Deepwater Guard

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The Deepwater Guard is one of the eight factions in the single player campaign Quest for Neter, and is the weakest and first of all the factions. Their vehicle designs focus mainly on airships, battleships and sloops with an assortment of weapons ranging from Simple Weapons to Advanced Cannons and unguided rockets, but mostly CRAM Cannons. Almost all designs of the Deepwater Guard are built with wood as the primary material, with metal being used to reinforce vulnerable areas and protect vital components like engines or ammo. Their territory spans from the Eriwick region, to the Janwall region.

Lore[edit | edit source]

The Deepwater Guard is a scattered nomadic nation that lives in the desert archipelago of Janwall and stretches into the great plains of Eriwick. Due to the lack of rich soil and agricultural know-how, most of the Deepwater Guard relied on deep water fishing and whale hunting for food. Over time, the poorest of the nation learned that some of the best ways to get rich was by piracy. So, many fishing ships and whalers armed themselves and turned to the richer waters of their neighbors.

Now, the greater Deepwater Guard nation is ruled over by a loose council of twelve Pirate Lords who decide on everything from national defense, fishing rights, and which Pirate Lords control which parts of the Deepwater territories.

Many of the greatest Pirate Lords have built up their own fleets to support their style of piracy, from the Mad Skylord Sven Kno, who rules over the open ocean in great Airships—often named after his grandparents old whaling ships—to the Humorous Lord Pathos, who's ships more closely resemble traditional battleships which excel at far sea raids and land bombardment.

A lack of metal resources in Janwall means most ships in the Deepwater Guard are built from wood imported from Eriwick. Scavenged, repurposed, or built from scratch, most of them are made of fragile woods and reinforced with metal, but don't let their wooden exteriors fool you, the Deepwater Guard are known for their tenacity in the face of overwhelming odds and might surprise you if they catch you unaware.

Pirate Lords[edit | edit source]

Pirate Lord Goldwater

Lord Goldwater is a pirate lord of the Deepwater Guard. His vehicles include the smaller water-based craft such as Vanguard, Sea Viper and the Ant Lion. His vehicles also include the auxiliary ships such as the Sinner's Luck and the Walrus. His faction was the designer of the infamous Marauder and ships based around it like the Jacob's Delight. His designs tend to be quite small, or scrapped together, giving him the appearance of the weakest Pirate Lord. However, he has multiple 'frontal broadside' craft (craft that only allow the enemy to see their front, they turn to perform this manoeuvre) such as the Scuttlegun and Paddlegun, which are stronger, the latter falling into Godly difficulty.

Pirate Lord Pathos

Lord Pathos is somewhat like the bigger brother of Lord Goldwater and another lord of the Deepwater Guard. His designs are usually more recycled than built from the ground up. The Kalmar and Urchin are Easy difficulty Pathos ships, the Kalmar being a failed Moray and the Urchin being a larger version of Goldwater's Sea Viper. A single craft, the Water Buffalo, is the only Pathos craft in Regular difficulty. Lord Pathos is the Lord that owns the majority of the faster firing ships, such as similar ships Pilferer and Ransack. His ships also tend to look more like the traditional ship, with taller and larger superstructures and more realistic gun turrets, especially on his larger, godly craft such as the largest Deepwater Guard capital ship, the Crossbones. Another example would be the Plunderer. He has a few planes like the Duster, and is the Lord of the only Deepwater Guard submarine, the Pequod. The Plunderer is Pathos' capital ship, a 40 point Godly design.

Pirate Lord Riker

Lord Riker is a Lord that has a primary focus on smaller aircraft. This includes his smaller helicopter Sky Viper and the Marauder-like Atlas (and it's retrofit). The Frantic Chicken is a notable Advanced Cannon-using airship. A larger plane is the Duster. Smaller ships such as the Coyote and Red Tuna are present in Riker's force. More of Riker's style is revealed with the Gotha heavy attack aircraft and Snapjaw airship. His designs are shown to have a more animalistic side, like the Angry Chicken. His scrappy style is shown by the Godly Flying Squirrel. His smaller ships tend to look quite scrappy and recycled, whereas his stronger forces like the Snapjaw and Angry Chicken are designed similar to animals.

Pirate Lord Sven Kno

Lord Sven Kno is a Lord and master engineer that has a primary focus on larger airships, and completely air-based craft (bar the Kraken). Although, he does have a small arsenal of smaller aircraft. These include the Monkey Barrel and the Hoplite which are 5 and 3 point easy designs respectively. An example of a larger Easy difficulty airship is Falkenheim. He has smaller Regular designs such as the Swordfish and larger, stronger ones like the 40 point Piraiba. The Orca and Bucanneer are examples of 30 and 35 point Expert difficulty designs. Marlin is a strong 45 point Godly design of him. Moray is Sven Kno's capital airship, a 38 point Godly design.

