- Ark name: Leusinia
- Stasis pod count: Projected 20,000, currently detecting 12,000
- Status: Multiple hull breaches, power levels sub-operational
Named after a mythical asari kingdom of wealth and learning, Ark Leusinia is built along similar specifications to Ark Hyperion. Sensors currently show heavy damage to many decks, minimal power, and few life signs.
Constructed in orbit around Piares in the asari home system Parnitha, Ark Leusinia is named after a kingdom of wealth and learning in asari mythology. She is built to the same specifications as her sister Ark Hyperion, with internal modifications to accommodate asari social preferences, and captained by Elonis Atandra.
The Andromeda Initiative was initially rejected as a human-driven boondoggle by many asari investors, and the construction of the Leusinia was met with ridicule. However, the efforts drew the attention of several Matriarchs who had assisted in previous attempts to send crewed missions to Andromeda, and their impassioned extranet addresses helped turn the tide of public opinion. At her departure ceremony, Ark Leusinia was officially blessed by the Atamna Politeia, an organization of siarist high-priestesses from across the Asari Republics.
Ark Leusinia traveled to the Initiative rendezvous point in 2184, and left the Milky Way as part of the initial departure wave in 2185.
After reaching Andromeda and encountering the kett, Ark Leusinia came under attack by a group of specialized kett hunters known as the Decimation. Stolen kett navigational data allowed the ark to flee through the Scourge while evacuating as many civilians as possible, but constant harrying eventually forced the ark to go into hiding until rescue arrived.
When the Leusinia is finally discovered by Pathfinder Ryder, it's heavily damaged by the kett from boarding parties of Decimators on board and without sufficient power to use the main drive. After a prolonged battle with the kett, the necessary energy is diverted to the drive.
Before the Leusinia can escape, it is intercepted by a Decimator warship, which fires several missiles on a weakened section of the ark. The ship is saved thanks to biotic powers of asari Pathfinder Sarissa Theris and Cora Harper.
After being escorted to safety, Ark Leusinia is now docked at the Nexus to offload the remaining colonists from stasis and undergo extensive repairs.