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The local planet is fortunate enough to host a small naval academy. By taking on their numbers and other groundside personnel, and invoking the right of conscription, you could muster close to 50,000 crewmembers. That's only enough to crew the Auspicious, Ephemera, and two of the larger warships at near optimal capacity. Without conscripts you would only have enough people to fully crew one ISD. You've seen firsthand the peril of taking a ship into combat with only a skeleton crew. The Hierarch's biggest contribution to the last battle was psychological. It scored only three turbolaser hits throughout the entire firefight.
Meanwhile, you must contend with over 100,000 prisoners who continue to behave only as long as they believe they cannot effectively fight back. Should their mood change, you might have a mutiny on your hands beyond the scope that even you can deal with.
And finally, repairs. The only shipyards in the sector designed to service the massive Imperial Star Destroyers were in Procca Major and Dantus. One is gone, and the other is in the firm grip of the enemy. The supply depot at Lidaan, the commercial docks at Harridan, and the abandoned factory ship you discovered near Arah all hold some promise, but restoring your most damaged warships full to combat readiness will be very slow going.