S'Task Specifications

HISTORY OF THE SES S’TASK

The d’Deridex-B Warbird SES S’Task is named after the student of Surak who initiated the schism between the proponents of logic and the proponents of pre-Reformation values and who led the Romulans on their long pilgrimage from Vulcan to the twin planets of ch’Rihan and ch’Havran.

The S’Task was commissioned in 2398, shortly before the end of the Second Romulan War. It was constructed at the Hnakam Shipyards off Perhonies and was intended for ultra long-range exploration. For this reason, it was fitted with triply redundant power systems: one AQS (artificial quantum singularity), one matter-antimatter, and one fusion.

It was also fitted for dual cloaking systems, the highly advanced Mk 4 and the still experimental prototype-D interphase generator cloak. When it was decided that the S’Task would be the trial vessel in the new Romulan-Federation Accord, the interphase generator system was removed, lest it should fall into the hands of the Federation by some unfortunate “accident.”

Following the lead of such Federation vessels as the Galaxy-class cruiser, the S’Task is capable of separating into two autonomous vessels. The upper part, including the Capital and Dorsal sections, would retain the warp nacelles and become essentially a d’Kazanak-C Warbird. The lower part, including the Ventral and Caudal sections, would become an impulse-powered craft — essentially a huge life boat or a platform for colonization. Separation of the S’Task would likely occur only in a grave emergency or if an extremely rich planet were discovered, calling for the instant “stake-claiming” device of an orbital base.

As befits a long-range exploration vessel, the S’Task has much space dedicated to the sciences and specimen collection. It also has some amenities not normally found on a Romulan military vessel, including a recreational “parkland,” space for individual gardens, and an amphitheater available for dramatic performances and concerts.

General Specifications

Classification - d’Deridex, Type B
Length - 2640 feet
Width - 1930 feet
Height - 800 feet
Mass - 21,000,000 tons (approximate)
Crew - 2050 Crewmembers
Maximum Capacity - 33,650 Persons
Number of Decks - 140
Propulsion / Energy - Artificial Quantum Singularity (warp-capable) Systems
Back-up Propulsion / Matter antimatter reactor (warp-capable) - 4 Antimatter Generators
Energy Systems Fusion (impulse only) - 12 Fusion Powered Engines with Paired Reactors
Warp Nacelles - 2
Cruising Speed - Warp 5.0 (normal) / Warp 9.5 (emergency)
Maximum Warp - Warp 9.8
Computer Cores - Four (two in Capital section, one each in Dorsal and Ventral sections)

Transport System
- 10 Standard 8-man Transporters (quantum resolution)
- 4 Emergency 18-man Transporters (quantum resolution)
- 8 Cargo Transporters (molecular resolution)

Deflector System - Thrain’klett (Badger-hide), Type C, roughly comparable to Federation Mark XI deflector system

Sensor Systems
- Four lateral arrays, Capital section
- Four lateral arrays each, Dorsal and Ventral sections
- Two lateral arrays, Caudal section
- Full range of unmanned sensor probes covering everything from simple in-space applications to long-range multimission applications. Includes cloaked probes for covert data collection

Tactical Systems
- Four plasma torpedo bays - two forward, two aft
- Eight disruptor cannons, two forward, two each dorsal and ventral, two aft

Cloaking System - Mk 4 (uses highly wave-mapped, adaptive, asymmetrical dispersion pattern. Undetectable except via tachyon heterodyne grids of considerable power)

Auxiliary Craft
T’Leh, Captain’s Transport
2 eight-man runabouts
6 six-man personnel shuttles
6 three-man cargo shuttles
10 one-man EVA pods
20 one-man fighters, called Falconets (Nei’rrhin)

Deck Specifications

Note: The d’Deridex class Warbird is divided into four main sections. They are named as if they were parts of a great bird of prey, which the ship is explicitly designed to resemble.

