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|Cadiz Cartel (briefly)|
|Usually in Omicron Alpha|
The Mellieha is a "Ranseur"-class Outcast Dreadnought that has been contracted for a short period of time by the Cadiz Cartel, and is currently belonging to the Maltese Navy. The Mellieha is currently tasked with the defense of the Omicron Alpha system.
The Mellieha has been commissioned by the Outcasts, and began building her in 824 A.S.. In a surprising amount of time, the Mellieha has been built in less than 2 years and joined active service right after its production. A few weeks after its deployment, the Cadiz Cartel contracted the Mellieha as part of the rear guard. Although the Mellieha has not been actively used in combat, but rather as a deterrent for potential intruders of the Omicron Alpha system.
After the inevitable disbandment of the Cadiz Cartel, the binding contract between the Mellieha crew and the Cadiz Cartel was eventually broken, and the Mellieha was reallocated to the Maltese Navy, as part of the guard defending Planet Malta and the Omicron Alpha system.
The key element of the Mellieha is the low amount of personnel required to run the ship at maximum potential. New piloting algorithms, automated path finding systems and targeting software developed jointly between the Lane Hackers and the Outcasts were integrated into the Mellieha. It also got an emergency system that allows a crew of less than 20 crew members to effectively run the ship.
This does not come without any inconvenience. Right after being deployed, critical flaws in the hull of the Mellieha has been found, and serious lack of armor at certain vital sections of the ship were found as well. Those were taken care of multiple months after being deployed, as the Maltese Navy deemed it as "unimportant for the moment".