The Sharie-class is a large battleship used by the Star Army of Yamatai. It is built by Ketsurui Fleet Yards and replaced the Yuumi-class Battleship and Chiharu-class Flagship. It is named after Ketsurui Sharie.
The Sharie Battleship represents the power of the Yamataian military and is a centerpiece of the Star Army's fleets. Designed for direct combat in fleet engagements, it is imposing in size and capabilities: heavily armored and heavily shielded, the Sharie carries a massive coaxial anti-fleet weapons array.
In additional to the main weapons array, the Sharie is armed with 28 super-heavy turrets, evenly distributed between its upper and lower sides. These turrets are the largest and most powerful ever installed on a Yamataian starship and are equivalent in firepower to the main cannons used on smaller starships like the Plumeria class. The Sharie's firepower coupled with it speed, heavy armor, and command capability make it ideal for facing groups of ships that outnumber it. The battleship is rounded out with generously distributed anti-fighter missile and beam turrets, torpedo launchers, and mobile weapon pods.
The Sharie is also versatile; in addition to its role as a battleship, it also serves a light carrier for starfighters and its starship docking ports allow it to serve as a supply and recreational hub for fleets. The ship's size allows it to have more crew amenities than most other starships; this, combined with its relative safety, make it a prized assignment among Star Army personnel.
The Sharie's basic design lineage comes from the enlarged shape of the Irim-class Gunship: it has a dual pronged nose and T-shaped main body (when views from the front). From above, the Sharie looks like a spear point with a notch cut from the tip. The large ship is equipped with gorgeously glowing teal engines in two clusters of three, placed on either side of a huge circular main engine. On the main body and engine rests a massive launch bay and attached runway. The ship's hull is two-toned, with some parts (especially the center) a dark gray while other parts are the standard blue-gray. As with all modern Star Army vessels, it is marked with a Star Army Hinomaru on its dorsal surface.
It was YE 29. Seven years since their creation, the YE 22 Yuumi-class Battleships were outdated and the four-year-old Chiharu-class Flagships found themselves being used for battleship work. It was clear that one or both of the aging classes needed replacement, but developing a new battleship would be a long and difficult task.
The First Expeditionary Fleet's branch of Ketsurui Fleet Yards began design work on the B3 Battleship Project in early YE 29, hoping to produce a next-generation battleship by YE 30. After Taisho Ketsurui Sharie was killed by the Mishhuvurthyar that year, Ketsurui Fleet Yards decided honor her with the ship's class name. In YE 30, construction began on the prototype, named YSS Concordia. Work continued on the class for another year, until in the second half of YE 31, the class was finally certified as ready for action to participate in the Second Mishhuvurthyar War, where it performed admirably with only a handful of the class lost in battle.
By YE 35, the Sharie had become widely used in the Star Army and became the backbone of major operations by Star Army fleets. Under the Star Army's five-year equipment review cycle, the class's usage authorization was extended as expected and it received an incremental redesign, resulting in a slightly altered appearance in models built after YE 35.
In YE 37, all Sharies - including the newly-commissioned YSS Takamagahara - were retrofitted with the Standard Large Starship Bridge, as part of an experimental upgrade intended to bolster the battleship's already-formidable combat prowess.
The Sharie is large, but is significantly smaller than the Kyoto (1905m), Takumi (2700m), Chiharu (5000m), and Katsuko (7000m) classes. Its moderate size allows for it to be produced within the construction bays of an Iori-Class Star Fortress.
See Damage Rating (Version 2) for an explanation of the damage system.
|Category||Starship Type||Sublight Engines||Distortion Field||Hyperspace Drive|
|1||Standard Warships||.375c (~112,422 kilometers per second)||18,750c (~2.14 ly/h)||394,470c (0.75 ly/m)|
|1-12||Command Tower, Residential Pyramids, Launch Areas|
|51-118||Lower Tower (“The Fin”)|
There are 6 total primary docking areas (3 port 3 starboard) but smaller ships might be able to cluster up. The FTL bubbles include the docking areas so the docked ships are able to travel with the battleship while attached.
The systems used in the Sharie are the standard Star Army technology.
Protip: By tilting the battleship's nose downward, all fourteen dorsal turrets can hit the same target at once.