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Chaw'Sah'Vo class Man-O-War by CommodoreHorton Chaw'Sah'Vo class Man-O-War by CommodoreHorton
The Chaw'Sah'Vo class represents a ship designed to exchange repeated volleys with designs otherwise impervious to the traditional ambushes, preemptive strikes, and surprise attack tactics generally utilized by the Ascendancy. Less common than the smaller Ehm-Beh class enforcers, the Chaw'Sah'Vo takes its name from a legendary traveller who aided the Khamood-Urr against Chaw'Hast at the Great Confrontation.

The Chaw'Sah'Vo class pioneered the techs found in the so called "second generation" Ascendancy vessels; heavier armour plating and shield generation capabilities allow it to soak up fire with greater integrity than earlier classes of heavier warships. With a formidable two hundred and fifty six wormhole spinners and sixteen temporal compression cannons, the Chaw'Sah'Vo "proved" itself, in a sense, in the ancient wars with the Nakai; a feat ironic in the fact that in a conventional sense the ship was only recently introduced into the timeline.

With its greater size, a certain degree of maneuverability was lost compared to the smaller Ehm-Beh class designs, but it's capable of matching their smaller brother's speed without trouble. While capable of operating unsupported, they are generally under the escort of smaller vessels. Up until the introduction of the Transire class battleships, they represented the largest known combat vessel utilized by the Ascendancy.

The Chaw'Sah'Vo type was not present at the Exceion Massacre, but was introduced to combat against the Dark City Imperium at the Battle of the Vortex, where it provided heavy supporting fire to the Immortal Empire fleet defending the system.
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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is the most powerful Flux starship?
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CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

Sorry about the lateness of the reply here.

 

Well, this is a tricky question. I suppose it hinges on how you define power. If power is simply the number/caliber of guns, then at present I would say it's a tie between the Chaw'Sah'Voh class man'o'war and the Zer'Sees class charlatan. The Chaw'Sah'Voh (seen above) sports 256 wormhole spinners, making her above and beyond the most heavily armed warship presently existing for the Ascendancy in terms of "conventional" firepower. She's had limited use in the scenario thus far, and none as yet where she's gotten into the slug-it-out sort of engagement I designed her for.

Alternatively, the Zer'Sees class commodorehorton.deviantart.com… smaller and sports less wormhole spinners (72 spinners compared to 256) but the Zer'Sees is built around a directed variation of the Flux's tier three superweapon the FSEMCE (commodorehorton.deviantart.com…) which by its nature literally kills everything it's directed at. The Zer'Sees though has not seen any appearances in the storyline thus far though, as at present I'm treating it like some of those 44-45 era Lufwaffe designs that were brilliant but didn't have much in terms of numbers.

 

Finally, if we're defining strength as simply strength, and not in terms of military power, then it's undeniably the Hands of God class planetary transport (commodorehorton.deviantart.com…) as it drags around planets and is as large as a gas giant. However these guys are unarmed, so military wise they're not really strong beyond the ungodly amount of force required to destroy them.

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Devastator200 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would say that the most powerful would be this one, because I think the Zer'Sees is technically a superweapon, carrying the directed FSEMCE.
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CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013

As I said, it's a tricky question. Normally I would be inclined to agree with you that simply by numbers the Chaw'Sah'Voh has the most guns and is thus the most potent, but the things I put together I put together in a way to try and play with statistics as it were. I dunno. I haven't even fielded the Zer'Sees yet, and created it specifically in response to events in the RP which are presently unfolding. So ultimately it's in my opinion a rather untested question: only time will really tell.

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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is quite a vessel, what is the scale on it?
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CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Roughly twice the size of the Ehm-Beh class enforcer. I do have a scaling chart, but it remains classified at this point as I have other designs on it.
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GratefulReflex Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thats understandable but I still like the concept here.
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
wait... You said the Transire was utilised by the Ascendancy...?
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CommodoreHorton Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Clarification: no, but these are the largest vessels engaged until the DCI and UoW start using the transire. Then something else comes out.
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EmperorMyric Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
ok fair enough until you see our Dreadnoughts XD by the way this looks awesome i really love the look your going for :-)
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