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The Lyran Democratic Republic (LDR) began as the Dark Star County of the Enemy's Blood Duchy of the Lyran Empire. The ruling family was corrupt, and a revolution slaughtered the family and declared a democracy, but still loyal to Enemy's Blood. The Duke decided to remove the democrats and install his second son as the new count, which would strengthen his rule as he would be able to count on his son's support. The adjacent Foremost Duchy thought it better if the Dark Star County became independent as this would weaken their rivals at Enemy's Blood. Dark Star County eventually became fully independent, albeit only because Foremost protected it from Enemy's Blood. The LDR then made a deal with the Hydrans, gaining Gatling phaser technology in exchange for a promise to never rejoin the Lyran Empire. Their "smooth hull" ships reflect the cleaner lines of thought and lower maintenance support of the republic.
The mauler was a Romulan weapon which they shared with their Klingon and Lyran allies. The weapon was built into the ship, taking over much of the internal volume, but producing a special attack vessel that was capable of launching a devastating punch. The Lyrans built a heavy cruiser version by stripping out a Tiger hull and filling it with the mauler cannon and battery systems needed to produce the required firepower. However, the Lyrans never shared the technology with the LDR. This is the ship that the LDR would have used had the Lyrans done so.
The ship is available in a variety of materials. Ships are unpainted, use standard flight stands available from many sources, and, while designed for gaming, make fine display pieces.