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Starchaser III-Class Ferry

The Starchaser III-Class Ferry is a civilian transport ship designed for PAINT and built by the Yugumo Corporation to replace the aged StarChaser II Class Civilian Ferry in YE 42.

The Starchaser Tradition

In YE 42, with the active patrols of the First Expeditionary Fleet and the return of the Motoyoshi Clan to the Jiyuu System and the rest of the Outer Colonies of Yamatai, safety and prosperity had returned to the region. The Motoyoshi Clan through the Yugumo Corporation made investments into infrastructure, increased employment and welcomed home many refugees that had been displaced by the fall of the United Outer Colonies. One of the investments made was to restore and expand active PAINT to the region. The service began with salvaged StarChaser II Class Civilian Ferry vessels and as travel from the rest of the Yamatai Star Empire increased the need for a replacement for these salvaged ships was proposed.

The Starchaser III-Class Ferry that would be produced by the Yugumo Corporation would follow in the footsteps of the StarChaser II Class Civilian Ferry and StarChaser Class Civilian Ferry. The new ship would be outfitted for expanded service in the local systems as well as to destinations across the Yamatai Star Empire.


The passenger section is a large tapered pod and it sits beneath the engineering and command section of the craft that deploys a large nacelle pod on either side of the vessel.

Statistics and Performance

The Starchaser III is designed to carry passengers and light cargo as apart of PAINT.


The Starchaser III is a personnel transport ferry.

  • Crew: 20 Crew and Service Personnel, 1 Operator During Emergency operation.
  • Maximum Capacity: 2,500. About 3,300 people can fit aboard in an emergency, but the ship would be extremely cramped.


The Starchaser III is a moderate-sized civilian vessel.

  • Length: 310 meters
  • Width: 170 meters
  • Height: 75 meters
  • Decks (Sphere): 7 Decks

Propulsion and Range

In compliance with the Star Army of Yamatai Starship Speeds:

  • Hyperspace Fold Drive: 0.4 ly/min
  • Sublight Engines: 0.30c
  • Lifespan: 50 Years
  • Refit Cycle: Every 5 Years

Damage Capacity

See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.

  • Tier: 10 (Light Starship)
  • Shields: 10 (Light Starship)

Inside the Starchaser III

The Starchaser III is a state-of-the-art civilian ferry with a modular deck loadout designed for both short and long haul runs for PAINT.

General Notes:

  • All Decks have a transfer compartment that has stairs leading to the other decks of the ships, lift service, and restroom facilities.
  • Universal Airlocks are located in the Outer Deck sections of all passenger access, and Cargo Bay access is via the aft of the ship.

Deck Layout

The deck load-outs can be swapped depending on long or short-haul trips.

Deck Short-Haul Long-Haul
1 Command/Engineer Deck Command/Engineer Deck
2 Standard Economy Class First Class
3 Standard Economy Class First Class
4 Standard Economy Class Standard Economy Class
5 Standard Economy Class Standard Economy Class
6 Standard Economy Class Standard Economy Class
7 Crew and Cargo Crew and Cargo

Interior Information

Clean, efficient, and economical vessels designed for the transport of people between the worlds of the Empire.

Standard Economy Deck

The Standard Economy Deck is designed for commuters on short-haul flights and passengers who wish to have economical accommodations for longer-haul flights.

The deck is divided into two major areas; the outer deck which gives views of space through Transparent Durandium viewports. The forward half outer deck also houses 12 escape pods, six each on both the port and starboard sides of the ship.

The forward section of the inner deck also houses 12 Private Budget Berths which are generally used by traveling business and corporate passengers not wanting to pay the additional amounts for the First-Class decks on longer-haul flights. Each Private Budget Berth features a set of bunk-style twin beds and a small office area with network access. Economy seating banks with comfortable recliner chairs and individual media access through KAIMON-Gate are located in the larger seating area in the aft and forward sections of the inner deck.

Food and Drink Service

Food and Drink Service on Standard Economy Decks is provided by:

Kikyo Pie Company and Warm and Sweet deliver to Private Budget Berths.

Standard First Class Deck

Longer flights have Standard First-Class Decks available for additional costs. Like the Standard Economy-Class Decks, these decks are divided into an Inner and Outer Deck Section.

The Inner Deck of the Standard First-Class Deck offers 28 premium berths which include luxury Nest-Style beds1) with fine linens, an office area with media access through the KAIMON-Gate and small private bathrooms with both a toilet and a small shower. They accommodate 3 to 4 individuals.

The aft half of Outer Deck of the Standard First-Class deck offers eight Super Premium Suites (four port, four starboard) which include extra-large, luxury Nest-Style beds2) with fine linens, an office area with media access through the KAIMON-Gate and a larger bathroom with jacuzzi-style tub, toilet and a shower unit. The Super Premium Berths receive a bottle of Umeshu from Ainu Orchards. These luxury accommodations can hold up to 8 individuals. The Outer Decks provide spectacular views of space from Transparent Durandium viewports. The forward half of the Outer Deck houses twelve escape pods, six port and six starboard.

