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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]
The Warp Gate has to be the singular most important invention in the GC, since (as some would say) the GC wouldn’t have come to be if it had not been for the invention of the warp gate.
Developed a little over 2000 years ago by the Darsil the warp gate structure is made up of a unique mixture of metals with a unique circuit running through it, that when activated creates a constant, self sustaining warp wave that makes interstellar travel significantly faster.
Along with the ability to speed star ships along swiftly warp gates also act as a transmitter, sending messages between worlds when ships are not needed. With this warp gates also provide free interplanetary “wi-fi” making the galactic information highway (or “starnet”) available to all.
The true alloy makeup and internal architecture of the warp gate is unknown to everyone except the Darsil who guard it securely (or greedily if you were to ask the Rumin). The reason the Darsil protect their plans for the gate so closely is because they feel they are the best ones to hold it. The Darsil are a very old civilization and a very long lived species, and they have witnessed the state to which some civilizations are brought to because of greed. They believe that if the plans to the warp gate were to fall into any other species’ possession they are certain a price hike and heavy taxation would follow. Since the gates are so integral to space travel the Darsil have decided to keep all plans far out of reach, for the sake of less advanced civilizations who would not be able to afford them otherwise.
The Darsil still do charge for warp gate construction, but it is only as much as is required to pay for the metals needed, which is often a very reasonable price even for new members of the GC. Along with the base price also comes a small fee for general maintenance, which is usually performed once every couple decades or so.
The construction of a new warp gate takes between 5-10 years but during construction the Darsil will provide a temporary gate that only provides access to Cypher. This is so that delegates of the GC’s new member can travel to and from the capital planet to meet with the community’s leaders and form friendships early on.
But just because warp gates serve a very utile function doesn’t mean they can’t be beautiful in the process! The Darsil are also artisans, and wish to make the galaxy as beautiful as possible. As such when the Darsil begin plans for a new gate they will ask their employer how they want the gate designed, noting colour, shape, shine, and any extra embellishments requested. This is all important because a planet’s warp gate essentially becomes its coat of arms and flag, and a smaller replica is made and placed in The Hall of Community on Cypher with all the others once the main gate is completed.
Centuries ago the Darsil used to also make portable warp gates, which could be used to travel to uncharted parts of the galaxy for the sake of exploration and colonization. But as it turned out some used these gates to bypass planetary defences during war time and wreak havoc upon unsuspecting worlds. The Darsil have since destroyed almost all of the portable warp gates but a few remain in the possession of some undesirables, such as the Taikese. But the Darsil keep close watch for when one of these gates are activated, and when it is will speed to the point of the gate’s activation and confiscate it.
Because I feel I need to make people understand this before things gets out of hand.
I draw what I draw because I enjoy it. And sometimes the things I draw come with limitations, be they skill related or personal feelings related.
You do not come into my inbox asking me to draw a thing
I have watched this happen to far too many better known artists who happen to draw a thing related to a certain fandom and it never ends up good. Either they have to start blocking pushy people or have to cease drawing the thing they like because the fandom has made it gross for them.
Do not pull this with me.
I enjoy drawing these ships, I really like them a lot! And I makes me so happy that other people like the thing I ship and the art I’ve drawn of them!
But if you make it gross I will leave and I will take my art with me.
oh man i love your anniemina stuff so much it's so rare to find that kind of thing thank you so much
oh gosh thank you! I’m glad you like my stuff so much! It’s been a while since I’ve drawn them since I’ve been kinda mired in Alien Yuris but I hope/plan to draw more of them soon :>
I just read Star Trip and I think that it's pretty damn baller! Looking forward to whatever you're drawing next!
Ah thank you friend! I’m really looking forward to the next chapter and can’t wait for y’all to read it!
I’ve also got some semi-secret comic project plans for the next couple of months. Some Star Trip related some not :>
I just caught up with Star Trip and I just wanted to say that I really love it! The characters are great and I especially love all the worldbuilding!
Ah I’m so glad you like it!!! Haha I tend to get really into the worldbuilding so it really means a lot when people like that part of my story! I’m also so glad you like the characters, I feel like I’m a little lacklustre at character writing but people don’t seem to have any complaints with them so far so I must be doing something right!
Thank you so much for this ask!
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