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YSS Artemis

The YSS Artemis, NJ-S2-217, is a Urufu-Class Light Cruiser built in one of the 20 Ge-H3-1a - Sanza-Class Shipyard in mid-YE 33 by Geshrinari Shipyards for the Star Army of Yamatai's Second Fleet originally to fight in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, but was finished after the war's end. She is commanded by Chusa Takanashi Fusami.

This article is about the ship. For plot information, see YSS Artemis Plot.

About the YSS Artemis

Loaded with a ranger team (Ranger Team 83 “Spider Hawks”, see below) taking up half of the standard infantry company, as the YSS Artemis has been assigned to perform deep penetration operations of the enemies of the Star Army of Yamatai, its first target in this new role being the Interstellar Kingdom Of Kuvexia in the Kuvexian War.

The Ge-C1 or Urufu-Class is a Light Cruiser designed by Geshrinari Shipyards under a contract with the Star Army of Yamatai. Urufu means wolf in Yamataian. Size wise the Urufu-class is a little smaller than the Eikan Heavy Cruiser. The Urufu-class was designed to serve in a strike capacity by adding a Standard Infantry Platoon for planetary operations. The Urufu-class features a formidable array of weapons, and has autonomous and controlled defensive weaponry.

Differences from Standard

With an altered mission profile compared to standard Urufu-Class ships, some sections have been altered to fit this requirement. The Deck 6 Fitness Center has been replaced with a VR Room similar in scope to a Fuji-class Expeditionary Gunship's.

Ship Emblem

Artemis's ship patch

Ship IRN


Ship Motto

In honorem subsp. Cum Furor impius intus, vindicta. With Honor, Hunt. With Fury, Revenge.

Ship Name

Named after an ancient goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and vengence.

About Ranger Team 83

Unlike most Ranger teams, which are often not much larger than a squad, RT-83 is a platoon in size. The reason for this is due to the nature of deep penetration operations. By having more forces, yes there is a larger footprint left by the team, but it also gives the team much more flexibility. In addition, the team isn't composed of a singular type of Ranger, and even more strangely, is not exclusively for Rangers. Again, this is due to the operation type. By having a diversified composition, the Ranger Team is better able to operate against a wide variety of targets.

Team Patch

RT-83 team patch

Team Motto

素早く攻撃し、意図的に攻撃します。 Subayaku kōgeki shi, itotekini kōgeki shimasu. (Strike Fast, Strike With Intent)

Team Name

The team name was chosen in reference to two facets: The spider being the Kuvexian's whose web that the team would be working against, and a Yamataian hawk, whose strikes would be lightning fast and without warning to its prey.



  • Captain: Chusa Takanashi, Fusami
  • Ranger CO: Shosa Asleif Belemtal
  • Ranger XO: Taii Henry Endsworth
  • Infantry CO: Shosa Niwa “Ironsides” Belemtal
  • Infantry XO: Taii Catherine Vynsdougter
  • SAINT Intelligence Analyst: Taii Shivali Arturius


These are the characters which are played by the various members of the plot. Each have been organized by either the department they belong to, or to the general purpose of the ship if there is no 'proper' department to fit them into.




Former Crew

Chain of Command

With the unusual composition of the ship's infantry crew, the division of who reports to who is much more muddied, as the Rangers have a chain of command of their own before it enters the standard ship chain, effectively creating a second infantry chain of command to be contended with by the command staff of the ship.

Due to the split nature of the force, the actual numbers and arrangement are smaller than standard. With 56 total personnel to be combat infantry or rangers, this must be split in two, resulting in 28 in both forces. Below is the composition of the forces, as well as a chart displaying the full chain of command. Fireteam Leaders are often senior-most enlisted in the fireteam, often ranked Ittô Hei or higher. Squad leaders are typically NCO's, though circumstances or experience may have a non-NCO in charge.

  • Fireteam: 2 Troopers, 1 Fireteam Leader
  • Squad: 2-3 Fireteams, 1 Squad Leader, 1 Communications Specialist
  • Command Unit: 1 Commanding Officer, 1 Executive Officer, 1 Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, 1 Platoon Communications Specialist
  • Platoon: 2-3 Squads, 1 Command Unit

Known Team Compositions

The teams listed here are ones with detailed arrangements and compositions, usually created by the PC's who head them.



  • Sparrowhawk Squad - Rikugun Ranger First Squad, Commanded by Jôtô Heisho
  • Goshawk Squad - Rikugun Ranger Second Squad, Commanded by Jôtô Heisho
  • Shikra Squad - Rikugun Ranger Third Squad, Commanded by Jôtô Heisho

Small Craft

OOC Notes

This page was originally created on 2019/08/09 22:37 by Glein.

stararmy/starships/yss_artemis.txt · Last modified: 2024/02/11 06:55 by wes