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Darth Carnifex

Darth Carnifex

Member Since 18 Feb 2013
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Sith-Imperial Thirteenth Assault Fleet

Yesterday, 06:02 PM

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

  • Intent: Create an Imperial Invasion Fleet
  • Image Credit: Click - The Star Wars Chronology Project
  • Role: Imperial Invasion Fleet
  • Links: N/A

GENERAL INFORMATION

COMBAT INFORMATION

  • Strengths
    • Planetary Assault & Occupation: The prime directive of the Thirteenth Assault Fleet is to advance the vanguard of the Sith Empire, conquering entire systems for the glory of the Sith Emperor and in the name of Imperialism. To accomplish this, the Thirteenth Fleet is accompanied by three Ferrata-class Assault Battlecruisers, each of which can land an entire army corps on the surface for ground operations. 
    • Imperial Presence:  The mere sight of the Empire's dagger-shaped warships is enough to inspire succinct fear into a planet's population, which more often than not leads to the capitulation of an entire star system to avoid any reprisal for defiance against the Empire. The continued presence of such warships reinforces that fear over many rotations.
  • Weaknesses:
    • Long-range Weaponry: The Thirteenth Fleet is not equipped to fight long-range engagements with dedicated artillery ships, as the Harrowers do not possess the necessary weaponry to engage at such distances. Close-quarter engagements and intimidation are its specialties.
    • Smaller Ships & Starfighters: The smallest warship in the fleet is five hundred meters, and is not supplemented by smaller and agiler frigates or corvettes. This leaves the fleet particularly weak against faster ships and starfighters that can easily outpace the Terminus cruisers and the even larger Harrowers. 

DESCRIPTION

 

After the re-conquest of the Dromund System reached its conclusion, the Sith Empire found itself with a large number of Resurgent Empire assets, naval officers, and soldiers. Instead of divvying them up into already existing army groups, the Emperor declared that the former Resurgent armies would be allowed to form their own battle groups under the supreme supervision of the Military Executor, Darth Prazutis.

 

One of the Sith Lords who was recruited into the military, Lord Drakash, was given the authority to form his own expeditionary fleet. Summoning many of his previous allies and warriors to his side, Lord Drakash formed the Thirteenth Assault Fleet and the Thirteenth Expeditionary Legion, both of which would be comprised of and led by Pureblood Sith from Athiss. 

 

With his fleet and legion secure, Lord Drakash set out to bring more territory into the Imperial fold. The Thirteenth Fleet fought at the battles of Lianna, Rhen Var, Voss, and Ession. 


The Dark Oculus

Yesterday, 05:09 PM

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++ A Dark Oculus seen situated above the Imperial Throne on Bastion ++

 
OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

  • Intent: Create a cool piece of tech I thought up one day
  • Image Source: Click - AWN.com
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Restricted Missions: N/A
  • Primary Source: 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Combining the technology and knowledge of the hyperspace travelers known as the Attendants and the ancient secrets of the Dark Side of the Force, the Dark Oculus enhances the power of artifacts known as Oracle Stones. 
  • Oracle Stones were used by the ancient Sith to divine the future, or to view distant locations, people, and events. The Sith Empire has seen to replicate these devices, albeit not as powerful as those described in the annals of the Red Sith.
  • The alien mechanism that surrounds the encased Oracle Stone amplifies the artifact's effects tenfold and magnifies the images conjured forth by the stone until they can be displayed in front of the device in a holographic state. 
  • There are several limitations to the user's ability to peer through the webways of the Force, however, primarily the fact that the user needs to know where an individual is beforehand if they wish to view them. The same goes for locations and events, one must be aware of their existence in the cosmos before they can accurately view them. 
  • This can somewhat be remedied with the aid of dedicated farseers and oracles, but only slightly.

STRENGTHS

  • Long-Distance Scrying - The Dark Oculus allows its user to view distant locations and events across the galaxy through the Force, similar to how one could look through the Force with Farsight but with greater clarity and focus. It could also be used to view future events, but as the future was in constant flux these visions were not as accurate as simply viewing distant locales.

