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Frerrn Empress class Carrier by Norsehound Frerrn Empress class Carrier by Norsehound
The Empress class carrier was the paramount of carrier designs in the core- as it was the only 'supercarrier' in existence at the time. Though the design has it's origins in Asshur, several other countries operate them, and a few construct them under license. Because of their prominence in the affairs of the core, they've become a standard by which other warships were compared. In fact, because of their size and capability they are considered to be the only core-constructed example of a mass-produced mothership design- matched only by the Vaygr starships in the deep east.

By fifteen years after the Taiidani return to Hiigara, only thirty seven of these massive starships were being operated and many of them out of the Frerrn aggregate. Some predicted that this meant the Frerrn were preparing for an eventual war with the Kushan Empire, but thsi was forestalled when the empire collapsed from within. Instead, the Frerrn launched an invasion of the core some years later with their Empresses leading battle groups.

The Frerrn themselves have a high preference for plasma technology- despite how easy plasma bombs are to shoot down by lasers, and despite the long load times and cost to utilize the weapon. They are one of the only races in the core to employ plasma weapons as heavy weapons- constructing "Plasma Mortars" to lob oversized plasma bombs into enemy targets. While it's debatable if plasma weapons are a superior choice over ions, the Frerrn continue to place plasma weapons in high reguard over other direct-energy weapons systems.
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zsoca-san Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a good looking carrier...those wood-like decks gives it a nice retro feeling. Have you ever considered to make a quick sketch of the bottom or aft of the ship?
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IsamuBlackbox Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Nice spacy pre-ww2 carrier concept.
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Rifleman101 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I like this, i hope it is featured in one of your fics.

Are those wooden planks?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
Not literally :) Call it an anomaly from looking at historical Escort carriers for inspiration .
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TorisLaCroix Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
Very good design. It reminds me a bit the Japanese carriers during IIWorldWar.

This is still capital or it is mothership class vessel?

Still I like design of that ship.
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halonut117 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
are these all your own design or are they concept art for a game?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
All of them are pretty much my own designs... a sort of fan project for the computer game Homeworld.
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halonut117 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
most excellent, whats homeworld about exactly?
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Norsehound Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Homeworld is the story of a race of people who discovered that they were not native to the planet they were on, and launched a colony mission to their "real" homeworld.

But in doing so, they incurred the wrath and anger of the ancient empire that put them out there. The story follows the exiles as they fight their way to their true homeworld.

I recommend getting and playing it very highly.
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halonut117 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i shall try, my friend
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