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Jump Dimming: The transitions to and from jumpspace
are momentous occasions during an interstellar trip. Following an old Vilani
superstition, the pilot of a ship customarily dims the ship's interior
and exterior lights before going into jump. Historically, this custom derived
from the need for most of the ship's power to be diverted into the computer
and jump drive systems, so that the jump drive could be guided into creating
the jump field properly. Zhodani and Solomani
pilots do not follow this tradition of "jump dimming."
Lights on a ship are typically dimmed for a period of
about two minutes; the lights are brought back up to full strength as soon
as the ship is in jumpspace. -ld