Ever since the Vau gave humanity its first setback among the stars, their space has been shut to prying eyes. For a brief moment, however, it has opened – long enough for the most daring to catch a glimpse. But the daring need as much wisdom as courage, for encounters with the Vau teach that things are not always what they seem…
The Noble Houses know enough about Vau technology to avoid fighting their ships whenever possible. However, there have been enough battles that most of the Vau’s operational abilities have been learned. Vau ships generate a large sphere of quantum energy that in turn powers the ship itself.