Originally Posted by Angel of Blood
Ok, so just ignore all my points about it. Nor did I once say it made me angry. But let's face the facts. It's trident shaped, described as being larger than a Gloriana ship, which are the flagships of primarchs. The only ship we know of, larger than the Gloriana class is the Furious Abyss class of ship, which are incidentally trident shaped. It was most certainly not 'just a normal battle barge'.
There were only three of that class made. Two are still kicking, the other was destroyed much further away from where they were.
And on chapter 33, about the Reaper's Shroud, Nick Kyme sayeth;
"A corpse, its spine broken, its ribs spread and its guts left drooling into the void, drifted past the Reaper's Shroud. The immense Vengeance-class
warship dwarfed the broken Necrotor, and its shadow entirely engulfed what was left of the light cruiser."
This is the opening description of the Reaper's Shroud. I'm not sure how you understood this to be one of the super class ship. I had a look through the rest of the novel (albeit quickly) and couldn't find mention of the ship being larger than a Gloriana class. Feel free to point me in the direction of the page if I am wrong.
The description of the Reaper's Shroud, which appears later in the novel over Nocturne, goes like this;
"At first a long prow, crested by a pitted trident. Then a ship's flanks, rough-hewn by war, blackened and battle-scarred. A dirty white hull, edged with ...blah blah blah...Larger even than the Charybdis, it spoke of war unending...blah blah"
I really can't be bothered to look through every single page, but I seem to recall the Charybdis not being anything special and certainly not one of the biggest ships around. Considering the differences in ship architecture between legions, simply having a trident stuck on the front of the ship doesn't really mean much.
So I really don't see where you got the idea that;
It was described as being larger than a Gloriana class vessel, which are what they Primarchs flagships are built from.