- "Holy crap! Look at that thing. It's huge!"
- ―Jack O'Neill
Anubis' mothership was a new class of Goa'uld vessel, in service around 2003, designed to serve as the flagship of the Goa'uld Anubis. Two such vessels are known to have existed, with the second one having served as a replacement after the destruction of the first. (SG1: "Full Circle", "Fallen", "Homecoming")
Superior in both size and power to any other Goa'uld vessel previously constructed, and constructed using a comboniation of Goa'uld and Ancient technology, this ship far rivaled the Ha'tak-class vessels utilized by the other Goa'uld system lords, in part aiding in Anubis' efforts to conquer the galaxy.
The base design of the mothership was a massive disc-shape surrounded by numerous spikes protruding from the vessel's edges. Unlike the Ha'tak, this mothership did not posses a central pyramid-structure but rather a large dome. When opened, the several large panels that composed the dome retracted to reveal Anubis' unique and powerful Plasma superweapon. When activated and powered sufficiently, this weapon was capable of decimating an entire fleet of Ha'tak-class ships with relative ease. The dome also contained an escape vessel allowing the commanding Goa'uld to escape.
The ship contained numerous heavy plasma turrets, capable of making this vessel a truly formidable craft even without the central superweapon. Each turret was composed of two large cannons each, which fired Staff cannon-like bolts. While posing great threat to enemy capital ships, smaller fighters (such as the Tau'ri F-302) were, in some cases, able to evade these weapons through out-maneuvering. However, the mothership also carried over fifty Death Gliders capable of dealing with such crafts. (SG1: "Fallen")
The vessel also possessed a powerful superweapon. Built into the dome of the mothership, this weapon could only be successfully powered by the Eyes of the Goa'uld. Once all of the eyes were interfaced with the ship, the weapon extended from the super-structure of the ship and fired bolts of energy similar to lightning in appearance. These bolts were capable of extending across space, striking numerous ships all at once and destroying them with relative ease. (SG1: "Full Circle", "Fallen")
Anubis' mothership boasted a powerful energy-shield capable of protecting the vessel from even the intense bombardment of an entire Goa'uld fleet. Weapons fire that struck the shield resulted in an orange energy field extending across the craft protecting the hull from damage. However, when in the atmosphere of a planet, the shield strength was reduced to only 40% effectiveness. It was this weakness that eventually lead to the destruction of the first ship at the hands of a fleet of Goa'uld ships in orbit of Langara. (SG1: "Homecoming") The only weapons powerful enough to pierce these shields under normal circumstances are Ancient Drone weapons. (SG1: "Lost City, Part 2")
A powerful reactor system was housed in the center of the ship and provided power to such systems as standard weapons, shields and hyperdrive. However, using the Eyes of the Goa'uld, the total power of the ship could be increased 10-fold, enabling the use of the Superweapon. (SG1: "Full Circle") After the destruction of the Eyes, attempts were made at using Naquadria as a power source to substitute that of the Eyes. Despite initial successful experimentation, an overload occurred which damaged the craft. (SG1: "Homecoming")
Like most Goa'uld starships, Anubis's mothership contained a hyperdrive allowing for faster-than-light travel within the Milky Way galaxy. (SG1: "Full Circle") In addition to this, the vessel contained the Transportation rings system allowing for the deployment of troops onto a planet which contained another receiving set of rings. (SG1: "Fallen")
The Peltak of Anubis Mothership was large: it had 2 computer outlets, one sitting by the window, the other computer built like a table which the first prime would stand at. The main entrance had statues of Anubis; there was a platform adjacent to the larger window, which contained Anubis's Throne.
The first mothership was constructed at an unknown time, but was first seen in-action by 2003. Utilized by the fallen System Lord Anubis, it served as the flagship of his fleet in his attempts at dominating the High Council of System Lords in order to become the overall leader of the Goa'uld Empire. To that end, he began a galaxy-wide search for the Eyes of the Goa'uld, which would give him an incredible advantage over the other Goa'uld and enable him to successfully power his new superweapon. This eventually led him to the planet Abydos in search of the final eye, the Eye of Ra.
During a standoff against SG-1, the mothership was surrounded by Ha'tak motherships under the command of Lord Yu, who demanded his immediate surrender. However, Anubis was able to trick the Ascended Daniel Jackson into giving him the Eye of Ra, under the (false) guise of leaving the people of Abydos alone. Anubis then unleashed the power of the superweapon against Yu's fleet, which was decimated. Anubis used the weapon to destroy the planet Abydos. (SG1: "Full Circle").
Anubis later took his flagship to the planet Vis Uban after learning from Ancient records of a city there. This was because Anubis was looking for the Lost City of the Ancients in order to secure his dominion over the galaxy. Once in orbit around the planet, he deployed his soldiers to find details on the Lost City but found out it was a trick orchestrated by the Tau'ri who infiltrated his mothership and used one of their fighters to attack a weak point in the flagships power core which destroyed the power source. (SG1: "Fallen")
This resulted in the loss of Anubis's chief advantage over the other Goa'uld but he managed to learn from a captured Jonas Quinn of a powerful variation of Naquadah that was located on his homeworld. To that end, Anubis traveled to the Human world in order to conquer it and use the planet's ore to refuel his motherships superweapon. However, he was thwarted in his attempts at securing Thanos's research by SG-1 who managed to convince Lord Ba'al to attack Anubis's mothership whilst it was in the atmosphere of Kelowna. His mothership was destroyed but not before Anubis managed to retreat in his escape craft. (SG1: "Homecoming")
Despite the loss of his flagship, Anubis returned in command of a rebuilt mothership which led a fleet to the planet Earth in order to claim the Lost City of the Ancients. After arriving in the system, he probed the planet's defenses and attempted to lay claim to the facility in the worlds South Pole. However, he was thwarted in his goal by Colonel Jack O'Neill who activated the chair weapon platform in the Antarctic outpost thus sending a massive swarm of Ancient Drone weapons that destroyed Anubis's flagship as well as his fleet. (SG1: "Lost City, Part 2")
In an alternate timeline where the Stargate program never existed, this massive mothership was in the service of the Sovereign Ba'al who used it as his flagship. Taking his armada of vessels he traveled to Earth in order to bring it within his empire. After Ba'al's death at the hands of Qetesh and Cronus the ship fell to her command and was later used to transport her to the planet Praxyon while her fleet bombarded Earth.(SG1: "Continuum")
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