Castle Roland


Ascension of the Thrones

by Thomas Nealy

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Glossary

Published: 8 Apr 14

Glossary Of Terms

Wormhole Drive:

The Wormhole drive is a powerful form of faster-than-light travel. The ship enters a wormhole and is dematerialized, allowing the vessel to travel between galaxies almost instantaneously. The drive has a minimum travel distance of 10 light years If there is a Maximum it has not yet been found. The greater the distance the more energy it takes to travel.

Hyperspace Drive:

Generally speaking, the idea of hyperspace relies on the existence of a separate and adjacent dimension. When activated, the hyper drive shunts the starship into this other dimension, where it can cover vast distances in an amount of time greatly reduced from the time it would take in "normal" space. Once it reaches the point in hyperspace that corresponds to its destination in real space, it re-emerges. There are two types of hyper drives; interstellar, which only allows the ship using that hyper drive to travel between stars in one galaxy in relatively expedient manner, and intergalactic, which allows the ship using it to travel greater distances and at greater speed.

SlipStream Drive:

The slipstream is a narrowly-focused, directed field that is initiated by manipulating the fabric of the space-time continuum at the quantum level using the starship's navigational deflector array. It works by focusing a quantum field through a deflector dish to generate massive changes in local space curvature. This creates a subspace tunnel, which is projected ahead of the vessel. Once a ship has entered this tunnel, the forces inside propel it at incredible speed. In order to maintain the slipstream, a ship has to constantly modify the quantum field with its deflector dish

Warp Drive:

A spacecraft equipped with a warp drive may travel at velocities greater than that of light by many orders of magnitude, whilst circumventing the relativistic problem of time dilation. The warp drive does not permit instantaneous travel between two points; instead, warp drive technology creates an artificial "bubble" of normal space-time that surrounds the spacecraft (as opposed to entering a separate realm or dimension like hyperspace). Consequently, spacecraft at warp velocity can continue to interact with objects in normal space.

Subspace:

Subspace is an integral part of the space-time continuum, distinct, yet coexistent below normal space. Subspace and normal space are confluenced together. However, in some regions an interfold layer forms between the two realms. Subspace has an infinite number of domains.

Hyperspace: An alternate region of space co-existing with our own universe which may be entered using an energy field or other device. Unlike subspace it is on the same plane as normal space.

Subspace communication: Is the primary form of communication used throughout the Federation. By transmission through subspace rather than normal space, subspace communication permitted the sending of data and messages across interstellar distances faster than the speed of light. Unlike matter data and subspace radio waves have no speed limit but it has a range of

Hyperspace:

Shields: A filed of energy designed to a form factor i.e.... Personal, Bubble, Dome, Flat, Atmospheric, Contour, Field, Defector. Flat shields are used as walls as well as prison cell doors. Deflectors are mainly used to keep space debris from hitting the ship.

Transporter:

The transporter is a subspace device capable of almost instantaneously moving an object from one location to another. Transporters are able to dematerialize, transmit and reassemble an object. A matter buffer is used to temporarily store the matter stream, following dematerialization, but prior to sending the stream to its target. Because the systems deconstructs the object being transported living intelligent beings are not transported using this system for a verity of reasons. the two major ones being that the memory of the living thing is unable to be copied with out there being a system at each end the second is that is believed that the being that arrives are the other end is nothing more then a copy and that the original is destroyed.

R.S.F:

An R.S.F. is a systems that uses Replication, Synthesization, Fabrication. Usually a replicator can only take what is and make more of it holding a matrix of the object for future replication. This system is able to create a new object and chemical compounds from nothing but the raw materials. It utilizes the same base technology as a Transporter and stores its base matter in a matter buffer. Replication uses a pattern similar to a transport pattern, fabrication uses system drawn patterns or sschematics, and sysnthesization produces chemicals and compounds.

Teleporter:

A Teleporter involves the subject exiting one physical universe or plane of existence, then re-entering it at a different location. This technology does not dematerializ the person or object but rather shunts them in to a different usaly higher plane and pulls or pushes them to the destination. This technology eliminates many objections to Transportation on religious or philosophical grounds, as it preserves the original subject intact—and thus continuity of existence as well as the memory and mind of the subject eliminating the need for a destination system.

A matter/antimatter Reactor:

is a type of energy reactor which is fueled by injectors of matter and antimatter into a central reaction element, creating large amounts of energy when those two materials mutually annihilate each other. Matter and antimatter is injected into the M/ARA at an intermix ratio. Usaly this is done with either Deuterium, or Tritium. Most comonaly called a warp core when on a starship. This is the most unstable form of energy used.

