ER:Artifact of Absonial

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An object encountered in the Errant Road on-line free-form role-playing game. Needless to say, it doesn't exist in the Poe-verse, as far as we know.

We don't know what the significance of this thing is, other than to serve as a MacGuffin to advance the "plot" of the game. It's first encountered offstage, by the late, lamented Professor Avner Indianel, at an archaeological dig outside the small town of Gervasiel in southern Veracia. Sister Rose, who does double duty as a sometimes-officer in the reserves of the Veracian Military, is more or less ordered to retrieve the Artifact from the dig and get it safely to the naval base in Lorenzel for safekeeping. She obediently trots off with the rest of her group (Argus, Lillith, etc.) to collect it, having the usual series of adventures on the way.

As seen by Rose, the Artifact is nothing terribly exciting to look at. It's a nondescript, apparently metallic cylinder, with an image of what looks like Luminosita on its top and red and white candy stripes on the side. It's about the same diameter as an Inanire 312 in Errant Story itself, and was found in a holder not unlike the one that contained the Inanire 312 that Sarine got Misa to "liberate" for her. It has no other obvious features and does not appear magical.

In checking out the site, Rose notices that the tray that had contained the Artifact might have housed another object until recently, based on the amount of dust in the fixtures. If so, even though the Artifact seems to be safe and secure for now, we may not have heard the last of it.

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