The SoCT's Gnosis-class battlecruiser is typically used as an exploration, research or training vessel and is well equipped for such activities. It is even better prepared, however, to guard such tasks from interruption and sabotage.
Although The Society generally frowns upon violent behavior, extreme (and often, extremely violent) methods are taken to protect its own vessels and the secrets they may carry.
This mission of acquiring, deepening and sharing knowledge is key to the philosophy of the SoCT, and one well-served by the capable and fearsome Gnosis.
The Gnosis is the easiest battlecruiser to jump in, as it only requires Spaceship Command I. Due to this, it became the first battlecruiser that could be flown by Alpha-State Capsuleers.
The Gnosis was given as a free gift to all accounts after the fanfest in May 2013. It also came as a bonus 5-run bpc with the Second Decade anniversary box in October 2013. A new batch of Gnosis was released with the launch of the Ascension update in November 2016, given to all Omega-State Capsuleers.