Premium Amenities in First Class are provided:

  • Food and Drink Service through Takeda House.
  • A fully equipped Onsen and Fitness Center with exercise machines and Massage Services offered.
  • First Class Passengers wishing to visit Tachi's on an Economy Deck receive complimentary food and drink as well as priority seating.
  • The Kikyo Pie Company and Warm and Sweet on the Economy Decks deliver to first class berths and suites.
  • Volumetric Windows with Yugumo Corporation ad services are scattered through the ship.

Command and Engineering Deck

The Command and Engineering Deck feature a small three-station bridge and the engineering compartment which houses the KAIMON-Gate and other key systems of the ship. This deck also has a small conference facility and crew lounge with comfortable couches and chairs for employee rest breaks.

Crew and Cargo Deck

The Crew and Cargo Deck features a spacious open concept cargo bay with room for Standard Starship Cargo Containers and passenger luggage.

The forward section of the Inner Cargo Deck also features the Crew Berths which have the same set up as the Premium Berths on the First-Class Deck. There are two Super Premium Suites in the Outer Cargo Deck reserved for the Captain and First Officer of the vessel. Additional Escape Pods, 24 in total, are located on both the starboard and port sides of the Outer Cargo Deck, fore and aft with six on each quarter.

Cargo Bay access is through the large forcefield protected doors in the aft of the ship.


Armored Hull

The ship's hull is primarily composed of Durandium Alloy, viewports and windows are made of Transparent Durandium. All Inner structures are coated in Yarvex.

Starchaser Construct Assembly
Primary SpaceFrameForcefield Reinforced Durandium Alloy Major Truss
Secondary SpaceFrameDurandium Alloy Secondary Truss and Rod Assembly
Outer PlatesDurandium Alloy Plate
LiningYarvex Lining

Power Systems

The Starchaser uses two Kaminari Quantum Foam Generators and capacitor system. Reserve and Emergency power are granted through an additional capacitor system which are kept fully charged at all times.

Integrated Electronics Systems

The Starchaser III Ferry is equipped with the KAIMON-Gate suite with its included communications and sensor systems. It also has the uplink and PANTHEON/SYNC connect module.

Propulsion Systems

The Starchaser III is equipped with two heavy-duty Hoshi III Series Multi-stage Turbo Plasma Drives. It is also equipped with two Nami II Mizu II Series Continuum Distortion Drives and is capable of extending its distortion field around other ships. Maneuvering Thrusters (ion thrusters) are used primarily for attitude adjustment, docking, and station keeping.

Landing Struts

The Ferry is equipped with landing struts. They are pneumatically driven and are used to raise or lower the ship and level it once it is in place.

The ship also has a gravity engine system for operation in the atmosphere.

Combined Field System

Emergency Systems

The Starchaser III is equipped with emergency systems that were contracted out to Geshrinari Shipyards. It has a Ge-Y1-E3104 - Automatic Fire Suppression System and Geshrinari Blast Shutters in the event an emergency occurs.

In the event of a catastrophic failure or impending doom, the ship has many Ge-X3300 - Type 33 Escape Pods. (See Deck Layout)

Life Support Systems

The Starchaser III is equipped with civilian versions of the Life Support Systems that the Yugumo Corporation produces for the Star Army of Yamatai.


The Starchaser III is not equipped with any weapons.

Vessels of This Class

There have been a number of ships of this class produced.

Starchaser III Ferries
Registry Ship Name Configuration Assignment Year Built Notes
CYP-C01-0001 Empress of Yamatai Commuter PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0002 Mercy of The Motoyoshi Commuter PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0003 Spirit of The Colonies Commuter PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0004 Spirit of Jiiyuu Long Haul PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0005 Spirit of Siren Long Haul PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0006 Spirit of Shugosha Commuter PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0007 Spirit of Koutoksu Commuter PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0008 Spirit of Gensou Commuter PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0009 Spirit of Yuujou Long Haul PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0010 Spirit of Kotoku Long Haul PAINT YE 42 In Service
CYP-C01-0011 Colonial Hummingbird One Long Haul PAINT YE 45 In Service
CYP-C01-0012 Colonial Hummingbird Two Long Haul PAINT YE 45 In Service

OOC Notes

Andrew created this article on 2020/02/04 20:27.

Products & Items Database
Product Categoriesstarships
Product NameStarchaser III-Class Civilian Ferry
ManufacturerYugumo Corporation, Yugumo Fleetworks
Year ReleasedYE 42
Price (KS)485 ,500.00 KS
passengers may request a king or two-queen formats when booking
passengers may request two-king or four-queen formats when booking

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