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Frigate-type Storage

A typical frigate-type storage area is made up of a long corridor divided into two decks, each accessible from the other (and the rest of the ship) by freight elevators and numerous entry/exit ports to allow easy access from the rest of the ship. The storage corridor is designed to be quasi-spinal, not quite on the actual spinal axis of the ship, but built along it - a fact that helps in two separate cases. The entire room is done in the familiar earthy-neutral eggshell tone of most Solan designs, and is notable for having well-appointed 'rib' arches throughout, and flexible divider walls that shift and deploy to divide off cargo areas.

Deck-1: Cargo Bay

The lower deck is the main cargo bay, which is, in most circumstances, a wide open floor, with a honeycomb-like structure along the walls. The walls of the honeycomb can extend and recede, creating nooks for items of varying size, then closing up around them to hold them securely. Furthermore, walls can extend larger segments and cells to hold items on the floor, usually if they're sensitive items that need to be protected from damage or, sometimes, prying eyes. There are a number of elevators placed to allow transfer of cargo between decks without leaving the storage corridor. Finally, a sphincter-type airlock rests at the rear section of the cargo bay, and it is specially capable of dilating and then constricting around structures, allowing a pressurized tunnel for cargo transfers, or to surround the cargo bay doors of foreign ships.

Deck-2: Supply Bay

The supply bay is more regulated than the cargo bay, typified by a set of cells and closet-like chambers constructed similarly to the lower deck's honeycomb, but with far less open floorspace. On the coreward section of the corridor, there exists armored compartments that hold volatile munitions, while further along are large fluid tanks behind the walls - both for biological fluids and the ship's water supply - as well as condition-controlled walk-in food lockers, and finally a set of wall alcoves containing crew supplies, equipment, and other assorted miscellany.

faction/iromakuanhe/frigate-type_storage.txt · Last modified: 2016/12/20 16:42 by wes