The Quest is one of the most recognisable large ships in the galaxy, largely owing to the historic Thargoid missions in the 3250's. The size of this ship allows it to be impressively equipped for deep space missions. The Quests supplied to the AJN are equipped with the latest refinement of the class 4 drive, capable of sending the ship over distances other forces can only dream of. The Quest has been available in a civilian version for quite some time, but without the new technology drive (which the Alliance decided to keep to itself after the secuirty implications of allowing these drives to go on the free market was considered). The Quest is typically used as a long range support craft, ensuring the Alliance's supply lines can remain open over vast distances, even if hostile forces block the routes used by conventional spacecraft. It has also been used as an intelligence gathering platform.
The current variants are: