The ultimate warship in the Chouka fleet, the Apostle Holy Cruiser was not only a showcase for advanced technologies but also the principal executive transport of the Theocracy. Armed to the teeth with plasma and laser weaponry, the Apostle could hold its own against any foreign warship. However, the Apostle’s mission of flagship for traveling clerics was just as high a priority to the Defense Guard.
One quirk of the Apostle is the addition of a boarding prow slung beneath the ship’s nose. Equipped with the bleeding edge gravitic tracting rod and two breaching ports, the Apostle was designed to be able to draw in derelict ships and board them, allowing the Chouka to capture enemy ships, perform checks for contraband, or simply exact personal retribution upon the survivors. More ceremonial than of practical use, this feature of the ship was used on several occasions against enemy ships that could no longer fight.
During the war, the Apostle was the most feared Chouka ship. A single salvo from an Apostle could shatter Circasian cruisers with firepower to spare. The Apostle cruisers, too, were built with durability in mind and are able to soak up enormous amounts of damage before being succumbing to battle damage.
Due to the expense of construction and maintenance, Apostle Holy Cruisers made up a disproportionately small amount of the Chouka military force.