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Hephaestus (TOS-RH)

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Hephaestus, known affectionately by its crew as The Forge[1], is the fugitive Fleet's manufacturing ship.

By way of materials from an unnamed planet the Fleet encounters during its exodus, an obsolete freighter is both repurposed and rechristened as Hephaestus circa 7352. Using these materials, Hephaestus becomes the Forge from whence the construction of two new Viper classes and updated technologies[2], including laser pistols that can only be used by their owners as of 7358[3], came.

In its reconstruction, Hephaestus features a lounge overseeing the construction and repair berths, so that operators of their vessels may wait while repairs are underway. For longer repairs, a shuttle is available to return operators and Warriors to their assigned vessels[1].

In 7360, its captain, Heimdall, and his crew back the movement to install Ambassador Puck as commander of both Galactica and the Fleet[4]. This is likely due to the fact that Hephaestus's crew were paid notoriously low wages[1].

A bomb planted on a transport shuttle by Paris and his blackshirt cohorts inflicts damage to Hephaestus, trapping Major Boomer aboard. A crisis response crew from Neptune, the Fleet's crisis response ship, is subsequently trapped aboard despite Boomer's assistance[5] (RH: Armageddon).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 113.
  2. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 81.
  3. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 113.
  4. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 162.
  5. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 200.