Tell us about your flagship


(Caroline Grace) #1

I thought I would create a topic where you could share your flagship, the spaceship that would be considered the most important hull you own for any reason you find relevant. The spaceship you always bring first into peaceful events to carry the weight of your name, or into daring battles among the stars.

Would it be the omnipresent Friendship? Or the real hull of the dark behemoth of Erebus? Perhaps it would be the smallest spaceship of them all, a frigate, but with a story that cannot be forgotten.

Share your most spectacular flagship you own, the story of her, her crew, her homedock and anything else you find fruitful for the interstellar audience.

● Full name of the flagship
● Nickname
● Class
● Age
● Homedock
● Builder
● Status (in service, destroyed…)
● Souls on board (crew, janitors…)
● Purpose (combat, diplomacy…)
● Reasons for flagship designation
● Favorite moments


(Mizhara Del'thul) #2

Ah well, why not? It’s not like her existence is a secret.



  • Name: The Gripdjur’s Ófriðr is a pride of mine
  • Nickname: She has no nickname.
  • Class: The Hel is a Matari Super Carrier, primarily shield focused.
  • Age: You don’t ask a lady her age. Especially one this… hostile.
  • Homedock: Between deployments, she rests in Basgerin.
  • She was built by Suas, singer, entertainer, industrialist and veteran capsuleer.
  • Status: Resting comfortably. Probably will keep doing so until design changes or advancements in shield tech.
  • Crew: Confidential.
  • Purpose: Primarily one of the most dangerous purveyors of violence and destruction in New Eden, the Super Carriers are also magnificent logistics platforms, able to carry large amounts of fitted and combat ready ships around New Eden.
  • Designated as Flagship because: … really? You have to ask?
  • Favorite moments: “So Athen (head Fleet Commander of MC), I got a super. Super channel access please.” “Okay, let me check the feeds.” “Mhm.” “… that’s a Hel. Denied.”

This is one of those times when style and pride goeth before the fall. The Hel is something I have wanted for years before I finally pulled the trigger and procured one, now that they can be docked. However, they suffer from a fatal flaw: They’re designed in such a way that their armor configuration is terrible, and on the kind of scales these ships usually get deployed in, shield tank is a terrible option for capsuleer combat. It’s an incredibly powerful vessel but it’s a blade in a situation where what you really want is an anvil, so unless you’re happy spending your days making sizable dents in the baseliner population of New Eden, it’s a poor choice of combat vessel. Nonetheless, it is my pick for a Flagship simply because this may not always be the case. Some day, the Hel will be as terrifying on the field as it deserves. Today however, is not that day.

Until then, a Nyx will have to do…

… I guess. What’s yours?

Updated image bank:


Summary



Because that new paintjob deserves it.


(Vlad Cetes) #3

● Full name of the flagship: Argent Rift
● Nickname: None
● Class: Leviathan, Caldari Titan
● Age: Unknown
● Homedock: Triumvireichstag, between operations
● Builder: Unknown
● Status (in service, destroyed…): In Service
● Souls on board (crew, janitors…): 0 organics, classified synthetics
● Purpose (combat, diplomacy…): Capital ship destruction destruction through citadel missile and doomsday application. Subcapital and space time disruption through SOCT Bosonic Field Generator weapon. Planetary destruction through targeted bombardments to destroy life
● Reasons for flagship designation: Obvious
● Favorite moments: “Did you pull a Garst?” “No we actually hit bridge instead of jump. But almost jumped”


(Lulu Lunette) #4

  • Name: ☾Wild
  • Nickname: A (The) Savage Moon Gila
  • Class: Guristas Pirate’s Gila Class Cruiser
  • Age: Unknown (I got it as a gift) :wink:
  • Homedock: J223650 Astrahus Bubble Gum Star G5 (Pink)
  • Builder: Unknown - I received this Gila in particular from another Capsuleer named Harrigan VonStudly, who used to do level 5 missions with it in the Bleak Lands. I believe it was mothballed for quite some time before he gave it to me.
  • Status: In Service
  • Crew:
  • Purpose: Scouting and Long Term Exploration, specifically in high/low security and class one and two wormholes. (Can do class three wormhole exploration with a fleet)
  • Reasons for Flagship Designation: This is the standard vessel for a member of Savage Moon Society. Members were not required to fly it but it was highly encouraged!
  • Favorite Moments: This ship has survived multiple PvP encounters solo (even when outnumbered as many as 5 to 1) and has even been brought back from the dead due to an unfortunate socket closure.

