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Default The black globe

Fiddlin' a bit with house rules for the black globe, the energy it absorbs, its invisibility, and it occurred to me:

The black globe absorbs energy. It absorbs the EM spectrum, kinetic energy associated with missile impacts, neutrinos emitted by the power plant - and gravity. Gravity, as a fundamental force, is a source of energy. You can detect ships using a mass detector. Supposedly, you cannot detect a fully globed ship. Ergo, the globe is blocking gravity - those inside are not affected by gravitational forces outside of it, and those outside are not affected by the gravitational force produced by the globed ship's mass.

Or, are we limiting the globe's effect to matter and electromagnetism?
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