Last Modified: Monday, July 03, 2017

The ships of the Loroi Battle Fleet are built for speed and hard-hitting long-range firepower, are crewed by expertly-trained Loroi warriors, and directed by Farseers who can detect enemy movements at extreme range. Like the Loroi warriors themselves, Loroi ships have esoteric "spoken names", patterned after ancient heroes, traditional weapons and styles of fighting, and weather patterns (wind and rain having spiritual connections for the early Loroi); rough equivalents are used for translation. Loroi warships are colored green and silver, emblematic of the Loroi Soroin warrior caste.

The Loroi Battle Fleet consists of six Sector fleets (Minzan, Maoren, Maiad, Mannad, Tinza, and Seren) plus a large mobile Reserve (the Tellai Fleet). The sector fleets are mostly defensive in nature; the bulk of offensive Loroi forces are either with the Seren or Maiad Sector Fleets (the two major fronts with the Umiak), or the Tellai Reserve which is constantly being re-deployed to hotspots. The Emperor's flagship and her personal squadron (the Teigo Enzin or "First Guard") are often deployed with the Reserve. Since the start of the war, the Emperor typically spends more time aboard her flagship than in the capital on Deinar III. For major offensive operations, new fleets are formed, and often named after the operation. A fleet consists of one or more divisions, each of which typically contain 3-6 groups. Groups are typically organized into 3-6 squadrons of 6-8 vessels each, and are often specialized in terms of unit type. Battle groups contain a larger proportion of heavy warships, particularly battleships. Strike groups are optimized for speed and chiefly consist of cruisers and battlecruisers (and their escorts).

Data current as of July 2160 CE, at the time of the Bellarmine Incident. This is not an exhaustive list of active vessels, but does include most of the major classes in action on this date. Small craft & ordnance listed are typical for the class, but will vary by individual vessel and deployment requirements.

Many Loroi vessels house weapons in turrets with multiple mounts; in the entries below, "04x2" indicates four twin turrets, with a total of 8 weapon mounts.

See this page for descriptions of weapon mounts.

Key:
m - meter
t - metric tonne (1.102 short tons)
kt - kilotonne (1,000 metric tonnes)
G - one Earth gravity (9.8 m/sē)
~ - approximately
SR - short range
MR - medium range
PD - point defense
ECM - electronic counter-measures
deadweight - weight of a vehicle excluding load or contents

Cry of the Wind
"Inzil Lerrai"
Class: Imperial Flagship (ICS)
Length: 830 m
Crew: ~2,000
Screens: Class V
Max. Acceleration: 27 G
Armor Rating: 217
ECM Rating: 105

Weapon Mounts
02 RXS Wave-Loom Device
05x2 Pulse Cannon
04x2 Heavy Blaster
05x2 Medium Blaster
01x2 Superheavy Blaster
02x6 Anti-Missile Launchers
22x3 Laser Autocannon

Small Craft & Ordnance
08 Interceptors
08 Heavy Fighters
08 Standard Shuttles
02 Large Shuttles
100 Torpedoes
200 AMM Missiles

Note: Flag vessel of the Combined Fleets, commanded by Fourth Emperor Greywind. It is both a Flagship and a mobile Imperial capital.

Cataclysm
"Lesto"
Class: Sector Command Ship (SCS)
Length: ~700m
Crew: ~1,500
Screens: Class IV
Max. Acceleration: 25 G
Armor Rating: 250
ECM Rating: 105

Weapon Mounts
03x2 Pulse Cannon
08x2 Medium Blaster
02x6 Anti-Missile Launcher
13x3 Laser Autocannon

Small Craft & Ordnance
08 Interceptors
08 Assault Shuttles
04 Standard Shuttles
72 Torpedoes
200 AMM Missiles

Note: These ships serve as flagships of the Seren, Maiad and Tellai Fleets.

