The Crown of Arcana is a voidship created in the Dawn Era. At great expense, and to the annoyance of her Covenant allies, it was built when Covenant resources were stretched. Arcana brushed off concerns with charm and assurance.
The Creation War will be a long one, hundreds, maybe a thousand years. There will be ups and downs, but we will win if we conintue to put down roots. This facility is such a root, clear evidence to our primordial foes that we are here to stay. The Crown of Arcane will train our arcanist legions and delve into the mysteries of the Web.
- Arcana, to the Covenant Board of Inquiry - "Permeance beats Entropy
Work on Arcana's ship went ahead, but with design changes. Elegance was replaced by military application. If needed it would need to be capable of operating on the front-line. While schooling the Covenant's future arcanists, it supported the war effort, transporting soldiers and supplies, or oprerating as a mobile fighting plaform with dozens of arcanists slinging spells down upon their enemies.
The Crown of Arcana has the shape of a crown with an inner sphere 100' in diameter with four fighting platforms surrounded by an outer ring of five 40' diameter spheres. The ship has two planes of gravity - one for the upper level and one for the lower level. This comes into play any time someone is in contact with the ship's deck. Those in the upper level will be upside down than those on the upper deck. This makes the ship particularly effective when attacking other vessels because it cannot be approached from beneath without facing the same types of defenses as are on the top. This dual plane of gravity has never been reproduced, making it a unique feature of the Crown of Arcana.
The Crown of Arcana has a artifurnace, which means it is powered by putting an artifact in it. Most of the superstructure of this ship is comprised of earth motes. One of the ship's defenses is a divine blessing that functions as a combination permanent hallow spell and bless spell.
When the gods left the Mortal Systems, the Crown of Arcana was hidden away somewhere on Bal-Kriav.