Civilian shipyards archive
Arcturus incorporated is a relatively old company that had originally produced civilian vessels with high levels of quality and safety, after a few years of quite average buisness, one of the minor unlisted factions had gotten word of their quality and asked for a few samples. In the end Arcturus Inc. was contracted by the factions policeforce, and had henceforth licenses to produce policing vessels.
At this point their income rose considerably as they had not only gotten a, at least for them, major contract but were also suggested to several other minor factions.
In the current age Arcturus Inc. has completely dropped it´s civilan ship production and has contracts with a large variety of minor factions and colonies throughout the sector and even a few beyond it. It´s shares are held by the contracted factions to ensure equality in services and to prevent that the company is bought by other bigger ones.
The safety standards of Arcturus Inc. have stayed high ever since and they specialized in armored patrol craft and transport vessels.
Planetary Patrol Craft (PPC)
The planetary patrol craft is small and has a seat capacity of three humanoid beings, it is usually for interplanetary patrols as the name indicates, it is relatively cheap with a price of only 20.000 credits and is usually ordered in bigger quantities. It is armed with a single front mounted Ion-Pulse Gun in case a firefight should break out.
Price: 20.000 Credits (Shipment and license included.)
Armored Patrol Craft (APC)
The Armored patrol Craft, short APC, is one of Arcturus most-sold products and generally easily to personalize and modify and is an all-round Patrol-Craft. Modification can unclude but are not limited to:
-Additional crewquarters for transport
-Better or cheaper weaponry
The APC has a good speed, is well armored, equiped with diffusion shielding and has a turret behind the cockpit for additional firepower. It is often used for patrol, riot-control and to hunt down fugitives.
Pricerange: 100.000-200.000 Credits (Depending on version, equipment and shipment method)
Armored Troop Transport (ATT)
The Armored Troop Transport (ATT) might be a bit slower than other crafts but it is well-suited for moving Police troops between locations, it has hyperdrives with high ftl-efficiency, point-defense turrets, up to four laser turrets and can hold up to hundred crew and more if necessary.
The laser-turrets are optional and modular and can be replaced with crewquarters or other things if needed, like the (APC) it is well-shielded.
Can also be used as Cargoship if needed.
Pricerange: 350.000-400.000 credits (Depending on equipment and shipment method.)
The "Arcturus" is one of our proudest achievements, which is why we gave it our companies name, with a length of nearly 60 meters, space for over 200 crew, 6 heavy turbolaser turrets and several other weapon-emplacements, it is well equipped to serve holding down prison-riots, getting rid of pesky smugglers and pirates, and other similarly dangerous operations. It has a decent speed for it´s size, is well armored and shielded, has pre-installed sensors, Hyperdrives and more!
Please note that if you want to purchase these you will need a special gouvernmental permit.
Pricerange: 2.000.000-2.500.000 (Depending on equipment, no shipment)
"Bulkhead" Armored-Patrol-Carrier (APCa)
This ship has been named "Bulkhead" by our engineers for obvious reasons, it the biggest ship Arcturus Inc. produces and it´s armor can pack quite a punch, it is just as well-shielded as the "Arcturus" with additional shielding in front of the hangars, a Bulkhead carrier can transport up to four (APC)s or a whopping 16 (PPC)s.
Hangar areas can also be loaded with crewquarters or cargoboxes so it is the best allround craft for moving police-assets. While it is slower than the "Arcturus" this is neglieable considering it is nearly 30 meters longer, putting it at nearly 90 meters. Due to it´s nature as carrier it´s weaponry is lighter than that of the Arcturus, but it is capable to engange enemies from all directions, the craft is usually used to move assets ( as mentioned before) and has proven itself quite useful for long Patrol routes as the carried supplies and other patrol-craft can make it quite versatile.
Please note that if you want to purchase these you will need a special gouvernmental permit.
Pricerange: 2.000.000-2.500.000 Credits (Depending on equipment, no shipment)
Arcturus Inc. looks forward to working together with you!
Quint-Celestial was originally just a small group of companies founded by a young noblewoman with the simple goal of making a ship befitting her image of "luxury". Just how successful her endeavor actually was showed once the first few in her eyes "failed" prototypes were sold, to other individuals of equal standing or wealth, they fetched some rather horrendous prices.
Looking at that success orders to expand had soon been given and so teh shipyards grew, though just enough to be still exclusive, while the rest of the company worked on new designs. The average waiting for a single craft is approximately 2 years unless you have close contacts in some rather extraordinary positions.
AS for the noblewoman she celebrated her 27th birthday recently and has reached her goal with the Starliner "Celestial Dream" which she has been residing on since it had passed the tests, now even more wealthy than when she started her search.
