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Those Who Must Endure Chapter 9 - We Endure
« on: October 05, 2016, 10:37:32 AM »
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The map of the scouted universe as of 1st of December 2042. The BETA have not returned to Luhman 16, confirming our suspicion that it was simply an advanced scouting formation. Perhaps escorting some sort of Hive builder. Needless to say, it was fortunate we found them there, and stopped them in time. Most fortunate indeed. A Task Force is already being formed to penetrate deep into the BETA sector and find their homeworld, so that they may be eliminated, and expand the ground we can take.

Hoshi no Hashi-- the system formerly known as Barnard's Star. It means Bridge of Stars. Though the Royal Guard has lovingly called it either Hikarihashi-- light bridge-- some of them even call it the little bridge, because of the red dwarf. Nevertheless, the gas giant-- and the only-- planet of the system has a strong reserve of Sorium, and could indeed be a refueling point for many of our task forces in operation. We already knew that our fuel situation was severe, and it was not helped by the fact that we always traded fuel for higher performance engines. It was a given, considering the fact that the laser class BETA is not called laser for no reason. Speed was of the utmost importance. One cannot outrun a laser, but if you can cross the horizon quickly enough, and perform your mission, your chances of survival were higher; Of course, fighting the BETA on foot and in space are two completely different things, and speed is even more important in the vacuum of space. All that aside, my point is, none of us ever considered we'd have a future. Our victory over the BETA came swiftly and unexpectedly-- a chance discovery at the last possible moment. And here we are.

But we did not learn our lessons, not at all. Instead of making engines more fuel efficient, we made them even more powerful. After all, we are Eishi. Bringers of peace, by steel's decisive judgement. For what use is a swift sword, when carried in a slow hand?

By year 2044 we shall have new ships, of the finest class and purpose, supported by vessels carrying fuel-- and by 2044 we shall have the infrastructure to support them in their voyage to the distant stars, to bring the flames of retribution upon those who scorned us.

The Ise class frigate in use now is an 8000 ton ship, specifications as follows:

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Ise class Frigate    8,000 tons     167 Crew     2269 BP      TCS 160  TH 600  EM 0
7500 km/s     Armour 5-35     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 44
Maint Life 2.13 Years     MSP 1064    AFR 85%    IFR 1.2%    1YR 314    5YR 4716    Max Repair 900 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 1   

FE-230-FHI-1200 ICFD (1)    Power 1200    Fuel Use 47.32%    Signature 600    Exp 12%
Fuel Capacity 1,200,000 Litres    Range 57.1 billion km   (88 days at full power)

Twin Quad Type 145b CIWS Turret (2x32)    Range 10,000km     TS: 31600 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 1    ROF 5        1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
iTSF Type 48 TSC (1)    Max Range: 120,000 km   TS: 32000 km/s     92 83 75 67 58 50 42 33 25 17

Type 18b Capital Ship EMWT (1)     GPS 180     Range 32.4m km    MCR 3.5m km    Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


The type 145b, also used on the Akagi-kyu Carrier, is a piece of equipment of bygone days. To remain in positive standing with our ideal of speed, we traded it's accuracy for less weight, while maintaining a long operational range. The Ise was always supposed to be an escort ship of the Zuikaku destroyers, but such is only effective against those who do not field missiles, and require us to invest them in point defense.

For this reason, we created the Type 199 CIWS, full weight, in all it's glory, and attached two of them to the hull of the Ise, and replaced it's engines, with a more powerful variant.

The Ise Hoshi:

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Ise Hoshi class Frigate    9,000 tons     210 Crew     2953 BP      TCS 180  TH 600  EM 0
6666 km/s     Armour 5-38     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 5     PPV 64
Maint Life 1.52 Years     MSP 1025    AFR 129%    IFR 1.8%    1YR 503    5YR 7545    Max Repair 900 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 1   

FE-230-FHI-1200 ICFD (1)    Power 1200    Fuel Use 47.32%    Signature 600    Exp 12%
Fuel Capacity 850,000 Litres    Range 35.9 billion km   (62 days at full power)

Quad Type 199 CIWS Turret (2x16)    Range 30,000km     TS: 29650 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
iTSF Type 48 TSC (3)    Max Range: 120,000 km   TS: 32000 km/s     92 83 75 67 58 50 42 33 25 17

Type 18b Capital Ship EMWT (1)     GPS 180     Range 32.4m km    MCR 3.5m km    Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


It would take but a year to refit the current Ise to the new specification. And two of these will undergo a Royal Guard upgrade, and given to the most prominent of our officers.

