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Polaris sum, praenuntius humani generis spem bonam by thefirstfleet Polaris sum, praenuntius humani generis spem bonam by thefirstfleet
Those who were brave or foolish enough to challenge the small light cruiser never understood how it could keep on fighting, beaten, burnt, against all odds. While other, mightier starships fled or succumbed to the inevitable, the Polaris did the impossible. It was more in her than the bulkheads and engines and weapons, even more than the battle-hardened crew who would gladly throw themselves before any enemy. It was thought beyond thought and matter beyond matter, the stuff that legends were made of. It was the unyielding, unbreakable power of Humankind...



The Terran adventure continues!



Polaris (version six, it's been a long time :D ) by me
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kelson205 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017
it would be cool to see the polaris fight against its mirror universe counterpart. 
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017
As of the ccurrent (head)canon, she has no MU counterpart.
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anno78 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 26, 2016
  Swinging hard about in a maneuver that strained both the inertial dampers, and crews stomachs, the Polaris largley avoided the Kzinti's first volley, the purple beams only grazing the port shields.  The second volley, however, was on target.
  The ship reeled, her systems protesting under the onslaught.  Relays shorted as the shields struggled to stave off the destructive forces unleashed upon them, and engineering crews rushed to keep them from failing.  On the bridge the captain calmly issued his commands, confident that his crew would carry them out.  Then, seeing the Kzinti vessels angling for a strike from above and the front, he changed tactics.
  Polaris started to roll, bringing her main weapons to bear on the enemy above.  Cobalt beams and ruby bolts struck the Kzinti ship, their combined force smashing into, and through, the enemy shields.  The port "wing" of the ship was blasted clear of the main hull, and the damaged ship altered it's trajectory to drop past the United Earth ship.
  Finishing the roll, Polaris opened fire again, her phasers lashing out to slice into the wounded Kzinti cruisers engines.  At the same time the torpedoes blasted forwards, smashing into the other enemy ship, smashing it's already weakened defences aside to punch craters into its forward hull.
  The first Kzinti ship came apart as it's engine core was ruptured.  Antimatter spilled forth, it's destructive power no longer contained.  Whatever it touched was annihilated instantly, and within seconds the vessel was gone, only an expanding ball of flame and atmosphere marking it's location. With one enemy gone, Polaris's crew focused their ships firepower on the remaining vessel, which was bearing down on them, burning holes revealing internal decks and leaking atmosphere.
  The torpedoes flashed out again, joined by the phasers, but despite the destruction being rained down on it, the Kzinti ship continued on.  Then, as a collision looked inevitable, it simply crumpled, the bow section caving inwards as internal detonations spun it off course and under the Polaris, bouncing off the First Fleet vessel's shields.
  Sent into an uncontrolled tumble by the impact, the Kzinti cruiser lashed out with its weapons, but the beams went wide, the spin confusing it's targeting sensors.  It fired again and again until something gave out internally, and the weapons overloaded.  This was too much for the already crippled ship, and it tore itself to pieces under the inertia of the spin.  Chunks of hull and engines careered off in different directions, vanishing into the cold dark of the void.
  Turning in a lazy arc, Polaris's sensors probed for any more dangers, but there were none to be found.  Leveling out, her weapons and defences powered down, the ships warp engines came to life, and at the command of her captain, Polaris surged forwards into the unknown.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016
This... was... friggin'... awesome!!!
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Mioko001 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Let's kick some ass!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
Oh yeah!
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Mioko001 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2015
:D
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CaptnObviousFTW Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's good to see Polly again!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
And you'll see her again, soon!
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griffwolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
Translation?
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2015
I am Polaris, harbinger of Mankin's good hope.
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
No it wasn't any of that. It was the Cosmic Superglue they used to attach the internal skeleton together! La la la la  Great work Dave
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Thank you very much :D
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Stargazzer811 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
:thumbsup:
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks For sharing!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
The pleasure is all mine :D
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Phenometron Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Swag!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Indeed :D
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Nategold0410 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Mankind uber alles.  Nice exposition to go with the equally nice art!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Traeumer1981 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
Again: Well done!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Thank you very much!
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hmsnike Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I pity whatever shipyard has to keep patching her back up...

... though not quite as much as I pity whatever fools dare to her in the first place.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Oh, you're right :D
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Goppo713 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
nice
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2015
Thank you!
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2015
Instant favorite!
Great "camera angle" you've chosen! Love the multiple blasts, and especially the glow from the photon torpedoes lighting the underside of the saucer (I'd always thought they would, but never saw it before this).

There's something special to me in the old school engines with those spikes. I've no idea what they're for, but they always bring up images from "The Cage" and the idea that space was really unexplored, and very dangerous (not like the ST:TNG universe, where they needed DS9's wormhole to bring a new threat into play). 

I'm not familiar with the Polaris, though I've seen her referred to several times on your pages. What series/story is she from? Whatever it is, your description of her has me interested.
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
I'm glad you like it. Polaris is my own ship, I designed her nearly six years ago. She is a Pallada class light cruiser of the United Earth First Fleet.
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
She's a great design, and that story sure had me hooked.

Your artwork has really gotten me interested in getting back into the whole Star Trek universe. Much appreciated.
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Greyman01 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
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Polaris , the harbinger of hope and humanity

what is it with people and Latin lol (Not that I'm exempt from that......)

Nice render!
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thefirstfleet Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015
'Cause Latin is badass :D
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