A remnant of the autonomous AI fleets developed by the TriTachyon Corporation. Illegal under Domain (and Hegemony) law, and an abomination to the Church of Galactic Redemption, the First AI War saw these creations purged from the Sector. At least that is how the official histories tell it.
Typical of high-end TriTachyon products, the Brilliant-class cruiser spares no excess in mounting the most advanced suite of energy weaponry possible - as well as a small but fully capable fighter bay considered essential to facilitate inspection tours by potential buyers. There is little to see however because, typical of autonomous ships, there are no concessions made for human lifesupport or even bodily access. Repairs are carried out by a swarm semi-intelligent utility drones which travel via zero-atmosphere conduits wormed through the ship's mass.