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The Predominant was a Star Destroyer in the Ascendant Fleet of House Plagueis. Originally built as the Civility at the fleet yards orbiting Kuat, it was assigned to protect the Core Worlds and as a result avoided seeing major combat. The Civility was ambushed along with the rest of an understaffed task force by the Ascendancy and the forces of Plagueis. Attacking with lethal coordination, the Sith of Plagueis and their Ravagers boarded the ship and slaughtered its unprepared crew while their Subjugates quickly secured the vessel's systems and crew. Other vessels were already falling under the control of the Plagueians while most of the other ships present had been sabotaged in order to keep them out of the fighting. Within hours of the first shots of the assault, half of the task force had been commandeered and the rest left stranded.
Upon their return to the Plagueis base at the Anchorage, the Civility was purged of all former control codes and fully integrated into the Ascendant Fleet as the Predominant. Once crewed, the Predominant would almost immediately see combat service as part of the Dark Crusade, supporting the invasions of Nfolgai and Khar Delba. As the ground operations on Khar Delba stalled, forces from the Predominant would be called in to capture a One Sith stronghold on the moon of Khar Shian.
Following the Brotherhood's victory on Ziost, the leaders of the Houses and Clans were recalled to Antei by Muz Ashen. Following that meeting, the Predominant was patrolling the Khamar Krote Hyperlane awaiting the Dread Lord Montresor's return, under orders to escort him back to the Anchorage. Under the command of Seabr'imsto'nedansr, the Predominant was ambushed by hostile forces and destroyed almost immediately, unable to even get a shot off at the attackers. By the time the Ascendancy arrived, the Predominant had been reduced to debris, with Seabr'imsto'nedansr's escape pod one of the few recovered from the ambush site.
While the Ascendancy remained the flagship of Plagueis and the main symbol of Ascendant might, the Predominant played the role of an enforcer for the fleet; its heavy armament and efficient design well suited to take on larger ships and installations. Following its capture, gravity well generators were added to the vessel at the shipyards orbiting Antei. This modification allowed the Predominant to serve as the primary interdiction platform for House Plagueis during combined fleet operations. When not engaged in operations with the main body of the Ascendant Fleet, the Predominant most often served under the command of the House Aedile, the Dread Lord's Wrath.