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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’s X-Ship War Destroyer is similar to the Lyran’s X-Ship Advanced Destroyer, but with one phaser-1X and one phaser-GX on each side. It is significant to note that the number of phaser-Gs was actually reduced compared to the non-X-version of the ship. This reduction was because while the phaser-GX was much more powerful at close range, the phaser-1X could be used in defensive mode, and the Lyran Democratic Republic wanted more phaser-1Xs on the ship for stand-off firepower. Known names include Committee, Constable, and Presidium.
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.