Shroud Class Light Cruiser
Shroud-class Light Cruisers are part of the Necron Fleet.
They were first recorded in 992.M41 during a battle with Battlefleet Pacificus. In the following six years three more incidents ended with the Shroud-class Light Cruisers retreating from battle. It is believed that the ship class or crew were under evaluation.
In 998.M41, five Shroud-class Light Cruisers assaulted the Adeptus Mechanicus facility on Mars. Several managed to land on the soil of Mars itself and although they were all destroyed in the end, their hulks were never found. Since the Mars incident, six additional encounters have seen the Shroud acting as the forward eyes and ears of the Necron fleet. They excel in this role because no ship that is capable of catching them has the firepower to engage it. The fact that five of these light ships easily infiltrated the Mechanicus's homeworld, reinforces the danger the Necrons pose to the Imperium.
- 992.M41: Various encounters with Battlefleet Pacificus.
- 996.M41: Bora Culpa Incident - Only seen as non-combat observers near Bora Culpa.
- 998.M41: Mars - Targets destroyed but hulks never recovered.