The Full Wiki

Chimaera: Misc

  
  
  
  

Did you know ...


More interesting facts on Chimaera

Include this on your site/blog:

Starwars

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki.

The Chimaera was an Imperial II-class Star Destroyer of the Imperial Navy. It was well known as the flagship of both Thrawn's fleet and the Imperial Remnant starfleet.

Contents

History

Galactic Civil War

Early in its service, an officer by the name of Gilad Pellaeon was transferred to her command crew; he eventually became the ship's second in command. During this time, the Chimaera was upgraded to the new Imperial II standard, increasing its shielding and armament.

The Chimaera at the Battle of Endor.

At some point prior to the Battle of Endor, the Chimaera was seen undergoing weapons testing at the Imperial Academy at Carida. Later, it was recalled to Endor as part of the fleet protecting the Death Star. It was next in the chain of command after the Executor, and with the destruction of the Star Dreadnought, became acting command ship. After several hours of fighting and the loss of the Chimaera's captain, Pellaeon became acting commander and ordered a retreat to the nearest sector capital, Cannij Barr, in the Annaj system.

Pellaeon became leader of the fleet that fled Endor, despite the presence of higher ranking officers such as Admiral Harrsk (who quickly deserted to create his own warlord fief) and Admiral Prittick (who briefly commanded the fleet while at Annaj but did not remain in command for reasons still unknown); this was presumably at least in part due to the authority vested in Chimaera itself. Chimaera remained under Pellaeon's command during the tumultuous years that followed, and under Pellaeon's leadership, she came to be regarded as one of the Empire's most efficiently run Star Destroyers.

Thrawn's flagship

"The Chimaera is fully at your command, Admiral."
Captain Gilad Pellaeon
Grand Admiral Thrawn in his private command room aboard the Chimaera.

This record for efficiency may have been what made Grand Admiral Thrawn choose the Chimaera to be his flagship. Thrawn immediately left his mark on the ship, having a luxury entertainment suite once used by Pellaeon's predecessor turned into a meditation chamber/command room. Thrawn's reorganization of the fleet placed the Chimaera at the center of his personal armada, along with the Star Destroyers Death's Head, Judicator, Inexorable, Stormhawk, and Nemesis.

Thrawn soon began training the crew to his own specifications, and when he ordered the Chimaera to Tatooine to obtain the Alderaanian moss painting Killik Twilight, they were put to the test by the unexpected complications caused by Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo.

Soon afterward, Thrawn began his campaign on the New Republic in earnest, starting with an information raid on Obroa-skai. The Chimaera remained his flagship throughout this devastating campaign, up until his death at Bilbringi at the hands of his Noghri bodyguard, Rukh.

Pellaeon was forced to call a full retreat of the Imperial Starfleet, which regrouped near the Unknown Regions.

Republic capture

Soon after, he was summoned to the Deep Core to serve the clone of Palpatine. During Operation Shadow Hand, Pellaeon was forced to abandon the Chimaera in the midst of the capture of Duro, losing most of his senior staff in the process and nearly dying himself. Her burnt hulk was taken in by the New Republic.

The Chimaera, now in New Republic hands, was nearly scrapped on several occasions. Finally, some years later, slicers working for the Empire created a false disassembly order for the ship, sending it to the shipyards of Gravlex Med, former homeworld of the Anx. Upon its arrival, its skeleton crew was overcome by Imperial commandos, who then blasted their way through New Republic pickets. Admiral Ackbar himself commanded the forces that attempted to recapture the Chimaera, but Pellaeon, now an Admiral in command of the entire Imperial Starfleet, nonetheless recovered his flagship. Pellaeon assigned Captain Ardiff to command the ship.

Flagship of the fleet

The fortunes of the Empire soon took a turn for the worse. In a last ditch effort, Pellaeon had a cloaking device and a Computerized Combat Predictor installed aboard the Chimaera for trials. Ultimately, the trials proved unpromising, and Pellaeon began seeking a treaty with the New Republic.

Despite the scheming of recalcitrant elements within the Empire, Pellaeon succeeded in convincing the New Republic to declare peace, and Pellaeon and Acting Chief of State Ponc Gavrisom of the New Republic signed the peace accords aboard the Chimaera, finally ending the decades-long war between the two governments.

Yuuzhan Vong War

A fairly long period of peace was punctuated by the Yuuzhan Vong War. The Chimaera served valiantly at the Battle of Ithor, then was recalled along with the rest of the fleet to defend the Imperial Remnant itself.

Eventually, Yuuzhan Vong forces, under Commander B'shith Vorrik, appeared in the Bastion system, destroying planetary defense systems with ease and catching the Imperial Navy off guard, as they were expecting the force to attack the Hand of Thrawn base at Nirauan.

Only the Chimaera responded to the attack with suitable efficiency. Despite this, the Navy was able to hold its own, or so it appeared, until the Yuuzhan Vong pulled back to make way for swarms of thousands of grutchins. The Navy responded to the grutchins with what Pellaeon considered to be appalling disorganization. The Empire took serious losses from Vorrik's forces, and Pellaeon ordered the evacuation of Bastion. Chimaera and another Imperial-class Star Destroyer, the Superior, were harried by the Yuuzhan Vong all the way to a gas giant planet further out in the Bastion system, where the Chimaera took considerable damage before a coralskipper rammed the bridge of the ship. Pellaeon was nearly killed, but a junior officer pulled him from the bridge and took him to a medical frigate. Chimaera was later able to limp into the Yaga system, where it began undergoing repairs.

