Wing Details: USB - Universal Service Battalion



About the Universal Service Battalion Wing

The formation of the USB wing marks the very beginning of SCUL itself: June 6th, 1996 - the Christening of USB Abandon All Hope, even though USB Bonz Bik was christened four months earlier, it was more of a trash picked rescue derelict than an actual build.

Skunk had the USB logo tattooed on his arm before he settled on what USB stood for - originally it meant 'united space bikes', but as SCULture evolved it made sense to not break the fourth wall by calling ships bikes. So, like SCUL itself, USB is a 'backronym'.

Soon after the success of Abandon All Hope, the Four Choppers of the Apocalypse were built (War, Famine, Pestilence, and Pale Horse) as well as the Seven Deadly Choppers of SCUL - Greed, Lust, Anger, Envy, Gluttony (Pig Champion), Pride, and Sloth.

For a while, Skunk's plan was to perpetually construct ships, sell them for cheap, and build SCUL that way. Folks wound up donating them back to SCUL when they were done playing with them, so that didn't really work out.

USB has the world's first titanium chopper, Pale Horse.

Over time, Skunk ran out of room therefore his build rate came to almost a complete stop. USB Syntax Error is the most recent build, revolutionary in many regards as it is built from scratch - the only other ship in the USB wing made from tubes and not chopped up bikes being Mjollnir.

The Universal Service Battalion now serves SCUL pilots who don't have their own ship in SCUL - in fact the ships that have survived are stationed at SCUL Prime HQ.