So, a few questions about the Portals.
... I noticed "solar corona" mentioned a lot in discussions involving portals. Are they situated near the star then?
...can more than one ship pass through a Portal, or is it one at a time?
...when a ship passes through a Portal is it detectable? Or can one stealthily enter a system?
...and do all Portals exist in systems with planets that can/once support terrestrial life? Or are there cases of Portals exiting in lifeless systems or even in the depths of space?
...it seems to be suggested that entering a Portal without going into suspended animation results in a pretty bad experience... can you elaborate a bit more on that? It sounds like the region of space-time that ships are traversing into is not quite conducive to human sanity...
...on a similar note, I saw mention that traveling into a Portal can produce darkness points, is this every time or only under specific circumstances?