Raven's Nest

Raven's Nest
Vessel Profile
Previous names Sardis
Type WarShip
Class Thera


The Thera-class carrier Sardis was under construction in 3059 and was due to enter service with the Free Worlds League black water navy in 3062, becoming the second-of-class vessel of her class, following the earlier FWLS Santorini. Also under construction at the time were a pair of Eagle-class frigates intended to serve as escorts for the Sardis, the FWLS Bedevere and FWLS Tristram.[1]

All three ships were still serving together in 3067.[2] The Sardis was suborned by the Word of Blake and would fight in their service until the battle for Dieron in 3077;[3] Clan Snow Raven forces in the system managed to capture the Sardis, which they later brought into service as a part of their touman under the name SRS Raven's Nest.[4] Both of the escort vessels to the Sardis were suborned by the Blakists as well; one, the Tristram, was destroyed in the same battle at Dieron that saw the Sardis captured; the other, the Bedevere, went on to fight for the Blakists at Gibson where she was destroyed in 3078.[3]

Having survived the Jihad, the Raven's Nest was one of the WarShips to be reactivated by the Snow Ravens during the Dark Age. In 3145 the Raven's Nest was a part of the Conqueror Naval Star, which consisted of the Raven's Nest, the Conqueror-class carrier Conqueror, the Cameron-class battlecruiser Kerensky's Hope, the Sovetskii Soyuz-class Storm Crow and the Aegis-class heavy cruiser Lord Death.[5] As part of the Conqueror Naval Star in 3145 the Raven's Nest was operating from Kirbyville as part of Beta Galaxy.[6]


  1. Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 119, "Renovation/Construction"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 144, "Ships Of The FWL"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Captured Ships"
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 68, "Flight of the Raven"
  5. Field Manual: 3145, p. 166, "The Alliance Fleet"
  6. Field Manual: 3145, p. 173, "Beta Galaxy (Storm Crow Galaxy)"