The Excoriator-variant of the famed Executioner-class frigate is little used by official forces of the Amarr Empire, with last reports on the status of the variant showing that it sees most use among units of the House Ardishapur security fleets and elements of the Ammatar Mandate's quasi-independent navy.
This is mostly due to the adaptations of this frigate for the transport of small numbers of assault troops and, potentially, prisoners forward of the reactors in each wing of the ship. The design compromises made to the essence of the Executioner's frigate-to-frigate combat role, involving less powerful engines and smaller reactor assemblies, made for an unsatisfactory variant and it fell out of favor due to the many other options available based on more suitable Amarr hull designs.
As this variant was cheaper and marketed as "multi-role" it was manufactured in large numbers for the House fleets market. Most of the surviving examples were sold to the mercenary and privateer market, nominally, following the Heideran VII Edict on House Fleets. In practice, these frigates made their way into the hands of renegade slaver outfits who saw great value in a ship that could rapidly execute a raid and withdraw with a choice selection of prisoners in its hold.