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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 1129
07-03-2010, 07:06 AM
USS Stormbringer: Stormbringer is the name of the infamous black sword featured in a number of fantasy stories by the author Michael Moorcock. Created by the forces of Chaos, it is described as a huge, black sword covered with strange runes carved deep into its blade. It is wielded by the doomed albino emperor Elric of Melniboné.

USS Astromancer: Oracle Class. Etymology of the word Oracle led to the synonyms Stargazer (which I found very interesting in a black-magic/witchcraft/astrology kind of way being the ship Picard was on before the Enterprise), prophet, seer, soothsayer, augur, fortuneteller, witch, geomancer. The word Geomancer looked intriguing (and reminded me of FF Tactics) to me and so I said, "Geo means earth, but we're in space so it should be ASTROMANCER.

And so that's how I got that name.

USS Mournblade: Stormbringer has a "brother" sword named Mournblade, which was at one time wielded by Elric’s cousin and enemy Yyrkoon. It is identical to Stormbringer in most regards. Later stories reveal that there are thousands of identical demons, all taking the form of swords. Three such sibling blades appear in The Revenge of the Rose and many more "brother blades" are seen in the novel Stormbringer, but only Mournblade and Stormbringer are named.