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COBRA Vanguard class Corvette by Imperator-Zor COBRA Vanguard class Corvette :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 4 1 Bobbian Ship Buster by Imperator-Zor Bobbian Ship Buster :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 5 1 Oper: a fantasy worker race by Imperator-Zor Oper: a fantasy worker race :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 6 1 High Elvish 20 vel cannon by Imperator-Zor High Elvish 20 vel cannon :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 8 2 Corsair Kingdom Raider (Year 530) by Imperator-Zor Corsair Kingdom Raider (Year 530) :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 2 0 Rifle by Imperator-Zor Rifle :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 9 4 Retro-futuristic trooper by Imperator-Zor Retro-futuristic trooper :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 1 0 HAV-05 General Service Medium Mech by Imperator-Zor HAV-05 General Service Medium Mech :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 8 0 Corsair Island ship Lady Alcessia: Year 508 by Imperator-Zor Corsair Island ship Lady Alcessia: Year 508 :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 2 0 Schmazi Gormtrooper by Imperator-Zor Schmazi Gormtrooper :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 3 4 Joining the Circus: Compiled by Imperator-Zor Joining the Circus: Compiled :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 7 2 Joining the Circus (Part 4) by Imperator-Zor Joining the Circus (Part 4) :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 10 1 Joining the Circus (Part 3) by Imperator-Zor Joining the Circus (Part 3) :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 1 0 Joining the Circus (Part 2) by Imperator-Zor Joining the Circus (Part 2) :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 6 1 Joining the Circus (Part 1) by Imperator-Zor Joining the Circus (Part 1) :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 19 7 The Science of Clowning by Imperator-Zor The Science of Clowning :iconimperator-zor:Imperator-Zor 8 3


Reconstruction by IcyYmir Reconstruction :iconicyymir:IcyYmir 1,056 97 Equivalent Exchange by JohnSu Equivalent Exchange :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 10,254 1,018 Jade - Motorcycle Racer - Color by laughingvulcan Jade - Motorcycle Racer - Color :iconlaughingvulcan:laughingvulcan 60 38 Judi and Nick by yangzheyy Judi and Nick :iconyangzheyy:yangzheyy 390 109 2008: Grik by carakav 2008: Grik :iconcarakav:carakav 74 59
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Human-Android-Relations At The Workplace VI :iconsweetsirin22:sweetsirin22 14 43
Hiccup and Toothless VS. Hiro and Baymax by Detkef Hiccup and Toothless VS. Hiro and Baymax :icondetkef:Detkef 4,184 222 Unit GN-X3 by laughingvulcan Unit GN-X3 :iconlaughingvulcan:laughingvulcan 32 16 Heinz Doofenshmirtz IRL by markmak Heinz Doofenshmirtz IRL :iconmarkmak:markmak 165 24 Azula on the Iron Throne by kissyushka Azula on the Iron Throne :iconkissyushka:kissyushka 2,687 282 CNSA Nanking by Abiogenisis CNSA Nanking :iconabiogenisis:Abiogenisis 2,207 147 Champions of Reason by AAtheist Champions of Reason :iconaatheist:AAtheist 398 143 Why don't they retreat?! by MadHotaru Why don't they retreat?! :iconmadhotaru:MadHotaru 1,546 486 Gynoid GN-1/1/001P Evelyn by NukuNookee
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Gynoid GN-1/1/001P Evelyn :iconnukunookee:NukuNookee 27 19
You wanna try out our tank? by laughingvulcan You wanna try out our tank? :iconlaughingvulcan:laughingvulcan 89 25



COBRA Vanguard class Corvette
Vanguard was COBRA's first colony beyond the Cobra system, established in 2128. While not as verdant as Cobra Prime the planet was habitable, nearby and was fairly easy to establish a presence on. In spite of the limits of the population size of Cobra Prime at the time even with Sauroids the Third Commander was eager to establish a presence on this new world after it's survey. Initially some 3,000 colonists were deployed and by 2140 this had grown to 43,500 (even though by that time the luster of the first colony had wained and many of the colonists it was receiving at this point were penal colonists and the less than Stellar products of the exowomb projects that the Hama dynasty that came to dominate the settlement effectively got at bargain basement rates). Despite this fairly rapid early growth the settlement remained a minor part of the nacent interstellar polity, especially after the annexation of Nerrax. This changed with the onset of the first COBRA/Klingon war in 2142. Vanguard was slightly further from Klingon Space than Cobra Prime and there was a crash effort to develop it's industrial capacity to (in the best case) help contribute to ultimate victory or (worst case) as a place to fall back to if Cobra Prime fell. Personnel and industrial equipment were transferred to the colony, though even with that upgrade it's capacities would be limited.  As such a new design was quickly contrived for something that could easily be put together named the Vanguard class Corvette.

