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The Forin is one step up above the Deix, not in complexity or systems but in size since it has a significantly larger passenger capacity, but in most ways it is simply an enlarged Deix. As such it shares the same features of pre-Ephesus design – hard corners and a hard bulky design rather than the fluid grace of Ephesian ships. The ship has the sleeping capacity to hold six, however it has enough floor space to sleep another six. The storage space is sufficient to carry their personal effects, and perhaps a little more.
When NovaCorp was first starting up it decided to put its foot in the door through the introduction of cheap yet reliable shuttles, and the Forin as the second of these – catering to a slightly larger crowd than the Deix, but not being of an unreasonable price.
Organizations Using This Vessel:
Type: Personal Civilian Shuttle Class: Shuttle No-T4-1a ‘Forin’ Designer: NovaCorp research and development teams (notably not Ephesus). Manufacturer: NovaCorp. Price: 4000 KS
Crew: 1 Maximum Capacity: The ship could hold thirty people in rather crap capacity, it can support twelve. Appearance: A very boxy design, not exactly primitive but without smooth lines or grace.
Length: 25m Width: 7m Heigh t: 4m Decks: 1
Speed (STL): 0.15 c. Speed (FTL): 550c Speed (Aerial): Mach 3. Speed (Water): Not designed for it, could do it but has remained untested.
Range (Distance): One months of travel. Range (Support): One month. Lifespan: Five years before serious overhall. Refit Cycle: Made to not require refits.
Cockpit: At the front of the ship lies the cockpit, where the pilot and the optional co pilot. The Cockpit is dominated by a large screen taking up the forward wall and bellow this a console covered with buttons in a fairly easy to understand fashion. The steering is largely done by the navigation computer, but for more subtle maneuvers there is both a joystick like device and a steering wheel – depending on the pilots preference. The two chairs are fairly comfortable, adjustable and capable of spinning around and around.
Crew Quarters: The quarters are more accurately the living space, sleeping space combined – the room directly behind the cockpit and consists of six bed/couches lining across the walls, three on each wall. Above these beds are storage cupboards, with deadlocks in case of emergency, The area under the beds is also a storage space. Behind the beds to the stern of the vehicle are two small rooms and a very short passage way to the airlock. The walls are blue.
Toilet: The starboard room is the toilet which is a cramped space that consists of a toilet and a hand basin built in to the wall. The door has a lock with an occupied sign.
Storage Compartment: The second room which is equal in size in the storage compartment which consists of a number of shelves and drawers which can be filled with whatever the crew feel likes.
Hull: This ship's armor is composed of foamed thorium-titanium to create a strong heat resistant surface.
Airlock System: The airlock lies at the back of the ship and consists of a simple compartment between two airtight doors with an extendable tube (with a section zone around the opening) on the outside.
Environmental Systems: The environmental systems are rather simple, basically just taking the air out of circulation, recycling it a little and feeding more in from the stored air supply.
Food and Dispenser: This is a recess in the wall which dispenses food and water, if the crew didn’t bring food independent of that. The food is a form of tasty and highly nutritious soup, and the water is near ice cold water. They’re serve in to stored bowls and cups – placing them back in the recess has them taken away into a sliding panel and cleaned.
Sensor and Computer Systems: The sensors and computer systems on the Forin are extremely simple, consisting of basically a navigation computer and radar.
Energy Shield: This relatively simple shield is designed to defend the ship against interstellar dust and also defend against the possible pirates and enemy fire. That being said it is only capable of absorbing 350 gigawatts per square meter.
Computer System: The computer system of the Forin is a very simple beast, not even utilizing quantum computing, and is very definitely sub-AI. However it is very reliable, and more than capable of doing the simple calculations needed to navigate the ship from A to B.
Radar: Works simply upon sending out radio signals and relying upon their bouncing off an object to tell the ship where it is. The range is limited to the speed of light.
Subspace radar: Pretty much the same thing, but in subspace. The range is one light year.
Weapons: None. There are five hard points to which weapons could be attached if wished.