|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
|First Appearance:||Departure (Age of Aquarius)|
|Faction:||Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance|
|Commander:||Admiral Bei Wei Jian|
|Fate:||Survived Age of Aquarius|
222nd Nightwolves, other squadrons
Flagship of the 14th Battlegroup, the Orestes is one of the finest Erebus-class destroyers serving the GTVA during the Post-Capella period. The Orestes led the task force sent to Sol after the successful reopening of the collapsed jump node.
In Greek mythology, Orestes is the son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon, and is the subject of many myths centered around his madness and purification as a result of him killing his mother to avenge the death of Agamemnon at her hands eight years prior. The literal meaning of his name is "he who can conquer mountains".