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ValueIncalculable [1]

The artifact is a powerful item of particular interest to different factions of the Sixth World.

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History[edit | edit source]

Little is known about the artifact prior to 2046, when it made its first appearance in Jerusalem shortly after the United Nations took control of the city.[2]

The different factions' battle over the artifact will likely continue into the future, even though it is right now in the possession of an unknown faction.[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. Yet Another Source p.92 Shadowtalk Elijah
  2. Some Source p.23
  3. This conclusion can be drawn from the ending of Some Source. (SS p.138)
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Comments[edit | edit source]

  • Despite its lengthy discussion in Some Source the artifact remains the most mysterious item in Shadowrun lore. Practically nothing is known about it. It is on par with the "item" and the "thing" known from other role-playing franchises.
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Inconsistencies[edit | edit source]

  • Some Other Source mentions that the artifact emerged briefly in 2023, even though Yet Another Source explains why it reappeared in 2046 and very likely not before that date in the modern age. (SOS p. 69 -- YAS p. 115)
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Index[edit | edit source]

writing variants[edit | edit source]

  • artifact (not capitalized) - SS
  • Artifact (always capitalized) - SOS
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sourcebooks[edit | edit source]

  • This source has extensive information on the topic. Some Source, 23-46, 138
  • This source has some information on the topic. Some Other Source, 69
  • Yet Another Source, 92, 115
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illustration index[edit | edit source]

  • Some Other Source, 69: Artifact worn by Lucius Verus
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External links[edit | edit source]

  • [Missing link] - Reveals the truth about the artifact.
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