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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.
As with other Lyran counties, the Dark Star county included an Abyssinian police flagship among its assets. This ship did not participate in the initial revolt because it was out of service due to the efforts of the Zehrks to increase revenue. Cuts to the maintenance and police budgets resulted in the ship sitting in a parking orbit above Demorak with its systems entirely shut down. The Democratic Dark Star government managed to get the ship back into service after the revolt, but not in time for it to participate in the Battle of the Long Claws which left the Democratic Dark Star County’s forces dependent on the Foremost Duchy scout for electronic warfare support. This lesson was not forgotten. As with various police corvettes it became part of the Democratic Dark Star County’s “regular navy” rather than remaining a part of the police forces. However, it mostly operated as it had before, i.e., as a “special mission” ship providing its unique abilities to special situations. It could serve as a minesweeper or a scout. It also carried a ground company of troops.
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.