As the USS Ara circa 1949
Name: Ara, Princess of Water Spirits
Location: Various, generally Hong Kong
Establishment Type: Resort/Meeting Spot
- Boone, Human Fixer and Club Owner (51%)
- Tisha Coal, Elf Club Owner (49%)
- Commander Zane Watabe, Ship Captain
- Waddell Sim, Samurai Security Officer
- Guang Zhang, Magical Security Officer
As a floating casino the ship offers everything a resort can, but for the more exclusive clientele. It also serves as a hub to purchase almost anything you want, conduct any type of business and to hide when being hunted.
Recent History: Contrary to what was believed, when she was originally sold in 1972 as the Ara she was not scrapped (see her wiki page here). Instead, she was drydocked and stayed there until the mid 2020s. Where she was refitted with new gear including weapons, rigger capability, a landing pad for rotorcraft and the ability to carry a couple of GMC Riverines inside of her.
It is known that the Ara has disappeared four times for six months at a time since the mid 2020s, it is assumed that is when she has been upgraded. The most recent time was 2069.
Design: Original hull WWII Liberty Ship
4,023 long tons (4,088 t) (standard)
14,550 long tons (14,780 t) (full load)
Length: 441 ft 6 in (134.57 m)
Beam: 56 ft 11 in (17.35 m)
Draft: 28 ft 4 in (8.64 m)
Installed power: Unknown
Speed: 12.5 kn (14.4 mph; 23.2 km/h)
7,800 t (7,700 long tons) DWT
444,206 cu ft (12,578.5 m3) (non-refrigerated)
Complement: It is rigged, but up to 227 personnel
Armament: Specifics unknown