'Resolute, The Flagship of the Exofleet
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The Resolute (†) was already on active duty and serving a deployment in 2119 A.D. when the Homeworld Congress declared war on the Pirate Clans of Saturn. The Pirate Clans War was in response to Jonas Simbacca's Pirate Clans pillaging a civilian ore freighter, the Danube, which resulted in the death of one of its two crew members. The Resolute responded to the distress call from the Danube and launched a boarding party to investigate the Danube wreckage. In addition to the death of the Danube's crew member, an entire Exofleet work crew was killed when a booby trap left by the Pirates was accidentally triggered.
The Resolute, under the command of Matthew Marcus, served in all engagements in the Pirate Clans War including the Battle of the Asteroid Belt and Battle of Enceladus. In the first engagement of the brief conflict, the Exofleet was ambushed by the entire Pirate Fleet using their Cloaking Devices to give them an advantage over the more powerful yet slow maneuvering Exofleet. Although their surprise was absolute, the ExoFleet was able to fight off hordes of Pirate Fighters and battle their way out of the ambush.
The Pirate Clan War abruptly ended when the Neosapien Commonwealth surprise attacked and conquered the Homeworlds, violating their disarmament treaty they signed after the Neosapien Revolt of 2069 A.D. and the First Drej War of 2106 A.D. In response, the Exofleet turned its full attention to freeing the Homeworlds from Neosapien oppression. The Resolute, though the strongest ship of the ExoFleet, did not serve very long in the Neosapien War. It fought in the Second Battle of Earth, the Second Battle of Venus, and the Third Battle of Earth.
The Resolute received notoriety from 2119-2120 A.D. for Captain Marcus, Captain of the Resolute, for his tactical approach in combat and for his mutinous takeover of the ExoFleet from its leader Admiral Winfield. Captain Marcus, like the other captains of the heavy Exocarriers, were overconfident in their ships’ abilities. Captain Marcus was often reluctant to use the Resolute’s complement of E-frames in combat as well as never seeing their tactical advantage. This approach led him to believe that if he could take over the Exofleet, he would no doubt liberate the Homeworlds. This thinking would ultimately lead to the destruction of the Resolute in the Third Battle of Earth. Since the Resolute II was the new flagship, the original Resolute was rebuilt after the Neosapien War for the Second Drej War.