A Little Shadow Ship History
During the last Shadow uprising
one-thousand years ago (circa 1260 AD), several Battlecruisers
were placed in storage on far-flung worlds; insuring that not all their
vessels would be destroyed in the coming conflict with the First Ones.
In 2253, a Shadow Battlecruiser was discovered 300 feet below the Martian
surface on Syria Planum.
Another Battlecruiser was found
in the Sol system in 2260. This time it was buried in the ice on Ganymede,
a moon of Jupiter. The Psi Corps and IPX did not want to give this vessel
up. Deciding to take it for their own uses, so that they could be more
like the Shadows, they installed their own unprepared Core. The resultant
insane ship destroyed the Ganymede research station and was itself killed
by the White Star.
You can learn more about this period of time by activating the jumpgate
and jumping to XENOBIOLOGICA
Shadow ships can also fire some
type of pulse weapon that can collapse a vessels
jump point into Hyperspace. Once
locked onto a target, a Shadowvessel
will follow that target until it has destroyed it.
Shadows vesselsdo not form a
Jump Point into Hyperspace; instead, they"slide"
Shadow's also use this technology to cloak their vessels.
This cloak putsthem
somewhere between "real space" & "first
cloaked, nothing can harm the Shadow vessel in or out
Until the ship fully enters either
one of the two dimensions,it will beinvulnerable. This cloak,however,
doesn'tseem to function inatmosphere. Current
documentationindicates that these vesselsalso carry
some 20 to 30 fighters.
Although Shadow Cruisers have
excellent stealth capabilities, their propulsion system
disrupts the local hypserspace around their position and leaves a trailof
unique neutrino emissions that can be detected by modern sensor systems.
Although their technologycan block
such emissions, the Shadows care littleabout being detected.
Any inquisitive ships are swiftly & leathally dealt with.
Shadow vessels are a completely
biological organism, and their central control mechanism is a biological
entity. The Shadow warship's only "apparent"weaknessis
the fact that it's central processor
is a biological entity.
can usehis/her gift to interfere with a Shadow vessel's operating
system. This weakness
was the key to defeating the Shadows
in the last great
war. Knowing this, the Shadows
began using human telepaths
in their operating system. The human telepaths were modified with
bionic implants & used as weapon
componentsin Shadow vessels. It is unknown how many telepathswereor
have been addedinto Shadow ships at this time.
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