Heirotus capital ship prototype 47 (HX-47) Sabrosa is the testbed for several technologies incorporated in the Type 47 class of Heirotus Colonial Authority warships, in mass production at the time of The Dualist. The ship contains the company’s first dual-core biomagnetic transfer system (DC-BTS), the first capital-scale portable multi-field combined mass amplifier and displacement system (CMADS), the first organically powered mass driver, the first two Majestic class recon ships assigned to a deep range deployment, the first vehicle-based Quantum Analogue Relay (QAR) and a host of other innovations, iterations and improvements on proven technology.
The fact that none of it works very well has been noted and logged, and many – possibly all – of the design defects have been fixed in the the production version. While still extremely capable and years – if not decades – ahead of state military technology and destructive capability, the Sabrosa is considered to be something of a lemon by Heirotus Security.
At the time of The Dualist the ship is a training vessel on deep range deployment. In spite (or possibly because) of its lemon status, the Sabrosa has acquired a reputation for producing the most experienced and capable damage control and maintenance personnel of any ship in the Heirotus fleet.