Wunyaka Vonai wūnīăkă vō-năě Great Container of People are the massive starships that the Poku'vonai used during the Norka (The Exodus) to transfer their culture and people to the Kikyo Sector where they became the Poku Saeruo Degonjo.
The Wunyaka Vonai is the oldest ship design in the clan. They are massive ships built for a single purpose to carry as many people, and as much of their culture as possible. The ships are over 800 years, but have been kept fully functional.
The clan had been drawn into a desperate battle for survival due to its alliances. The Tanoi (Council) was moved by Kotoz Mui, when it became clear that their survival as a people was in jeopardy. A Kotoz Mui's direction construction on the Arks began in CY -49, meanwhile their fleets valiantly fought against the enemy to buy time for what was to be called the Norka (The Exodus). All of the ship building capacity at Otâgolisoy (Birth world) was put to the task. Originally there were to be eighteen arks constructed, but the number was lowered to fourteen. The ships took eighteen months to complete, and three months to load. The Arks were built to carry and to give the ships the best capability to hide from enemy forces.
In CY -50 the Norka (The Exodus) launched and the Arks carrying the hopes of the Poku'vonai left for unknown space. This would be the last time any of the Arks were in orbit or on the surface of a world.
The Ark is not typical of clan ships, it does not have the traditional coloring because it was designed with being not seen in mind. It is a boxy design, and has clusters of plasma drives on the aft. There are eight landing craft mounted on the top, and eight loading doors on the bottom levels.
The following information is particular to the the Arks.
Crew: 3,000 Passengers: 130,000 Maximum Capacity: There are accommodations for 150,000 personnel Emergency Capacity: 200,000 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.
The Wunyaka Vonai is not 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 Ark was built for a specific purpose. Given that they had no idea how long their journey was the ship was designed with function more than aesthetic. The ship is divided into three sections. Crew and Support, Storage and Colonist.
This section uses standard starship compartments that have been updated over the years.
The arks feature cavernous storage areas filled with the supplies needed to begin colonization. Each of which was filled with hundreds of HS-EC4-1a Wunyaka Tinsae (Starship Container-Greater)
This section is dedicated to the needs of the colonist. Since the clan had no idea how long personnel would be confined to this section it has all the amenities.
The Wunyaka Vonai uses a combination of a Jodau Yoqajo (Integrated Brain) and a Jodau Sumanâjo (Synthetic Brain) for its primary computer system. Many sub-systems and stations use Jodau Fiqorka (Module Brain) for additional computational power.
The Wunyaka Vonai uses Heim Gravity Generators for propulsion in atmosphere for landing and take-off.
The Wunyaka Vonai hull is dotted with hundreds of Gean Vymasa (Ion Thruster)s for minor attitude corrections.
The Wunyaka Vonai is equipped with twenty-four Class 3C Tinvymai Tyokame (Plasma Drives).
The Wunyaka Vonai is equipped with a Class F Tinvyma Movidoanor (Tunnel Drive).
The Wunyaka Vonai-class ship has a complete dual set of Tinsae Mâbor'a (Starship Sensors).
The Wunyaka Vonai has the following shield systems.
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