Special Edition Frigates

Frigates which have been offered to capsuleers on occasion for limited periods.

Echelon
A limited run of these ships was released to capsuleers at the end of YC 112, as a platform to utilize an influx of Purloined Sansha Data Analyzers that CONCORD had acquired. CONCORD's hope was that capsuleers could find a way to use the hardware against Sansha forces as they began mounting organized incursions into territories across the cluster.The specialized nature of the hardware in Sansha Data Analyzer technology makes it incompatible with standard data buses, but this ship's unique hull design has an adaptive synchronization suite that allows it to interface with a wide range of non-standard hardware. CONCORD has remained silent on the origin of this design, but a number of amateur analysts maintain that ships of very similar configuration, carrying SCC and DED transponders, have been observed covertly on multiple prior occasions.
Gold Magnate
This ship is a masterly designed frigate as well as an exquisite piece of art. The Magnate class has been the pet project of a small, elite group of royal ship engineers for over a decade. When the Gold Magnate was offered as a prize in the Amarr Championships in YC105, the long years of expensive research were paid off with the deployment of this beautiful ship. The first Gold Magnate was awarded to Ecliptical to honor his success as Doriam Kor-Azor's champion in YC105. That famous vessel was eventually sold to Tyrrax Thorrk and met its demise at the hands of Lord Zap, DrStrangelove, Motaka and Omniwar, four of the legendary pirates of the m0o corporation. The news that four more Gold Magnates were being produced for the new Amarr Succession Championship taking place in YC117 and YC118 has recently brought this storied ship back into the spotlight, and has electrified the hopes and dreams of wealthy collectors and elite capsuleers across the cluster.
Silver Magnate
This decoratively designed ship is a luxury in its own class. The Magnate frigate has been the pet project of a small, elite group of royal ship engineers for a decade. Over the long years of expensive research, the design process has gone through several stages, and each stage has set a new standard in frigate design. The Silver Magnate, offered as a reward in the Amarr Championships in YC105 and YC118, is one of the most impressive iterations in this line of masterworks.
Zephyr
The Zephyr is a unique starship design, relying almost entirely on solar winds for sublight propulsion. Super-light sails allow it to ride the torrents of photons streaming through space, and its barebones construction gives it a tiny sensor footprint and almost negligible mass. Originally conceived by the ascetic Intaki polymath Valsas en Dilat as a demonstration of minimalist starship design, it was never intended as a commercial venture. The recent discovery of the uncharted Sleeper Territories and their myriad wormholes has brought the Zephyr new attention - its mass makes it an ideal exploration vessel. Valsas remains adamant that the Zephyr never sees mass production, but at the close of YC111 he authorized the Intaki Syndicate to distribute a single hull to every registered capsuleer.