Warp drive was the primary method of faster-than-light travel used by the starfaring nations of the Teggedon Spiral. Unlike the hypergate network, ships equipped with warp drives were able to travel anywhere in the galaxy albeit at a much slower speed.
The drive worked by contracting spacetime in front of a ship and expanding spacetime behind it, propelling the ship at translight velocity. Once a ship activated its warp drive, it was encased in a space-time bubble known as warp-space that was completely cut off from the outside universe. Ships were unable to turn while in warp-space and therefore had to deactivate the drive in order to change course.
Development in the galaxy
Warp drive was developed by various races at different times. The Xaronese were the first known race in the Teggedon Spiral to develop warp drive.