A Tythonian communicator was a flat, heptagonal device with five panels and a centrepiece. If touched, the device used the larynx of whoever touched it to allow its corresponding Tythonian to speak. It could hypnotise people to have them return it to the user.
Erato's communicator was stolen by Lady Adrasta when he landed on Chloris. She then trapped him down a pit. Adrasta kept the communicator in her throne room, but it was stolen by bandits who raided it.