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First Galactic Defense Fleet

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At the very end of the trailing edge of the Carina-Sagittarius Arm, adjacent to the Milky Way Transgalactic Entrance, lies the Federation’s First Galactic Defense Fleet. Hundreds of millions of warships are gathered in a 1.2 light year sphere of relatively open space, among them the colossal Gliesen superdreadnaughts, powerful Vilini battleships, versatile Terran supercarriers and warp attack ships, stalwart Jylkyn cruisers and frigates, and even the nimble Mercurian scout ships and pinnaces. The sheer combined firepower of the fleet, if brought to bear, can reduce the worlds of dozens of star systems to molten slag, if not vaporize them outright with the use of antimatter missiles, or consume them with subdimensional warheads. But as it stands, the First Galactic is far more effective as extragalactic deterrence. The last engagement that the fleet ever served in took place during the Imperial Andromedan-Federal Milky Way War, commonly known in the Local Group as the Great Extragalactic War, as it was the very first, and last, of its kind. A conflict so costly, and so destructive, that no galactic power ever repeated it, as the balance of peace between the three main galaxies has lasted some ten thousand years. Hundreds of species serve in the First Galactic, often the more aggressive and/or defensive in nature, proudly. And while the fleet hasn’t fought in ages, it continues to conduct major exercises, peacekeeping operations, and reviews to maintain its edge.

As part of the Spirals of Tomorrow shared universe project.

Commissioned artwork by Chris Sumner colourbrand.deviantart.com
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DeadCobra's avatar
This is so very fun
Captain-Kronos's avatar
Loving what looks like a pair of SPESS submarines on the mid-left of the image. Reminds me a bit of the space submarine used by the Comet Empire in the original Star Blazers S2. Very nice other ships, getting a bit of a Homeworld vibe from a couple of the ships. Very nice background lore as well!
Colourbrand's avatar
Trust me sir - it was sheer co-incidence :)

But loving the Homeworld vibe there :)

Cheers :D
RJDETONADOR97's avatar
Good masterpiece!
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RJDETONADOR97's avatar
You're welcome, man
jigsawkill's avatar
Strange looking Seperatist ships..... 
Colourbrand's avatar
Nah - no six sided logo - :)
jigsawkill's avatar
LOL

I know but the designs look CIS like. :)  
Colourbrand's avatar
Think its the livery :) But hey, blue's been about since creation :)

Cheers mukka :D
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LordArcheronVolistad's avatar
"Hundreds of millions of ships... Vaporize dozens of star systems"
I see you are a far-future content creator of culture as well
It is quite rare to see concepts od fictional sci-fi factions of the scale, tech and timeframe you do and make all their details and feats realistic and believable, so thank you for doing so!
Sbypjy111497's avatar
Wait a minute.....THIS ISNT STAR WARS?????
Colourbrand's avatar
Na - no X-wings ;)
Sbypjy111497's avatar
And now........I’m depressed Depressed 
Mangetsu20's avatar
Amazing!

What is this Shared Universe Project entailed? O:
Shoguneagle's avatar
Takes place 700,000 years in the future and binds the galaxies and dwarf galaxies of the Local Group. Other material can be found here:

www.deviantart.com/spiralsofto…

www.deviantart.com/spiralsofto…
Mangetsu20's avatar
Oh that's cool! Thanks for informing me ^^
Fuego-fantasmal's avatar
This looks really awesome. La la la la 
Colourbrand's avatar
Thank you kindly :)
Fuego-fantasmal's avatar
You are welcome. :) (Smile) 
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