Cold Fusion Power Reactor:

Involves combining helium-3 (3He) and deuterium (2H). This reaction produces a helium-4 nucleus. (4He) and a high-energy proton. As with the p-11B a neutronic fusion fuel cycle, most of the reaction energy is released as charged particles, reducing activation of the reactor housing and potentially allowing more efficient energy harvesting. optimum temp' is 15 K or -432.4 ºF.

Zero Point Energy Cell:

A crystalline structure used to harness Zero Point Energy. The only power source able to open a wormhole

Power Cell:

A rechargeable battery like object capable of holding a charge indefinitely with out power derogation. they come is different sizes and thus different levels of capacity. They are some times known as a power pack.

Frame:

A mobile weaponized suit of armor.

Frame Force:

A frame force is made up of 155 frames.

Tritium:

Pronounced /'tr?ti?m/ or /'tr??i?m/, symbol T or 3H, also known as Hydrogen-3, is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. The nucleus of tritium (sometimes called a triton) contains one proton and two neutrons

Deuterium:

Symbol Dt or 2H also called heavy hydrogen, is a stable isotope of hydrogen. The nucleus of deuterium, called a deuteron, contains one proton and one neutron.

Sulfur hexafluoride:

Also known as SF6. Is a Dielectric medium. Meaning it does not conduct electric or heat. It is also, under most circumstances, flame retardant and non corrosive. This is a deadly gas due to it being an anaphylactic. Any thing but brief exposure will result is death. This Gas is used to fill the A.I. controller Rooms. ( Were that A.I. Computer and Ship Computer are housed)

Justial:

A Justial is a member of a sub race of Devian. After thousands of years selective mating and genetic engineering. The Justices have become there own sub-race. A pure born Justial can always be identified by there Violet eyes and silver hair. After training they start shaving there heads. Only a Justial can serve as a Justice. All Justials live in a Conclave.

Justial Conclave:

Refers to both the Justials as a group and were they live.

Justial Council:

The members of the Conclave that are actively assigned to Tribunals and active Justices.

Tribunal:

A Tribunal is a set of 3 Justices that that sit in judgment of a crime.

Magistrate:

A minor judicial officer, as a justice of the peace. They are non Justials and handle low crimes and civil cases. Usually below 50 on the Telepathic scale but above 20.

Magistrate Council:

The collective group of active Magistrates.

Solicitors/Conveyancer :

Because all Justices and Magistrates are to some degree telepathic the need to have a defense advocate in a criminal trial in side the Devian Empire has been made unnecessary. However a Solicitor or Conveyancer is still required in all civil matters including the Negotiating and drafting contracts, real estate transactions, wills, trusts, patents, trademarks, industrial designs, as well as being a Commissioner for Oaths. Unlike a Magistrate and Justice a solicitor/conceyancer does not have to telepathic.

Herditary Titles:

Emperor & Empress:

The hereditary head of sate for an Empire.

King & Queen:

The hereditary head of state in nations that do not belong to an empire and that still use a monarchy. In some cases the title is retained by the monarch after joining an Empire, although the title would be honorific only and they would then have the same power of a duke or above while retaining the rank and privileges of a King or Queen. If a King or Queen belong to the Devian Empire they are also members of a legislative body.

Archduke & Archduchess:

A member of the peerage and is a hereditary title. Most Archdukes & Archduchesses rule a planetary system although with some of the older lines this may not be the case. When they do rule a planetary system they act as the head of state. Regardless of status as a head of state or not all Archdukes & Archduchesses are members of a legislative body.

Grand Duke & Grand Duchess:

A member of the peerage and is a hereditary title. Most Grand Dukes & Grand Duchesses rule a Planet or Colonial planet although with some of the older lines this may not be the case. When they do rule a Planet or Colonial planet they act as the head of state. Regardless of status as a head of state or not all Grand Dukes & Grand Duchesses are members of a legislative body.

Duke & Duchess:

A member of the peerage and is a hereditary title. Most Dukes & Duchesses rule a Continent or Region although with some of the older lines this may not be the case. When they do rule a Continent or Region they act as the head of state. Regardless of status as a head of state or not all Dukes & Duchesses are members of a legislative body.

Marquess & Marchioness:

A member of the peerage and is a hereditary title. Most Marquesses & Marchionesses rule a State or Providence although with some of the older lines this may not be the case. When they do rule a State or Providence they act as the head of state. Regardless of status as a head of state or not all Marquesses & Marchionesses are members of a legislative body.

Count/Earl & Countess:

A member of the peerage and is a hereditary title. Most Counts/Earls & Countesses rule a Shire, a County, or a Territory although with some of the older lines this may not be the case. When they do rule a Shire, a County, or a Territory they act as the head of state. Regardless of status as a head of state or not all Counts/Earls & Countesses are members of a legislative body.

