Hopefully, one gets the idea that the Adherents were caught completely by surprise and blitzed in the “Smack Down” way.

This is the first time we’re┬áseeing┬áthe small fighter carrier vessel. It’s way smaller than a Gunship, yet only slightly bigger than a border patrol vessel.
My idea is that it’s a new class of capital ship brought into service to handle smaller threats without having to mobilize an entire attack wing or battle group.