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SHIPS


"Some say that the Vorlon ships are alive; they fight, they heal... they sing."


Vorlon Planet Killer                                  Vorlon Dreadnought

Vorlon Transport                                                Vorlon Fighter
 
 





 

Vorlon Planet Killer


Classification: Plant Killer
Length: 5 miles
Weight: unknown
Maneuverability: Class C
Crew: unknown
Troops: unknown
Fighters: unknown
Power Source: Hyperspace Energy
Duration: N/A
Weapons:
1 Ultra-Hyperspace Fission Cannon
160 HS Lightning Guns
Defenses:
Bio-Armor
Shields
Tractor Beams


Posted above is an example of one of the most terrifying weapons ever seen in history... the Vorlon Planet Killer. This mammoth vessel measured over five miles in length, and was powered by the raw destructive energy of Hyperspace it self. Apparently this was the largest and most powerful vessel in the Vorlon fleet and only one of these vessels was ever destroyed, and only then by the combined fire power of all the first ones.

This organic based ship used the energy of Hyperspace to fire a massive energy bursts from the four forward booms, capable of destroying a planet nearly any size. In it's brief use near the end of the "Shadow War", this class of vessel was responsible for the destruction of dozens of worlds and
nearly destroyed Centauri Prime. As the Vorlons have moved beyond the Rim, races will no longer have to fear this space born juggernaut.





 
 

Vorlon Dreadnought


Classification: Dreadnought
Length: 1,000 meters
Weight: unknown
Maneuverability: Class A
Crew: unknown
Troops: unknown
Fighters: 40 standard fighters
Power Source: Hyperspace Energy
Duration: N/A
Weapons:
1 Mega-Hyperspace Fission Cannon
60 HS Lightning Guns
Defenses:
Bio-Armor
Shields
Tractor Beams


To date, one of the largest and most powerful vessels seen in the Vorlon navy, has been the "Star Dreadnought." The Star Dreadnought, when compared in size to the Vorlon Planet Killer, must measure roughly one kilometer in length. This class of war ship seems to possess greater fire power than a standard Shadow capital ship, as it can destroy its Shadow counterpart with a single blast.

Very much like their Shadow counterparts, this Vorlon vessel is organic in nature and virtually unstoppable. During a battle with the Shadows, a Vorlon Star Dreadnought was hit by a Shadow energy beam. The beam had little to no effect on this mammoth vessel. This was the first instance in modern history that a Shadow energy beam has been stopped. To date, no construct nor anything in nature has been able to stand up to Shadow weapon fire.

Although the Vorlon's technology appears to be as advanced as the Shadows, it should be noted that in many instances Vorlon technology has the appearance of being less advanced. For instance, the Vorlons use a type of gravimetric/hyperspace drive engine to propel their ships in real space,
just like the Shadows. Vorlons also use some type of Hyper Dynamic Ion engines, similar to those used by younger races like the Minbari and Centauri, a system of propulsion that the Shadows have completely abandoned. Also, Vorlon organic technology seems to be less advanced when compared to that of the Shadows, retaining the appearance of actually being constructed. Also Shadow vessels are merely direct organic extensions of their pilots, where as Vorlon ships of similar size seem to have controls and some need more than one crew member to operate it.

It is hard to tell whether any and/or all of these seemingly technological paradoxes have any validity. It is common knowledge that the Vorlons used a great deal of unneeded and, more often than not, obsolete technology simply to hide from younger races just how advanced they really were. This seem to lend strong credence to the analogy "Don't forget what you already know."

Now that the Vorlons and Shadows are gone, it is unknown what has happened to the Vorlon home world and colonies, or the technology on these planets. An expedition into Vorlon space is likely in the near future.





 
 

Vorlon Transport


Classification: Transport/Gunboat
Length: 100 meters
Weight: unknown
Maneuverability: Class A
Crew: 11 (usually 1)
Troops: N/A
Fighters: N/A
Power Source: Hyperspace Energy
Duration: N/A
Weapons:
1 Vorlon Hyperspace Fission Beam
Defenses:
Bio-Armor
Shields
Tractor Beams


Vorlons transports are under 100 meters in length, heavily armed and are organic in nature. They appear to use the standard Vorlon gravimetric/hyper RS drive propulsion system seen in us on all Vorlon vessels. A vessel of this class destroyed a Shadow warship with a single blast right before the assassination of Kosh.

Vorlon ships apparently live in a symbiotic relationship with their pilot, and are patterned to be used by only one user or group of users. Current data indicates that, should their master be killed, the ships will wonder the universe and morn their master's passing. The ship is a part of it's users, and it can not live without him/her/it. Once it has mourned long enough, it will perform it's last duty and cremate it's self and it's user's remains in the heart of a star.





 
 

Vorlon Fighter


Classification: Fighter
Length: 36 meters
Weight: unknown
Maximum Thrust: unknown
Maneuverability: Class AAA
Crew: 1
Power Source: Hyperspace Energy
Duration: N/A
Weapons:
1 Hyperspace Fission "Lightning Gun"
Defenses:
Bio-Armor
Shields
Tractor Beams


Little is known about Vorlon fighters. Currents record indicate that the ships use a combination gravimetric drive/Hyper RS propulsion system. They are some 16 meters long and have enough fire power to, in small groups, destroy a Shadow mother ship. They appear to have independent Jump
capability, just like Shadow fighters and apparently have greater firepower. Like the Shadows, the Vorlon fighter uses organic based technology.