Gravitic warp

Schematic of the gravitic warp.

The Olivarez equilibrium boundary is a property of the antigraviton potential field. It is actually a sphere enclosing each star at a constant radius.

Jump points are found at the precise intersection of the boundary connecting with other jump points of others stars forming jump lines. This is the case when two stars are not too close together, or if they are not too light. If the antigraviton potential is right a jump ship can move along that intersection. Big stars, which "dip deeper" into the antigraviton "well" have more jump points.

The boundary is not always constant and regular, as it is affected by the gravity of the planets. There's evidence pointing to the existence of "tides" in the antigraviton sea, adding to the variation.

The jump points usually move on the "surface" of the boundary, as the jump lines connecting it with another jump point, might be affected by other bodies. These bodies might even cause equipotential eclipsing. Jump lines even can vanish altogether, and so does the ship.[1]


  1. Chris McCubbin, Official Authorized Wing Commander Confederation Handbook, Every Citizen's Guide to Practical Science

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