For the Fallen
OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: An ancient vessel of great value.
- Image Source: Kresimir Jelusic
- Canon Link: N/A
- Permissions: N/A
- Primary Source: N/A
- Manufacturer: The Tlönian species (extinct)
- Affiliation: Darkwire
- Model: The Jubal Shore Derelict
- Production: Unique
- Material: Ancient alien alloys comparable to impervium
- Classification: Anti-Starfighter Cruiser
- Length: 600 meters
- Width: 130 meters
- Height: 130 meters
- Armament: Average
- Tlönian energy beams of various sizes
- Defenses: Extreme
- Impervium-equivalent hull
- Tlönian ray shield technology
- Hangar Space: None
- Maneuverability Rating: Average
- Speed Rating: Very High
- Hyperdrive Class: Very Slow (8.0)
- Alien Communications Array
- Alien Sublight Engines and Maneuvering Thrusters
- Alien Hyperdrive
- Alien Life Support Systems
- Alien Navigational Systems
- Alien Repulsorlift Engines
- Alien Weapons
- Alien Sensor Array
- Can Enter Atmosphere and Land
- Advanced Alien Shield Generator
- Outstanding quick-recharge ray shield coverage, even by modern standards.
- Resilient hull plating.
- Great speed.
- A treasure trove of engineering, physics, and society research possibilities.
- Obsolete hyperdrive.
- No particle shielding
- Replacement parts literally impossible to find.
- Does not innately speak any galactic standard programming language known to man.
- Old, crotchety, and probably never 100% functional again (hence the underpowered ratings).
- Everything was built and used by arachnoids, from UI/UX to toilets.
In 860 ABY, a Kubaz refugee ship took a blind jump while escaping the Bryn'adul genocide at Kubindi. Near a fringe world called Jubal Shore, they stumbled on a drifting vessel, cold and silent. The only use they found for it was to barter its location for supplies at Barab. A crew of Barabel pirates headed out to loot it, but fell afoul of the rogue Kubaz academic Skajin var Imret.
Skajin brokered a deal with certain underworld associates, people with Darkwire connections. He traded the fascinating and extremely valuable vessel for much-needed supplies that refugees and insurgents alike could put to more immediate use. In a small concession to selfishness, though, he took a week to look it over himself and take scans that he would later share with trusted xenological colleagues across the galaxy.
The Jubal Shore derelict was a Tlönian battlecruiser, huge for its era (circa 6200 BBY). Though the Mandalorians would not pillage the first Basilisk warmount droids for another two thousand years, they used small, aggressive individual vehicles in their genocide of the arachnoid Tlönians. The Tlönians built this cruiser to fight such vehicles. Its shield technology, a Tlönian specialty, was not enough to save it from the weight of Mandalorian numbers.
Seven thousand years later, when the Kubaz discovered it, the Jubal Shore derelict looked almost pristine on the outside. Apparently the Mandalorians flew up the engine vents, suffering huge losses from the powerful drives, and tore the Tlönians apart in boarding action. Freeze-dried Tlönian and Mandalorian corpses, including Taung, littered the cold halls. One of Skajin's colleagues translated a record that a Tlönian scratched on the bridge viewport with a beskar knife:
<We were the last of our kind. I steer our grave afar so our murderers will never know whether we survived. To them, let us always be watching.>