The Scourge

The Scourge is a prototype warship of the Qektoth Confederation currently assigned to test new weapon designs. Although not on scale with other warships used by the Empire and the New Republic, this warship is able to launch an offensive that can quickly cripple their victims with weapons that are able to bypass conventional shielding. Their defenses, on the other hand, leave much to be desired, with shields that can be focused in only one direction at a time.

One weapon of note is the Bio-Energy Array. At first glance, it would appear that it is nothing more than a biological sensor array. The difference is quickly noticed, when tendrils of blue electricity begin arcing between various parts of the weapon while building up enough energy to shoot a streak of forked lightning at its target. Since this weapon is still in the prototype stage, its existence is not widely known throughout the Confederation or the Kathol Sector.

The Scourge

Class: Space transport Crew: 5-30 (Skilled +4)
Size: Large (103 m long) Initiative: +3 (-1 size, +4 crew)
Hyperdrive: x3 (backup x12) Maneuver: +3 (-1 size, +4 crew)
Passengers: 50 Defense: 19 (-1 size, +10 armor)
Cargo Capacity: 100 metric tons Shield Points: 230* (DR 40)
Consumables: 1 year Hull Points: 500 (DR 40)
Cost: Not available for sale
Maximum Speed in Space: Attack (5 squares/action)
Atmospheric Speed: 750 km/h (13 squares/action)

Weapon: Plasma cannons (4); Fire Arc: Turret;
  Attack Bonus: +6 (-1 size, +2 crew, +5 fire control); Damage: 5d10x2**;
  Range Modifiers: PB +0, S -2, M -4, L -6

Weapon: Bio-Energy Array (1); Fire Arc: Front;
  Attack Bonus: +4 (-1 size, +2 crew, +3 fire control); Damage: 5d10x2**;
  Range Modifiers: PB +0, S -2, M -4, L -6

* - The shields can only protect one firing arc at a time.

** - These weapons bypass conventional shielding. Damage from these weapons are
  applied directly to Hull Points.