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Explorer Corps WarShip questions
« on: 07 December 2022, 16:22:29 »
I was looking through Explorer Corps recently, and a couple WarShip-related details popped out at me as they represent ships not seen or mentioned anywhere else.

1: On page 52, the Falcon Stoop Naval Star is listed as having among other ships, 1 York-class and 2 Whirlwind-class destroyers. No other source gives the Jade Falcons more than one Whirlwind (the Emerald Tornado), and no Yorks. Are these two ships an error, or were they lost prior to Field Manual: Crusader Clans? If they did exist, what were their names, and what can be told about their fates?

2: On a similar note, page 55 gives Clan Wolf the Lola III-class destroyer Okami, which is not mentioned in any source since. Like the ships above, is this vessel an error, and if not, what can we know about it?

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Re: Explorer Corps WarShip questions
« Reply #1 on: 04 February 2023, 16:12:08 »
Bump, please.
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Re: Explorer Corps WarShip questions
« Reply #2 on: Today at 14:14:24 »
Apologies for the delayed response, but with respect: these questions likely went unanswered because you're asking about granular detail in a 27-year-old sourcebook. Answering these questions would require us to proactively make decisions about canon when there's no immediate need to do so.

There are many, many inconsistencies across the 40 years of BT sourcebooks. If there's a pending story or other pertinent reason to try to reconcile one or more of them, we will. Otherwise, there's simply no need to try to sew up every decades-old sourcebook error.

But! When you ask "what can be told about their fates..." I dunno, you tell us! Pitch a Shrapnel story that explains it. Be the answer you want to see!
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