(Arrendis) #5

● Name: Sinner Ascendant
● Nickname: The Fat Pig
● Class: Hel-class Supercarrier
● Commissioned: Sept 12, YC118. Completed shakedown trials and entered active service, Oct 22, YC118
● Homedock: 1DQ1-A
● Builder: Dekswat Consortium
● Status: In-Service
● Crew Compliment: [REDACTED]
● Purpose: Active-duty combat vessel
● Reasons for flagship designation: She’s a frelling Hel.
● Favorite moments: First time aligning under combat conditions—when questioned why the ship was taking so long to align, the XO (who had served as XO of my Nidhoggur-class carrier as well) responded ‘Because she’s a damned fat pig of a ship, that’s why!’


(Veikitamo Gesakaarin) #6

● Full name of the flagship: Do Not Mistake My Smile And Affectation For Outward Calm And Repose As Denial Of The Tendency For Occassional Mischief And High Velocity Ultraviolence When The Exigent Notions Of Rage And Joy Demand Revelry In Destruction
● Nickname: shotgun 7 (SCC Registry)
● Class: Kestrel
● Age: Used since February YC 115
● Homedock: Nonni 3 - M1 Kaalakiota HQ
● Builder: Some guy selling it in Jita 4-4
● Status: Retired
● Souls on board: None
● Purpose: Memento Mori
● Reasons for flagship designation: It felt apt at the time
● Favorite moments:

It was one of the first Kestrel hulls built according to the “Shotgun Kestrel” design and doctrine in line with discussions and talks with Desiderya Tuulinen during the early days of Pyre Falcon Defence and Security in requiring a cheap, easy to use and effective frigate class line ship to use against the prevailing atron swarm doctrines used by the FDU at the time while still in the State Protectorate in the early months of YC 115.

Given the initial name of, “shotgun 7” out of a batch of 10 prefit hulls she has managed to survive almost 4 years of constant use in warzones from Black Rise, Placid, Essence, Metropolis, The Bleak Lands, Devoid, and Heimatar.

While the other Kestrels from that initial batch are now long gone, “shotgun 7” has somehow managed to survive all these years. From the early days in Ienakkamon, using it in small five man gangs, to the sieges of Heydieles where it fought outnumbered against the FDU, to the lonely days in Tasti when we first explored Evati and Lasleinur as forward deployment zones, to living in Egghelende along with Shalee Lianne and In Exile, and all the way to the long months of harvesting TLF killmails this one little Kestrel has managed to stay with me during my tenures with PY-RE.

I have had too many moments with it, too many battles fought integrated with its hull, but always it has somehow managed to survive them all over the years. Even sometimes warping out of an engagement after having managed to slingshot out of a tacklers range with the barest sliver of hull left, with nothing but broken modules and twisted armour plates venting superheated plasma it has been repaired over and over again to fight its next battle when it was required to.

One day I just decided to retire it because losing all the memories contained within its hull would have just felt like a loss greater than a cheap frigate should incur.

So I retired it with the few killmarks it managed to score when they were introduced in Nonni, and it is still there and will always be there just as it always has been for me:

shotgun 7.

So while there exists many Kestrels out there, that Kestrel is mine for it carries with it for me the meaning and beauty to be found not just in memory and nostalgia, but also in a tool well worn in having fulfilled its purpose.


(Jev North) #7

Sometimes a ship is just a ship.


