"...a menacing but symmetric pile of shapes wrapped up in fluffy, but in context somehow threatening, clouds. "Albatross" was stamped on the side, with some pegasi numerals underneath. Even there numbers looked brutish..."
Albatross transports are the largest variety of cloudships used by the Church of Solstice. In the story, they are depicted as general use, mass-transit vehicles; at times ferrying troops, laborers, and commuters. They, like many vehicles in the story, are only given cursory description.
Several Albatross cloudships appear mounted with weapons, and give the Church forces a vast advantage over the attacking Apostates and Marauders.