Details / Specifications
The Harmal Strange is a region measuring approximately 2 parsecs coreward-rimward by 3 parsecs spinward-trailing and affecting an area of approximately 4 parsecs. Within the Strange it is unusually difficult to enter jumpspace, and travelling across the shoal diminishes the capabilities of jump drives generally. The Harmal Strange lies within a broad astrographic void called the Harmal Deep.
- A Jump-1 ship cannot enter jump space at all in this region; any vessel attempting to do so will suffer drive damage, as well as damage to the physical structure of the vessel.
- A Jump-2 capable vessel can enter jump within the Strange, but will only cover one parsec before being dropped back into normal space. Fuel consumption is normal for the drive. Long range vessels have been able to cross the shoal.
There are persistent tales of "Jump Phantoms" and "Jump Demons", said to be entities that manifest aboard vessels in jumpspace within the region. Normally inactive sensors track "Jump Shadows", bizarre traces and signatures that supposedly match the tracking vessels vector within jumpspace but which originate from beyond its jump field. Stories and sensor data of this kind are regarded as utterly unreliable.
- The 3V Entertainment show Dark Secrets of the Hidden Void stages vivid and sensationalist reconstructions of spooky incidents, strange encounters and mysterious disappearances that have occurred around the Harmal Strange region.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
World Listing: 1105
References & Contributors / Sources
- Martin Dougherty The Great Rift, (Mongoose Traveller, 2018)
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master Scout Emeritus Adie Alegoric Stewart of the IISS
- Author & Contributor: Lord (Marquis) and Master of Sophontology Maksim-Smelchak of the Ministry of Science