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Approved Starship ANS Hereafter

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  • Intent: To sub a unique command carrier variant of the Citadel Star Defender for use as Stazi's flagship.
  • Image Source: Firefly
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Restricted Missions: N/A
  • Primary Source: Citadel-class Star Defender
  • Manufacturer: SoroSuub Corporation
  • Model: Citadel-class Star Carrier
  • Affiliation: Galactic Alliance, Mazik Stazi
  • Production: Unique
  • Material: Durasteel hull, quadranium frame, reflec coating, sensor-scattering ferrosphere paint, Solarium glasteel
  • Classification: Star Carrier (Carrier)
  • Length: 800 meters
  • Width: 600 meters
  • Height: 1800 meters
  • Armament: High
700 Turbolasers
100 Heavy Turbolasers
50 Long Range Turbolasers
50 Heavy Launchers
40 Quad Lasers
40 Point Defense Cannons
  • Defenses: High
  • Hangar: 10 Squadrons (10 Shuttles)
  • Maneuverability Rating: Low
  • Speed Rating: Average
  • Hyperdrive Class: Average: 2

  • Escape Pods
  • Exterior Docking Rings
  • Long-range Communications Array
  • Holonet Transceiver
  • Standard Detention Cells
  • Standard Entertainment Systems
  • Standard Life Support Systems
  • Standard Navigational Systems
  • Standard Sensor Array
  • Standard Targeting Array
  • Electronics Countermeasures Package

  • Fortress Towers: The Citadel's unique vertical frame provides more room for capital firepower, the arcing design of its towers giving them maximum defensive targeting coverage. Attempting to disable or destroy the star carrier through starfighter bombing runs could potentially turn very deadly very quickly.
  • Tracking Disruption: Combining a thinner profile with a comprehensive suite of EWAR countermeasures, the Citadel-class can be surprisingly difficult to apply damage to effectively for a ship of its size.
  • Mobile Base: While of course incapable of operating with anywhere near the level of effectiveness as a space station or planetary outpost, every centimeter of space within the Citadel-class not dedicated to warfare is dedicated to logistics and support in the eventuality the star carrier should find itself performing humanitarian operations.
  • Increased Carrier Capacity: Part of a more limited line of Citadel-class variants that never materialized past the prototype stage, the Citadel-class Star Carrier was nonetheless commissioned to be built as the inheritor of the Hereafter name.
  • Exposed Engine Frame: By virtue of the star carrier's design and to make as much room for both weaponry and support capabilities, as much of the critical propulsion systems as possible were housed in the Citadel's more vulnerable propulsion framework. Additional shielding in this area makes up for this vulnerability to a minor degree, but nonetheless if an enemy were to make it past the vessel's fortress towers they could potentially deal some serious damage.
  • Maneuverability: The Citadel-class is designed for many things, but turning on a dime is by no means one of them. Already possessing somewhat under powered engines relative to the bulk of its frame, the placement of the star carrier's main ion engines and the limited space for the mounting of thrusters on the towers, the act of turning a Citadel could be described as "ponderous" at best. While attempts were made during the redesign to address this problem in the Star Carrier variant, as well as some custom ordered modifications added on after construction, the Hereafter suffers less from this flaw than the standard Citadel design, but is still by no means an agile starship.
  • Bastion Under Siege: The Citadel's auxiliary focus on support and logistics operations as well as superior firepower can make it a tempting target for any opposing commander, and when under the duress of concentrated enemy fire systems must necessarily be rerouted away from logistics and fleet coordination capabilities and towards maintaining the carrier's shields and point defense emplacements at full power.
  • Limited Arcs of Fire: While the design of the Citadel-class gives it an edge in overall number of emplacements, the unconventional aesthetic can limit the starship's ability to apply damage to an enemy vessel with complete effectiveness. As a result, the Citadel tends to excel more in engagements where it is outnumbered, so that it can minimize the downtime of any of its guns. In one on one engagements with a destroyer of comparable class and role, the Citadel would likely find itself outgunned and at a slight disadvantage.


From all outer respects a standard Citadel-class, save for the enlarged hangar bays, the newly christened ANS Hereafter is a faster, more agile prototype variant design. Just as heavily armed as the original Star Defender, but sacrificing some of its heavy emplacements for long range firepower, the command vessel also possesses an enhanced compliment of ten squadrons of starfighters. Manufactured with the intent to serve as a nexus point for a task force or even expeditionary fleet, the capital ship's command and control capabilities are state of the art.

Serious thought and effort was put into addressing the Citadel line's undersized and underpowered propulsion systems, combining recent advantages in technology with more expensive techniques of compact engine design, a sizable portion of the project's budget was invested into the ship's sublight capacity, and yet the end result performs only marginally better than its star defender counterpart in combat simulations. The true success story was the expanded hangars, as early on in the design phase researchers discovered that by reorganizing the internal layout of the original blueprints they could increase carrier capacity without seriously reducing the warship's number of weapons emplacements.

With all these improvements over the standard Citadel line, its a wonder the star carrier was never stamped for mass production, and the answer of course is twofold. The first and foremost reason being the staggering costs accrued, the star carrier project was a budgetary disaster for SoroSuub's research and development team, and their end result exceeded all specified material requirement maximums for company and Alliance approval on any sort of mass scale. The second was the congruent development of other, more successful carrier lines for use by the Defense Fleet, such as the Valor-class.

Only one Citadel-class Star Carrier was ever fully constructed and shipped out for service, the one specially requisitioned as a replacement for the Belsar-class Command Carrier and bearer of the original namesake, which was destroyed in action during the First Order's invasion of Skor II.

Summary of Modification: Change of Ownership to Mazik Stazi
Reason for Modification: Command of the Hereafter has been assumed by Commodore Stazi in the wake of Zark's death on the Itsukusk during the Blockade of the Hydian Way. As such, the current affiliation is no longer accurate.
Modification: Please change the affiliation from "Galactic Alliance, Zark Pulsar" to "Galactic Alliance, Mazik Stazi", as well as edit the intent to "for use as Stazi's flagship".
Original Section(s):

  • Intent: To sub a unique command carrier variant of the Citadel Star Defender for use as Zark's flagship.
  • Affiliation: Galactic Alliance, Zark Pulsar

New Section(s):

  • Affiliation: Galactic Alliance, Mazik Stazi
  • Intent: To sub a unique command carrier variant of the Citadel Star Defender for use as Stazi's flagship.

Travis Caalgen

Hello, I'll be the factory judge reviewing your submission. If you have questions, please feel free to respond to this thread once we are underway.

Please choose one of the following profiles and edit accordingly:

  • Classification: Cruiser
  • Length: 800m
  • Width:
  • Height:
  • Armament: High
  • Defenses: High
  • Hangar:2 Squadrons
  • Maneuverability Rating:Average
  • Speed Rating: Average
  • Hyperdrive Class:
  • Classification: Cruiser
  • Length: 800m
  • Width:
  • Height:
  • Armament: Low
  • Defenses: Low
  • Hangar:8 Squadrons
  • Maneuverability Rating:Average
  • Speed Rating: Average
  • Hyperdrive Class:

Scaled down the squadrons and speed slightly as I think that is what you were requesting, but if you are asking me to change the ship to a cruiser designation I should point out to you that while its only 800 meters long it is 1800 meters tall.
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