|“||Boys and Girls, meet Eligius IV.||”|
|— Raven [src]|
Eligius IV, also called The Mothership, is a mining ship and a space station previously built and owned by the Eligius Corporation before the first nuclear apocalypse. It was designed to be used for interstellar missions to mine asteroids or to search for habitable planets. The ship was built to house 500 people in indefinite cryo-stasis. As well as mining equipment, food to last for several weeks, a small water recycler, a dropship, and an assortment of weapons and military grade hardware for the guards. Including guns, missiles, and shock collars for inmates. It also has a fully equipped medical bay and a large long-term fuel supply.
On the side of the haul, it states "Powering a Better Tomorrow." This most likely refers to the prisoners mining a renewable source of energy to power utilities.
Currently, one of the engines on Eligius IV is damaged, making the ship slower at reaching any destination.
It is now a refuge for the sole survivors of the human race, who were originally planning on staying on the ship in stasis for a decade until the Earth would be habitable. However, when it was discovered Earth was now forever uninhabitable, Monty set the ship on a course for a new potential homeworld for humanity in another solar system before he died of old age after his wife. Which he discovered in the ship's computer files on the Eligius III mission after spending 30 years decrypting them.
History and Background
Sometime in the past, the Eligius Corporation sent out a mining mission into deep space with 300 prisoners, 25 guards and 12 crew members on board. The mission was supposed to be 24 years long.
After a mutiny led by Charmaine Diyoza on April 4, 2047, that killed the captain and the crew of the ship and destroyed one of the engines. The mutineers decided to return to Earth, but with one less engine working, the journey home would take decades. Therefore, the prisoners were put into cryosleep, and in 2156, Eligius IV finally returned to Earth.
Throughout the Series
On the Ark, John Murphy saw the station in the distance. Raven tried to radio the ship, but there was no response. As a quest to solve the group's fuel problems they flew to Eligius IV and found 284 prisoners in cryo-sleep. One of them, Kodiak, was woken up by Rankin to find out the reason the alarm was triggered and was killed by Bellamy and Echo. Later in order to have leverage over the prisoners already on the ground, Raven and Murphy stayed aboard to control the other prisoners still in cryo-sleep. In the interval between Pandora's Box and Shifting Sands, the leaders of Eligius prisoners took the remaining people from the ship and brought them back to Earth, including Raven Reyes and John Murphy, thereby leaving the ship abandoned.
After the Shallow Valley was destroyed, Wonkru, Spacekru, and the Eligius prisoners, along with Clarke and Madi Griffin, decides to go to Eligius IV, where they were put into cryo-sleep. However, Monty and Harper decided to stay awake, and they later have a son named Jordan Green, who was put into cryo-sleep at the age of mid 20's. Monty and Harper both died of old age, many years later.
The ship was built on Earth and in the 2040s it was launched to the asteroid Proxima 6, where it was based during its mission of mining Hythylodium. After the mutiny of the criminals, it was returned back to Earth orbit, where it was located all the time during the Battle for Eden.
Eligius IV is currently located in the orbit of Sanctum at coordinates 11.60, 212.85, 449.10, 11.27.
There were approx. 300 prisoners living on the ship, until they were woken from cryosleep in Shifting Sands. Murphy and Raven also briefly stayed there, until they were brought to the ground with the prisoners.
In Season 5 finale, 412 of survivors including prisoners, Spacekru, and Wonkru went back on the ship and put themselves into cryosleep except Monty and Harper. 125 years later, Jordan Green woke Bellamy and Clarke on Monty’s order before both Monty and Harper died, due to old age. Which left 411 inhabitants on board.
In "Sanctum", an exploratory team consisting of: Clarke, Bellamy, Murphy, Echo, Emori, Shaw, Jackson and Miller went down to Sanctum. After the events of Red Sun Rising, a second team went down to Sanctum. Including: Raven, Abby, Octavia, Diyoza, Madi, Gaia and Jordan. Leaving 396 inhabitants on the ship
The remaining inhabitants on the ship include warriors, thieves, prisoners and other people. After Wonkru successfully defend Eligius IV from the Primes, Indra, Niylah and James Crockett join the others on Alpha, leaving the total population at 100.
Those who left the ship to travel to Alpha.
Those who died on the ship.
Those who have been on the ship, but died outside of it.
|How We Get to Peace||Absent|
|Sic Semper Tyrannis||Absent|
|The Warriors Will||Absent|
|The Dark Year||Mentioned|
|Damocles (Part 1)||Appears|
|Damocles (Part 2)||Appears|
|Red Sun Rising||Appears|
|The Children of Gabriel||Mentioned|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Mentioned|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Mentioned|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Appears|
|What You Take With You||Appears|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Appears|
Notes and Trivia
- There are at least four spaceships owned by the Eligius Corporation.
- After Season Four finale, showrunner Jason Rothenberg teased that the prisoners aboard the ship will, at first, be antagonists. Unlike the juvenile delinquents, these arrivals are "real hardened criminals" and will be a threat.
- The prisoners were from before the first nuclear apocalypse and were in cryosleep.
- They include: Charmaine Diyoza, a former military strategist; Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary, an enforcer from a powerful crime syndicate; and Vinson, a serial killer.
- Miles Shaw was also aboard the ship, but unlike the others, he is not a prisoner and instead is an Eligius IV crew member.
- ↑ The 100 Boss Explains Finale's 'Reboot' Ending and Shares Season 5 Scoop, TVLine
- ↑ The 100 Finale: All Those Major Twists, Explained, TV Guide
- ↑ The 100 finale: What happened in the last five minutes?, Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ The 100 @ Comic-Con: The Cast Talks New Enemies, New Looks and (Potential) New 'Ships in Season 5, TVLine
- ↑ The 100: Meet one of the 'mysterious criminals' aboard the prison ship, Entertainment Weekly
- ↑ The 100: Meet Season 5's New Big Bad, TVLine
- ↑ Rothenberg, Jason (11 Feb 2018) Tweet “…Robert McCreary played by @WilliamMiller got a name change. He is now known as Paxton "Graveyard" McCreary…” - @JRothenbergTV
- ↑ The 100 - Season 5 - Mike Dopud to Recur, SpoilerTV