Viscount & Viscountess:

A member of the peerage and is not a hereditary title they are appointed by another member of the peerage higher then them to rule they are known as life peers. All Viscounts & Viscountesses rule a City but can not claim a hereditary right to the land. They act as the head of state, and all Viscounts & Viscountesses are members of a legislative body.

Baron & Baroness:

A member of the peerage and is a hereditary title. Most Barons & Baronesses rule a Burrow, District, or Town although with some of the older lines this may not be the case. When they do rule a Burrow, District, or Town they act as the head of state. Regardless of status as a head of state or not all Barons & Baronesses are members of a legislative body.

Baronet & Baronetess:

This is a hereditary title but not a member of the peerage. This title is given to a member of the nobility that owns and rules land that is to small to be considered Burrow, District, or Town.

Hereditary Knight & Dame:

This is a hereditary title in the form of ---- Knight/Dame of ----- a Hereditary Knight is not a member of the peerage. This title is usually used in conjunction with another hereditary title and can only be granted by a King or above.

Knight & Dame:

This is a non hereditary title and is not a member of the peerage. Knights and Dames are granted the title by a Duke or higher as an honor for some accomplishment. Most Knights belong to an order of some kind.

Non-Hereditary Titles:

Governor:

The head of state for a State or Providence when there is no ruling Marquess or Marchioness. Governors are appointed by a Duke or higher and are not members of the peerage or any legislative body, this is also not hereditary.

Mayor:

The head of state for a City when there is no ruling Viscount or Viscountess. Mayors are appointed by a Count/Earl or higher and are not members of the peerage or any legislative body, this is also not hereditary.

Commissioner:

The head of state for a Shire ,County,or Territory; or a Burrow, District, or Town when there is no ruling Count/Earl or Countess or a ruling Baron or Baroness. Commissioners are appointed by a Marquess or higher and are not members of the peerage or any legislative body, this is also not hereditary.

The Imperial Council of Nobles:

A Imperial legislative body that is made up of all Archdukes & Archduchesses,Grand Dukes & Grand Duchesses, and Dukes & Duchesses. It is the higher Legislative body.

The People's Imperial Council:

A Imperial legislative body that is made up of Men and Women that are elected to office. It is the lower Legislative body.

The Planetary /Colonial Council of Nobles:

A Planetary or Colonial legislative body that is made up of all Grand Dukes & Grand Duchesses,Dukes & Duchesses, and Marquesses & Marchionesses. It is the higher Legislative body. (includes both planets and the planet system)

The People's Planetary /Colonial Council:

A Planetary or Colonial legislative body that is made up of Men and Women that are elected to office. It is the lower Legislative body. (includes both planets and the planet system)

The Regional Council of Nobles:

A Regional legislative body that is made up of all Dukes & Duchesses, Marquesses & Marchionesses, and Counts/Earls & Countesses . It is the higher Legislative body. (we would think of this as a national or continental council.)

The People's Regional Council:

A Regional legislative body that is made up of Men and Women that are elected to office. It is the lower Legislative body. (we would think of this as a national or continental council.)

The Provincial Council of Nobles:

A Provincial legislative body that is made up of all Marquesses & Marchionesses, Counts/Earls & Countesses, and Viscounts & Viscountesses. It is the higher Legislative body. (we would think of this as a state or providential council

The People's Provincial Council:

A Provincial legislative body that is made up of Men and Women that are elected to office. It is the lower Legislative body. (we would think of this as a state or providential council.)

The Shire Council of Nobles:

A Regional legislative body that is made up of all Counts/Earls & Countesses, Viscounts & Viscountesses, and Barons & Baronesses. It is the higher Legislative body. (we would think of this as a county council)

The People's Shire Council:

A Regional legislative body that is made up of Men and Women that are elected to office. It is the lower Legislative body. (we would think of this as a county council.)

The People's Local Council:

A legislative body that is made up of Men and Women that are elected to office. At the local level this is then only body.(we would think of this as a city or town council.)

Spirits of the Six:

The Spirits of the six are the 6 core planets that make up the core of the Devian Empire, they are sentient Spirits of the Planets and could be compared to Gaia of Earth. People with a symbiont are able to, on a limited level, communicate with the spirits of the 6.

Story Facts:

Number of planets in the Devian Empire:

There are 2,603 systems, around 11,216 inhabited worlds, 2,684 space stations, various orbital habitats, and about 44,863,083,659,804 people.

Number of planets in the Gallain Empire:

There are 2,356 systems, around 11,780 inhabited worlds, 3,493 space stations, various orbital habitats, and about 58,900,804,083,659 people.

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