Zhodani Navy

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The Zhodani Navy is formally known as the Zhodani Consulate Combined Interstellar Forces, and is one of the most potent armed forces in Charted Space.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

Zhodani Consulate Combined Interstellar Forces

  • The Zhodani maintain well-trained and supplied armies and navies of considerable size.
  • The Zhodani Military maintains both a formal, standing army of active service, the Zhodani Consulate Combined Interstellar Forces, as well as a reserve system, the Zhodani Consulate Auxiliary Guard, of auxiliary military forces for call-up upon need.
  • Nobles and Intendants serve as officers, in most command positions, while Proles overwhelmingly form enlisted rank and file, who mostly serve as combat arms (infantry) and in support roles (logistics, maintenance, etc.).

Image Repository[edit]

Combatant Largecraft & Bigcraft[edit]

  1. TBD

Non-combatant & Paramilitary Largecraft & Bigcraft[edit]

  1. Two Ninz class Scouts approaching target on a strike mission.
    Ninz-Scout-CT-RESIZE-Keith-ACS-1 29-Oct-2019c.jpg

Combatant & Noncombatant Smallcraft[edit]

  1. Two Kia class Heavy Fighters approaching target on a coordinated strike mission.
    Kia-Fighter-CT-RESIZE-Keith-ACS-1 29-Oct-2019b.jpg
  2. A sleek and deadly Tlatl class Fighter.
    Tlatl-Fighter-1-MGT-RESIZE-Zhodani-pg-104 03-Nov-2019b.jpg

Goals (Mission)[edit]

Expansion coreward in support of the expeditions is a very high priority. Maintenance of border security throughout the rest of Consular Space is a dedicated emphasis. Checking the expansion of aggressive border states to support long term security for zhodani civilization is also a major objective for the naval forces.

Strategy & Doctrine (Operations)[edit]

Their forces maintain a high state of readiness and once a conflict has started, they have historically conducted well-planned, long-duration aggressive campaigns deep into enemy territory with the objective of isolating and laying siege to high value, high population planets.

Rank & Grade (Hierarchy)[edit]

Some of the organizational ranks and grades used by this force are included in the following table:

Consular Navy Ranks
(Approximate Translations)
Commissioned Officers (Nobles & Intendants)
O10 » Consular Officer
O9 » Provincial/Sector Officer
O8c » Fleet Officer (First Rank)
O8b » Fleet Officer (Second Rank)
O8a » Fleet Officer (Third Rank)
O7 » Squadron Officer (= Chtefchoaz)
O6 » Capital Ship / Battleship Officer
O5 » Cruiser Officer
O4 » Destroyer Officer
O3 » Deck Officer (= Tsantcheil)
O2 » Watch Officer (= Tsantedr)
O1 » Learning Officer (= Ovet')
O0 » Waiting Officer (= "Subaltern")
Enlisted (Ratings) - (Proles)
E9 » Base Leader
E8 » Crew Leader
E7 » Deck Leader
E6 » Compartment Leader
E5 » Section Leader
E4 » Advanced Spacer
E3 » Spacer
E2 » Trainee
E1 » Recruit
E0 » Recruit

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

They have conducted numerous wars along the frontier to blunt imperial expansion into their territory. They have maintained steady state borders along most other fronts for centuries. One notable exception is the massive push toward the galactic core.

Tables of Organization (Organizational Structure)[edit]

The Zhodani Consulate has a more rigid top-down authority than the Imperium. As such, they use a battle squadron built around a major ship, with multiple battle squadrons making up a fleet. A Battleship, Battle Rider Tender or Carrier will have associated Cruisers, Destroyers and Escorts, which will be under the Commodore's direct command. The Commodores of the various squadrons will be under the Fleet Admiral, and the various fleets of a sector under the Sector Admiral. This parallels the Consulate hierarchy of civilian life. [1]

Fleet Composition[edit]

More detailed information about the starship classes and named members of the fleet can be found here:

Representative Equipment & Classes[edit]

The following classes and types form this fleet:

Selected Ship Classes[edit]

Some ship classes widely used within Zhodani Space include:

