Wthpship
Wthpship
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A Wthpship sits in space.

A variant of cylindrical habitat mass-produced by the Lilithim. While before the Enlightenment they were found exclusively as components within Wthp shells, after the Lilithim Expansion they became common sights throughout the entirety of the Lilithim Sphere.

Wthpships come in three variants: ancestral, expansionary, and rarely experimental.


Factfile (Ancestral)

Name/Designation: Wthpship
Class: Mobile habitat
Manufacturer: Lilithim
First Produced: Approximately (-10,000???WIP)
Crew: (Several hundred???WIP)
Weapons:

  • Distributed laser-based point defence network.
  • Often retrofitted with missile pods and mass driver turrets.

Plating:

  • Underlying thyxa/silica superstructure.
  • Reinforced self-maintaining intermediary latticework.
  • Double-layered modular outer Whipple shield.

Dimensions:

  • Habitation cylinder
    • 36,307 metres in length
    • 8,052 metres in diameter
    • Internal surface area of 890 square kilometres
  • Total
    • 66,303 metres in length
    • 27,400 metres in diameter (not counting solar panels)

Manufacturing Details

Ancestral wthpships are the original model of the line, and are built with the greatest care and the best materials. Their superstructure is composed largely of thyxa gathered from the cores of the planets within the thirteen pre-Expansion Lilithim-controlled systems, making them remarkably tough.

While the vast majority of ancestral-model wthpships were created prior to the Enlightenment, very rarely a new model will be manufactured through the use of advanced SEM fabricators, needed to supply the thyxa and other rare, core-based materials used. These post-Enlightenment ancestral wthpships often leak into the realm of experimental models, however.

Factfile (Expansionary)

Name/Designation: Wthpship
Class: Mobile habitat
Manufacturer: Lilithim
First Produced: Approximately 2800 CE
Crew: (Several hundred???WIP)
Weapons:

  • Distributed laser-based point defence network.
  • Often outfitted with missile pods and mass driver turrets.

Plating:

  • Underlying iron/silica superstructure.
  • Reinforced self-maintaining intermediary latticework.
  • Double-layered modular outer Whipple shield.

Dimensions:

  • Habitation cylinder
    • 36,307 metres in length
    • 8,052 metres in diameter
    • Internal surface area of 890 square kilometres
  • Total
    • 66,303 metres in length
    • 27,400 metres in diameter (not counting solar panels)

Manufacturing Details

Expansionary wthpships are models created after the Enlightenment using "substandard" materials in place of the rarer and harder-to-access core-based materials used in ancestral models. As a result, expansionary wthpships are often far less durable than their older cousins.

However, expansionary wthpships are far more varied and often possess dedicated weapon systems as part of the original design schematics, making them slightly more dangerous in a fight.

Factfile (Expirimental)

Name/Designation: Wthpship
Class: Mobile habitat
Manufacturer: Lilithim
First Produced: Approximately 3500 CE
Crew: (Several hundred???WIP)
Weapons:

  • Distributed laser-based point defence network.
  • Often outfitted with a wide variety of Enlightenment-based weaponry such as beamcaster turrets, antimatter missiles, gravity lances, or other such radical devices.

Plating:

  • Underlying superstructure, often composed of silica and a wide variety of advanced materials.
  • Reinforced self-maintaining intermediary latticework.
  • Double-layered modular outer Whipple shield, often augmented by phaseplating, structural integrity fields, and shields.

Dimensions:

  • Habitation cylinder
    • 36,307 metres in length
    • 8,052 metres in diameter
    • Internal surface area of 890 square kilometres
  • Total
    • 66,303 metres in length
    • 27,400 metres in diameter (not counting solar panels)

Manufacturing Details

Experimental wthpships are exceptionally rare and only ever produced by radical segments of the Lilithim species. While the vast majority of wthpships are built entirely without post-Enlightenment technologies or use such devices only as auxiliary systems, experimental wthpships embrace the Enlightenment and everything it brought with it. They are commonly outfitted with exotic power generation systems, advanced weaponry, and a wide variety of defencive countermeasures.

Due to their rarity, experimental wthpships have a great deal of variety between models (as opposed to the overal uniformity of ancestral and even expansionary wthpships).

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