WEAKNESSES

  • Prior Knowledge Required - A user needs to know the location they wish to view prior to using the Dark Oculus, as it will not show them a location that they have no knowledge of. One may see a planet or building they have either been to or know where it is, but they cannot view secret locations or locations unknown to them. Similarly, if one plans to use the Oculus to spy on another being, they must possess considerable knowledge of the individual's physical description and name.
  • Can't Penetrate Strong Force Cloaking - Techniques such as the White Current can circumvent the scrying powers of the Dark Oculus, preventing a user from spying on individuals who are well-versed in that particular art. The same goes for other forms of significant and difficult-to-detect cloaking Force powers.

DESCRIPTION


When the Sith Lord known as Darth Vornskr came across the Attendants in the Unknown Regions he utilized their great knowledge of hyperspace travel to map out his own charts of the Unknown Region, discovering many untold secrets at the farthest edges of the unexplored galaxy. Impressed with their natural talents, Vornskr brought to the civilized galaxy and gave them a new home in the Sith. 


Thankful for the Sith Lord's generosity, the Attendants forged him a series of powerful objects that they called the Dark Oculus. Utilizing various esoteric metals, the Attendants built large contraptions that housed large spheres of crystalsteel and nihil smokestone around minor Oracle Stones that could channel the Dark Side of the Force into revealing distant locations across the galaxy. Vornskr used these oculi to great advantage when maneuvering his various assets across the galaxy, while also keeping tabs on both his allies and his rivals.


As Vornskr transitioned into Carnifex, the newly crowned Emperor of the Sith installed many of these devices across his numerous Sith-Imperial holdings and gifted others to prominent members of his family. One of these devices sits over the Imperial throne on Bastion, while another resides on the Emperor's dreadnought, the Behemoth.


The Emperor's Fist

Yesterday, 04:15 PM

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++ The Super Star Dreadnought, Behemoth, with a patrol squadron of SI-TIE Fighters ++

 
OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

  • Intent: Create the Emperor's personal escort
  • Image Credit: Click - Specimen13@DeviantArt
  • Role: Emperor's Escort
  • Links: N/A

GENERAL INFORMATION

COMBAT INFORMATION

  • Strengths: 
    • Powerful Command Ship: The Behemoth is one of the most powerful dreadnoughts ever to grace the space lanes of the modern era, and serves as the personal flagship of the Sith Emperor. Bristling with weapon emplacements dorsal and ventral, the Behemoth has often been cited as strong enough to comprise its own fleet.
    • Capital Ship Combat: All of the ships in the Emperor's Fist are geared towards capital ship combat, with powerful turbolasers capable of delivering high quantities of damage to any ship unfortunate enough to veer into its path.
    • Hyperspace Tracking: The Behemoth is outfitted with bleeding edge hyperspace tracking technology, enabling the Emperor to hunt his enemies even after they enter hyperspace. This makes escaping the Behemoth and accompanying vessels all the more difficult.
  • Weaknesses:
    • Weak Anti-Starfighter: While each ship in the Emperor's Fist is immensely powerful, they have very little in the way of dedicated anti-starfighter weaponry. There certainly is point-defense across the Behemoth's hull, but not enough to provide a full defensive screen.
    • Cumbersome Support Ships: Each support ship in the Fist is there to protect the Emperor's flagship, and never travel out of formation with the titanic dreadnought. This means that the destroyers can't achieve maximum forward momentum when in motion, having to deliberately slow themselves to stay in pace with the Behemoth
    • Only One Carrier: With the four supporting Xim-class Battlecruisers possessing zero hangar space for starfighters, that leaves only the Behemoth as the single starfighter carrier in the entire formation. And while the Behemoth can churn out just over forty starfighter squadrons, having it all localized in one ship isn't the best strategy. 

