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Ship Of Destiny
Ship Of Destiny is a spaceship, a generation ship. In 2700 it launched for a thousand year colonization journey with one thousand passengers. The effort is called the Destiny Exodus and has the following mission statement: <em>To serve the hope of Sol, we journey towards Pravda. We carry the torch of life and culture with care and caution. As one people, we will colonize and build a better world.</em> <h2>Ship Specifications</h2> The ship is a 217.5 <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=klick" target="_blank">klicks</a> (kilometers) long cylinder that's 504 mrets (meters) wide. The middle four klicks hold the habitat. The majority of the ship is made up of two hundred klick lengths of bundled rods a mret thick, made of a near diamond carbon <a href="http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/allotrope" target="_blank">allotrope</a>. <h4>Destiny's Habitat</h4> The Hab is a hollow four klicks long within the cylinder, with a diameter of four hundred mrets. That's enough that with only a bit over two rotations a minute (2.115 rpm) Earth's gravity is simulated along the inner surface without most noticing the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coriolis_effect" target="_blank">Coriolis Effect</a>. <a href="https://nedroj.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Hab.jpg" target="_blank"><img class="alignleft wp-image-25 size-thumbnail" src="https://nedroj.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Hab-150x150.jpg" alt="Habitat of Ship Of Destiny, yes that is Warpath" width="150" height="150" /></a> Angled so looking a bit north, with south at the bottom and north at the top, the direction the ship is heading. East is right, west is left. The fold running the four klick length is red, at the edges blue. When represented with three dimensions, blue would be a line opposite red. Taking into account these six directions and further dividing by being near (short) or far (long) from the center line (Equator), the Hab has sixteen sections. Each of these is divided into five blocks, making eighty total. Four klicks long with a circumference a little over one and a quarter klicks gives the passengers over five thousand square mrets. Spending their lives in such confines typically means they know every block if not just about every mret, at least on the surface. Adding to the living space are layers, more up than down. Enough so that it is cozy or spacious, but rarely crowded, as one moves around. <h4>Destiny's Ocean</h4> Ship Of Destiny in the middle is a tube with layers. The skin, exposed to the vacuum, is thick and doesn't spin. Beneath it is a deep layer of pressurized water that contains what does spin. The massive habitat is suspended in this dark clear water that allows it to rotate cushioned and safe. A thinner layer of water turns with the Hab just beneath the dirt. This is the ocean, a layer that cocoons the tube of land and air, and is vibrant with flora and fauna. Pillars periodically pierce the water. Called spokes they help hold things together like they would on a wheel, though unlike a wheel in being far thicker than it is tall. <h4>Destiny's Population</h4> The original thousand comes from two groups, the Pravidians, and the Ortomens. After a hundred Pravidians were prevented from leaving Earth, Ortomens were collected to make up the difference. <h5>Pravidians</h5> They value truth and privacy, and prefer inreal to <a href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=invirtu" target="_blank">invirtu</a>. <h5>Ortomens</h5> They value liberty, and embrace <a style="color: #24890d;" href="http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=invirtu" target="_blank">invirtu</a> balanced with inreal. <h6>Notes</h6> P.S. Yes that is <a title="Warpath G1 Youtube" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoyTbMRO8Yc" target="_blank">Warpath</a> holding down the corner of my Hab layout.