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Most World Assembly Endorsements: 110th Most Influential: 129th Most Nations: 297th+29
Most Cultured: 871st Most Inclusive: 964th Largest Black Market: 1,024th Most Rebellious Youth: 1,118th Nicest Citizens: 1,135th Most Compassionate Citizens: 1,213th Most Beautiful Environments: 1,246th Smartest Citizens: 1,332nd Most Advanced Public Transport: 1,422nd Largest Welfare Programs: 1,463rd Most Advanced Public Education: 1,526th Most Eco-Friendly Governments: 1,553rd Most Scientifically Advanced: 1,628th Most Cheerful Citizens: 1,662nd Highest Foreign Aid Spending: 1,669th Most Extensive Public Healthcare: 1,671st Best Weather: 1,671st Largest Information Technology Sector: 1,706th Highest Poor Incomes: 1,750th Largest Publishing Industry: 1,774th Largest Governments: 1,810th Highest Economic Output: 1,896th Healthiest Citizens: 1,905th Most Valuable International Artwork: 1,952nd Most Popular Tourist Destinations: 1,997th Most Subsidized Industry: 2,184th Highest Average Incomes: 2,192nd Lowest Crime Rates: 2,198th Most Advanced Defense Forces: 2,243rd
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The Confederacy of Free Nations contains 57 nations, the 297th most in the world.

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1.The Democratic States of FibertasCivil Rights Lovefest Brave Progressives“Loyalty to Liberty”
2.The Tsardom of NuremgardLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Никогда не будите спящего медведя”
3.The Empire of AgderiaDemocratic Socialists Ordinary Caring Intelligent World Citizens“The Agderian Empire Prevails!”
4.The Empire of Free SalvationInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“If you can't make a difference, you're not trying hard.”
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6.The Federation of Confederate-Union AllianceInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“Peace through superior firepower”
7.The Scientific Database of The Land of Golden BlobfishScandinavian Liberal Paradise Normal“You're the protagonist of your own life!”
8.The Commonwealth of GlynicaLeft-wing Utopia Utopia“Glyny am byth!”
9.The Federated Republics of Chernarus StateMoralistic Democracy Narrow-Minded Backwoodsy Bigots“Anavestvo, chestota, veyat”
10.The Holy Empire of VerhavenstadtInoffensive Centrist Democracy Fascists“Invictus”
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Idea for an enhanced warp/alcubierre drive: First, the vessel (Presumably an Arca) would use a modification of their spaghettification cannon to "stretch" the black hole out through the weapon's "barrel" as a reverse funnel rather than a beam of gravity. Although that alone would be an effective way to project a wormhole entrance, it would be an incredibly minute aperture. Expanding the aperture isn't really possible, so an alternative is needed to cheat it's limitation.
My idea is simple, at this point a ship would "fold itself" inside of higher dimensions prior to entering. Since the regions are so small, however, there'd be a need to "shield" the vessel during transit from the limitations of said dimensions. While simple particles (Quarks and the like) are allowed, composite particles like our baryonic atoms would experience violent reactions as they remain in contact with it's space. That's bad enough, but the "kick-back" of such a reaction taking place on the hull would act like a terrible form of bow shock by knocking the vessel out of the higher dimensions with quite a bit of torsion stress. If you want to keep your ship whole and crew from being pancakes on the bulkhead, the use of a Staged Particle Generation Weapon would produce a frontal arc of degenerate quark matter that the Alcubierre drive could make into a half-bubble, and the "flip" of the ship as it folds into the higher dimensions would provide an effective reverse to the half-bubble as well, and since the Alcub-Drive moves the space around you rather than moving you, the bubble would be "pulled" along with the ship. So long as you manage to avoid any hungry lifeforms (hot quark matter would be like a hotpocket rocketing through space), you should be fine. Now, there's just a need to figure out how to fold the ship :P

Talking about "Heritage Regions", and a little fun fact old timers know.

That the region Commonwealth of Free Nations was originally created with the intentions of staging a coup and convincing our comrades from NGA to leave Silver Bloods region. Forgot who created the original founder, but they ended up handing it over to Silver Blood last i knew.

To all Americans: Happy Independence Day!

Hello everyone!

First off, I see this region is running an election for the first time in a very long time. I'm happy to see that! May the best candidates win!

Second, Happy Independence Day to the Americans of this region! This is normally when I'd tell you the festivities the American engines have planned for this year, but those had to be canceled due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead, the American engines will be meeting virtually on Zoom. Despite everything going on, I expect it'll be a great time!

Russkov Soviet wrote:(Anthem plays)

Good Morning from the Federation!

I will start by saying 'thank you' to all the travelers who were patient with us as we hosted the ceremonies a few days ago. The borders are open once again.

Over in our captiol city, we have begun preparations to swear in our new leader. Zacia Milikova will take the proverbial throne with majority support from both the populace and the Kremlin. Josef Reznov, the current leader, made the decision yesterday. "In the spirit of diversity, we have decided to end the string of male leaders that have been at the front of our nation for decades. As we embrace a new species and a new style of thinking, it would only make sense to instill a leader who will continue to follow the new path." -(Taken from an earlier speech). We will work on updating our factbooks and seeing to our international relations.