For the remaining duration of the war against the Yuuzhan Vong, Pellaeon commanded the fleet from the bridge of a different Star Destroyer, Right to Rule. As Supreme Commander of the Galactic Alliance Defense Force, Pellaeon's flagship was the Megador. It is possible that it was decided that the Alliance's flagship should not be one with such a distinguished history of Imperial service, especially with its commander being an Imperial as well.

Second Galactic Civil War

"She was never confirmed destroyed."
Darth Caedus upon the arrival of the Chimaera at the Second Battle of Fondor

The Chimaera was later used by Natasi Daala as the flagship of her Maw Irregular Fleet during the Second Galactic Civil War. The ship had been refitted with unique weaponry remaining from Daala's command of the Maw Cluster where the Empire had developed new weapon technologies. These weapons made Chimaera a serious threat to all enemy vessels as that their shields could not repel the attacks.

Behind the scenes

The Chimaera was invented by Timothy Zahn for his seminal 1991 novel Heir to the Empire. It was named for the three-headed monster of Greek mythology; later books established other Star Destroyers named after monsters of Earth mythology, particularly the Gorgon, Basilisk, Hydra, and Manticore, which composed the fleet protecting Maw Installation in the Jedi Academy Trilogy. Excepting the manticore, the context for these creatures of Earthly myth to be mentioned in the Star Wars galaxy has yet to be explored.

Chimaera is also the name of a server—or "Galaxy"—in Star Wars Galaxies.

Chimaera is also the name of a cartilaginous fish that is related to sharks and rays.

Appearances

The signing of the Pellaeon-Gavrisom Treaty onboard the Chimaera.

Sources


This article uses material from the "Chimaera" article on the Starwars wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

SWG Wiki

Up to date as of February 04, 2010

From SWG Wiki

Chimaera is an official Star Wars Galaxies Server, hosted by Sony Online Entertainment.

Community

Name Origin

The Chimaera was an Imperial-II class Star Destroyer commanded by Captain Pellaeon and used as Grand Admiral Thrawn's flagship after Thrawn returned from the Unknown Regions to take control of the Empire about five years after the Battle of Endor. This ship has survived numerous battles, most notably the Battle of Endor and the Battles of Sluis Van and Bilbringi.

After Thrawn's death, Pellaeon retained command of the Chimaera, and used it as the command ship of the remaining Imperial fleet. However, as part of Operation Shadow Hand, the Chimaera was dispatched to capture the planet Duro. During the battle the ship took heavy damage and had to be abandoned. The New Republic took possession of the Chimaera and refitted it, but soon lost it - to Pellaeon himself - at the Battle of Gravlex Med.

After the resolution of the Caamas Incident and the discredting of Moff Disra and Grodin Tierce, the Chimaera served as the site of the peace negotiations between Pellaeon and New Republic President Gavrisom. The aging ship became the stuff of legends, continuing to serve as Pellaeon's flagship during the years in which the Empire turned into the Imperial Remnant.

When the Yuuzhan Vong finally decided to attack the Imperials, the Chimaera was once again forced into battle, this time to protect Bastion. The Yuuzhan Vong attack was swift and deadly, and the Battle of Bastion resulted in a rout of the Imperial forces. The Chimaera took heavy damage to its hyperdrive, and Pellaeon was forced into a coma by injuries he sustained. The crew managed to get the ship back to Yaga Minor, where it was refitted and made battle-worthy once again.

Additional Information

Chimaera is the most populous European server and one of the most populated servers overall. It is one of the few that consistently hits 'Heavy' load.


This article uses material from the "Chimaera" article on the SWG Wiki wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

Yugioh

Up to date as of February 05, 2010
(Redirected to Chimæra article)

From Yu-Gi-Oh!

Chimæra
キマイラ
File:ChimæraBAN1-JP-C.jpg
 English: Chimæra
 Chinese: 喀邁拉
 Japanese (Kanji): キマイラ
Rule: ~RULE ⑫~

When the effect of a Spell, Trap or Equip Card is used, it is discarded.

Type: Beast
Level: Level 6 File:BandaiStar.pngFile:BandaiStar.pngFile:BandaiStar.pngFile:BandaiStar.pngFile:BandaiStar.pngFile:BandaiStar.png
ATK/DEF: 2300/1700
Card Description(s):
Bandai Sets:
Other Card Information:
Anime
Manga
TCG/OCG Statuses
Card/Deck/Starchip/DP Costs
Video Game Numbers
Video Game Statuses
Facts about ChimæraRDF feed
ATK 2,300  +
Bandai Rule 12  +
Card Image ChimæraBAN1-JP-C.jpg  +
Card Type Normal Monsters  +
Chinese Name 喀邁拉  +
Class 1 Bandai  +
DEF 1,700  +
English Name Chimæra  +
Japanese Name キマイラ  +
Level 6  +
Lore A synthetic hybrid of several animals that can create illusions!
Type Beast  +
Types Beast  +

This article uses material from the "Chimæra" article on the Yugioh wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.







Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address
Message