Star Drive

Star Drives are at the heart of every Jump Gate. Star Drives are large hibernaculums consisting primarily of Hydrogen BDM plasma. (Hydrogen plasm replete with BDM). The hibernaculum allows for the manipulation of the BDM by deactivating it, reactivating it, and tuning it to the same frequency of other any other jump gate (sister gate) in order to connect. When the plasma in the Star Drives of two sister gates is identically tuned, the jump gates are able to utilize the BDM strong force to open a wormhole.

Jump Gate

Jump gates are used for instantaneous travel. They utilize a complex and precise process of opening a blackhole to propel matter through controlled wormholes.

Star Drives are at the heart of every jump gate. Star Drives are large hibernaculums consisting primarily of Hydrogen BDM plasma. (Hydrogen plasm replete with BDM). The hibernaculum allows for the manipulation of the BDM by deactivating it, reactivating it, and tuning it to the same frequency of a sister jump gate in order to connect. When the plasma in the Star Drives of two sister gates is identically tuned, the jump gates are able to utilize the BDM strong force to open a worm hole. All that’s left is to create a fission reaction large enough to open a tiny black hole and destroy the vessel which can then travel at near simultaneous speeds to the opening at the other end of the worm hole and be reconstructed using the BDM’s memory.

OnBoard Artificial Intelligence (OBAI)

The OnBoard Artificial Intelligence unit is critical to daily operations for Templar Central. Each Templar Ranger is coupled with an OBAI that dwells within the Razor-Class vessel assigned to the Ranger. OBAIs function as partners as well as regulators. If a Ranger’s behavior is deemed Divergent, the OBAI is programed to detonate the palm star heart at the Ranger’s Hibernaculated Core.

OBAI’s typically take on a casual name and a persona to integrate more fully with their Ranger counterpart. Due to the unique development of an OBAI and it’s Ranger, they are linked only once. If the Ranger dies, the OBAI dies as well.

Templar Breeding Program

The Templar Breeding Program came into existence specifically to combat the emergence of Chromiums. As Chromiums began to pop up uncontrollably and unpredictably within Hibernaculated Cultures throughout the Hiberverse, The High Hibernal Council pushed for the creation of conditioned, cloned soldiers specifically to address the Chromium infestation.

Utilizing Ancestral Human breeding stock, the Templar became an elite killing force for the sole purpose of eliminating Chromes. For over three hundred years, the program has maintained the balance of Chromes throughout the Hiberverse, but has yet been able to turn the tide or eliminate them completely.

Templar Central is based on the asteroid, Al-Aqsa, and is ruled by Porcilous, a recent inductee as an Apex Lord.

Templar progress from cadet to Ranger to Ranger Grand Dragon. Grand Dragon level Rangers are granted a great deal of authority and self-direction as long as their behavior is deemed within protocol or of negligible divergence. Each Ranger is assigned an OnBoard Artificial Intelligence unit (OBAI) that functions as a partner and regulator. If a Ranger is deemed divergent, the OBAI is capable of terminating the Ranger by detonating the Palm Star at the Ranger’s Hibernaculated Core.

Palm Star

Palm Stars are a key technological discovery connected to instantaneous travel and the Templar Breeding Program. By using relatively small BDM fission reactors, the Hibernarii create black holes aimed through worm holes.

The Star Drive utilizes a precisely controlled spherical chamber that can be adjusted in size to accommodate the amount of vestal BDM needed to fuel the DBDM fission reaction after the “palm star” is launched into the precise middle of the chamber and activated. This reaction creates a blackhole custom made for the traveling vessel. Obviously, logs are strictly maintained and smuggling via this means is unlikely, due to the fact that miscalculations on the weight and contents of the vessel could lead to catastrophic loss.

A slightly modified version of these “palm stars” was used in powering the Templars by creating a Hibernaculated Core BDM fission reactor. The intent is manifold: 1.) the palm star provides continuous power for all of their hundreds of tiny hibernaculated augmentations. The Templar are not required to eat or sleep, although it is possible for them to do so. There are often advantageous reasons to do so. 2.) the palm star is metered with a very specific expiration date. Every templar expires at the very second he/she turns 50 Hibernal years old. 3.) the palm star is a failsafe in the rare case a templar goes rogue (labeled as divergent). The heart can be detonated from anywhere in the universe with the right authorization and frequency. This authorization is typically controlled by the Ranger’s personal OBAI.

Technically, they can be used to generate a black hole of small size. With more fuel, the black hole would increase. It has happened a few times, that a Ranger has been captured by pirates and used as a black market means of instantaneous travel. “Palm stars” are highly valued commodities on the black market, one of the most valuable objects in the vastness of space.

Rarely does a group of pirates have the balls to attack a Templar in attempt to take his. Most fail quickly. Even if they detain the Templar, he still has the prerogative to self-destruct if he deems it the only remaining option.

There is a small, taboo cult of Intensity Hibernarii who have taken Palm Stars as their Hibernaculated Core. Their abilities are exponentially manifold over other Hibernarii, but their life span is typically limited to that of a normal ancestral human. Due to the overriding desire for longevity among the vast majority of Hibernarii, these Intensity Extremists are seen as highly divergent and repugnant. But rather than being dealt with directly, due to their ephemeral power, Hibernarii policy is to isolate and label them. If popular sentiment can lead to a decline in the number of Hibernarii who implant their offspring with palm star cores, then the cult will die out. Since palm stars are highly valuable, it is rare that someone desperate enough to implant one is able to procure one.

Palm Stars were developed from Riarin’s valuable yet blasphemous research. He discovered the ability to contain BDM fission reactors within star drives the fraction of the size the Hibernarii were previously able to build.

Crystal Artisans and Merchant Guilds

Together, Crystal Artisans and Merchant Guilds represent the remainder of the High Hibernal Society (alongside the Technocracy and beneath the Apex Lords). The two groups of people are often lumped together in what is known as the Guild Class.

Crystal Artisans are a tightly controlled and highly valued class of Hibernarii capable of manipulating and working with Nought Modules to engender an ever increasing array of DBDM crystals.

There are several Merchant Guilds that maintain a relatively fair and even flow of goods between the most influential High Hibernal Races of the Hiberverse.

Hibernal Technology

Hibernal Technology (Hibertech) refers to any technology facilitated by or integrated with a Hibernaculum.

A Hibernaculated Augmentation can be anything from a pathogen filter to a nutrient dispenser to a tissue regenerator surgically placed within the body of a Hibernarii or an Ancestral Human.

Hibernal Technocracy

The Hibernal Technocracy (The Technocracy) comprises one of the three main groups of High Hibernal Society. The Ruling Class consists of the Apex Lords. Beneath them are two distinct groups:

Apex Lords evolve/are chosen from among the Technocracy. The Technocracy is critical in maintaining the research and infrastructure of the Hibernarii. They also rely heavily upon the Crystal Artisans and Merchant Guild to be able to conduct their research and apply their knowledge.

Hibernal Historical Eras

Early Hibernal History refers to the portion of history between Yuan the Heretic and the beginning of Sequestration.

Middle Hibernal History refers to the portion of history between the beginning of Sequestration and the first Hibernaculated Culture.

Late Hibernal History refers to the portion of history between the first Hibernaculated Culture and present day. Some Hibernarii argue that they have already moved into a Post-Hibernal or Apex Lord era.