In response to Miss North
(Jason Galente) #8

● Name: Ereka
● Nickname: N/A
● Class: HAM Legion
● Age: 9 months
● Homedock: J233658 - ‘Lt Dan’, Fortizar-class
● Builder: An industrialist in J233255
● Status: In Service
● Crew: Varies. A full complement consists of two squads of Marines and 50 crewmen. 0 Days Since Last Incident.
● Purpose: Frontline brawler (J-space ship of the line)
● Reasons for flagship designation: One of my most instrumental doctrine vessels, a vessel I named after a loved one, and a vessel which has miraculously survived many losing scenarios. After 9 months of regular use as a line ship, it has yet to die and always performs well.
● Favorite moments: Escaping the fall of J233255 against all odds after a total military defeat, surviving a multi-carrier hotdrop, surviving a losing battle against Lazerhawks, surviving a J-space gank consisting of multiple Proteii and a Sleipnir.


(Sakura Nihil) #9

Aww, that’s cute.

Right then, figure I’ll contribute… Please pardon the lack of pictures, but I’m away from the fleet hangar at the moment…

● Name: Fairview
● Nickname: N/A
● Class: Pulse Zealot
● Age: 6+ Years
● Homedock: Faded Light Reserve Base, Reblier System
● Builder: Unknown, purchased at auction, Jita 4-4
● Status: Reserve Status, 1st Fleet, Black Squadron
● Souls on Board: No Comment
● Purpose: Small-gang fleet combat
● Reasons for flagship designation: Fairview, in her prime, was the epitome of what a ship should be - tough, able to take many serious hits, while being able to dish out damage at both close and long ranges. Moreover, the Zealot hull itself has always been one of my favorite, especially early models that were capable of extremely high speeds. While her time has passed for the moment, eventually I feel she’ll have a chance to return to prominence.
● Favorite Moments: Between me and Fairview.


(Mizhir) #10

I don’t have something that I would consider a flagship. I see ships more of as a tool so I need different tools for different jobs. So I never got attached to ships in a way to call them my flagship. However I have a pair of svipuls that comes close to this title.

● Full name of the flagship: FF v2 & Shield
● Nickname: Braca & Shirilla
● Class: Svipuls
● Age: A little bit under two years
● Homedock: Amarr VIII (Oris) Emperor Family Academy
● Builder: Unknown. They were purchased in bulk by someone else than me
● Status (in service, destroyed…) Braca: Retired & Shirilla: Destroyed
● Souls on board (crew, janitors…) None (However I had called the spirits of my ancestors to guide me)
● Purpose (combat, diplomacy…) Alliance Tournament XIII. Both were heavy tackle / Screening. Braca was fitted with armor defense and Shirilla with shield.
● Reasons for flagship designation: Both were ships that brought us to the finals

Braca (top right corner) attacking the enemy logi in the match versus Exodus

Shirilla locked in a duel against Casper24´s Svipul after sucessfully screening him.

Storytime

Before Alliance Tournament ATXIII I was flying Svipuls extensively thus having built up a considerable amount of experiance with the ship class. When I was headhunted for the tournament team for The Camel Empire it was natural that I was one of the pilots assigned for flying this ship that was seen in many of our setups. Braca and his sister Shirilla were the ships I flew all the way to the winner’s bracket finals and they served me well.

Braca was equipped for armor based setup and was both heavier and sturdier than his sister. My favourite moment with Braca was the match against the Exodus team which started out poorly for our team. However a change in strategy allowed us to better utilize our wing of tactical destroyers (2 svipuls + 2 confessors) and turn the tide of the fight. Braca survived the tournament and now rests in my hangar in Amarr. A well deserved retirement for my brave but vicious bull.

