The Janus Network is an anomalous network of labyrinthine naturally occurring wormholes spanning all across the Ambrosia Galaxy, made up of thousands of individual wormholes known as "Gateways." It has played a pivotal and essential role in the advancement of numerous Ambrosian civilizations and species, allowing them to traverse the galaxy very easily.
The Janus Network is one of the most ubiquitous forces within Ambrosia, being as common to the galaxy as starlight, and as a result, it has been known to nearly every civilization and species that advances to the wider cosmic stage. It stands as the most pivotal and essential force in terms of the development of a group, as it has allowed numerous species and civilizations to advance much quicker then they otherwise would have, allowing them to be able to spread their influence over a wider portion of Ambrosian space.
The exact nature and origin of the Janus Network as remained a mystery to all who have been made aware of its existence, however due to the discovery of records mentioning a system of intragalactic wormholes that function much akin to that of the Janus Network dating all the way back to the Ones that Came Before, the oldest known type III intragalactic civilization to arise within Ambrosia, it is believed by most that the Janus Network has existed for as long as the Ambrosia Galaxy itself has.
Along with linking points of intragalactic Ambrosian space, the Janus Network has been known to create links through the wider Intergalactic Gateway system of wormholes. Though the exact number of other galaxies linked to the Ambrosia Galaxy remains unknown, the most major galaxies connected to Ambrosia through the network are the Via Lactea Galaxy, Aylothn Galaxy, Zalanthium, Lewis, and Occult Galaxies. Along with these, several more galaxies have been linked to Ambrosia thanks to the intervention of various groups, such as Verpletter, making the Ambrosia Galaxy a nexus of intergalactic travel and commerce.
It would also be responsible in heralding both humanity, and the Confederacy of Borealis into the Ambrosia Galaxy, as an Intergalactic Gateway leading right through the Janus Network would be discovered within the Zalanthium Galaxy, leading to the "Great Expansion," in 10,265 CE, a large scale colonization attempt to bring humanity further out into the Local Universe.
Thanks to its ability to link various other galaxies with that of Ambrosia, several Intergalactic civilizations and species have managed to find their way to the Galaxy of Wonder, the most notable being the Sedrua, who arrived in the galaxy after discovering the respective Intergalactic Gateway that led into the Janus Network, which in turn linked the the Tyolunsk Galaxy and Ambrosia galaxies together. Several intergalactic conflicts have been waged due to the Janus Network as well, such as the Dryas Galactic War in 2,899,619,067 BCE, the Lycurgy Invasion of 1,450,050,497 BCE, and more recently, the Siege of Ambrosia in 71,000 CE.
Layout and Dimensions
As the Janus Network spans across the entire length of Ambrosia, the exact diameter, length and dimension of each gateway that makes up vary widely from each other, with some only spanning a few light-years, to others linking across galactic neighborhoods, while others are so small they may only link a few nanometers. Each gateway is layered in a specific way across the plane of the galaxy, with many interconnecting and crossing within each other in a labyrinth pattern.
Due to this, the exact layout and number of individual gateways has remained a mystery to all civilizations across Ambrosia's history, with the more modern civilizations placing the exact number at around fifteen trillion individual wormholes, though this is not certain.
A fairly unique trait of each gateway that makes up the network is the exclusive color, pattern and appearance each respective gateway will take, with no two known networks looking identical to each other. There doesn't seem to be an exact reason why this is the case, but it has allowed various civilizations the ability to navigate them with more ease, as the respective appearance clues whomever is traversing the network which exact gateway they are currently located within.
The Janus Network can be fairly easily manipulated by an intelligent individual(s) by emitting a large amount of energy to warp space in a specific, spherical bubble around an opening of some sort through the use of exotic matter. Once the energy reaches its apotheosis, the respective individual(s) will then have to keep a steady amount of force around the opening, then hastily send whom, or whatever they wish into the opened Gateway. Once within it, the object in question will almost instantaneously exit the gateway at the exact exit point that the respective gateway leads to. Once an object is within the gateway, no known force can stop said object until' it reaches the other side, in a force much akin to that of black holes.