There's lights!Yep! Just simple cylinders with emissive. I want to get them to look more like webs flowing around inside. The idea is it's dark matter pulled into our physical world and it has an emissive property to it so they are used as lights in areas. In the stand thingy it's using the dark matter to power a teleporter a farther on the path that will essentially start the larger area of the game. But focusing on this area for now.
Also the dark matter in my universe has to be contained to be seen. If it would be able to spill out of anything like a crack it would disintegrate into smoke and disappear.
Here's a shot looking the opposite way towards where the portal will be.