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Image Source: Here. Artistic licence. Trees not to scale.

Affiliation: Clan Rekali, extremely select customers

ManufacturerClan Rekali, with contributions from Mandal Hypernautics

Model: Ruus’ika Habitation Sphere

Modularity: Climate can be changed, and the surface can be reconfigured. Buildings can be constructed on the surface, and multifunction interior spaces can be used for various kinds of manufacturing or more habitation.

Production: Semi-unique

Material: Havod, dirt.

ClassificationHabitation Sphere/Worldcraft (Miniature)

 

Length: 4000 meters

Width: 4000 meters

Height: 4000 meters

 

Armament: 7, primarily Vulcan mass-driver flak cannons.

 

Hangar: 10 squadrons, type based on the preferences of the customer.  

Special Features:

 

Maneuverability:  20

Speed Rating:  20

Hyperdrive Class: 3

 

Strengths:

  • Home to a ludicrous amount of people, depending on configuration.

  • Outstanding shields, and the ability to donate them to properly equipped defenders in extremis.

  • Though climate is set upon manufacture, it can be adjusted if necessary.

  • Has a much shallower gravity well than a planet, massively reducing surface-to-orbit transit costs.

  • Can be created to look like basically any planet ever (though very tall trees aren’t really an option, due to the possibility of growing through the atmospheric fields, etc.).

  • It’s tough to sneak up on a Ruus’ika.

Weaknesses:

  • Slower than mud.

  • Lightly armed.

  • Though the interior is well armoured, the exterior surface is much like that of a planet. If shields go down, that’s serious vulnerability.

 

Description: The Ruus’ika (‘Little Rock’ or ‘Pebble’) is a miniature habitation sphere/worldcraft. It is loosely based upon the Girth of Gluttony, Emperor Voracitos’ battlesphere, which was captured and analyzed by Mandal Hypernautics and Ember Rekali. The Ruus'ika is unique in that, like ancient worldcraft, it is covered in dirt.

 

The outermost portion of the sphere is made up of thirty-five decks, with gravity oriented inward, feet facing the core. In effect, these layers constitute thirty stories of residential catacombs beneath the surface. Each of these decks is roughly 50 square kilometres. A similar amount of space is contained in the inner decks, which are stacked, feet facing the south pole. The result is over two thousand square kilometres of space used for residence, industry, and commerce. To a reasonable degree, this space can be customized for the buyer. A desert spaceport configuration, or a dense population living beneath a jungle, or a manufacturing setup under an urban sprawl -- at time of manufacture, a Ruus’ika can be adapted to the demands of the customer, creating a miniature planet analogue with the living space of a large island. Multiple-redundant atmospheric containment fields, radiation shielding, gravitic machinery and inertial compensators, along with planetary shielding and optional transparisteel bubbles, keep the surface population -- if any -- as safe as you can get on a planet.

 

The Ruus’ika has a cargo capacity and crew requirement which are comparable to a trade station of similar size. Passenger complement and consumables rating depend upon configuration, with lightly populated Ruus’ike able to survive indefinitely on the produce of the biome and internal hydroponics bays. Waste heat is turned into geothermal power as a tertiary energy source. A Ruus’ika, like any habitation sphere, is a self-contained city. Due to size constraints, the Ruus’ika makes for a single-biome environment, except for arctic polar valleys that hold the shield generators and relevant defenses. The following climate options are available for the exterior surface, with any degree of balance between urbanization and natural-appearing climate:

  • Snow/ice

  • Grassland

  • Coniferous or deciduous forest

  • Jungle

  • City

  • Desert

  • Mountainous

  • Ocean

 

Additionally, landforms and so forth can be shaped into custom logos. It is entirely possible to have a miniature planet bearing the symbol of a government, an organization, or a corporation. Common decency applies.

 

So far as light is concerned, buyers have a variety of options. The combination of atmosphere, containment fields, radiation attenuators and so forth softens the light of nearby suns, if the Ruus'ika is positioned in the habitable zone. In other arrangements, orbital mirrors may be used. Much farther outsystem, or in deep space, a miniature natural-spectrum fusion sun might be set in a slow circular course around the Ruus'ika. Lights can also be installed on surface pylons, and so forth.

 

Development Thread:

 

Intent: Mini planets. What’s not to love?

Who Can Use This: Clan Rekali and extremely select customers.

Primary Source: For reference, the Girth of Gluttony (captured and analyzed during Ruus'ika development).



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RESEARCH REVIEW
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Star Wars Canon:
Pending initial review
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Starwars Chaos:
Pending initial review
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WITHOUT DEV THREADS
Pending initial review
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WITH DEV THREADS
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SUGGESTIONS
Pending Inital review



 


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Ember Rekali

 

Cool sub, great development work. Not sure how many of these would be out there but make them expensive and get rich.;) 

 

Hyperspace early warning sensors
This needs some sort of link to a canon or a Chaos device.

 

The rest is good.



 


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Reshmar - I'll take care of it this morning, soon as I'm off mobile.

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Reshmar - done



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Thanx. awesome job :)



 


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Awesome. Pending Admin Approval. Thanks! Spencer Jacobs



 


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Ember Rekali

 

*Breaks out the fine tooth comb* 



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Approved.