The OWLS greatest find is also their greatest fear. The Congregation(called Gravtrons to outsiders) were goaded to anger by OWLS interference and theft of technology in deep space.
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The Malakim(OWLS callsign: Jenn) is a spacefold capable deep space supremacy fighter. OWLS encounter logs as well as acquired GravTron technical documents suggest that Jenns are powered by a miniaturized dark energy core pattered after an antique type 104-A fusion core and propelled by twin gravity manipulation generators. These Gravity manipulation generators are also capable of being used as a weapon with unknown range, projecting either gravity or antigravity to interfere with the trajectory of OWLS spacecraft. One instance of an OWLS craft being crushed by gravity in deep space by an unknown assailant suggests that the destructive capability of the gravity manipulator can be used against starships of any size.
Latest photo-recon shows a Jenn. It may be armed with a Tesla developed RF weapon system, or perhaps a hybrid gravity and RF type of weapon.
Gaodhal Farsaid was a controversial figure in his lifetime. To his followers, he was a prophet leading his people to their promised home. To nearly everyone else, he was a madman leading the gullible to their deaths. To the UN*, he was a dangerous terrorist* who had to be stopped. When The Congregation* set out in their fleet of several dozen shabby transports and freighters, a pair of UN destroyers followed at a distance. The destroyers lost their quarry in a large dust cloud that interfered with their radar and had to return to orbit without completing their mission to destroy the terrorist fleet. The UN news service fabricated a video-shop sequence of the terrorist fleet breaking up due to lack of UN leadership, complete with miniature frozen bodies drifting amid the broken hulks. Plans were made to dismiss any communications transmission from Farsaid's fleet, but no transmission ever came.
*The UN is the first name of the Unified Nations Empire(UNE), former governing body of most of the galaxy. Decades of nepotism and mismanagement caused it to collapse from within as the FSL attacked from outside. Today it is known as the Progressive Humanist Mandate and occupies a few dozen systems governed from Earth, which they claim is the planet that humans originated on. Most people in the rest of the galaxy dismiss the idea as mere propaganda.
*Terrorist: an old UNE derogatory term which was used to describe any enemy or dissenter whom they intended to kill.
The Congregation: The name that Gaodhal Farsaid's followers used for themselves as a group.
Centuries later, the OWLS acquired archived records describing the UN mission against the fleet and recognized the video-shop job immediately, having seen a few 'shops in their time. Their curiosity aroused, OWLS mounted an investigation into the matter of the missing fleet and the possibility of valuable, collectible antiques.
Designation: GravTron “Jenn”
Designer: JWG 258
Comments: Cool both in color choice and in design. Well done parts use and implementation. Your one engineering issue is how the front seems to mildly block the view of the pilot.
Upon further examination it is found that the pilot's view is impeded in the forward direction at angles below than -1 degree from ship horizontal, with the lower forward quadrant almost entirely blocked. The gravity manipulation generators impede visibility to the lower left and right as well as interfere with the pilot's gravity sense in those directions. The flight board of deacons is reviewing the matter.
I am very glad that you dedicated your entry to OWLs theme. I like all your stories and themes, but they were the most appealing for me still. Whole design looks like shard of glacier ice, sharp, cold, pointy and strikingly beautiful. 5/5 :D P.S. I hope I will see more creations from you soon :D
Cool build, JWG. I like the overall shape and the cockpit placed near the rear of the ship. I also like the piping and the placement of the trans-blue pieces. Nice work and best of luck in the contest.