Typhoon
"Naleil"
Class: Assault Carrier (CVA)
Length: ~800m
Crew: ~3,000
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 24 G
Armor Rating: 104
ECM Rating: 100

Weapon Mounts
10x3 Laser Autocannon

Small Craft & Ordnance
80 Fighters*
12 Standard Shuttles
02 Large Shuttles
400 Torpedoes
500 AMM Missiles

Note: *Mix of Interceptors, Attack Craft and Heavy Fighters. May also transport additional troops as passengers.

These supercarriers were originally designed to lead system assault fleets, but since the stalemate of the war have been used primarily in a system defense role.

Skymaster
"Loimollei"
Class: Imperial Command Ship (ICS)
Length: ~800m
Crew: ~2,000
Screens: Class VI
Max. Acceleration: 22 G
Armor Rating: 285
ECM Rating: 105

Weapon Mounts
02x2 Superheavy Blaster
04x2 Medium Blaster
04x2 Heavy Blaster
02x6 Anti-Missile Launcher
20x3 Laser Autocannon

Small Craft & Ordnance
08 Interceptors
04 Standard Shuttles
02 Large Shuttles
48 Torpedoes
150
AMM Missiles

Note: Flag vessel of Third Emperor Eighth Dawn. Famous as one of the largest and most heavily protected Loroi vessels ever built, she was lost in 2140 when the Emperor's personal squadron was forced into action at the Tinza line.

Eye of Heaven
"Dostei Sizet"
Class: Sector Command Ship (SCS)
Length: ~800 m
Crew: ~1,000
Screens: Class IV
Max. Acceleration: 27 G
Armor Rating: 250
ECM Rating: 100

Weapon Mounts
01 VAS Wave-Loom Device
10x2 Heavy Blaster
06x2 Medium Blaster
02 Multi-Purpose Missile Launchers

Small Craft & Ordnance
08 Interceptors
04 Standard Shuttles
01 Large Shuttle
72 Torpedoes
200
AMM Missiles

Note: Flagship of Admiral Sunfall during the Semoset campaign. Destroyed in 2146 during the collapse of the Nelain salient in the Battle of the Tasinei Ways.

 

Lone Fire
"Baros Lein"
Class: Group Command Ship (GCS)
Length: ~700 m
Crew: 800
Screens: Class IV
Max. Acceleration: 26 G
Armor Rating: 200
ECM Rating: 100

Weapon Mounts
04x2 Heavy Blaster
02x2 Medium Blaster
04x2 Pulse Cannon
24x3 Laser Autocannon
01x6 Anti-Missile Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
04 Standard Shuttles
01 Large Shuttles
24
Torpedoes
100 AMM Missiles

Note: Post-Semoset command ship design, heavier and better armed than its predecessors, abandoning the wave loom and the raw speed of the Vortex in favor of better protection.

 

Vortex Mk.2
"Notel-Z"
Class: Group Command Ship (GCS)
Length: 750 m
Deadweight Mass: 1,200 kt
Crew: 800
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Armor Rating: 112
ECM Rating: 110

Weapon Mounts
01 VAS Wave-Loom Device
02x2 Heavy Blaster
04x2 Pulse Cannon
12
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x6 Anti-Missile Launcher
01 Warhead Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
08 Interceptors
05 Standard Shuttles
01 Large Shuttle
48 Torpedoes
150
AMM Missiles

Note: Commissioned in 2145, Vortex was the first vessel to carry both the heavy Wave Loom device and the new Pulse Cannons. Like its contemporary Saber battlecruiser, Vortex was fast but poorly protected and suffered disproportionate losses during the Semoset campaign. In 2152-4 there was a short run of improved models serving as command ships for fast strike groups, ending with Tempest, the last surviving ship of the class.