Shirilla was on the other hand equipped with shield defenses and while she was not as sturdy as her brother she was faster and with sharper teeth. Her moment of glory came in the first fight against Warlords of the Deep. I was tasked with screening Casper24 who flew a svipul similar to Braca. Casper24 is one of the most talented smallship pilot I have encounter however I managed to outmaneuver him and land tackle on him in a safe distance from our vulnerable scimitar. For most of the match Casper24 and I were locked down in some sort of duel and both of us knew that the only way to break free was destroying the opponent. All this happened while the rest of the match raged on and while the logistics ships of each time periodically repaired Casper24’s svipul and Shirilla. As the match turned in our favour the Oneiros could not keep Casper24’s svipul up and I won the duel.

Unfortunately, Shirilla was destroyed in the first match against Pandemic Legion. Their 720mm artillery canons were able to tear through her shields within 10 seconds of the match beginning before Shirilla could pick up speed. It was an honorable death for Shirilla as facing the firepower 2 Sleipnirs, 2 Morachas and 1 Cynabal is something no pilot of a small ship would want to. We lost the match but luckily it was a best out of 3 so in the 2nd match Braca avanged his fallen sister by tearing through the PL bombers and we won the 3rd match too.


(Mina Sebiestar) #11

Drone feed of MISC Albatross maiden flight leaving low orbit cidatel berth escorted by diplomatic shuttles.

  • Name: MISC Albatross
  • Nickname: Flying Fortress
  • Class: ROKH-class Battleship
  • Purchased: YC 117
  • Homedock: Hek VIII - Moon 12 - Boundless Creation Factory
  • Builder: Unknown ship obtained on trading docks of Dodixie IX - Moon 20 - Federation Navy Assembly Plant
  • Status: In service
  • Crew: Normal complement 1 pod pilot up to 400 crewman max capacity up to 2200 crewman and civilians.
  • Purpose: Diplomatic Envoy,Trade Emissary.
  • Reason for Flagship Designation: MISC official 2 year Flagship rotation.
  • Favorite Moments: Christening a ship and ceremonial launch ship time is yet to come.

    MISC Albatross final approach Luminaire VII (Caldari Prime) Federal Admission Information Center

Just recently this ship is designated as Flagship of MISC corporation to replace two year prior Maelstrom-class Battleship for much needed maintenance, refit and systems wide updates after non stop active service.
Limited armaments heavy shielding.

Smooth sailing are wished upon her.


(Rock McLargeHuge) #12

● Full name of the flagship: A.R.K. Voracity
● Nickname: "Munchy"
● Class: Outer Ring Excavations HULK class
● Age: 4 Months
● Homedock: Sotiyo-class Engineering Complex “HurtLocker”, deep in Insmother
● Builder: Rock McLargeHuge
● Status: In service
● Souls on board: Myself, my Amarrian slaver hound Jack (means more to me than the ship) and a band of workers I have taken to calling something that rhymes with “Ore Spores”: the kind of people who tend to materialize when vast mineral riches are discovered in a region - and quickly disappear again when they find out that Jack has a zero-tolerance policy for thievery. (Blame the hound, not me - I’d have just let them off with a warning…)
● Purpose: Making me wealthy
● Reasons for flagship designation: Why not a Rorqual or even an Orca? When I became a capsuleer, I set about building my fortune. Building it. Personally. Not with servile robots, but with my own two strip miners. There’s a certain pride in feeling the mass of the ship increase with mineral yield and to hear the sweet jingling sound of mineral wealth pouring into the ore hold. It’s truly glorious.
● Favorite moment: Watching the first Naglfar-class dreadnought I built with the minerals I pulled from cold, sharp rock floating through space undock, transmit a gracious “o7”, and vanishing as it jumped to another system to join the fray with its allies. My spirit (and my wallet) soared!