Military officials in the Kremlin have also put the Armed Forces on standby as they discuss the possibility of another conflict in the near future.

That is all the news we have at this time. This is RSNN signing off.

(Anthem plays)

Congratulations to Ms. Milikova! We wish her all the best, and we expect she'll be just as competent as the leaders who came before her. If not more so!

Lavan Tiri wrote:you're a Scot, you're bitter

Donald: Ye wouldnae be insultin' Scots, woods ye?

Douglas: Aye, we willnae stand fur it!

We finally did it, we reached first 5% of all nations for best human development.

Forced survival of the fittest and drug fueled rampage is the only way forward! -Iberia

Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!

The Russian Federations wrote:Talking about "Heritage Regions", and a little fun fact old timers know.

That the region Commonwealth of Free Nations was originally created with the intentions of staging a coup and convincing our comrades from NGA to leave Silver Bloods region. Forgot who created the original founder, but they ended up handing it over to Silver Blood last i knew.

I think the original founder you mentioned was Controlled Interests. But I could be wrong.



Service history

In service

2401 - present

Used by

Kalaronian Command Authority


Production history

Designer

Nyx Hadronics

Designed

2302-2401

Manufacturer

Kalaronian Command Authority

Unit cost

US$15,000,000

Number built

Classified

Variants

See below

Specifications

Projectile Mass

13.5 kg

Length

10 meters


Calibre

88.9 mm

Muzzle velocity

2.3Km/S

Rate of fire

12 rounds per minute (practical)

Sensors

OPTEX-313 Radar FCS synced to a THALRO
cooled thermal optical system. Secondary sensors
operate through the data transfer
network on the Ship.

Description



Developed expressly for the use of the Command Authority's Expeditionary Fleet, the Typhon is one of the most straightforward warships built by their orbital shipyards. The Typhon was designed to engage in direct Fleet-To-Fleet actions against hostile forces and as such was fitted with reinforced plating, redundant engines embedded in an maneuvering roll-cage around the armored central hull, a simplistic -if rugged- Drone Control Network, and an abundance of over-engineered weaponry. These vessels dwarf their Bellerophon cousins, and are still twice as massive as the Bellerophon's System Control Ship derivative. This same mass prevents them from achieving the high speeds enjoyed by their Lighter Escorts using conventional Warp Drive techniques however.

As a dedicated System Control Vessel, the Typhon carries a wide range of armaments. Although each variant is subtly different, all retain the central eight Rail-Cannons, sixteen Burst Phazite Arrays and dozens of Perimeter Defense Turrets that marked the original design. The Rail-Cannons -XM330 Electromagnetic Launchers- fire off several meter "lance" projectiles made from a Vanadium Chromium Steel alloy, while the Phazite Arrays are fed by five separate Ytterbium:Silica Fiber Lasers embedded in Hull Modules. Propulsion is provided by six I-450 Solid Nuclear Thermal Engines and two Reciprocal Fold Drives. Finally, the Four Engine Nacelles are tipped with Staged Particle Generation Weaponry that can each generate a "forward flow" of Quasi-Degenerate Matter as a weapon against close combatants, and can be used to defend it from directed energy weapons that lack a dedicated Pulse Mode by creating a "screen" of opaque Quark Plasma. As Burst Phazite Arrays require a Pulse-Cycle to avoid dangerous overloads, they are naturally suited towards "punching through" this cloud. Kinetic projectiles however must either be of a unitary ultra-high temperature construction or heavily thermally shielded to survive penetration through the matter-cloud.

