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Type Personal item
Tech Level TL–7

The Gilyr is a popular musical instrument. It consists of up to 128 laser sensors connected to a build-in synthesizer. The interruptions of the beams with a hand or bow produce sounds, with the duration and frequency depending upon the timing and location of the interruptions. [1]

What is unknown is who originally created the Gilyr... Was it humans or non-humans? Did it originally serve a ritualistic role? Why does it resemble many stringed Terran instruments? [2]

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Jae Campbell. Signal-GK 07 (Signal-GK, 1993), 10.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim Smelchak