  1. Aatsdivr class Battle Tender
  2. Achzhdr class Battle Rider
  3. Akrzhdiats class Heavy Cruiser
  4. Anzha class Battle Rider
  5. Badreapr class Strike Destroyer
  6. Banya class Light Fleet Corvette
  7. Berka class Heavy Fleet Corvette
  8. Bra'la class Corvette Transport
  9. Chantoql class Courier
  10. Chatl class Leader Scout
  11. Chatl class Scout
  12. Chazhdr class Light Cruiser
  13. Cheveldi class Battleship
  14. Chiqrr class Battleship
  15. Chonzde class Frontier Merchant
  16. Chtanoql class Scout
  17. Chtierabl class Transport
  18. Chtrfiak class Battleship
  19. Dadiat class Heavy Cruiser
  20. Dezhdrle class Destroyer
  21. Diefr class Belter
  22. Dienjzhiae class Fleet Intelligence Corvette
  23. Dirqral class Battleship
  24. Dlaftpar class Cargo Liner
  25. Dlevrrk class Light Cruiser
  26. Doklen class Armored Destroyer [2]
  27. Dranzhrin class Consular Corvette
  28. Dredlezhdr class Fleet Escort
  29. Driafria class Strike Carrier
  30. Echtover Dazhia class Council Cruiser AKA Dazhia class Council Cruiser
  31. Ejdle class Fleet Escort
  32. Enshbasi class Destroyer
  33. Fanzheinz class Far Trader
  34. Fitl class Strike Cruiser
  35. Frerzhzhdripl class Battle Rider
  36. Iadiadlsiz class Fleet Tanker
  37. Idlev class Superbattleship
  38. Ietlzhdrzhdrkre class Fleet Escort
  39. Ipltsiedle class Destroyer Escort AKA Ipltsiedle class Light Fleet Frigate
  40. Iprtsielezhdr class Battle Rider
  41. Jderveledr class Fleet Carrier
  42. Jdiaklen class Armored Cruiser [3]
  43. Jdimer'Tsie class Battle Rider
  44. Jerzhtsie class Destroyer
  45. Jotvobl class Battleship
  46. Kefchenzh class Armored Cruiser
  47. Kliqrv class Battle Carrier
  48. Lakr class Corvette
  49. Liapryrzh class Battle Carrier
  50. Lienjadl class Battle Cruiser
  51. Lienjshiaflaa class Patrol Corvette
  52. Neivrdlalh class Heavy Cruiser
  53. Nianemiev class Battle Carrier
  54. Nidashiajobr class Light Cruiser
  55. Ninz class Scout
  56. Noql class Free Trader AKA Noql class Transport
  57. Okedi class Battleship
  58. Panjiach class Heavy Cruiser
  59. Plizhdrint class Light Cruiser
  60. Plokl class Escort
  61. Riavl class Light Cruiser
  62. Sarriaklir class Battleship
  63. Shalis class Patrol Corvette
  64. Shianjo class Liner
  65. Shianzpla class Battleship
  66. Shivva class Patrol Frigate
  67. Shivva II class Patrol Frigate AKA Shivva II class Patrol Corvette
  68. Shizhdr class Light Cruiser
  69. Shtiaba class Light Cruiser
  70. Staklen class Frontier Battleship [4]
  71. Stedlas class System Defense Boat
  72. Stisahsheql class Battle Carrier
  73. The Ghost of the Reach class Heavy Scout
  74. Tiaflfiet class Patrol Frigate
  75. Tletlkizhia class Escort
  76. Tliabazhdrinzh class Heavy Cruiser
  77. Type ZC class Courier AKA Vehrsabl class Courier
  78. Type ZHG class Council Cruiser AKA Zhodani Council Cruiser
  79. Vehrsabl class Courier
  80. Vieblazhdr class Heavy Cruiser
  81. Viepchakl class Battleship
  82. Vlezdre' class Light Cruiser
  83. Vlezhdatl class Frontier Cruiser AKA Vlezhdatl class Strike Cruiser AKA Vlezhdatl class Pocket Strike Cruiser
  84. Vozjien class Independent Trader
  85. Vrapkenchkinj class Light Cruiser AKA Vrapkenchkinj class Light Battlecruiser
  86. Yeiklen class Frontier Escort [5]
  87. Yetsabl class Courier
  88. Yiesieltsie class Light Cruiser
  89. Zdebr class Trader
  90. Zdieench class Destroyer Escort
  91. Zhdavldlits class Light Cruiser
  92. Zhdiak class Heavy Destroyer
  93. Zhdiak class Light Destroyer
  94. Zhdits class Destroyer Escort
  95. Zhdrbaeliprietl class Destroyer
  96. Zhodatl class System Defense Boat AKA Zhodatl class Missile Boat
  97. Zhodq class System Defense Boat
  98. Zhosibadle class Destroyer Escort
Selected Smallcraft Classes[edit]

Some smallcraft classes widely used within Zhodani Space include:

  1. Aanz class System Shuttle
  2. Anzh class Heavy Fighter
  3. Baql class Light Fighter
  4. Chanjitl class Light Fighter
  5. Kia class Heavy Fighter
  6. Kitl class Heavy Fighter
  7. Kroie class Tug
  8. Tlatl class Fighter AKA Tlatl class Missile Fighter
  9. Type ZAB class Assault Boat
  10. Type ZSB class Ship's Boat
  11. Type ZSP class Pinnace
  12. Vlezhdest class Fighter AKA Vlezhdets class Particle Fighter ("Star Prince")
  13. Vokr class Fighter

Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)[edit]

This military is primarily located in the following areas:
Charted Space:

World Listing: 1105[edit]

This military is known to regularly operate on the following systems and worlds:

No world articles for Zhodani Navy

See also[edit]

Please refer to the following AAB Library Data for more information:


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