OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: A really good hyperdrive package.
- Image Source: "Curved Console" by cView Studios, found at https://www.artstation.com/artwork/vGzaY
- Canon Link: N/A
- Restricted Missions: N/A
- Primary Source: N/A
- Manufacturer: Merrill-Valkner Systems Engineering (MVSE)
- Model: Mynock Hypernav System
- Affiliation: Open-market (may be used by any character without permission from the manufacturer)
- Modularity: The standard class-1.0 hyperdrive can be swapped out or tweaked for better speed (as defined by and balanced in the ship's submission)
Production: Minor (large groups of characters (i.e. multiple factions, companies, or groups)
- Material: Steristeel, electronics
- Highly reliable class-1.0 hyperdrive
- Highly reliable navicomputer, navigational database, and navigational equipment (e.g. hyperspace compass)
- Notes and logs inconsistencies (e.g. from hacked/relocated nav beacons) for a crew decision
- Intensely reliable
- Allows a starship to change vector up to 45 degrees while in hyperspace without reversion
- Can recalculate position quickly (<30 minutes) after an unexpected reversion, microjump, etc.
- Compatible with just about any ship over 25 metres, including the massive hyperdrives on dreadnoughts and supercarriers
- Steristeel casing helps things stay nice and clean
- Cannot fit in any ship under 25 metres, or any ship with a fighter-style cockpit, due to bulk, power costs, and processor requirements
- Minor production makes it unsuitable for any mass-produced ship
- Takes a while to securely assimilate new navigational files -- it's not plug-and-play
Mara Merrill-Valkner's long personal and family experience with hyperdrive engineering made hypertransit a natural priority for her new startup. The Mynock isn't the fastest hyperdrive around. At class 1.0, it's downright glacial by some people's standards, including Mara's. What it lacks in transcendent speed, it makes up in durability and reliability. This drive just won't flummox, glitch, break down, or burn out, no matter how much system strain it's under. Redundant navigational equipment, including ancient basics like hyperspace compasses and hard-copy charts, allow a navigator to plot a short emergency jump even if the navicomputer is inoperable. With a Mynock, you'll probably get where you're going -- and if you don't, it won't be the hyperdrive's fault.