Those wealthy enough in the Piscine
Empire often vacation on extended cruises aboard
crafts like the luxury nautiloid, enjoying a
relaxing tour of the territories. The Empire's
elite citizens onboard the ship enjoy their
own quarters, holds for their slaves, lavish
dining halls, a huge theatre, and verandas offering
excellent views of the surrounding ocean.
Upper observation deck used by vacationers
with eyes strong enough to look up at the light
shining down from the water's surface.
Huge windows offer a commanding view of the
seascape from the comfort of interior dining
areas and lounges.
The ship can move fore or aft and when necessary
these tentacles retract and the surrounding
plates close up.
These extended, flared muscular hydrostats
are often used to pull surface craft down into
the water for the amusement of the more spiteful
The shell is quite empty at the moment, and
the protruding parts of the ship can retract
into armoured safety when needed.