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posted 6th Sep 2021, 12:30 PM

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6th Sep 2021, 12:30 PM

whiteshaix

My spaceships work with a variant of the Alderson drive (called "Shaix Drive" in-universe): they latch to the entry points of natural wormholes (or "leys"). Each ley only connects, instantly, two gates in space. They can be in the same system, or at the far ends of the galaxy, so star navigation is rather non-linear. Known leys big enough for starships have been marked with satellite rings. Interstellar/interplanetary communication stations are usually placed near the gates.
Of course, there are preset routes between known systems, that Haazel is just ignoring. He jumps ad-lib.
It's possible many leys are still undiscovered, but the technology needed to find them has been lost.
I chose this system mainly for narrative reasons and some essential plot points are built around it.

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6th Sep 2021, 3:54 PM

princess_lom

your work is amazing!!!!!! and dat space ship is WOW. I love it.

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6th Sep 2021, 4:15 PM

whiteshaix

Thank you! I had a lot of fun designing it. :D

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6th Sep 2021, 7:31 PM

apool

I like the idea of a travelling method which still require natural stuff to work.
Just a picky question,have they "regular" engine to move form out leys, to another entry ley?

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6th Sep 2021, 7:52 PM

whiteshaix

Of course, and "regular" space travel requires time, acceleration, deceleration etc.
I even have detailed notes about speed and maneuverability of every starship class, somewhere. The Kinlenja is a rather fast one, but the fastest are drone fighters.
Moving from a ley to another in the same system might require any period of time from a few hours to several days.

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