Halberd Mk.17
"Lerril-ZP"
Class: Battleship (BB)
Length: ~600 m
Deadweight Mass: ~800 kt
Crew: ~600
Screens: Class III+
Max. Acceleration: 26 G
Armor Rating: 277
ECM Rating: 110

Weapon Mounts
08x2 Heavy Blasters
10
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x3 Anti-Missile Launcher
02 Warhead Launchers

Small Craft & Ordnance
04 Standard Shuttles
48
Torpedoes
64
AMM Missiles

Note: In her prime, the Halberd was the premier fast battleship of her day. Due to the mobile nature of Loroi defensive tactics in this conflict, this oft-updated design has remained the backbone of the Loroi defensive fleet for most of the war, but production ceased with the introduction of the newer Greatsword. Unable to upgrade to modern heavy weaponry such as the pulse cannon (due to power limitations), the Halberd has remained in service due to its survivability and comparatively high speed, and is sometimes used as a fleet torpedo platform.

Greatsword
"Gelimer"
Class: Heavy Battleship (BB)
Length: ~600 m
Deadweight Mass: ~1,000 kt
Crew: ~600
Screens: Class IV
Max. Acceleration: 26 G
Armor Rating: 260
ECM Rating: 105

Weapon Mounts
02 External Ordnance racks
02x2 Pulse Cannons
02x2 Superheavy Blasters
04x1 Heavy Blasters
04x2 Medium Blasters
09
x3 Laser Autocannon
02x3 Anti-Missile Launchers
01 Warhead Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
05 Standard Shuttles
24 Torpedoes
128
AMM Missiles

Note: Greatsword is the standard main-line battleship for the Loroi fleet, designed to replace the hardy but aging Halberd. It lacks the speed of the raider vessels, but has formidable defensive and offensive capabilities (mounting superheavy batteries normally carried only by Citadels), and can stand toe-to-toe with the heaviest of Umiak units.

Swift Vanguard
"Terei Besit"
Class
: Battlecruiser (BC)
Length: 548 m
Deadweight Mass: 600 kt
Crew: 550
Screens: Class III+
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Armor Rating: 185
ECM Rating: 130

Weapon Mounts
03x2 Medium Blaster
04x2 Pulse Cannon
10
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x6 Anti-Missile Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
06 Standard Shuttles
24 Torpedoes
64
AMM Missiles

Note: A class of fast battleship designed to provide heavy firepower, and to be able to keep up with the fast-reaction interdiction strike groups. It is a derivative of the Vortex class, but modernized and better protected.

Katana
"Eides"
Class
: War Cruiser (CW)
Length: 504 m
Deadweight Mass: 450 kt
Crew: 450
Screens: Class III+
Max. Acceleration: 33 G
Armor Rating: 180
ECM Rating: 140

Weapon Mounts
01 External Ordnance rack
03x2 Medium Blaster
02x2 Pulse Cannon
06
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x3 Anti-Missile Launcher
02 Warhead Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
03 Standard Shuttles
30 Torpedoes
64
AMM Missiles

Note: New class of large, fast oversized cruisers with heavy firepower and good protection. Though they do not have the firepower of the Vanguard-class battlecruisers, these "war cruisers" are much less expensive to produce.

Wavestrider 
"Denzabastal"
Class: Strike Carrier (CVS)
Length: ~600 m
Crew: ~1000
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 28 G
Armor Rating: 130
ECM Rating: 140

Weapon Mounts
02x2 Medium Blaster
06
x3 Laser Autocannon
02x3 Anti-Missile Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
36 Fighters*
04 Standard Shuttles
200 Torpedoes
200 AMM Missiles

Note: *Mix of Interceptors, Attack Craft and Heavy Fighters.

This fast Strike Carrier was designed to be able to keep up with mobile strike groups and provide fighter cover comparable to that of a heavy carrier. However, the reduced role played by fighters post-Semoset has led to relatively few of these expensive units being produced.

Scimitar Mk.3
"Nezatin-E"
Class: Heavy Cruiser (CA)
Length: 416 m
Deadweight Mass: 350 kt
Crew: 400
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Duration @ Max.: 85 hrs
Armor Rating: 184
ECM Rating: 130

Weapon Mounts
02x2 Heavy Blaster
02x2 Medium Blaster
01x2 Pulse Cannon
07
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x3 Anti-Missile Launcher
01 Warhead Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
03 Standard Shuttles
12 Torpedoes
64
AMM Missiles

Note: The standard heavy escort vessel of the fleet. With its pulse cannons, this cruiser-class vessel has the firepower to engage capital-class targets, and it has the speed to keep up with fast attack groups.

