By Karna Firaliz
ANNNKN PLANET – An intergalactic super spaceway is being discussed between seven empires across four galaxies. If this project is completed, it would be the largest known transportation route in the known universe.
The JNNKO Empire on ANNNKN Planet is proposing the super spaceway, dubbed SS1. The JNNKO Empire spreads over 200 star systems in the Andromeda Galaxy and is by far the richest empire in the Local Group (a cluster of galaxies including the Milky Way and Andromeda as well as several smaller galaxies). Currently, they use a system of spaceways between their planets and neighboring empires, but they are growing old and worn out, and they have begun to gather stray asteroids. SS1 would create a gigantic open spaceway that would replace many of those old systems and also connect the Andromeda and Milky Way Galaxies.
But there are several obstacles. The first is cost. Clearing out space in outer space should be inexpensive as there is a lot of empty space in outer space. But these old spaceways aren’t very empty. There’s heavy traffic between planets, military space stations, satellites, moons, space debris, asteroids, and comets, not to mention dark matter. They all take up space, and any new spaceway, especially one as large as SS1, would have to secure even more space.
Right now, the JNNKO Empire is offering to pay for one-fourth of the cost, which is no small feat considering the empire is deep in debt. The 34th Xim Empire at the outer edge of the Andromeda Galaxy is on board with the project, but they are even more in debt than the JNNKOs. The Mongolians (an empire who share a name with an Earth nation by coincidence) of the Pegasus Galaxy is also hesitant to spend money on a JNNKOian project after the previous JNNKOian emperor, PLNNNKO, vomited at one of their state dinners. Vomiting Mongolian food is a serious faux pas in their society, and relations between the two empires has been rocky ever since.
The second obstacle is the proposed route for SS1. Right now, it would involve destroying several moons across 26 different solar systems, and conservationists have been voicing their grievances. Several moons have ecosystems of their own along with endangered species. Klop 5 of planet Succop is home to the last living Miketan, a self-replicating 60-foot tall animal that resembles an Earth panda. They replicate once every 20 years, and the last Miketan hasn’t replicated in 8 years.
The final obstacle will, of course, be the S’Tok Planet. The S’Toks’ religion involves a unique form of solipsism. They believe every other planet other than their own exists solely within their minds and not reality, despite the fact they’ve interacted with the JNNNKOs and Mongolians on a daily basis for centuries. Getting them to invest in SS1 will be difficult. Any treaty will have to include a provision that all over planets apart from S’Tok don’t actually exist, and that provision will probably have to be written by an S’Tok.
Negotiations are expected to last for the next two or three Earth years. SS1 would essentially connect over 6,000 planets across four galaxies. It is projected to generate and extra 35% is GDP for each empire over the next Earth century.