The Tywom Defender is one of several ships that players can pilot in Fleet Battles. The Tywom are a species of overly-friendly slug aliens in Star Control: Origins who have a penchant for spying on humans, making friends with humans, and writing fan-fiction...
These guys may look cute and cuddly - okay, really, they’re very slimy - but don’t count them out of a battle entirely! The Tywom Defender is a force to be reckoned with in the right hands. Although their crew count is low - the Tywom sort of have difficulty making friends - the ship has a high level or energy and decent recharge, which allows you to belligerently attack your enemies until they become your friends...or explode. Whichever comes first.
The primary weapon on the Defender is the Tywom Bolt. It has a short range, but deals a significant amount of damage if it impacts. Their secondary weapon, the drone release, sends small drones that are collected over time to attack the enemy. Each drone controls itself and fires its own individual bolt.