Wayships traverse both space and WayHallusing Meissner Antigravity and jets for flight, and some are equipped with interstellar drives. They come in a variety of uses and sizes, some small corvettes and some massive frigates, flagships, and supertankers.
Because they are meant to withstand gravity and zero gravity alike, Wayships are made terrestrially on high-gravity planets and are then submerged in water to test for air leaks before additional systems are added.
All of the issues of a house and a ship in one. A great way to lose a fortune.
If it can be built, it can be added to a Wayship. Galleys, mess halls, barracks, engine rooms, labs, fabrications, cargo, and so forth are all staples of Wayships.
Wayship safety is serious consideration. Even the Federation, which is notoriously lax on its regulation, isn't fond of badly-maintained ships damaging its ports or crashing into its satellites. Expect to submit to scans and an external assessment, at the least. More invasive ports may demand an inventory of onboard systems, crew, or cargo.
Common Wayships are hardly ever more than 100' long, though some dwarf the ports built to accomodate them.
Life Aboard a WayshipOf all the considerations of a Wayship's construction, the great exception is. Every centimeter of ship inhabited by crew is another centimeter that could've held cargo or machinery. This rings true from the smallest ships to the largest. Open space is an
Mobility ClassificationWayships come in Astrodyne and Astrostat. These reflect the mobility of the Wayship, such as nav and engines.
Astrodyne/AstrodynamicA Wayship which remains actively mobile, moving from place to place rather than having a single port, such as a warship. Astrodynes are more vehicular in usage.
Astrostat/AstrostaticA Wayship which remains relatively in-place, such as in orbit or attached to a geological feature such as an asteroid. Astrostats are more inhabitatory in usage.
If a Wayship cannot be moved it is not a Wayship.