The Corvolt Imperium was created in 1740 ABY from the remnants of the Blackwing Resurgence.
The Blackwing War Edit
The discovery of an anomalous structure known as the "FutureTech Bioweapons Division" on Korriban in 1502 ABY led to a shocking revelation. The team investigating the site found evidence that the anomalous artifacts that had been turning up since the 1420s ABY were not part of their universe at all- rather, they came from another dimension entirely. Within the complex, one of the Galactic Alliance security team soldiers accidentally sparked off the worst disaster in galactic history when he dropped a container full of a far worse strain of the Blackwing virus. Within 3 weeks, the virus had infected a massive wave of galactic alliance and imperial starship crews, decimating navies and preventing the usual mehod of bioweapon containment (sterilizing infected worlds with orbital bombardments) due to a lack of effective capital ships. The so-called "Blackwing War", a desperate last stand against the undead hordes, was the bloodiest war ever recorded by galactic historians.
Fall of Anaxes Edit
After the Blackwing War ended in 1503 ABY, trillions of lives were lost, 99.9999% of galactic population having been killed or zombified by or as a result of the virus. The majority of survivors, 5,000 adults and children of various species, banded together on Anaxes, swearing to rid the galaxy of the infection. Eventually, the settlement was overcome by a hungry, infected Yuuzhan Vong worldship, but a single Eclipse III-class dreadnought escaped from Anaxes, carrying the few artifacts that remained, including an anomalous ancient recording disc, and the few hundred humans who were now among the last uninfected life in the galaxy.
Military organization Edit
The Army and Navy are separate independent forces, neither answering truly to the other. Navy High Command is separated into Fleet Command and Stormtrooper Command. The army have their own starships crewed by their personnel, but these are purely armed transports for troops and vehicles, with the Navy packing the real firepower. The Army is one of the largest ever, second only to the Old Empire under Emperor Palpatine.
Stormtrooper Corps Edit
Corvolt stormtroopers wear armour similar to that of Old Empire stormtroopers, and are armed with Blaster rifles, Shotguns and Laser Chainguns to employ against infantry, plus multi-purpose Rocket Launchers mainly used to destroy vehicles and shoulder-fired ion cannons for anti-droid use. The new Heavy Stormtrooper force wears large, heavily armoured suits, based on the phase III dark troopers of the Galactic Empire, and use heavier weapons like Slugthrowers and Arc Casters. The old concept of the incinerator trooper corps was also revived early on, and this task force remains an integral part of the Corvolt army.
Since Stormtroopers serve almost exclusively as Space Marines due to being part of the Navy, the Army have their own infantry for planetary operations.
Ground Vehicles Edit
XR-87 Tank Droid Edit
An improved model of the old Imperial XR-85, similar in appearance to the original but carrying more modern armament. The design quickly proved it's worth during the conflict with the Rakata and served well throughout the Zidrii War.
Scarab Assault Tank Edit
A 50-ton tracked tank armed with a 66mm calibre railgun, designed during the war with the Rakata.
Superheavy assault vehicle/ wheeled A10 Juggernaut Edit
The pinnacle of Corvolt ground warfare, second only to the Orgasmatron for armour and firepower. The A10 is basically a 13,000 ton wheeled tank, usually known as a "Continental Siege Unit". A10s are powered by massive nuclear fusion reactors; at the time the A10 was entering the design stage, this method of power generation was deemed safer than hypermatter-annihalation reactors as nuclear power requires no hypermatter and so was unaffected by Zidrii Hypermatter Detonation Devices.
Mark XXXIII Siege/Assault Tank Edit
Weighing no less than 32,000 tons, the Mark XXXIII is a massive tracked tank, commonly referred to as a "Planetary Siege Unit" as a single Mark XXXIII can effectively occupy and garrison a whole planet. Kirov possesses the only Mark XXXIII ever built christened Orgasmatron, which only he is allowed to command in combat. Orgasmatron's functions are controlled by a sentient AI named Rommel, which can perform any mathematical calculation ever comprehended within a few picoseconds and even fuse with Kirov's mind using a unique neural uplink/meld. The Mark XXXIII is effectively the embodiment of Kirov's ground combat strategy- Direct assault with overwhelming firepower to crush and demoralize all enemy resistance.
Pellaeon-III class star Destroyer Edit
Designed by the old Empire to replace the ageing imperial-IV and obsolete Imperial-V and Pellaeon-II, the Pellaeon-III was never produced in that era due to the Blackwing War. After reclaiming Kuat, the Corvolt founders began to use this design of starship.
Ares class interdiction Dreadnought Edit
A 22.2 km long interdictor, designed to pluck enemy supply convoys out of hyperspace using Gravity Well Projectors before pounding them into oblivion- it can rip a starship apart using only tractor beams, never mind armament challenging most older dreadnoughts and SSDs.
Imperium-L class City Ship/Meta star Destroyer "Capitolis"Edit
When the Corvolt founders were deciding on what to have as their capital planet, one eccentric young politician had a brilliant idea: have the capital on a starship! This avoided a lot of problems as no one politician could be seen as superior because the capital was in the territory where their views were favoured; the Capitolis, as the ship became known, would drift across the Imperium, visiting different planets along its never-ending tour.
While the original design called for a 260 km Ultra star destroyer, various upscalings took place until the final schematics for Capitolis brought forth a design for a monster ship unlike any other- a 1,280 km Meta star Destroyer.