Talk:Star Lord (JumpShip class)

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Dropships and Jumpships has the Star Lord only being produced in two states, as does 3068(?). Yet by Objective Raids Star Lords are produced in Davion, Marik, and Combine space. Error, oversight, or reestablished construction?--Trynnallen 17:41, 11 January 2011 (UTC)

There's the lingering notion that the Star Lord is somewhat rare, but it is in use by all factions. I couldn't find any reference to only two states producing it in the TRO 3057 and cannot access DS & JS from here. Can you elaborate on what exactly the sources say, and where? Frabby 19:03, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
DS&JS mostly. The statement of 2 coming out of the FWL and one out of the the DC. I don't discount that the Star Lords have difused throughout the IS and beyond, from previous areas of construction with only the DC and FWL being the only remaining ones. Of course since Objective Raids is newer than DS&JS it's possible that FS/FC had managed to get a derlict or slow construction facility running again at a less than 1 per year or 1/year pace.--Trynnallen 20:56, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the reference. I don't have a clear cut answer to your question, but perhaps you are over-interpreting what DS & JS has to say about the matter. Technically, it only speaks for a single specific point in time (presumably the year 3025); also, keep in mind that shipyards can be re-tooled (the FWL did that with their Star Lord line to produce the Tramp). Further, what if the Delavan yard produced less than one Star Lord per year on average, the way DS & JS is written this would perhaps not have been mentioned.
And then there's the fact that Objective Raid, much beloved as it is by the fanbase, is also widely considered the single most error-ridden book of the entire BattleTech series. Plus, as you mentioned, it is set many years later than DS & JS and we could simply be looking at a refurbished/restarted yard line at Delavan. Frabby 21:32, 11 January 2011 (UTC)
Found myself a copy of DS & JS. Actually, it explicitly says on p. 15 that the Star Lord is being produced at SelaSys Inc (M), Stellar Trek (K) and Universal Air (D). The latter facility isn't expressly mentioned again in the writeup on p. 22 but isn't ruled out either. That should clear it up. Frabby 21:43, 11 January 2011 (UTC)