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Turbolifts and other Internal Carriage of the Anastasia Encarmine
Miles in length, broad and deep, the complex interior of a Gloriana would take weeks to traverse on foot. Thus, in common with most spacecraft, a number of systems exist to facilitate rapid movement. In the main decks these are primarily electromagnetically driven trams, making regular circuits to a number of transit stations. Vertical access is provided by a number of large shafts, cutting through the decks at intervals. It is perhaps worthy of note that for structural reasons none of these vertical passageways extend the full height of the ship, so to progress from the top-most deck to the lowest bilges would require several changes (and assistance from a good sump-man to make the final leg by ladder and accessway).
The gun batteries are further served by dedicated carriages, armoured and enclosed to ensure that should a power cell or other munition become volatile any accidents are mostly confined. While this is scant comfort for their drivers, it reduces the risk of severe internal damage in case of mishap. Similarly for safety reasons, these carriages do not run on the same charged rail systems as the trams, but are pulled by chains attached to combustion engines which can, in an emergency, be used as backup generators for the laser batteries.
For the officers (and notable guests), a series of "turbolifts" are provided. The turbolift network extends throughout significant volume of the vessel. Access to this system requires a privileged rune-key, but can transport an individual or small group (no more than a dozen) with breathtaking speed. Each individual turbolift is equipped with an inertial-nullifying system so finely tuned that passengers are often unaware they are even in motion. To counteract this, lumen-panels within the turbolifts project moving patterns of light to simulate the journey. While the codes are changed at irregular intervals and each turbolift portal guarded by an armsman (notable by their scarlet tunics and ornate las-pistols) it is an open secret that unauthorised usage does occur.