These ships are traditionally crewed and commanded by Kig'yar who feel at home on these vessels due to the lack of Covenant oversight aboard, however the trips often don't go as long as they'd like given that the Covenant Slipspace technology is so powerful, most trips don't take more than a day.
It's common for these ships to also be raided by Kig'yar which fits well with their history, these pirates commonly sell or hoard stolen cargo; considered heretics by the Covenant they actively hunt down these pirate ships. These vessels are generally unarmed so piracy is a very real problem within the Covenant.
Weapons and Tactical Usage
Although there is no tactical usage for the Trade and Cargo Ship outside of the obvious economic advantage there is need to protect these ships. When a Trade or Cargo Ship is destroyed the controlling player loses income and the aggressor gains the income that the controlling player lost.
- This ship uses the same model as the old OSS-class battlecarrier
|Strikecraft||Seraph Bomber • Banshee Interceptor|
|Combat vessels||CRS-class light cruiser • CPV-class heavy destroyer • RCS-class armored cruiser • CCS-class battlecruiser|
|Support vessels||DAV-class corvette • DSC-class support ship • SDV-class corvette • DDA-class shuttle • CAR-class frigate|
|Capitals||ORS-class heavy cruiser • DDS-class carrier • CAS-class assault carrier • DOS-class supercruiser • OSS-class battlecarrier|
|Other||Tradeship • CCD-class Constructor|
|Obsolete vessels||Redemption-class Battleship • Seraph Fighter|