Death Star II (DS-2)

Craft: Custom Deep Space Battle Station
Type: Deep space mobile battle station
Scale: Death Star
Length: 160 km diameter
Skill: Battle station piloting: Death Star
Crew: 485560, gunners: 152276, skeleton 127850/+15.
Crew Skill: Astrogation 5D+1, battle station piloting 6D, capital ship gunnery 5D, starship gunnery 4D+2.
Passengers: 1295950 (troops), 127570 (stormtroopers), 75860 (starship support staff), 334432 (support ship pilots and crew)
Cargo Capacity: Over one million kilotons.
Consumables: 3 years.
Cost: Not available for sale.
Hyperdrive Multiplier: x3
Hyperdrive Backup: x20
Nav Computer: Yes
Space: 2
Hull: 18D
Shields: 3D

Sensors:
Passive: 350/1D
Scan: 1500/2D
Search: 7500/3D
Focus: 60/4D+2

Weapons:

Superlaser
Fire Arc: Forward
Crew: 168, skeleton 48/+10
Scale: Death Star
Skill: Capital ship gunnery: superlaser
Body: 12D (capital scale)
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-20/40/100
Damage: 2D to 16D

15000 Turbolaser Batteries
Fire Arc: Turrett
Crew: 3
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship gunnery
Body: 3D (capital scale)
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-5/10/15
Damage: 5D

15000 Heavy Turbolasers
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 4
Scale: Starfighter
Skill: Starship gunnery
Body: 4D (capital scale)
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-7/15/30
Damage: 7D

2500 Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 3
Scale: Capital
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Body: 4D (capital scale)
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-5/10/15
Damage: 7D

5000 Laser Cannons
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 3
Scale: Starship
Skill: Starship gunnery
Body: 4D (capital scale)
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-5/10/15
Damage: 7D

5000 Ion Cannons
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 4
Scale: Captial
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Body: 4D (capital scale)
Fire Control: 1D
Space Range: 1-3/7/10
Damage: 4D

768 Tractor Beam Emplacements
Fire Arc: Turret
Crew: 6
Scale: Capital
Skill: Capital ship gunnery
Body: 5D (capital scale)
Fire Control: 3D
Space Range: 1-5/10/25
Damage: 5D

Game Notes:
Power: The second Death Star’s power systems can generate 2D of damage per minute, up to a maximum of 16D damage. However the energy cells in this design can produce 48D per day without severely straining the energy reactors.The Death Star’s superlaser can fire at 1/4 power to destory a city, 1/2 power to destory a small moon or ship, 3/4 power to destroy a plantary shield, or maximum power to destroy a large planet.

Size: Due to the immense size of the Death Star, it is divided into 24 distinct zones, each equally equipped wih weapons. Only weapons within the specific zone adjacent to an attacking ship can be brought to bear at any given time; often, the actual number of weapons that can be brought to bear is significantly lower.

Background: The DS-2 Death Star II Mobile Battle Station, also known as the Death Star MK. 2, or simply the second Death Star, was a partially completed moon-sized battle station constructed by the Galactic Empire as the successor to the first Death Star. A larger and more powerful Death Star, the second Death Star’s long-term purpose was similar to the first: to terrorize planets and star systems in league with the Rebel Alliance through the use of its planet-destroying superlaser. However, the Death Star II also served another purpose: luring the Rebels into a battle that would, the Empire hoped, destroy them once and for all. Though designed in the likeness of its predecessor’s appearance and function, the DS-2 Death Star saw a technical improvement through the incorporation of millions of millimeter-sized heat-dispersion tubes in place of the two-meter-wide thermal exhaust port exploited by the Rebel Alliance at the Battle of Yavin.

Secretly constructed in orbit around the forest moon of Endor, the Death Star II was larger than its 160-kilometer-wide predecessor and was constructed using more efficient methods. Positioned in synchronous orbit above Endor, the battle station was protected by a deflector shield projected by a ground-based shield generator. With the superlaser being the main priority, the weapon was completed by 4 ABY while the rest of the superstructure was still under construction. After the Empire secretly leaked the location of the “incomplete” second Death Star to Bothan spies working for the Rebellion, the Alliance Fleet arrived at Endor and were shocked to find the superlaser fully operational. In the ensuing battle, Rebel ground forces managed to destroy the shield generator protecting the Death Star, allowing Rebel starships to infiltrate the battle station’s reactor core and destroy the station. Combined with the deaths of Emperor Sheev Palpatine and his apprentice, the Sith Lord Darth Vader, the destruction of the second Death Star was a significant defeat for the Empire. Within a year, the fractured Empire formally surrendered to the Rebellion’s recently introduced government, the New Republic. Some of what little remained of the battle station fell on the waters of the ocean moon of Kef Bir.

PT White

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