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The Overlord is the first and currently only Wyvern-class battlecruiser. It was designed rather hastily as a last-minute precaution against any Covenant invasions of highly important planets, such as Earth. Not as large as many Covenant ships, the Overlord was built as a, as the men who crew it call it, "a nice compact can of whoop-@*$". Many questioned the capabilites of this design, but after loss of Reach, realized it's usefullness.
The Overlord was not only a battlecruiser, but also a weapons-testing platform. Added to the original design, 4 Experimental laser turrets were added near the bridge. The idea was sort of to make a "Spartan Laser in space".
The design worked. When the Covenant invaded Earth, it got its first assignment. In the first 3 hours, it disabled a small battle cluster of 2 ships, and utterly destroyed the ships Divine Intervention and Ruthless Dynasty, 2 of the Prophet of Regret's ships's personal guard. In a desperate attempt to destroy the Prophet of Regret's ship, the Overlord tried to crash into the Covenant cruiser to destroy it, but as if it were "Divine Intervention" three Covenant frigates dropped out of slipspace between the two ships, causing the Overlord to crash into them instead.
While the Overlord was destroyed in combat, the design was considered a total success, and more are being built at an undisclosed location.
Update: The contruction of more Wyvern-class cruisers is complete, and have joined the Second Battle for Earth. Named the D-Day Battle Cluster. Among them are the UNSC Cobra, Utah, Omaha, Juno, Sword, and Gold.