Coxswains are an integral part of ship life – in charge of everything from steering the ship and ensuring efficient operations to maintaining the behaviour of the crew, a sky ship would be chaos without its coxswain. Even embarked troops are required to listen to and cooperate with them.

While most captains and factors prefer to deck their ships out with as much weaponry as possible to discourage pirates and defend their cargo, some belong to the school of thought that greater flight and navigational skills are the way to go. On these ships, elite coxswain Avertigos are hired to lead the ship through danger.

Their specialised cockpits are filled with all manner of devices and gadgets dedicated to the art of flight, allowing them to plan routes that would be otherwise impossible, much to the vexation of those who seek to oppose them.