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== Access and Exploitation ==
 
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Nowhere can be accessed by any [[cytonic]] by focusing and meditating. Getting close to or inside nowhere is crucial to most, if not all cytonic abilities.{{book ref|sky2|9}} Chief among them is FTL travel, which requires the cytonic to enter and exit nowhere completely. The cytonic can do so by themselves, but they can also take with them passengers and objects.{{book ref|sky2|42}} The latter seems to require mechanical aid in the form of '''cytonic hyperdrive'''.{{book ref|sky2|53}}
Nowhere can be accessed by any [[cytonic]] by focusing and meditation.
 
   
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Machines can likewise utilize nowhere. The timeless nature of it allows for signals to be sent through it at faster-than-light speed. Artificial Intelligences such as [[M-Bot]] use this to facilitate high-speed processing necessary for them to function.{{book ref|sky2|18}} Regular machines also utilize this system to communicate across star systems. This can be used both to send messages between various worlds, and to control drones from a safe distance without the light-speed lag.{{book ref|sky2|14}}
The nowhere is also where [[acclivity stone]] is mined by the spacefaring species of the galaxy.{{book ref|sky2|25}}
 
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Ordinary people can access nowhere through '''nowhere portals''', gateways that allow one to physically enter and exit nowhere. It is through nowhere portals that [[acclivity stone]], which provides anti-gravity, is mined by the spacefaring species of the galaxy.{{book ref|sky2|25}}
   
 
== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==

Revision as of 14:54, 9 February 2020

Nowhere
Universe Skyward Universe
Featured In Skyward (series)
This page or section contains spoilers for Starsight!
This information has the ability to potentially ruin elements of the plot for the reader. Proceed with caution if you have not read this book.

Our ancestors were frightened of what lived in the nowhere.

The nowhere, also called the negative realm, is an inter-dimensional reality that can be accessed and utilized by people with cytonic abilities.[2] It's also the home of the delvers, and the primary medium for faster-than-light travel and communication.[3][4]

Characteristics

I was only in the nowhere for a moment, but in that place, time seemed to have no meaning.

The nowhere is a space existing alongside the ordinary one, with different rules of physics.[6] The flow of time there appears to be disturbed; nowhere is often referred to as a "timeless" space, and it seems that only cytonics are able to perceive being there, with any other creature feeling as though no time has passed at all between exiting and reentering physical space.[7] This timelessness also extends to non-living beings, as signals and matter travelling through nowhere can cross vast physical distances in an instant.[8]

Little is known of the appearance or geography of nowhere. It's pitch black, with the only source of light being the eyes of the delvers. There is no gravity; however, the nowhere either has breathable air, or the people who enter it lose their need to breathe.[7] Despite that, there is some physical matter in the nowhere -- the acclivity stone.[9]

Interacting with the nowhere leaves cytonics with a sense of cold and a strong headache for hours afterwards.[10] Both of those effects seem to lessen the more a person interacts with nowhere.[11]

Access and Exploitation

Nowhere can be accessed by any cytonic by focusing and meditating. Getting close to or inside nowhere is crucial to most, if not all cytonic abilities.[5] Chief among them is FTL travel, which requires the cytonic to enter and exit nowhere completely. The cytonic can do so by themselves, but they can also take with them passengers and objects.[12] The latter seems to require mechanical aid in the form of cytonic hyperdrive.[13]

Machines can likewise utilize nowhere. The timeless nature of it allows for signals to be sent through it at faster-than-light speed. Artificial Intelligences such as M-Bot use this to facilitate high-speed processing necessary for them to function.[3] Regular machines also utilize this system to communicate across star systems. This can be used both to send messages between various worlds, and to control drones from a safe distance without the light-speed lag.[14]

Ordinary people can access nowhere through nowhere portals, gateways that allow one to physically enter and exit nowhere. It is through nowhere portals that acclivity stone, which provides anti-gravity, is mined by the spacefaring species of the galaxy.[9]

Notes

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