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Battletech Technical Readout 3067
Prior to the Xin Sheng movement of the early 3060’s the Capellan Confederation was recovering from the horrific losses of the 4th Succession War, and the subsequent purges of Chancellor Romano Liao. While the military was eventually bolstered during this time, and not directly touched by the Clan invasion, the Confederation infrastructure was not quite able to take on a full scale warship project of its own. Subsequently, it had no choice but to join resources with the Free Worlds League.
While working jointly with the Free Worlds League on the Impavido
-class destroyer, Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao ordered the secret development and construction of a much larger vessel.
Suffering some casualties, Death Commandos were able to steal the blueprints for the Free Worlds League’s secret Thera
-class carrier. Along with the production assistance and technical expertise of the Word of Blake -- (who even kept this secret from their own Primus-in-exile, Thomas Marik) -- the Confederation attempted to build a cruiser that would compete hold its own against the massive Thera
Deviating from typical warship design norms, which favored weaponry in lieu of armor, Chancellor Liao insisted that the warship carry as much protection as possible due to the quantity of resources the Confederation was pouring into the