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Zero-Point energy was the main source of power used by The Royal Allegiance. Zero-Point generators extracted vacuum energy from a small artificially-created region of slipspace in order to produce powerful energy from an efficient source.

HistoryEdit

Zero-Point energy had been used for untold centuries before the Allegiance was a recognisable entity. When the Therans first arrived on Thera thousands of years after the activation of the Rings, generators of this kind were powering the planet's foundries and buildings. Over the centuries the Therans became able to harness this power and, eventually, to replicate such generators themselves. While their actual usage spanned the history of the Allegiance itself, they were seemingly refined to perfection by about 2100 and so, development stagnated and the design remained static. At this point, the generators were hundreds of kilometres across, and, although just two or three could power an entire planet, they were far too large for any purpose smaller than mass-scale power generation. In the early 25th century, however, a breakthrough was reached. The HMS Marchestra, pride of the Royal Navy and most ambitious engineering project in living memory, required a power source massive in terms of output but small enough to be ship-mounted. A miniaturised, though still huge, generator was specially made, with huge technological advancements needed for such a change. Over the next few centuries, generators were refined so that, by the 2600s, virtually all space-faring vessels used them, meaning an explosion in warship and energy-intensive technology development. By the 2700s even ground vehicles, some less than ten metres in length, were using micro generators to provide their power. Although further development was severely hindered by the Swarm War, there were signs that refinement could go on even further, leading to hand-held devices capable of colossal energy usage.

Design and FunctionEdit

The majority of zero-point generators were large, roughly semi-spherical hollow chambers, with a sort of pedestal in the middle with a pillar-like rotating object. This object extracted the energy itself from the region of slipspace, which the surrounding chamber collected it and was necessary for containment of various exotic particles created during the process, which were then shunted back into the region of slipspace.

Their basic function was to extract zero-point energy from an artificially-created region of slipspace. In physics, zero-point energy was the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may possess and was the energy of the ground state of the system.

GalleryEdit

Technology of The Royal Allegiance during the Swarm War
Energy Technology

Zero-Point energy | Micro Fusion Reactor

Weaponry Technology

Nuclear Weaponry | Particle Cannon | Overhead Weapon System | Freebore Pneumatic Effect Cannon | Electrothermal Acceleration | IRONHAMMER Weapon Mount | M252 Area/Point Defence Weapon System | M253 Area/Point Defence Weapon System | GATEKEEPER Device

Ammunition Technology

HEAT | HESH | RAPID | HEPAB | APFSTDS | HPSDAP | HPHE | HEPA | HVS/AP-HE | GDD | Ammunition Calibres of The Royal Allegiance

Armour Technology

SPBS-I Battle Armour | Energy Regenerative Armour | ACE Armour | MX610 Powered Combat Harness

Shielding Technology

Type I Protective Energy Barrier | Type II Protective Energy Barrier | Type III Protective Energy Barrier | Type IV Protective Energy Barrier | Type V Protective Energy Barrier | Type VI Protective Energy Barrier

Countermeasure Technology

M56 Point Defense Weapon System | M40 Self Defense Munitions Launcher | MD8 Integrated Laser Countermeasure System | MA70 Vertical Automated Rocket Launcher

Propulsion Technology

Ion Drive | Jump Drive | Slipspace Drive | Graviton Drive

Sensor and Navigation Technology

Compound Imaging Scope | VISTA Sight | NAVGrid | VT60 ILLUMINATOR

Astroengineering and Installations

Brontes | The Crucible | The Forge | The Hub | HMS Marchestra | Astrea Station

Technology related Projects

Project LAZARUS | Project DEEP VALLEY | Project ASCENSION | Project ENIGMA | Project HIDDEN LIGHT | [[]] | [[]]

Other Technology

Multi Purpose Holographic Display | HALO Tactical Insertion Pod | HURRICANE Tactical Delivery Pod | I-45 Scavenger Drone | Inertial Compensator | [[]]

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