(Lauralite Anne Brezia) #13

● Name: Aurora Borealis
● Nickname: The Neohome
● Class: Porpoise class Industrial Command and Support Ship
● Age: 6 months
● Homedock: Archavoinet - Maractite Foundry, an Azbel Class Engineering Complex
● Builder: Zanith Solette
● Status : In Service(slightly singed)
● Souls on board: 12 Marines, 7 Drone Maintenance Technicians, 3 Life Support Technicians, 15 Researchers, 10 General Crew, and 1 Janitor
● Purpose: Long Endurance Anoikis Research Diving
● Reasons for flagship designation: While I’m often more a combat-oriented pilot, the Aurora has been the ship I’ve flown the most frequently, especially into the recesses of Anoikis. A dangerous task, especially considering its non-covert nature. It has slipped through ambushes, survived sleeper encounters, and has ripped open more reliquaries than I care to recount.
● Favorite moments: The longest running deep excursion that I’ve put the big girl through in Anoikis. Two weeks of isolation out in the black. Scanning down relic caches, and poking at my crew over the ship internal comm. One particular incident during this excursion involved an Angel relic cache. I’d engaged the relic analyzer and was in the process of ripping the cache open when an Astero landed on-grid and tried to engage, likely to pin the Aurora down while a bigger ship could land and deliver a crippling blow. Thankfully, a flight of EC-300 drones were in the deployment bays, ready to fly and disrupt aggressive sensors, and I was able to get the Aurora to warp off as a Curse and Legion landed on the field. Lost the drones, but kept the ship. Closest she ever came to going down, and still one of the best moments.


(Cristophe Charante) #14

● Full name of the flagship: Reprisal
● Nickname: "Buck-oh-five"
● Class: Vindicator-class Battleship
● Age: 2 years
● Homedock: Aunia I - Moon 11 - Federation Navy Assembly Plant
● Builder: Unknown
● Status: Retired, on display
● Souls on board: presently only janitors and marines for security. In her prime, she was staffed with a multitude of freed Matari slaves - all volunteers - who wanted hands-on starship combat training and experience.
● Purpose: Pest control.
● Reasons for flagship designation: For starters, she’s nothing short of drop-dead gorgeous. Second, the bounties she has earned me clearing rats from Sinq Laison have paid for much of the rest of my personal fleet. Third - and quite possibly most importantly - the charred biomatter of Serpentis, Amarr, and Caldari corpses she has left in her wake would equate in both size and mass to a small moon: my “Kill On Sight” standings with these villainous hegemonies serve as proof. I couldn’t have done this without her. She is the pride of my collection.
● Favorite moments: When those who would act to undermine the Gallente Federation would set up shop in Sinq Laison, I was often called to “take care” of the problem: almost exclusively with Blaster Cannons. After returning victorious, I would assemble with my crew in the cargo bay, we’d crack open some cold brews, and always give the same toast…

You see, since the dawn of civilization humanity has know that freedom always comes at a cost. Poems and songs have detailed this to one extent or another throughout the ages. One of our favorite battle hymns, passed down from generation to generation throughout the millennia is the ancient epic “Freedom Isn’t Free”.

So we would hoist our frothy brews in the air and say, “Today, we gave our buck-oh-five!”

And thus, the Reprisal earned her nickname.


(Kalaratiri) #15

● Full name of the flagship: HKS Anukis
● Nickname: "Best Girl"
● Class: Stork class Command Destroyer
● Age: 16 months
● Homedock: J115405 “RAGE” - “Fort Knocks” Keepstar
● Builder: Unknown, obtained from Jita markets
● Status: In service
● Souls on board: Classified
● Purpose: Aggressive negotiation with unwilling participants
● Reasons for flagship designation: She is my favorite ship to fly. She’s tough, she’s fast, and she handles like a dream.
● Favorite moments: While waiting on a gate in Wicked Creek, a hostile Cyclone class Battlecruiser was reported warping towards me. As I watched the hostile Cyclone decelerate out of warp onto my grid, I was able to activate my Micro Jump Field Generator with such timed precision that in the single second between the Cyclone exiting its warp field and activating the stargate, he was whisked 100km away.


(Syenna Celeste) #16

[No images exist of The Olga due to the - at the time - Classified nature of the collaborative Jackdaw project.]

