Items of power owned by each Deva in the Lower Realm. They are made by Stargazers that bind Shimmer summoned from the Silverspace to the physical object. They are activated by contact with the Silver Tattoo on Deva’s arm or foot. Artifacts usually can be recognized by the silver simmering.
Separate category of artifacts are artifact animals. They come in different shapes and sizes (often as mixture of several beasts) and have no free will, they only perform what is ordered.
In the very end of the Age of Devas when the comet had exploded, most artifacts stopped working or started to behave sporadically and artifact animals started act as wild beasts.