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Payiferen is one of many [article title=Pod]observation pods[/article] (D'ni: zik) in an unnamed '[article title=Pod age]pod age[/article]', possibly used by the D'ni as a zoo or museum. The pod itself is often mistakenly referred to as a 'pod age', although all known observation pods of this type exist in the same age.
[h=2]Geography and Environment[/h]
According to the pod age map released by the DRC, the Payiferen pod is one of five pods on the land mass of the same name. The area around the pod is low desert, featuring sand blown by high winds. The area has a definite day cycle, with blue sky during the day and a sky full of stars at night. Small stone hills dot the landscape and mountains are visible in the distance. It is unknown if the other pods on the Payiferen landmass have similar environments.
See the listing at the D'ni Zoological Society for details on the only animal observed in Payiferen, the Sanscrit.
The pod itself is typical of the style of pod, with an yellow-brown hue. The primary window has several impact craters on it, including four that are large enough to allow sunlight to pour through in four beams of light that move across the floor of the upper level as the day goes on. On the floor of the upper level are four panels with a symbol on them. The symbols glow blue with the beams of light are shining on or near them. The pod is labeled with a large D'ni "13" on the lower floor.
Initially, Payiferen appeared on the DRC restoration list. It was on Phase Four of its restoration when Ae'gura was closed to explorers in 2003. Payiferen was the third pod age released by the DRC on April 5, 2007. The linking book was placed in the museum in Ae'gura.