Cryo-pods & Hypersleep Tubes The Cryo-Pod is the section of an Ark that contains numerous Votans in hypersleep tubes. Partially intact hypersleep tubes are a rare find within arkfalls, but have been reported. Media Technology of Defiance More Photos s01_e0101_Set_13.jpg Sketches of a cold fire weapon. tech_vo-tech.jpg Vo-tech - a slang term encompassing all alien technology - not only does amazing things, but looks cool. s01_e0101_Set_12.jpg An alien firearm - or "Vo-tech" as all objects of alien origin are known. s01_e0101_Set_11.jpg Early concept sketches of a charge blade. tech_colonizer.jpg The massive arks, as seen by a human when they first arrived in 2013. s01_e0101_Set_01.jpg The Ark core, houses a terraspire - the main vehicle through which the terrasphere helps transform landscapes via terrarforming. The Ark brain, which powers an entire Ark, is an artificial intelligence built into the ship. tech_po-tech.jpg Po-tech (or "poor tech") is slang for the primitive technology that predates the Votans arrival (in other words, old fashioned stuff, like a regular firearm). s01_e0101_Set_19.jpg The vehicles of 2046 - commonly known as rollers - are modified to withstand the rough, alien terrain that is now commonplace. s01_e0101_Set_14.jpg A detailed look at all the components of a common firearm in the universe of Defiance. s01_e0101_Set_15.jpg Note the detail of this sketch - the cloth covering the handle for comfort of the user! s01_e0101_Set_16.jpg Another component breakdown of a firearm which Nolan often uses. tech_roller.jpg A cadre of rollers. s01_e0101_Set_20.jpg An early rendering of a roller. s01_e0101_Set_21.jpg A concept sketch of the Ark core and terraspire. s01_e0101_Set_22.jpg A terrasphere, capable of transforming landscapes - and quite valuable on the black market.