The end of the Golden Throne
A massive factory ship that shows the worn edges of a past age.
Dimensions: 4.9 km long, 0.9 km abeam at fins approx.
Mass: 16 megatonnes approx.
Crew: 41,00 crew, approx.
Accel: 1.5 gravities max sustainable acceleration.
Hull Integrity: 50
Turret Rating: 1
Space Used: 40
Weapon Capacity: Dorsal 1, 1 Port, 1 Starboard
Energy Output: 45
Energy Consumption: 30
Jovian Pattern Class 2 Drive, Strelov 1 Warp Engine, Single Void Field, Gellar Field, Command Bridge, m-1 Life Sustainers, M-100 Augers, Medicae Deck
Cargo Hauler: This vessel was designed for transporting goods and fuel, and no amount of retrofitting can fully change this. This Hull comes pre-equipped with two Main Cargo Hold Components (See page 203 of the Rogue Trader core rulebook). The hull’s Space has already been reduced to account for these, however when the ship is constructed it must be able
to provide a total of 4 Power to these Components.
Plasma Refinery: This vessel comes pre-equipped with a unique Component, a Plasma Refinery, used to create high-grade fuel for plasma engines. This is a huge facility mounted amidships. This grants the ship the ability to scoop plasma from the stars, refine it, and sell it on. The profits gained by this enterprise are closely matched to the costs of running the vessel, however the Explorers can use it to augment their own endeavours. The refining process simply requires a large supply of low-grade ore, however the plasma harvesting process is more involved. The ship must enter a retrograde orbit around a blue-giant star, a manoeuvre that takes three days and requires two Ordinary (+10) Pilot (Space Craft)
+ Manoeuvrability Tests. Failure of either of these Tests by five degrees or more results in the ship’s destruction. Success means the ship gains enough additional plasma to convert one full load of ore, granting the Explorers +100 Achievement Points to an ongoing Endeavour (the refined plasma can either be used in the Endeavour, or sold to generate funds).
Powered by Stars: Provided the Goliath harvests plasma roughly once a year, its Plasma Drive generates +10 power