Digamma Thunderbolt

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Spacecraft Registry
SCSS Digamma Thunderbolt
Digamma Thunderbolt.jpg
Uikyo-e painting of the Digamma Thunderbolt, commissioned by Noah Scott on the ship's launch.
Spacecraft Characteristics
Base HullCustom two-deck scoutship
Length18.82 m (61' 8 7/8")
Width6.1 m (20')
Height6.34 m (20' 9 1/2")
Mass49,895 kg (55 tons)
Drive Type2 × Wave-Focus ion engines[1]
Drive RatingMax velocity 0.075c
Primary ManufacturerStellvia Corporation
OwnerStellvia Corporation
Flag of RecordStellvia Corporation
Registry NumberL5-A-019
PurposePersonal yacht
Primary CrewHelen Scott (Commander, Pilot)
Honami Ambler (Co-Pilot)
Other CrewKokoro (A.I.)
Mayonaka Rhodes (occasional and unofficial supernumerary)
Operational StatusPlanned
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Sister ship to the Epsilon Blade, the Digamma Thunderbolt is the most luxurious Fenship primarily piloted by a pre-teen.[2]

Known Vehicle Quirks

  • For the Love of Reading: Kokoro, the ship's A.I., is patterned after the title character from the anime Kokoro Library. As such, she is gentle, kind, and loves books almost as much as Yomiko Readman does.[3] However, she loves seeing people enjoy reading, rather than loving reading itself; ship's pilot Helen doesn't get to use the Thunderbolt as a haven from homework.
  • The Knowledge of the Ages: The Thunderbolt holds a small library, occupying half of the ship's lounge. Most of the books are either general reference works, favorites of Helen, Honami, and Kokoro, or maintenance manuals. However, the library holds three electronic books with direct links to The Alexandria Archive, so the library is much larger than it appears to be.

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The Digamma Thunderbolt has not yet appeared in any stories. However, it has been mentioned as a ship that its owners intend to build in With This Station-Ring.


  1. A wedding gift (along with perpetual free maintenance) from the Roughriders to Helen's parents, Noah and Leda.
  2. Or, at least it was until Helen's thirteenth birthday.
  3. When this was discovered, plans to install a weapon system on the Thunderbolt were quickly scrapped.