History


As stated above, the history of the Arca begins with the Arcibo Class of Light Carriers designed for the Command Authority. Smaller than the dedicated Fleet Carriers they often operated apart from, these vessels were optimized for the usage of a moderately sized compliment of Corax Gundrones to compliment their innate armour and armament. Although much of the armament was stripped from the superstructure afterwards to account for the needed sensor arrays when they were shifted to the use of the Clandestine Defensive Fleet. Their design was instigated by the covert actions of the Kohm Presidium in 2384, during a rash of attacks on the colonies that made up the Kalaronian border. While Analysts were able to identify several pieces of technology in use by Kohm Forces, the chance that another Force had imported the weaponry made it too risky to publicly accuse them of the attacks, though the Clandestine Defense Fleet was known to have leaked details about it to the greater galactic community.
Although the attacks stopped when the Command Authority took up the practice of stationing a small picket force at more points along the border, it was notably harder to expand meaningfully when the Military was pre-occupied with defending the Colonial Holdings. It would take ten years before development was done on the kind of ship that would help to ameliorate the issue. As the time couldn't be taken to design a novel hullform for the purpose, the earlier Aricbo was modified for the purpose because of it's ample internal volume, relative speed and plethora of sensor mounting hardpoints that had been designed for Drone-To-Fleet data-links. The new mission for the Vessel included the covert surveillance of large amounts of territory, and the general reconnaissance and deterrence of enemy attacks. A classified priority was deemed the discovery of any hidden Forward Raiding Stations operated by the Kohm Presidium -and later, the Ferritic Union- and deployment of Bellerophon Fast Battleships to flashpoint Sectors. The chance to test the Vessel's development came relatively quickly, as a planned expansion towards the Galactic Core was in operation and drawing a number of raiding parties towards both the older settlements near the border of the Presidium and the new colonies on the Coreward Boundary.
The first operation was undertaken by a trio of ships operating under the Callsign "Peacekeeper". With their Squadron forward deployed to chart a Nebula, it was a fairly simple matter for the Rear-Ship, operated by Captain Valstrom, to receive the broad-band distress call of the first ships to be attacked on the Raiders ingress to the System of Kholar. With the single Alpha-Variant in the Squadron operated by Commander Tyton, while Captain D'erevosh and Captain Valstrom were both entrusted with Beta-Variant vessels. Valstrom dispatched Drones into the Nebula to draw Tyton and D'erevosh back. Coming into a formation that allowed Tyton to use the Alpha's systems to dampen the photon emissions of the other Vessels, they warped into the system with their Primary Engines disabled. After confirming the presence of multiple Ferritic Union freighters that had been hiding multiple gun-platforms along their hull, Peacekeeper Squadron deployed an emergency resonant call for aid. Although two Bellerophon Battleships had already picked up the earlier general distress calls of the Kholar system vessels, it was the Resonant Call that illustrated the full severity of the situation and convinced them to push their engines to a full-bore "Sprint". While they were delayed, however, both Beta-Variants began to advance towards the heart of the system with cover provided by the hidden Alpha at the edge of the system. With disruptive missile launches that blanketed the surrounding area with powerful electromagnetic interference from the Visitrix, both the Valiance and the Forthright deployed a number of Gun-drones and sent them on a retrograde intercept to distract the Ferritic Union's fleet. The events that followed have been classified, but it is known that a number of civilian transports were able to successfully evacuate before the Ferritic Union detonated a low-yield nuclear device in orbit and retreated. Though "Peacekeeper" had suffered a total loss of function in one vessel, and severe injuries in another, the Alpha had successfully recorded the entire combat engagement and proven the efficacy of what would become an increasingly important ship on the frontlines of a coming war.

Variants


Technically, the rest of the ship remains a classified mystery. Three Sub-classes make up the "Standard Arca" design scheme, and several units have received extensive modifications from these baselines for specific mission-critical equipment or weaponry. Of these Sub-Classes, the most extensive modifications are centered on the Third Nacelle, which is often expanded or re-wired for specific purposes, discounting more subtle modifications to the Main Computer's programming. Due to the secrecy of the program, and the Clandestine Fleet's abject refusal to make their vessel-count a widely known figure, the actual numbers of each sub-class shifts with different publications and estimates. However, their lack of presence among the various Command Authority Star-Docks suggests either that their numbers are very low, flown very nearly apart to the point of uselessness over refitting or that the Clandestine Fleet has their own well-stocked Repair Stations as well.

Modification Alpha, for instance, replaces the standard Tertiary Weapon Mount on the front of the Nacelle with additional equipment for signal processing and retrieval, and features several improvements in it's ability to remain stealthy like an additional heat-sink and the placement of radar absorbent material on the Hull. While expensive, the Alpha Subclass has prevented the outbreak of hostilities several times in the past thanks to the sensitive information it collects. However, these improvements have reduced it's System-Speed by a non-insignificant amount due to the added mass and relatively weak engines. Due to the sensitive nature of their missions, this subclass is one of the very few Command Vessels to qualify as unarmed. While they retain the Sword Break missile system fitted to all Arca variants, their warhead chambers have been replaced with a mixture of Counter-Measures too complex to remove. Instead of the missiles putting out heavy flak or solid projectiles, they instead let out flashes of radiation across the spectrum for both broad-band and pin-point jamming of sensors. The Phazite-Magazine around the missile's midsection, meanwhile, is selectively activated by a physically shielded light-source. The shield for a specific section drops when the targeting sensors of the missile registers that a Laser Protection Shutter has opened on the enemy vessel, allowing for it to selectively blind infrared sensors and potentially even mission-kill systems that rely too heavily on their laser optics. However, the Phazite-Magazine is only effective for a single "shot" per surface, after which it's rendered inert.

The Beta Variant of the Arca ironically could be described instead as a retrofit towards the original specifications of the Arcibo class. With expanded hangers and communication's equipment, the Beta Variant represents the most common "Assault Carrier" in the Clandestine Fleet. Though the Assault Carrier's drones aren't particularly robust in comparison to many of the Vessels established by the Command Authority, they do remain comparatively well-armoured when compared to a typical drone. Equipped with a forward-facing and detaching Phazite chamber, these drones attempt direct-intercepts while the Warhead-Chamber weakens the armour that it'll impact thereafter. A number of larger drone-frames built around their gun-systems are also included for direct-attack formations.
Distinctively, the Beta Variant also features a powerful Battle Coordination Management Network that ties into the sensor systems of the drone. When combined with the Beta's own sensor array, this provides a much farther range for delicate scanning operations. Accompanying these sensors are a layer of additional Point Defense Weaponry.

The Gamma Variant meanwhile has the absolute least publicly available data. Designed under the guise of being a Long Range Haul modification for long duration covert transportation, the actual purpose of the third Nacelle remains infamously classified to this day. Some have speculated that it contains a specialized "holding chamber" for particles and components too unstable for normal transportation. Others have questioned the possibility of the entire Long Range Haul classification being disinformation itself, with the Third Nacelle instead containing a specialized Integrated Weapon. Although the exact type of weapon remains unknown, the much more powerful engines suggest something extremely dense lies at it's core if true. Conspiracy Theorists are often maligned for connecting these ships with examples of anomalous "elongation" noticed in some debris along the Interstellar Border of Kalaron and the Ferritic Union. However, even the Leading Scientists in the Command Authority would admit that such a weapon is possible. By "squeezing" a stabilized Quantum Black Hole created from Radiant Energy, the Gravity can be focused from into a "beam"-like projectile. However, this requires ultra-pure exotic materials to coat a Gravitic Mirror to protect the Firing Chamber and allow the focusing effect.

Designed during the war as an ad-hoc modification of the Gamma Variant, the Epsilon consists of a fusion of several systems pioneered across both the Clandestine and the Overt Fleets. With a Staged Particle Generation Weapon from the Faeht Heavy Cruiser, the Gravitational Distortion Cannon from the above Gamma class, and a custom Space-Warp Drive built to instead "shunt" the vessel into higher dimensions. While successful in small numbers, the inherent dangers of even a successful breach into a Worm-Hole stream through that method and the requisite of such diverse components make it unlikely to see wide-spread adoption.

Equipment



While the heart of a ship has always bee it's super-structure, the equipment makes up the vital organs that ensure it's function. Without every system operating in unison, the vessel can hardly be expected to operate at a fraction of it's true effectiveness. An assorted number of equipment, both classified and not, are listed bellow.

  • (6x) Matterhorn-511: Installed as a hexad, the four outside engines utilize a tungsten-doped Icosane hydrocarbon as the propellant and thermal coolant. While still requiring a relatively high amount of incident heat to liquefy it, the tungsten doping allows for it to be remarkably effective at absorbing the heat and radiation generated by the core. The Inner-Engines utilize a pure Icosane propellent meanwhile for higher thermal efficiency.

  • (4x) Staged Particle Generation System: Designed as a radical means of generating super-dense "Qlasma" cloud with cohesion akin to a liquid. Opaque to electromagnetic sensors and super-heated to the point of light generation, the SPGS is capable of acting akin to a "shield" when confronted with a continuous wave laser. However, Pulse-Burst Lasers are capable of generating a penetrating wave to drill through through the cloud, as the Typhon's BPA system has been calibrated for. When directed as a weapon rather than a shield, the system is capable of directly sublimating the hull of enemy ships. Attempts to ward off damage with Phazite quickly reaches explosive temperatures and energy densities. Partially as a result of this comutal destructive effect the Typhon has been unable to retrofit Phazite-Based absorption shielding. Each "Stream-Cannon" can only fire a handful of "Shots" however. Distressingly, ships equipped with these systems have undergone some number of disappearances while collaborating with the Covert Fleet.

  • (5x) Thule Vertical Launch System: Each Thule VLS is composed of twenty five missile cells containing Sarissa class missiles. Though each warhead is interchangable, the majority of warheads have proven to be either nuclear or kinetic in nature. With targeting sensors capable of transmitting data back to the Fleet through associated missile data-links, the Thule System acts as a means of "seeing" around the Quark Field generated by the SPGW.

  • (16x) Burst Phazite Array: Undeniably the most useful weapon system on the Typhon, the BPA consists of a typical Phazite Array with a bulked up coolant system. This system includes several advanced temperature calculators with automatic interlocks. This allows the system to survive the rapid heating brought on by the high-intensity pulses of light into the Crystal Tube Array. Though such usage strains the strength of the Phazite

  • (8x) XM330 Electromagnetic Launchers: The weaponry for the ECG-140 is visually reminiscent of the larger Tharsis system fitted to the Cryton Class, however, the ECG-140 utilizes a magnetic coil system for projectile propulsion, relying on the relatively thick walls of Beryllium Niobium Nitride to generate magnetic fields strong enough to fling the nearly one ton projectile out at just under two kilometres a second. The Galaxite-VCS sheath wrapped around the coil significantly increases the maximum yield strength of the barrel and thus it's ultimate usable force.

