The End and New Beginnings
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The Miners Coalition have suffered many setbacks in their short time in space and many more in their long history.
During the Coalitions initial foray into the stars they discovered large quantities of usable resources in the abundant asteroid belts surrounding their system.
Groups large and small within the Coalition combined their resources to expand out into neighboring systems in the hope of striking it rich and beat out their rival factions.
The Coalitions people have had to adapt to the new way in a short time. This has caused technology to advance in starts and spurts as new issues have to be worked around.
Even their ships have been adapted to the harsh conditions within the belts from civilian transport and construction vessels.
Eventually, others took notice of the budding Coalition and pirates began to raid and pillage many outposts.
Much of the Miner's territory was lost due to the speed of the expansion only allowing minimal defenses being created and trained.
The various factions within the Coalition soon saw their predicament and confirmed the need to combine all remaining resources.
Soon many of their remaining ships had been retrofitted with weapons and armor plates instead of drills and grabber arms.
Now the people of the Miners Coalition must work together to maintain what territory they still own and hopefully someday retake what they’ve lost.
MC Drudge Class Blockade Runner Vessel
During the time of the expansion, the Drudge class vessel was developed and created to fill the early role of freight hauling to the outer colonies and outposts. Although now this ship is retired and no longer used by the main groups within the faction. Nowadays you can still find this ship being used by smugglers avoiding shipping lanes. For the age of this vessel, it still serves as a fantastic blockade runner platform.
Builder's note: When I was designing this build I was looking to have a design that both incorporated an internal cargo hold along with external cargo pods. The ship has two USD docking ports ( Front and Starboard ) with the front for docking to stations and the side for ships. You can dock my Steward class ship for multiple functions, assist with transporting cargo planetside, transporting ship to another location or as an escape ship. In the future, I may make the external cargo pods detach but at this time for an NPC faction ship, I don't see the need. Always open to suggestions regarding this build or faction.