Three versions of panel three and they’ve all been basically the same thing: first to get it done, then to make it look good, and finally to keep it consistent with the rest of the redone scene. Yeah buddy!
Laying the groundwork for the next Heirotus scene, in the next chapter… and neatly summarizing the mess they’ve gotten themselves into.
Given the price tag of a Majestic*, it’s a safe bet that Brand is going to be really unhappy.
* Assuming equivalency in technologies and for the sake of comparison assuming Heirotus holds to the Dollar, unit cost of a Majestic would be around $20.5 billion, with approximately 20.2 of that tied up in the psionics package. Add in the cost of training and maintaining availability of a navigator and orma host and the fly-away price jumps to around $30.2, plus fuel and not including the maintenance infrastructure. Comparing the Majestic spaceframe to current military airframes, the only major differences are the power plant and the psionics package.
Mastering notes, 2016.12.06 – Minor visual adjustments.