The Ordo Reductor Legio KOPPA-590 began with the compromise by Phaeton's Revered-Comptroler to cede a third of its forces to mars. Among the Explorator Arks launched was a ship originally laid down as the Aestis Lanceam, which had been abandoned mid-construction but had been hastily fitted out to carry its share of Phaeton's priesthood, chattels and machinery. The Arch-Magos Artisan Voras Ausakalis was given the same fiat as the rest of the Phaetonite Covenant when he was given the still, admittedly, incomplete gargantuan warship. The hurried construction of Ausakalis' Ark nearly doomed it. The ship was intended to be powered by eight plasma reactors, but when it was forced to launch to avoid the Martian assayance taskforce only three were functioning. The ..more..