Dreadnoughts are kilometer-long capital ships mounting heavy, long-range firepower. They are only deployed for the most vital missions. A dreadnought’s power lies in the length of its main gun. Dreadnoughts range from 800 meters to one kilometer long, with a main gun of commensurate length. . Each slug from their main gun has the kinetic energy of about 38 kilotons of TNT.
As of 2183, the ravarsi had 37 dreadnoughts, the kreitosh had 21, the veratoss had 16, and the humans had 6.
Dreadnoughts are so large that it is impossible to safely land them on a planet, and must discharge their drive cores into the magnetic field of a planet while in orbit. The decks of large vessels are arranged perpendicular to the ship’s axis of thrust, so that the “top” decks are towards the front of the ship and the “bottom” decks are towards the rear of the ship.