OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: Always makin' shippos for them Sithos
- Image Source: Click - EC Henry
- Canon Link: N/A
- Primary Source: N/A
- Manufacturer: Sith-Imperial Corps of Engineers
- Affiliation: The Sith Empire
- Model: Heresiarch-class Command Battlecruiser
- Production: Limited
- Classification: Command Battlecruiser
- Length: 5000m
- Width: 2693m
- Height: 503m
- Armament: High
- Defenses: High
- Armor / Shielding
- Deflector Shields
- Reinforced Hull
- Electronic Defenses
- Cap Drain
- Sensor Jammers
- Comm Jammers
- Missile Jammers
- Internal Defenses
- Defensive Autoblasters
- Ray Shields
- Turadium Bulkheads
- Advanced Biometrics
- Extensive Security Camera System
- Laser Grids
- Armor / Shielding
- Hangar: Average
- 26 Squadrons
- Hangar Allocations:
- Starfighters: 20 Starfighter Squadrons
- Support Craft: 6 Support Craft Squadrons
- Maneuverability Rating: Very Low
- Speed Rating: Average
- Hyperdrive Class: Average
- Battlecruiser-class Sensor System (HSI/DER/EPR/AS/LFI)
- Battlecruiser-class Encrypted Communication System
- Battlecruiser-class Navigation Systems
- Integrated Fleet Command Data Exchange Network
- AR-0B Damage Reduction Armor Component
- Predator Interdiction Driver
- Internal Reserve Shield Generators
- Anti-Ordnance EM Probes (Long-Range)
- Missile Deactivation Transmitter (Short-Range)
- HIMS - Hyperwave Inertial Momentum Sustainer
- Diatrium Capacitance Array
- Command Battlecruiser: The Heresiarch was designed as a mobile command center for gifted commanders employed by the Sith Empire, and was thusly outfitted with state-of-the-art communication systems that allowed for seamless and efficient communication between the Heresiarch and other warships.
- Powerful Warship: Outfitted with turbolasers, ion cannons, deck cannons, mass drivers, and a slew of missile launcher emplacements, the Heresiarch Command Battlecruiser is a monstrously powerful warship capable of going toe-to-toe with multiple enemy vessels without much effort. Thanks to its equally powerful shields and defensive equipment, it can take as much of a beating as it can dish out.
- Rear Blind Spot: A recurring flaw in Imperial designs is a fixation on frontal assault capabilities, sacrificing rear-facing weapon emplacements in lieu of powerful ventral and dorsal cannons that are better suited for shooting forwards and to the sides than backward.
- Low Maneuverability: Like most battlecruisers its size, the Heresiarch substitutes swiftness for firepower. While it can achieve pretty admirable forward momentum for a five-kilometer craft, it has difficulty in changing direction once it's in motion.
A direct successor to the Imperator-class Star Battlecruiser, the Heresiarch is nearly twice as long as its predecessor and is considerably more advanced in every conceivable way. Measured at a staggering five kilometers from prow to stern, the Heresiarch is one of the largest non-dreadnought sized warships ever produced by the Sith Empire.
If one skims along the dorsal surface of the Heresiarch, they would be faced with the daunting image of hundreds of weapon emplacements ranging from small anti-starfighter point-defense cannons to gargantuan megalasers, and everything in between.
The same is true for the ventral hull as well, the monotony wasteland of offensive weaponry only momentarily broken by a hangar bay capable of holding a max total of nineteen starfighter squadrons, along with a varied assortment of cargo haulers and officer shuttles.
As the Heresiarch line continued in production, they began to slowly phase out the older Imperator battlecruisers across the Empire. Border sectors and other high-priority zones were privileged in receiving the first of these mighty vessels, with the rest of the Empire soon to possess them in equal measure.
Edited by Darth Carnifex, 18 August 2019 - 02:05 PM.