Over-runging was the term used to describe the transfer of technology more than one level down from their associated level of technological achievement, typically defined by the Recognised Civilisationary Levels.[1]

Over-runging was prohibited by galactic treaties in the Milky Way; the Galactic General Council's Technology Transfer Oversight Board was tasked with preventing it.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Surface Detail, chapter 19