The Republic-class Star Dreadnought is a massive dreadnought developed by the New Cyrannian Republic during the Cyrannian Cold War. Commissioned under an executive order by the newly elected President Nexarón Valkistair, the Republic-class Star Dreadnought was designed for the singular purpose of competing with the Star Dreadnoughts of the Imperial Navy, designed with the most advanced technologies available to the Republic, resulting in the design exceeding many comparable Imperial vessels, even those of a larger size. A successor to the Mandator-class Star Dreadnought utilised by the Republic Navy during the Great Cyrannus War, the Republic-class was referred to in development as the Mandator II-class Star Dreadnought before it was renamed due the Imperial connotations of the word "Mandator". In terms of appearance however, the Republic-class is quite similar to its predecessor, though it is significantly larger and equipped with more advanced technologies.
During the Election of 07 NE, one of the key policies of Senator Nexarón Valkistair was the radical increase in the power of the Republic Navy in the face of a potential confrontation with the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. When elected, President Nexarón Valkistair ordered the construction of a new line of Republic Dreadnoughts inspired by the old Mandator-class Star Dreadnought which served as the most powerful vessels of the United Republic Navy during the Great Cyrannus War. The Mandator-class was eventually phased out by the Imperials during the Dark Times, inspiring more fearsome warships such as the Assertor-class Star Dreadnought.
Constructed primarily at the Shipyards of Angrenos, the first Republic-class was unveiled at a lavish commissioning ceremony attended by the President and various members of the Republic Senate. Dubbed the Spirit of the Republic, the dreadnought was placed under the command of the Libertus Fleet Admiral Aver Kuestantine for a tour of duty along the unexplored reaches on the border between Republic space and the vast tracks of the Unknown Regions. The official unveiling of the Star Dreadnought came as a surprise to Imperial Intelligence, due to the efforts of Republic Strategic Intelligence to keep the location of the Shipyards of Angrenos secure from Imperial spies.
When the Republic-class Star Dreadnought was first launched in Novemex, 07 NE, it superseded the size and firepower of the Liberator-class Star Dreadnought introduced during the later stages of the New Cyrandia Wars. A wedged-shaped vessel similar in design to the earlier Mandator-class Dreadnought used by the United Republic of Cyrannus during the Great Cyrannus War, the superstructure of the Republic-class is dotted with devastating weapon systems, including hypermatter torpedo launchers, hyperlaser beam arrays, thousands of heavy dual turbolaser batteries and various hyperspace-capable missile launchers. As a Republic vessel, the Star Dreadnought functions exceptionally as both a front-line combat vessel and an exploration space throughout both the First Gigaquadrant and other universes.
- Spirit of the Republic
- Pride of the Republic
- Blade of the Republic
- Pillar of the Republic
“These weapons of war are a necessary evil when faced with the greatest tyranny of our time.”
- The Republic-class Star Dreadnought is based on Cyrannian's earlier Mandator-class Dreadnought, which in turn was inspired by a quasi-canon Star Wars vessel of the same name.