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The Salt Pits of Hoxxes was once the location of a huge underground lake. It dried up billions of years ago and left huge crystallized deposits of red salt. Red salt - though worthless - tastes really good on Glyphid omelettes.
— Ingame description

The Salt Pits is one of the biomes of Hoxxes IV. It consists of caverns filled with large (although worthless) red crystals. The ground is also filled with small spiky red crystals which are crushed once stepped on. It features big, open chambers, connected by tunnels with white crystals which produce bright light. The rock making up the caves is durable, taking two hits for it to give way.

Hazards

The biome-specific hazard for the Salt Pits are Unstable Crystals, which are located on the ceiling. They can fall down on an enemy or ally which greatly damages them, however they will not fall unless dislodged by weaponry or explosions.

There are also Unstable Platforms, which when stood on for too long, will break apart and any unfortunate Dwarf will fall right through.

Enemies

Most Glyphids can be encountered in the Salt Pits, including Spitball Infectors, Cave Leeches, and Glyphid Dreadnoughts.

Q'ronar Younglings are unique to this biome.

Biome Features

The Salt Pits are entirely devoid of all vegetation due to the salt composed caverns.

Item Type Description
Functional
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Glowing Salt Crystal
Supportive White crystals emitting bright light which greatly helps with navigation.
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Unstable Crystal/White Crystal
Hazardous/Supportive Large white crystals jutting out of the ceiling which can fall down if damaged or an exploder detonates near it. Once the crystal falls its name changes to "White Crystal" from "Unstable Crystal".
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Unstable Platform
Hazardous/Supportive Jagged platform which can temporarily hold a dwarf before shattering.
Rocks
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Red Crystals
Neutral Large amount of tiny red crystals which break when running through them.
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Red Salt Crystal
Neutral Big red salt crystal which can be destroyed easily.
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Salt Crystal
Neutral Salt crystal formations.
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Stalactite
Neutral Harmless red rock formations hanging from the ceiling.

Ores

As with every biome, some of the Ores which can be found in the Salt Pits are determined by the mission type, such as Morkite or Aquarq. The crafting materials found in the Salt Pits are Enor pearl icon.png Enor Pearl and Bismor icon.png Bismor, with Enor Pearl being abundant and Bismor being scarce.

Trivia

  • Added during the Early Access period with Update 7: Alpha Launch on the 28th February 2018.
  • According to the Deep Dive terminal, the phrase "Leave no dwarf behind" is rumored to originate from this region.


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