"The aptly named Terrapin is the mainstay of the Federation's small traders. While ugly as sin, and about as fast as its namesake, the Terrapin carries one whole standard cargo pod segment. This huge cargo capacity for such a small vessel makes it a ripe target for pirates and Auroran raiders. They usually travel in "gaggles" with hired escorts, but sometimes a lone trader on his last monetary legs will try to journey alone." ― Buying a Terrapin
"Terrapins used to be tugs to move single standard cargo pods while bigger ships remained in orbit. However, someone in very similar straits to this down-on-his-luck captain modified them to have jump engines, in a desperate attempt to get back on their feet. The Terrapin outside looks as forlorn as its owner." ― Hiring a TerrapinThe poor, sluggish, pug-ugly Terrapin is the mainstay of the galactic freight-hauling fleet. It is the classic example of form following function -- you need to design a ship to haul 125 tons of cargo as cheaply as possible, you end up with the Terrapin. It is one of the slowest ships that exists in the known galaxy and the butt of jokes of many star captains.
"Another medium freighter, it's 125 tons of cargo space can come in handy for escort work. However, if you're looking at getting one for yourself, you'd be better off getting a Star Liner instead." ― EVula Survival GuideThe much-maligned Terrapin may not be the picture of speed and elegance, but it makes an economical escort ship for commodity traders.
Believe it or not, there are pirates who fly this ship. (Perhaps a Terrapin was all they could steal.) Should you see one flying the black flag, you can attempt to board and capture it, of course, but take care when you attack it -- the difference between disabling and destroying it is minimal due to its relatively poor armour.
|Civilians|| Civilian Ships: Cargo Drone (v) (i) 2k as escort only, Shuttle (v) (i) 10k, Heavy Shuttle (v) (i) 17.5k, Viper (v) (i) 80k, Asteroid Miner (i) 150k, Terrapin (v) (i) 150k, Lightning (WG) (v) (i) 250k, Thunderhead (v) (i) 300k, Valkyrie (v) (i) 350k, Star Liner (v) (i) 500k, Starbridge (v) (i) 600k (Modified (v) (i) 750k), IDA Frigate (v) (i) 750k, Pegasus (v) (i) 2M, Leviathan (v) (i) 12M |
Civilian Outfits • Civilian Weapons • Federation Licenses
|Side Missions||Cunjo Hunt • Escort Band • GLi-Tech (Missions) • Launch Probe • Sigma Shipyards (Main Missions • Repeatable Missions) • Temmin Shard • Terraforming • Tutorial • United Shipping (Main Missions • Repeatable Missions)|
|Other Missions||Derelicts • Duels • Revenge • Punishment • Blow Stuff Up|
|Bounty Hunters||Bounty Hunters Storyline (Minor Storyline • Auroran Link • Rebel Link)|
|Wild Geese||Wild Geese Storyline (Preamble • Intro Missions • Path 1 • Path 2 • Auroran Link • Association Link)|