The Babylon Project
Canonbox default The following is based on The Mongoose Publishing RPG books and contradicts canon sources.
Canonbox default The following is based on The Agents of Gaming Strategic Game and contradicts canon sources.

The Pshul'shi-class Dreadnoughts are the most powerful warships in the Pak'ma'ra's Civility Naval Defence Fleet.


The Pshul'shi-class dreadnoughts are the largest ships created by the pak'ma'ar, it's a massive warship that is dedicated to protecting the Civility and its fleets. Originally these dreadnoughts were built to protect the Melat System, but were soon deployed as the primary defenders of any convoy of Civility ships. It's rare to see any fleet containing more than one of these dreadnoughts, as a Council of Safety is required to verify that there is a need to place many Civility assets in one location.

It's designed to spam an area of space with lethal plasma munitions, thereby clearing the path for trade convoy. Nothing is able to stand in a Pshul'shi's path for long. The ship is equipped with several redundant plasma-batteries to fuel its weapon systems, a secondary exhaust drive to push the ships mass forward, and a triple-reinforced hull. When the dreadnought focuses on a target, there is rarely anything left afterwards that can be identified as wreckage.


The specifications of the Pshul'shi-class Dreadnoughts varies depending on the publisher and editions. The above is from Babylon 5 the Roleplaying Game's sourcebook The Lurker's Guide to the pak'ma'ra. The following are from other sources:

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (Game)'s Fleet Lists

  • Weapons: 2 plasma torpedo launchers, 3 heavy plasma cannons, 4 plasma cannons
  • Crew: 78

Babylon 5 Wars's Militaries of the League 1

  • Weapons: 1 fuser torpedo launcher, 2 mega plasma cannons, 1 heavy plasma cannons, 6 medium plasma cannons, 4 plasma webs
  • Auxiliary Craft: 3 shuttles