It's no exaggeration to say the humble aether battery is The technological breakthrough that transformed survival in the Shattered Isles. Almost overnight, life outside the large population Centers like St. A Ella one and Ostigaard went from an agonizing and ongoing struggle for food, water, shelter, and safety. Technology like two-way radio and powered flight were renewed and reborn. Real power could now be carried about in a package no larger than a Krolachi gourdfruit. Bosun Markus usually has a drawer full of them.