Sketches – Elysian Traffic Control

One of the challenges in managing flying traffic is managing traffic lanes. Unlike ground traffic, you can't just paint stripes on the road, and with the sheer volume of flying traffic in a modern city, it's impossible to rely on basic elevation management. Fortunately, by the time anti-grav technology is mature enough to be used… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Traffic Control

Sketches – Elysian Buildings

While Elysian architecture has its own various themes, most of them are familiar to city dwellers. But a few styles are distinctly Elysian, and one of those is the wing and eagle motif. While some designs were... less than eagerly accepted by the general populace, the overall consensus was that it was possible to merge… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Buildings

Sketches – Elysian Multi-Role Combat VTOL

A staple of Elysian ground forces, their main (and only) combat air-breathing craft is the multi-role VTOL. Equipped with a pair of wing mounted heavy lasers and ordinance hardpoints on the underside, it was a familiar sight in the skies over Dave's World. A single pulse-fusion engine in the after fuselage fed superheated air into… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Multi-Role Combat VTOL

Sketches – Elysian Space Station

In contrast to other shipyards where ships are assembled out of sub-assemblies in vacuum, Elysian ships are built in large pressurized slipways. While more mechanically complicated due to the challenge pressurizing and depressurizing so large a space on a regular basis, the freedom from work pods or hardsuits compensates for these challenges. At least in… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Space Station

Sketches – Elysian Freighter

Long the neglected stepchild of Elysian spacefaring endeavors, the Niad-class freighter was the only design the Elysians ever fielded in significant numbers. A multipurpose cargo and passenger hull, it was somewhat inefficient compared to other designs in service, but matched with Elysian needs well. Primarily built to support colonial efforts, it allowed colonists to be… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Freighter

Sketches – Elysian Gunboat

The Elysian Doru-class Gunboat, code named "Shutter" by deWulf Naval Intelligence, was first seen by the deWulf during the initial attack on Dave's World. A completely new weapons system, the Gunboat proved to be a devastating weapon. First developed over three years before their first use on the initial attack on Dave's World, the Doru… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Gunboat

Sketches – Elysian Khoran-Class Dropship

The Khorsan Assault Shuttle is the standard multi-purpose combat dropship used by the Elysian Army and Elysian Navy. Similar in overall appearance to their spaceships, the Khorsan is designed for atmospheric and short-range spaceflight, but is not capable of long-distance spaceflight. Quad engines provide reliable and redundant flight capacity, critical since the Khorsan does not… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian Khoran-Class Dropship

Sketches – Elysian AA Battery

The Trident Elysian Air Missile Battery is the standard fixed AA emplacement used by the Elysian Army. Packing six Trident multi-purpose AA missiles in a revolver magazine setup for rapid-fire usage. Each warhead is fitted with a small "pinch-squeeze" nuclear warhead engineered for clean yield at the expense of raw power output (the logic being… Continue reading Sketches – Elysian AA Battery

Sketches – Ship Docking Clamps

As deWulf ships grew larger and larger, it became apparent that they could no longer rely entirely on just docking adapters to remain secured. Once ships passed beyond even a thousand tons of mass, docking adapters were at risk of flexing or breaking just due to minuscule shifts in a ship's position. Changes to make… Continue reading Sketches – Ship Docking Clamps

Sketches – Charged Gas Harvester

It only took a few jump points to be charted before deWulf explorers discovered warp points that had formed inside interstellar nebulae. In addition to the amazing scientific opportunities this offered, industrial interest followed quickly afterwards. While some nebulae (The Rotensee and Nebelflamm) were energetic enough to be hazardous even to warships, others (The Cloak… Continue reading Sketches – Charged Gas Harvester