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The colony-type mothership, Celestial Being, is a mobile asteroid space colony that's used as a base for Ribbons Almark and his Innovators.

Combat Characteristics

Celestial Being doubles as a Innovator factory and battleship. For offense/defense it is equipped with dozens of 20m grade GN Laser; its most powerful weapon is a large 80m grade GN Laser. A series of docking bays were built to allow mass deployment of MS units into battle. The mothership itself can mass produce Innovator clones and MS units for the clones to pilot. The base itself isn't perfectly defended, the rear section is weaponless and depends on the Innovator clones and/or MS/MA pilots to help defend it. To avoid enemy detection, the mothership has its own optical camouflage system to completely cloak it in the darkness of space until needed for combat. The mothership itself has very high GN particle requirements to power itself and its weapons. To compensate for the lack of true GN Drive(s), six GN Drive Taus were installed as one large particle cartridge system. Whenever a GN Drive Tau ceases to generate GN particles, the cartridge system quickly replaces the drive with another and recharges the empty ones while the current one is in use. With this system installed, it fully compensates for the lack of a true GN Drive in battle. The interior of the base is also heavily defended by automatons. The anti-personnel kill-bots respond to the controls of Ribbons Almark. The true operator of the whole mothership is Veda. Should Veda be compromised, the base can't properly operate.

The Celestial Being also possessed slots meant for Original GN-Drives. There is one slot on each of its 3 wings and 2 slots at the center. The true function of this slots are unknown but it is thought that a perpetual source of energy would be useful in a deep space journey beyond the solar system, which is one of the functions of the Original Drive and the reason on why its perpetualness is so vital in its design.[2]

Armaments

20m grade GN Laser

A large number (several dozen) of these weapons are mounted accross the hull of the ship. They are used as anti-aircraft interception lasers to fire upon incoming enemy units and counter incoming ordnance through auto control.

80m grade GN Laser

A powerful particle cannon built as the most devastating weapon of the Celestial Being. The cannon is capable of vaporizing an entire enemy fleet or clearing an asteroid field in seconds. For effective use of the weapon, a rail ring was built onto the mothership so that the cannon can easily shift into various positions to fire upon enemy targets and evade enemy fire. The cannon itself can only fire at its sides at a full 360 rotation.

System Features

Optical Camouflage

Like the Ptolemaios 2, Celestial Being uses holographic camouflage to hide it from prying eyes. However, this system is on a much more grander scale, due to the colony ship's size. This enables Celestial Being to hide on the dark side of the Moon.

History

Origins

Not much is known about this mobile space colony. Ribbons suggested that the ship itself wasn't his creation, but one of Celestial Being's shadow projects left behind by Aeolia Schenberg. Aeolia believed that if humanity encountered intelligent life outside their solar system who might be hostile to them, Celestial Being would be their best defense.

Battle at Lagrange 2

During an all-out battle between Celestial Being, Katharon, the ESF coup d'etat faction and the A-LAWS, a massive particle beam came from out of nowhere, destroying one Katharon ship and the majority of the A-LAWS' fleet. The source was soon revealed: a massive asteroid fortress containing Veda within. Ptolemy 2 immediately set a course to take down the fortress and retake Veda. However, Celestial Being was very well defended with GN lasers, including one large laser, Automatons and the GAGA Forces. Nevertheless, Ptolemy managed to find a docking port, only to be swarmed by Automatons. Luckily, Tieria Erde managed to locate Veda's core, where he confonted Ribbons, only to be shot multiple times.

With Celestial Being close to losing the battle, Setsuna activated Trans-Am BURST, engulfing the entire battlefield in highly dense GN particles, disrupting the Innovades' quantum brainwaves and granting them to those who didn't have them. This evened the odds, especially when Tieria, having merged with Veda, remotely activated Seraphim Gundam's TRIAL Field, deactivating all of the Innovades' MS. Thus, Celestial Being, essentially Veda, is returned to the esteemed organization.

After the battle, Celestial Being remained in the dark side of the Moon, where Tieria/Veda would wait until the coming dialogue with other life.

Eventually the Earth Sphere Federation took over the Celestial Being colony ship, where they discovered both the GRM Gundam, the Empruss as well as the Regnant. They plan to use the technology acquired there to further develop their armies.[3]

References

  1. Gundam 00 2nd Mechanics Book, page source:[1]; English translation provided by mike_s_6
  2. Info 5 slots on CB mothership, source:Gundam 00 2307-2312 Mission Complete sourcebook, kouryakukan page source:[2], English translation provided by mike_s_6
  3. Info:Billy's monologue regarding the capture of the Celestial Being, Source:00N Chapter 2, original Japanese image:[3], English translation by mike_s_6

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