The long, sordid history of Hope’s Revenge is well known only to a select few officials and her crew. One of these people is Captain Wayard Cain. Her most recent history is governed by his steady hand, and these last few decades have been her calmest yet. Her last duty was as a ferry between two major worlds that has garnered little in the way of glory or excitement.
Hope’s Revenge, first known as “Queen’s Racer”, was most probably constructed during the Dark Age of Technology. The first records of this ship refer to it as an enemy ship belonging to the Nidin Conglomerate, a small human sovereignty on the edges of Imperial space. After that empire was assimilated during the Great Crusade, the ship passed into navy control. Her engines were of great interest to the Adeptus Mechanicus, and after the campaign the ship was to pass into their hands for study. However, the next mention of the ship is it’s service once again in the hands of rebels after which it’s quickly liberated and promised to the Adeptus before being mysteriously lost.
Then, just a century ago the ship resurfaced in the hands of a piracy ring that was shattered during a naval engagement. She was liberated once more and was temporarily serving as a ferry between the worlds of and Llvnn II. She was promised a safe journey to the Mechanicus as soon as the most recent rebellion, the Mutant Ascension, was quelled and order restored. Unfortunately she broke from dock and jumped to warp unexpectedly, and it’s feared that she may be lost to the Imperium once more.