|Universe||Mass Effect Universe|
Vahtz is a rogue planetoid which entered the Gagarin System some ten thousand years before the year 2183, where it became trapped in a decaying orbit around the system's third planet, Rayingri. It was named by the Salarian surveyor team who conducted the original survey of the world. As of the year 2183, it was nearing the end of its slow spiral inwards towards the planet's surface, and this has caused earthquakes and cyclonic windstorms to become increasingly common on Rayingri. Scientific study has shown that in only a few hundred years, both Rayingri and Vahtz will tear each other apart. Some Asari travel consortiums have already announced their sponsorships for cruises to observe the spectacle.