Rapier
"Borita"
Class: Escort Cruiser (CLE)
Length: 380 m
Deadweight Mass: 175 kt
Crew: 340
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Armor Rating: 140
ECM Rating: 160

Weapon Mounts
05x2 Medium Blaster
12
x3 Laser Autocannon
02 Anti-Missile 20-cell Box Launchers

Small Craft & Ordnance
02 Standard Shuttles
200
AMM Missiles

Note: A cruiser-class fleet escort vessel, dedicated to formation defense rather than offense, armed with medium and light weaponry designed primarily to engage torpedoes and small craft.

Catapult
"Demen"
Class: Heavy Carrier (CV)
Length: ~550 m
Crew: 1,100
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 22 G
Armor Rating: 102
ECM Rating: 105

Weapon Mounts
05x3 Laser Autocannon

Small Craft & Ordnance
40 Fighters*
04 Standard Shuttles
200 Torpedoes
200 AMM Missiles

Note: *Mix of Interceptors, Attack Craft and Heavy Fighters

An aging heavy carrier class, slow and with little weaponry. Heavy carriers are mostly used for fleet defense and system assault, and often also carry atmospheric aircraft, armored units and troop deployment vehicles.

Saber 
"Nenzit"
Class: Command Cruiser (CC)
Length: ~450 m
Crew: ~500
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Armor Rating: 110
ECM Rating: 100

Weapon Mounts
04 Pulse Cannon
06
x3 Laser Autocannon

Small Craft & Ordnance
08 Interceptors
04 Standard Shuttles
24 Torpedoes
50 AMM Missiles

Note: Fielded in very large numbers during the Semoset campaign (2144-2146), the Saber was a hybrid battlecruiser/carrier, and one of the first Loroi vessels to mount the new Pulse Cannons. Fast and well armed, it was poorly protected and suffered terrible losses in massed fleet battles at the close of the Semoset offensive. Like the Vortex class, after Semoset the Saber was restricted to fast attack duty.

Cutlass
"Binessit"
Class: Light Cruiser (CL)
Length: ~300 m
Crew: ~400
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 26 G
Armor Rating: 161
ECM Rating: 110

Weapon Mounts
02x2 Heavy Blaster
04x2 Medium Blaster
10
x3 Laser Autocannon
01 Warhead Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
02 Standard Shuttles

Note: This older cruiser class does not have the range or speed to join the raider groups, but is still used as an escort vessel in some of the defensive fleets.

Hailstorm 
"Sione"
Class: Light Carrier (CVL)
Length: ~400 m
Crew: ~650
Screens: Class II
Max. Acceleration: 28 G
Armor Rating: 110
ECM Rating: 130

Weapon Mounts
04
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x3 Anti-Missile Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
20 Fighters*
04 Standard Shuttles
100 Torpedoes
126
AMM Missiles

Note: *Mix of Interceptors & Attack Craft.

Being fast enough to keep up with the raider groups, dedicated light carriers are used when such groups require fighter cover.

Warhammer
"Nazali"
Class: Destroyer (DD)
Length: 250 m
Deadweight Mass: 75 kt
Crew: 300
Screens: Class III
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Armor Rating: 140
ECM Rating: 140

Weapon Mounts
04x2 Medium Blasters
04
x3 Laser Autocannon 
01x3 Anti-Missile Launcher
01 Warhead Launcher

Small Craft & Ordnance
02 Standard Shuttles
18 Torpedoes

64
AMM Missiles

Note: The Warhammer is the standard military escort vessel of the Loroi Fleet. Still relatively new, it has already been produced in vast numbers. Its primary role is as a gunboat-killer, but it also has good point-defense capability against torpedoes.

