For the next installment of the Between the Void ships, we have the Destiny-class Long Range Recon Shuttle.
About this creation
From an unedited paragraph of an upcoming short story:
The void seems at unease this temporal cycle. I can feel it on my skin. My screens are dark though, nothing to report. I look over to my fellow sage monk and go to ask him if his displays show anything worth noting.
Before I can ask he turns and replies, in our native tongue, "[Still nothing, brother.]"
"[If you are so easily bored, why did you request an observation assignment?]"
"[Because I know that something is going to happen. Something big. And I know I need to be here when it does,]" I reply.
"[Your delusions of grandeur are not going to get you very far in our calling, Kian. The more at peace and content you are in where you find yourself will elevate you faster than your impatience.]"
"[Oh, I'm content with my position, Drachir, I'm just not content anticipating what I feel is coming.]"
Before he can reply an alarm goes off. We both check our screens and see a massive fleet, with a swarm of starfighters leading, heading out from a vector emanating from the Adom Empire's massive home station.
"[It appears your feelings were correct again, brother. The void has certainly blessed you,]" Drachir says.
"[Why didn't we see them until now?]" I ask, knowing the answer.
"[Some form a sensor cloak, like ours.]"
"[They don't have that technology. I think we need to investigate further. Can you update the enclave? And if you don't object I'm going to start following this fleet, they will be out of range before the council can respond.]"
"[You're the one who can sense things, I'll go where you go.]"
I sigh again, And with all your meditation and chants you still can't do half of what I can. Not that Drachir Odinwyn is not a talented monk, but he still can't fathom how without his mastery of meditation I could possibly connect to the void better than our most dedicated and studious masters.
I take the flight controls of our Destiny-class long range reconnaissance shuttle and begin to follow the fleet at maximum distance. No need to chance them having the technology to see us as well as to hide.
The Order, as I will call these monks for now, were pretty neutral in the void. They saw themselves as observers only, who had advanced technology to hide and observe from great distances. The only time they would break this is to help defend against natural disasters and genocidal individuals who might have risen to power. Little by little they became power hungry and dug their claws into various governments to control the Void.
Then their leaders gave technology to the Adom Empire so that the Adom Empire could defeat the only people that they failed to get their hands into.
They have very few ship designs, three in fact. But they don't need anything more. They rarely improve their technology, as it is already centuries ahead of everyone else. This particular shuttle has been around for at least three hundred years.
And here the Adom Empire is biting the hand that fed them. Just like that fighter, this ship is 2 studs per meter scale. Adom Empire Fighter