Mursaat Tokens drop from not just the Mursaat themselves, but Jade Armor/Bows and Ether Seals as too. Before, we didn't know anything on these, but now we got some lore on it:
The tokens have immense power - very powerful energy.Originally Posted by Nicholas the Traveler
What is a kind of energy the Mursaat are, at least on a minor scale, able to control? Lazarus shows us the answer: Their own being. He is able to split his being - whether it is body and soul, or just his soul, is unknown. Souls are also known to be a very powerful source.
After looking in on this and the Mursaat, I have created a new hypothesis.
As we all know, Mursaat are humanoid in shape - but an interesting thing to think about is the mechanical-like sounds that they make - are these sounds made just because of the masks? I am not sure, but it doesn't sound like a normal kind of voice even including the masks.
These things presented thus far, have given me a thought: What if the Mursaat we see are not their actual bodies? That is, maybe the reason why all things related to the Mursaat drop the same thing - Mursaat Tokens - is because the Mursaat Tokens are what causes the animation of normally inanimate objects.
That is, the Mursaat Tokens house souls - just as the soul batteries - and these souls power the Jade Armos, the Ether Seals, and the bodies we have conceived to be Mursaat.
But then, what are the Mursaat? What are the bodies we see?
On the bodies, I think they are the bodies of the chosen - re-inhabited by the true Mursaat, and fashioned into a more unanimous bodies. But then the issue comes up with the feet - the biggest difference between humans and Mursaat (aside from the wing-like appendixes and changed color of the skin). This could be part of their "fashioning" - slightly changing the body - perhaps to make them more similar to their old bodies.
If this is correct, the mechanical sounds can then be also due to the "fashioning" - perhaps they include mechanical portions into the bodies as well.
Just some thoughts.
It is possible that, if I am correct, the Tokens can possess things they come in contact with. Inanimate objects would, of course, be easier to possess than living beings - but as Lazarus shows, at least becoming parasitic to living beings is possible. Though with Lazarus there are three things to note: He did not possess the people - They took him willingly - And he split himself. It may be that if the host is unwilling the Mursaat cannot possess the host (at least immediately) - and likewise, if the Mursaat is in one piece when the possession takes place, the chances of controlling a living host is more likely.
This may be how Lazarus began putting himself back together - one piece that his split up was larger than others, and thus was able to have more influence over the host. Through this ability, he was able to meet up with the other hosts and slowly put more of himself into a single host.