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Aboard Solomani free traders, a ship’s cat will be a valued part of the crew, startling non-Solomani passengers when it suddenly streaks down a corridor in pursuit of rats or other non-terrestrial vermin.
What about when it hisses at something behind you?
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What about when it hisses at something behind you?
... that isn't there.


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Yeah, but you can sail a whole lot and never cross the equator. Your first trip is your first jump. It has to be something else that would be an occasion of note. I'm drawing a blank.
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Yeah, but you can sail a whole lot and never cross the equator. Your first trip is your first jump. It has to be something else that would be an occasion of note. I'm drawing a blank.
First crossing into a new subsector (or new sector)?
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For one why only the pinkie?. Why not the bury entire body or go for total cremation?
Recycling limited resources. Waste not, want not, etc. And while arable land is a limited resource, burial spaces is always in demand. [STRIKETHROUGH](People are always dying to get some.)[/STRIKETHROUGH]
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Jump Ghosts: a type of apparition that is sometimes seen by people in jumpspace. Passengers and Crew of ships in jump have reported glimpses of people apparently walking down corridors that are empty on a second glance, or movement in the cargo hold after its been depressurised to hard vacuum. Often, these figures are discribed as being dressed in antiquated styles of clothes, often hundreds of years old of fashion.

Some maintain this is just the minds of humans cooped up too long playing tricks on them, but the phenomenon is not unique to humanti, but present in almost every intelligent spacefareing species, and supposed sightings are common enough that its hard to entirely dismiss the idea that they might be real. The Aslan hold that these sightings are our ancestors checking on us, seeing if we still live up to their standards. The Zhodani say they think these sightings are a manifestation of latent psychic potential, and what people see is some sort of "echo" of events on some ship in the distant past, but this idea has little traction in many rabidly anti-psionic imperial citizens.
Reminds me of David Drake's RCN series. Quoting TV Tropes (link to page), "Hyperspace Is a Scary Place: Too much time spent in the Matrix (the series' means of FTL travel, no relation to the film by that name) causes humans to hallucinate, though it's implied that in some cases they may be seeing into alternate realities rather than hallucinating."

Are those hallucinations after-images of the void-borne?
See also Cherryh, Carolyn J., Alliance-Union universe*.
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Sometimes the hallucinations include seeing alternate versions of their own ship, with the other crew usually unaware of their presence... but occasionally reacting to them.

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Traveller, even the OTU/3I, seems short on customs and (especially) supersitions--offhand, the Low Passage Lottery, private messages, and Jump Dimming (Vilani tradition) are a few that spring to mind.
OK - I've never come across the term "Jump Dimming" before... but then. I've never read the rules or other materials for editions other than CT.
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See also Cherryh, Carolyn J., Alliance-Union universe*.
That's... interesting. I met CJ and her artist brother David (no "h" in his last name) back in the 80's SF convention scene. I have the whole "Faded Sun" series autographed. But I've never read her Alliance-Union work. I started "Downbelow Station" but never finished it, because at the time I felt like it plodded. I ought to take it off the shelf again.

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OK - I've never come across the term "Jump Dimming" before... but then. I've never read the rules or other materials for editions other than CT.
it came form Megatraveller, if i remember correctly.

the tradition was that, due to early vlani jump drives basically needed every watt of power the fusion plants could push out, they would dim the cabin lights and turn off the A/C, and other non essential power drains for the critical few minutes of the jump itself, then swtich everything back on once they were "safely" in Jspace. They carried on doing this even after they no longer needed, eventually becoming just a symbolic reduction in cabin lights.
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