The Ise Kagero:

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Ise Kagero class Frigate    13,000 tons     324 Crew     4068 BP      TCS 260  TH 750  EM 0
5769 km/s     Armour 6-49     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 6     PPV 128
Maint Life 1.18 Years     MSP 1173    AFR 225%    IFR 3.1%    1YR 862    5YR 12933    Max Repair 1125 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 24 months    Spare Berths 0   

FE-248-FHI-1500 ICFD (1)    Power 1500    Fuel Use 68.89%    Signature 750    Exp 15%
Fuel Capacity 650,000 Litres    Range 13.1 billion km   (26 days at full power)

Quad Type 199 CIWS Turret (4x16)    Range 30,000km     TS: 29650 km/s     Power 0-0     RM 3    ROF 5        1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
iTSF Type 48 TSC (4)    Max Range: 120,000 km   TS: 32000 km/s     92 83 75 67 58 50 42 33 25 17

Type 18b Capital Ship EMWT (1)     GPS 180     Range 32.4m km    MCR 3.5m km    Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


Able to engage four separate salvos with a total of 64 guns seems to be the greatest overkill of them all, but an absolute necessity at this most dangerous time, for any force that seeks to probe the stars in pursuit of our Nemesis.

And lastly, even our Zuikaku destroyers will receive an upgrade, and although the same hull is used, the Zuikaku is completely incompatible with the new Kirishima class destroyer:

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Kirishima class Destroyer    10,000 tons     324 Crew     3651 BP      TCS 200  TH 1500  EM 0
15000 km/s     Armour 6-41     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 15     PPV 32
Maint Life 1.05 Years     MSP 1141    AFR 160%    IFR 2.2%    1YR 1038    5YR 15564    Max Repair 2250 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 3 months    Spare Berths 1   

FE-X1-FHI-3000 ICFD (1)    Power 3000    Fuel Use 389.71%    Signature 1500    Exp 30%
Fuel Capacity 3,250,000 Litres    Range 15.0 billion km   (11 days at full power)

Quad PB X01 Turret (2x4)    Range 15,000km     TS: 29600 km/s     Power 12-12     RM 1.5    ROF 5        1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
iTSF Type 48 TSC (1)    Max Range: 120,000 km   TS: 32000 km/s     92 83 75 67 58 50 42 33 25 17
Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactor Technology PB-1 (4)     Total Power Output 4    Armour 0    Exp 5%
Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactor Technology PB-1 (1)     Total Power Output 20    Armour 0    Exp 5%

Type 18b Capital Ship EMWT (1)     GPS 180     Range 32.4m km    MCR 3.5m km    Resolution 1

This design is classed as a Military Vessel for maintenance purposes


And finally, escorted by the new Shiranui Third and Majingari (Demonhunter) TSFs, the Imperial Japanese Navy shall be the one to receive most of these blessings-- this steel-- to tear apart the BETA in our quest for salvation.

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XFJ 02 Majingari class Tactical Surface Fighter    500 tons     5 Crew     315 BP      TCS 10  TH 120  EM 0
24000 km/s     Armour 2-5     Shields 0-0     Sensors 1/1/0/0     Damage Control Rating 0     PPV 3
Maint Life 3.51 Years     MSP 39    AFR 20%    IFR 0.3%    1YR 5    5YR 73    Max Repair 90 MSP
Intended Deployment Time: 0.1 months    Spare Berths 5   

FE-145-FHI-120 ICFTD (2)    Power 120    Fuel Use 916.6%    Signature 60    Exp 30%
Fuel Capacity 30,000 Litres    Range 1.2 billion km   (13 hours at full power)

PN-T1 SDEWA (1)    Range 15,000km     TS: 24000 km/s     Power 3-6     RM 1.5    ROF 5        1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TSF Type 94 Targetting Data Link (1)    Max Range: 120,000 km   TS: 32000 km/s     92 83 75 67 58 50 42 33 25 17
Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactor Technology PB-1 (6)     Total Power Output 6    Armour 0    Exp 5%

This design is classed as a Fighter for production, combat and maintenance purposes

SPECIAL NOTES:

A variation of the Shiranui Third, equipped with the new Type 1 High Power Microwave Interference Cannon and with a focus on stealth by not carrying active sensors of any kind on board, relying only on external data fed through the Targetting Data Link.


Of other interest in the galaxy is the Procyon system ruins we found, on the planet we named Inorishi (prayer), some of the material retrieved from the planet, near the ruins, was 'resonating with life', as the geosurvey operators reported. They assure me that it resembled the primordial soup our own species came from, even though this one was within the rocks. The planet itself is a carbon-dioxide and nitrogen mix, but in the habitable zone of the Procyon Star.

The other interesting planet is the Hoshikaze, named so for the unusual stellar wind that bombards the planets-- an interesting place, research wise, for testing out armor alloys, and perfecting the protection of our ships.

Though this universe seems intent on erasing us from existence, we still endure. And for a long time still, we shall continue. By the wisdom of the blade. By the justice of the flame.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2016, 10:49:54 AM by Thanatos »
 

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Re: Those Who Must Endure Chapter 9 - We Endure
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 07:34:07 PM »
Just finished reading up this one. Very interesting premise you've got here, will keep an eye out for further updates!