Scylla

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Scylla
Scylla
Race: Colonial
Type: Civilian logistical
FTL: Yes (forcibly removed)
Propulsion: 14x sublight engines
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Fate: Abandoned by battlestar Pegasus, circa days 7-8
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Scylla in the separate continuity
Scylla in the primary continuity

Scylla is a trans-colony freighter of The Twelve Colonies of Kobol.

Following the Fall of the Twelve Colonies, it became a part of a small fleet discovered by the battlestar Pegasus a week after the event (TRS: "Resurrection Ship, Part I").

During the encounter, passenger Peter Laird acts as the ship's spokesperson in conversations with Colonel Fisk and Lieutenant Shaw. After informing the passengers about Admiral Cain's intentions to strip the ships of their resources, he and the passengers refuse: in part because taking the ships' FTL drives would leave them dead in space, and because all of them traveled with their families. When Cain hears of the civilians' resistance, she orders Fisk to shoot the families of the conscripts, who in return attack the marines. The standoff ends following Shaw's execution of a woman in the head—an act that Cain believed to make Shaw a "razor." Shaw's action leads to the deaths of nine other civilians after Pegasus marines massacred them, among them being two conscript's families.

With the civilian uprising quelled, Laird and other conscripts from both Scylla and other ships were quickly drafted into Colonial service by Cain and stationed aboard Pegasus to back-fill vital positions. Scylla and its remaining passengers were then left for dead (TRS: "Pegasus", "Razor").

Notes

  • The ship's name (and the fate of its passengers) is a faint reference to a story from Homer's The Odyssey. The hero's ship is trapped between the Scylla and Charybdis, a group of monsters that attack Odysseus's ship and crew. The phrase "between the Scylla and Charybdis" is an expression denoting a situation where moving from one danger places one closer to another danger. The battlestar Pegasus serves as the "Charybdis" in the story of the Scylla's passengers, who cannot escape from either ship, either being pressed into service on the battlestar or left stranded and lost on the civilian ships.

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