"Tempest" class Battleship
Comissioned by the Republic of Daranir
Length: 608.6 m
Ship's Company: 320 (Officers & Enlisted)
First appearance: Page 02.00
Increasingly concerned (some would say 'paranoid') by the heightened militarization of the Cirin Alliance during the mid 27th century, the Republic of Daranir decided it was time to commission their own grand-scale warships. The first step was to build an effective Carrier, and the "Castellan" was born, and the second was to create a battleship capable of going toe-to-toe with the best of them - this gave birth to the "Tempest". The construction process was delayed several times due to design flaws and budget issues, but the first battle-ready Tempests entered service just a matter of weeks after the official deceleration of war between the two neighbouring governments.