  • (2x) Reciprocal Warp Star-Drive: The Phazer Subsystems on the Bellerophon follow the standard design in the fleet. Located deep within the ship, the lasers use an internal reflecting structure mounted inside the super-structure of the ship to guide it to an Emitter Array on either the "top" or "bottom" of the vessel. These Emitter Arrays use an external stock of Phazite inside of a shielded container to minimize the chance of unplanned detonations and allow the ship to advance closer to the target without risking their loss. However, despite the significant amount of firepower this provides the Vessel, recent experience with the Veidae subsystem has suggested that their effect could be lessened -or outright stopped- with a large enough or advanced form of Phazite. Although the laser is still effective as a weapon, this mitigation system prevents "Laser Pricks" from being effective towards ending a battle themselves until the Vessel closes to extremely short range.

  • Armour: The Armour of the vessel is among the heaviest and most effective patterns produced by the Command Authority. With the incredible thrust generated by the two XYN Engines, it was possible for the use of more atomically heavy materials to be added to the liner-system as a counter-measure for the radiation pulse generated by nuclear weaponry. However, the composition depth and exact layering of each "tile" of armour is kept under heavy classification protocols to help prevent the development of weaponry meant solely to pierce it. A combination of Aramid Fiber, Boron Nitride, Depleted Uranium, Silica Aerogel and Spacing-Armour protect the relatively slender Crew Pods.

    Specifications


    • Ship Diameter: 102 meters

    • Overall length: 255 meters

    • Vessel Height: 65 meters

    • Vessel Thrust (Total): 135Mn

    • Practical rate-of-fire: 120 rounds/min

    • Power Generation: 400MW

    • Crew Compliment: 95 Crewman + 40 Marine Boarding Teams

    • Primary sights: OPTEX-313 Radar FCS synced to a THALRO cooled thermal optical system. Secondary sensors operate through the data transfer network on the Ship.

    • Vessel Mass: 13.4Kt

Read factbook


Alright, I've decided to specialize the Fleets a little. The Clandestine Fleet is going to get service from the Nyx Hadronic task-group, and their purpose is going to include developing Fast Strike Groups (Bellerophon, Garuda, Arca) and fielding more advanced tech. The Typhon is going to be more indicative of the Expeditionary Fleet, where their ships are older and less advanced, but backed up by heavily armed, heavily armoured "System Control Ships" that are buried under slabs of armour and linked to their Drone Escort.
TL;DR The Clandestine Fleet is cunning but brutal while the Expeditionary Fleet is brutal but cunning :P

Kalaron-A wrote:


Service history

In service

2401 - present

Used by

Kalaronian Command Authority


Production history

Designer

Nyx Hadronics

Designed

2302-2401

Manufacturer

Kalaronian Command Authority

Unit cost

US$15,000,000

Number built

Classified

Variants

See below

Specifications

Projectile Mass

13.5 kg

Length

10 meters


Calibre

88.9 mm

Muzzle velocity

2.3Km/S

Rate of fire

12 rounds per minute (practical)

Sensors

OPTEX-313 Radar FCS synced to a THALRO
cooled thermal optical system. Secondary sensors
operate through the data transfer
network on the Ship.

Description



Developed expressly for the use of the Command Authority's Expeditionary Fleet, the Typhon is one of the most straightforward warships built by their orbital shipyards. The Typhon was designed to engage in direct Fleet-To-Fleet actions against hostile forces and as such was fitted with reinforced plating, redundant engines embedded in an maneuvering roll-cage around the armored central hull, a simplistic -if rugged- Drone Control Network, and an abundance of over-engineered weaponry. These vessels dwarf their Bellerophon cousins, and are still twice as massive as the Bellerophon's System Control Ship derivative. This same mass prevents them from achieving the high speeds enjoyed by their Lighter Escorts using conventional Warp Drive techniques however.

As a dedicated System Control Vessel, the Typhon carries a wide range of armaments. Although each variant is subtly different, all retain the central eight Rail-Cannons, sixteen Burst Phazite Arrays and dozens of Perimeter Defense Turrets that marked the original design. The Rail-Cannons -XM330 Electromagnetic Launchers- fire off several meter "lance" projectiles made from a Vanadium Chromium Steel alloy, while the Phazite Arrays are fed by five separate Ytterbium:Silica Fiber Lasers embedded in Hull Modules. Propulsion is provided by six I-450 Solid Nuclear Thermal Engines and two Reciprocal Fold Drives. Finally, the Four Engine Nacelles are tipped with Staged Particle Generation Weaponry that can each generate a "forward flow" of Quasi-Degenerate Matter as a weapon against close combatants, and can be used to defend it from directed energy weapons that lack a dedicated Pulse Mode by creating a "screen" of opaque Quark Plasma. As Burst Phazite Arrays require a Pulse-Cycle to avoid dangerous overloads, they are naturally suited towards "punching through" this cloud. Kinetic projectiles however must either be of a unitary ultra-high temperature construction or heavily thermally shielded to survive penetration through the matter-cloud.