The Vanguard class Corvette (sometimes known as the Vanguard-I class, though this designation has never been official) was small at 75 meters and weighed in at a modest 2,500 tonnes and in many respects it was a step backwards for COBRA ship design. She carried no parasites beyond an EVA rig, her 30 man crew lived in cramped conditions hot bunking and many systems which kept as simple as possible. The bridge had a large transparent dome overhead which could have shutters cover it in battle. It's top warp speed of 29 c (Warp 3.1) and a cruising speed of 25 c (warp 2.8), though it did have comparatively good STL maneuverability. It's weapons included three medium particle beam cannons, one heavy particle beam cannon and four external torpedo tubes. It's most notable feature was the RAM-8 Reactor. Under normal conditions it was an adequate if unremarkable power plant slightly better than civilian models but over short bursts of up to a few hours it could provide twice it's usual output (though this was harsh on the ship's systems) allowing it to be hold it's own to some degree. Its energy weapons were each powered from a single capacitor which meant that firing it's heavy particle cannon would leave the ship unable to fire any energy weapons for twenty seconds. More than any other COBRA Vanguard class ships were made to deliver a single heavy blow and at most finish off their prey.

Over the course of the war some 13 Vanguard class corvettes were built. Three of them were made on Vanguard, four at Nerrax and six were built in orbit of Cobra Prime shipyards as they could be thrown together quickly using yards that usually built in-system mining vessels at the time. On Vanguard components were for the most sections of the ship up to full nacelles were made planetside, hauled to orbit with a heavy lifter shuttle for final assembly. These were usually assigned for system patrols and convoy escort. They had not the range or durability for front line use. Of these five were lost, three were destroyed by Klingon raids and two more were lost due to antimatter containment failure related incidents. After the war the remaining eight were relegated to patrols after the war, but save for the CSN Bandit (EC-07) which was retained as a training ship (after an extensive refit) the class was all either scraped or sold off between 2149 to 2151. They had served their purpose and were being supplanted by less slapdash deisgns. Even so the last sighting of a (heavily modified) Vanguard class Corvette was made in 2177 by the Federal Navy starship USS Gagarin (NCC-443) as part of a pirate fleet along the coreward frontier.
Bobbian Ship Buster
Some more We Are Legion (We are Bob).

Being unarmed and without blueprints for such, the HEAVEN-1's controlling replicant (Bob Johansson) had to improvise them. The basic design he came up with was simple: a 1000 pound steel ball fusion powered with a Surge Drive, a basic sensor package and a limited AI running it known as the Ship Buster. While it's reactor could be set to overload to serve as an improvised explosive, it's main mean of attack is blunt kinetic energy. Crude as this design was, it would remain the primary weapons of the Bobs.

We Are Legion (We Are Bob) is made by Dennis E Taylor.
Oper: a fantasy worker race
A brainfart of mine. In the Silmarillion Melkor created the Orcs (from Orcus: which means monster) as a race of warriors. These beings are called Opers (from Operatius) and are made to be workers.

They stand between 1.3 to 1.5 meters tall, weigh 30 to 60 kilograms, have digigrade legs, who long arms, a thin coat of reddish brown fur, expressive triangular ears an flat rounded face with large eyes. They have powerful jaws and large mostly square teeth. For all that, they come across as cute. They can speak human languages and know the language of the locals. They have 2 to 3 times the upper body strength as humans. They have good vision and hearing. They are omnivorous and have powerful grinding jaws. They can eat anything a human can eat as well as being able to eat plant matter that is too rough for a human to. They can subsist on grass for a few weeks, though in the long term they can't survive on it. Some refinement to their biology has resulted in a more efficient processing of calories. In human terms they need between 1,500 to 2,000 calories of food a day, getting 25-30% better mileage out of it. They have a robust immune system. Opers usually have twins and triplets which reach maturity in 8 years and live for about 35-40 years. When they're delivered they are clad in shoes, trousers and shirts made out of canvas with pockets.

Opers have nearly human level intelligence some psychological quirks. First of which is developmental. During their childhood, they'll fixate on some activity, obsess over it and seek to master it's ins and outs. Show a year old Oper to a forge where a smith works and they'll work out how to forge steel very well. They're not very creative or innovative. They also have a love of order and neatness and don't do well with idleness. They take pleasure in performing tasks that would leave a human board. They also have a natural fondness for humans, especially those that they make a bond with. They are also abject cowards when it comes to the matter of violence.

