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by The Greater Riche of Elfland. . 14 reads.

Elvish Destroyer Colérique

Colérique patrolling Elvish waters

Name: Colérique
Namesake: Yellow Bile

General Characteristics

Class and type: Colérique-class destroyer

Length: 172.69 metres

Beam: 19.61 metres

Draft: 9.1 metres

Displacement: 7,570 tons

Crew: 244

Endurance: Up to 45 days

Power: 72,000 shp

Propulsion: biological integrated ship power
and propulsion system

Range: 33.34 km/h

Speed: 60.19 km/h

  • 2 x medium-range twin-arm missile

  • 3 x short-range missile launchers

  • 2 x 155mm/52-caliber naval guns

  • 4 x anti-ship missile launchers

  • 2 x 30mm close-in weapon systems

  • 2 x 12.7mm Miniguns

  • 2 x 12.75" triple torpedo tubes

Aircraft carried: 2 × maritime helicopters

The QSM Colérique is the nameship of her class of guided missile destroyers built for Elfland's Queenly Seamight. Named after one of the four temperaments, the ship was laid down at the Reekwich shipyard in Elvish Greenland. Work was completed in ████, when she was commissioned into the Elven fleet. Colérique and her three sister ships Melancholique, Fleumatique, and Sanguinique are the largest destroyers ever built by Elfland.

The design for the Colérique has twin SAM launchers both forward and aft with four radar directors. Also, two automated point-defence missile launchers are located forward and aft. With launchers at both ends; the flight deck was relocated midship between the two superstructure blocks. The helicopter hangar has room for two maritime helicopters.

As the most advanced destroyer in the elvish navy, several examples of advanced technology are implemented into the ship's design:

  • Lifescraft runes are etched into the outer hull at key locations to reinforce the belt armor of the Colérique. These runes can be seen some of the time, and while active will give off light in proportion to the amount of damage absorbed.

  • A domed telepathic field with a radius over 10 kilometres. This field causes individuals with hostile intent towards the Colérique to undergo discombobulation regarding the ship's identity, increasing the likelihood of friendly fire when affected individuals mistake allied vessels for the Colérique.

  • Self-repair capabilities. Damage sustained is observed to become partially or fully repaired in a manner visually resembling the healing of wounds in organic tissue.

  • An unusual power supply of a biological nature. The Colérique requires an inimitable type of fuel that consists primarily of organic nutrients. A sound resembling a heartbeat can be heard nearby to the engine room.

The unique power and propulsion system of the Colérique and her sister ships is a large, amorphous organism that is grafted to the inside of the hull. They have been sarcomantically crafted from the flesh of Elves that do not meet mental aptitude tests and interfaced with the ships' electrical systems.

Also equipped on the Colérique are numerous crystal-infused, directed-energy, ship-defense weapon system which can be tuned to high output to destroy a target or low output to warn or cripple a target. Scalable power frequency allows it to be used on a low-power to dazzle an organic eye to nonlethally, and increased to 30 kilowatts to fry sensors, burn out motors, and detonate explosive ordinance.

The Greater Riche of Elfland