Curved Knife
"Beshri"
Class: Destroyer (DD)
Length: 240 m
Crew: 200
Screens: Class II
Max. Acceleration: 30 G
Armor Rating: 85
ECM Rating: 140

Weapon Mounts
02x1 Heavy Blasters
08
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x3 Anti-Missile Launcher
02 Warhead Launchers

Small Craft & Ordnance
02 Standard Shuttles
36
AMM Missiles

Note: A heavy fire support destroyer.

Blaze
"Totor"
Class: Frigate (FF)
Length: 234 m
Crew: 150
Screens: Class II
Max. Acceleration: 32 G
Armor Rating: 60
ECM Rating: 140

Weapon Mounts
02x1 Medium Blasters
06
x3 Laser Autocannon
01x3 Anti-Missile Launcher
01 Warhead Launchers

Small Craft & Ordnance
02 Standard Shuttles
36
AMM Missiles

Note: Frigates are small escort or picket vessels that often double as message couriers.

Trade Wind
"Basinzil"
Class: Fleet Support Tanker
Length: 275 m
Crew: 50
Screens: Class I
Max Acceleration: 21 G
Armor Rating: 20
ECM Rating: 101

Weapon Mounts
03x3 Laser Autocannon

Note: Tankers can be very important to extending the range of combat squadrons, but their poor acceleration and vulnerability to enemy fire can make them a tactical liability. 

Herald
"Mallas"
Class: Courier Corvette (CT)
Length: 200 m
Crew: 60
Screens: Class I
Max. Acceleration: 35 G
Armor Rating: 30
ECM Rating: 130

Weapon Mounts
02x3 Laser Autocannon

Note: These small, fast, minimally-armed vessels are used in large numbers for courier duty. Because of the lack of FTL communications, messages must be carried from one system to another via ship.

Hidden Dagger
"Saboide"
Class: Scout Corvette (SC)
Length: 165 m
Crew: 45
Screens: Class I 
Max. Acceleration: 34 G
Armor Rating: 33
ECM Rating: 150

Weapon Mounts
02x3 Laser Autocannon

Note: The smallest, cheapest jump-capable vessel in the Loroi fleet, the scout corvette is used for picket, recon or short-range courier duty.

Zephyr
"Legilinzil"
Class: Freighter
Crew: 50
Screens: Class I
Max Acceleration: 20 G
Armor Rating: 20
ECM Rating: 101

Small Craft
02 Standard Shuttles
02 Heavy Shuttles

Sojourner
"Zoshrail"
Class: Passenger Transport
Crew: 25
Passengers: ?
Screens: Class II
Max Acceleration: 15 G
Armor Rating: 15
ECM Rating: 101

Small Craft
02 Standard Shuttles
04 Atmospheric Shuttles

Anvil
"Lozas"
Class: Troop Transport
Crew: 46
Passengers: 300 Troops
Screens: Class II
Max Acceleration: 21 G
Armor Rating: 36
ECM Rating: 101

Small Craft
02 Atmospheric Shuttles
02 Dropships

Tornado
"Daziin"
C
lass: Interceptor
Length: 38 m
Deadweight Mass: 250 t
Crew: 2
Screens: none
Max. Acceleration: 40 G
Fuel Capacity: 200

Weapon Mounts
03x2 Fighter Laser Cannon
04 Weapon Hardpoints

Note: Fighters do not have jump drives, and carry only limited fuel, so are dependent on carrier craft. As fighters are too small to carry inertial dampers, Loroi fighter pilots wear a hardsuit filled with a liquid breathing medium to allow them to withstand the extreme stresses of acceleration.

Arrow
"Poii"
Class: Light Interceptor
Length: 30 m
Deadweight Mass: 160 t
Crew: 1
Screens: none
Max. Acceleration: 40 G
Fuel Capacity: 100

Weapon Mounts
02x2 Fighter Laser Cannon
02 Weapon Hardpoints

Note: This versatile light fighter lacks the extended range and endurance of the larger Tornado, but is compact and can be carried by many types of warships in place of a standard shuttle. It is most often deployed in the point defense role, armed with AMM missiles.

