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A deep-system cruiser was a larger type of interplanetary policing and patrol vessel, used mainly in the Epsilon Eridani system by the Yellowstone Demarchy.

DSCs were quite often used in collaboration with the Panoply, whose law enforcement personnel (prefects) generally did not have authorisation to use ships larger than their agency's patrol cutters. During these police actions, DSCs were utilised in operations such as approaching suspect rogue Ultranaut crews and the like.

Due to the dearth of lighthuggers available to Demarchists and other customers in the later decades of the Belle Epoque and beyond, deep-system cruisers were often the fastest ships available to intercept another interplanetary vessel or a resting lighthugger. It was noted that if an Ultranaut crew decided to simply escape the system with their lighthugger, there was little the crew of a deep-system cruiser could do to prevent such a move. This necessitated a certain degree of careful planning for any police actions involving deep-system cruisers.

Notable deep-system cruisersEdit

Notable DSC pilotsEdit

AppearancesEdit

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See also Edit

  • Panoply cutter - The smaller (roughly large shuttle size) law enforcement vessel more commonly used by employees of the Panoply.
  • Demarchist military vessel - A similar large military ship type, in use by the Yellowstone Demarchists during the 26th century (possibly related, but this is unclear).
Spacecraft
SHUTTLES AND SMALL CRAFT*
Civilian shuttles/small craft: Trike | Tug | Cutter | Spherical shuttle | Flotilla excursion shuttle
Police shuttles/small craft: Panoply cutter
Individual shuttles/small craft: Melancholia of Departure (spherical shuttle)
Remontoire's 'Trident' fighter (outrigger fightercraft)
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ATMOSPHERIC SHUTTLES**
Coalition shuttle | Flotilla delta-winged shuttle
Cutter | "Claw" shuttle | Lighthugger orbital shuttle
Individual atmo-shuttles: Scavenger's Daughter | Dominatrix
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INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT (LARGE SPACESHIPS)
Civilian ships: Freighter | Liner | Hospital ship | Lighthugger in-system craft
Police and military ships: Deep-system cruiser
Demarchist military vessel | Conjoiner ''Moray''-class corvette
Individual ships: Bellatrix | Democratic Circus | High Catherine
Nightingale | Storm Bird | Universal Suffrage
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INTERSTELLAR SPACECRAFT (STARSHIPS)
Generation ships - Flotilla ships: Santiago, Islamabad, Brazilia, Palestine, Baghdad
Ramscoop starships - Atalanta
Lighthuggers - List (Sandra Voi, Nostalgia for Infinity, Zodiacal Light, Nightshade, Hirondelle, Petronel, etc.)
Alien starships - Void warren ("Caleuche")
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SPACECRAFT PROPULSION
Antimatter engines | Ramscoop | Conjoiner Drive | Stealth Conjoiner Drive
Dark Drive | Inertia-suppression Machinery | Cryo-arithmetic engine
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SPACECRAFT WEAPONRY AND DEFENCES
Magnetic railgun | Boser | Ack-am | Foam-phase Munition | Pin-head munitions
Camouflaging screens | Hypometric weapon | Bladder-mine

* - capable only of flight in the vacuum of space
** - double as both spacecraft and aircraft, depending on the need
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