NAME: BLACKSTAR BASE BUILT BY: ADVENTURING PARTY, USED BY: ADVENTURING PARTY TONNAGE: 2000 HULL POINTS: 2000 . MC: E / \ .. LANDING-land: NO | |. ) LANDING-water: NO \./\./ Armor Rating: 5 .... | / .... Save as: Crystal ( )--( )---( ) Power type: Artifurnace :::: / | :::: Ships rating: 5 /^\ /\ Cargo: 1000 Tons ( )| | Crew: 484/2000 POD 1 ---> .. \ / STANDARD ARMAMENT: .. 18 HVY CATAPULTS (CREW 90) 72 HVY BALLISTAS (CREW 288) 8 BOMBARDS (CREW ?) /\ 3D OF POD 1 1 MINDSPIDER (OR COMPARABLE SIZE SHIP) /\#\ 18 URCHINS (OR COMPARABLE SIZE SHIP) / \/\ | BEAM: 150 /\F /\#\ | KEEL: 310 / \/ \/ /-- ( F (F ) |/| \ /#.\/ / \ AXIS
An unholy combination of kyrr ships and deathspider hulks to form a base of operations. It looks like a large jack of kids games, but with 3 pods around each point(18 total pods). (Put 2 deathspiders head to head and you get the overall look, and stack 3 like a pyramid to get the effect.)
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A group of adventurers happened upon a large battle between the neogi and kyrr, who fought because the neogi insulted their spider god. The adventurers salvaged the hulks and kyrr ships. One of them happened to have a kids game in his pocket and got the idea for the base configuration. The kyrr ship 3 plane design worked well. The party was trying to get off planet, because a group of mages were searching for the dragon orb they had. They used it to power the helm. The name comes from its looks(like a star, and because it was built from black widow neogi ships.) The sliding cargo compartments were preserved so as to have a garage for a couple of ships. The base literally bristles with weapons, but the central sphere only has 8 bombards. The rest of the weapons are in their standard locations. There are no legs, these were used for bracing and internal building compartments. [the map to come later].
A smaller version of the base was built, with only 6 pods. 600T, crew 256/600 (100 for forge), mc e, 6 hvy catapult, 24 hvy ballistas, landing (no), ar 5,save as crystal, powertype dwarven forge, sr 4-6. cargo: 150-200 of the 300 is used for raw materials for the forge. Periodic trips to asteroids must be made for new raw supplies to keep the forge working. The main base has other problems..it must go where the artifact wants to sometimes.