/66
Skill: 30 Morale: 93/93 Pop: 100/100
Weapons and Components
Loc Name Rng Crit Str Damage
Pw Gryphonne Torpedo Tube X X 4 As Missile
St Sunsear Laser Battery 9 4 4 1d10+2
St Sunhammer Lance 9 3 1 1d10+3
Pt Sunsear Laser Battery 9 4 4 1d10+2
Pt Sunhammer Lance 9 3 1 1d10+3
Jovian Class 4 Plasma Drive
Miloslav G-616.b Warp Engine Travel time is halved, but roll for encounters every 3 days instead of 5
Warpsbane Hull +10 Navigation (Warp) Tests, on Warp Encounters roll twice, Navigator's pick
Ship Master's Bridge +10 to all BS skill tests, +5 to piloting & navigation
Repulsor Array 2 Void Shield, No penalties to manuevers in certain phenomena
Mark 201.b Auger Array Detection increased by +5
Vitae Pattern Life Sustainer
Salvage Systems Allows for salvage of space hulks, -5 to manoeuvrability
Auto Temple +2 to morale, +150 points to Creed objective, can be deployed planetside
Observation Dome +1 to morale, +50 to exploration objective
Wrothful During combat +1 speed and +7 mnv. Out of combat -1 speed and -5 mnv & detection
Haunted Morale -10, Detection +6, -5 to command tests on enemy hit & runs/boarding.