Biological Sample

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The subject of this article is from the Desolation update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 September, 2020.
Box of Undiscovered Beans
Box of Undiscovered Beans
Category Artifact
Type Biological Sample
Total Value 2,262,618.0 Units.png
Used for Trading, Trading (High Value)
Updated Desolation

Biological Sample is a type of Artifact.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Biological Sample is one of several types of Artifacts and it is a reward for opening Large Artifact Crates found in Ancient Ruins, completing missions or completing exploration type expeditions with frigates.

Game description[edit | edit source]

These are the possible game descriptions for Biological Sample. One of the following is randomly chosen when an artifact is procedurally generated.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

Common[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXX years old.
    There is a curious, sour aroma emanating from this sample. It is almost as if it has been slowly fermenting.
  2. Approximately XXX years old.
    From the obvious care taken in delicately packing away this sample, one is forced to presume that the huge number of insect corpses that surrounded it were not present at the moment of burial.
  3. Approximately XXX years old.
    The sample, apparently dormant during its long confinement, has begun to slowly but definitely bubble, as if stirring into life...
  4. Approximately XXX years old.
    The sample is glowing faintly, a pale blue light flickering at its edge, barely visible in the daylight. What other secrets might a detailed analysis reveal?
  5. Approximately XXX years old.
    This sample was found buried alongside with a hastily scrawled note. The language is long dead, but the panic in the writing is clear...

Uncommon[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This sample looks unnaturally clean, as if all other life that came into contact with it has been burned away.
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    The sample has sprouted several additional 'samples', seedlings that have rapidly germinated and begun growing since their host was once again exposed to light and air.
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    There are tatty labels all over this sample, stark pictograms as well as warnings in several languages. The labels, however, appear to be describing a predatory creature...

Rare[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This sample is still biologically active. It is releasing small puffs of gas on a remarkably regular cycle. The odour appears to change with each emission.
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    The container used here is humdrum, hardly the sort of thing used to preserve a valuable specimen. And yet, this species hasn't been seen on this planet for centuries. What used to be widespread is now but a distant memory...
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    There is a layer of fine, medicinal-looking mould growing on the top of this sample. Nothing could go possibly wrong from 'testing' it...

Modifier and value ranges[edit | edit source]

The table shows the modifier and value ranges. There is no correlation between the modifier and the value, both are randomly chosen within their ranges.

Rarity Modifier Modifier with text Base value Total value
Common 250-500 250-500 years 100,000 - 200,000 Units.png 115,000 - 230,000 Units.png
Uncommon 600-1100 600-1100 years 400,000 - 700,000 Units.png 460,000 - 805,000 Units.png
Rare 1400-3000 1400-3000 years 800,000 - 2,000,000 Units.png 920,000 - 2,300,000 Units.png

Top 5 List[edit | edit source]

The following items are the most valuable Biological Sample discovered. If your artifact doesn't qualify for this list, it still should be added to the Artifact Research page for additional scientific study.

To qualify for this list, the following items apply:
  * The value of the artifact must be greater than the 5th item on the list.
  * A screenshot of the information panel need to be added. (Use the Upload file page to upload a screenshot)
  * If you are unsure how to properly edit this page, please add your discovery to the Artifact Research page.

Top 5 - Rare[edit | edit source]

Top 5 - Uncommon[edit | edit source]

Top 5 - Common[edit | edit source]

Name generation[edit | edit source]

The names are procedurally generated with certain terms using one of the following options: 1. Container + "of" + Adjective + Noun; 2. Adjective + Noun.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

Container[edit | edit source]

  1. Jar
  2. Box
  3. Packet
  4. Bundle
  5. Collection
  6. Box
  7. Handful
  8. Trunk
  9. Parcel
  10. Trunk
  11. Parcel
  12. Jar
  13. Box
  14. Packet
  15. Bundle
  16. Box
  17. Carton
  18. Pouch
  19. Bundle
  20. Box

Adjective[edit | edit source]

  1. Humming
  2. Preserved
  3. Ancient
  4. Glowing
  5. Wriggly
  6. Poisonous
  7. Nutritious
  8. Dirty
  9. Beautiful
  10. Congealed
  11. Valuable
  12. Rare
  13. Toxic
  14. Hairy
  15. Glassy
  16. Pungent
  17. Frozen
  18. Parched
  19. Dusty
  20. Synthetic
  21. Artificial
  22. Fragile
  23. Invisible
  24. Crystalline
  25. Neurotoxic
  26. Oily
  27. Delicate
  28. Healing
  29. Hallucogenic
  30. Edible
  31. Caustic
  32. Dormant
  33. Extinct
  34. Astonishing
  35. Astounding
  36. Well-Studied
  37. Gooey
  38. Rotten
  39. Radioactive
  40. Pulsating
  41. Bloody
  42. Undiscovered
  43. Sweet-Smelling
  44. Cloneable
  45. Buzzing
  46. Oozing
  47. Writhing
  48. Hypnotic
  49. Alien
  50. Evolved
  51. Celestial
  52. Fresh
  53. Precious

Noun[edit | edit source]

  1. Remains
  2. Bones
  3. Sticks
  4. Seeds
  5. Seedpods
  6. Cuttings
  7. Seedlings
  8. Sproutlings
  9. Fruit
  10. Berries
  11. Sprouts
  12. Samples
  13. Worms
  14. Mould
  15. Lichens
  16. Moss
  17. Clippings
  18. Insects
  19. Flowers
  20. Petals
  21. Buds
  22. Twigs
  23. Residue
  24. Skulls
  25. Shells
  26. Herbs
  27. Blossom
  28. Pollen
  29. Organic Matter
  30. Nuts
  31. Bulbs
  32. Tubers
  33. Thistles
  34. Weeds
  35. Leaves
  36. Eggs
  37. Larvae
  38. Roots
  39. Bark
  40. Beans
  41. Kernels
  42. Fingers
  43. Bugs
  44. Beetles
  45. Grubs
  46. Nodules
  47. Soil
  48. Ooze
  49. Grain
  50. Spores
  51. Moths
  52. Hatchlings
  53. Orchids

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The game description and the name generation are extracted from the 1.77 version of NMS_UPDATE3_ENGLISH.MBIN game file, while the modifier and value ranges are extracted from the 1.77 version of PROCEDURALPRODUCTTABLE.MBIN game file.

Release history[edit | edit source]

  • NEXT - Added as an Artifact.
  • Abyss - Hidden changes: Names were regenerated by either adding or taking away prefixes, but other data were unchanged.
  • Visions - Hidden changes: The specified base value ranges of all types are multiplied by 1.15, this total value is indicated on the information panel of each artifact. The information panels are colour coded by rarity and an additional icon indicates its purpose.