Fortune Favours The Bold
The flagship of House Fortuna, a Light Cruiser
Class: Light Cruiser
Dimensions: 4.5 km long, 0.5 km abeam approx.
Mass: 20 megatonnes approx.
Crew: 60,000 crew, approx.
Accel: 4.3 gravities max sustainable acceleration
BS bonus: +10 (5 from Bridge, 5 from History)
Void Shields: 1
Hull Integrity: 60
Crew Population: 100/100
Crew: Competent (30)
Turret Rating: 1
Weapon Capacity: Prow 1, Starboard 1, Port 1
Space: 60 (58 used)
Power: 60 (60 used)
Modified Jovian Class 3 Drive, Strelov 1 Warp Engine, Gellar Field, Single Void Shield, Vitae Pattern Life Sustainer, Voidsmen Quarters, Deep-void Augur Array
Armoured Command Bridge (+5 Command, +5 BS), resists Crit dmg on 4 or more
Cargo Bay & Lighter Hold, Augmented Retro-thrusters, Armour plating, Observation Dome, Trophy Room, Barracks
Armaments and Ordnance
Titan Forge Lance (Prow): (Str: 1, Dam 1d10+4, Crit: 3, Range 6)
Mars Pattern Macrobattery (Port): (Str: 6, Dam 1d10+2, Crit: 5, Range 6)
Mars Pattern Macrobattery (Starboard): (Str: 6, Dam 1d10+2, Crit: 5, Range 6)
Complications and Special Rules
Martial Hubris (+5 BS, -15 to flee)
+50 Trade/Criminal from Cargo Bay
+50 Exploration from Obs Dome
+50 Trade/Criminal/Exploration from Trophy room
+100 Military from Barracks, also +20 to Hit & Run attacks
Vengance Rising served the God-Emperor of Man for over two thousand years. Used throughout the Angevin Crusade, the heavily-modified light crusier was granted as a prize to Admiral Fortuna along with his Warrant of Trade in 811.M39. An ancient relic of technology, the only testament to her origins lies in the Jovian Shipyard seal inscribed into her archaic brass name-plate.
Designed as a long range patrol vessel, she was recovered with an unknown pattern of plasma drive and advanced cogitators of near-heretical design. Such archeotech serves to make the criuser a powerful, if dangerous, ship, and kilometers of conduit and electro-crete plating serve to cool her over-powered reactors and augment the baroque augers and targeting matrixes fitted to her ancient hull.
Despite the efforts of the Fortuna Dynasty in claiming the ship as their own, Vengance Rising still bears the scars of centuries of service and strikes fear into the hearts of those who have witnessed her in service to the Imperial Navy.
Now outside the bounds of Imperial Space, Vengance Rising serves as a vicious bird of prey, her machine-spirit awakening once more to the spectre of war and the hunt, the melancholy of centuries spent bound buy the rules of war, consumed by a rising cholera of martial pride.