The CAPITAL section includes the “raptor’s head” and the “backbone” that connects this head to the Dorsal section. The “head” has eighty decks, twenty of which are shared with the “backbone.”

The DORSAL section includes the upper portion or “back” of the vessel, including the two “wingtip” warp nacelles. It has fifteen decks.

The VENTRAL section includes the lower portion or “belly” of the vessel and the slim “throat” that connects this section to the CAPITAL section. The “throat” connects with the superstructure atop the VENTRAL section which contains shuttle and fighter bays and facilities. The VENTRAL section has fifteen decks, in addition to the five in the auxiliary crafts superstructure.

The CAUDAL section includes the “tail” that connects the DORSAL and VENTRAL sections. It contains 25 decks.

Capital Section Decks

1 - 2: 2 Disruptor Cannons and Support Systems, starboard and port
3 - 6: 2 Plasma Torpedo Launch Tubes, starboard and port; Plasma Torpedo Storage and Support
7 - 10: Hardware Replication Center; Raw Material storage bins and tanks
11: Subspace Radio Control Substation
12: Observation Lounge; Reception Area; Personnel Transporter III
13 - 21: Main Science
13: Chief Science Officer’s Office
14 - 19: Laboratories; Inanimate Specimen Storage
20 - 21: Stellar Cartography

*NOTE* Dependent from the “backbone” and adjacent to the Science Decks, rather like the “tonsils” of the Warbird are ten decks. Hydroponics Main covers the first six decks of this subsection, while the lower four are reserved for the Animate Specimens collection - a shipboard research zoo, and a popular recreational resource for the crew.

22 - 24: Primary and Secondary Computer Cores
23: Computer Control
25: Sensor Control substation, serving Sensor Arrays 1 and 2 (NOTE: These sensor arrays are mounted in the “eyespot-mask” portions of the external hull, port and starboard); Auxiliary power substation
26: Engineering substation; Environmental Control Substation
27 - 29: Main Security
27: Security Training Center and Holorange
28: Brig and Armoury
29: Chief of Security’s Office
30: Main Bridge, including Commander and Subcommander’s Offices; Commander’s Quarters; Security Substation; Personnel Transporter I; Lifepod Access.
31: Senior Officers’ Quarters, excluding Subcommander’s; Officers’ Mess; VIP Staterooms; Emergency Envirosupport Substation; Lifepod Access
32: Offices of the Romulan Trade Commission, Special Task Force; Office of the Federation Liaison; Office of the Tal Shiar Liaison
33 - 35: Main Sickbay
33: Personnel Transporter II
35: Emergency Transporter I
36 - 37: Amphitheater (for education and recreation); Gymnasia; Library Access
38 - 58: Crew Quarters I
38 - 40: Junior Officers’ Quarters and Lounge
38: Lifepod Access
40: Emergency Envirosupport Substation
41: Enlisted Mess
42 - 58: Enlisted Quarters and Lounges
47: Transporter II; Lifepod Access
48: Holographic Parkland (entire deck)
50: Enlisted Messes
51: Emergency Envirosupport Substation
55: Lifepod Access
58: Personnel Transporter IV
59 - 64: Passenger Quarters I

*NOTE* Decks 59-60 are currently configured as passenger staterooms, lounges, and mess. Decks 61-64 are unconfigured and can be readily set up as offices, storage areas, and special mission areas, as needed, with emergency reversion to passenger staterooms.

65 - 69: Legion Staging Area
70 - 80: Maintenance; Envirosupport Substations
70 - 71: Probe Storage and Launch Tubes
75: Dedicated Envirosupport Fusion Generator; Sensor Control Substation serving Sensor Arrays 3 and 4 (NOTE: These arrays are located on the underside of the Warbird’s “beak.”)

