Much like drives, reactors, artificial gravity, and weaponry; passive defensive systems such as hull, armor, and shields vary greatly within (and without) the Ecumene.

Hull Materials

A great diversity of hull materials exist in the Ecumene. This is a summation of the more common types.

Armor Formats

While armor materials are often quite similar to hull materials, the ways they are applied vary greatly.


The most esoteric type of protection is usually shields or fields. These are forms of protection that extend beyond the hull, but are not semi-independent from it or deployed like chaff.

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