Ro-Tarn interior layout, bridge detail
Like most warships the nerve center of the Apocrita is its bridge. Typically six people are present on the bridge during combat, the captain (4), helmsman (2), operations crewman (1), gunnery officer (5), a damage control crewman (6), and the ship's navigator. Often on these vessels chief engineer was also the executive officer, and would take the place of the captain should they be incapacitated or unavailable. In many cases if all three officers were incapacitated the vessel would be rendered effectively helpless, as safeguards are in place to assure that a Mahlok must be in the command chair for translight engines and offensive weapons to function. Given enough time and ingenuity however, it is certainly possible to bypass these safeguards.