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Al-An's Storage Medium is the replacement body for Al-An that Robin Ayou must gather the parts for over the course of the story to eventually construct in the Fabricator Base.

Appearance

The storage medium’s overall shape resembles that of the mythological centaur, with a four-legged posterior body and a human-like anterior body bearing a pair of arms and the head. The head and torso of the body are lit by purple and occasionally green lights.

Parts

There are three main body part fragments to be scanned in order to construct the full storage medium. These are the organs, skeleton, and tissue components.

Organs

The architect organs are located in the Crystal Caves Cache.

Architect Constituent Parts

The Architect organs are effectively a network of biocomposite and cybernetic material, containing a variety of subsystems.

The "heart" is a particularly complex centerpiece in this biological / technological hybrid. It moves blood and nutrients throughout the body to nourish and maintain the animal aspects of the alien corpus, while also functioning as the primary energy source for the cybernetic neurological system. Sensory input is processed and filtered into a dense network of incredible computational power - the Architect "brain."

No respiration or digestive systems appear to be present, suggesting a life that is fed entirely by sustained electrical energy, and a body that can survive in environments that are otherwise extremely hostile to most lifeforms.

In spite of its intricate design, the insistence on incorporating biological components exposes the Architect body to the possibility of disease.

Source: Scan the Architect Organs in the Crystal Caves Cache

Recipe

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Skeleton

The architect skeleton is located in the Deep Lilypads Cave Cache.

Architect Skeletal Structure

A dense synthetic skeletal structure made from unknown alien components. It is estimated that the skeletal material would score a ten on the Mohs test for material hardness. It is highly resistant to shattering due to its incredibly strong impact strength.

Source: Scan the Architect Skeletal Structure in the Deep Lilypads Cave Cache

Recipe

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Tissue

The architect tissues can be found in the Arctic Spires Cache, under a mound of terrain.

Architect Tissue

A leather-like tissue sample of alien origin. DNA markers indicate a complex mixture, synthesized from over twenty different sources.

The tissue sample incorporates advanced biocomposites, resulting in unique mechanical properties:

- Compression: Extremely high compressive strength protects against external forces, and may indicate adaptation to extreme environments
- Impact: High resistance to damage from high energy impacts
- Elasticity: Low modulus of elasticity allows tissue to conform and stretch in response to body locomotion

Source: Scan the Architect Component in the Arctic Spires Cache

Recipe

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Databank Entry

Alien Vessel

My kind navigates spacetime in conjunction with bio-mechanical vessels, altered and evolved over time to serve our needs.

In case of disaster we can download our data patterns from the current vessel to a sanctuary site for later retrieval. Storage in this fashion is safe provided consistent power supply, however the unique perspective and traits which arose from the interplay with the original vessel are lost. It is like a factory reset.

It is recommended they be restored to a freshly constructed, compatible vessel as soon as possible. Such hollow vessels may be fast-grown from seed at an appropriate facility, using specialized blueprints and materials.

Addendum: I believe that you were impolite because I threatened you.

Source: TBA


Achievement

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Out of Mind Achievement.png Out of Mind

Construct an alien vessel.


How to obtain: Construct Al-An's Storage Medium at the Fabricator Base.



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Trivia

Whilst reconstructing his body, Al-An mentions it (and presumably all other Architect storage mediums) has been bioengineered from 27 different species.

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