|Resolution of Hector|
|Inertial Mass:||18,045,521 kg|
The Resolution of Hector, also known as "Hector" and "Resolution", is a Systems Commonwealth Siege Perilous Class that was taken over by the Artificial Intelligence of the Balance of Judgment controlled Rommie, and hijacked out of Drydock before its commissioning. ("Day of Judgement, Day of Wrath")
When Andromeda and several High Guard ships were in Drydock, being upgraded and repaired while awaiting the Resolution's commissioning ceremony, where its Artificial Intelligence was to be bonded with the ship's mainframe, Rommie suddenly turned on the crew and hijacked the vessel, before escaping the High Guard installation. Due to the fact that the Andromeda was being serviced at that point, she was unable to pursue for some time, allowing the Resolution to escape. Shortly after, it was revealed that Rommie was under the control of a sleeper program, implanted in the android's consciousness by the Artificial Intelligence of the Balance of Judgement, who had secretly uploaded it during the Andromeda's battle with the Judgement. Under the Balance's command, Restorian terrorists laying in wait boarded the ship, claiming it for their organization.
Once the ship escaped, Gabriel (the Judgement's Artificial Intelligence) fled to an asteroid field, in order to hide while his Artificial Intelligence could better install himself, and so that Seamus Harper, who was on the ship when it was hijacked, could build the Artificial Intelligence a new body. Harper managed to put the ship into training mode, so that it could only run simulations, and disabled its weapons, so when the Andromeda Ascendant finally arrived in the asteroid field, the Balance of Judgment wasn't able to fire upon it. Rommie was allowed to regain control of her body after she was able to bring the ship out of training mode, and Harper completed Gabriel's new body, which Gabriel then christened Remiel. Remiel then moved to eliminate Harper, but Seamus was saved by Rommie, who convinced the Balance to let him go.
Remiel agreed to provide an escape pod for Harper, but unbeknownced to the Restorians Dylan and the Resolution of Hector's avatar managed to sneak onto the ship by using a captured Restor fighter. The two then made there way to the bridge where they encounted Remiel. The Resolution's avatar Hector engaged Remiel in a fight while Dylan attempted to use the Artificial Intelligence eraser captured from the Drago-Kazov Pride POW camp to destroy the Balance's Artificial Intelligence for good. However the eraser proved ineffective and Dylan, Rommie and Harper were forced to try and escape while the Balance remained distracted by Hector. But the Balance of Judgment won in the fight and destroyed Hector by shooting him in the chest. Rommie tried one last time to convince the Judgment to surrender. The Andromeda shows up, and while the Balance's Artificial Intelligence surrenders its avatar does not, and he and Rommie fight until they inadvertently opened an airlock which nearly sucked them out into space. Luckily Dylan was able to use an EVA suit and manages to save him at the last second, and the Balance's Artificial Intelligence is wiped from the Resolution by Perseids.
The interior of the ship is similar to the layout of a Glorious Heritage Class vessel, with crew quarters and command center being in the same location, except that the background has a crimson and black motif.
- Achilles and Hector were in the "Iliad" during the Trojan War.
- The opening lines of the work are rendered into English by Butler as
- "Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans."
- and by Alexander Pope as
- "The Wrath of Peleus' Son, the direful Spring
- Of all the Grecian Woes, O Goddess, sing!
- That Wrath which hurl'd to Pluto's gloomy Reign
- The Souls of mighty Chiefs untimely slain;"
- The Achilles Avatar was played by Christopher Judge, giving it much in common with the Balance of Judgment's AI, Gabriel, portrayed by his fellow Stargate SG-1 star, Michael Shanks. Christopher Judge returned as the Avatar of the Resolution of Hector and battled Gabriel, an interesting role-reversal since, in the Iliad, Achilles slays Hector.
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