The Demeter has been used for some years now, replacing the old Paranid Ganymede model. It has improved on all of its predecessor's systems. This ship was first brought into service to serve only the Paranid Fleet, but later slowly replaced the Ganymede because of its speed to bring the Paranid economy back to the levels of the Argon and Boron.
Like most Paranid ships, the Demeter is gracefully curved, painted blue with gold trim. It features a flat-front bow, modular cargo section, and engine block mounted low on the stern.
Not featuring any fancy title, the basic version of the ship is the standard by which other variants are measured.
Hauler variants of ships tend to have larger cargobays and sometimes tougher defences, trading off offensive combat attributes.
Prototypes are pre-production test vehicles. They often feature higher speed and shields to help protect the valuable investment.
Demeter Super Freighter
Super Freighter variants of TS-class ships tend to be slower, tougher, and carry more cargo than the base model.
Demeter Super Freighter XL
Super Freighter XL variants of TS-class ships are the slowest and toughest of all. They also carry the most cargo.
Tanker variants of TS-class ships are slower, tougher, and carry more cargo than the basic model.
Unlike most Tanker models, the Demeter Tanker is statistically identical to the basic Demeter.
- Disruptor Missile
- Hurricane Missile
- Remote Guided Warhead
- Silkworm Missile
- Wasp Missile
- Wildfire Missile
At least two Demeter variants are available at every Paranid Shipyard.
|Variant||Cardinal's Domain||Duke's Citadel||Heaven's Assertion||Paranid Prime||Third Redemption||Trinity Sanctum|
|Demeter Super Freighter||X||X||X|
|Demeter Super Freighter XL||X||X||X|
The Demeter Prototype cannot be bought, and must be captured. Some Paranid Weapons Transporters are Demeter Prototypes (check ship stats to determine if it is a prototype or standard variant).
A decent source of free TS Transports and TP Personnel Transports in the early game is the Demeters and Hermes that appear as Duke's Freight Transporters and Dangerous Materials Transporters. The Demeters and Hermes may bail, gaining the player a free TS or TP. Since Duke's Buccaneers is a crime syndicate, attacking these vessels does not hurt your legal status with the major governments of the Commonwealth. In fact, destroying the vessels if they do not bail actually improves your status with them.
The only issue with doing this is that if you ever wish to work through the Duke's corporate missions for their reward ships, you'll first need to improve your relations with the pirates.
The Demeter works well selling goods from factories in any races' space.
|Ships by Class|
|Capital||M1 • M2 / M2+ • M7 / M7M / M7C|
|Escort||M6 / M6+ • M8|
|Fighter||M3 / M3+ • M4 / M4+ • M5|
|Transport||TL • TS / TS+ • TP • TM|
|Argon||Mercury (Hauler) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL) (Enhanced) (Prototype)|
|Boron||Dolphin (Hauler) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL) (Enhanced)|
|Paranid||Demeter (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Prototype)|
|Split||Caiman (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Tanker XL)|
|Teladi||Vulture (Hauler) (Miner) (Super Freighter) (Super Freighter XL) (Tanker) (Prototype)|