Vicious Fang

Vicious Fang
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Fredasa


As at 3059 the Fredasa-class corvette Vicious Fang was serving as the CSA Vicious Fang within the Clan Star Adder touman. One of two Fredasa-class ships to be in service with the Star Adders at this time - the other being the CSA Arcadian Asp - the Vicious Fang was one of the five ships that made up the Beta Naval Reserve.[1] The Vicious Fang continued to serve as an active part of the touman throughout the next decade and into the Wars of Reaving.[2]

Perhaps the most significant figure from the Dark Caste to escape the purging of the Society and their allies during the Wars of Reaving was the figure known as Jaguar. An extensive Star Adder Watch operation spent several years tracking down elements of the Dark Caste to have survived the Wars, and after the capture of a number of bandits from Jaguar's group looting a former Smoke Jaguar cache on Huntress the Watch was able to trace Jaguar down to the Deep Periphery system known as Ghent. The Watch successfully captured Jaguar's WarShip, the battered Black Lion-class battlecruiser CSJ Streaking Mist, and moved it away from the Ghent system, trapping Jaguar there; several weeks later, Kappa Galaxy arrived, escorted by the Vicious Fang and the Arcadian Asp, determined to kill Jaguar.[3]

Elements of Kappa Galaxy tracked Jaguar down and killed him in an underground complex on a volcanic island on the largely uninhabited world; retrieving the body of the infamous bandit as proof of his death, Kappa Galaxy ensured that any other Dark Caste resources hidden at the Jaguar's last hideout were unsalvageable by having both the Arcadian Asp and the Vicious Fang bombard the entire island from orbit.[3]

The Vicious Fang was still in service as of 3085, and the Vicious Fang and her sister ship Arcadian Asp were two of only thirteen warShips still active in the Star Adder touman at the time.[4]


  1. Field Manual: Crusader Clans, p. 119, "Naval Assets"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 50, "Naval Assets"
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Wars of Reaving, p. 167-168, "Clan Star Adder"
  4. The Wars of Reaving, p. 168, "WarShips"