Ships of the Kralien Order

This information was compiled by Lt. Commander Leonard Hall, ONI

While the forces of the Kralien Order are definitely ill-equipped by the technological standards of most other superpowers, they are not without motive. Careful use of ordnance, assets and tactics is necessary to avoid an embarrassing end at their hands. The Kraliens will stop at nothing to collect the rent they perceive we owe, and we expect no permanent end to their efforts against the USFP and TSN forces. Indeed, Kralien forces constitute the bulk of the Hegemony’s armada and it is their ships which most frequently slingshot into Terran systems to wage war. Kralien military doctrine centers around massive formation assaults designed to overwhelm and subjugate enemy positions by virtue of numbers. This renders them competent foes in a stand-up fight, but their general lack of ingenuity makes them especially vulnerable to the standard doctrine of maneuver warfare used by TSN forces. They may lack in technology, but the many debt worlds in servitude to the Kraliens give them a massive resource base.

Kralien Light Cruiser

The humble Kralien Light Cruiser is the mass-produced backbone of the Kralien Order’s space fleet. It is armed with two particle beam emitters facing front. Its shield generators are generally sub-standard, averaging around half the strength of the standard shields fitted to a TSN Light Cruiser. The ship also features highly inefficient maneuver drives and is one of the slowest craft in known space. For all of its shortcomings, however, the Kraliens field this ship en masse during their war efforts, using it to overwhelm enemy defenses through sheer numbers.This ship has the dubious distinction of being the single most numerous vessel in known space, and should not be underestimated when part of a sufficiently large Kralien or Hegemony wolf-pack.

Kralien Drone Cruiser

In a bid to make their war fleets more capable, the Kraliens have been known to field a variant of their Light Cruiser hull. This variant has been seen with enhanced shielding and weaponry, most notably the addition of a single drone launcher, more often than not procured from their Torgoth allies. The drone cruiser maintains a similar production rate to the Kraliens’ standard Cruiser, and weapons officers must be vigilant to shoot down any and all ordnance that this class of ship may hurl at TSN craft, as a group of these ships can put out a considerable number of drone torpedoes at minimal expense to the Kraliens. More ambitious Kralien officers have been known to ignore their standard cruiser chassis completely and instead field as many drone cruisers as they can acquire.

Kralien Battleship

The Kralien Battleship is a heavier class of ship fielded by the Kralien Order. It is armed with the same bulk manufactured twin particle beam emitters found on the cruiser, however their rate of fire has been nearly doubled due to the enhanced cooling and energy plant available on the larger ship. This puts it on par with a TSN Light Cruiser’s armament in terms of total gunnery, but Terran phaser technology is substantially stronger than particle weaponry.  Its shielding generally matches that of a TSN Light Cruiser as well. Its maneuverability and staying power in combat is still limited as it lacks the specialized abilities of other race’s heavy hulls. Nonetheless we believe this craft has only marginally higher production costs compared to the Kralien cruiser and outwardly appears to be manufactured from the same components but in larger quantities.

Kralien Dreadnought

The heaviest Kralien vessel fielded to date is the Kralien Dreadnought. Again it is armed with twin front particle beam emitters  with identical firing characteristics to the Battleship’s.The ship fits shields on par with heavier TSN Fleet Craft. In an unusual display of innovation from the Kraliens, it has additionally been armed with a heavy particle cannon in its rear arc. This Cannon can outrange standard beam weaponry although it fires slower than the ships forward beams. The only strange component of this weapon is the fact the Kraliens have decided to mount this heavy weapon facing aft, whilst its weaker main armament is facing forward. While still as sluggish and ultimately vulnerable alone as its lighter counterparts this dreadnought is perhaps the closest thing the Kralien fleet has to a truly credible threat against the TSN. Acting as the flagship of a wolf pack, this craft can act as a considerable weapon of war.

Kralien Transport

The Kralien Order uses this oddly shaped transporter vessel as its mainstay logistics vessel throughout all of their known space. Commonly seen performing all sorts of military logistics and even construction tasks it is an unusually versatile ship for the Kraliens. Its defenses are also unusually strong, consisting of a drone launcher and twin particle beamers. Its engine array is also very large and these transports have been known to be fitted with volatile yet effective afterburner systems to gain massive bursts of speed. Its shields are especially strong for a ship of its role. No other transporter variants have been sighted among Order forces, so it is presumed that they have intentionally elected to invest fully in this single design.