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Scorpion (Individual Zechetinu-class WarShip)

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The FWLS '''''Scorpion''''' was the first of the second block of ''[[Zechetinu]]''-class corvettes to be launched by the [[Free Worlds League]] between [[3059]]<ref name="FM:FWLp119">''Field Manual: Free Worlds League'', p. 119, "Renovation/Construction"</ref> and [[3067]].<ref name="FM:Up90">''Field Manual: Updates'', p. 90, "Naval Assets and Militia Divisions"</ref> More than half the fleet of ''Zechetinus'' in service to the League had been secretly infiltrated by personnel loyal to the [[Word of Blake]] and promptly defected to the Blakists during the [[Jihad]], but the ''Scorpion'' remained under loyalist control.<ref name="J:FRp128">''Jihad: Final Reckoning'', p. 128, "Original Word Of Blake Fleet"</ref>
The ''Scorpion'' was involved in a pitched naval battle in the [[Atreus (FWL)|Atreus]] system on the 25th of October [[3068]], where loyalist and Blakist elements of the Free Worlds League navy turned on each other. The Blakists had suborned a significant number of WarShips within the Free Worlds League navy, and those Blakist-affiliated ships in the Atreus system at the time - the ''[[Aegis]]''-class heavy cruiser [[Nueva Badajoz|FWLS ''Nueva Badajoz'']], the ''[[Thera]]''-class carrier [[Corinth|FWLS ''Corinth'']] and one of her escorts, the ''[[Eagle (WarShip)|Eagle]]''-class frigate [[Mordred|FWLS ''Mordred'']], the ''[[Black Lion]]''-class battlecruiser [[Xanthos (Black Lion)|FWLS ''Xanthos'']], the ''[[Agamemnon]]''-class heavy cruiser [[Aineas|FWLS ''Aeneas'']] and the ''Impavido''-class [[Impavido (Impavido)|FWLS ''Impavido'']] - attacked the League loyalist WarShips present in the system at the time.<ref name="JTP:ABC"/>
The loyalist WarShips in the system were mainly lighter destroyers and corvettes, and which consisted of the ''Scorpion'' and a sister ship, the [[Acari|FWLS ''Acari'']], the ''Eagle''-class [[Gawain|FWLS ''Gawain'']], the ''Impavido''-class [[Janos Marik (Impavido)|FWLS ''Janos Marik'']], the ''[[Zechetinu]]''-class corvette [[Sparta (Zechetinu)|FWLS ''Sparta'']] and the ''[[Essex]]''-class destroyer [[Raven (Essex)|FWLS ''Raven'']]. The naval battle was a victory for the Blakist forces; none of the Blakist WarShips were destroyed, although all of them had suffered damage, but of the loyalist forces, only the FWLS ''Acari'' and FWLS ''Raven'' escaped to seek refuge in the [[Duchy of Oriente]].<ref name="JTP:ABC">''Jihad Turning Points: Atreus BattleCorps Exclusive Track'', p. 2, "True Colors Revealed"</ref>