The Emperors looked bewildered at the now unsuited Edhelgil.
"Well that is certainly something I wasn't expecting."
"So for ALL these years. You gave us shit, because we were all genetically engineered. And it turns out that YOU yourself, also are. Well, isn't that just the picture of a coherent, honest man."
"I'm just impressed he managed to keep it hidden for so long."
"Oh shut up, he has two people who actually get close to him, one of which I now realize is also probably in on the secret, and he spends more than half of his time alone on his throne ship. It's not THAT hard."
"Who knows. Also, can you all please refrain from threatening us while standing on THE capital of OUR Empire? You know, just a thought. Anyways, let's move on, shall we?"
"Yes, let's... move on. Since you decided to delightfully surprise us today, we also just happen to have an important revelation to make, which fits so delightfully into the conversation and moment. As you just said Cassian, our Realspace FTL has much more mobility and flexibility than Interdimensional FTL, but severely lacks in speed. That's why 68 years ago, we decided to start developing our own hybrid FTL, that could travel both in Realspace and in other dimensions."
"The system we employed is very complex, and trial and error played a huge part in it's development. For example, those energy blasts that Calerost detected in our territory near Naurost were the metric implosions from the tests. At one point, we even had to move the research and development over to our Archailects. And now, six standard decades later, we are ready with the first stable, fully functional and thoroughly tested Drives."
"We have still not announced it publicly, but we will do so after the Congress. The old versions of the Ringular Gravity Warp Drives are also relatively easy to modify into the new versions, so we will start a mass upgrade of old ships during the rest of the Imperial Military Expansion Project."
The Empress tapped a small holographic icon on the table, making a large three dimensional model of the new and improved Drive appear above the table, icons and written text indicating all of the component’s names and their purposes.
"The new RGW Drive is able to travel in realspace like the old version, but when in system, it's able to utilize the gravity well to open a temporary rift in reality that allows the ship to enter what we have called "Rainbow Space": there, thanks to a sort of omnipresent spacial distortion, objects with mass are able to accelerate faster than the speed of light, which also makes our space-time bubbles faster. In the various tests we have made lately, we confirmed that space bubbles in Rainbow Space are capable of reaching near identical velocities to the ones reached by Drakari Vessels in Realspace."
"The new drive doesn't use any exotic interdimensional technology, and instead relies on improved, self-sustaining monopole fusion and gravitometric generators, both of which work with Realspace physics and materials."