The "Twohorn" was one of the first crafts that passed the ladies excessive tests and is the space equivalent of classic sportscar. It has Vector- and steering thrusters for good manouverbility and is equipped with frontal shielding to avert debris and other particles that could get into your way while enjoying your fly.
The Twohorn is capable of spaceflight and therefor a good choice when you decide to watch the stars from a planetsight, a spacestation or your personal carrier, however the standardmodel doesn´t have jump- or ftl-drives, they can be ordered in addition however.
Comes with built-in real-leather massage-seats, fire-extinguishers, ambient-lighting, holo-display and more.
Pricerange: Starting at 60.000 Credits
The "Mercury-Trimaran" is the successor of the "Twohorn" and is more suited if what you seek is speed instead of the classic sportscar feeling. With stronger engines and an array of steering thrusters it is quick and mobile, count it´s 360° shielding to that and you have the perfect craft for driviong afew races around the sector with your friends.
It has built-in fire extinguishers and sport-seats and it´s sleek design made it quite popular with the more racing oriented nobles out there.
(Does not have inbuilt ftl- or jump-drives, can be ordered additionally.)
Pricerange: Starting at 120.000 Credits
While the "Astralglider" might seem a bit "bulky" initially, the aldy has taken a liking to it´s fluid-design, it is less of a sportscar, but instead more likely a luxury-camping-van, even though it still has a decent speed.
The "Astralglider" comes with a bathing room, toilets and two bedrooms by default, the quality of all of which has been tested by our founder personally and is perfectly fit for vacations with your friends, partner (or partners).
As for the safety of the ship it has like the "Mercury-Trimaran" 360° shielding and two inbuilt energy-flare dispensers in case issues arise and is, unlike it´s predecessors, equipped with jump drives for longer travels.
Pricerange: Starting at 160.000 Credits
The "Silverwing" is one of the first mid-sized ship Quint-Celestial had constructed and the lady immedietly liked it´s design. It has enough space for fancy dinner parties, business meetings, or just lots of personal space.
It´s protruding main-bridge is perfect for watching the stars pass by while traveling, though it has additionally two secondary bridges near the mainbody of the ship, instead you can also take a closer look at the stars directly on one of the two spacewalks on the outer side of the wing sections!
The "Silverwing" is equipped with full shielding and has several automated point-defense turrets and energy-flare dispensers, to add to it´s defense and is fully ftl-capable, an array of steeringthrusters take care of a smooth flight-experience.
Pricerange: Starting at 700.000 Credits
The "Trihorn" is the successor in name to the "Twohorn" and in function to the "Silverswan", with even more available space, and with it´s large external terraces protected by shield the nightsky becomes a sight to behold!
It reaches breathtaking speeds and would be likely the equivalent of a private-jet, even though this is considerably more fancy, obviously.
With a built in kitchen a total of 8 bedrooms, two bathing rooms and various other quality of life installments it is sure to impress your friends!
For safe travels the ship has a several automated point-defense turrets installed aswell as full shielding and additionally a large frontal diffusion shield which makes space-debris a laughing matter!
Pricerange: Starting at 2.000.000 Credits
Have you ever been tired, of being stuck on your spacestation, or your luxury-villa on your personal planetoid?
Then the "Silverswan" is the answer!
The "Silverswan" is Quint-Celestials largest purchasable spacecraft and is well equipped to fulfill all of your everday needs! It is equipped with various bed-, bath-, and livingrooms a professional kitchen, food replicators, a small ballroom, which can also be used for conferences or business meetings, several small space-walks, a panorama view on the bridge and much more!
Additionally to that it has a landing pad in the back-section in case you need to head to any important meetings, go for a shopping trip, or just want to take a cruise with your personal spacecraft!
The "Silverswan" has state-of-the-art shielding, is equipped with a decent amount of automated point defense turrets, has a impressive top-speed for it´s size, is fully ftl-capable and still keeps it´s extravagant shape with all these extras!
Pricerange: Starting at 5.000.000 Credits
Starliner "Celestial Dream"
The Starliner "Celestial Dream" is the pinnacle of Quint-Celestials space-engineering efforts and the current residence of our founder, with an impressive length of 360 metres and a total of 20 floors, it truly is a domain to behold!
The Starliner boasts a vast amount of readily available leisure activities, reaching from golf, over swimming to dinner parties in open space under redundant environmental fields and due to the total of 8 docking ports in the backsection you can come and leave whenever you want, there is even a large ballroom at the top of the ship!
A vast amount of thruster-arrays, impact-dampeners, artifical-gravity generators and even gardens can sometimes make you feel like you´re not even in space!
Access to this dream is only permitted by the lady herself or for a price of 100.000 credits per week per person.
