Grapeship Ownership
Grapeship 3
Image from Mark Ryherd
Almost all grapeships are owned by modosophont groups and individuals, rather than by transapients. Most modern examples use conversion drive technology which has percolated down from transapient level-tech. Interstellar grapeships which use wormholes require permission from the Nexus Archai to do so, but this permission may be withdrawn at any time.

Grapeship ownership varies according to polity, situation, and local laws and regulations. There are big transport and passenger corporations, as well as ships run by clades and their organisations. Private ships fill in the gaps and run the odd errands and tourist lines.
 
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Development Notes
Text by M. Alan Kazlev Anders Sandberg and Steve Bowers

Initially published on 31 October 2001.