Archo-Thrusters are thrusters with archium in them. archium is basically carbon but infused with archaic energy. when an electrical current is passed through archium it pushes nearby archons back which generates a forward push.
Archons are subatomic particles that have been manipulated by a strong archaic field.
Archon is the exotic material that allows things, like zerzeks, to float because they cause/generate(?) an archaic field, the archaic field could be thought of as an all-permeating quantum field, like the higgs field... except it rarely interacts with ordinary matter.
The wings on the ceptorylis cursor also count as Archo-Thrusters, though they are called rylae wings and they operate on a similar principle, but with a different design.
Archo-Thrusters can be built completely inside a machine since it is pushing on the archaic field itself.
The following is a part from the comment field of one of SYRSA's livestream (2018-05-02 somewhere between 22:00 & 23:59 ) where archo-thrusters was discussed.
Sion, SYRSA I just thought "what is making that ship float?" The rocket engines just push it forward, not adding lift to the ship.
Tencivanni, there are places on terrahypt that certainly look like chërnobyl
Mikhail Loskutov, there already are some if you could consider ootkins and such anomalies
SpaceKraken, can you walk to the edge of terrahypt?
Tencivanni, luobnyka and dark keigan just to name some
Terminator72, @Sion archothrusters boi
Mikhail Loskutov, they run on sick beatsies
<SYRSA explaining: (something along the lines of) the thrusters push on an "arcaic field" to generate thrust >
Sion, okey :)
Intermission, so basically a propeller but instead of pushing air it pushes space?
Tencivanni, so if you turn off these engines, it would just stay afloat?
Tencivanni, sounds like a gravitomagnet
Firestorm, iM BACC
Terminator72, archothrusters are thrusters with archium in them. archium is basically carbon but infused with archaic energy. when an electrical current is passed through archium it pushes nearby archons back.
Terminator72, which generates forward push.
Mikhail Loskutov, so like a motorboat in space?
Sion, And the archotrusters are those "rocket engine" things? or something (hidden?) inside the ship?
Atomic Rust, archons are alternated subatomic particles that have been manipulated by a strong archaic field
<SYRSA explaining: Archo thrusters are inside the ship & not visible from the outside. >
Sion, Aha, that (kind of) explains it :)
Tencivanni, interesting trivia... syrsa did plan on making a video series on this
Terminator72, the wings on the ceptorylis cursor also count as archothrusters, though they are called rylae wings. they operate on a similar principal, but with a different design.
Tencivanni, a retcon of the old cringy ones (with the jamaican pilot)
Mikhail Loskutov, never completely grasped it, prolly never will
Atomic Rust, whatever happened to Omnikyl
John2y, So the archon is the exotic material that allows things, like zerzeks, to float because they cause negative gravity?
Terminator72, no, they don't cause negative gravity.
Atomic Rust, not negative gravity, but archaic feilds
kill cap, it's like mgs3 with the camra
Tencivanni, the archaic field could be thought of as an all-permeating quantum field, like the higgs field... except it rarely interacts with ordinary matter
Mikhail Loskutov, floating rocks
Sion, Archo-thrusters is what makes the Archons move in Star Craft 2 ;P
Utter Rubbish, Checkmate atheists
John2y. Oh ok, the rock is the exotic matter then
Tencivanni, Bool's eye