Onimi-class Heavy Cruiser
- Intent: The purpose of this submission is to provide the Confederacy of Independent Systems with a unique, Heavy Cruiser born of the Yuuzhan Vong colony on Rodia.
- Development Thread: N/A
- Manufacturer: Yuuzhan Vong Shapers
- Model: Onimi-class Heavy Cruiser
- Affiliation: The Confederacy of Independent Systems
- Modularity: No
- Production: Minor
- Material: Yorik Coril
- Classification: Heavy Cruiser
- Role: Ship of the Line
- Height: 300 meters
- Width: 400 meters
- Length: 800 meters
- Power Core Generator/Reactor: Dovin Basals
- Hyperdrive Rating: Class 1
- Minimum Crew: 553
- Optimum Crew: 729
- Passenger Capacity: 850
- Cargo Capacity: 3,543 metric tons
- Consumables: 1 year
- Sublight Speed and Maneuverability: Class 7.5
- Advanced Targeting Systems Analog
- Advanced Sensory Array Analog
- Standard Communications Array Analog
- Standard Life Support Analog
- Standard Distress Beacon Analog
- Standard Navigational Systems Analog
- Escape Pods Analog
- Dovin Basal
The Onimi-class Heavy Cruiser is amongst the first generation of Vong-originated vessels to enter into service within the Confederacy of Independent Systems' naval forces. Grown and shaped by the Yuuzhan Vong residing in the Rodian Colony, the Onimi-class is truly a unique vehicle that is poised to shake the foundations of all that is considered standard in naval warfare. To begin, the hull of the vessel is composed of incredibly durable Yorik coral, which is comparable in strength to the various metals and alloys which make up ship hulls in the rest of the known Galaxy. Furthermore, the entire vessel is propelled and protected by entities known as Dovin Basal. Unlike standard engines, the Dovin Basal are, like all Yuuzhan Vong components, living creatures. In addition, whilst they have exceptional strength in both propulsion and defense, one of these two traits suffers whilst the other is in play.
Simply put, whilst stationary, the Dovin Basal operate as the primary defensive measure for the entire vessel. Enemy fire that is aimed at the ship, as opposed to making successful hits upon the hull, is instead sucked into the singularities that the Dovin Basal create. Of course, there is a limit to the sum of enemy fire that a Dovin Basal can absorb before the singularities close and the creatures enter into a "cooldown" phase. This limit is essentially equivalent to the amount of punishment a standard shield system found on capital ships of comparable size can withstand before dropping and entering into a cooldown phase. However, it is noted that, even if in the cooldown phase, the Dovin Basals can still manipulate gravity about the vessel enough to move the ship at its normal rate.
On the other hand, when the ship is in constant motion, the Dovin Basals focus nearly entirely upon the task and thereby the singularities produced in order to defend the ship are noticeably weaker. In fact, it is estimated that the difference in defensive strength is approximately equivalent to a capital ship with a shield that is 50% weaker than the norm. However, this focus on the part of the Dovin Basals allows the vessel to move ever so slightly quicker in terms of sublight maneuverability than the standard, comparable capital ships used by the remainder of the Galaxy.
In terms of armaments, the Onimi-class Heavy Cruiser was specifically grown in order to match the strategy that has been epitomized by the Confederacy of Independent Systems since its creation in the modern era. It houses some of the more recent and innovative armaments devised by the Yuuzhan Vong, and is poised to allow the vessel to adequately assault the enemy from a variety of ranges. This versatility in terms of range is thanks to the analog specifically created by the Shapers in order to mimic the range and function of a Long-Range Turbolaser. Furthermore, in addition to a variety of ranges, the Onimi-class Heavy Cruiser boasts a deadly arsenal of warheads that can effectively address a variety of opposing vessels, such as the standard Magma Missile, the anti-Shields Pyroclastic Missile, and the armor-piercing Swarm Missile.
All in all, the Onimi-class Heavy Cruiser, named for a former Supreme Overlord of the Yuuzhan Vong race, is an exceptionally versatile vessel that is poised to serve admirably alongside the Confederacy of Independent Systems' naval forces.
The armament that has been posted onto this vehicle has been approved by staff, via Skype (in particular, over the course of a discussion with @[member="Fabula Cavataio"]). I am more than willing to clear up any discrepancies and make adjustments in the event that I have missed something fundamental. Many thanks in advance for reviewing this submission!
*Image Source: Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm