Sunday October 9, 2016
Book 16: Big, Dumb Objects — Part IV


NARRATOR: The fabric of space shimmers as inbound teraports rip, then patch, giga-trillions of wormholes.

VFX*repeating* TERAPORT

NARRATOR: Each arriving vessel quickly projects teraport area denial fields, keeping nearby space securely non-shimmering.

NARRATOR: As more and more vessels arrive, their TAD fields overlap, crowding later arrivals further out.


NARRATOR: Most of them arrive at speed, rushing toward Uli-Oa, passing freely through space where teraports are not possible.

NARRATOR: "Free passage" ends at the screen of defenses laid by the U.N.S. fleets.

NARRATOR: The price increase between "free" and "not free" is steep.