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G.A.I.A. SotL "Triumph at Sunrise"
With the high success of the Midnight Reverie, a joint development project was inititated between technicians from GAIA and the ESC. Many useful designs were implemented as a result of this cooperative.
About this creation




The "Triumph of Sunrise" is the first resultant cooperative SotL(Ship of the Line) project of the combined ESC and GAIA research and development departments. A very massive and very powerful ship, indeed.



Essentially based off the ESC redesigned "Midnight Reverie", which was built as a replacement for the lost Daphne, which had belonged to GAIA, this ship features design aspects that the personnel of GAIA feel more comfortable with.



Due to it's much increased mass, the Triumph features an additional two engines, the new ESC/GAIA crystal thrust drives, for a total of four. Even with four engines instead of two, the Triumph is barely able to keep pace with the Reverie, despite being a similar size.



The Reverie's dorsal Conning Tower has been left out in favor of a massive 4 barreled siege cannon turret, capable of use for planet bombardment. The facilities previously housed within the conning tower have been relocated into the much enlarged superstructure.



In addition to the main hangar bay, an additional hangar bay has been added to the starboard and port hulls. These hangars are equipped with a rapid-fire launch system which can deploy fighters nearly twice as fast as existing GAIA systems, and about 23% faster than ESC carriers. These hangars also triple the fighter payload, allowing the Triumph to carry a massive 450 fighters.



In addition to the added hanger space, the Triumph features vastly improved firepower with a far better field of attack. Three main guns on the ventral hull to cover the top arc, and two main on the dorsal hull to cover the bottom, in addition to the siege turret.



As mentioned before, the Triumph mounts a four barreled Siege Cannon turret, capable of planetary bombardment. Rounds from this cannon are specially designed and hardened to survive atmospheric re-entry on most worlds, 3 Gs or less. But these rounds can be fired in ship to ship combat as well, with devastating effect. In fact, the Siege rounds are more powerful than standard ESC SPRs.



The Triumph's cannon turrets are more heavily armored that those of the Reverie, and therefore can take a great deal more punishment. The cannons themselves have been improved and fully stocked with ESC SPRs (Sub-Penetrator Rounds), making them one par with most standard ESC cannons. Needless to say, the Triumph can easily engage a fleet of 5 ships, on its own.



Due to its larger energy demands, the ESC has been gracious enough to build an even larger Crystallic Resonance Core for the Triumph, under the same contract terms as the Reverie. A team of 20 ESC technicians will be stationed onboard the Triumph for the operation and maintenence of the Core, and no unauthorized tampering of the Core will be permitted, on pain of the Core being rendered inoperable and hefty fines and restrictions being hefted on GAIA.



While the Reverie mounted a 12 crystal Resonance Matrix within the Core, the Triumph's core features a 16 crystal Resonance Matrix. This is quite singluarly the most armored section of the ship, and for good reason. Should the Triumph's Core go critical, the resulting psuedo-sub-atomic blast would easily wipeout an accompanying fleet. One very major reason the Core is to be handled by authorized personnel only.



As stated before, the Triumph can carry a massive 450 fighters, much of that compliment being the newly released Samhain Edge1 "Olympic Fire" starfighters. These agile, well armed, and well armored fighters definitely give the Triumph a bite worse than its bark, not that it was overly needed.




A side by side of GAIA's new fangs. This pair of ships is very formidable, and will do their jobs admirable, ESC technicians have seen to that.


CULTURAL NOTE:

The Triumph took even longer than the Reverie to build, nearly ten months. Though a portion of this time was wasted due to bickering and fighting between the different ship design idealogies of the involved design teams. ESC ships are very spacious inside, do to advanced automation and miniturization. Decks are often taller, and feature well placed greenery as an allieviation of the personnel on extended tours in space. ESC ships feature very bright interior illumination as well as a sleek easily maintained design.

The GAIA technicians boarded an ESC ship, and were surprised by what they saw. One technician was even recorded to say, "I thought we boarded a warship, not a cruise ship..."

Another key disagreement was the reliance on AI. ESC AI are considered very close to being digital life forms, and can exert great influence over a ship's performance, much to the discomfort of GAIA.

Despite these disagreements, the "Triumph at Sunrise' was completed and well recieved by GAIA's fleet.


CREATOR'S NOTES:

Well, Parrington, you might say this is something of a Christmas gift to GAIA. I had a blast reworking the Reverie into this monster, and I hope you like it as well.



