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New reader with a question about wormhole networks
Thanks, that link to the other thread about the nexus has a lot of interesting information. I understand the inner core is definitely supposed to be less structured, with wormholes added as the first AIs were figuring out how to build them.

Ok so the longest chain of gates on my map is:
To’u’l <-> Pen-Y-Ghent <-> Kepleria <-> Djed <-> Tau Ceti <-> Corona <-> Merrion <-> Alauda <-> Vast Endeavor (or Frei). Let's say my hypothetical baseline traveler wants to take a long vacation and visit these systems.

The gazetteer lists Escape Valve as a gate between To'u'l and Pen-Y-Ghent. Neither system page mentions this gate. To'u'l only mentions a gate to Morogai. Pen-Y-Ghent doesn't list any gates, but does mention To'ul'hs immigration, so it's safe to guess the gate exists.

The Kepleria page doesn't list any gates, it might be nice to add the gates in the gazetteer to that page (to Pen-Y-Ghent, Djed, and Himmelsschmiede).

The Tau Ceti page doesn't mention the gate to Corona, although it lists the other 4.

The Merrion page says "Several widely spaced wormholes connect Crossroad Central with the rest of the NoCoZo." Could maybe mention the gates to Corona and Alauda, I'm guessing there are others.

It's mentioned that eventually there will be wormholes to systems whose only function is to house a large hub with 100 or so other wormholes. I haven't seen any named examples of these, but there's a lot I haven't read. It would make sense for Djed, Merrion, and Fons Luminis to have wormholes leading to these hubs, since they are home worlds for their respective civilizations.

I'm imagining traveling to those super-hubs would be a bit like having a layover in an airport: you may have to change ships or wait for your ship to get clearance to travel through its wormhole, but it's either impossible or pointless to get out and "explore" those systems, since they would be filled with maintenance architecture and no-fly-zones. Maybe there is a city-ish thing in the hub providing some distraction & accommodation.

I'm going to keep reading, but I'm sure I'll be back with more questions!

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RE: New reader with a question about wormhole networks - by somnolent - 04-08-2016, 01:16 AM

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