Ash spontaneously manifests near Frank as he starts setting up the sofa. You notice that most of the walls and ceilings have tracks running across them, to which a small black projector is mounted. This allows Ash to move to any part of the ship unhindered. "That's not allowed,"
Ash says politely but sternly. "This ship belongs to PanGal. Please move the sofa into the cargo hold."
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The ship smoothly takes off, blasting into outer space and traveling to the nearest Jump Point to make for Dylath-Leen's star system.
>Reminder: Interstellar travel is achieved through a twofold process; while conventional FTL flight is possible through the development of magitek engines, many distances are simply too vast to cover in a reasonable amount of time. Thus, magical portals are also used in transportation, colloquially known as Jump Points or Jumps. Jumps are present in the majority of populated star systems throughout the Realms, allowing for near instantaneous travel from one system to the other."Now traveling to Dylath Leen,"
Ash announces calmly. "Please make yourselves comfortable. We will have to make several Jump Points to reach our destination. Estimated travel time: two and a half days."
At the mention of music with guitars, Ash puts something on that might suit Fir's request as the ship flies through space.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfZ9Lktl8M0
The Jump is more or less what you'd expect, and nothing most of you haven't experienced before. It appears almost as a door frame in space, a vast, rectangular form pulsing and strobing with every conceivable colour. Many other spaceships can be seen entering and exiting the Jump, blinking in and out of existence. The shape gets larger and larger as you pilot towards it, and the ship is soon engulfed by color and rocketed forward.
This lasts for a good half a minute; when you are spat out on the other side, you find yourselves in another region of space, similar yet subtly different to where you just were. Ash continues on calmly, firing the ship into FTL travel as you surge on towards the next Jump.
After about five hours of uneventful travel, Ash speaks up again. "Anomaly detected ahead."
Luv perks up from playing a mobile game on her datapad. "What do you mean, anomaly?" "An uncharted object is in our vicinity. It seems too large to be a ship. It would be marked on the charts, but it just… isn't."
Chekhooves frowns. "I have a bad feeling about this.""Shall we attempt to make contact?"
Ash asks you all.