The Argushiigi Admegulasha Bilanidin, which in Vilani
means literally the "Vilani Repository of All Knowledge," is a major scientific
institution located on the world of Vland.
The extensive AAB facilities include a vast museum, a library, and several
research centers and publishing houses. Not only does the AAB collect samples,
specimens, and recorded materials from all over explored space, it also publishes
an abridged 15 holocrystal encyclopedia set of its extensive data files.
Known simply as "The Encyclopedia," the set contains the equivalent of 7500
extensively illustrated volumes, yet it can easily fit into a large pocket.