Lightning (Individual Union-class DropShip)
The Lightning was a Union-class DropShip. At some point between 17 November and 13 December 3057 the Lightning and its sister ship Ravager had joined Brandal Gareth's new Free Star Republic. Flying the Free Star Republic's colors, they captured the JumpShip Caliban (and the DropShip Miranda) in the Laiaka system. They pressed the Caliban into service and made it transport them to the Hesperus system's zenith jump point, where both the Lightning and the Ravager wound up in a fight against elements of the Gray Death Legion. Following the recapture of the Caliban and the local recharge station by Legion forces, the Lightning and the Ravager moved away towards the planet. They would not reach it before the rebellion in which they had partaken had been put down.
- Operation Excalibur, chapters 18, 23, 25-26