A relic of an ancient civilization with stored knowledge
Contents Of Building:
The plaques contain information about the species that created them (i.e. the dominant species of the current star system), and can be categorized as follows:
Gek plaques document Gek the First Spawn's treacherous encounters and volatile behaviours toward other species
Vy'keen plaques document Vy'keen Alliance war lore, saga, and stories of Hirk the Great
Korvax plaques document Korvax research, echoes and worship toward the Aerons.
Each Plaque has a circular or pyramidic cavity placed in the side of the obelisk structure. Upon player interaction, a portion of the faction's lore will be revealed. Players are then given a choice between two mutually-exclusive options: "Seek help with language" or "Seek knowledge of the past".
Choosing to seek help with language will teach the player a word of the dominant lifeform and raise their standing with the lifeform's faction.
Choosing to seek knowledge of the past will reveal the location of an Ancient Ruin where the player can dig for a valuable Artifact buried underneath the surface.
The lore is continuous for each species; it will continue at the point where the lifeform's last lore had been revealed.