Thursday, May 16, 2013

Origin of a Spaceship: Naga

Excerpt from: Origin of a Spaceship

  • a group of serpent deities in Hindu and Buddhist mythology
  • a sniping, domesticated battlecruiser

Background
The Naga is a new addition to the New Eden star cluster. Unlike many of the spaceships that have been domesticated over the centuries, the Naga is a fully domesticated spaceship bred into existence deep inside the shipyards off the Caldari State. These ships were bred for a singular purpose upon the Caldari battlefield.

However, their highly specialized nature caused a high casualty rate at first, almost wiping out the breeding program. Fortunately, a railgun specialist was located and the focus changed to work upon the Rokh genetic material as the base platform to good success.

Points of Interest
The Naga is a sleek, specialized battlecruiser bred for ranged combat. These spaceships do poorly in the wild and attempts to introduce them into psudo-domestication has failed.

Created with a hybridization of the Rokh and Rifter, the Naga has been developed with large turrets. It retains the split hull exoskeleton, a distinct trait gained from the Rifter, but maintains the sociability of the Rokh. However, attempts at retaining the gracefulness of the Rifter have failed, leaving the Naga slower than anticipated although swifter than other Caldari spaceships. This does not remove from the spaceships use in fleets but was a low blow for the Corporate Police Force Shipyards that bred this exotic beast.

Observations
While an effective machine in fleets, the Naga does not function well as a solitary creature. They tend to be nervous and skittish when alone. Also, due to their innate fragility in combating smaller ships, Naga are terrified of frigates and will often bolt from the field in a panic when confronted with one.

Pilots that specialize with this spaceship are known for their patience. Early introduction to frigates is a must when raising a spawn of Naga. Their social nature causes them to absorb into fleet social structure easily and their relative good nature and desire to please makes them easy to work with in large groups.

See also:
Rokh

1 comment:

  1. (tenuous) Notes from Uncle Travelling Noob:

    The story goes that the first trained and Naga was almost lost when used as a troop carrier. After preferring to carry and use soldiers to deal with a breakout at a Caldari biotech weapon plant, the ship, named "Sulaco", was promptly infected by returning troops carrying the weapon.
    After the incident and the fitting of long range rail guns the head of the Caldari megacorp in question was heard to describe future tactical use of the Naga as: "Just nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure"

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