Universe-class Mass Conveyor

Universe-class Mass Conveyor

Dimensions: 12km long, 1.3km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 60 megatonnes approx.
Crew: 60,000 crew, 200,000-500,000 potential passanger capacity.
Accel: 0.5 gravities max sustainable acceleration.

Amongst the myriad starships that serve the trade lanes in and around the Calixis Sector, some of the largest are the mass conveyors. Stretching some twelve kilometers from stem to stern, a mass conveyor appears at a distance to be a slim, elegant craft. However, as one slowly approaches it, this misleading impression is replaced with a horrified awe, as what appears to be radio masts resolve into gigantic towers the size of hive stacks. The ship’s true scale manifests itself as an observe realizes that entire cities twinkle and shimmer along its flanks.

To construct a Universe-class mass conveyor is a massive undertaking. To build one requires such an immense outlay of resources that they can only be constructed above the richest Imperial worlds and voidstations. They are pure cargo haulers, relatively simple in design, but conceived on a truly epic scale. They are almost self-contained worlds, where entire voidborn communities live out their lives, uncaring as to the vessels current owners or identities. Simply unloading the vessel is a mighty undertaking, requiring months at a time. There are larger ships (the Bountiful Beast of the Calixis Sector is 16 km long, for example, and the Misericord approaches that length while being substantially more massive) but the Universe class still dwarfs most Imperial ships it comes across.

It is rare for Rogue Traders to take one of these ships into the Koronus Expanse, as they are slow and inflexible craft. However, everything counts in large amounts.

Speed: 2
Manoeuvrability: -20
Detection: +5
Hull Integrity: 65
Armor: 12
Turret Rating: 1
Space: 94
SP: 45
Weapon Capacity: 1 Dorsal, 1 Port, 1 Starboard

Oversized Monstrosity: This vessel’s Speed cannot be increased by Components – if a Component would increase its Speed, it has no effect instead.
Secondary Power Genetorium: The Universe class is so large it comes pre-equipped with a unique Component, a Secondary Power Genetorium. The hull’s Space has already been reduced to account for this Component, which provides +10 power to the vessel in addition to that provided by the ship’s Plasma Drive.
Cargo Hauler: This vessel was designed for transporting goods on a massive scale, and no amount of retrofitting can fully change this. This Hull comes pre-equipped with four Main Cargo Hold Components (see page 203 of the RT core rulebook). The hull’s Space has already been reduced to account for these, however when the ship is constructed it must be able to provide a total of 8 Power to these Components.

Universe-class Mass Conveyor

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