|Galactic registry ID#||132731|
|Production date||Day 158 of Year 9 (CGT)|
|Engine unit(s)||Ter58 ion turbine engine (2)|
Hoersch-Kessel ion drive (3)
Sublight: 20 MGLT
Heavy laser (6)
Tractor beam (2)
|Standard systems||Docking bay (1)|
Hangar bay (1)
Docking port (1)
Medical ward (1)
Escape pod (4)
|Modified systems||Exterior paint scheme|
|Complement||Y-wing BTL-S3 (14)|
|Escort||JM5000 gunboat (3)|
40 (skeleton and slave-rigged/automated)
|Passengers||200 maximum (typically naval infantry)|
|Cargo capacity||3,500 tons|
|Consumables||1 year (maximum crew)|
3 years (minimal crew)
|Commissioned||Year 14 (CGT) as Karyai Mar'e|
Year 16 (CGT) as Gree's Defiance
|Fleet||Tomas o`Cuinn's naval fleet.|
|Affiliation||Gree Trade Authority|
Gree's Defiance is a Bayonet-class light cruiser, or "Bayo", that serves as an atmospheric assault corvette in Tomas o`Cuinn's naval fleet. Captained by Nu-ada Serv'laya, it is stored within the Reliance fleet carrier to serve as as support craft for the cruiser's independent operations.
Constructed by an unknown producer sometime in Year 9 (CGT), this cruiser's history is shrouded by the cloak of Black Sun's notorious secrecy. While assigned to the defense fleet of the Gree system, the cruiser was captured by the Dael'mor Mandalorian clan during the system's liberation in late Year 14 (CGT). It was later gifted to Tomas o`Cuinn as a token of friendship by Cait Catra, Aliit'buir of Dael'mor and former Dark Princess of Black Sun.
The first starship design to feature the specific V-shape, the Bayo is capable of concentrating nearly all of its weaponry into its forward firing arc. While somewhat outdated by current military hardware, the cruiser is still very capable of dominating the battlefield against similarly-dated ships or when facing inexperienced captains. In an effort to counter one of the the stock design's main issues, a number of additional communication relays were installed throughout the ship to allow the command module to communicate without interference from the cruiser's ion drives. The Bayonet design is a personal favorite of Cuinn's, meaning that despite the ship's obvious disadvantages during combat, his desire to retire or sell the vessel is almost nonexistent. As a result, Gree's Defiance is used mainly during lesser engagements, when heavy firepower and the ability to take several large hits are not required.
Fighter & Escort Complement
The underwhelming amount of weaponry found on Gree's Defiance leaves it vulnerable to all sorts of enemy starships during operations without additional fleet support. To protect this dated ship, the cruiser carries its own fourteen-strong complement of bomber-class starfighters of a singular design. The pilots and crews of this gunboat squadron train regularly on flight and combat simulators in a process of continuous improvement, keeping their skills honed and ready for any sudden combat engagements. To provide additional security for the lightly-armed Bayonet, three JM5000 gunboats provide an armed escort detail for the cruiser.
Jai'galaar Squadron, twelve Y-wing bombers with two ships in reserve, operates as a multi-role squadron capable of engaging any type of enemy ship. With its weaponry including heavy lasers, ion cannons and proton torpedoes, it easily fills the role of a multi-role starfighter and is capable of tackling almost any scenario involving enemy starships. An impressive level of hull durability and deflector shielding makes these fighters capable of taking multiple hits during dogfights, maximizing their offensive up time and therefore overall destructive output. Due to its lower maneuverability, that durability is relied upon during dogfights with other starfighters. Despite its obvious disadvantages in dogfights, its small size, durability, maneuverability and weaponry make it a deadly threat to larger starships such as those models in the Frigate or Corvette-classes. The strong performance and low production and maintenance cost of this multi-role design made it a perfect fit for operating out of Gree's Defiance.
Gra'tua Squadron, three JM5000 gunboats, operate as a multi-role escort squadron capable of engaging any type of enemy ship. Its abundant fit of heavy lasers is capable of decimating enemy starfighters while the proton torpedo launchers provide additional firepower in conjunction with Gree's Defiance's turbolasers to attrit the deflector shields and hull plating of larger enemy targets such as Capital or Frigate-class starships. With the maneuverability comparable to a bomber-class starfighter but equipped with heavier hull reinforcements and deflector shields, the JM5000's alone provide a formidable target for potential aggressors, while the Jai'galaar Squadron flying in support only serves to inflate the dangers of launching an attack. The JM5000 was intended for long-term action on distant frontlines of military conflicts, the design of which lends itself to successfully operating as an independent escort for the Bayonet-class cruiser with regular resupply and crew cycling.