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The Lyrans are human-sized cats that bore a distinct similarity to Terran lynxes in both appearance and temperament. Bitter enemies of the Kzintis (tigermen eight feet tall), the Lyrans were staunch allies of the Klingons and enemies of the Hydrans as well. Like Kzintis, Lyrans were carnivores known to eat their captives on rare occasions. The Federation assigned each Lyran ship-type a "reporting name" to keep them separate. Lyrans were organized as a feudal society. Twenty-one counties each had a squadron of ships lead by a heavy cruiser; four dukes had dreadnoughts to lead the four fleets, while the king-emperor commanded from the capital.
Two of these cruisers (Flanker, Massacre) were built by the Lyrans with the conceptual idea of using them to “run down” raiding enemy ships. The theory the Lyrans worked from was that the ship would be able to catch and hold a raider until other units could be brought in to destroy him. The Lyrans never favored the deep raid mission which they thought was too dangerous, but did use these ships to counter Hydran and Kzinti raiders.
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.