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Novus Aeterno - Verunas Fortress Class Final by AdamBurn Novus Aeterno - Verunas Fortress Class Final by AdamBurn
This is the final concept for the Verunas Fortress Class Capital Ship a huge monster of a vessel and one you won't want to run into with anything smaller than an entire fleet.
In the game Novus Aeterno the Verunas are one of the most advanced species and their ships are very tough to kill.
I think these are my favourite species in the game and I had a great time designing their ships.

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DHBW Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
oOoooOo....I like!
DamianKrzywonos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is bad ass ship 
GrandArchiver Featured By Owner Edited Mar 9, 2015
If you ever plaied halo.... This would win 1st place design as a forerunner ship.
Timur360 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Erm... dude, no.

The Infinity is ~5.7km in lenght, and doesn't even measure up to the obsolete War Sphinx battlesuit.

The Mantle's Approach (the Didact's ship) is 374km tall,
and is outdated by the time of the activation of the Halos.
The ship we see in Halo 4 has been stripped of just about anything useful,
even AI.

Your assumption of the Mantle's Approach falling under the classification of a Dreadnought is very logical... though the Mantle's Approach is a unique ship.

links to the ships being scaled against each other:

1. the ships from Halo are encircled in blue.
small, eh?…

2. ... just load the link : |…

GrandArchiver Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
I never did look up on the ships size. I was so intrested in the game story line.

If the infinty was stripped parts that means the Forerunner shis close to the size of dreadnouhts if not carriars.

Wow. I never noticed how small the infinty is compared to Eve online Dreadnought classed ships. And the infinity would be classed as a carriar if not a battleship within eve.
Timur360 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Eh... it doesn't have enough glowy and floaty part for that. :3
GrandArchiver Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
Did you see the videos of past forerunner ships. This is so cool! *Fanboying*
Timur360 Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I did, and I noticed a distinct lack of Fortress-class vessels,
as well as Dreadnoughts.

I don't mean the ones on Shield 0459, by the way,
but the ones that a Forerunner Admiral managed to save from the Flood,
and were implied to be MUCH stronger than the 100km Fortress class ships.

Just think about it.

GrandArchiver Featured By Owner May 31, 2015
I think one the diadect had access to the only dreadnought they did have since. In halo 4 that ship he was driving was bigger than the Infinity. Yea i noticed that aswell but if the Ifinity used forerunner based propulsion. Wouldnt that mean those ships were as big as thr infinity?
TrueSentient Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
Damn, man you got some awesome ships. If you want to, i'd like to see your idea of a deltawing shuttle.
TheQuitter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
One of my favorite starship concepts ever. Amazing work. :D
Kergonan Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome design.
SpecterCody Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow absolutely one of the coolest looking ship designs I have seen!
Kodai-Okuda Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice. :)

Reminds me of the Meltrandi type warships from Macross The Movie.…
Skyrainzero Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
awesome (y)
dam025 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Truly amazing and intimidating ship.
vincenterobern Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
fantastic!Just like a grand sword in the space
FragTheFrog Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Kaelthas-Wolfheart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OHHHH GODS!!!! Its beautiful!!!!!
looks imponent, stunning, majestic and so powerful!!!!... I need one of those
Nnuit Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Writer
Fantastic design. Just really dynamic and great.
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :ahoy:
LeTriggs Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
I was just wondering if it is okay for me to use this picture as cover art for a fan-fic I am writing at the moment? I've been looking for a picture of a Starship and this is the exact thing I was thinking of

The design is just. Beautiful
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This image is copyright property of a game developer so sadly you can't use it, sorry :ahoy:
zloypolzun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Professional Filmographer
it is relly stunning!
Doga-87 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Elegant, and yet something I'd never want to see in someone else's fleet.
mosterhat Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
TranquilRuins Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wouldn't want to put that ship into a fight unless it was really desperate since it looks too beautiful!
steeldragonikaros Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
A beautiful design, both sleek and elegant, yet subtly menacing. Moreover, the ship just looks fast! If I ever play Novus Aeterno, I’m playing as the Verunas
AppleAtti Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional
Not usually the biggest fan of spaceship design, but THIS breaks the mold. Amazing design sense and originality.
TschawoX-aly-zyvuhk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
looks very elegent, like the cross between a sword and space whale
djones20 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Too bad Shepard couldn't get their help to take back Earth XD
UmbraWraith099 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
SkarmoryThePG Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
Looks great, I like where you're going with these.
IncorrectBird Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
SimsDoc Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012
This is a rare event for me since i don't normally say this offend but this is rather beautiful maby its the sharp corners the detail along the front. I'm not really sure.
kiml42 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like it's going to be a beautiful game. I hope there will be some time to admire the ships, between what will no doubt be intense and exhilarating battles.
Ti-7-4Raven Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
Wow..I really really REALLY like this ship design...It's sleek, slightly organic, and looks big even without context.
malovence Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
whats the length, armor thickness? armaments? any ideas on what's its going to be like?
this thing is badassery on an unprecedented scale.
First starwars with the star destroyers, halo with the cruisers and carriers, starcraft with battle-cruisers and motherships, now we have this.
I think i would classify this ship as "Let's only use this thing if someone royally pisses us off and/or we intend on commiting near-genocide of a planet" categoy.
AdamBurn Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing is known about it's weapon systems or defences yet but The sheer size of it and the title "Fortess" suggests a mid ranged/ short ranged defensive ship bristling with advanced weapon systems and point defences, placing it at the front of you fleet it will hold the line longer than any other.
Gyromorgian Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This series is the best example of hardcore spaceship porn I've ever seen.
RuhaiHu Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
can i have one? please i promise not to blow the moon up :D

Looks awesome by the way like the details and design overall
somegeezer Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I definitely know which race I'll wanna be playing when this game comes out then. =D
draenei-friend Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful design! :heart:
Ionosphere-Negate Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Arianod Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wooow. That's some class! :)
Cripto135 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
I do like this the best of all of them so far
DaxLegacy Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Gwillis Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I cannot write in a large enough font to say what I'm about to say.


ProlificPen Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
not bad! good blend of form and function. The front part of the ship sort of looks like it was carved from a giant block of metal though, if that's what you were going for. Some very subtle hints of joints and seams in the hull might be an interesting touch.
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