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Providence is the only Black Ship fully equipped as a vessel of war, packed from bow to stern with nightmarishly advanced weaponry produced by the Final Accord of Humanity, and bears the dubious honor of being the vessel longest-standing on the Accord's "to decommission" list. Typically, when Black Ships reach the end of their life cycle, they are scuttled fully to protect the technology in their very structure from falling into the wrong hands, but Providence -- equipped with adaptable shipboard AI to maximize battlefield efficacy -- is an exception for one very good reason:

It doesn't want to be destroyed.

Abandoned now for some centuries, the dreadnought continues to patrol the cosmos autonomously despite multiple attempts to reclaim or neutralize it, piloted solely by its rogue AI and running ancient protocols against borders that no longer exist. The area of space it occupies harbors no colonies and no manned stations, as its programming demands it open fire without question on sources of life signs -- its final mission to eliminate unnecessary witnesses to the Accord's inhumane experiments backfiring against its very masters.

Providence has stood ever since as the unchallenged, monolithic sovereign of its corner of the Greatcloud, annihilating any and all interlopers with brutal efficiency, its highly-classified weapon batteries still far beyond the capabilities of modern imitators. The Accord has kept research in the fields of weapons and AI heavily restricted in the generations since the Providence Incident, its Icarian wings burning in the face of the sun.

According to typical Black Ship protocol, the shipboard AI does not respond to hailing. Following the activation of Al-Kaniali's Tear in the modern day, a single SOS broadcast from the ship's brig was detected for a period of six standard minutes by automated listening stations in the area, but the comms of the iron juggernaut have since remained silent.

A potential drone expedition is in planning stages under the auspices of the Gold Council.

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