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Divinity Leviathan - "Ophanim" by Lionel23 Divinity Leviathan - "Ophanim" by Lionel23
The Divinity ship "Ophanim", preparing to fire its primary weapon against a major threat.

Commission work by :iconbrotherostavia: *BrotherOstavia. All credit goes to Ostavia in regards for this beautiful design and concept of the airships in my world.

Nation: Divinity (Heaven) faction
Class: Leviathan (larger than Dreadnoughts)
Role: Aerial Supremacy and Dominance, "Hammer of God"
Unique Features: Multi-purpose array hard points (can 'reconfigure' between direct AA or homing lasers for Anti-Ship); Single charged ion-styled cannon (mounted fore & fixed)

Illustrated above is the largest and most powerful of the ships under the control of Heaven. Known also as the 'Divine', Divinity ships are sleek and immensely powerful ships in the world of Keros. The whole idea behind the look and style of the Divinity ships could best be summed up in this quote:

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke, "Profiles of The Future", 1961 (Clarke's third law)

In this case, Heaven uses supernatural 'technology' to give them an edge over all the other races (and no, they are not sci-fi races from beyond that have come to muck around this particular world).

The Ophanim is one of four principal Seraphim-class Leviathans under the command of Heaven and the Creator. The name for the Ophanim is partly based off the Christian angelic hierarchy (they are angels, after all) while its particular ship class was chosen as it is said that there are four Seraphim that surround Godís throne. The name Ophanim was also picked because it can also mean 'many-eyed one', which I also relate to the ship's unique weapon system. Her secondary batteries are comprised of several orb-like turrets that mount 3 laser array lenses. It can switch between a rapid fire laser hard point or switch to a long range 'homing laser' for distance fighting, regardless of the ship's orientation or position. The amount of firepower the ship possesses can more than make short work of even the mightiest navies of any industrial nation in existence.

The interior of the ship has a very 'Star Wars' feel to it, with bright, sterile hallways and wide-open rooms and compartments. The massive ship is heavily automated (with sentry turrets that open from the ceiling and living 'golems' as marines) while a small contingent of angels crew the critical portions of the ship. Against the Defilers (Anti-Heaven forces) who rely on sheer numbers of 'underlings', it is possible - albeit very difficult - to board and commandeer a Divine ship, as angels make quite fearsome crew members along with their myriad of security measures.

An example of a Divinity crewman clad in appropriate attire: [link]
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1x1x1x1x Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it surely suffers of the swarm weakness

You know like a lot of little fighters and bomber capables to shut it down.
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Yeah actually that is the ship's primary weakness and how the 'demons' can overcome the forces of the Divine.  The Divine has a handful of angels and ships, while Hell is more about numbers and spreading as much darkness across the world - hence their battle tactics.
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1x1x1x1x Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
blast the hell out of everyone i guess XD
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Easycompany506 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Wow. You've got to be one of my favorite ship builders. That thing looks like it leaped out of the water and it looks more organic than metallic.

Nice.
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Thanks!
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millenia89 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Nice ship.
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ObadiahMartyn Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
the color, design, and scale are awesome.
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cosmo4545 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this...is beyond awesome XD insta fav
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