In Galactica Era 2064, the Novus Orsa Republic continued to flourish while defending its borders from pirates located in the Northern and Eastern Regions of the star cluster. The pirates though have been dealing with less-than-ideal conditions, hardly able to support themselves or develop the means to be self-sufficient. Out of desperation, the Corusentian pirates at Camino and the Doman pirates at Vitam took drastic measures and attempted to get in contact with a couple of companies within the Republic who might be able to help them. The companies who responded were sympathetic of the pirates’ plight but made it clear that their assistance is going to involve more than just weapons. Luuridine Industries that helped the Camino pirates and Nerinesi Manufacturing that helped the Vitam pirates created hidden star gates forwarding the designs to the pirates to create one at the opposite end to avoid detection by Republic proximity sensors. Once connected, the companies provided the pirates with not only advance weapons systems, but also defense systems, terraforming equipment, agricultural machines and tools, warp drives, star gate equipment and specs, communications arrays, and the means to develop their own equipment when needed. The only things the companies asked for in return are resources and materials that are found only in the systems, to form their own governments, and that they do not use the “gifts” they received to attack the Republic. The pirates agreed to the terms.
Following the advice and guidelines of Luuridine Industries, the newly formed Camino Star Empire began development on a new series of ships to engage other pirate factions and protect their territory. After looking at the technology and capabilities available, the Empire opted for their ships to use railguns as well as laser cannons as their primary weapons and have strong armor over shields, a result of the numerous power reactors needed for the energy weapons and the need to protect them. The shields may not be as strong as the Republic’s much less the Federation’s but the armor is second to none and the Empire even uses nanotechnology to repair damage to the hull.
Upon receiving word that the Republic had developed and deployed battle cruisers to engage larger pirate ships on their borders, the Empire followed suit in case they too engaged larger pirate vessels. Sticking to the modular aspects of the Tristan and the Algos, Imperial engineers decided to stick two Algos hulls and connect them to a larger central section that housed an even larger heavy laser cannon and larger heavier versions of the turrets. This larger section also housed two large hangar bays for the use of deploying shuttles and transports and if need be fighter craft if the situation called for it. This section also made the ship the largest vessel of its class between the Republic’s Chimera Battle Cruiser and the Federation’s Thrasher Dreadnought. Named the Myrmidon Battleship, the ship possesses the most impressive array of firepower found on a ship in the cluster. The ship’s armament includes a massive laser cannon, two heavy laser cannons, twelve heavy torpedo tubes, sixteen dual heavy railgun turrets, thirty dual heavy laser cannons, twenty-six dual railgun turrets, thirty dual laser cannons, and twenty missile launchers. This makes the Myrmidon the most heavily armed warship in the cluster. However, the size and firepower also limit the number of these ships available. Due to the cost of production, there are only 10 of these ships around, but the few engagements the ships have participated in, those who had to face it did not live long enough to regret it.