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The Relic is an artifact that appeared on Mars during the period in which the planet was shrouded in darkness by the Black Fleet. It is clearly of the same craftsmanship as the Pyramids, being made primarily of polished blocks of what appears to be colored stone. Described as a "resonance engine," it is capable of reaching across time to re-create objects based on memories, and to impart visions of the past associated with an object.