Army Of The Red Spear
The Midnight D Drain Dreadnought was a test-bed for the Aotrs experimental Drain Cannon, work on which started in 2325. The Drain Cannon is a hybrid technological/magic weapon that drains energy from a target, eventually to the point its atoms and molecules cease to hold together. This new technology is currenty best suited for a support role against larger vessels, debilitating a target, though not in the same way an ionising weapon would.
At first the Midnight D was confined to a single vessel, the LSS Shadowdrain, which completely replacing the coldbeam armament with drain cannon batteries. After over a decade of testing, the Drain Cannon was been deemed to be at an operational status, and several more Midnight Ds have been constructed. Once at operational status, the refinements to the drain cannon reduced the original mass of the systems. Because of the greater cost of the drain cannons, the excess mass and power was added to the Midnight D’s shield generators, increasing them by over 30%.