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An astral shard (燃える隕石, Moeru inseki?, lit. Burning meteorite) is a topographical feature in Final Fantasy XV. It takes the form of a crystalline structure surrounded by blue flame-like energy. Whether the meteorite is actually crystal is still unknown.
The astral shard shown in the Tokyo Game Show 2014 trailer for the game is in the region of Duscae, where the demo takes place. Titan can be found underneath the shard in the demo, but he can only be found by leaving the demo's boundaries. Its flaming energy provides power to the town of Lestallum.
Astra is Latin for "stars".