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Cardinal's Frigate by Orpheus7 Cardinal's Frigate by Orpheus7
This is a sketch of an older VIP vessel used during the "Great Purge" to ferry cardinals and their inquisitors around the Dominion. Although not heavily armed, they were almost always accompanied by other Dominion warships. They were equipped with gravity harness drives and were able to descend to planetary surfaces - some only a few classes of the day the day that could. The prow of the vessel was dedicated to the cardinal's sanctum, an expansive space in which the cardinal or other VIP would be able to receive dignitaries, conduct negotiations and meditate. A typical Cardinal's Frigate would carry a crew of 100 as well as 50 inquisitors and was equipped with a gaol and inquisition chambers where confessions were heard and the guilty punished for their crimes.

Few Cardinal's Frigates remain as they are outdated, although some of these ships can be found far beyond the rim doing service as VIP transports for crime lords.
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ConvolutedMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The guns should extrude at crotch height..
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Interesting idea ... but I think the chest guns are more seemly.
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ConvolutedMonkey Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah, sorry about that, I was feeling immature at the moment.. :)
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
No problem. I feel the same way most of the time.
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh, quite interesting, for a ship to go from being used by the church, to being used by crime lords
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
Perhaps they are perhaps not so different after all ... thanks for the comment, BTW.
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NotXRAY0128 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed. Its no problem
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megadolon013 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
Church as the bad guys, neat and new idea. Cool
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Orpheus7 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010
Thanks. Dare to be different and try not to get burned at the stake in the process is one of my mottos.
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werder Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
how do you come up with the technicalities for the descriptions of each of the ships? i am awestruck man! :wow:
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