The Legatus Navy, also known as the Legatus Starfleet or the Legatus fleet, was the naval branch of the Legatus' military. It was created in the wake of the forming of the Legatus, shortly before the fall of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus and was the direct successor of the naval forces deployed by the Legatus Finduilica. Consisting mainly of Star Cruisers, Star Destroyers and ASP fighters, the Legatus Navy was tasked with maintaining order within the Legatus Territories.
The Legatus Navy was commanded by the Augustus or Augusta and the Joint Chiefs of the Legatus High Command, while admirals and captains assumed responsibility for their respective craft and would be informed of any long-term plans. The admirality was the overall leading unit of the navy and oversaw the tactical deployment of the Navy, and reassigned ships to trouble spots and plotted long-term strategy under the oversight of High Command.
Similar to the Army, the Legatus Navy contained multiple branches responsible for various aspects of naval warfare, like logistics and administration. Onboard each ship an internal affairs officer was stationed to observe and inspect the crew.
In order to easily classify and identity their assets, the Legatus used various ship prefixes for their classes:
In order to patrol the vast expanses of Legatus space, the Legatus would split up varying amounts of naval forces into fleets, commanded by an admiral or a Grand Admiral. Smaller task forces were often under the command of a captain. Specific composition and size of a fleet varied dramatically on the fleet's mission and the political power of its commander. A variation in support vessels could be assigned per specific missions.
Sector fleets controlled specific sectors of the Legatus territory, such as the Boreas Sector Defense Fleet and the Javan Sector Fleet. However, other fleets were mobile, being sent to conflicts where they were needed. These types of fleet included the 1st Fleet, the 2nd Fleet and the 3rd Reserve Fleet. These fleets typically contained half a dozen Star Cruisers as their backbone, and were augmented by various carriers, starfigthers, transports and other support craft. These fleet were often led by one or two star destroyers.
The bulk of the navy was made out of task forces, units of ships smaller than fleets that were usally under the command of a captain or vice-admiral whose flagship was a Krakana-class star cruiser or an Arquitens-class light cruiser- in more rarer cases an Enforcer-class star frigate. Notable task forces included the 20th, the 21st and the 22nd. The task forces were often augmented by carriers, star frigates and corvettes.
While the Legatus Navy was known mostly for its imposign dagger-shaped ships, like Galactic Empire of Cyrannus before them, Legatus manpower was vital for the utilization of those crafts. Dividing its personnel into the classification of either officer or enlisted, officers often recieved extra pay and visitation rights to thier families. Officers and enlisted personnel were encouraged to drink a nutritive slurry instead of regular food in order to conserve resources, however senior officers could gorge themselves without appearing feeble and had access to exotic foods.
All officers and enlisted personnel were required to have an innate combat readiness, and were expected to pass repeated certifications in various forms of self defense, weapon and vehicle handling, however at higher ranks these requirements lessened somewhat. Gambling was expressly forbidden within the military, with harsh punishments for those engaging in the activity. Those that shirked from duty could be reported for cowardice, on desertion stood the death penalty.
Legatus uniforms varied depending on the specialization of the individual, ranging from protective armor to pressed jackets. Uniforms were of standard design and enlisted personnel up to the rank of commander wore distintive grey double-breasted tunics along with black boots and belts, grey trousers and a grey cap with the Legatus insignia on it. Personnel with the rank of captain wore a more a more decorative uniform, with black trousers, boots and belts, with a white double-breasted tunic with a large carbon gray/yellow section that ran the length of the uniform. It also had grey/golden shoulder epaulettes. Captains, however could also chose to wear the standard grey uniform and optional for every captain was wearing a cap. in addition, Schnorchel-class commanders often wore black caps to indicate their hunter status. Admirals wore a similair uniform to those of the captains, yet with more ordanate decorations.
