**Reality Matrix**

**Technology Type:** Engine core

**Core Type:** Sub-space Shifter

**Inventor:** Will 24

**Deception:** The reality matrix is a very powerful piece of cursed technology; it lies at the heart of every reality drive, allowing it to work. The matrix uses massive amounts of energy to project a field around the ship and the space around that ship, this field binds the ship and everything in it together for only and instant in time. At that instant the matrix, surpass the speed of light without moving. In a process that uses the energy it has to change the speed of light within the field to zero.

This breaking of the laws physics causes the matrix to be pushed from normal space as it is simultaneously pulled to a sub layer of space. In this sub layer the speed of light is no longer a constant but relative to the energy an object has. Because of the field that was projected at the instant the matrix exits normal space, it pulls everything in the field with it. Once in the sub layer of space, the matrix only continues to surpass the speed of light.

Though the reality drive is known as the fastest drive in the universe and the reality matrix itself never moves. In order to continually surpass the speed of light without moving, it uses the energy that is pushed into it to keep it from moving while still traveling faster than the speed of light, thus changing the speed of light to standing still.

Though it may seem that with a limit less amount of energy the matrix can keep anything in the sub layer, the matrix can only remain in the sub layer safely for one minute. After which it runs the risk of being stuck in the sub layer permanently. However, because the matrix is the only thing holding the ship to the sub layer of space, and the field it produces only binds the ship to the matrix the instant it enters the sub layer of space then dissipates. Means that once the matrix is no long running in the field projected by the drive; the ship is pushed back into normal space. This allows for a failsafe that ejects the matrix from the ship in the event that the matrix becomes stuck in the sub layer. Allowing the ship to return to normal space leaving the matrix in the sub layer of space.

Below is the first reality matrix to be built, it is almost two feet wide much larger than those kept in ships and is used to allow 24 to visit the sublayer of space the matrix goes to in order to maintain one of his labs in this layer of space.