About 200 years ago, colonists aboard the Republic colony ship Griffon decided to stage the destruction of their ship in order to start their own lives outside the control and influence of the Novus Orsa Republic. After the successful ploy and the half-hearted investigation done by Republic investigators, the two thousand colonists with the help of fold drive-capable freighters moved deep into the Southwest Region of the star cluster until they came across a habitable world. The system was called “Improbus” which means “ruthless” in the ancient Terran language of Latin as a reminder of the control they were under while they were in the Republic. Deeming the democracy that the Republic uses as “harsh and discriminatory” as a form of government, the colonists chose to use a form of monarchy with a king and queen based using the people who helped them escape the Republic as the ruling party. Eventually a parliament was formed but the king and queen have the final say on matters and decisions of parliament.
Because there were so few colonists, an effort to increase the population by artificial gestation (aka test tube babies) was put into effect and after twenty years increased the population from two thousand up to two million. Anyone who was conceived naturally by the original colonists was of “honorable bloodline” and had a higher standing than those who were artificially breed. However, an extensive educational program was put into place at the moment the children are able to actually retain knowledge that taught them how to do jobs and be raised to do that specific job as well as their place in society to minimalize or eliminate any possible rebellion. These jobs ranged from agriculture and waste management to production assembly and security.
Not fearing any possible exposure to the Republic, the Improbus Dominion continued to expand its territories around the outer edges of the star cluster using vessels with current weaponry from the Republic as well as designs. However, the Dominion knew that it could fall behind the times without contact from the Republic much like the pirates and sent people to infiltrate the Republic. Eventually some of them worked for the companies who helped assist the Empire and the Federation secretly in their development. Knowing this fact, the Dominion was able to create brand new ships with the new technology the Empire and the Federation was using and set out a plan to get rid of all three nations in the star cluster putting everyone under the rule of the Dominion. Unfortunately, this plan had failed and now the Dominion is at risk of exposure to all three nations as their spies are being detained after an intense investigation by Admiral Trent of the Republic and the discovery of their frigates in the Transitus system where the wreck of the Griffon resides.
While the Dominion has reached a population two billion in the after almost two centuries, the fact of the matter is that it is still less than the Republic and that the vast majority of the population is working mostly logistical and mundane work for the Dominion. In order to expand the military power and influence of the Dominion Royal Navy, the king and queen approved of the notion to make the ships as automated as possible with the frigates and destroyers being completely automated. In order to accomplish this, Minions who were among the colonists were instructed to create brain modules similar to their own but without a will or self-consciousness of their own. While the Minions were reluctant at first to follow such a request due to the strides their kind had taken to prevent such actions taken involving their kind, the Minions determined that as long as there is no will or self-consciousness that the modules would be no different from those found in drones. Once that reluctance was put aside, the new ships began to roll off the assembly lines.
Once it was discovered that the Republic, the Empire, and the Federation were building ships larger than destroyers, namely the Republic’s Chimera battle cruiser, the Empire’s Myrmidon battleship, and the Federation’s Thrasher dreadnought, the Dominion did not waste any time in the development of their own dreadnought design. Sticking to the modular design of the Gailstorm and the Tornado, the Dominion Royal Navy design team stuck with the vertical orientation of the destroyers by taking two of the Tornado sections to be mounted vertically and two Gailstorm sections to be mounted horizontally to a completely new central section. The central section from the front looks like a plus shape with a four-point star pointing diagonally. To confront the heavier ships of the other nations of the star cluster, designers decided to drop the idea of collapsible heavy cannons and use the same design of heavy cannons the Federation uses on the Thrasher dreadnoughts. However, instead of firing projectile rounds like the Federation, the engineers changed them to fire heavy particle beams to save on loading the ship up with any more ammo. There is also a mega particle beam cannon in the center of the central fuselage which serves as the ship’s primary weapon. The new ship, designated the Hurricane Dreadnought, was also designed as strictly a manned vessel though there is some automation on board to handle the more mundane functions of the ship such as maintenance and repairs. The total firepower of the ship includes the mega particle beam cannon, thirty-six quad heavy particle cannons, twenty-four medium railguns, sixty-four dual railgun turrets, and eighty dual laser cannons. This makes it the most heavily armed vessel of its class between the four nations and the multitude of engines makes it the fastest of its class. However, the ship was designed only to fight against the Chimera, Myrmidon, and Thrasher class of ships. It is unknown if the vessel is capable of going one-on-one with the Republic’s Wyvern class battleship, but since there is only one Wyvern there isn’t much of a chance of it engaging any Hurricanes unless the Wyvern is committed to a battle against them.