There were no distinctions between the uniforms worn by male and female, all uniforms had the rank insignia pinned on the left breast. Slight variations were seen amongst the species serving within the Navy to accomodate their physical build but all resembled the same. The most common species within the Navy were humanoids, Serindia and Elen'Nanethian, though other species served within the Navy as well.
A black flight suite variant was utilized by ASP-pilot, with an upper body armor and shoulder armor, along with with flexible gas transfer tubes in the front of their uniform along with other modifications for operating in the vacuum of space.
The Legatus Military displayed a rank insignia system to indicate once rank and position within the Military. Though the position of Grand Mandator/Rector Provinciae is defunct and remains honorary to the Monarch.
The Legatus deployed a vast array of vessels with different kind of (multi-) roles and tasks. From corvettes to might Star Destroyers, the Legatus Navy was well equipped and powerful in its own right and proved a menace to its adversaries.
Star Destroyers were one of the most powerful vessels deployed by the Imperial Remnant Navies, a medium-sized captial ship capable of ccupying entire star systems on its own and strikes fear in those that face them. The Legatus are planning to construct their own star destroyer.
Star Cruisers were a type of ship deployed by the Legatus Navy and featured some of the largest and most common warships within their fleet and served as the backbone of their might. Some cruisers could have specific support roles.
The Immobilizer-class Star Interdictor Cruiser, also known as Constrictors and collogually as the Drag Ship, was a 618 meter long cruiser build on the Krakana-class Star Cruiser hull and served as an Interdictor vessel.
Equipped with gravity well projectors designed to pull ships from hyperspace and warp and/or prevent them making the jump to light- or warpspeed, the Immobilizer became a valuable addition to the Legatus Navy.
The Invicta-class Star Cruiser was a 620 meter long star cruiser deployed by the Legatus within their Naval Forces. The ship was intended for use in situations in which Krakana-class star cruisers were unavailable, and smaller ships like the Arquitens and Enforcer-classes were not powerful enough.
The Invicta-class featured three powerful heavy dual laser cannons, designed to rip enemy ships apart during ship-to-ship combat while serving as escorts for other vessels. It was far less common than the Krakana-class star cruiser who were often assigned as hunting forces.
The Legatus Krakana-class star cruiser was a 620 meter long battleship in service of the Legatus. As the backbone of the Legatus Navy, the Krakana-class was a common sight within the Legatus territories both within the Quadrant Galaxies and the Space in Between.
As a multi-role starship, the ship can act in different kind of roles, including border patrol, within fleet formations and within defensive formations. A lone Krakana-class was capable of subjugating a single star system with its complement of ground vehicles and star fighters.
Star Frigates, also known as light cruisers were vessels deployed within the Legatus Navy that typically denoted a capital ship designed to serve in a skirmishing role to protect larger ships, or more generally, a ship designed to serve in some sort of support role. In absence of Star Cruisers, or in situations where star cruisers where excessive, star frigates were often seen as the enforcing powers of the Legatus Navy.
The Arquitens-class light cruiser/star frigate was a 325 meter long warship deployed by the Legatus and their most common ship in use. Often deployed on border patrols, leading small task forces and to intercept those crossing Legatus borders the ships are feared for their ambitious officers and its impressive weaponry.
Relative agile the ship can match and keep up with most shuttles and can carry at least three ASP-fighters as part of its armanent. The class features a traingular shape with three cylindrical engines, its bow is cleaved in into two prongs. Armed with powerful batteries, the Arquitens-class serves as the backbone of the Legatus navy.
The Enforcer-class star frigate/light cruiser is a 525 meter long wedge design ship in service of the Legatus Navy. The Enforcer-class was launched into service circa 2840 and became a valuable asset to the navy, acting as an intermediate solution in situations where a Krakana-class star cruiser was to be found excessive and an Arquitens-class light cruiser to be too inordinate and to light equipped.
Often serving within fleet or on their own, the Enforcer-class is the primary command ship of commodores and captains, capable of acting as a command ship, carrier or transport as the ship was able to land on the surface and take-off again.
