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A Demiurg Bastion Class Commerce Vessel

Bastion Class Commerce Vessels are smaller vessel of the fleets of the Leagues of Votann.[2] They are nonetheless large, well-armed, and capable compared to the fleets of other races.[1][2]

As part of the Prospect known by outsiders as the Demiurg, they often seen alone or fighting with Tau forces, although some Imperial commander have been known to make use of their mercenary-like services. They are most commonly seen on the eastern rim, though this is still a very rare sight. The Bastion class seems to be more outfitted for asteroid mining rather than processing, so it is likely that there is a trade of goods from one vessel to another though this has never been seen in action.

Some Rogue Traders tell that a Bastion class is home to a 'brotherhood' while a Stronghold is home to two or three brotherhoods. What the relationship between groups is is unknown. Often however two or three Bastions will group together to protect a Stronghold.

They have impressive lance and weapons batteries, especially when up close, and also have the ability to launch mining probes and attack craft at short range. It also uses a scoop to collect stellar gasses which it projects through the core of the ship for propulsion and for energy to power the cutting beam it uses to open asteroids or enemy ships.


The Bastion Class Commerce Vessel was originally classified as a Demiurg vessel, but was later retconned (along with the Demiurg themselves) as belonging to the Leagues of Votann.[2]


Tau Navy
Battleships Gal'leathOr'es El'leath
Cruisers Il'fannorLar'shiIl'PorruiLar'shi'vre
Escorts Kir'qathSkether'qanKass'lKir'laKir'shasvre
Other Il'EmaarBlindshark
Attack Craft MantaBarracudaTiger SharkRemora Fighter‎OrcaSun SharkRazorshark
Allied Kroot WarsphereNicassar DhowStronghold Class Commerce VesselBastion Class Commerce Vessel
Vespid Nest VesselGreet LineshipGreet StealtherDomati WyrmshipOstense Council Winged Disc