SPECIAL NOTE: “Backbone Section”
Much of this section is dedicated to high speed horizontal personnel and cargo turbotubes. Some special features:

18 - 22: Secondary Shuttle Bays
22a: Captain’s Transport (The Imperial Yacht Nei'rrh) Docking Bay
22b: Secondary Flight Control Deck

Dorsal Section Decks

1: Secondary Bridge; Captain and Subcommander’s Offices; Security Substation
2: Conference Room; Subcommander’s Quarters; Personnel Transporter V; Lifepod Access; Special Operations Space
3 - 4: Main Deflector Grids and Deflector Field Generators
5 - 9: Main Engineering
5: Chief Engineer’s Office; Personnel Transporters VI; Medical Substation
6: Computer Core 3 and Control Center; Lifepod Access; Emergency Envirosupport Area
7: AQS (Artificial Quantum Singularity) Containment Pod
8: Antimatter Generators and Antimatter Storage Pods; Antimatter Ejection System; Antimatter Injection Reactor
9: Mk 4 Cloaking System; Sensor Control Substation serving Arrays 5-8 (NOTE: These arrays are located on the forward and aft edges of the “wings”, port and starboard); Hardware Replicators (3); Personnel Transporters VII
10: Main Cargo Deck; 4 Cargo Transporters; Cargo Port; Replicator Raw Material Storage
11: Waste Management Main, Benign and Hazardous; Envirocontrol Substations
12: Water Storage and Filtration Plants; Emergency Batteries; Probe Storage and Launch Tubes
13: Storage, including secured; Emergency Quarters; Armoury; Emergency Transporter III
14 - 15: 2 Disruptor Cannons and Support Systems, port and starboard “wingtips”; Docking Ports

Ventral Superstructure Decks

1: Flight Control Main; also, at need, Tertiary Bridge; Personnel Transporter VIII
2 - 3: Main Shuttle Bays; Shuttle and EVA Pod Maintenance and Repair
4 - 5: Fighter Base
4: Wing Commander’s Quarters and Office; Falconet Bays and Maintenance; Fighter Pilots’ Quarters, Lounge, and Briefing Center; Lifepod Access; Emergency Envirosupport Area

Ventral Section Decks

1 - 2: 2 Disruptor Cannons and Support Systems, port and starboard “wingtips”; Docking Ports
3 - 4: Storage, including secured
5 - 7: Secondary Engineering
5: Personnel Transporter IX; Envirocontrol Substations; Emergency Batteries; Sensor Control Substation, serving arrays 9-12, Ventral Section, and 13-14, Caudal Section; Secondary Mk 4 Cloaking System; Lifepod Access; Emergency Envirosupport Area
6: Deuterium Fuel Storage Tanks; Computer Core 4 and Control Center
7: Deuterium Pumps and Injection Reactors; Main Impulse Engines
8: Secondary Water Storage and Filtration; Secondary Waste Management; Hardware Replicators (2)
9: Crew Quarters 2; Senior and Junior Officers Quarters and Lounges; Officers’ Mess; Enlisted Quarters, Lounges and Mess; Lifepod Access; Emergency Envirosupport Area
10: Enlisted Quarters, Lounges and Mess; Passenger Quarters, Lounges, and Mess
11 - 13: Emergency Quarters
11: Security Substation
12: Secondary Sickbay; Emergency Transporter IV; Lifepod Access; Emergency Envirosupport Area
14 - 15: Special Operations Space: Can be configured to serve many purposes, including establishment of a Secondary Hydroponics Center, in case of prolonged separation from upper module
14: Probe Storage and Launching Tubes

Caudal Section Decks

1 - 11: Replicator Raw Material Storage Tanks; Deuterium Fuel Storage Tanks; Personnel Transporter X
12 - 13: Plasma Torpedo Storage and Launching Tubes (2)
14 - 15: Deflector Field Generators; Secondary Deflector Grids
16 - 23: Replicator Raw Material Storage Tanks; Deuterium Fuel Storage Tanks
24 - 25: 2 disruptor cannons and support systems, port and starboard

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