The Divinity ship "Ophanim", preparing to fire its primary weapon against a major threat.
Commission work by *BrotherOstavia
. All credit goes to Ostavia in regards for this beautiful design and concept of the airships in my world.Nation
: Divinity (Heaven) factionClass
: 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 God’s 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]