Express Boat/secret

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Though current technology in the Imperium allows jump-6 travel, the standard means of ferrying information - the Express Boats - travel only at jump-4.

Publicly, the Imperium writes this discrepancy off by citing the high cost of building new ships and the fact that many frontier routes simply do not need jump-6 service. Truly, they say, the cost of jump-6 is high enough to make a universal jump-6 Xboat network inefficient.

But the Imperial government also knows the power of information and maintains a variety of naval Couriers (such as the various couriers lumped into the Jumpmax class Courier class) which can make jump-6. Knowing vital facts before they become general knowledge is essential to a well-run bureaucracy.

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