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Star Army Spire, Type 32

The Spire is a class of planetary megastructure built by the Yamatai Star Empire beginning in YE 32. These symbols of power serve as bases for Star Army Legions units and some Star Army space fleets.


The spire is two kilometers in height. It may be either built entirely on a planet's surface, or the base can be built on a planet while the main body is built in a shipyard and docked later. Most spires are built with recycled frame and armor parts from Chiharu-class Flagships and are built to last, with an estimated lifespan of at least 100 years.

In the event of an emergency, the Spire is equipped with anti-gravity systems that allow it to detach from its base and rise into planetary orbit, where it can wait for the emergency to pass. If leaving a planet, the spire must be towed by starships to its position as it has no STL or FTL drive systems. The interior is compartmentalized with Forcefield-Nested Isolation Doors and is environmentally contained.

Damage Capacity

See Damage Rating (Version 3) for an explanation of the damage system.

  • Tower: 60 SP (Starship Scale)
  • Dome Shields: 60 SP (Threshold 5) + 10 SP per shield tower in its shield network.

Function and Layout

Dominating the landscape, the spire is a vertical military base and industrial center in a way that is somewhat equivalent to a starbase. Spires are used as command centers for cities or even whole planets. The spire has a capacity of over 250,000 people. It is also compatible with the Ke-P3 Series Defense Towers and can serve as the center tower in a planetary shield network.

There are 500 above-ground levels of the tower (4 meters each).

Upper Levels

The Spire's upper levels contain:

Middle Levels

The Spire's middle levels are used for industrial purposes. They contain:

Lower Levels

  • Barracks
  • Combat Command Center
  • Storage
  • Utilities


The spire's base section contains:

  • Ground vehicle depots
  • Train stations, if a rail system is present in its locale.

OOC Notes

Authored by Wes and approved by Nashoba on April 15, 20101)

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