History WebComic / Drive

11th Mar '16 9:56:45 PM aidreamer
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* InherentInTheSystem: La Familia has taken significant measures to ensure their family will always rule. La Familia's secret police ruthlessly crush insurrections. They carefully maintain a tight monopoly on the Drive, ensuring that all regions must obey them or risk getting cut off from the rest of humanity. They even took measures to ensure that reform could never happen from within. Familia members are taught from birth to believe that the current power arrangement is needed to prevent economic collapse. One popular Familia member who attempted it anyway was executed. Even a reform minded emperor, for all their power, would have to acquire the consensus of the rest of the family to attempt such a thing.
14th Jan '16 10:18:53 AM aidreamer
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* ScaryDogmaticAliens: The Continuum can be friendly under some circumstances, but if you offend their religion in the right way, such as by stealing their technology, they will attempt genocide unless and until you give it up.
11th Jan '16 12:00:37 AM aidreamer
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* BigScrewedUpFamily: La Familia won their way into royalty through their monopoly over the Drive. Naturally, this has lead to underhanded power struggles.
7th Jan '16 1:49:11 PM Nerrin
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* BlackBox: The first emperor was able to reverse engineer the ring engine, and duplicate it, but he had no idea how it worked. [[AlcuberreDrive Apparently, it "pinches" space.]] It's likened to trying to flick a penny over a heavily clothed table, which could take hours. But if the cloth is pinched in the center, it only takes a fraction of the time.

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* BlackBox: The first emperor was able to reverse engineer the ring engine, and duplicate it, but he had no idea how it worked. [[AlcuberreDrive [[AlcubierreDrive Apparently, it "pinches" space.]] It's likened to trying to flick a penny over a heavily clothed table, which could take hours. But if the cloth is pinched in the center, it only takes a fraction of the time.


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* CommonTongue: A trade language named Hybrid has been mentioned.


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* TranslatorMicrobes: Translator implants are implied to exist but are imperfect, shown by a Tesskan poking at the side of his head when he can't understand a Maker, complaining that the translation "ain't comin' through." PoorCommunicationKills quite literally when the Maker refuses to speak another more easily-translated language, which angers the Tesskan.
7th Jan '16 1:36:30 PM Nerrin
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** "Near-light" drives are known to exist as well, as the Fillipods devised one for the Tesskans from captured Armada sublight drives.


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* LightningBruiser: By every indication, the Tesskans. They are terrifyingly fast and strong, as well as incredibly sturdy. The logistical advantage the drive imparts may as well have not existed when it came to a direct war between the Empire and the Tesskans, as the Tesskans were overpowering in actual battle - demonstrated handily by those captured by the Continuum, who swept the single largest ship in the galaxy before the Makers could manage even a token defense. The only thing that's stood successfully against them is the Empire-backed MightyGlacier of the Veetans.
26th Oct '15 4:36:48 AM MattStriker
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* GenreSavvy: When the crew is [[http://www.drivecomic.com/archive/151026.html investigating a distress signal on an alien planet]], Orla and Taneel have their suspicions about what kind of story they just wandered into...
-->'''Skitter''': Nobody's picking up. It's just repeating the message.\\
'''Nando''': Creepyyyy.\\
'''Orla''': This will end with only one of us escaping the planet, won't it?\\
'''Taneel''': Bloody and crying in an improvised escape pod, yes.
20th Oct '15 11:23:03 AM Drgonzo
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** It's recently been revealed that Orla is [[spoiler: not Familia. She's ''worse'': she belongs to the Jinyiwei, the Emperor's Secret Police. When this is revealed, Taneel is neither amused, nor unprepared.]]
25th Feb '15 1:17:05 PM TheUnsquished
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[[http://www.drivecomic.com/ Drive]] is a scifi webcomic by Dave Kellett, author of [[{{Sheldon}} Sheldon]]. It takes place a few hundred years in the future, in which humanity has discovered FTL space travel in the form of the [[TitleDrop Ring Drive]], and has a large intergalactic empire, ruled from Madrid, on Earth. They are at war with mysterious aliens, called the Continuum of Makers, who invented the Ring Drive humans "discovered".

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[[http://www.''[[http://www.drivecomic.com/ Drive]] Drive]]'' is a scifi webcomic by Dave Kellett, author of [[{{Sheldon}} Sheldon]].''Webcomic/{{Sheldon}}''. It takes place a few hundred years in the future, in which humanity has discovered FTL space travel in the form of the [[TitleDrop Ring Drive]], and has a large intergalactic empire, ruled from Madrid, on Earth. They are at war with mysterious aliens, called the Continuum of Makers, who invented the Ring Drive humans "discovered".
19th Feb '15 8:08:40 PM Taeraresh
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** [[spoiler: Nosh]] is now a Vinn. "We've lost him. He's gone."
17th Jan '15 11:32:02 PM dvorak
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* NotTheIntendedUse: The Ring Drive can be used as a DoomsdayDevice by pinching the space occupied by a planet to cause an EarthShatteringKaboom.



* NotIntendedUse: The Ring Drive can be used as a DoomsdayDevice by pinching the space occupied by a planet to cause an EarthShatteringKaboom.
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