The Yataqo'a design is fundamentally the same as before the Norka (The Exodus). But minor improvements have been as newer technologies are developed. The current design has been in use since 720 CY. They are essentially large cargo ships. The ship has four large storage bays that can be removed.
The Ytaqo'a is a large rather boxy design. The majority of the space is for storage for various types. Four plasma drives that provide propulsion for STL travel are seen by the aft. The clamping mechanisms for the cargo modules can be seen running along the ventral and dorsal line. Located by each clamp is a Akko Rotysa (Coil Gun). Six Tomin-anoi (Windows) can be seen on the upper half of the forward section. The Ytaqo'a is painted in the traditional clan scheme.
The first Ytaqo'a were used during the Norka (The Exodus), they were the ships that would gather supplies for the refugee fleet. The design is relatively unchanged since then, with the exception being system upgrades. The original Ytaqo'ai (Gatherers) were unarmed. Life in the new Kikyo sector necessitated the addition of defense weaponry.
The Ytaqo'a is an agile vessel.
Service Lifespan: Estimated 20 years of constant use, possibly longer with refits.
See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.
The following images provide references for the decks of the forward section of the ship.
The Ytaqo'a has two Niu'te Ruo'sa (Airlock)s on the lower deck of the forward module. An EVA locker is contained next to each. There is another Niu'te Ruo'sa (Airlock) located on the aft section between the engines. This airlock is only used when the drives are not active. Typically for repairs, maintenance and inspections.
The Ytaqo'a has a Jodau Ruo'sa (Brain Room).
The Ytaqo'a has a Jyaon Ruo'sa Sa (Small Bridge).
There are four of these modules carried by the Yatqo'a. There is a 10 meter wide ramp in the bottom that lowers to allow loading and unloading. The module is divided into two levels with lifts for moving cargo onto the upper levels. There are doors on inside that connect with the ship to allow access to ship.
The Ytaqo'a features a small Siama Ruo'sa (Divine Room), sufficient for small gathering of the faithful.
The Ytaqo'a has a standard Nyora'a Ruo'sa (Engineering) in the aft section.
The Ytaqo'a has a Wunyli Gianaka (Fuel Storage) room. The tanks hold enough fuel to resupply the reactors four times. This was deemed sufficient for a non-warship. It is located on the lower deck next forward of engineering.
This is the long narrow portion of the Ytaqo'a that the cargo modules attack to the sides of. It is ten meters wide by seven meters high. Most of this space is structural. A pair of corridors runs the length of this section, with an emergency pressure section halfway which keeps the entire section from decompressing if part is damaged.
The Ytaqo'a has a Damira Ruo'sa (Environmental Room). It is located on the lower deck next forward of engineering.
The Ytaqo'a has a standard Wapoin Rou'sa (Medical Room) without the isolation room.
The Ytaqo'a has a medium size Gianate Ruo'sa (Eating Room) where the crew gathers for their meals. There is a Giana Ruo'sa (Galley) located next to the mess for food preparation. The scullery is located next to both and has an entrance to both for used items to be brought in for cleaning.
There are a number of Lekaokâur (Crawl way) used by the crew for maintenance.
The Ytaqo'a has a single Anoka Ruo'sa (Shield Room) for overseeing the ship's defenses.
The Ytaqo'a has a compact Kya Norjopa Ruo'sa (Water Processing Room) on the lower deck of the forward section that provides clean water for the crew.
The Ytaqo'a has the standard Ta'te Goly Norjopa (Far Talking Systems).
The Ytaqo'a is equipped with four Ikâ'te Bapa (Landing Foot) externally mounted. These are used when the ship lands on a planet or in a ship bay for loading.
The Ytaqo'a has the full set of Damira Norjopa (Environmental Systems).
The Ytaqo'a is outfitted with the following propulsion Poku Saeruo Degonjo developed systems.
The Ytaqo'a is equipped with four Tinvymai Tyokame (Plasma Drives).
The Ytaqo'a is equipped with a class D Tinvyma Movidoanor (Tunnel Drive).
The Ytaqo'a is equipped with Heim Gravity Generators for planetary propulsion.
The Ytaqo'a is equipped with six clusters of Gean Vymasa (Ion Thruster) for attitude control and station keeping.
The Ytaqo'a has the standard Tinsae Mâbor'a (Starship Sensors).
The Ytaqo'a has the following defensive screens.
On the Ytaqo'a there are six Tomin-anoi (Windows) present on the forward section upper deck. The are most often used while the ship is on planet or in orbit above a world to be harvested. They are in public areas so that all can enjoy them.