This is my first post on the forums, so I don’t really know if this is where I would put this, but I’m gonna go for it.
Yesterday, I was looking over the report made by the Arataka Research Consortium concerning which stars are in danger for the Triglavian invasion. As I was doing that, something clicked in my head about what exactly they intend to do, other than just being grumpy about capsuleers running around their space and giving them a piece of their own medicine.
I think the Triglavians are trying to open Abyssal Deadspace. Permanently.
We know that Triglavian power sources are based on singularities, being the mini black holes floating in their ships. Unless I’m wrong, we don’t quite know just yet how they make them, but we know that they can. Its also most likely that it is an artificial process, as black holes that small don’t form naturally (as far as we’re aware).
Considering the target type of stars, both A and B type stars are pretty high up there on the main sequence (being 3rd and 2nd respectively), and thus have relatively high mass (~2 solar masses and 2-16 solar masses respectively).
In the staging systems that have been found, we have seen pictures of large structures. Quite a few people (myself included) believe that its a Dyson structure of sorts (shell, swarm, bubble, etc.). Now, the infrastructure to properly envelop an entire star is incredibly high, and considering the number of systems that look like are going to be invaded makes this prospect a little out there.
However (and this is where it starts going down the rabbit hole theoretical physics that, to be honest, I don’t fully understand), if you were to redirect that energy into a star, even if you only collected it in smaller quantities, that has the potential to force stellar fusion. For the larger of the B type stars, this would eventually end up in a black hole, i.e., a singularity (for the smaller stars, maybe it could be forced in the same way they make their ship-board singularities). Not only is building infrastructure around a black hole much easier, but containing and harnessing the energy of singularities is something that Triglavians do on a regular basis.
Now, this on its own is already a REALLY big problem, even if only a fraction of the stars original power gets translated into the singularity in its creation. To put it into perspective, Altair, an A type star, emits about 4.05 x 10^27 watts in photons. This is 4.05 sextillion joules per second. With that amount of power, you can do nearly anything. You could destroy any fleet in existence, crack a planet, or theoretically, VERY THEORETICALLY, warp space time.
By using this ridiculous amount of energy and pumping into some kind of device (maybe something like a big filament?), it could potentially fuse abyssal deadspace and known space together in some weird way (this rabbit hole is endless). Not only does this have about 0.001% of a foundation in partially actual science, but it makes sense lore wise. The Triglavians have been stuck in abyssal deadspace for god knows how long, it would make sense that they would want to get out (unless its an acquired taste or something), and a takeover of pre-established governments would be a massive effort (relocating civilians or just “dealing” with them, establishing their unique infrastructure, it’d be a nightmare).
Please let me know if I missed any crucial information, I did think of this at midnight while I wasn’t exactly sane.