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The flagship Forseti (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))
Affiliation: Galactic Empire
Flag officer: High Admiral Kesler
Type: Battleship
Purpose: Flagship (Kesler Fleet)
Length: 938 metres(FFC7)
Width: 210 metres(FFC7)
Height: 215 metres(FFC7)
Armament: 12 forward cannons (FFC7)
Crew: 894(FFC7)
Status: Active

The Forseti (Japanese: フォルセティ) was the Imperial flagship of High Admiral Ulrich Kesler.


Service history

The Forseti was first observed on campaign during the Lippstadt Rebellion in 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE). The Kesler Fleet fought under the command of Reinhard von Lohengramm's main force, and in particular the two major fleet battles fought between Reinhard's faction and the high nobles outside Geiersburg Fortress. (LOGH: 'Courage and Loyalty', 'The Fall of Goldenbaum')

Following the victory over the high nobles, Kesler raced the Forseti back to Odin to effect the seizure of power from Marquis Klaus von Lichtenlade. (LOGH: 'Farewell, Distant Memories')

With Kesler appointed as Chief of Military Police by Reinhard in 798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE), the Forseti was not an active participant in any further military campaigns.




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Background information

Forseti is an Æsir god of justice and reconciliation in Norse mythology.

Licensed sources

The front section was a modified Wilhelmina class prow, mounting 12 large calibre beam cannons. Powered by a new generator design, these cannons had improved range and firepower.

Below the main cannons was a cluster of 4 large thrusters.

On either side of the lower hull were atmospheric intake ports, for when the ship was flying through planetary atmospheres. Air would be taken in and heated by the main engines before being expelled and steered by nozzles at the rear. The Forseti used a new design of heat exchanger, resulting in higher atmospheric acceleration.

The success of the Forseti design resulted in 2 other flagships being built along its lines, the Skirnir and Salamander, and the Forseti became the 1st ship of the Forseti class of flagships. A distinguishing feature of the ships of this class were the 4 retractable FTL antennas in the rear hull for fleet command and control purposes. (Fleet File Collection Vol.5, Fleet File Collection Vol.7)

The Forseti was well suited for independent action or leading a small fleet. It had an enlarged sensor suite and also an enlarged navigational computer cluster, resulting in shortened warp jump times. It was well supplied with detailed navigational data, making it suited for border system assignment.

The guns had an effective range of 12 light seconds based on Alliance analysis of its performance at the Battle of Amritsar, where the Forseti was observed to hit and destroy an Alliance battleship at that range. (Data Book: Mechanic & Seiyū Encyclopaedia, p. 159)

FFC drawing


Fleet File Collection

The Forseti is included as a model (with both Goldenbaum and Goldenlöwe markings) in Fleet File Collection Vol.7. In a 'Reader Memo', it is revealed that the Forseti design was originally meant to be the Barbarossa. Reworking of the concept sketch led to the Forseti, Salamander, and Skirnir. The in-universe history therefore has become a mirror of the series production history. The 4 rear fin antennas were also a late addition to the design, and were done to reflect Kesler's nature and the value he placed on the gathering of information.

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