Boxels are peaceful creatures which feed off of magnetic flux, and can detect nearby movements through tiny perturbations in magnetic fields. When startled (as boxels usually are), they affix themselves to the aether and become completely indestructible and immobile.
There is no water in Pixelon, but large numbers of small creatures named boxels collect in large numbers, arranging themselves into a grid and blanketing areas of the landscape. After a sudden change in the magnetic landscape and a sea of boxels overtook the lost city of Atlanix, Professor Einsquare invented the aether repulsor to bend the fabric of space-time to allow passage through a group of boxels. If you go visit Prof Blox’s lab, perhaps he can add this capability to your interverse bridge orb.