The Cindercone is a megafreighter owned by Tagon's Toughs. She appears as a perfect brown sphere, eight kilometers in diameter, constructed from material manufactured from a process lost to civilization millions of years ago. She consequently has a cost measured in "kilo-GNP".
Her AI appears as the head of an elderly humanoid woman with grey hair, and formerly ran the gunship Bristlecone.
The Cindercone hull is capable of splitting at its equator into two "hemis" for loading and unloading. She has an attendant boat, Divergent Elevator, for loading assistance.