Freebooters in the Star Lanes
The star wisps are a mysterious race of intelligent multi-planar beings who have enclaves in unlikely places throughout the Star Lanes. They appear as floating clouds of hazy lights that flicker and orbit each other, and speak in voices that sound like echoing bells. They have unknown abilities to produce valuable objects from thin air, or alter reality at will. They seem obsessed with bargaining and haggling, and willing to provide nearly anything for the right price. The price that they ask could be anything, from cash to services to abstract things like one’s luck. They are said to have been the ones who originally sold the secret of creating geotic engines to the Meteotl. It is also said that the price was the empire’s future, and this is why the empire fell.