Affectations of Grace are the ethereal markers which appear around Monoliths, distinguishing them from their peers. Affectations take many forms, and correlate to the Monolith's identity.
Akshaya Mahima is the Queen of Distra. She rules the Undaunted and heads the infantry of The Federation of Free Planets, as much an inspiration to it as a leader.
Monoliths are Sophont who have achieved such a level of mastery over some skill—anything from the mundane to the metaphysic to the fantastic—that they Transcend into a higher state of being, will, and power.
A true test of skill