The Yurrus-class light carrier is a 340 meter long triangular structure made it similar to other dagger-shaped Legatus vessels. Unlike most Legatus and Imperial based star destroyers, the bridge was located at the frontal point and the hangars at the base. Though it is equipped with shielding technology, the vessel is not build for combat, but rather for support and cannot hold on long against battle cruisers. As such it requires an escort of either the Arquitens or Gozanti-classes. It size and design make it a perfect carrier, though it is slow in manoeuvring. Its massive lower shuttle bay can house over 50 starfighters.
Star Corvettes were a class of warships within the Legatus. They were typically small, fast, maneuverable and relatively lightly-armed.
The Gozanti-class cruiser was a 64-meter long vessel that could act as a freighter and cruiser. It sported a twin laser turret in a dorsal mount and a heavy laser cannon on its ventral side. The Gozanti also had a loading elevator on the bottom near the nose and docking ports to the side near the cockpit section. It can carry at least two walkers underneath it when it acts as a transport, or at least four fighters when carrying out patrol and intercept tasks. It is armed with two turbolaser batteries and has strong shielding and hull plates. With its three engines it is rather slow and not that agile though its powerful armour allows it to take a punch.
Its recon version, also known as the espionage ship was designed for surveillance, it featured two additional engines on its wings as well as additional sensors and transmitter dishes.
The Legatus Schnorchel-class were 120 meter long experimental stealth corvettes, specifically build for tracking and hunting down enemy vessels and smugglers. With special stealth technology the ship is invisible for enemy sensors though could still be spotted with the naked eyes through viewports. It was armed with 8 phasic torpedo warheads, capable of disabling enemy shields or destroy small ships with a single torpedo. It had various advanced sensors and special coating to hide it from enemy sensors.
The class is often compared to the ancient subs that menaced the many sea lanes on Earth during the World Wars.
The Legatus Navy, like many naval organization within the Gigaquadrant had several support ships at its disposal. The support vessels were often required to move personnel and equipment throughout the Legatus territories. Some ships had multi-role purposes, like the Yurrus-class that was primary a light carrier while secondary duties were transport or cargo movement, while the Gozanti-class was often used in secondary role as freighter or personnel transport as well. However, the Legatus Navy employed specific logistic vessels as well with a specific role and task.
The Legatus Contentor-class Replenishment Ships were 525 meter long replenishers and tankers employed by the Legatus Navy as an auxillary ships, equipped with self-defense weapons these crafts are vital to keep the warmachine of the Legatus operational. It carried four pill-shaped fuel containers as well as a single cylindral fuel storage container, in addition it also contained at least five arm nozzles to refuel Legatus ships.
At maximum capacity, the Contentor was capable of refueling two star cruisers and a star corvette-scale ship at the same time. It was powered by three large thrusters. It required an escort for protection.
The Legatus Inglorious-class Support Vessel was a powerful, corvette sized capital ship that dated back to before the reign of the Legatus within the Space in Betwen. The oblong heavily-armored featured a rectangular protusion amidship, the exterior featured a clamshell-like bow and viewports at the bow and sides. The ship had minimal shielding and could sustain considerable damage.
The class featured 4 sublight engines of various size and required a crew personnel of 46 and was 180 meters in lenght. Though the class was equipped with various turbolasers and anti-starfighter defenses, the class was commonly used to haul cargo andpersonnel, though at times also carried out various missions that larger crafts were unable to undertake as the class was considered a workhorse.
The Legatus Medstar-class Hospital and Mercy ships were unarmed and serve under the protection of intergalatic law not to harm hospital vessels. The Legatus deploys the MedStar to transport wounded soldiers and personnel from secured battlefields to medical facilities elsewhere within the Legatus Territories. The MedStar was able to transport and house over 120 patients. The class featured a single landing bay for shuttles, multiple hospital wards and surgical rooms for its patients. The class had an average length of 150 meters and required a minimum crew of 12 to operate to allow its medical crew of circa 100 to take care of its patients.
