Absolutely. As someone involved in planetary industry, the potential for the industry to be expanded to stars presents a myriad of opportunities. There are understandable concerns that stellar manipulation may cause damaging effects to these systems, but as it is to my understanding that the Triglavian-built facility in Arshat operated at low power for months and there doesn’t seem to be any ill effects.
While the stars are not exactly the same type, being that Arshat is a type O1 blue star, it is understandable that these particular locations have been chosen, so that any potential negative effects from this experimentation does not effect the Empire proper. I can’t imagine that the Empire would want to offline the stargates to Vard, Turnur and Egmar through stellar manipulation, as they are still Empire holdings and benefit from capsuleers of most kinds having readily available access to them, but given the CEMWPA and the back and forth nature of these things, this is, again, a great opportunity to advance the field of system resource harvesting without any potential damage coming to systems in the Empire proper.
Should these efforts prove fruitful, I’m sure that these sorts of facilities will start showing up all over the Empire as well, which is something that I would be very interested in taking advantage of should the opportunity present itself.
Well, some people seem very keen to break CONCORD and Edencom.
It would be good to get some statements from various parties of interest pretty soon. People might get jumpy what with past history with these things and Amarr keenness to employ badly understood superweapons.
If it was safe, or even just possibly neutral, there’s no reason these wouldn’t be constructed in Amarrian space. There are plenty of sparsely populated systems, lowsec systems, quiet out of the way places within the secure boarders of non contested Amarrian space for them to test this new technology out.
No. They are very specifically and ONLY being built in an Active Warzone. That endangers the project all on its own from the start and implies there must be a serious reason to put such projects in danger.
That reason is of course this is Not safe. The technology the Empire is playing with could potentially destabilize stars. This technology was key to the Triglavians Stealing Entire Solar Systems. These construction sites are placed where they are because the Empire knows if anything bad happens, well at least it wasn’t their own systems that would suffer. Just a handful of ‘Rebel Provincial Systems’ so no great loss.
This needs to be actively, vocally opposed Now. These are technologies and potential ramifications too unknown, too dangerous to be left in the hands of any one emprie. As much as I despise all of you, my conscience will not permit me to remain silent. The Amarr must not be allowed to monopolize this technology. They must either abandon it, or yeild it to a multinational force like Edencom. There must be agreements in place Against deploying these in to hostile/enemy systems.
As far as I can tell, after much consultation, the Triglavian Stellar Harvester pulls Zero Point Energy from the star, this can be condesated, to produce ZPC. Blue star systems, as we discussed a long time ago, can be a good source of isogen, and the Triglavians can use high temperatures and unthinkable pressures from the associated Zero Point Mass Entanglers to form Isogen-5. There are several other possibilities as well. We have already seen Talassonite, Rakovene and Bezdnacine appear in Triglavian systems, but that might not be the limit of the application of this kind of technology.
In the same way that I can see Triglavians experimenting with the Empire developed version of their ships I can also see the Empires trying to source ZPC and Isogen-5 in order to bolster their existing fleets with Triglavian vessels and their variants as well as possibly trying to create new materials on which to found new technologies.
The will of the Empress seems rather clear. That is all that needs to be known for now.
Nevertheless, I do admit I am rather curious what this is all about, but until then, duty calls. ARC and all other interlopers must stay out of the Empire’s way. To our enemies who will inevitably resist, good luck and fight well.
The construction of stellar-orbital structures around A0 stars, following the occupation of Arshat’s abandoned Porevitium Transmuter, speaks volumes as to the intentions of the Amarr here.
How will the other Empires, particularly the Minmatar, who clash with the Amarr over the same systems they’re building these structures in? Where will these experiments take the Amarr, technologically, especially if the possibility of collecting previously near-unobtainable quantities of Isogen-5? In the lens of the Upwell Consortium’s development of Vorton Projector technology after the re-disappearance of Hilen Tukoss, the ships and weapons they later designed, and their similarities to the purported superweapon Empress Jamyl I once wielded, what will happen next?
So many unknowns, so many questions~
I’m eager to see where mankind next takes itself, but also concerned that irreparable blunders might be made in the process - though the first feeling is emphatically the stronger of the two.
I have just conducted a military operation of the area in Vard and I can confirm that there was nothing of an salvagable interest at this time. Any Minmatar entities that interfere with this operation will be shot on sight. More follows.
I don’t think Iso-5 is worth worrying about, the risk of it exploding during production is simply too great. The Triglavians have a stable Iso-10 culture that is probably superior. I would be more worried about the possiblity of the Empires gainng access to new materials.
You can’t alter the output of a star without altering the amount of energy received by the planets. You definitely can’t alter the output of a star enough to visibly darken it without drastically altering the amount and wavelengths of light received by its planets. That will inescapably have ecological impact. Any claims that ecological concerns were unfounded are further undercut by the Triglavian bio-adaptation of those worlds.
Claims of ‘oh, it’s probably cultural’ require supporting evidence—by necessity, evidence of Triglavian culture in widespread practice among the population. Note that simple cladistic proving programs are not sufficient, unless you really intend to claim that the Triglavians have no broader culture beyond one particular methodology. No shared idioms, no common frame of reference, no particular or semi-consistent dietary habits, shared observation of occasion, etc etc.