Tiirshak-class Salvage Corvette is filled with advanced
computers embodying AI-driven decryption and virus routines
that give these vessels the ability to subvert and override
another ship's command systems. While these subversion
routines will probably only work on badly damaged ships,
they give a Tiirshak the ability to tow in enemy ships to be
studied and retrofitted for Taiidani use.
The ship is named for Tiirshak
Sjet, the famous Kushan scholar who turned his back not
only on his Kith but on his entire race, in order to wander
the deserts in search of insight. The Salvage corvette is
meant to operate in much the same way, alone and undefended
in places where the situation is not fully known. In most
cases, a heavy fighter escort would draw too much attention
to the salvage corvette's mission, and so they usually
operate alone, or with one or two Fiirkan scout fighters.
Salvage crews face an dangerous and unglamorous job and in
many Taiidani fleets, a tour of duty aboard a Tiirshak is
considered disciplinary action.