The N.O.M.A.D (Novelty Oriented Manual Automation Desk) acts as The Due Return’s main control and monitoring center. N.O.M.A.D. was created in Calulade in TD+2 by a handful of scientists and programmers working at Relic, a research city off the coast of Ghile. The project was commissioned by Vortexia.
The creators decided to make N.O.M.A.D. open-source in as many ways as possible. Over the years, many Due Return crew members have taken advantage of this feature, adding in bits and pieces that may or may not be entirely relevant to the ship’s travels. Some have even attempted to harness N.O.M.A.D. and unify its applications.
Thomas Reingold is the ship’s current master of N.O.M.A.D., having learned his abilities from his father, captain Preston Reingold. Hanzon Sward is the current master’s apprentice.