The Aesiphon was a Palladium-class interplanetary tanker, under the command of House Mora. It was shot down by Mantrassian attack-planes during a routine run to collect fuel gases on Mantras.
The Aesiphon was among a fleet of ships commissioned by House Mora to ferry useful fuel gases from the variable atmosphere of Mantras to Netrixia, where it is refined. It was shot down by Condottt-class aircraft, under the command of King Volocttt, after it entered the atmosphere of Mantras and began to collect vapor from a thick cloud of zana gas. All hands were lost during the crash, or the search and execution that followed. The destruction of the Aesiphon led to the release of the Delta Runner robo-plague by House Mora.