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The Serpent-class Destroyer is very similar to the Griffon-class Battleship in terms of its loadout and design. It is a medium-sized, boxy vessel built by the Nivenian Empire equipped with a narrow-beam fusion drive and fusion missiles, largely defended by shields, and has a fusion ramjet for collecting and expelling the interstellar medium.

While the ship is almost invulnerable to plasma weapons, and has a strong defense against kinetics, it is weak against lasers and electron beans. The ship has plasma weapons and thermonuclear missiles comprising its armament, leading to them notably only being able to harm each other by imparting massive amounts of momentum through thermonuclear bombardment until the crew of the other ship is killed from the massive accelerations.

History[]

Armament[]

Main Components[]

Component Number Component type Other information
Protium Fusion Reactor 1 Power generation 10 GW to 120 TW output
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Main engine
  • 1.00 TN thrust
  • 8,500,000 m/s delta-V in onboard fuel
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 150 Reaction Control Systems 1 GN thrust each
Interstellar ramjet 1 Fuel extraction and refining
  • Minimum effective speed 5,000,000 m/s
  • Maximum effective speed 32,000,000 m/s
Basic Computer System 1 Computer System 750 GHz processing power, 400 GB RAM, 2700 1U pizzabox servers.
Life Support bay 2 Gravity, Food, Air, and Water generation 6.00 m/s^2 gravity, maximum sustainable crew 375,000.

Weapons[]

Weapon name Number Weapon type Energy Fire rate
Main Protium Fusion Rocket 1 Plasma 15 EW Continuous
Protium Fusion Thurster-Turret 125 Plasma 16 PW Continuous
Medium Missile Launchers 250,000 Explosive 850 PJ Single-use
Xtra-Large Missile Launchers 750 Explosive 2.1 ZJ Single-use

Armor[]

Armor material Thicknesss Energy to rupture Laser Resistance Energy to melt
CANT-TI Alloy 16.0 m 19.2 GJ/m^2 30 % reflectivity 94.6 GJ/m^2
Reflective Plating 0.5 m 2.5 MJ/m^2 98 % 7.2 GJ/m^2

Shields[]

Shield Backups Energy rating Resistances Vulnerabilities
Mk. 10 Quantum Chromodynamic Shield 8 15 TJ/mol quarks maximum rating Most plasma and kinetic weapons Lasers, electron beams, things with a whole lot of momentum

Affiliation[]

Empire name Number of Serpent-class destroyers in service Production capacity per month (number currently in production per month)
Nivenian Empire 200,000,000 600,000 (200,000)
General Information
Nivenian History after Dekemurios 32, 20 NE
Nivenia Space Core Systems (within 3.2 light-years)
Nivenia Space Rouge Planets
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