|The following information has not been confirmed by Volition |
and is therefore not canon for the FreeSpace universe.
WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the following storylines: Derelict
- Ship class: SD Lucifer
- In service: Derelict
- First appeared: The Horror in the Deep
- Fate: Destroyed at the end of Derelict
- Name origin: Nyarlathotep comes from H.P. Lovecraft's works
The Nyarlathotep was a remnant of the Shivan fleet that attacked the Ancients. It was found in a derelict state in subspace and transferred to Tau Sigma Station for research. Weeks later, the Shivans hidden inside in stasis awoke and took over the ship. The Nyarlathotep then led a Shivan fleet across GTVA space in an attempt to link up with the Sathanes in Capella using the Shivan Knossos. A Terran corvette loaded with explosives rammed and destroyed the vessel at the last moment, preventing the main Shivan fleet from reaching Vega.