● Full name of the flagship: Queen Olga’s Revenge
● Nickname: The Olga
● Class: Jackdaw (YC117 Prototype)
● Age: ~4 months at time of destruction.
● Homedock: Lasleinur VI, Moon 15, Kaalakiota Corporation Factory (Historical)
● Builder: Kaalakiota, Lai Dai, 24th Imperial Crusade, Pyre Falcon Defence and Security Research Division.
● Status: Destroyed YC117-10-14, Aldranette solar system, by a Villore Accords Hurricane fleet following an ambush. Inquest concluded that the brash actions of the pilot led to the destruction of the ship.
● Souls on board: 75 at time of destruction. Due to the nature of the destruction of the vessel, there were no survivors except for the capsuleer pilot. Her pod was not destroyed subsequent to the destruction of the vessel.
● Purpose: Protoype combat vessel.
● Reasons for flagship designation: Highly successful combat record during its brief service period, which resulted in a sort of cult following amongst peers.
● Favorite moments: Single handed destruction of a Minmatar Militia fleet in the Arnher solar system. Survival against incredible odds on more occasions than this pilot keeps cached. Carried its pilot to the top ten rankings of a popular capsuleer killboard.

The Queen Olga’s Revenge was one of the earliest Jackdaw class tactical destroyers, acquired by Pyre Falcon Defence and Security as part of a collaborative programme involving Kaalakiota, Lai Dai and the 24th Imperial Crusade. Initially slated for its expense compared to competing approaches to outfitting the at the time freshly revealed Jackdaw, it incorporated the specialist shield boost amplifiers of Lai Dai with the a custom designed pair of capacitor boosters provided by the 24th Imperial Crusade to fit the relatively small hull.

The Olga quickly proved its worth in the defense of the “Evati Triangle”, seeing off a variety of opponents in single combat and against small fleets, even proving itself capable of aggressively pursuing a Gila class cruiser before taking it down single handedly, while under fire from sentry guns.

In the end the project was too expensive to adopt at a corporate level, but several Falcons did buy the pre production run out of their own pockets. With the revised Jackdaw put into production in YC118, the surviving Queen Jackdaws were permanently retired in accordance with DED guidelines.

I suppose I should also explain the name: The original “Queen Olga” was a Daredevil class frigate that I’d been using in the weeks leading up to my introduction to the collaborative Jackdaw project. It was destroyed in the failed defense of Todifrauan, hours before the first Jackdaw was delivered. It seemed only natural to name one for the other.


(Coulter Phelps) #17

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● Full name of the flagship: CPS Zooper Dooper
● Nickname: Zoops
● Class: Widow-Class Battleship
● Age: 5 years
● Homedock: Classified
● Builder: Kaalakiota
● Status: Reactivated in a classified location.
● Souls on board: 665
● Purpose: Originally bought just to be a flagship, she was later properly fit up for jumping into Pure Blind for PH ops. She sports a Raata-Sunset SKIN. Current mission is classified.
● Reasons for flagship designation and Favourite Moments: It is by far the most expensive ship I own. When the State decided to recall the Scorpions and Widows for redesign, I was happy enough with its new looks I decided to drop the money on a pretty paintjob rather than save up for the (at the time, I’ve since gotten one) ridiculously expensive Nightmare. I was going to put my Yacht up here, but that would be better off saving for ‘Tell us about your house’. Coming back after so long and seeing this big red beast floating in my hangar - covered in dust - made me almost break down. Seeing how much it has appreciated in value just put a big goofy grin on my face. Finally getting to use its jump drive for the first time, feeling the power of jumping across multiple systems in the blink of an eye… that’s why she’s my flagship.


