Created in 2657 CE, the Weather Gang was an experimental hyperdrive propulsion. It was the first ship-sized prototype of the Weather Drive technology, fitted into a ship called "Rider". The scientists lacked the resources to build a massive hyperdrive. Instead, they linked all their prototypes together, to sync up and propulse the ship. This gang of hyperdrives thus was called the Weather Gang. Initial experiments indicated that the drives could indeed work together, even providing more flexibility that would allow for additional Relativity. This was a unique aspect of the Weather Drive, as other hyperdrives clash with each other instead. Thus there were high hopes for the Rider's results. However, the ship vanished, leaving disrupted traces behind that suggested a catastrophic failure.