History


As stated above, the history of the Arca begins with the Arcibo Class of Light Carriers designed for the Command Authority. Smaller than the dedicated Fleet Carriers they often operated apart from, these vessels were optimized for the usage of a moderately sized compliment of Corax Gundrones to compliment their innate armour and armament. Although much of the armament was stripped from the superstructure afterwards to account for the needed sensor arrays when they were shifted to the use of the Clandestine Defensive Fleet. Their design was instigated by the covert actions of the Kohm Presidium in 2384, during a rash of attacks on the colonies that made up the Kalaronian border. While Analysts were able to identify several pieces of technology in use by Kohm Forces, the chance that another Force had imported the weaponry made it too risky to publicly accuse them of the attacks, though the Clandestine Defense Fleet was known to have leaked details about it to the greater galactic community.
Although the attacks stopped when the Command Authority took up the practice of stationing a small picket force at more points along the border, it was notably harder to expand meaningfully when the Military was pre-occupied with defending the Colonial Holdings. It would take ten years before development was done on the kind of ship that would help to ameliorate the issue. As the time couldn't be taken to design a novel hullform for the purpose, the earlier Aricbo was modified for the purpose because of it's ample internal volume, relative speed and plethora of sensor mounting hardpoints that had been designed for Drone-To-Fleet data-links. The new mission for the Vessel included the covert surveillance of large amounts of territory, and the general reconnaissance and deterrence of enemy attacks. A classified priority was deemed the discovery of any hidden Forward Raiding Stations operated by the Kohm Presidium -and later, the Ferritic Union- and deployment of Bellerophon Fast Battleships to flashpoint Sectors. The chance to test the Vessel's development came relatively quickly, as a planned expansion towards the Galactic Core was in operation and drawing a number of raiding parties towards both the older settlements near the border of the Presidium and the new colonies on the Coreward Boundary.
The first operation was undertaken by a trio of ships operating under the Callsign "Peacekeeper". With their Squadron forward deployed to chart a Nebula, it was a fairly simple matter for the Rear-Ship, operated by Captain Valstrom, to receive the broad-band distress call of the first ships to be attacked on the Raiders ingress to the System of Kholar. With the single Alpha-Variant in the Squadron operated by Commander Tyton, while Captain D'erevosh and Captain Valstrom were both entrusted with Beta-Variant vessels. Valstrom dispatched Drones into the Nebula to draw Tyton and D'erevosh back. Coming into a formation that allowed Tyton to use the Alpha's systems to dampen the photon emissions of the other Vessels, they warped into the system with their Primary Engines disabled. After confirming the presence of multiple Ferritic Union freighters that had been hiding multiple gun-platforms along their hull, Peacekeeper Squadron deployed an emergency resonant call for aid. Although two Bellerophon Battleships had already picked up the earlier general distress calls of the Kholar system vessels, it was the Resonant Call that illustrated the full severity of the situation and convinced them to push their engines to a full-bore "Sprint". While they were delayed, however, both Beta-Variants began to advance towards the heart of the system with cover provided by the hidden Alpha at the edge of the system. With disruptive missile launches that blanketed the surrounding area with powerful electromagnetic interference from the Visitrix, both the Valiance and the Forthright deployed a number of Gun-drones and sent them on a retrograde intercept to distract the Ferritic Union's fleet. The events that followed have been classified, but it is known that a number of civilian transports were able to successfully evacuate before the Ferritic Union detonated a low-yield nuclear device in orbit and retreated. Though "Peacekeeper" had suffered a total loss of function in one vessel, and severe injuries in another, the Alpha had successfully recorded the entire combat engagement and proven the efficacy of what would become an increasingly important ship on the frontlines of a coming war.

Variants


Technically, the rest of the ship remains a classified mystery. Three Sub-classes make up the "Standard Arca" design scheme, and several units have received extensive modifications from these baselines for specific mission-critical equipment or weaponry. Of these Sub-Classes, the most extensive modifications are centered on the Third Nacelle, which is often expanded or re-wired for specific purposes, discounting more subtle modifications to the Main Computer's programming. Due to the secrecy of the program, and the Clandestine Fleet's abject refusal to make their vessel-count a widely known figure, the actual numbers of each sub-class shifts with different publications and estimates. However, their lack of presence among the various Command Authority Star-Docks suggests either that their numbers are very low, flown very nearly apart to the point of uselessness over refitting or that the Clandestine Fleet has their own well-stocked Repair Stations as well.

Modification Alpha, for instance, replaces the standard Tertiary Weapon Mount on the front of the Nacelle with additional equipment for signal processing and retrieval, and features several improvements in it's ability to remain stealthy like an additional heat-sink and the placement of radar absorbent material on the Hull. While expensive, the Alpha Subclass has prevented the outbreak of hostilities several times in the past thanks to the sensitive information it collects. However, these improvements have reduced it's System-Speed by a non-insignificant amount due to the added mass and relatively weak engines. Due to the sensitive nature of their missions, this subclass is one of the very few Command Vessels to qualify as unarmed. While they retain the Sword Break missile system fitted to all Arca variants, their warhead chambers have been replaced with a mixture of Counter-Measures too complex to remove. Instead of the missiles putting out heavy flak or solid projectiles, they instead let out flashes of radiation across the spectrum for both broad-band and pin-point jamming of sensors. The Phazite-Magazine around the missile's midsection, meanwhile, is selectively activated by a physically shielded light-source. The shield for a specific section drops when the targeting sensors of the missile registers that a Laser Protection Shutter has opened on the enemy vessel, allowing for it to selectively blind infrared sensors and potentially even mission-kill systems that rely too heavily on their laser optics. However, the Phazite-Magazine is only effective for a single "shot" per surface, after which it's rendered inert.

