Acclivity ring

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Acclivity ring
Type Objects and Materials
World Detritus
Universe Skyward Universe
Featured In Skyward
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An acclivity ring is a ring made of acclivity stone, a powerful substance that acts as anti-gravity when powered.

DDF, Krell, and the orbital debris field use one or more acclivity rings to keep their ships in the air. They allow a ship to remain in the air even if the ship is motionless. These rings are very rare and their amount basically limits how many fighters human can utilize. Therefore, the salvage and recovery of these rings is one of Admiral Ironside's top worries and priorities.[1]

Acclivity rings can be rotated to stop out of control dives, as well as advanced maneuvering.[citation needed]

As well as on ships, smaller acclivity rings are used for vehicles like hovercars and hoverbikes.[2][3][4] They are also used as tools to assist lifting and handling heavier objects: such as the maintenance gear Spensa uses on M-Bot.[5]

Several acclivity rings can be used in conjunction to lift something larger, like the orbital ship yards.


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