Paionia Experimental Vessel



  • Era: Interstellar Space Era
  • Manufacturer: Lunar Shipyards
  • Government(s)/Organization(s): UEG, Colonies, Corporations
  • Type: Experimental Vessel
  • Crew: 2 min, 8 max
  • Size: Small
  • Speed: C
    • ISE Series 1/Series 2
      • Cruise: 1G
      • Max: 5G
    • Modern Series 3 Refit
      • Cruise: 10G
      • Max: 50G
      • LGS: 1:10P
  • FTL:
    • Series 1: Experimental Linear Type 1 (~1 ly/m)
    • Series 2: Experimental Non-Linear Type 1 (~4 ly)
    • Series 3: Integrated Linear Type 1 (1 ly/m)
  • Agility: C
  • Armor: D
  • Endurance: D
  • Weapons: None
  • Defenses: None
  • Sensors: C+
  • Small Craft Capacity:
    • 1 Standard Docking Port (1 large sized mount)


The Paionia was first class designed to test the first interstellar drive later used in the Nanxing Exploration Cruiser. However it was not designed for long range maneuvering and had minimal habitat capability. Once the first FTL drives were proven to work these were shelved, going into mothball status. One would be sold to Ceres under extreme secrecy and would go on to be the testbed for the first nonlinear FTL drive system. Then even later became the testbed for Gravitic technologies after the Colony Rebellion ended.

The Habitat module is a simple spherical design which also houses the command center. The mid section originally housed the FTL drive and later the Gravitic systems with a central corridor passing through it. A very small engine section allows some access to the conventional drive system.

Only the very tip of the habitat has a circular access hatch that is actually a docking port, however as it’s designed for external access the four side hatches look identical to the docking port and if desired the insides can even be re-arranged to make another hatch the docking port should it be needed.

Paionia Experimental Vessel

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