- "Kindly refrain from your jests. This is a priceless item bestowed upon my grand father by the Sacred Ancestor.Is this the same player? Why don't you tell me the name it was given?"--Miska
The pet name of the device Miska Drake owns for playing her golden disks. It looks like a fairly large box studded with jewels. It plays back the sights, sounds, and even the smells recorded on a disk's fifty-thousand-micron memory particles. It takes three seconds for play back to begin, and an old-fashioned kill switch turns it off. Miska uses it to relive a dance held by Nobility several millennia ago. None other than the Sacred Ancestor gave the player to Miska's grandfather, Duke Cornelius Drake. So the noble woman is incredulous when D seems to recognize it. D's left hand correctly gives its name as "Shin-ai",which means "beloved" in the language of a country that's long since been destroyed(Japan).
One of the golden disks Miska plays has a Noble couple. The husband's name is Adam, and the wife is Micalla. The Karnsteins mention a trip through the stratosphere in an ion ship shaped like a swan, and talk about having their coffins put into orbit around the earth in another five centuries or so.