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Rebel basestar

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Rebel basestar
Rebel basestar
Race: Cylon
Type: Military
FTL: Yes
Propulsion:
Crew: Cylon Centurions, the Hybrid
Capacity:
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XO: {{{xo}}}
Role: * Command and control
* Carrier / battleship
Weapons: {{{weapons}}}
Armaments: * 220 nuclear and conventional missile tubes
Defenses: * Raider screen
Aircraft: * Small Raider compliment
* Small Heavy Raider compliment
Aviation facilities: * Central hangar deck
* 792 Raider storage bays
Fate: Freed, circa YR04 (4 ACH)
Emblem: [[Image:{{{patch}}}|175px|Ship's patch]]
Other Images: Gallery
Dimensions
Length: {{{length}}}
Width: 3382 feet (1030.69m)[1]
Height: 870 feet (265.17m)
Weight: {{{weight}}}
Wingspan: {{{wingspan}}}
Other: {{{otherdi}}}

The rebel basestar is one among many others in the Cylon fleet before the outbreak of the Cylon Civil War. It was captured by a Six named Natalie Faust, after she removed the Telencephalic inhibitors from the Centurions stationed aboard the vessel, where they then killed the Ones, Fours, and Fives after learning of their plan to lobotomize the Raider compliment, segregating a number of Sixes, Twos, Eights, and later, a lone Three from the others (TRS: "Six of One").


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History

Cavil's Ambush

The ship is the only surviving rebel basestar out of several that breaks away from the John Cavil's Cylon loyalists. The rest of the rebel fleet is ambushed by the Ones, Fours, and Fives far from a Resurrection Ship, making their destruction permanent (TRS: "The Ties That Bind").

The Rebel Baseship barely escapes Cavil's ambush, taking refuge in the relative safety of a nearby gas giant (TRS: "Faith"). It falls under Colonial command when the rebel Cylons agree to Admiral William Adama's authority, and is directed to rendezvous with the Fleet after being located by the civilian vessel Demetrius, however, a failure in Demetrius' FTL engine causes the baseship to jump to the fleet alone, nearly colliding with several fleet vessels, and forcing Galactica to scramble its Vipers amongst the panicking civilian fleet (TRS: "Guess What's Coming to Dinner?").

Resurrection Hub and Finding Earth

Shortly after, the baseship participates in an attack on the main Cylon Resurrection Hub, jumping to it after the ship's Hybrid is brought back online. It is successful in rescuing a Three before destroying the station (TRS: "Sine Qua Non", "The Hub"). The baseship joins the Fleet as they make the jump to Earth shortly after the battle (TRS: "Revelations").

Joining Galactica's Fleet

Since joining the fleet, the ship is under constant repair, by utilizing the organic resin to restrengthen the hull, as well as rebuild the missing outer edges of the ship (TRS: "Deadlock"). Once becoming an established fleet ship with representation, the basestar is essential in resupplying the Fleet with needed supplies and equipment. In order to find a habitable planet as quickly as possible, all fleet ships were to get Cylon enhancements to their jump drives, an order which nearly caused the collapse of the already fragile population. In order to preserve their independence, the Colonials decide that no Cylon will step aboard a civilian vessel without the express permission of its captain (TRS: "The Oath").

Mutiny aboard Galactica

During the events of Gaeta's Mutiny, President Roslin takes refuge aboard the basestar after fleeing Galactica. The baseship in turn is ready to flee out of concern for its safety, however, Roslin persuades the Cylons to position themselves in the civilian fleet to prevent being fired upon. President Roslin is about to take the basestar and attack Galactica, however, the mutineers are put down before a shot is fired from either vessel (TRS: "The Oath", "Blood on the Scales").

Liberation

Months after fleeing the burnt out remains of the Thirteenth Colony, the basestar is chosen as the new flagship after the order is given to abandon the crippled Galactica. Acting Admiral Louis Hoshi is given command of the baseship (and the Fleet) after Galactica leaves for the Cylon Colony, in one last draw for the child, Hera Agathon, while the baseship stays behind and maintains a watchful eye over the civilian fleet. When a habitable planet is found by Galactica, the Colonials return ownership of the baseship back to the Cylons, who in turn, give the ship to the freed Centurions remaining on board. While the Colonials settle their new home, the baseship jumps away for parts unknown (TRS: "Daybreak, Part II").

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Historical

Ancient Kobolian: Galleon


Colonial Military

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Battlestars: Galactica | Pegasus | Valkyrie | Columbia | Archeron
Osiris | Yashuman | Triton | All Named | All Unnamed

Support Ship Types: Loki type | Berzerk type | Defender type | Catamaran type | Watersled type

Support Ships: Loki | Berzerk | Brenik | All Unnamed

Auxiliary Craft: Viper Mark II | Viper Mark III | Viper Mark VII | Stealthstar | Blackbird | Raptor | Atmospheric Shuttle

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Pre-Cylon War: Air Force Viper | Blackhawk | Graystone blimp | Jump ship | Phoenix

Virtual aircraft: Autogyro | Dreadnaught | Vintage Viper

Post-Fall Civilian Fleet: Astral Queen | Cloud 9 | Colonial One | Daru Mozu | Demetrius | Gemenon Traveler | Gideon
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Civilian Ship Types: Passenger liners | Mining ships | Repair ships | Tylium refinery ships | Research ships

Civilian Operators: Gemon Liners | Pan Galactic | Saggitarian Spaceways | Eversun


Cylon

Basestar Types: Cylon War Era basestars | Modern basestar | Guardian basestar | Rebel basestar

Support Ships: Resurrection Ship | Reconnaissance Drone | Freighter

Auxiliary Craft: Cylon War Era Raider | Modern Raider | Heavy Raider

Cylon Stations: Cylon Refinery | The Colony | Resurrection Hub



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