(Scipio Artelius) #18

Full name: GM Potato
Nickname: Sinful Sally
Class: Sin class Black Ops Battleship
Age: 3 years
Homedock: EZA-FM (Syndicate)
● CreoDron designed, built with love by Violet Crumble
● In Service
● 112 lost souls on board (and they love it)
Purpose: Nothing more satisfying than emerging out of nothing with violent intent.
Reasons for flagship designation: Just when someone thinks they’ve engaged an easy target, surprise, honey I’m here.
Favorite moments:

Back in YC117-118, Brave Lollipops Division operated for a time in Syndicate, favoring the coward gank style of pvp. One of my close friends had been caught by a Sabre in her capsule just minding her own business, innocently transiting between systems.

Being rather easy to trigger, she had a mind for revenge. She jump cloned to her hunting Loki and gave me a friendly ahoy to see if I could help out. Is my name Scipio? Of course I can help.

On entering MHC-R3, she found not only the Sabre still there, but these nasty candy eaters had bought a Tornado into system as well. Their little sugary brains must have been long caramelised though, because the Sabre had dropped a can 70km off the 6E-578 gate and while burning back to the gate, the Tornado warped to the can.

Their plan was a simple one. Bubble up on gate and alpha targets from range with the Tornado.

Unfortunately, one clocky Loki also managed to warp to the can before it had been destroyed and decloaked 5km off the Tornado, just as our hapless antiheroes were ready to spring their trap.

Locked up, scrammed and engaged, the Tornado wasn’t going anywhere. But neither did he want to. He engaged back and the Sabre started burning in to bubble up. They thought, easy kill.

Oops, covert cyno…“honey, I’m here”.

The Sabre ran like stuck pig and the Tornado pilot cried something about leet combat as he died without killing a thing.

Was a very pleasing kill. I can out coward kill anyone in this thing.


(Che Biko) #19

Full name: Axii Ston Momaki
Nickname: -
Class: Astero frigate
Age: Unknown. Our maiden flight was on 118.06.05, over 2 years ago.
Home dock: CLASSIFIED
Builder: Unknown
Status: In service
Souls on board: ~20 crew (Including medics)
Purpose: SAR (Search And Rescue) patrols
Reasons for flagship designation: This is my favorite ship because it helps me save lives most directly. This is also most often my choice for traveling, so I am always prepared when I encounter people in need of rescue.
Favorite moments: The SAR patrols with SFRIM, which were a gift in honor of my birthday this year. Every time I save lives, especially where/when I did not expect to do so.
And, not really a favorite moment, as I almost lost her then: barely escaping my first 0.0 gatecamp when foolishly taking her through null sec to Postouvin, while not fitted properly to do so.


(Teinyhr) #20

● Full name of the flagship: Jormungand
● Nickname: The Lady
● Class: Machariel, Battleship
● Age: Unknown, all onboard databases scrubbed and reset sometime prior to purchase - presumed at least 7 years.
● Builder: Unknown, because of the above.
● Homedock: Withheld
● Status: In service
● Souls on board: 1,700-2,400
● Purpose: Primarily non-capsuleer combat activities (rogue drone infestation clearing etc.), but is fitted with anti-capsuleer capabilities in mind, the known universe being what it is.
● Reasons for flagship designation: Excessive sentimental value

Named after a mythical beast, the Lady is physically the largest and the oldest ship I currently own. It was bought in Hek, around 7 years ago. It came with some non-standard modifications, and has been further modified while in my care with better firing control, propulsion, shield and auxiliary systems to name some changes.
An interesting tidbit is that as stated, all of the ships databases were purposefully and quite thoroughly erased some weeks before being put on sale - whether this actually means the ship has some sinister, unknown history or if this was done by the seller just to add intrigue is naturally quite impossible to tell, especially in the case of a used vessel.

Due to the ships age and other factors it has become quite dear to me, and if I ever lose it, yes, I will be sad. There is something incredibly comforting in the way the reactors, power transfer coils and numerous other small but important functions feel while commanding this ship. If you could call a ship “a happy place”, this one would be such a thing.

As such, I expose it to minimal danger these days. That said, if she ever goes down, it will be in a blaze of glory, in an end it deserves, not just rotting away in a hangar.