Ships move through ordinary space using maneuver drives. Power for the drives is provided by the ship's power plant . Tech level requirements for maneuver drives are imposed to cover the grav plates integral to most ship decks, and which allow high-G maneuvers while interior G-fields remain normal.
Maneuver drives can be made up either of grav modules or thruster plates, which both make use of the graviton.
Gravitic drives produce a field which alters the way incoming gravitons react with the ship, allowing them to be used for thrust.
Thrusters are more advanced. A combined spin-off of gravitic and damper technology, thruster technology uses a strong molecular repelling force, reacting with both the strong and weak nuclear forces, to create a reactionless drive. Thrusters do not require the presence of a large gravity field to operate efficiently, thus are usable even outside of a gravity well. They are highly localized with virtually none of the projection ability of anti-grav.
Thruster plates are usually mounted in the aft of a ship, as they tend to build up a slight ionisation field around them. This is generally bled off into space.
(BOOK-2, 1107; BOOK-5, 1107; MT-REFMAN, 1120; MT-SOM, 1120; HIWGt, 1120)
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