- “Le Hegra is a floating metal oubliette for the bastards and child-brides of admirals. It is no place for anyone with ambition.”
- —Capt. Charlotte Beauclaire
The SSV Hegra is a frigate in the Systems Alliance Navy. Once a proud ship, her prestige was radically degraded when Adm. Aleksandr Golovko made his relatively inexperienced wife, Capt. Charlotte Beauclaire, the Commanding Officer. Since then, "Le Hegra" has become notorious for attracting servicemen that no other captain would accept.