Notable Figures[edit | edit source]

  • Captain Sal
  • Mad Colonel Franz Pigeon
  • Randolph Fitzgerald

Loadout[edit | edit source]

DWG has perhaps one of the most diverse sets of units, using a submarine, airships, ships, and airplanes of vastly different styles. Most of their airships are primitive flying machines consisting of boats with helicopter blades or balloons attached, although one having an attached Particle Cannon, but a portion are fairly effective aerial battleships that were built with the intention of flying. Their ships are usually intended to be ships and are built well, but are ineffective due to lack of resources needed to armour or arm their vehicles. The most powerful vehicles they have consist of large airships and large battleships.

Style[edit | edit source]

Vehicles usually follow one of three styles.

  • Largely ineffective but expensive ships that look like they are made to imitate other factions vehicles.
  • Vehicles that are built for effectiveness but fall short due to lack of metal. Their guns are no laughing matter to be specific.
  • Pieces of wrecks glued together to make somewhat efficient designs.

Bordering Factions[edit | edit source]

The Deepwater Guard has Player to the south-west, Onyx Watch to the north-west, White Flayers to the north, and Lightning Hoods to the east.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

In Game Designs[edit | edit source]

Easy Designs
Name Corporation Type Campaign Battle Points Volume in m³ Spawn Chance Top Speed in m/s
Atlas Pirate Lord Riker Airship 22 3,775 10% in P.L.Sven Kno, 15% in P.L.Rike 13.8
Casket Bolt Pirate Lord Riker Helicopter 12 717 10% in P.L.Rike 3
Falkenheim Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 35 4,236 15% in P.L.Sven Kno 14.8
Jacob's Folly Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 30 5,735 10% in P.L.Goldwater 4.3
Kalmar Pirate Lord Pathos Ship 22 6,608 5% in P.L.Goldwater, 10% in P.L.Pathos 3.2
Marauder Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 10 5,889 15% in P.L.Goldwater 7.0
Monkey Barrel Pirate Lord Sven Kno Helicopter 5 1,009 30% in P.L.Sven Kno 14.4
Patch Work Pirate Lord Riker Ship 20 4,660 15% in P.L.Rike 7.4
Riverhome Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 25 4,729 7% in P.L.Rike, 15% in P.L.Goldwater 3
Sea Viper Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 3 327 20% in P.L.Goldwater 6.3
Vanguard Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 3 892 10% in P.L.Rike, 20% in P.L.Goldwater 6.4
Walrus Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 8 6,264 5% in P.L.Goldwater 4.0
Regular Designs
Name Corporation Type Campaign Battle Points Volume in m³ Spawn Chance Top Speed in m/s
Coyote Pirate Lord Riker Ship 6 439 25% in P.L.Rike, 15% in P.L.Goldwater, 15% in P.L.Pathos 5.6
Drake Pirate Lord Riker Plane 6 543 20% in P.L.Pathos, P.L.Rike 23.3
Duster Pirate Lord Pathos Plane 8 246 20% in P.L.Pathos 27.7
Felix Flieger B5 Geier Pirate Lord Pathos Plane 20 1,941 10% in P.L.Pathos, 10% in P.L.Rike 35.2
Frantic Chicken Pirate Lord Riker Airship 20 2,006 20% in P.L.Riker 27.3
Pequod Pirate Lord Pathos Submarine 22 1,995 10% in P.L.Pathos, 7% in P.L.Goldwater 17.5
Piraiba Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 40 11,229 20% in P.L.Sven Kno 24.4
Prowler Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 35 9,937 10% in P.L.Goldwater, 10% in P.L.Pathos 11.2
Scrapper Pirate Lord Riker Ship 7 1,001 10% in P.L.Goldwater, 15% in P.L.Riker 14.9
Scuttlegun Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 12 2,195 30% in P.L.Goldwater, 3.0
Shuriken Pirate Lord Riker Ship 7 594 10% in P.L.Goldwater, 20% in P.L.Riker 7.8
Wanda Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 10 1,637 20% in P.L.Sven Kno 5.9
Expert Designs
Name Corporation Type Campaign Battle Points Volume in m³ Spawn Chance Top Speed in m/s
Barracuda Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 32 8,119 40% in P.L.Sven Kno 23.1
Bucanneer Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 45 16,650 40% in P.L.Sven Kno 27.8
Coffin Nail Pirate Lord Riker Helicopter 25 4,696 20% in P.L.Rike 23.0
Corsair Pirate Lord Pathos Ship 8 2,488 20% in P.L.Pathos 13.4
Orca Pirate Lord Sven Kno Helicopter 18 3,875 30% in P.L.Sven Kno 42.3
Pilferer Pirate Lord Pathos Ship 22 7,748 40% in P.L.Pathos 11.2
Shrike Pirate Lord Pathos Plane 8 996.7 20% in P.L.Pathos 52.1
Snapjaw Pirate Lord Riker Airship 35 5,635 10% in P.L.Sven Kno, 30% in P.L.Rike 25.3
The Prowler Pirate Lord Pathos Ship N/A 10,441 N/A 11.3
Tortuga Pirate Lord Pathos Ship 40 17,956 20% in P.L.Pathos, 10% in P.L.Sven Kno 10.3
Godly Designs
Name Corporation Type Campaign Battle Points Volume in m³ Spawn Chance Top Speed in m/s
Angry Chicken Pirate Lord Riker Helicopter 35 6,708 20% in P.L.Rike 32.7
Conger Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 25 9,588 40% in P.L.Sven Kno 34.7
Crossbones Pirate Lord Pathos Ship 50 30,094 30% in P.L.Pathos 9.7
Flying Squirrel Pirate Lord Riker Plane 5 240 10% in P.L.Rike 60.5
Kraken Pirate Lord Sven Kno Ship 30 10,878 40% in P.L.Sven Kno 4.4
Marlin Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 45 7,849 40% in P.L.Sven Kno 22.4
Moray Pirate Lord Sven Kno Airship 38 8,896 40% in P.L.Sven Kno 20.7
Paddlegun Pirate Lord Goldwater Ship 20 4,710 25% in P.L.Goldwater 9.8
Plunderer Pirate Lord Pathos Ship 40 14,405 40% in P.L.Pathos 9.7
Installations And Buildings
Name Corporation Type Volume in m³ Top Speed in m/s
Davy Jones' Outpost N/A Installation 23,548 3
Sinner's Outpost N/A Installation 1,432 3
The Fishing Hole N/A Installation 5,903 3

