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Battlestar Hermes: Division 731 is a BSG Fan Fiction story from the Battlestar Hermes (D5) series and is set 47 years before the fall of the Twelve Colonies during the First Cylon War.


The plot revolves around the activities of the secretive Division 731 of the Ministry of Intelligence (MOI) who were tasked with among other things ending the war as quickly as possible. To help achieve that aim the members of Division 731 construct a secret base at Phoran on Virgon. There the members of Division 731 conduct cruel medical experiments on prisoners handed to them by the Colonial Government to improve the combat efficiency of the Colonial Forces. Their work is put under threat however by an inspection being carried out by an aide of the President who wants to know just what exactly is happening at Phoran to the prisoners sent there.


The story is inspired by the real-life Unit 731[[1]]of the Imperial Japanese Army who conducted experiments on PoWs and civilians in mainland China during the 1930s and 1940s.


Division 731 is the first of the Battlestar Hermes to feature an M-Rating due to the graphic violence and scenes of medical horror.

Series ConnectionsEdit

Ride of the ValkyrieEdit

A much older version of the main character, Lieutenant John Bledsoe, appears in Wes Imlay's Ride of the Valkyrie which is part of the D5 universe. Some of the modifications made by the older Bledsoe to Galit Malka's physiology is a result of work carried out by Division 731. The Sagittaron Liberation Army base within the Erebus Belt in that story was actually constructed by Division 731 to continue their experiments.

Battlestar Hermes: FaststarEdit

It is later learned in Battlestar Hermes: Faststar that Division 731 later went on to build newer Centurions in an effort to combat the Cylons. These 2nd Generation Cylons were later utilized by the crew of Hermes after the fall of the Twelve Colonies.


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