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12.7.2 AETHERSPACE ENCOUNTERS

See also AETHERSHIP, AETHERSHIP CREWS, AETHERSHIP MODULES, AETHERSHIP ARTIFACTS
         AETHERSPACE, AETHERSPACE ENVIRONMENTS

Though it cannot be emphasized enough how vast aetherspace is, there are 
numerous creatures that inhabit the hostile environment. Aetheric creatures 
are either huge monstrosities or sometimes clusters of smaller creatures, most 
of which view algontherine entities as food. Thus, aetherships must always be 
vigilant against attack when traveling the aetherways. 

The most highly prized encounter is that of an energy vortex. If an aethership 
is equipped with one or more energy collectors, they can siphon power directly 
from these vortexes. This is not without its dangers, however, because 
siphoning energy attracts the attention of aether creatures as well as running 
the risk of getting sucked into the vortex and becoming ejected somewhere far 
away in the vastness of aetherspace. 

Dimensional rifts are gateways to other planes which experienced aethership 
commanders can navigate through. Other planes hold their own aetherways.

If you are attacked by an aethercreature, there is a possibility that parasites could infest your aethership, attaching itself to a module. It will feed on the module's energy, slowly damaging it. Further, these parasites will eventually begin to grow larger if not killed. The larger the parasite, the more they will damage the module.