The Legatus Petrol-class tankers were long cylindrical-shaped transport tankers in use by the Legatus Navy. The class featured a long cylinder on the bow with a trapezoidal end piece housing the engines. The bridge was raised above a well-shielded engine pod, althoug the forward tank section was afforded less shielding. As such, the class required an escort for protection. It was powered by six engines. The craft was deployed to transport fuel and gas to outpost and forward bases of the Legatus, though at times was also deployed to refuel vessels if a Contentor wasn't available or deemed to high a risk to deploy in certain areas.
The Legatus deploys starfighters based upon the ASP-line series, serving distinctly and pilots are often seen as the hotshots of the Legatus.
The ASP-IV starfighter is operated by a single pilot. Unique to the model is a single bed within its already cramped space to provide lodging for the pilot if they have to land at areas without proper lodging facilities. Often carried by other space craft into battle, the ASP-IV is equipped with a short range hyperdrive to allow jumps between planets. The hyperdrive allows the craft to make two to three short range hyperspace jumps until the fuel runs out.
This allows the ASP-IV to operate further away from their command vessels compared to other ASP-class fighters and as such is the most common and manouverable fighter within the Legatus arsenal. It is also equipped with limited shielding.
The ASP-V fighter is part of the Legatus ASP fighter line. This model is specifically designed by the Legatus for speed and one purpose only, to engage enemy ships and disable its engines to prevent escape. Armed with at least 4 Transphasic Torpedoes enemy ship captains underestimate the ASP-V only once. They are slower than the ASP-IV models however and often need an escort through enemy fighters.
The ASP-V excel in taking out enemy warp nacelles and engines and are often called the Vultures as they are known to wait and prey for their chance.
The ASP-D Defender, commonly known as the Defender was a high-performance ASP-Series starfighter developed for the Legatus Navy by Ekimu Enterprises in a project overseen at Carnthedain shortly before the end of the Second Great Cyrannus War in 2830. Representing a shift in starfighter design from previous ASP-models, the ship featured a hyperdrive as well as deflector shields to allow it to operate independently of Legatus capital ships. The ship's speed and agility, combined with its arsenal of four laser cannons, two ion cannons, two warhead launchers and an optional tractor beam projector made it arguably the most advanced starfighter available at the time.
Aces had their own colorated decorated Defenders, ranging from colors like crimson red, yellow or green, often matching the stripes on their uniforms.
The Legatus Stalker-class Transport Shuttle is a multi-role transport in service of the Legatus Navy and the Army. It is armed and heavily reinforced to withstand hard landings or landings in combat situations. It acted as transport shuttle, landing craft for troops and was capable of carrying over 30 troops into battle.
They were the standard equipment of transport crafts within the Legatus and replaced the Sentinel-class transports.
The Legatus Sentry-class Gunboat was an armed gunship deployed by the Legatus Navy. The gunboat was used in both defensive and offensive roles and had secondary duties as a transport shuttle for dignetaries and Legatus personnel. The craft had an average lenght of 38 meters and was armed with two rotating medium blaster cannons.
The Space(battle)stations of the Legatus are military bases in space designed for combat. These battlestations use their primary power generation for combat purposes rather than propulsion. The stations could be either orbital or self-propelled. The largest were also known as battle-planetoids.
The Garkarg was a Ramboidae Artificial Moon Type I, a moon-sized military battlestation and was the first type designed in a long series of Rambo superweapons developed to execute the Congregation Act under orders of the late Emperor Dino Le Rambo I. The Type I RAM is equipped with a super laser capable of destroying enemy planets and ships, closing wormholes and act as a major defense station against capital ships. The Garkarg was eventually discovered by the Legatus and claimed as a military bastion for their own.
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