Special Fleets[edit | edit source]

In-game description: "The Coffin Armada is sent by the crazed generals of the Deepwater Guard to salvage villages and errant ships. Circling their prey they close in until the huge downwards facing cannons of the Coffin Nail airships are directly above the target and then they unleash their full potency."

  • Drake Column - Five Drakes are spawned in a column, one behind the other:

In-game description: "The long arm of the Deepwater Guard and feared by navies throughout Neter. Once this column of fighters have flown over there is generally nothing left. The running joke in the DWG air-arm is that the final member in the column has never actually seen any action."

In-game description: "Crazy. Nothing else left to say. Now let's try to survive."

Retired Vessels[edit | edit source]

A variety of different designs were removed over time. Some of them may, however, still be found in the game's files, but will no longer spawn in Campaign

Retired Vehicles
Name Corporation Difficulty Type Campaign Battle Points Volume in m³ Spawn Chance Top Speed in m/s Removed on Version Notes
AntLion Pirate Lord Goldwater Easy Ship 3 364 30% in P.L.Goldwater 5.2
Hoplite Pirate Lord Sven Kno Easy Airship 3 165 30% in P.L.Sven Kno 8.8
Jacob's Delight Pirate Lord Goldwater Easy Ship 40 14,936 8% in P.L.Goldwater 6.4
Nessie Pirate Lord Riker Easy Airship 10 1,695 15% in P.L.Rike 10.4
Sea Adder Pirate Lord Goldwater Easy Ship 8 761 20% in P.L.Goldwater 5.9
Sinner's Luck Pirate Lord Goldwater Easy Ship 28 6,186 10% in P.L.Goldwater 10.0
Sky Viper Pirate Lord Riker Easy Helicopter 3 105 30% in P.L.Rike, 40% in P.L.Sven Kno 20.3
Urchin Pirate Lord Pathos Easy Ship 5 516 20% in P.L.Goldwater, 40% in P.L.Pathos 3.5
Atlas Retrofit Pirate Lord Goldwater Regular Airship 18 4,176 20% in P.L.Rike, 10% in P.L.Sven Kno 14.2
Baby Paddlegun Pirate Lord Goldwater Regular Ship 15 2,199 10% in P.L.Goldwater 6.5
Sledge Pirate Lord Riker Regular Ship 8 844 35% in P.L.Riker, 15% in P.L.Pathos, 15% in P.L.Goldwater 8.8
Wanderlust Pirate Lord Goldwater Regular Ship 20 6,164 10% in P.L.Goldwater 13.6
Water Buffalo Pirate Lord Pathos Regular Ship 18 3,528 8% in P.L.Goldwater, 15% in P.L.Pathos 5.6
Swordfish Pirate Lord Sven Kno Regular Helicopter 25 2,815 10% in P.L.Sven Kno 37.8
Gotha Pirate Lord Riker Expert Plane 12 2,102 10% in P.L.Rike, 10% in P.L.Pathos 50.5 Still exists in Ashes Of The Empire
Paddlegun Prototype Pirate Lord Goldwater Expert Ship 18 4,434 20% in P.L.Goldwater, 10% in P.L.Pathos 10.9
Ransack Pirate Lord Pathos Expert Ship 20 4,657 30% in P.L.Pathos 14.4
Sunfish Pirate Lord Sven Kno Expert Helicopter 15 737 10% in P.L.Sven Kno 23.6
Red Tuna Pirate Lord Riker Expert Ship 5 1,220 5% in P.L.Rike, 3% in P.L.Goldwater 14.2