Somtaaw "Martyr" MCV

Cataclysm Statistics

Class: Corvette
: 140 RUs
Build Time: 26 s
Support Req.: 4 SUs
Maneuverability: high
: 800 m/s^2
Max Velocity: 550 m/s
Hit Points: 80
Repair Rate: -
Sight Radius: 12,000 m
Firepower: -
Coverage: -
Mass: 110 tons
EMP Stun: 2.0 s
Leech Dam.: -

Salvage Points: 0
Repair Droids: 0
Nav Lights: 0
Leech Points: 0
Required Tech:
Fighter Drive
Holographic Emitter
Linking Technology

Upgrade Tech:
Quantum Explosive Charge
Advanced Fighter Drive
Armor Level 2


Weapons: Mult.: Damage: Range: Fire Time:
None - - - -
The Martyr is, in essence, a virtual corvette that is formed when two Mimic strike craft dock to form a larger composite vehicle known as an M.C.V. (Mimic Composite Vehicle). The double-hulled Martyr is capable of generating a much larger holofield than the solitary Mimic, and can disguise itself as various frigate-sized ships or very large asteroids. This greater disguise ability can be used offensively to lull an enemy into thinking that reinforcements have arrived for them, or defensively to make a desperate fleet seem much more substantial than it is, with the addition of 2 or 3 phantom frigates.

For more desperate times, the Martyr, like the Mimic, can be used as a suicide craft of devastating power. The overloading of the linked drives can pack enough explosive force to gut a Frigate-sized vessel. Theoretical work on quantum explosives could lead to an increased payload to this subtle and terrifying suicide corvette.

When left to their own devices, Martyr teams will often disguise themselves as a friendly damaged frigate and loiter at the edge of a battle, emitting a distress call. When enemy salvagers come alongside to take control of their prize, the Martyr will detonate, trading the lives of the two pilots for those of a dozen or more of the enemy. For revenge-driven Sleepers, there are few better ways to go...

The MCV originally had a pair of small mass drivers, but these were removed before release.