"The dumb Kong Fleet Master was leading them had the fantastic idea of breaking his corvettes into smaller groups to try and draw out the battle. We hunted each of them down, and by the next day we’d mopped up almost the whole fleet."
―Anonymous crewman, UNSC Betelgeuse
The Tempest-class Light Cruiser was a warship class designed for fast moving skirmishes, and flanking attacks. Functioning as a midway gap between lighter Frigates, and heavier Cruisers, the Tempest was a fast, and agile ship, perfect at hunting down squadrons of enemy escorts, but fared poorly against ‘true’ enemy capital ships. In every major naval engagement, the Tempest could be seen, hounding enemy ships, attacking supply vessels thought safe, and creating pressure on the enemy’s flanks.