Description: 

 

The Sith Emperor valued all things that epitomized strength and superiority, which was encapsulated by the sheer titanic nature of his flagship, the Behemoth. The very presence of the dreadnought was enough to inspire both dread and awe in his subjects and enemies alike, its distinct dagger-like silhouette the herald of many a rebel's doom.

 

Where the Emperor traveled, his flagship was not far behind. Following that was a support fleet of varying size and pedigree, the mainstay being a small formation known as the Emperor's Fist.

 

Comprised of the command ship Behemoth and four Xim-class Star Battlecruisers, the Emperor's Fist was not wholly designed to serve as a dedicated war fleet; as it lacked many of the essential cruisers and frigates that made for a well-rounded assault fleet. No, instead the fleet maximized the terror of Imperial arms and served to emphasize the Emperor's mighty command ship.

 

None of the Xim battlecruisers possessed the ventral hangar bays of their smaller destroyer cousins, with all of that freed up space being utilized for more powerful weapon systems, energy generators, and layers of reinforced armor. The only hangar that could launch starfighters was located on the Behemoth's underside.

 

With an emphasis on capital ship weaponry, the Emperor's Fist was geared towards ship-to-ship combat over both long and short distances.


AQUILA Artificial Intelligence System

Yesterday, 12:31 PM

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Hyper-Intelligent/Advanced AI - AQUILA is capable of rapid data analysis and high-speed processing, allowing the artificial intelligence to not only carry out tactical operations but also hyperspace tracking, repelling boarders, serving as an overseer of all other automated systems, and a variety of other tasks onboard a starship.
  • Adaptive Heuristic Processors - AQUILA is considered a learning intelligence by those that designed it and is capable of learning and adapting the longer it stays online, effectively predicting the myriad of possible outcomes and solutions to the ever-shifting tide of war.
  • Self-Regulating Protocols - AQUILA can update or remove outdated coding in its own systems, ensuring that the AI remains at peak performance at any given time.

STRENGTHS

  • Advanced AI - Capable of rapidly analyzing, cataloging, redirecting, and processing astronomical amounts of data far faster than standard AI's and Organic crew.
  • Bio-metric Security Interface - Makes it difficult for slicers to slice through the already established command codes and override its programming.
  • Predictive Algorithms - Using newly acquired data, and comparing it to previous encounters - the AI is able to calculate the most likely outcomes of an encounter and offer the highest probability to the user.

WEAKNESSES

  • Central Mainframe - The heart of AQUILA is susceptible to close-proximity EMP detonations, a weakness that can be easily exploited by boarding parties looking to disable the advanced AI at its source. 
  • Power Hungry - AQUILA requires its own dedicated set of power generations to remain at peak efficiency, and if anyone of those generations should be rendered inoperable then AQUILA would suffer detriment to its ability to perform its tasks.
  • Multitasking - To maximize efficiency, AQUILA typically devotes a large quantity of processing power to one task at a time. However, if the AI is running combat probabilities and it has to suddenly switch priorities to internal security, the sudden division in processing power slows down the reaction and accuracy until it can be stabilized. 

DESCRIPTION


After the failed attempt to hijack the Behemoth over Dubrillion, the Emperor and his engineers knew they needed to rebuild the AXIOS artificial intelligence in their possession from the ground up.


They stripped away the outdated software until all that remained was the core intelligence and the personality matrix of AQUILA, the intelligence that served as the captain of the Behemoth. They then designed entirely new coding that was then integrated into the core intelligence, bereft of the old protocols that the intruders had attempted to utilize to gain control of the dreadnought. 


The Emperor personally oversaw every step of the intelligence's restoration, inputting his own commands and backup protocols where necessary. With the intelligence core rebuilt with new software, AQUILA's personality matrix was reconnected and intertwined with the new protocols. 


Carnifex abandoned the old name of AXIOS and renamed the artificial intelligence after the personality, AQUILA. Not content to just possess one AQUILA, the Emperor commanded that several copies of AQUILA be created for use elsewhere in the Sith Empire.


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