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Old March 16th, 2004, 12:29 AM
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I think spacecraft would have slowly "evolved" on Vland so that the first inventer would be unknown. Afterall aren't they so old fashioned that they say any new invention of theirs is an application of something old? Of course the curiosities involved in this might make for a great story. Why did they go into space? A disaster? Political turmoil with the refugees flying off like Aeneas(Trojan refugee who founded Rome). Endless possiblities.
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Had to start somewhere...

So the First Jump ship would be built in space, by that token? (Scribbling)
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The good Baron asked:

"So the First Jump ship would be built in space, by that token?"


M'lud,

I'd say yes. By the time they invent jump, most of not all Vilani spacecraft will be built in orbit and/or space. Terran too; jump drive there was developed as a way to move around the Belt - a singular failure from that standpoint!

I'll dig out V&V later today and post the numbers, but the Vilani had been in space some time prior to developing jump drive. They had quite a STL exploration and colonization effort going.


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jatay3 wrote:

"Afterall aren't they so old fashioned that they say any new invention of theirs is an application of something old?"


Mr. Jatay,

Ah! Don't confuse the Vilani of that time with the Vilani of the Interstellar War period or the Vilani of the 57th Century. Being human means they're curious, only a cultural patina can effect that.

"Of course the curiosities involved in this might make for a great story. Why did they go into space? A disaster? Political turmoil with the refugees flying off like Aeneas(Trojan refugee who founded Rome). Endless possiblities."

True, but don't forget their homeworld is an Ancient site. They have legends of operating Ancient warbots and other devices, plus remnant of the same. If any, that will make them want to 'scout' around the neighborhood.


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I often wondered if that passive Ancient influence was a factor in early developemnts on thier part... I wonder how we would be as a culture on earth, if there was a Giant robot or UFO sticking out of the Ocean...
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Well, they had PROOF POSITIVE that, at least for a while, they were NOT alone in the universe...

and by being genetically unrelated to most life on vland, they needed little help developing medicine early... sepsis is much less likely...

Now, the easiest shape probably would have been a ball... maybe a bit irregular, but basically a ball... minimum grid needed... and probably sent out with a couple years worth of food. And automated beond what the rules allow....
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