A rare mineral mined from an asteroid used to augment tattoo ink. In its native form Figment displays properties of attraction and coherence. Individual particles seek to cluster together; governed by unseen forces. This animation provides the shifting sand with its tell-tale shimmer.
Drifters incorporate figment to adorn the skin with art that can shift and alter its appearance, images to which it also lends its name. Encountered rarely in the Fringe; these Figments immediately endow the bearer with a certain amount of implied status, daring or wealth. Nowhere is this more apparent than the elaborate full body figments of some Beshtala-Chanko elites.
Their technical mastery has also given rise to rumours of a more clandestine purpose, such as signifiers of secret societies concealed beneath the skin or the encoding of illicit messages on go-betweens (unwitting or otherwise). Given the elite's penchant for secrecy; what becomes of these messengers after delivery is subject of some speculation.