Mysterions are mysterious alien spacecrafts called "objects" that use a sealed cubic XXXXpit known as "canopy". Their origin, function, behaviour and purpose are unknown and nearly impossible to fathom. We don't even know if they are crafts, unmanned probes, AIs, or weird life forms.
The main theme consists in a colorful central Canopy surrounded by wierd black structures, but many other color combinations came out.
In time, it became custom to post a "mysterous" backstory for these MOCs, like a report of these weird encounters.
Usually a Mysterion is identified by the progressive number of the encounter's report, like "Object 43" or such...
They were originally designed by Shannon Ocean for the VOAT Consortium (here is the very first http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/96782), but it's painfully clear that things got a little out of hand :)
I think they are a very democratic theme, well suited for recent as well as old buiders, because Mysterion MOCs never come out wrong, no matter your limits in skill, pieces, or inspiration :)
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