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The Fires of Orion
Class: Glorious Heritage Class
Length: 1301m
Beam: 976m
Draft: 325m
Decks/Sections: 50 Inhabitable Decks
13 Uninhabitable Decks
Cargo Handling Systems: Manual Control
Artificial Intelligence control
Current Status: Destroyed
Manufacturer: Systems Commonwealth
Newport News Orbital Shipyards (Located above Earth)
Construction Yard: Newport News Orbital Shipyards, Earth
Auxiliary Craft:
36 Slipfighters
12 drones
Armor Complement:
4,000 General Utility Android Units
2 Planetfall Defense Bot
Multi-purpose Shipboard Robots
Self-guided Recording Unit
Crew Manifest
Crew Complement: 4500 living crew
Skeleton Crew: 6 living
Hundreds of androids
Passenger Capacity: 2300 with full living crew
Drive Systems
Power Systems: Antiproton Fusion Generator
Sub-Light Engines: Navigational Thrusters
Main FTL Engines: Gravity Field Generator powered Slipstream Core
Max Sub-Light Speed: 30-50 PSL
Offensive Systems
Particle Beam Weapons: Antiproton Cannon
Point Defense Laser
Primary Heavy Weapons systems: Nova bomb
Defensive Systems
Hull Composition: Reactive Armour
Polymer Sheath
Countermeasures: Combat Drone
6 Radiating Counter Measure generators
Basic Defense Systems: High Tension Armor
Ablative Armor
Reactive Armor
Special Defense Systems: Battle Blade
Political & Chronological Information
Era(s): Fall of the Commonwealth
Faction: Systems Commonwealth
Navy: High Guard
Ships Role/Purpose: Heavy Cruiser


The Fires of Orion was one of the sister ships of the Andromeda Ascendant, and was destroyed in the fall of the Systems Commonwealth. Apparently, Rommie was close to her, because she was referred to fondly by Rommie in a conversation that she had with Dylan.


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