Charon (Individual Invader-class JumpShip)
The Charon was an Invader-class JumpShip purchased by the mercenary unit known as Hell's Black Aces from the Capellan Confederation at some point after accepting employment with the Confederation in 3063 and before 3067. The contract accepted by the Black Aces in 3063 was unusually generous by Capellan standards, the reason for which became self-evident when Chancellor Sun-Tzu Liao personally called for the Black Aces to rejoin the CCAF several months after the Aces took up their contract.
The Invader the Black Aces purchased was ancient at the time they bought it, and everything other than the vital systems needed a major rework, or in some cases, complete replacement. This made the ship, which the Black Aces renamed the Charon after mythological ferryman responsible for ushering the souls of the dead across the River Styx, a considerable maintenance burden on the Aces' technical staff. In a further gesture of generosity, the Confederation supplied technical staff to the Aces at no additional cost to bridge the gap while the Aces dealt with this increased technical burden.
- Field Manual: Mercenaries Revised, p. 74, "Hell's Black Aces: Bandit Days"