Polar Air Command: Arkelon Class Carrier


Arkelon Class Carriers

The Arkelon lifeforms were added to the fleet fifty years ago, when Delphic Strikers (see below) sent on long range missions, began showing signs of mental and emotional fatigue. Engineered from genetic material harvested from bio-fossilized Protostegidae, Arks come with a shell and exoskeleton made of tharspin. They are surface floaters capable of minimal submersion and designed primarily to contain, deploy, and recover Delphic Striker Clutches. They are capable of hosting divisional flyer life-forms, inorganic Solidification Ships, and other submersible life forms, like Sword Fighters (typically housed on the Toxis Class Submersibles). The Arkelon is designed to carry deployed battalions during a conflict, and is capable of anti-air combat.


Delphic Strikers

Delphic Strikers are cyphyseter [cloned raptorial sperm whale engineered from the remains of Zygophyseter varolai, with physical and artificial enhancements] designed to serve as combat fighters capable of shallow sea, and aerial maneuvering. Strikers attack targets with sub-aquatic pulses of sound. Femarctic pilots operate the Delphic by lying within a chamber beneath the cyberized spermaceti organ. Pilots connect physically to their Delphics via a makodak; an organic face plug, its bioware fools the Delphic into thinking she’s pregnant. Because of this symbiotic connection, Delphics adhere to particular self-imposed protocols that enable the protection of their pilots.

Striker pilots are chosen carefully, as Delphics are extremely clutch-oriented (there are five to a clutch), and need to be surrounded by their sisters to remain emotionally healthy.