The Nova Mortar is the largest ship-mounted weapon in the Etherium. It is so massive that the entire bow section of a Man-o-War class ship must be modified to make room for it. Only the Navy and Procyon fleets can afford the production, and fitting expense of this weapon. This Nova Mortar fires a huge round that splits into five Star Mortar shells at the top of it's arc. These five shells detonate in a pattern that can catch even the most nimble of ship in a tidal wafe of destructive power. When you come across a ship armed with this weapon out on the Etherium, you would be wise to stay out of her way.
Pros: Very heavy damage, very long range.
Cons: Very slow speed, extremely slow rate of fire, expensive.