Starbase Ronin Specifications

On this page you will find all the information about Starbase Ronin you need in order to post. It includes a short history of the base, a description of the place it is located and the reasoning behind placing a Federation Starbase there. You will also be able to find a short description of the Starbase Class, being Elysian, and the explanation behind the name "Ronin". Use the Menu below for easy navigation.

Specifications - Base History & Location - Lethe IV - Elysian Class Description - What's in the Name?

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Specifications for the Elysian Class Starbase

Ithaca Class
Category: Military Waypoint and Resupply Facility
Expected Duration: 150 years
Time Between Refit: 15 years
Officers: 1500
Enlisted Crew: 5500
Marines: 480
Passengers: 2000
Starship Docking Capacity: 6
Diameter: 3198 metres
Main Height: 914 metres
Overall Height: 920 metres
Decks: 220
Auxiliary Craft
Shuttlebays: 10
Avenger Interceptor: 24
Mustang Space Superiority Fighter: 24
Typhoon Multi-role Assault Fighter: 24
Garrison/Patrol Vessels
Defiant Class Vessel - USS Achilles
Danube Runabout: 10
Delta Flyer Runabout: 2
Talon Scout: 2
Hunley Shuttle: 5
Type 10 Shuttle: 10
Type 18 Shuttle:
Type 6 Shuttle: 15
Type 7 Shuttle: 15
Type 8 Shuttle: 25
Type 9 Shuttle: 20
Argo Transport: 5
Avro Hopper : 3
Tri-Star Hopper: 2
Defensive Systems
Ablative Armour
Structural Integrity Field
Type XII Array: 16
Retractable Weapons Pods
Retractable Weapons Pods: 16
Shielding Systems
Auto-Modulating Shields
Em Dispersal Field
High Capacity Shielding System
Metaphasic Shielding
Probe: 2500
Pulse-Fire Torpedo Launcher
: 6
Photon Torpedoes: 1400
Quantum Torpedoes: 600
Tri-Cobalt Devices: 100

(specifications courtesy of Horizon Fleet )

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Starbase History & Location

Starbase Ronin was finished in the year 2383 and set in the orbit of Lethe IV, a planet very near the Romulan Neutral Zone (RNZ), so near even that in its orbit it will even 'trespass' into the RNZ one third of the year. Several years ago a Starfleet science vessel discovered traces of a very ancient race on the planetside. Because several days later the Planet would re-enter the RNZ they couldn't set up an away team to gather enough specimens and information to make it an interesting study. The Starship Captain send a message to Starfleet Command to request permission to land anyway and remain there for as long as they deemed necessary.

Starfleet Command then opened negotiations with the Romulan Government in an attempt to gather some history on a civilization long lost. Of course the initial reaction was that the Romulans sent a science ship of their own and waited patiently for three days to have the planet in their own territory again, before they started setting up a base camp. While the negotiations continued, the Romulans had the privilege of finding the first of now many known small ancient towns and the artefacts that came with it.

After half a year of slow negotiations, the planet made it a lot easier for the Federation by returning to Federation space thus opening a window of opportunity for them to start a scientific excavation as well. The Romulans had built an establishment and announced it a Colony of the Romulan Empire as "they were there first" which prevented Starfleet from removing them. A second establishment was built, a Starfleet one, and they to claimed the planet as their own as it is in Federation space longer then in Romulan space. The negotiations would now not only be about the ruins but also the colonists.

In the year 2379, days after the Shinzon crisis, Starfleet command decided to take advantage of the unruly and unstable Romulan Star Empire and started the Construction of a starbase in orbit of Lethe IV. The Elysian class starbase would later be known as Starbase Ronin (SB-G-47), finished only just in 2383. The negotiations with the Romulans were re-opened once they had a stable government again, but it was too late for them to put a halt to the construction of the base (as it was nearly finished and still in Federation space).

These negotiations have brought the Romulans and the Federation a lot closer on several political points and also helped a lot in the recently set up Romulan-Federation Exchange program. SBR has now grown out to a lively hub that relays messages to and from the RNZ as well as resupply both Romulan, Federation and even civilian vessels that have business in or through the RNZ.

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Lethe IV

Lethe IV is an M-Class planet, but that is where the similarities with Earth end. It is slightly bigger and takes a longer time to spin around its own axis and the sun. Making the days and years slightly longer (only by two percent though). Lethe IV spends most of its time, two-thirds of the year, in Federation space, this being the biggest argument for it actually being a Federation planet. It has Three Continents, a really small one near the polar region, a big (about North America sized) one near the equator and the final one being slightly smaller then the second one.

The violent weather patterns across much of the planet have slowed archaeological work, as storms frequently disrupt digging sites and slow traffic to and from the planet. Thunder marks summer evenings, and blizzards mark the wintertime in temperate zones. Though volcanic activity may account for much of the preservation of ancient artefacts, eruptions are less common now. Unfortunately, the more common atmospheric disturbances often delay shuttle traffic to and from the starbase.

In recent years the two settlements on the planet have developed into small towns, both on the same continent as most signs of civilisation was found on that continent during initial scans. There are some smaller settlements on the other big continent but the snow covered one has been left a bit for now as early scans didn't indicate any signs of archaeological interest.

The Federation-built town, called Cochran Town, is home to 3748 scientists and their families, although in recent times more and more civillians and merchants have settled down on the planet. It also has a state of the art Medical facility, an independent police force and a fully functional mall which also marks the centre of the town. There is also a scientific lab to examine all the artefacts found and with limited capability to track astrophysical phenomenon.

The Romulan-built town, called New Reteg, however is far more spartan. With boring plain coloured housing and not to many accommodations. It was just built as a place for the work force to come home to and relax, there is a standard Romulan Medical facility but in severe cases of injuries or other life threatening situation some Romulans travel to the Federation town. There are also no public places, in the form of bars, malls and the like. The centre of the town is marked by a big Astrophysics lab with state of the art equipment to study and track the stars and other spacial phenomenon as well as the local weather. As such the Romulan town is only slightly smaller then the Federation one, because there are more resident scientists. There is also a Romulan security force present and there are rumours of there being a base of operations for the Tal'Shiar as well.

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Elysian Class Description

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"What's in the Name?"

Starbase Ronin, named after the 47 Ronin from ancient tales from Japan. A Ronin is a Samurai who has become leaderless/clanless, since a Ronin is leaderless they are no longer Samurai, as this word is derived from the Japanese word for "to serve". It was given to the base not only because of the number, being 47, but also because of its placement, which leaves it 'leaderless' until the negotiations can finally be finished.

The tale of the forty-seven Ronin is a is a prototypical Japanese story. Described by one noted Japan scholar as the country's "national legend", it recounts the most famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushido. The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (became ronin) after their master was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira, who had insulted him. They avenged him by killing the court official after patiently waiting and planning for over a year. In turn, they were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder, as they had known they would be—the tale being about the honourable fulfilment of revenge, especially for an honourable leader. (source: Wikipedia)

The starbase is locally know by this name since its commission in 2383, emphasising how leaderless and remote the residents and officers of the Starbase really feel, since officially the base is not under Federation nor Romulan rule.