The Sword of the Prophets

Pirate ship in FATE "Star Trek: the U.S.S. Sacagawea"


The Sword of the Prophets, (for Gene D.’s “Star Trek: the U.S.S. Sacagawea” online campaign, using FATE)


  • Class/size: Bajoran heavy transport/frigate; Enormous (3M metric tons, 500 m long, 250 m beam, 80 m draft, 12 decks; min. crew: 15, standard: 50, max. complement: 200)
  • Origin/condition: Civilian cargo vessel, repurposed as a pirate vessel sometime before Stardate 76331.47 (1 May 2399 A.D./C.E.)
  • Systems: Ruggedized for combat and travel through “the Badlands”
  • Customization: Added weaponry, including advanced technologies
  • Service record/reputation: Post-Maquis raider, leader of pirate squadron; captured by U.F.P. Starfleet

Skills/components (and stunts):

  • 1 Superb (+5): Exotic weapon: Subspace rift generator (spoofs gravity well and forces starships out of warp; studied by Lt. Salek and Lt. Olivia Sanchez-Navarro)
  • 2 Great (+4):
    • Ship Systems: Cloaking device
    • Ship Systems: Secondary power supply (quantum generator for rift generator and cloak)
  • 3 Good (+3):
    • Ablative Hull/Energy Shields
    • FTL: Cruising speed of Warp 4, or 0.5 ly/day (max. Warp 6, 1 ly per day; antimatter-dilithium reactor)
    • STL: Impulse (3 AU per hour, Earth to Venus)
  • 4 Fair (+2):
    • Maneuverability (sublight)
    • Projectile Weapons: Photon torpedos (1 tube)
    • Ship Systems: Crew quarters/life support (long-term)
    • Ship Systems: Transmat (3 point-to-point transporter pads)
  • 5 Average (+1):
    • Flight Bay (3 shuttles, plus escape pods)
    • Ship Systems (4): AI autopilot, communications, grapple (tractor beam), medical bay (studied by Lt. Huli)

To operate something, a P.C. rolls the appropriate skill and adds the bonus from the relevant system. Both character and ship aspects and stunts may apply.

Crew complement:

  • Mibyc Doret: female Bajoran, pirate commander
  • Jett Katan: male Bajoran first mate
  • Yetru Lordam, Chanju Rjezo, Hapush Kalieb, Arsom Blidota: Bajoran crew membes
  • Noto Ghijz, Kleethiz Dgemon, Hozgouk Tlirg: Nausicaan mercenaries, three out of 20 interrogated by Lt. Sheras Ch’p’trell and Lt. Dakal Nakona (see FATE Trek Sessions 2, 3)

  • “Takar Serrano:” male Romulan pilot wearing camouflage pants and a black leather vest, actually Lt. Dakal Nakona [Bruce K.]
  • “Vremeer:” male “Romulan” information broker, actually Lt. Salek [Dexter V.H.]
  • “?” "Lt.(J.G.) Huli [Cathey D.]

See also notes for Cloud Atoll.

  • The Gold Bug
  • The Sticky Fingers

The Sword of the Prophets

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