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The Ga´Kakt Tcha Shuk´sha is a medium starfighter manufactured and operated by the KessRith Empire. It is mentioned in passing in the Renegade´s Honor novel, but no details are given as to stats, other than a remark on its exclusively laser-based armament.

The fighter presented here, including the picture, is completely fan-made content.

Etymology

The KessRith tradition leans toward naming fighters and carriers for objects or instances of natural beauty and serenity. The Ga'kakt Tcha Shuk'sha is no exception. Despite being an unpronouncable gargle that hurts a human throat to imitate, the word translates loosely into a poetic "delicate silver-blossoming flower floating down a slow river", an allegorical reminder of the importance of peace of mind when faced with the terrible brevity of life.

Design Philosophy and Tactical Role

Equipped with moderately strong armour and good shields, the Blossom is a dangerous opponent in a fight. The single pilot seat, very spacious for a human, is just large enough to accommodate a young KessRith warrior. (Older Kess may find the cockpit too narrow for their bulk, as male KessRith continue to grow throughout their lives.) Four heavy 7.5/5 laser cannon give those youths ample opportunity to let out their aggressive potential on their enemies. The two tiny popgun bow lasers, similar to those on the original Na'Ctka Moquka fighter, are there more for socio-psychological purposes than for real combat value; as long as there is still a weapon operable on a damaged fighter, it enables the pilot to honourably stay in battle, technically still capable of causing damage to the enemy, rather than having to retreat in shame.

Like most KessRith designs, the Blossom is slow, barely faster than the Na'Ctka Moquka it accompanies. Though easily intercepted or outmanoeuvered, it proves a tough bite to chew when it turns at bay and fights.

Legionnaire RPG Values

Hit Location Sub-Location Damage Boxes / Damage
[1] Structure - [][][][][] [][][][][] [][][][][] [][]
[2] FTL Drive - None
[3] Shields - [][][][][] []
[4] Engines / Thrust - [][][][][] [] ::: Thrust 6 g
[5] Armour - [][][][][] [][][]
[6] Crew Pilot [][][][][]
[7] Weapon Computers - [][][][]
[8] Sensors - [][][]
[9] Life Support - [][][]
[10] Weapons [1] 7.5/5 Laser Damage 7
- [2] 7.5/5 Laser Damage 7
- [3] 7.5/5 Laser Damage 7
- [4] 7.5/5 Laser Damage 7
- [5] 5/1 Laser Damage 2
- [6] 5/1 Laser Damage 2

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Leviathan Values

KessRith capital ship formations primarily use the Blossom in an anti-fighter and raiding role. Its relative nimbleness (in comparison to other Kess fighters) makes it well suited to this task, although it is still often hamstrung by lighter and faster TOG craft. Ga´Kakt Tchas often work in conjunction with Na´Ctka Moqukas, pinning down enemy fighter formations to enable the heavier and slower Petals to catch up and deliver the killing blow.

Group (72 Fighters) Armour Missile Attack Value CRA LRA Thrust
Armour Row 6 [][][][][][] [][][][][][] [][][][]-- - 0 158 115 6
Armour Row 5 [][][][][][] [][][][][][] []--- - 132 96 -
Armour Row 4 [][][][][][] [][][][][]- - - 106 77 -
Armour Row 3 [][][][][][] [][]-- - 79 58 -
Armour Row 2 [][][][][][] -- - 53 38 -
Armour Row 1 [][][][]-- - 26 19 -
Flight (24 Fighters) Armour Missile Attack Value CRA LRA Thrust
Armour Row 3 [][][][][][] [][]-- 0 53 38 8
Armour Row 2 [][][][][][] -- - 35 26 -
Armour Row 1 [][][][][]- - 18 13 -
Squadron (6 Fighters) Armour Missile Attack Value CRA LRA Thrust
Armour Row 1 [][][][][]- 0 13 10 10
Single Fighter Values Armour Missile Hardpoints CRA LRA Thrust
Ga´Kakt Tcha Shuk´sha 80 0 44 32 6

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