Modified Agave-class Picket
500 metric tons
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The Nighthawk was commissioned to act as a mobile base of operations for the Dajorra Intelligence Agency.
It connects and directs the various and far flung agents, moles and spies the Agency has at its command, whilst maintaining a low profile.
The ship is heavily modified from the original design to allow it to operate deep in hostile territories. Furthermore, the ship itself would be expected to operate independently of both the Arcona Expeditionary Force and the Dajorra Defence Force; only occasionally coming into contact with both task forces for joint operations.
The Nighthawk and her crew spend long periods operating away from home, acting as Arcona’s eyes and ears, alerting the Shadow Clan to potential threats long before they ever come to be in a position to actually harm the Clan.
In some cases of reported threat, once orders have been received, the crew of the Nighthawk are heavily trained in a vast manner of combat oriented skill sets to handle situations requiring immediate action, giving the Team the ability to respond swiftly and efficiently.
The ship is heavily modified from the original Agave-class design to give it a sleeker, more streamlined appearance. Ostensibly, the craft could pass as a large ‘pleasure yacht’, however the modular design was put in mind with a number of upgrades.
So far, in addition to the modified hull, the Nighthawk possesses a Cloaking Device, allowing it to move undetected through enemy space.
Additionally, a hangar has been built into the lower portion of the craft, allowing it to host a small complement of support craft. Thus far, there are two Nu-class attack shuttles to act as landing craft, as well as the Captain’s own Stealth-X fighter.
The ship has also been prepared to have an augmented Hyperdrive, a dedicated AI computer, a Long Range Turbolaser designed to be fitted on a Destroyer, and Lamaninium Hull plating, however, those modifications are still in the research phase.
The Nighthawk has been designed for extended operations in deep space without many layovers, so the interior has been optimised for both efficiency and the crew’s comfort, though space is at a premium.
Small nods to comfort have been fitted, such as leather chairs, a full kitchen and two observation lounges, though it is rumoured that Teroch wants to turn one of the lounges into a small gym.
Some members of the crew hope that if the rumour is true it will be a communal one.
Deck Onerefresher, and even a fish tank (though the current occupant has yet to get any fish for it).
Added to this is a desk and terminal, a small seating area, a weapons display rack and some shelving.
Deck Twocockpit proper, where the helm and navigation stations are placed. Just aft of the cockpit is the forward airlock.
Down from those is the control centre, which is far more advanced than one would require for a simple picket. In it is the command station facing a tactical holographic display of the sector of space the ship is occupying, as well as a full three dimensional display of the ship. Aft of the Command station is the turbo lift, which usually has a pair of marines standing guard either side of the doors.
In the rear portion of the craft is a small but fully equipped laboratory on the starboard side, and on the port side is an intelligence/communications salo for handling both the large volume of communications as well as housing the encryption department.
In the centre of the deck is the dining and recreation area, with numerous tables, chairs and repeater displays.
The rear portion of the ship is taken up with the crew barrack, refreshers and the two observation decks, both port and starboard.
Deck FourReactor, Deck Four is dominated by 'Engineering.' A custom-designed Hypermatter Reactor was commissioned for the craft in order to simultaneously power it's many modifications, however, due to the immense amount of fuel needed to keep the reactor running, the Nighthawk can only go for about 3 months before needing to refuel.
Deck FiveHangar and the Armoury. The hangar is large enough to house a squadron of fighters and a pair of shuttles, however at present only houses the Captain's Stealth-X and a pair of Nu-class shuttles.
The Armory looks directly onto the Hangar floor and offers several workbenches for the members of the crew to repair, maintain and modify their weapons and armor. It is around the armory where the ship's Quartermaster oversees all supplies coming in and out of the 'Nighthawk.
It is a regular occurrence that the crew use the hangar as a sparring ground and also a firing range when it's not otherwise in use.
The modifications are what truly set the Nighthawk apart from every other ship in the galaxy. It was designed to be modular with a reactor far exceeding its base needs.
Unfortunately, the prohibitive cost of most of the intended modifications necessitated the need to purchase and install them over time so as not to cripple Arcona's military expenditure.
Installed upon all Agave-class pickets, the shotgun Hypertranciever allows instantaneous and secure communications.
The nature of the shotgun Hypertranciever means it is all but impossible to intercept or block, making it perfect for intelligence-based work.
The Nighthawks primary form of defense is remaining undetected and whilst all Agave-class picket's stealth systems are formidable, the addition of a Stygium Cloaking Device renders the 'Nighthawk' undetectable to anything not equipped with a Crystal Gravfield Trap.
|Nighthawk Dark Jedi Contingent|
|Captain Kordath||Ship's Captain|
|Commander Rulvak||Executive Officer|
|Nami Dalros||Communications Officer|
|Chief Zakath||Security Chief|
|Operative Nath Voth||Interrogations Officer|
|Helmsman Kalon Tsucyra Entar||Helmsman|
|Co-Helmsman Karth Orsai||Co-Helmsman|
|Ood Bnar||Ship's Doctor|
|Chief Trevor Grinstro||Chief Engineer|
|Dajorra Defence Force|
| ISDII Eye of the Abyss II • MJHC Lictor • MJHC Last Light • W/GSP Broken Blade • W/GSP Dark Artisan • W/GSP Light's Lament • AGV Nighthawk
|Arcona Expeditionary Force|
|NSD Invicta • NSD Encanis • BAC Darkest Night • BAC Shadow • ACC Shadehammer • AGV Valour's Fall
|Light is Limited; Darkness is Infinite.|