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Player > Starships > Other > Interstellar Drives > Archon Drive
Starfinder Starship Operations Manualp.9
Engine Rating: 1
Min. PCU: 150
Max. Size: â€”
Cost (In BP): 15 × size category
Special Properties: Restricted (Church of Iomedae, Knights of Golarion)
The massive cathedralships of the church of Iomedae carry legions of troopsâ€”whether Iomedaean crusaders or Knights of Golarionâ€”on missions across the galaxy, aided by their exclusive archon drives. Fueled by Iomedaeâ€™s divine power and augmented by the righteousness and prayers of the shipâ€™s crew, an archon drive enables a starship to bypass interstellar distances by moving through Iomedaeâ€™s home plane of Heaven.
As grandiose as the ships that carry them, archon drives look like large, crystalline lanterns of stained glass depicting the story of Iomedae and images of lost Golarion. A ball of light hangs in the center of the engine, radiating rainbow light all over the shipâ€™s engineering section and bathing the crew in color. Many ships equipped with archon drives hold regular worship services during interstellar journeys, as it is a common belief that the focused prayers of a shipâ€™s crew can increase the driveâ€™s efficiency.
Archon drives were in existence at the end of the Gap and were one of only a very few means of achieving interstellar travel before the advent of Drift tech, though they wereâ€”and still areâ€”tightly controlled by the church of Iomedae.