An artifact formed in the "Springboard" anomaly.
A beautiful object with a shiny surface and colorful phosphorescent inclusions. At night emanates a greenish light, in an area about 1-2 yards in diameter.
Oddly shaped, composed of highly-compressed scraps of plants, soil and anything that happened to be within the striking range of the anomaly.
The artifact generates a protective field around the bearer reducing damage inflicted by small arms. Highly radioactive.
Highly valuable in view of its scarcity. The artifact is of primary interest to scientific organizations and the military.