The YSS Artemis, NJ-S2-217, is a Urufu-Class Light Cruiser built in one of the 20 Ge-H3-1a - Sanza-Class Shipyard in mid-YE 33 by Geshrinari Shipyards for the Star Army of Yamatai's Second Fleet originally to fight in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, but was finished after the war's end. She is commanded by Chusa Takanashi Fusami.
This article is about the ship. For plot information, see YSS Artemis Plot.
Loaded with a Star Army Ranger team (Ranger Team 83 “Spider Hawks”, see below) taking up half of the standard infantry platoon, as the YSS Artemis has been assigned to perform deep penetration operations of the enemies of the Star Army of Yamatai, its first target in this new role being the Interstellar Kingdom Of Kuvexia in the Kuvexian War.
The Ge-C1 or Urufu-Class is a Light Cruiser designed by Geshrinari Shipyards under a contract with the Star Army of Yamatai. Urufu means wolf in Yamataian. Size wise the Urufu-class is a little smaller than the Eikan Heavy Cruiser. The Urufu-class was designed to serve in a strike capacity by adding a Standard Infantry Platoon for planetary operations. The Urufu-class features a formidable array of weapons, and has autonomous and controlled defensive weaponry.
In honorem subsp. Cum Furor impius intus, vindicta.
With Honor, Hunt. With Fury, Revenge.
Named after an ancient goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and vengence.
Unlike most Ranger teams, which are often not much larger than a squad, RT-83 is a platoon in size. The reason for this is due to the nature of deep penetration operations. By having more forces, yes there is a larger footprint left by the team, but it also gives the team much more flexibility. In addition, the team isn't composed of a singular type of Ranger, and even more strangely, is not exclusively for Rangers. Again, this is due to the operation type. By having a diversified composition, the Ranger Team is better able to operate against a wide variety of targets.
Subayaku kōgeki shi, itotekini kōgeki shimasu.
(Strike Fast, Strike With Intent)
The team name was chosen in reference to two facets: The spider being the Kuvexian's who's web that the team would be working against, and a Yamataian hawk, who's strikes would be lightning fast and without warning to it's prey.
With the unusual composition of the ship's infantry crew, the division of who reports to who is much more muddied, as the Rangers have a chain of command of their own before it enters the standard ship chain, effectively creating a second infantry chain of command to be contended with by the command staff of the ship.