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After receiving their finalized orders, the LCAM-00XA Seraph has departed from Carpentaria Base bound for Kaohsiung. Reports of renewed Earth Alliance interest in the region has ensured this is an assignment not to be taken lightly.
Summer recess has ended, expect Academy cadets to return for additional instruction.
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Joined: 28-March 11
Our official board plot and time line will begin just following the Battle of Orb during the first Valentine War. Consult the Gundam Official Timeline for a quick outline of the events leading up to the start of the RP (it's what I've been using, lol).
Developed concurrently with the original Archangel-class assault ship by Orb, the LCAM-00XA Seraph remained unused in the chaos created by the Heliopolis tragedy. Due to the state of world affairs, development was scaled down in favor of producing more time-tested vessels and units, subsequently pushing back the Seraph's completion.
Despite the skeleton maintenance and construction crew, the LCAM-00XA Seraph was officially completed several months later, including the addition of sub-aquatic capabilities (similar enhancements would be introduced to the LCAM-01XA Archangel following the Bloody Valentine War). In addition, the completed Seraph would be the first Orb vessel to house a full compliment of prototype MVF-M11C Murasame mobile suits.
Merely days after completion, the Orb Union fell under attack and the subsequent destruction of the Mass Driver and primary facilities would seem to leave the Archangel-class ship lost to the ages. However, Orb refugees flooding the PLANTs brought word of the hidden vessel to the attention of ZAFT Supreme Council. Just as rumors of an impending Alliance surge for the Victoria Mass Driver began to arise, ZAFT Chairman Zala authorized a secret FAITH operation to investigate the existence of the missing Archangel-class vessel.
The Seraph was successfully recovered from one of the Orb Union's hardened dry dock facilities and transported to the ZAFT Carpentaria Base. With a majority of ZAFT's active forces gathering in space for the final confrontations against the Earth Alliance, securing a seasoned crew for the Seraph proved difficult, with the search culminating in a series of transfer orders from units that could spare it and a good portion of the crew straight out of the ZAFT Military Academy.