UEX Maitreya

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Saab shipyards

Description:

Blue Planet: War in Heaven Tech Description

Ok so you want an update? Brace yourself, it's a clusterfuck out there.

No, BULWARK never put me up to this. They've been silent since day one. Did I tell you I had to use my own leave time for this trip? I haven't seen my family in weeks.

The problem you know is the budget black hole - resources go in, nothing gets out. Where is it all going? We're funding paper crews, ships that don't exist. Entire frig- and crurons disappearing from FLEETNET. I asked for tracking help but MIDWINTER hasn't got back to me. I don't even know where she's based nowadays.

So I told you I followed the paper trail of Calder's white elephant all the way to Saab. Everything was legit. Saab shipyard received the Murugan hull and towed her away to Elis for scrap. After that it all gets fuzzy. Anyone who gets to Elis graveyard looking for answers gets turned away at the door. I don't think the admiral even knows what happened to his pet project.

So I went digging. I can't find anything on BULWARK, so does that rule out Fleet involvement? There must be someone here who knows what the fuck is going on. Cross referenced with FEDAYEEN but nothing came up. DARK CLOUD seems superficially involved but there's nothing specific anywhere. Maybe an offshoot Shivan project? Doesn't sound right though, they've never been interested in military resources.

And the headache is, this black hole needed a half-built battleship for some reason. It's got to be destroyer-scale. Any smaller and they'd just dig up one of the Purusha hulls in storage. No one's going to miss an old frigate.

Feel like I'm close to something. I'll be back at Europa in a couple days. Meet at Simak? We'll compare notes.

Developer Notes

Name Origin

The name Maitreya is derived from the Sanskrit word maitrī "loving-kindness", which is in turn derived from the noun mitra "friend". In the Buddhist Kalachakra teachings, Shambhala is ruled over by Maitreya, the future buddha.

Performance:

Statistics

Name UEX Maitreya
Type Experimental
Manufacturer Classified
Yaw, Pitch, Roll 150.0, 150.0, 150.0 s
Max Velocity 25 ms-1
Hitpoints 120 000 pts
Length 2093 m



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