The Grand Army of the Republic
RAS Long Base
A Xanter-Class Deep-Space Exploration Frigate
The Xanter-class deep-space exploration frigate is an ancient vessel. Created by Rendilli Stardrives almost five hundred years ago to capitalize on one of the many Outer Rim expansion and colonization drives, the Xanter trades the weaponry of other, similar-sized vessels for unparalleled endurance.
The ship can last for years without resupply, and every aspect of living space is designed with long-term habitation in mind. The Xanter’s crew quarters are spacious and well appointed, each crew member has his own berth to provide guaranteed privacy and personal space. The galley can create a wide variety of passable and varied food, and the recreational facilities provide a number of enjoyable amusements. There is even a hydroponic garden that doubles as an observation dome, providing fresh food and oxygen while also giving the crew a place to relax amongst vegetation and the vastness of space.
However, the Xanter is still a warship and exploration vessel. Emergency bulkheads can seal off most parts of the ship, and even the observation dome has a retractable cover of hardened durasteel. The YDFed ion drives and hyperspace systems have triple redundancies built in, almost guaranteeing that the shp cannot be stranded in wild space. Finally, the Xanter mounts turbolasers, ion cannons, and heavy laser cannons for starfighter and capital-ship defense.
Although the Xanter is no longer produced, it is still possible to find these ships amongst some corporations and expeditions in the Outer Rim. Tough, durable, and reliable ships such as these will always have a place in exploration.
The Republic Astroship Long Base
Hull Trauma: 80
System Strain: 32
Hull Type/Class: Frigate/Xanter
Manufacturer: Rendilli Stardrive
Hyperdrive: Primary: Class 3, Backup: Class 15, Tertiary backup: Class 18
Sensor Range: Long
Ship’s Complement: 150 officers, pilots, and crew
Encumbrance Capacity: 2,000
Passenger Capacity: 50 scientists and explorers
Consumables: Two-and-a-half years
Cost/Rarity: 3,750,000 credits/7
Customization Hardpoints: 1 (0 remaining)
Attachments: Retractable Weapon Bays
Two forward-, three port-, and three starboard-mounted heavy laser cannons (Fire Arc Forward or Port or Starboard; Damage 6; Critical 3; Range [Short])
One port and one starboard turret-mounted twin light turbolasers (Fire Arc Forward and Port or Forward and Starboard; Damage 9; Critical 3; Range [Medium]; Breach 2, Linked 1, Slow-Firing 1)
One ventral turret-mounted twin ion cannon (Fire Arc All; Damage 7; Critical 4; Range [Medium]; Ion, Slow-Firing 1)
Dorsal turret-mounted twin light laser cannon (Fire Arc All; Damage 5; Critical 3; Range [Close]; Linked 1)
The Republic Astroship Long Base began its mission in 11:5:12 GrS; two years before the outbreak of the Clone Wars.