Scythe-class Main Battle Cruiser
The Scythe-class Main Battle Cruiser was the main capital ship of the Galactic Alliance as early as 127 years after the Battle of Yavin. This warship saw service by the Galactic Alliance Forces as late as 100 years after the Yuuzhan Vong War.
Known as the "cross of fire" to many Imperial starship captains, this ship design was created by the Galactic Alliance during the years leading up to the Sith-Imperial War. Although only about a third the size of a Star Destroyer, the Scythe-class Battle Cruiser was much faster and more maneuverable. The ship earned its nickname from its distinctive shape.
The main fuselage was a flat lozenge shaped unit, while the front of the vessel was dominated by a vertical section that was as tall as the main fuselage was long. This blade-shaped section was lined with torpedo tubes, turbolaser cannons, and and starfighter launch bays along its front edge, adding further meaning to the term "cross of fire".
It was approximately one third the size of a Star
Destroyer. Because of their size and speed, a group of Scythe-class
Battle Cruisers was more than a match for an Imperial Star Destroyer and
also capable of engaging a Pellaeon-class Star Destroyer in combat.
With the large blade-like structure up front, the Scythe-class resembled the ancient Republic Hammerhead-class cruiser.
Stazi ordered the ship to be evacuated so he could ram it into the Mon Calamari Shipyards.
After being knocked out by Rogue Leader Jhoram Bey, the ship's captain and Stazi's second-in-command, Jaius
Yorub piloted the ship into the shipyards. He was killed in the attack, but managed to destroy a third of the shipyards while damaging another quarter.