Banshee
"Nimai"
C
lass: Attack Craft
Length: 38 m
Deadweight Mass: 300 t
Crew: 2
Screens: Class i
Max. Acceleration: 36 G
Fuel Capacity: 200
ECM Rating: 85

Weapon Mounts
01x2 Fighter Laser Cannon
08 Weapon Hardpoints

Note: Attack craft are anti-ship fighters, armed primarily with torpedoes. As they must survive in proximity of enemy vessels, attack craft are typically equipped with defensive screens and ECM modules.

Each fighter hardpoint can mount a single short-range torpedo, a rack of 3 or 6 AMM missiles, a race of 2 or 3 USR torpedoes, or a specialty ordnance module. 

Lancer
"Biriradi"
C
lass: Heavy Fighter
Length: 44 m
Deadweight Mass: 400 t
Crew: 2
Screens: Class i
Max. Acceleration: 38 G
Armor Rating: 10
Fuel Capacity: 250
ECM Rating: 67

Weapon Mounts
01x2 Laser Autocannon
02x2 Fighter Laser Cannon
06 Weapon Hardpoints

Note: The heavy fighter is a dual-role craft that can perform either in the role of interceptor or attack craft. 

Standard
"Nistil"
Class: Utility Shuttle
Length: 30 m
Deadweight Mass: 75 t
Crew: 2

Passengers: 20-40
Screens: none
Max. Acceleration: 15 G*
Fuel Capacity: 100

Note: *10 G Max with unprotected passengers. This general-purpose shuttle is carried by most Loroi warships, and used for a variety of missions. It has minimal streamlining to allow for safe planetary landings, but is intended primarily for exo-atmospheric use.

On any shuttle, the number of passengers accommodated depends on how the seating is arranged.

Conveyer
"Mizito"
Class: Heavy Transport Shuttle (Cargo Lighter)
Length: 50 m
Deadweight Mass: 350 t
Crew: 2-4
Passengers: 40-80
Screens: Class i
Max. Acceleration: 15 G*
Fuel Capacity: 200

Note: *10 G Max with unprotected passengers. The Conveyer has a large heated, pressurized cargo space that is intended for bulk supplies, but can be reconfigured to carry personnel. The hull is not streamlined, so this shuttle cannot enter atmosphere except under emergency conditions.

Slipper
"Lillit"
Class: Trans-Atmospheric Shuttle (Skiff)
Length: 30 m
Deadweight Mass: 100
t
Crew: 2
Passengers: 20-40
Screens: none
Max. Acceleration: 10 G
Fuel Capacity: 50

Note: This is a streamlined craft designed for efficient planetary landings and takeoffs. It has limited performance and endurance outside atmosphere. It is most commonly carried by orbital stations or passenger transports, but many capital ships will carry at least one in place of a standard shuttle.

Highland
"Rosanrer"
Class: VIP Transport Shuttle (Pinnace)
Length: 50 m
Deadweight Mass: 400
t
Crew: 2-10
Passengers: 20-60
Screens: Class i
Max. Acceleration: 20 G
Fuel Capacity: 200

Note: This large transport shuttle is streamlined for atmospheric operation and is equipped with inertial dampers to allow for extended high-acceleration with passengers. Its size and cost tends to limit its allocation to bases and large command ships, and it is used to transport high-value passengers or cargoes.

Intruder
"Dozobad"
Class: Assault Shuttle
Length: 35 m
Deadweight Mass: 250 t
Crew: 4
Passengers: 20
Screens: Class I
Max. Acceleration: 20 G*
Fuel Capacity: 150

Weapon Mounts
01 Fighter Laser Cannon

Note: *10 G Max with unprotected passengers.

Used to transport marines for boarding actions, usually against crippled vessels or large space platforms with limited maneuverability. Boarding actions in the current war are very rare, as captains on both sides tend to self-destruct rather than be captured.


See also: Shipboard Weapons Profiles, Umiak Warship Classes, Terran Warship Classes