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Tholians are a crystalline species that once ruled the M81 Galaxy. When the Tholian Will was overthrown by the Seltorians, some small groups of Tholians fled to other galaxies. One small group of Tholians reached the Milky Way, where they took over the easternmost part of Klingon space, the part that originally bordered the Romulans. They called this the Tholian Holdfast. The Tholians (who considered carbon-based life to be lower than bacteria) enslaved Klingon colonies in the region and kept the Klingons at bay by their (at the time) superior technology. Their foes, the Seltorians, arrived in the Milky Way Galaxy later.
As the General War dragged on, ships got bigger and fleet battles got deadlier. Frigates disappeared from battle formations as the enemy fleet could vaporize them in a single volley. Every empire looked into many pathways that led to bigger ships. While the Tholians were no exception, they were constrained by a shipyard that produced only patrol corvette hulls and various combinations of them.
Told to try and look into every option, the Tholian shipyard came up with (among others) the Crown of Tholia, basically three Tholian Web Caster Command Cruisers (CCWs) connected together in a ring that looked more like six Patrol Corvettes (PCs) than three cruisers, but the effect was the same. The problem was that the need for two of each section's three hulls to be used for structural connection meant that the ship had to rely on six engines on the remaining outside fins. The only engines available were the original Patrol Corvette engine and the boosted destroyer engine. Six destroyer engines were found to provide sufficient power.
The Tholians never built one of these ships because the cost (three cruisers and two destroyers) was too high to pay. The fleet was better off with the five smaller ships. The Tholians did produce a mock-up structure the size of the theoretical Crown battleship, but this was intended to attract the attentions of spies and perhaps lure an enemy fleet into attacking a highly defended area. The mock-up included six Arachnid gunboats
This ship originally was suggested on ADB’s BBS. Further research found this design. Using it in a game requires permission from the opponent’s girlfriend (or mother, sister, child, sibling, significant other, or other potentially bribable person designated by the opponent).
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.