Not only scientist have a close look at gravitons these days. Experimental research with those instable ores achieved a phenomenal breakthrough a couple of weeks ago. In combination with the mysterious artifact, scientists experienced astonishing an behavior (see report). Later the same scientists managed to tempoarily modify surface structures of known materials in exciting ways (see report).
Despite the embargo, trade with gravitons seems to get out of control – the interest is enormous. Pilots from all known star system try to get their hands on the illegal resource.
Reports are there is a multiplicity of illegal mines extracting gravitons, build on lost planets. Some have been destroyed, but tracing their location is tedious work. They are hidden perfectly. Only with a magnitude of information about their locations, encrypted in so-called log files, it’s even possible to detect their whereabouts. There is no doubt that a horrible war between the most powerful clans about the control over those mine has already heated up. Eye witnesses reported about tremendous battles to secure access to the illegal ore.
The security problem is serious. The use of gravitons to modify material structures is at a manageable risk. But if those clans someday find out how to combine those gravitons with the artifact, the wormhole with unknown destination might open again. And nobody knows, which danger those humans will encounter if this happens.