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Location: Milky Way
Total Length (Open): 44.7km
Diameter (Open): 12.8km
Population: 1024+ lifeforms (excluding internal fauna)
Gross Weight: 7.11 billion metric tons
Representative: Damien Bonaparte
(History; Power Source; etc.)
Prior to coming into the ownership of Damien Bonaparte or even the famous Speed Corps, The Lightning was already multiple millenia old. However, it's equivalent of a black-box, or the hippocampus, was emptied of it's contents and thus it's proper origin or creator remain forever lost. In spite of this The Lightning's large storage space hints towards a possible employ in interdimensional trading, but the vessel itself insist on being a former planet-destroyer.
The vessel is multidimensional and actually never occupies just one space and always exists in atleast two simultaneously. This is due to using an arterial hyperspace known as 'The Bleed' as it's waters and thus it always partially stays submerged in that dimension as well as that of it's choice. Through this channel that connects the multiverse The Lightning is capable of transitioning between parallel universes as easily as a yacht can cross the open seas.
As implied, The Lightning is actually very well sentient but not absolutely intelligent. It is unable to function entirely of it's own accord. Possibly due to the way it was preprogrammed it requires the instinct of a mortal pilot to aid the precise decision-making skills of it's A.I. and thus will seek out a 'partner' to form a symbiotic bond with. Through this bond, the partner is able to assume control of the vessel's functions, such as exterting dominion of it's advanced teleportation system.
- Occultus Drive - Possibly the most daunting secret about the vessel is it's actual source of power. Currently bound to the handle 'Occultus Drive', the main engine room is yet to be found by the Bonaparte in his mappings of the ship. However, even without access to the actual technology, two things can be derived. Firstly, the alien generator produces amounts of energy unfathomable to human standards due to the sheer size of the ship and the intricacy of it's technogy. Secondly, the power source is somehow able affect it's vicinity, dilating time to achieve FTL speeds and rending space to access The Bleed.
- Habitat Creation - The ship is able to exercise precise control of it's interior and internal systems to accomodate it's crew. It is capable of literally realigining entire sections and generate complex equipment out of it's original substance. Furthermore, it can actually generate various forms of atmosphere for it's inhabitants and even produce water or complete submerged enviroments.
- Junction - Tied to The Bleed and existing in a state of multidimensional superposition, the vessel has inbuilt systems that are essentially a compartmented analogue of it's 'bleed drive'. Currently, The Carrier is quantum-anchored to and capable of bridging two seperate locations in an area roughly the span of The Solar System with a fourth-dimensional tunnel, or 'Door' (due to the portal's rectangular shape). This means of teleportation is estranged to replication due to it's complexity and transport from the ship is performed from the Junction Room, but in order to teleport back to the Lightning one has to be recognized by it's system. Doors are capable of being moved post-creation.
(Districts; Servitrons; etc.)
The Lightning is a functional civilization in flux, vagrants and survivors of various cultures - alien, extradimensional, chtonic etc. - find their new home aboard this marvelous vessel. As such there exist entire districts of nothing but incredibly advanced metropolitan and cosmopolitan landscape dedicated and accomodated for individual races. No district is shy of medical, educational, agricultural, distribution facilities for the comfort of the population. A common feature of these districts is a central forum where citizens can voice their thoughts directly to the carrier mind.
Due to the diversity of the populus, the inhabitants use an unknown colloquial interlac language. The same language is used by servitrons, holographic and anthropomorphic platforms that act as guides or security. Being an extension of the carrier, they have direct access to surveillance and can locate lost children or apply the same principle to locate fugitives. They are capable of harnessing their hard-light substance to project blasts of non-lethal concussive force or create rudimetary constructs.