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  • Appearance: Crystalline
    • Variable form
  • Species largely went into hibernation following collapse of their civilization c.600,000 ya
    • Revived c.2265 by the Wanderer following start of Starfleet research (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)
  • Biological notes
    • Capable of separating consciousness from form, transmitting it across their Conduit network (VAN Novel: Reap the Whirlwind)
      • Can embody themselves from any material built off the Shedai meta-genome pattern (VAN Novel: Reap the Whirlwind)
        • Control extends to near-telekinetic control of any such material as well (VAN Novel: Reap the Whirlwind)
      • Lesser, potentially automated and non-sentient, bodies known as the Nameless (VAN Novel: Reap the Whirlwind)
      • Potentially technological evolution from earlier form, given similarity to Caeliar
  • Technological notes
    • Conduit
      • Interstellar subspace network allowing transit, information exchange across the domain of the Shedai (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)
      • Largely collapsed, most destinations inaccessible by 2265 (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)
  • Cultural notes
    • Incredibly xenophobic, considering near-all species as lesser beings (VAN Novel: Summon the Thunder)