Intergalactic Transit, The Veins of Ethnis
The Wayhall, the way, the hall, the line, the slip—whatever you wanna call it, it's serene, it's chaos. It's the most beautiful thing I've seen, and sometimes I feel like I am no more closer to understanding it now than I was the first time I rode it. Don't trust anybody who tells you they do understand it, because they're full of shit. There are a million theories, but the damn thing turns over some new detail all the time and breaks all the existing models.
Even today experts struggle to understand how WayPoints work.
One side of a ring can be inactive while the other is active. If both sides of a WayPoint are inactive then the ring will be empty. When only one side is inactive the inactive side will be purely black, and a mysterious force will repel any vessel trying to enter it.
One side of a WayPoint is activated when you travel to it from another WayPoint. The other side is activated when you approach it with an Index.
Indices are the keys to the WayHall. Each aligns with a WayHall and can be found on the world that the WayPoint is in the L3 LaGrange Point of. They are relatively small, only a quarter of a meter in diameter, considering the fact that the Rifts they lurk in are detectable only to the naked eye. Finding a rift is the dream of any fortune-hunter with a ship. Banners will pay bounties large enough to terraform, settle, and govern a moon. Finding an Index can set someone for life, or make it very short.
- The WayHall
- The WayPoints
- The Looking Glass
- 2.5km Diameter
- 100m Thickness
- Via Lactea WayPoint
- Pillar Spoke WayPoint
- Andromeda Waypoint