Light of Faith
|Light of Faith|
One of many WarShips to be disabled and abandoned or lost during the Star League era or the early Succession Wars, the Baron-class destroyer later known as the Light of Faith was one of a number of ships recovered by the Word of Blake and restored to working order in secret. The WoBS Light of Faith was one of three Baron-class destroyers to serve in the Blakist fleet at the height of its power, serving alongside her sister ships WoBS Light of Glory and WoBS Light of Hope.
In 3074 a small task force consisting of elements from the Lyran Alliance Armed Forces, Clan Wolf-in-Exile, and several mercenary units hired by the Draconis Combine noble and businessman Chandrasekhar Kurita attacked the secret Word of Blake facility known as the Ruins of Gabriel, a former Star League Defense Force naval facility constructed in secret during the Star League Civil War and located inside an icy moon orbiting the fourth world of the Odessa system. The Light of Faith was one of the ships located at the Ruins of Gabriel at the time of the attack and formed a part of the Blakist defense of the facility; in the fighting between the two forces the Mjolnir-class battleship LAS Yggdrasil was damaged and the Light of Faith was destroyed.
While the Blakists were able to beat the attack off, they poisoned the populated world of Odessa III. To deny information to their enemies, the Word of Blake stripped the base of all available information, destroyed the Naga-class frigate that was undergoing repairs within the facility, and programmed all their drone fighters to self-destruct.
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Word of Blake Naval Assets"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 90, "Naval Assets and Militia Divisions"
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 13
- Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 38, "Timeline of the Jihad"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 52, "The Jihad In Review"