A torchship is a class of spacecraft powered by a fusion drive. Its name is taken from the fusion flame generated by its propulsion system – which can extend scores of kilometers[1] – making the entire vessel resemble a lit torch.

Torchships come in a variety of designs, but commonly contain a small command and weapons module dwarfed by the Hawking drive and in-system fusion thrust sphere.[2]

List of Torchships

Torchship Notes Reference
Balthasar Part of Task Force MAGI [3]
Gaspar Part of Task Force MAGI [3]
Melchior Part of Task Force MAGI [3]


  1. Endymion, 1996, p. 36.
  2. Endymion, 1996, p. 54.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Endymion, 1996, p. 50.