Here is the current wiki page as well as all of my tech notes on the vessel. It currently is in heavy WIP but the plan is currently working on my end.
- Regular Space: Current metaphor for regular space. This is where planets, ships, and people live.
- Normal Space: Same as above, but in the context of being taken somewhere where it isn’t normal.
- Under Space: Separate, contained Plane of Reality fueled by a singularity core. Registers on systems configured to scan for minut gravitational singularities on almost an individual atomic scale.
- Singularity: A Black Hole, in context one that is controlled and maintained.
To make the “dive” to Under Space, the vessel’s drive systems channel energy into the singularity core and raise a separate shield device that marks not only the vessel but also the space it is taking with it to maneuver with. Without this Normal Space, the ship will not be able to maneuver and will be consumed by the singularity and cause a very weak black-hole to form. This hole collapses between five and fifteen minutes and is only the diameter of about ten feet. While “submerged” this ship uses the Normal Space Pocket as if it would in regular spatial operation but with the caveat of only being able to move about 5 AU before the pocket collapses and forces the ship to “surface” and dump excess energy and cool off the Transfer Coils by exposing them to the vacuum.
While the vessel is in Under Space, in regular space the vessel with visually be consumed seem to run through an invisible wall and disappear. The vessel is now cloaked and anchored to a sphere of 5 AUs of diameter. The vessel can launch certain weapons that use miniaturized versions of it’s drive system as a one way launch of Normal Space energy. It appears on sensors as a sudden outward gravimetric force as the weapon exits a small singularity and continues on in reality. Every small singularity is approximately at an edge of the vessel’s Normal Space Pocket. In the Kaiserriech’s case, it is usually the peak of the forward or trailing arc.
When the vessel is surfaced, it appears to force it’s way out of a flat, transparent singularity and is only visible from one side, from the opposite side it appears as a dark sphere of black that eventually consumes itself. This is an extreme phenomena and is visible to the naked eye as well as to any sensor designed to pick up energy of nearly any kind used on a space-faring vessel. It is more volatile a process than submerging, as the vessel’s Transfer Coils must be cooled through venting or coolant stored inside the vessel. These coils are usually in the after quarter in between the core and the drive systems.
The only current planned weapon that is useable while in Under Space is a Under Space Torpedo. This torpedo is longer than normal and is noticeable on sensors as soon as it begins to emerge from its singularity, through its entire travel distance due to its core’s always-present radiation, to detonation or shutdown due to time.