The astral manifestation of the starship Aeon‘s organic components. Michael Yang perceives the ship’s avatar in the form of a dog (species unknown, possibly a wolf or the equivalent of a German shepherd, with the coloration of an NBE). As the Aeon AI has been deprived of much of its higher functions, this perception could be considered an accurate translation of the ship’s capabilities.
A being with a talent for astral projection, possessing some form of teleportation ability.
Dyluck incarnated as Thaddeus Gallahad and remained in a dormant state until Awoken in 1997. Thad’s cognitive dissonance forced her back into a dormant state until 2002. Thad – her “lower self” – bifurcated his awareness in an attempt to expell what he perceived to be a form of possession. The expelled half took hold in the mind of Annathena Val, at which point Dyluck, with no pesky Ego getting in the way, set out to reunify herself.
A congealed poltergeist formed from the discharge of large amounts of negative energy (hate, fear, etceteras), NBEs exist to feed on strong positive or neutral energy. A constant hazard to magicians and psionicists, weak NBEs are relatively easy to contain or dissipate with marginal training. The stronger the energy, the stronger the NBE and the more effort or time it takes to dissipate. At BMC, the Templar use biomagnetic concentrators to collect and contain this type of energy, releasing it only in the most dire of emergencies.
NBE appear to be unique to the pocket universes and Veils of Earth.
An astral entity, abilities and disposition unknown. Emily Ashton refers to it as a “dragon,” and describes it as “- the focal point of the city’s geological energy!,” apparently distressed by the fact that not everyone can perceive it.