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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 LDR never built this ship, but if they had, this is the ship that would have resulted. This ship would have been built by combining the heavily modified center section of a Jaguar war cruiser with the side sections of a Panther light cruiser. The Lyrans built the ship as something of an experiment and systems test bed early in the history of trimaran warships. As such, it included non-weapon option modules which allowed it to be configured for various tests. If the LDR had used such a ship, it would likely have been used as a “utility mission ship” by the Lyran Democratic Republic Defense Command, configured variously as a carrier, resupply ship, Marine landing ship, scientific research vessel, or for other purposes.
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.