Today we've got a drawing of a Kilrathi fighter. That's pretty standard, and if your eyes haven't scrolled down yet, you might be picturing a classic Dralthi. Fortunately we get to highlight something different this time: a Jrathek painted by Tse-10. This ship always had a certain mystical quality to me. It first appeared in Academy where it is positioned as a type of advanced prototype comparable to the Wraith, which is an extraordinarily potent medium fighter. In practice it doesn't quite have the speed or weapon advantages that the Confed craft does, but it's still solid. It's also memorable as one of the first times we get to fly a Kilrathi ship outside of The Secret Missions 2. Playable Kat fighters arrive in a big way in Armada, and the Jrathek reappears there as cost efficient and effective mid range fighter flying off the Shiraak. It's nice to see it finally pop up in some fan art!
A dogfighting spaceship inspired by elements from Wing Commander. The red sky was part of a matte painting test.If you'd like to build a papercraft Jrathek, be sure to check out this news post about Pericles' version.