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Icarus (TOS-RH)

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Icarus is the Prison Barge within the fugitive Fleet[1]. In addition to hyperspeed capacity[2], it is one of the few ships within the Fleet that are armed with light laser weapons for defensive purposes[3].

In 7360, the population aboard Icarus totals 427 prisoners, 13 of whom are Borellian Nomen. Of note, each of the 13 Borellian Nomen were isolated from the others in order to best contain them, a lesson learned after a time[1].

During an insurrection within the Fleet fostered by an ersatz Ambassador Puck, Borellian Nomen lead by Gar'Tokk slaughter all of the wardens aboard. Assuming command of Icarus, Gar'Tokk frees the prisoners on the condition they did not interfere with the Nomen[4].

Icarus escapes from the Fleet during this internal turmoil, as other ships in the Fleet declare their support and secede from the Fleet, amongst them Scorpius Ascendant[2].

Later, Iblis reveals his intent on having Icarus attack Hephaestus to Gar'Tokk and, upon preparing to do that, Gar'Tokk is informed of a Cylon attack on the Fleet[5]. Gar'Tokk refuses to abide, breaks his pact with Iblis, and under his command Icarus rejoins the Fleet and re-imprisons the prisoners he and his Nomen had previously freed[6] (RH: Armageddon).

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 43.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 224.
  3. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 240.
  4. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 154-156.
  5. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 268-269.
  6. Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 276.