Light of Hope

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Light of Hope
Vessel Profile
Type WarShip
Class Baron

History[edit]

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 Hope was one of a number of ships recovered by the Word of Blake[1] and restored to working order in secret.[2]

The WoBS Light of Hope 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 Faith and WoBS Light of Glory.[1] The Light of Hope was a part of the Blakist forces participating in the conflict on Luthien, capital of the Draconis Combine, in the early years of the Jihad. Clan Nova Cat launched a campaign to liberate Luthien in 3072, with the the vengeful Xi Galaxy of Clan Nova Cat arriving on-planet on the 21st of July.[3][4][5]

Although the Nova Cat forces withdrew shortly after a decisive confrontation between their forces and the Blakist forces on the 21 August,[6][3] the 3072 campaign for Luthien saw both the Light of Hope and the Carson-class destroyer WoBS Sword of Promise destroyed, giving the Light of Hope the dubious distinction of being the first of the three Baron-class Blakist WarShips to be destroyed in action.[1]

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 128, "Word of Blake Naval Assets"
  2. Field Manual: Updates, p. 90, "Naval Assets and Militia Divisions"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 7, "Xi Galaxy [Clan Nova Cat]"
  4. Jihad Hot Spots: 3076, p. 23, "Timeline of the Jihad"
  5. Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 50, "The Jihad In Review"
  6. Jihad Turning Points: Luthien, p. 1, "Manifest Destiny"

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