Flagship of the ECN
ECNS Caesar is one of the three battleships in the Standing Fleet of the Earth Colonial Navy. It serves as both the flagship of the Standing Fleet and the entire ECN. From this ship Admiral Lucia Serrano commanded the fleet during the Battle of the Pleiades and defeated the Krawk fleet under the command of Warlord Puck.
Soldiers of the ECN, today we fight for all of humanity. The Krawk think that they can defeat us, but I know that they can't. You are the best humanity has to offer. We will prevail! We will win! (silence) Battlestations!
Command of the ship
Most of the time, Ceasar is under the command of the admiral in charge of the Standing Fleet. However, there is also the ship's captain who is responsible for maintaing the day-to-day operations of the ship and assists the admiral in battle. Sometimes Admirals of the Fleet from Earth Space Command can come aboard and then they take over the command of the Caesar.
Most of the Caesar's systems are powered by two fusion reactors located in the aft section of the ship. There is also a zero-point reactor, which provides power to the FTL drive. Such division between the FTL power source and the power source for the rest of the ship is standard in the ECN. The reason for that is the huge amount of energy needed for FTL travel. It was decided that it would be too dangerous to divert some of the zero-point reactor's output to other systems.
The same as any other FTL-capable ship of the ECN, Caesar has three means of propulsion. The first one is the Alcubierre-Reynard Drive used for FTL travel. It works by warping spacetime around the ship allowing it to travel faster than light.
The other two means of propulsion are used for sublight speeds. There are plasma engines which are used for shorter distances, mostly inside star systems. The second ones are small manoeuvring thrusters. They are used mostly while docking at a station or performing a delicate manoeuver. Thrusters can also be used to maintain the ship's position in space.
Weapons & Armament
Hi, Alice! I'm finally on the Caesar. That ship is amazing. I got a post as a railgun operator.
The ship also carries 200 marines who serve as its security force and boarding action unit. If needed, marines can also be deployed on a planet.
Armor and defense
The ship's hull is covered in titanium, which is covered in carbon phenolic to protect from high-heat radiation. Apart from that the Caesar also has energy shields. They provide protection from anything present naturally in space that can damage the ship. Shields also offer some protection against energy weapons.
The Caesar also has some active defences. Along the whole ship there are point-defence weapons. They are laser and rapid fire kinetic weapons.