The Beta Variant of the Arca ironically could be described instead as a retrofit towards the original specifications of the Arcibo class. With expanded hangers and communication's equipment, the Beta Variant represents the most common "Assault Carrier" in the Clandestine Fleet. Though the Assault Carrier's drones aren't particularly robust in comparison to many of the Vessels established by the Command Authority, they do remain comparatively well-armoured when compared to a typical drone. Equipped with a forward-facing and detaching Phazite chamber, these drones attempt direct-intercepts while the Warhead-Chamber weakens the armour that it'll impact thereafter. A number of larger drone-frames built around their gun-systems are also included for direct-attack formations.
Distinctively, the Beta Variant also features a powerful Battle Coordination Management Network that ties into the sensor systems of the drone. When combined with the Beta's own sensor array, this provides a much farther range for delicate scanning operations. Accompanying these sensors are a layer of additional Point Defense Weaponry.

The Gamma Variant meanwhile has the absolute least publicly available data. Designed under the guise of being a Long Range Haul modification for long duration covert transportation, the actual purpose of the third Nacelle remains infamously classified to this day. Some have speculated that it contains a specialized "holding chamber" for particles and components too unstable for normal transportation. Others have questioned the possibility of the entire Long Range Haul classification being disinformation itself, with the Third Nacelle instead containing a specialized Integrated Weapon. Although the exact type of weapon remains unknown, the much more powerful engines suggest something extremely dense lies at it's core if true. Conspiracy Theorists are often maligned for connecting these ships with examples of anomalous "elongation" noticed in some debris along the Interstellar Border of Kalaron and the Ferritic Union. However, even the Leading Scientists in the Command Authority would admit that such a weapon is possible. By "squeezing" a stabilized Quantum Black Hole created from Radiant Energy, the Gravity can be focused from into a "beam"-like projectile. However, this requires ultra-pure exotic materials to coat a Gravitic Mirror to protect the Firing Chamber and allow the focusing effect.

Designed during the war as an ad-hoc modification of the Gamma Variant, the Epsilon consists of a fusion of several systems pioneered across both the Clandestine and the Overt Fleets. With a Staged Particle Generation Weapon from the Faeht Heavy Cruiser, the Gravitational Distortion Cannon from the above Gamma class, and a custom Space-Warp Drive built to instead "shunt" the vessel into higher dimensions. While successful in small numbers, the inherent dangers of even a successful breach into a Worm-Hole stream through that method and the requisite of such diverse components make it unlikely to see wide-spread adoption.

Equipment



While the heart of a ship has always bee it's super-structure, the equipment makes up the vital organs that ensure it's function. Without every system operating in unison, the vessel can hardly be expected to operate at a fraction of it's true effectiveness. An assorted number of equipment, both classified and not, are listed bellow.

  • (6x) Matterhorn-511: Installed as a hexad, the four outside engines utilize a tungsten-doped Icosane hydrocarbon as the propellant and thermal coolant. While still requiring a relatively high amount of incident heat to liquefy it, the tungsten doping allows for it to be remarkably effective at absorbing the heat and radiation generated by the core. The Inner-Engines utilize a pure Icosane propellent meanwhile for higher thermal efficiency.

  • (4x) Staged Particle Generation System: Designed as a radical means of generating super-dense "Qlasma" cloud with cohesion akin to a liquid. Opaque to electromagnetic sensors and super-heated to the point of light generation, the SPGS is capable of acting akin to a "shield" when confronted with a continuous wave laser. However, Pulse-Burst Lasers are capable of generating a penetrating wave to drill through through the cloud, as the Typhon's BPA system has been calibrated for. When directed as a weapon rather than a shield, the system is capable of directly sublimating the hull of enemy ships. Attempts to ward off damage with Phazite quickly reaches explosive temperatures and energy densities. Partially as a result of this comutal destructive effect the Typhon has been unable to retrofit Phazite-Based absorption shielding. Each "Stream-Cannon" can only fire a handful of "Shots" however. Distressingly, ships equipped with these systems have undergone some number of disappearances while collaborating with the Covert Fleet.

  • (5x) Thule Vertical Launch System: Each Thule VLS is composed of twenty five missile cells containing Sarissa class missiles. Though each warhead is interchangable, the majority of warheads have proven to be either nuclear or kinetic in nature. With targeting sensors capable of transmitting data back to the Fleet through associated missile data-links, the Thule System acts as a means of "seeing" around the Quark Field generated by the SPGW.

