Galactic History – The Mystery of the Carvago

An Enduring Legend

The Carvago has become one of the enduring mysteries of galactic history.  Unlike most “ghost ship” stories, the Carvago’s sightings have been widespread enough that the ship’s story has spread across multiple arms of the galaxy.  Given the distances involved, the persistence of the story lends it greater weight than many historians might otherwise give it.

The Carvago was a slowship, launched before the advent of the Bergenholm field.  It was one of the biggest engineering projects in human history to that point.  There had been other slowships built, many of them already decades into their long acceleration ramps and well past the Kuiper Belt.  But the Carvago, the pet project of charismatic visionary Eugen Viniate, was to be the largest in history. Continue reading