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Among the most spectacular sights on Hoxxes, the aptly-named Crystalline Caverns are truly a sight to behold. Massive crystals erupt from every surface, glittering and twinkling in the dark. Alas, the larger crystals are mostly worthless silicate, but abundant deposits of valuable minerals dot the caves too.
— Ingame description

Crystalline Caverns is one of the biomes of Hoxxes IV. As the name suggests, this biome consists of caverns filled with many large (although worthless) crystals. There are many big, open chambers, connected by tunnels. The crystals produce natural light, allowing more visibility for navigation. The rock making up the caves is sturdy, taking three hits for it to give way.

Hazards[]

The biome-specific hazard for Crystalline Caverns is the bright and noisy Electrocrystal, which is charged with electricity. Dwarves or Glyphids that come into direct contact suffer high damage and slowdown. If multiple Electrocrystals are close together and have unbroken line-of-sight with other Electrocrystals, arcs shoot between the crystals, causing high damage and slowdown to Dwarves or Glyphids passing through the arc.

Enemies[]

Most Glyphids can be encountered in Crystalline Caverns, including Spitball Infectors, Cave Leeches, and Glyphid Dreadnoughts.

Biome Features[]

Crystalline Caverns feature little to no vegetation, as the biome is entirely made out of rock material.

Item Type Description
Functional
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Blue Crystals
Supportive Blue crystals emitting bright light which greatly helps with navigation.
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Electrocrystals
Hazardous/Supportive Will shock and slow anyone that comes in contact. Electricity travels through nearby crystals.
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Spider Web
Hazardous Temporarily slows down and impairs the vision of any players running into it, can be burnt with the Flamethrower or Breach Cutter.
Rocks
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Plain Quartz
Neutral Pink crystals which can be easily destroyed, often commented on how useless it is.
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Plain Quartz
Neutral Circle structure formed of crystals. They can spawn on their own, or in group.
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Mineral Chimney
Neutral Rock formations letting out smoke from their holes.
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Wall Eye
Neutral Organic eyes with purple bits surrounding them covering the walls of a cave. Damaging an eye will make it close for a short while. Also found in Radioactive Exclusion Zone.

Ores[]

As with every biome, some of the Ores that can be found in Crystalline Caverns are determined by the mission type, such as Morkite Morkite and Aquarq Aquarq. The crafting materials found in Crystalline Caverns are Jadiz Jadiz and Bismor Bismor, with Jadiz being abundant and Bismor being scarce.

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