a marauder this ship is equipped with a nose mounted assault boarding ring, that allows it to attach and burn into the target ship with ease...
And now the Breandan description:
This is the Tiberian-class privateer, a variant of which- the Antares Rising- is featured prominently in the Dark Nova trilogy, especially the second book. It has a plasma cutter in the bow that penetrates the thinner hulls of commercial or pirate vessels (its not powerful enough to get through mil-spec armour used on military or merc ships), then juts forward into the hole to allow boarding parties on board. It also has an adaptable airlock locking collar to allow for airlock-breaching. The base model has a small hanger able to carry four fighters or two shuttles, an advanced infirmary, passenger/troop bunks, and standard crew quarters. Most unique about the Tiberian is the sanctuary lounge in the bow of the crew deck, a small artificial garden with fruit trees, a river stocked with fish (usually koi), and a waterfall. The ceiling has a holofield that can either simulate a sunlit sky (complete with artificial solar radiation to keep the plants happy) or show the actual sky or starfield above the ship.
It is a very well-armed ship for its size, carrying two heavy spinal mounts (weapon loadout varies by owner), four heavy turrets, thirty two point defense turrets, and hard points for four more heavy, eight medium, and twelve light turrets, as well as missile bays if needed. Powerful though they are, missiles are notably unpopular among privateers as they are expensive to replace, and- unlike militaries and mercenary firms- privateers have to pay exorbitant black market prices to acquire mil-spec missiles to make the bays worth it. Energy weapons cost nothing to fire, by comparison.
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