The Quint-Celestial Shipyards are waiting to fulfill your dreams now!
Tetran Co. is a group of shipyards that had split from a bigger faction in a move for indepency after a civil-war.
Originally having been a supplier for military equipment Tetran Co. retained it´s license for weapon production and is one of the rare shipyards from which a civilian can actually get an armed ship...if he has the right licenses. Logically those cases would not be enough for an corporation like Tetran to sufficiently finance itself so they expanded upon that, in the end they had redesinged many of their ships, toning the military aspect down and going more for the civilian needs, ending up with an armed and unarmed version of every single one of their ships, variations are minor, though the unarmed version usually have more crewspace and more missile defense measurements.
The unarmed versions are usually quite safe, have a decent speed and can be purchased by anyone given sufficient funds, however if you intend to purchase an armed Version of a ship, please note that you will need a weapons license for the corresponding shipclass and a psychological assessment.
(Tetran Co. note: Unarmed ships usually have the default colors light-grey and orange, while the armed versions are dark-grey and red.)
The "Starsurfer" is a former planetary reconnaisance craft that has been retrofitted to follow civilian standards.
It has a decent speed, a jumpdrive and an appealing shape.
It has been one of the first ships which has been retrofitted after Tetran Co. had made itself independant from the military, due to the need of a small allround craft that would sell well in the first few months, to finance otehr retrofits.
The armed version has a lasercannon mounted on each wing, though please note that these are only meant for self-defense in emergency cases as the ship has no shields.
The ship is fit for outer orbital flight but not for outer space, the Jumpdrive is only meant to travel from stations and planets to other stations and planets.
-Unarmed: 35.000 Credits
-Armed: 40.000 Credits
The Novasurfer had been the answer to the need of higher crew-capacities, as well as better safety standards and is the direct successor to the "Starsurfer".
It has considerably more speed than it´s predecessor, is better armored and is equipped with a frontal shield, as well as flare launchers for both versions. All in all it is still a good allround craft, with a decent size which is still viable for civilian households, without going overboard on parking space.
The armed version of the craft comes with a total of three laser cannons and even an (optional) torpedo launcher for those times when you need that extra "oomph".
(Disclaimer: Do not use torpedo launcher on any civilian craft, nor to open any "parking lots" or tear down your house, torpedo-bay has to be put on safety mode at all times within civilian traffic. Torpedos are sold seperately.)
-Unarmed: 70.000 Credits
-Armed: 80.000 Credits
After Tetran had established with it´s new designs the demand for new and specifically bigger ships quickly rose so from the money they earned with the first few models they started building an entirely new ship design, while it retained the typical Tertan Co. look it is, unlike the earlier ships not a retrofit, but in fact completely built from scratch.
It has a total of four shield generators, two of which for each side, just as an automated sensor system.
While the civilian version has more space for a better main reactor due to the obviously missing weaponry, the armed version has still a sufficient energy supply. The armed version comes with two side-mounted laser cannons and a roof-mounted double laser cannon.
-Unarmed: 180.000 Credits
-Armed: 200.000 Credits
After the success of the Skyweaver, Tetran continued it´s work and started looking into new business areas, eventually they ended up with "public transport". As building larger vehicles from scratch would likely require some more funds they instead resorted to retrofitting older ships again, specifically an pre-civil war armored troop transport that had been rather successful in it´s days and only a few months of work later the first "Spacefalcon" left the shipyards which had already been taken by pre-order.
The Spacefalcon has redundant shielding aswell as additional armor and an array of flare-dispensers and the unarmed version can even fit more than a hundred passangers.
On the counterside the armed version has two of the roof-mounted double laser turrets and two splitfire repeaters in the the frontal area for which Tetran even made a new contract with one of it´s weapon suppliers.
-Unarmed: 600.000 Credits
-Armed: 800.000 Credits
After the "Spacefalcon" Tetran made several attempts to crate similar bigger ships to get a better foothold in the civilian transport area, though many of the prototypes didn´t pass the tests and those that did, didn´t fit into Tetrans past designs.
That changed when the "Dalion" made it´s first appearance in the production halls, it passed all tests with waving flags and even fit with Tetrans design-shemes, making it the perfect candidate for Tetrans new mainline.
It had redundant shielding, sufficient armor, a vast array of steering thrusters for a smooth travel, decent main engines, an abundancy of flare-dispensers and everything else you would want.
The armed version comes witha total of six roof-mounted double laser turrets, eight fixed laser cannons and another eight small side-mounted double laser turrets making it one of the safest ship in the civilian travel department.
However, where the name had come from is a mystery to this day...
-Unarmed: 1.000.000 Credits
-Armed: 1.200.000 Credits
Tetran Co., travel safer!
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