- It appears to be some kind of a star chart.
The amorphous silvery blob shapes itself to mimic objects held near it, and resembles a large amoeba in its natural state.
Individuals standing near the artifact (intelligent brains within one meter) perceive an image of starflight (without a ship) compressed at 1:10,000,000 (one second equals ten million seconds) to give an apparent speed of twenty light years per minute. Many voyages are contained within the artifact; several have been identified (through star patterns) as actual locations.
History & Background (Dossier)
There is no University of Kasiiga branch on Shalam.
Worlds & Sectors (Astrography)
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