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I write and draw the webcomic Star Trip, a sci-fi dealie about a girl and her alien companion travelling the galaxy, that updates a chapter every two months.This blog will have stuff from my webcomic, just stuff, and fanart. My Portfolio [Background by Ybee]
I LOVE BLASTOISE HE IS MY FAV whatever WHATEVER
IDK FRIEND IDK I’m more a Venusaur kinda gal
I think I just don’t like it because I don’t like drawing those dang cannons and I love wartortle’s design so much more.
I’m gonna do a two part thing on transportation, both this week and the next. This week I’m focusing on fuel so STRAP IN Y’ALL!
Fifteen-hundred years ago, when the Galactic Community was still young, all the different civilizations in the GC used their own forms of fuel, be it plant based, fossil based, or electric. And although this worked to some degree things were still pretty slow going, and a lot of congestion happened while at the warp gates.
On top of this some of the different transportation methods tended to mess with the gates, sometimes shutting them down completely, which only added to the strain.
The Ouwi came up with a solution while studying the energy output of stars. They determined that the hydrogen produced from stars could be used as fuel if they were mixed with the appropriate inhibitors that would keep it from combusting. This fuel made from stars, called Hydrogena, is the best out there, is compatible with the warp gates, it offers a significantly higher output of speed, and causes minimal environmental damage on-world.
The developer who came up with the formula for this inhibitor was named Ou’en and she, with a team of engineers headed by her wife Ou’ella, laid out a system that they could use to extract the hydrogen and refine it for use as fuel.
Ou’ella’s team designed a siphon that drained the hydrogen out of stars which she lovingly called the Utellic, which means flame drinker. The Utellic was built with a small supercollider installed that could create a synthetic blackhole and drain off any excess heat from the star as they collected the hydrogen. Not to say that creating a small black hole doesn’t come with its risks, there were quite a few casualties.
After a couple hundred years of cornering the market in Hydrogena harvesting and production, The Ouwi made the designs to the Utellic public, allowing other smaller companies the chance to produce their own.
The act of harvesting hydrogen from stars came with a steep learning curve though. The gathering teams learned that they should never harvest from a blue star, lest its core collapse and it goes supernova. Also they learned to adjust for distance when harvesting from a yellow star, in case it goes nova and expands into a red giant.
The best stars to harvest from are yellow stars and white dwarfs, since they give the best product with the less risk. Some companies still try and harvest from blue stars, since they make the best fuel, but the returns on the risk has yet to even out…
A harvesting of one star can last for several years before it’s drained to its limit, and harvesting companies always have exploration crews on contract to find fresh stars that aren’t surrounded by a life-bearing solar system
When a tanker is filled it takes a special route through the Hydogena transpo warp-stream, which makes sure it doesn’t come in contact with any civilian ships, lest there’s an accident and everyone ends up dead. The tanker then lands on the planet it is owned by for production, which takes about a year before a pure Hydrogena fuel is ready for shipping.
Presently there are three grades of Hydrogena with the highest being G III (used by the newest ship models with the oldest released some 20 years ago) and the lowest G I (which is for much older ships, some pushing 200 years). The grades exist because some ships cannot handle a very pure Hydrogena and will break apart if they ever utilize it.
But Hydrogena isn’t just for off-world ships. It has been employed into smaller on-world vehicles, and instead of being poured directly into the ship’s installed fuel cells it comes in smaller removable cells, that need to be changed out as they get empty.
Since getting the Hydrogena ball rolling the Ouwi have ceased producing the fuel and are now mostly employed as consultants to any production company that needs guidance… for a hefty fee of course. And although the Ouwi are no longer producers this does not strip them of their Forerunner status, which they wear with pride.
Some very long Worldbuilding Wednesday asks and answers under the cut!
Your dashes will thank me!
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