The Bastard Sword was a Broadsword-class DropShip in service with Clan Nova Cat. On 8 May 3067 it took part in the Trial of Possession dubbed Trial of Retribution, also known as the Second Naval Battle of Alshain. In this action it was carried on the Aegis-class WarShip SLS Bond (part of the Vision Naval Star (Clan Nova Cat)) together with the DropShips Sacred Truth, Slayer, and Bloody Fang.
It was observed that most Nova Cat DropShips survived the battle, but it was not spelled out which vessels were destroyed.
- Trial of Retribution
- Field Manual Update, p. 82