Pirate Assault Frigate

Armed spacecraft have been around since the mid 21st century. The first civilian cargo freighters still had their original hull paint when someone bolted auto-cannons on the hull and attacked and boarded another ship. Soon after, rail guns and plasma cannons became factory add-ons. Of course, some governments moved in to curb the availability of such weapons to the general public. And as always, people ways to skirt (or break) those laws.

There are a few “outlaw shipyards” that operate way out in unregulated space. The most notorious is the Morningstar Shipyards in Free Port. However, there are at least a dozen others that are capable of building capital ships.

When unsanctioned warships started attacking cargo ships in the Outer Rim the Alliance and the Empire both started paying close attention to piracy.


An Alliance senator called them “a game changing threat to the outer rim.” An Imperial Admiral said “these bloody pirates are getting bloody hard to kill!”


The Pirates and their Nano Cloaks

Many modern innovations have come from the fringe of society. Variations of the Infantry Power Armor (IPA) is used by all modern military / law enforcement units in the Free Worlds Alliance and the Capellan Empire. IPA is tough. It can take a lot of punishment, while protecting the person inside. They are vacuum rated for short duration EVA.

The Nano Cloaks are a combination of the newest holo projection technology and morphing Nano tech. It can render an active camo field, make visual detection extremely difficult. Also, the nano-bits can augment body armor.

They were once the pinnacle of military technology. And like most new tech, it eventually works its way into the private sector. Once mercenaries and pirates got a hold of this, it wasn’t long before they started changing and in some cases, improving the designs.

Imagine yourself on a posh luxury liner when a band of undead skeletons wielding assault rifles and edged weapons, board your ship. Undead skeletons, or perhaps gorillas? How about velociraptors or bloody clowns? The possibilities are endless.


Shock and Awe has been elevated to a whole new level.