Comments

 I like it 
  January 2, 2012
Really like the cannons and the capital ship. And sweet fighter you got there nice job. Yeah I totally understand using the LDD cuz Im getting limited on my lego bricks but I don't have the heart to break them apart yet. Later...
 I made it 
  December 22, 2011
Quoting Parrington Levens Hahaha, it really is hard to get your hands on the bricks you want ain't it guys, abit expensive and takes up some serious room as you build up your supply! It's funny cos my first three GAIA builds were actually LDD, befor I had started collecting any Lego again. I may upload them sometime just for a laugh. Guys, I am so glad we are all still in this together! Cheers, Merry Chrsitmas and Long Live GAIA!!!
By all means, post those suckers. I wanna see'm.
 I like it 
  December 22, 2011
Hahaha, it really is hard to get your hands on the bricks you want ain't it guys, abit expensive and takes up some serious room as you build up your supply! It's funny cos my first three GAIA builds were actually LDD, befor I had started collecting any Lego again. I may upload them sometime just for a laugh. Guys, I am so glad we are all still in this together! Cheers, Merry Chrsitmas and Long Live GAIA!!!
 I made it 
  December 22, 2011
Quoting Mike Johnson Ain't that the truth. Even if it did happen, after taxes, bills, and family swoop in like a pack of vultures you'd be lucky to be left with a bright shiny nickel! Well we can all dream can't we?
I dream too much, I think. But then again, I enjoy it so.
 I like it 
  December 22, 2011
Ain't that the truth. Even if it did happen, after taxes, bills, and family swoop in like a pack of vultures you'd be lucky to be left with a bright shiny nickel! Well we can all dream can't we?
 I made it 
  December 22, 2011
Quoting Mike Johnson A nice spin on the GAIA theme you have going here. Any chance these will be bricked out one day or are they LDD only? Either way, well done.
Unless a big pile of money were to suddenly fall into my lap, I'm afraid that it won't be any time soon. But it is my wish that all my LDD builds would one day be realized. We'll just have to wait and see, ey?
 I like it 
  December 21, 2011
A nice spin on the GAIA theme you have going here. Any chance these will be bricked out one day or are they LDD only? Either way, well done.
 I made it 
  December 20, 2011
Quoting Mike C Def G.A.I.A. all the way. Great looking ship love all the fire power.
Thanks. Because GAIA's style is so different from my own, I was having trouble making it work out the way I wanted. But it turned out alright. Think I'll try one with twice the Dimensions as this one next.
 I like it 
  December 19, 2011
Def G.A.I.A. all the way. Great looking ship love all the fire power.
 I made it 
  December 19, 2011
Quoting Cody G Excellent build, way to keep the GAIA feel that Parrington has established with his building, while still maintaining your own personal style. A couple greebles on the bottom to cover those inverted studs would be good, but the overall look is great!
Thanks. I noticed Parrington doesn't really show the bottom hulls of his ships, do I'm not sure what to do with them, other than the additions of the cannons.
 I like it 
  December 19, 2011
Excellent build, way to keep the GAIA feel that Parrington has established with his building, while still maintaining your own personal style. A couple greebles on the bottom to cover those inverted studs would be good, but the overall look is great!
 I like it 
  December 19, 2011
This ship looks pretty strong along with the fighter! awesome MOC yet again!
 I made it 
  December 18, 2011
Quoting Parrington Levens A much appreciated gift too! Man that warship looks cool and oh so GAIA! Love its chunkiness also, and especially those gun turrets underneath. I am going to need to build a support structure so I can do those cool details underneath my ships as well as on top like you've done here. That engine core stuff was fun to see also, and yeh, GAIA's scrambles systems in the first war were indeed sluggish, especially aboard Aris and the like with their Euro systems fighters, but they got better and better especially by the second war, I like the neat intermediate explanation! Hehe, great work, and lovely to see those Olympic Fires escorting something - May the Daphne and her crew, rest in peace...Long live GAIA!!! And Happy Christmas!
Yeah, it was nice to make a pic of the Olympic Fires escorting something. I'm glad you liked the Triumph. I hope that it'll see some inclusion in your story. And remember, ESC Technology must be maintained by authorized ESC personnel only. Long Live GAIA!
 I like it 
  December 18, 2011
A much appreciated gift too! Man that warship looks cool and oh so GAIA! Love its chunkiness also, and especially those gun turrets underneath. I am going to need to build a support structure so I can do those cool details underneath my ships as well as on top like you've done here. That engine core stuff was fun to see also, and yeh, GAIA's scrambles systems in the first war were indeed sluggish, especially aboard Aris and the like with their Euro systems fighters, but they got better and better especially by the second war, I like the neat intermediate explanation! Hehe, great work, and lovely to see those Olympic Fires escorting something - May the Daphne and her crew, rest in peace...Long live GAIA!!! And Happy Christmas!
 I like it 
  December 18, 2011
Really good ship, i like it!
 
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