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The Stealth Conjoiner Drive, as called a quiet drive, improved drive topology and reduced tau-neutrino emissions by two orders of magnitude -- not perfectly undetectable, but far more so than its predecessor. It was designed, tested, and built by the Mother Nest to allow interstellar travel to resume without fear of drawing the Inhibitors to human-occupied space. Nightshade was the first vessel equipped with the stealth drive.

While gloating about its abilities to Nevil Clavain, one of the architects of the project, Skade, announced that only Conjoiners would be allowed to possess the improved drive. However, this later proved irrelevant, as Aura provided Clavain's faction with the schematics for dark drives. While vastly superior to the Conjoiner-designed counterparts, dark drives also had a secondary advantage: they could be installed on existing Conjoiner Drives without a risk of a fatal overload.

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Spacecraft
SHUTTLES AND SMALL CRAFT*
Civilian shuttles/small craft: Trike | Tug | Cutter | Spherical shuttle | Flotilla excursion shuttle
Police shuttles/small craft: Panoply cutter
Individual shuttles/small craft: Melancholia of Departure (spherical shuttle)
Remontoire's 'Trident' fighter (outrigger fightercraft)
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ATMOSPHERIC SHUTTLES**
Coalition shuttle | Flotilla delta-winged shuttle
Cutter | "Claw" shuttle | Lighthugger orbital shuttle
Individual atmo-shuttles: Scavenger's Daughter | Dominatrix
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INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT (LARGE SPACESHIPS)
Civilian ships: Freighter | Liner | Hospital ship | Lighthugger in-system craft
Police and military ships: Deep-system cruiser
Demarchist military vessel | Conjoiner ''Moray''-class corvette
Individual ships: Bellatrix | Democratic Circus | High Catherine
Nightingale | Storm Bird | Universal Suffrage
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INTERSTELLAR SPACECRAFT (STARSHIPS)
Generation ships - Flotilla ships: Santiago, Islamabad, Brazilia, Palestine, Baghdad
Ramscoop starships - Atalanta
Lighthuggers - List (Sandra Voi, Nostalgia for Infinity, Zodiacal Light, Nightshade, Hirondelle, Petronel, etc.)
Alien starships - Void warren ("Caleuche")
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SPACECRAFT PROPULSION
Antimatter engines | Ramscoop | Conjoiner Drive | Stealth Conjoiner Drive
Dark Drive | Inertia-suppression Machinery | Cryo-arithmetic engine
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SPACECRAFT WEAPONRY AND DEFENCES
Magnetic railgun | Boser | Ack-am | Foam-phase Munition | Pin-head munitions
Camouflaging screens | Hypometric weapon | Bladder-mine

* - capable only of flight in the vacuum of space
** - double as both spacecraft and aircraft, depending on the need
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