|The ExoCarrier Resolute II|
The Resolute II in Venusian orbit.
|Known Captains||Jonas Simbacca|
While Jonas Simbacca had allied the Pirate Clans with the ExoFleet against Phaeton, many of the pirates did not support or agree with Simbacca's choice. These rogue Pirates worked to build their own fleet, the flagship of which was to be a massive Exo Cruiser based on the designs of the ExoFleet's former Flagship the Resolute. When completed, it would have been able to match anything in the ExoFleet or the Pirate Clans.
As it worked out, Marsh and Able Squad captured the ship prior to its engines being completed. Utilizing the dry dock's lauching system, they launched the massive Cruiser into space and contacted ExoFleet. The ship was quickly completed under ExoFleet supervision and rechristened the Resolute II. Placed under the command of Jonas Simbacca, it would go on to lead the efforts in the war.
Admiral Winfield would transfer his flag to the Resolute II prior to the invasion of Venus, making the Resolute II the flagship of the combined ExoFleet/Pirate space fleet.
The Resolute II is one of the most powerful vessels ever built. While exact numbers are debatable, the Resolute II was equiped with dozens of E-frame hangars, laser batteries and fusion torpedo launchers. When used in an orbital bombardment role, the Resolute II could bring enough fire power to bear to level any ground based structure. A combination of laser batteries and fusion torpedoes made this vessel a lethal ship killer as well.
Like most pirate built ships, the Resolute II was equipped with a dark matter cloaking system that allowed it to vanish from sight and sensors. When coupled with its massive engines, the Resolute II could cloak, quickly redeploy, and uncloak to attack a foe from a new direction.
All these tactics were used when the Resolute II went toe-to-toe with the Neosapien flagship, Olympus Mons II. Bringing its full power to bear against the massive vessel, Simbacca executed a truly aggressive tactic by manuevering the faster Exocarrier alongside the larger, more powerful, and ostensibly invincible Olympus Mons II, unloading a full barrage of laser fire, pulling away from the enemy ship, re-cloaking and moving to the other side and repeating. After a brutal slugging match reduced Olympus Mons II to a crippled hulk, Simbacca ordered the coup de grace, a full spread of fusion torpedoes.
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Resolute II History And Beyond:
The Resolute II Under The Command Of Jonas Simbaca Was Commissioned in 2121 AD During The Second Neo-Sapien War. It Immediately Succeeded The Dominion As The Flagship Of The Joint Exo-Fleet/Pirate Clans Forces. The Resolute II’s Existence Came Not Short Of Controversy As It Was Built In Secret By The Pirate Clans On Chaos That Were Not Loyal To The Alliance. It Was Discovered And Captured By Able Squad , Keeping The Resolute II Out Of The Hands Of Likely Enemies. The Resolute II Shared Similar Appearance To The Original Resolute As Well As Being A Longer Ship With Stronger Armor and Weapons. In Addition due to her Pirate Origins , The Resolute II Was Equipped With A Dark Matter Powered Cloaking Device making it the most powerful ship In The Solar System. The Resolute II Served In The Remaining Engagements of The Second Neo-Sapien War Including the Second Battle of Mercury, The Third Battle Of Venus , The Battle Of Mars , Battle Of The Moon And The Forth Battle Of Earth.The Resolute II Received Notoriety in 2121 during the Third Battle Of Venus; A Saboteur Disabled Her Engine And Cloaking Shield by planting A Bomb in the engine room. In The Neo-Sapien Counter Attack The Resolute was in tow and completely vulnerable. With The Help of an E-Frame counter Attack, led by Kaz Takagi and Able Squad boarding the Olympus Mons II , Professor Algernon was able to get the Resolute back online. There the Resolute Went Broadside to Broadside with The Olympus Mons , Destroying It And Ultimately Thwarting The Counter Attack. The Resolute II Remained In Service Beyond The Second Neo-Sapien War.
The Resolute II Served As The Flagship Of The Exo-Fleet from The War Till 2135. At that time The Ship Was Decommissioned As Per the Orders Of Exo-Fleet Command. The Reasons For Her Retirement where three fold , One The Resolute Had Seen a tremendous amount of action and it showed in the ships degenerating superstructure , two with newer VF Fighters Becoming The Mainstay of the Fleet The Resolute Simply lacked the needed technology and space to maintain and carry the advanced spacecraft. And Third A Cost Analysis showed That Upgrading and expanding the ship was not a financially viable option.
After The Decommissioning of The Resolute II , The Newly completed Crystania Became the Flagship Of The Exo-Fleet. Being A Europia Class Carrier , The Crystania Was Far Larger and much more advanced Than The Resolute Had Been. Operating under the Command Of Admiral Westphal , The Crystania would remain as the Flagship for the next Thirteen Yrs. At That Time Exo-Fleet R&D Presented Fleet Command with an ambitious new carrier design. Several time larger Than The Resolute II Or even The Crystania Had Been , The New Titan Class Exo-Carrier was Everything Fleet Command Had asked for and More.
The Titan Class Exo-Carrier Was Readily Approved Because it solved A Fundamental Problem The Exo-Fleet had been having recent boom in colonization. With Humanity spread farther out among the stars than it ever had been before, it was a necessity that Exo-Fleet could maintain order not only in the Sol System but far outside it as well. The Key was in having A vessel large enough to serve as a mobile command center that could not only travel planet to planet but outside the system as well. The Proposed Titan Class Carrier would serve that purpose could remain in space without a resupply far longer than any previous Carrier could. It Was for these reasons that the New class of ship would become the New Flagship, The First Titan Class Exo-Carrier was completed in 2148 and placed under Direct Command of Admiral Kaz Takagi , Commander in Chief of All Exo-Fleet Forces. When Asked By Fleet Command to Name The New Vessel, Admiral Was rumored to Reply “There Is Only One Name That Has Ever truly befitted A Flagship of The Fleet, And If You People Have to Ask Me what it is , then clearly you have not been witness to our recent history.” Although The Admiral Never Actually suggested a name with his statement , there was never a question in anyone’s mind that the new ship would be the …….“Resolute”