- Intent: To flesh out the Shrouded Republic military
- Image Credit: Killzone 2 (Picture, Header elements), 1zoom (Image download source - Russian wallpaper site) Myself (Headers), Krigh @Deviantart (Some logo elements)
- Role: Standard Infantry
- Links: Nelvaan
- Unit Name: Ultranaut Corps
- Affiliation: Shrouded Republic Military, Confederacy of Independent Systems
- Classification: Infantry
- Sk-UL Mk2 Armor
- Military Comlink
- KC-47 Hybrid Strike Rifle / Crew-served Repeating Blaster / Sniper Rifle
- KC-95 Blaster Pistol
- Combat Utility Knife
- Demolitions Explosives
- Ion Grenades
- Concussion Grenades
- Availability: Common - 200.000 Soldiers
- Deployment: Minor - Regiments of up to 5.000 Soldiers
- Strengths & Weaknesses:
(+) Disciplined: The Shrouded Republic's Ultranauts are highly disciplined in combat, making them more difficult to rout than regular soldiers
(+) Hybrid Rifle: Like all other units within the Shrouded Republic Military, the Ultranauts are outfitted with the KC-47 standard service rifle, which can fire both conventional blaster bolts and slugs. This makes them more effective against Force users, than units equipped with conventional weapons
(-) Heavy Equipment: Ultranauts are equipped with heavy weapons and armor which reduce their mobility, compared to other similar units, such as Imperial Stormtroopers
(-) Manpower: Like the vast majority of organic units within the Shrouded Republic's Military, the Ultranauts suffer from a shortage of available manpower, limiting the number of potential recruits and reducing unit size
(-) Stealth: Due to their heavy equipment and the glowing optics of their armor, Ultranauts are ill-suited for stealthy missions and will usually be detected quickly
Formed shortly after the official foundation of the Shrouded Republic in the aftermath of the disastrous Krayiss II campaign, which left the Dominion in ruins, the Ultranaut Corps serve as the standard rank-and-file soldiers of the highly militarized nation. Well equipped and trained, they are some of the most disciplined troops in the galaxy and their combat effectiveness rivals that of the Imperial Stormtrooper Corps of whom they are an analogue.
Ultranauts are equipped with the distinctive Sk-UL Mk2 Armor, which gives them their highly recognizable appearance, although they have previously made use of standard Stormtrooper Armor before the introduction of their new equipment. The hybrid rifles which are their standard issue service weapons give them an increased effectiveness against enemy Force users and some Ultranauts are equipped with sniper rifles, or crew-served, tripod-mounted repeating blasters.
Additionally, Ultranauts also carry a KC-95 blaster pistol and multiple concussion and ion grenades, as well as combat utility knife which can be used as a melee weapon if the need arises. They make use of purpose-built military comlinks for communications and are trained to use demolitions explosives and landmines.
Trained to operate within ships as well as on the ground, the Ultranauts are tasked with the main fighting done by the Shrouded Republic, weather it be offensive or defensive operations. They are the best frontline soldiers on offer before special/elite forces, and are the speartip of the military. One has to have a strong back, mind and resolve to make it in the Ultras, but it is a rewarding experience for those looking for challenge, or seeking to obtain the right to vote within the nation.
Edited by Darth Tacitus, 13 June 2018 - 07:31 PM.