The clothes are a simple work uniform which is not medieval.
High Elvish 20 vel cannon
The High Kingdom of Ilvanas was among the last power on the continent to adopt black powder weaponry. A combination of magical aptitude and general conservationism had for centuries convinced their long lived military leadership that cannons were crude dangerous devices of at best marginal usefulness. Only experience in their war with the Dark Elves changed their minds, arming their ships and fortification with artillery. Even then it took them even more time to start making their own artillery pieces. This changed when Lord Kylison of house Tellisynel set up a cannon Foundryon a royal contract by making the claim that he could deliver guns just as good as those the Dwarves were making at a lower price using a workforce composed mostly of golems. In 60 BIA after ten years, a lot of foreign consultation, delay and false starts his foundry managed to do just that. In 3 BIA a Second Foundry was set up as the personal asset of the High King. By 37 IA the High Elves make about 40% of their artillery.

High Elvish cannons are fairly well made for weapons for Pre-Infrastructural designs, though on the same note they are expensive. A few of them are runic guns, but even the mundane ones benefited from magical separation of impurities in the smelting processes. They rarely burst and are slightly lighter than average (this one weighed in at 2 tonnes compared to it's typical 2.65 tonne traditional Drow counterpart). They tend towards having a vase shape and usually are ignited via fire spell. Both bronze and iron are used in cannon construction. Each individual cannon is generally given a name at the foundry and has some poetry engraved onto it. The common calibers for high elvish artillery are 5, 10, 20 and 30 vel* Long guns. Their maximum effective range was about a kilometer. Their carriages are usually made out of enchanted wood, which allows for a greater degree of control. Up until recently, Dark Elvish captains prized captured High Elvish guns. With recent advances however this has changed.

*High Elvish unit of weight, aprox 0.52 kilgrams.
Corsair Kingdom Raider (Year 530)
The Corsair Kingdom had a a three tier class system...
  • Captains: Those that had commanded a ship and in turn had political power. Their families usually enjoyed special privileges by extension. Some eventually found trade to be more profitable but many stuck to piracy and raids.
  • Seamen: The crews and warriors on said ships. Naval service imparted a variety of benefits as well as prospects for advancement (in particular the prospects for becoming Captains).
  • Landsmen: For the most part the descendants of captives which could not be ransomed off and the conquered natives who were released onto the island and the bottom of the social heap. These men and women farmed, fished, mined, manufactured and engaged in local commerce. A few of them eventually became somewhat wealthy in their own right, but many of them aspired to become captains.
As this society favored nautical lines of thinking, this was reflected in their armies. Baring a few mounted guards there was no Corsairian cavalry. The bulk of their troops were Raiders, the pirate equivalent of marines. All sailors were expected to know how to fight, but Raiders specialized in combat. They were a motley collection as a general rule that were armed with whatever they wanted and whatever they could get their hands on. Most raiders trained with a variety of weapons from boarding pikes to rifles, though most would find something that would work for them. Some of them carried small steel shields. A common combination would be one or more pistols along with one or more one handed melee weapons. Many of these were either imported or stolen, even as the Kingdom acquired more landsmen. Organization was a general rule informal, each captain would usually appoint a senior Raider to be in charge of that section of the crew who'd be in charge of training, drills and leading the Raiders into battle. He'd also name a second in command who as a general rule succeeded him in case of death with the captain's approval usually being a formality.

Raiders fought on ships in boarding actions and led the charge in attacks on villages across the southern coasts and sometimes beyond. Some of them were also kept at home as guards and enforcers alongside a small Royal Army. As a general rule a battle tested Raider was a formidable opponent in one on one combat and a capable brawler. What they were not were disciplined orderly soldiers in pitched battles. As a general rule Pirate captains doing village raids preferred to finish said operations quickly before reinforcements could arrive. This was proven in 530 AL when a eight ship strong Corsair Fleet under Admiral Werisen launched an ambitious raid on the Coalition fishing towns of Salmon Creek and Violet Ridge. While they managed to loot Salmon Creek quickly bad weather kept their ships from retreating and soon the raiders faced a coalition Batallion which easily routed the pirate landing force despite being outnumbered two to one. In addition to showing the weakness of the Raiders on the battlefield, it would also lead to the ultimate fall of the Corsair Kingdom.
Please, look around. Faves and comments are always welcome and points are always nice (…). My skills may not be perfect, but hopefully you will find some idea or design of mine to be your taste. I am not perfect and there are many people better than me, but never the less i will try to improve and share my ideas with the world.

  • Listening to: Good movie soundtracks
  • Reading: Books relating to History
  • Watching: Stargate Universe
  • Playing: Rise of Nations Rise of Legends
  • Eating: Delicious Salads and Porkroasts
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Leighton Michael White
I am a Canadian science fiction fan with an interest in history living in Winnipeg Manitoba. I like to draw to put my ideas into visual form.


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dex-drako Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist
hello Zor so i was wondering if i could use your gynoid setting for a story set in that world I've been thinking about writing?
Imperator-Zor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
Alright, so long as you give credit.
dex-drako Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist
of course no problem and thank you i really fine the world interesting
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Nice gallery:)
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happy birthday!
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Have a nice birthday, hope you have fun. 
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