The seal of the empire. The bloodied shield which protects the galaxy within from the darkness without.
A vast and ancient empire that spans across the Rippled Galaxy; a Ring type galaxy with a diameter of 48,000 light years and home to over 50 million stars. Despite the scale and extent of the empire, little more than 2% of those stars have rocky planets. And of those 2%, only 30% of those are capable of sustaining life without major terraforming operations and thus colonized. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of planets under Auroran command, millions of orbital stations, space cities, wandering colonies ranging in capacity from a few hundred to several billion civilians roam through the cosmos.
Top-Down view of the Rippled Galaxy, length and width of image is approximately 48,000 light years.
A patrol fleet does battle against a pirate fleet in high orbit.
Enemies of the States
On the path of galactic conquest the Auroran States has made countless enemies. Rebel factions that formed to resist the Auroran States and their galactic control. Pirates who prey upon the wandering settlements. The Great Consumer who have consumed the smaller orbital star clusters outside the galaxy seek new stars to feed upon. Even an ancient race who call themselves the Custodians of the Universe who believe that the Auroran States has become uncontrollable and thus unworthy of life. These are some of the many enemies whom the Auroran States must fight to ensure that the next generation of children will be that much stronger.
The symbol of Auroran might, the Utsuho Battleship has few equals.
Military Might of the States
To deal with such threats the Auroran States employs a high quantity of high quality warships to protects its interests. Each an every colonized world and world in process of terraforming/colonization has at least one Battle Armada stationed. In addition to these are roaming Battle Armadas that protect the many wandering settlements and hunt the enemies of the Auroran States as they are numerous and tenacious.
A pair of Marisa Battle cruisers open fire upon wave after relentless wave of The Great Consumer.
Major Battles of the States
Battles rage across the Rippled Galaxy on a daily basis, some are considered major for their regions. However when taken as a whole, their significance is weakened. What are universally considered the grandest of those recent battles are the ongoing war in the Outer Rings where over 150 Battle Armadas continue their battle against the numerically superior Great Consumers with more joining every year and the "Siege of the Custodian's Gate" almost 234 years ago where a Custodial Fortress World was found and besieged by over 300 Battle Armadas. While a 84% loss was staggering for the Auroran States, the Fortress World layed in ruins and proved to the Custodians that they were by no means weak.
A Battle Armada in its majestic glory, at least one of these protect each and every planet loyal to the Auroran States.
1 Utsuho Battleship(Command)
4 Capital Phalanx
1 Alice Armored Carrier(Command)
1 Marisa Battle Cruiser
4 Cruiser Line
1 Keine Carrier Cruiser(Command)
1 Patchouli Assault Cruiser
4 Patrol Fleet
1 Momizi Light Cruiser(Command)
2 Meiling Strike Frigate
2 Mystia Heavy Frigate
3 Cirno Gunship
3 Rumia Dropship
Battle Armada Fleet Composition:
1 Utsuho Battleship
4 Alice Armored Carrier
4 Marisa Battle Cruiser
16 Keine Carrier Cruiser
16 Patchouli Assault Cruiser
64 Momizi Light Cruiser
128 Meiling Strike Frigate
128 Mystia Heavy Frigate
192 Cirno Gunship
192 Rumia Dropship
Rumia Drop hips make planet fall to deploy land forces to secure the planet.
Technological Might of the States
Rapid Jump Drive
The greatest feat of Auroran engineering allows for a ship to travel at a speeds of 1 light year a sec for up to 20 hours before requiring recharge time of 24 hours. This rapid pace allows for Auroran ships to traverse the length of their galaxy in half a day. It is only with this technology that the Auroran State is capable of expanding to the outer reaches of the Rippling Galaxy and more recently begin expansion into nearby galaxies.
Even under this much fire, the Utsuho's hull will not buckle.
Crystalline Tungsten Carbide
Considered as the second greatest art of Auroran engineering. Using their advance knowledge of molecular manipulation, they force Tungsten Carbide into a Graphene pattern layered and bound over and over until it is at the desired shape and design. Literally everything designed for military and space faring uses this type metal as a form of armor and internal structure.
Force per Joule, few engines can compete with the efficiency of the Ionic Graviton Engine.
Ionic Graviton Thruster
Simple to maintain due to its relatively low tech level the Ionic Graviton Thruster is used as the primary thruster. While there are faster engines available to the States, none are as energy efficient as as much of the power is focused on weapon systems and internal shielding this is the ideal option.
Graviton Fusion Reactor
Unlike most fusion reactors that use magnetic coils to smash deutroniums together or superheated chambers to start nuclear fusion the Graviton Fusion Reactor uses a series of gravity fields and gravitons to crush the deutronium atoms together to start a fusion reaction through pressure and compression.
The Alice Armored Carrier uses its Fusion Torches are used to carve opening in asteroid belts and debris fields so that safe passage can be made towards the end of their enemies.
Fusion Torch Array
The smallest weapon system mounted on warships of the Auroran States. Normally used in mining and salvage operations. Used for basic defense against stray asteroids and wrecked ships. Its short range prevents it from being used offensively, but makes for an excellent point defense system.
Used as a fleet support system. Automated Combat drone bombers deploy from these Drone Bays to perform strafing runs on the enemy. These are also commonly used on planetary operations where their small size allows for a harder target than a gunship or cruiser.
Simple and brutal firepower. The Ion Cannon's power cannot be denied.
Considered the bread and butter weapon for the Auroran fleet. Fires concentrated blasts of ionized particles at a reasonably high rate of fire. Ion Cannons are common on any warship due to its relatively low tech level making it easy to produce and maintain.
This weapon has been known to leave frigates and gunships as swiss cheese.
Placer Fusion Cannon
The primary weapon of the Auroran fleet. Using a semi-stable jump field the Placer Cannon fires a stream of deutronium-tritium reactions. This stream is propelled to a near the speed of light in which it bores into the hull of the target leaving heavy damage within the structure.
Ships of all sizes learn to fear the power of the Displacer.
Displacer Jump Cannon
The deadliest weapon in the Auroran arsenal, its scale and damage is simply terror for their enemies. The Displacer Jump Cannon barrel is actually a series of semi-stable jump fields which propels a stream of Deutronium and protons in a two stage fusion attack. The first stage is the stream of Deutronium+Deutronium reaction which forms a powerful stream of energy which bores into the target. The second stage comes from the Deutronium+Deutronium reaction leaving a Tritium which then combines with the protons creating a secondary fusion explosion within the target's hull.