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.
All three ships were still serving together in 3067. The Sardis was suborned by the Word of Blake and would fight in their service until the battle for Dieron in 3077; 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. 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.
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. As part of the Conqueror Naval Star in 3145 the Raven's Nest was operating from Kirbyville as part of Beta Galaxy.
- Field Manual: Free Worlds League, p. 119, "Renovation/Construction"
- Field Manual: Updates, p. 144, "Ships Of The FWL"
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Captured Ships"
- Jihad Hot Spots: Terra, p. 68, "Flight of the Raven"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 166, "The Alliance Fleet"
- Field Manual: 3145, p. 173, "Beta Galaxy (Storm Crow Galaxy)"