One new technology created shortly after the [Quirel Encounter]?
was Chamo-Coating. The light distorting chemicals in Amorphians
were synthesised and bonded with the hulls of star ships, giving them an appearance similar to an oily spill in water. When a small electric charge (like the camouflage reflex in Amorphians
) is passed through it, the chemical distorts light enough for the star ship to become see through. This also makes energy weapons (such as lasers) useless against it. To hit a ship and damage it (as its rough location could be deduced from radiated energy) a new type of weapon, [Shard Torpedoes]?
, were invented to hit it despite the actual location being unknown.