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The merchant ship Rocinante (798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE))
|Affiliation:||Dominion of Fezzan|
|Status:||Active (798 UC (489 IC / 3598 CE))|
- Rocinante (LD/DVD subtitles)
- ロシナンテ号 (LD/DVD subtitles — Japanese)
The name Rocinante is a reference to Don Quixote's horse, from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The name is a play on words; rocín refers to an old or poor-quality horse and ante means before or previously — thus, it suggests a horse which was previously useless but has been elevated beyond that status.