  • (16x) Burst Phazite Array: Undeniably the most useful weapon system on the Typhon, the BPA consists of a typical Phazite Array with a bulked up coolant system. This system includes several advanced temperature calculators with automatic interlocks. This allows the system to survive the rapid heating brought on by the high-intensity pulses of light into the Crystal Tube Array. Though such usage strains the strength of the Phazite

  • (8x) XM330 Electromagnetic Launchers: The weaponry for the ECG-140 is visually reminiscent of the larger Tharsis system fitted to the Cryton Class, however, the ECG-140 utilizes a magnetic coil system for projectile propulsion, relying on the relatively thick walls of Beryllium Niobium Nitride to generate magnetic fields strong enough to fling the nearly one ton projectile out at just under two kilometres a second. The Galaxite-VCS sheath wrapped around the coil significantly increases the maximum yield strength of the barrel and thus it's ultimate usable force.

  • (2x) Reciprocal Warp Star-Drive: The Phazer Subsystems on the Bellerophon follow the standard design in the fleet. Located deep within the ship, the lasers use an internal reflecting structure mounted inside the super-structure of the ship to guide it to an Emitter Array on either the "top" or "bottom" of the vessel. These Emitter Arrays use an external stock of Phazite inside of a shielded container to minimize the chance of unplanned detonations and allow the ship to advance closer to the target without risking their loss. However, despite the significant amount of firepower this provides the Vessel, recent experience with the Veidae subsystem has suggested that their effect could be lessened -or outright stopped- with a large enough or advanced form of Phazite. Although the laser is still effective as a weapon, this mitigation system prevents "Laser Pricks" from being effective towards ending a battle themselves until the Vessel closes to extremely short range.

  • Armour: The Armour of the vessel is among the heaviest and most effective patterns produced by the Command Authority. With the incredible thrust generated by the two XYN Engines, it was possible for the use of more atomically heavy materials to be added to the liner-system as a counter-measure for the radiation pulse generated by nuclear weaponry. However, the composition depth and exact layering of each "tile" of armour is kept under heavy classification protocols to help prevent the development of weaponry meant solely to pierce it. A combination of Aramid Fiber, Boron Nitride, Depleted Uranium, Silica Aerogel and Spacing-Armour protect the relatively slender Crew Pods.

    Specifications


    • Ship Diameter: 102 meters

    • Overall length: 255 meters

    • Vessel Height: 65 meters

    • Vessel Thrust (Total): 135Mn

    • Practical rate-of-fire: 120 rounds/min

    • Power Generation: 400MW

    • Crew Compliment: 95 Crewman + 40 Marine Boarding Teams

    • Primary sights: OPTEX-313 Radar FCS synced to a THALRO cooled thermal optical system. Secondary sensors operate through the data transfer network on the Ship.

    • Vessel Mass: 13.4Kt

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Alright, I've decided to specialize the Fleets a little. The Clandestine Fleet is going to get service from the Nyx Hadronic task-group, and their purpose is going to include developing Fast Strike Groups (Bellerophon, Garuda, Arca) and fielding more advanced tech. The Typhon is going to be more indicative of the Expeditionary Fleet, where their ships are older and less advanced, but backed up by heavily armed, heavily armoured "System Control Ships" that are buried under slabs of armour and linked to their Drone Escort.
TL;DR The Clandestine Fleet is cunning but brutal while the Expeditionary Fleet is brutal but cunning :P

Added note. It's getting a six-engine mount using *biggly* icosane engines with tungsten doping. The four outside mounts will also contain the total Fission-Fusion-Liner Implosion system, but it'll have to compensate for the lack of even Psuedo Shields. It has to get by with the cloud of material generated by those FFLIs. It's opaque to lasers and EM Frequencies, but you can still drill through it with a proper pulse laser. Typhon will have 16 such Phazite Burst Arrays since it's three times as fat as a Bellerophon ;;;;p

Fellow Citizens

Here are the results of the election to the Supreme Court. Winners are noted in bold.

Jaslandia - 9
Unfallious - 8
Penguania and Antarctica - 7
Au Minbo - 6

Therefore, in order of seniority, Unfallious, Penguania and Antarctica and Jaslandia will all remain on the Supreme Court. 10 of 23 citizens voted, for a turnout of 43%.

The results of the Consular Arrangement poll were in favor of Mercunova over Lavan Tiri by eight citizen votes to one. Mercunova will be Primary Consul for the first month of the term.

As mentioned before, Bearlong has been acclaimed and will continue as Speaker of Parliament, and Lex Caledonia has been acclaimed and will continue as Chief Constable.

In accordance with Article 3, Section II of the Constitution, the next election of a Speaker will take place between 1-4 September. The next general election for all offices will take place between 1-4 November.

In compliance with Article 4, Section VIII of the Constitution, in coming days a referendum will be held regarding Consular term limits.

This notice shall serve as formal certification and notification to the region as to the results of the July 2020 Election by election commissioners Mercunova, Consul, and Jaslandia, Supreme Court Justice.

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