Yuanon
Written by Ekuryua   
Aug 07, 2007 at 07:12 PM

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"Some said it was a "white hole," and another said it was "null space" or "hyperspace"." Regardless of the moniker, they all reasoned that mysterious particles of this nature were probably holes in the walls that seperate one universe from another."--Morioka-sensei

 

Strictly speaking, a Yuanon is simple a particle of matter which can take two forms. In context, the Yuanon is the very particle which allows our race to travel across interstellar distances.

 

The Yuanon particle has two forms: Sord Loeza and Sord Gulark. The Loeza form, commonly referred to by the landers simply as a Yuanon, is a particle approximately a thousand times the mass of a proton, which radiates nearly 500 megawatts of energy. This is the naturally occurring state of the Yuanon. In this form it can be moved through normal space (Dath) and used as an energy source. In its second form, the Sord Gulark, the particle expands to become a sphereous, nebulous cloud approximately one Sedarj (1000 km) in diameter. This Sord Gulark, more commonly known simply as a Sord , is a gateway into Fath . When left in a low-energy state for approximately 12 years, a Sord Gulark will eventually revert to its previous state, Sord Loeza.

 

The Yuanon was first discovered back when mankind had not yet left its Solar System. The research vessel Oort Cloud discovered a Yuanon, existing in Sord Loeza state, approximately three-tenths of a lightyear from Sol. This unique particle was touted as an exciting new energy and propulsion source for spaceships, given the low specific impulse of conventional propulsion systems. The first Yuanon-powered ship, the Pioneer, was basically a giant superconductor designed to absorb most of a Yuanon's excess energy, then redirect it for propulsion; this proof-of-concept was imperfect at best. However, during that time Earth had become overcrowded and mankind was eager to expand to other worlds. A colony vessel, the Leif Erickson, was build, crewed and sent into deep space to explore other star systems.

Last Updated ( Oct 29, 2007 at 10:48 PM )