The monitor is a super capital ship characterized by it's relative invulnerability. The defenses of a monitor are so heavy as to be unassailable, even at the expense of offensive armaments and systems. Monitors are used to defend systems as their propulsion systems are not suited to particularly long journeys. Monitors are often likened to mobile fortresses as they are often used to defend important areas. They are commonly deployed near important worlds, stations or jump gates. Some of them are incapable of leaving their system without an expensive logistical operation that may take up an entire jump gate for hours.

The monitor is the inverse of the Dreadnought in this way.

Monitors vary significantly in mass and size, and may or may not be FTL capable.

Known Models

Solar Union: Ruler Class