A ship that the Lanius cobbled together out of leftover scraps.
Ship Class: Reclaimed Cruiser
Mission Codename: Phoenix
Mission Priority: Aleph-one-Alpha
Mission Summary: Deliver top-secret data to the Federation base and cripple the Rebel fleet.
All Lanius are inherently aggressive people*, indiscriminately seeking out sources of scrap metal. Most are content to consume it, drifting from place to place in their oddly-shaped ships; some take pride in their metalwork, repairing ships and making weapons from piecemeal scraps. But only one can turn the pieces of charred shipwrecks back into working ships: Magnus the Mad.
He followed the war's remnants to our station, fusing ship scraps together as he traveled--when he arrived, he didn't come in a typical Lanius bomber or scout; he came in a bizarre cross between a Rock and a Slug scout. He looked at our junk heap (all the ships that failed Codename Phoenix), and damn near exploded with rage, swearing at us and spitting curses in his native Lanian. And although we couldn't translate, we could hear the sheer hatred in his voice.
Then he punched out our guards, and attached the spare parts to his cruiser before our reinforcements arrived--and when they did, he lent his cruiser's services to the Federation.
Ordinarily, we wouldn't let such a violent person take an Alpha-priority mission. For assaulting Federation staff, we'd have him arrested and probably jailed--and someone with the title of "the Mad" is never really good news. The Lanius gave that title to him when they saw just how far he would go for his “art”: he cloned himself, and killed each of his clones to harvest their metal.
Of course, these aren’t ordinary times. We’re down a lot of ships, and he was willing to volunteer…and besides, he’ll kill just about anyone for his art, Rebels included.
(*At least, according to the opinion of this biased mission reporter. Which is actually just an excuse for messing up the Lanius lore. It's a bit embarrassing, really.)
Yep, a ship made entirely out of the gibs of other ships. See if you can spot them all!
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Clonebay: level 1
Doors: level 1
Engines: level 2
Oxygen: level 1
Piloting: level 1
Sensors: level 1
Shields: level 2 (1 shield bar)
Weapons: level 4
-Burst Flak Gun
The Burst Flak gun is a custom weapon that Magnus personally made--to him, metal is the finest of all matter, and his custom gun is ceremonially important as well as powerful. In human terms, it's kind of like using a gilded sword--showing class superiority while also showing battle prowess.
It fires four shots per volley: 1 medium debris piece, another medium debris piece, a large debris piece, and a clump of debris, dealing up to six damage (1 damage per piece, the clump is made of 3 pieces). 18 second cooldown, 4 power.
30 Hull, 8 Power bars. 10 missiles, 15 drone parts (or 20 missiles if playing the alternate version)
Starts with 1 Lanius, 1 Human, and 1 Rockman.
Augments: Titanium System Casing.
Alternate version here(no custom weapon)
-balance issues?? probably. I make all my ships a bit easy because I suck at FTL...I try to go for ships that are powerful, but not overpowered...like, if you take a hit to your weapons, you've got no offense left, but you've got a powerful gun to make up for it
Art Attribution: The description says it's gibs from FTL...credit should be fairly obvious. But nonetheless: creators of FTL own the original resources, from which I've recolored/pasted together something new.