ORFg Tychicus

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Tychicus is user made heavy frigate from Exile project.

Released version of the Tychicus


Exile - Tech Description:

Outer Rim Syndicate - Tychicus Heavy Escort Frigate

The crowning archivement of United Heavy Industries, the Tychicus-class heavy frigate was designed in 2349 as a more specialized complement to versatile Vitalius. At that time Syndicate intelligence was intensively spying on EFN shipyards and factories. Federation responsed to mass production of Vitalius with new warship classes and new tactics. Therefore a new heavy assault frigate was needed to confront the greatest EFN destroyers and carriers and assist ORS command centers which were located on Orion destroyers at that time. Tychicus was designed to fulfill both roles and to fulfill them with deadly effectiveness. It shares a simple cheap mainframe with Vitalius, but this is where similarities end. Tychicus is meant to be superior to all other frigates in every aspect. Its signature is The Trinity System consisting of Oculus Heavy Plasma Driver, Archangel Ion Cannon and a next-gen Newton-BFR-21a Reactor to power both components. Newton's efficiency vastly exceeded initial expectations giving huge power reserves, therefore the original project was complemented with deadly Revenant torpedo launchers and advanced anti-bomber weaponry - the Ion Lance. An experimental target-sync software coordinates fire of Ion Lances making them a nightmare for Federate fighter and bomber pilots. A simulation carried out in 2352 showed that with Oculus piercing even the most heavy armour and Archangel neutralizing subsystems and annihilating shields, a task force of three Tychicus frigates is capable of taking down the Lucifer and withstanding multiple bomber runs at the same time.

Credits List

  • Original concept and model - Kobrar44
  • Textures, mapping, conversion - Scooby_Doo
    • Second texture variant by Nyctaeus


ORFg Tychicus as seen in Exile


Type Heavy Frigate
Manufacturer Outer Rim Syndicate
Maneuverability N/A
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 30.0 s
Max Velocity 30.0 ms-1
Max Afterburner Velocity N/A ms-1
Armor 80000
Hitpoints N/A
Shields N/A
Length 782 m

Developer Notes

Tychicus is based on Scooby_Doo's Deimos and influenced by Rokh from EVE Online. Initial design was supposed to be armed with pair of heavy railgun cannons present on ORS destroyers, but later they were changed to unique weapons heavily influenced by Agressor-class destroyer from Star Wars: Empire at War - Forces of Corruption expansion.


Exile: Into the Dark Waters
Turret Type Amount
Tychicus Cannon A 1
Tychicus Cannon B 1
Syndicate Turret#Salvo 5
Ion Lance 16
Revenant#Cap 6

Veteran Comments

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This ship is exactly what it looks like - a big, flying gun or pair of guns to be precise. Upper spinal turret is actually designed to pierce shields and destroy subsystems, but only second feature is used in Into the Dark Waters. Lower is heavy, anti-hull plasma cannon. Both cannons were supposed to have linked firing mode, but this was scrapped. True power of Tychicus is her six Revenant torpedo tubes and 16 unique anti-fighter turrets. This ship has outstanding anti cap and anti fighter capabilities, and does not require fighter escort at all. Ion lances will rip apart enemy fighters and bombers quickly, especially when escort strip them down from shields first. Overall, this is probably the most exotic warship of the ORS, based on weaponry unique for this class. Look inside spinal cannons. Scooby modelled some really cool greebles there!

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