Guardians of the Stars
- Era: Modern Space Era
- Manufacturer: Caliphate Shipyards
- Government(s)/Organization(s): Imirian Caliphate
- Type: Destroyer
- Size: Medium/Large
- Crew: 86
- Speed: C
- Cruise: 20G
- Max: 140G
- LGS: 2:10
- FTL: Commercial Linear Type 2 (2 ly/m)
- Agility: C+
- Armor: C
- Endurance: C
- Weapons: 1 Spinal Railgun, 3 Heavy Railgun Turrets, 12 Laser Turrets
- Defenses: ECM
- Sensors: C
- Small Craft Capacity: 2 Exposed Flight Bays (4 Large Docks, 6 Medium Docks), 2 Full-Sized Docking Ports (2 XL sized mounts)
The Kotiya Destroyer is built along similar lines to the SAN Inazuma Destroyer, though it’s main railgun is smaller (50% smaller) and less central to the design. The lower size of it’s main gun allows a broader weapons mix than the Inazuma mounts, though the weapons themselves are less powerful. It’s also much larger than most destroyers and easily could be considered a full cruiser to some. The hangar bays it mounts are another reason it is sometimes considered to be a full cruiser, however it lacks any of the extras most cruiser have being designed specifically to fight.
It’s main gun is a large spinal railgun extending out the front. To the upper rear are three triple barreled heavy railgun turrets capable of providing heavy firepower in most directions. To provide point defense and an extra kick at closer range are 12 dual barrel laser turrets. It also typically carries six Cyclone Space Fighters, two Drakon Aerospace Fighters, and two Prophet Aerospace Fighters. However the exact mix can vary, including the ability to carry a pair of Desert Scorpian Corvettes on it’s docking ports.
It’s gravitics are second generation, though an odd mix. It mounts a second generation LGS with a commercial FTL drive. The Imirians lack access to military type 2 drives, so they bought a commercial FTL core to power it instead.