Jumpdrive opt

A starship's jump drive.

A Jump Drive allows a ship to travel very long distances in the blink of an eye. Between jumps, a ship is vulnerable to attack as it plods along using basic thrusters while the Jump Drive recharges. Recharging can take anywhere from a few seconds to several days, depending on the size of the ship and the distance of the jump. The drives require a specially refined fuel in order to recharge, possibly negative matter, and on long series of jumps, there is a real danger of being stranded without fuel, if the ship does not end up within range of a refueling ship or station.

The most famous station is the IMC’s port of Demeter, which lies on the only jump route between the Core Systems and the Frontier. However, refuelling facilities also exist on Eden, Cibus and Victor.