The Leper Colony was a Mule-class DropShip under captain Burton Lindley. The ship and its crew witnessed the destruction of the world of Paradise in the former Free Worlds League at the hands of a task force from the Principality of Regulus.
After the Paradise System Control initially held up Lindley and his ship, they were then hired by the planetary government to investigate an emergence signature at the L1 pirate point between Paradise and the major moon, Bliss, which turned out to be a Regulan Star Lord-class vessel. The DropShips it deployed conducted a two-hour nuclear bombardment of Paradise that saw thousands of multiple-megaton cobalt-jacketed nuclear warheads launched at various vectors to ensure every warhead would land within the same five-minute period while hitting every major population centre on the planet from pole to pole.
Lindley and his crew were pursued by interceptors from the Regulan task force, but were able to evade their pursuers and rejoin their JumpShip, Centralla's Toy. Lindley and his crew witnessed the Regulan task force jump out of the Paradise system between two and three hours after jumping in, implying the Star Lord was equipped with a Lithium-Fusion battery.
- Jihad: Final Reckoning, p. 21, "Paradise Lost: Sterilization On A Global Scale"