Scions of the Void: The Constantine Dynasty
Lathe Monitor Light Cruiser - Butcher
Starhip Light Cruiser
Hull: Light Cruiser
Class: Repurposed Lathe-class Monitor-cruiser
Dimensions: 4.3 km long, .5 km abeam at fins approx
Mass: 20 megatonnes, approx.
Crew: 52000 crew, approx.
Accel: 4 gravities max. sustainable acceleration
Hull Integrity: 63
Turret Rating: 1
Space: 60 (Used 60)
Power: 60 (Used 60)
Weapon Capacity: Prow 1, Port 1, Starboard 1
SP Total Cost: 59
Hull, Strelov 2 Warp Engine, Geller Field, Jovian Pattern Class 3 Drive, Void Shield, Explorator Bridge, Vitae Pattern Life Sustainer, Voidsmen Quarters, Deep Void Auger Array
Prow Titanforge Lance Battery, Port Mars Pattern Macrocannon Broadside, Starboard Mars Pattern Macrocannon Broadside, Crew Reclamation Facility, Extended Supply Vaults, Cargo Hold and Lighter Bay
Upgrades – Servitor Crew
Butcher, originally named the Eternal Praetorian is a Lathe class monitor-cruiser, a light cruiser based on design unearthed during the crusade that conquered the Calixis Sector. Provided to the Explorator Fleets of Magos Thule, the Praetorian was at the forefront of the famed quest for a stable route into the Koronus Expanse, and it was there, somewhere amongst the warp-tempests of the Great Warpstorms, that it was lost with all hands in M41.189.
Five hundred years later, the limping tramp freighter of Rogue Trader Orolshan was forced to leave the warp in the midst of its traverse of the Maw. There, drifting around the dead planet known as the Witch-Cursed World was the Eternal Praetorian. The ship was dead, cold, and deserted—without a trace of its crew. Orolshan, however, was unwilling to pass up the opportunity. His Enginseer managed to re-light her drive, and a prize crew took her to Port Wander. Since then, the Praetorian has served a number of captains—each reporting strange occurrences and an ill aura surrounding the vessel. Some say an echo of the former crew remains on the ship, however it doesn’t seem to bother the present servitor crew and her captain, the Hellspawn Mechanoid Explorator Nork.