"It's impossible to describe the substance if you've never seen it-- and it can't be classified under any periodic table. It's metal, yes, but it's alive. It thinks, it remembers. It changes shape before your eyes. It has a soul."
Wilhelm Arkin, board chairman of Arkin Industries, was tasked by President Eisenhower to lead the research team investigating the debris from the 1952 Bering Strait meteor shower. His research led to the development of most of the technology used by the NSDF, but he later defected to the CCA on Io with a stolen Fury relic.