Historical Document

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The subject of this article is from the Visions update.
The information from this article is up-to-date as of 22 November, 2018.
Haunted Field Notes
Haunted Field Notes
Category Artifact
Type Historical Document
Total Value 2,136,117.0 Units.png
Used for Trading, Trading (High Value)
Release Visions

Historical Document is a type of Artifact.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Historical Document is one of several types of Artifacts and it is a reward for opening Large Artifact Crates found in Ancient Ruins, completing missions or completing exploration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These are the possible game descriptions for Historical Document. 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.
    The paper is crumbling, the ink is fading. This may be the final opportunity anyone has to read this manuscript before time claims it for good.
  2. Approximately XXX years old.
    Written in an otherworldly script, this manuscript is covered with strange marginalia. Generations have added notes and diagrams to the original text, some of which are highly disturbing.
  3. Approximately XXX years old.
    The lettering is harsh and deeply carved. Whoever wrote this document left their emotions clearly engraved into the surface, regardless of the story the words are trying to tell.
  4. Approximately XXX years old.
    This document is handwritten, its lettering shaky and weak. Whoever wrote this spent a great deal of energy - perhaps their last - to commit their words to history.
  5. Approximately XXX years old.
    Though the cover has been competently printed, the internal lettering is crude and juvenile. Perhaps this was merely a practise sheet, an exercise to improve their writing?

Uncommon[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    Several of these pages appear stained, though there have been some clumsy attempts to clean them, and the second half has clearly been written in a different hand to the first...
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    The original text of this document has been greatly altered. Entries have been crossed through, written over and even torn out, apparently by several different writers. Whatever was written here was hotly contested.
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This document was carefully packed in its container, wrapped in paper to keep it free of stains. There is a small bundle of hair clipped to the inside cover.

Rare[edit | edit source]

  1. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This manuscript is beautifully illustrated, with flowing calligraphy and dramatic, gilded illuminations. It is a work of exceptional artistry.
  2. Approximately XXXX years old.
    The text in this document does not seem to concern anything out of the ordinary. However, the letters themselves do appear to be written in blood.
  3. Approximately XXXX years old.
    This manuscript is full of small, delicate blemishes. Tiny crinkled circles litter every page, as if the paper has been stained by tears.

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 200-500 200-500 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 Historical Document 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. Adjective + Noun; 2. Adjective + Noun.

The sequence is taken from the game file.

Adjective[edit | edit source]

  1. Gek
  2. Vy'keen
  3. Korvax
  4. Dusty
  5. Curious
  6. Heretical
  7. Leather-Bound
  8. Suspicious
  9. Undiscovered
  10. Long-Lost
  11. Ancient
  12. Cursed
  13. Rare
  14. Mysterious
  15. Haunted
  16. Forsaken
  17. Beautiful
  18. Subtle
  19. Thoughtful
  20. Intimate
  21. Well-Observed
  22. Crumbling
  23. Ashen
  24. Romantic
  25. Ornate
  26. Blighted
  27. Lyrical
  28. Historical
  29. Grim
  30. Lost
  31. Ill-Advised
  32. Delicate
  33. Sublime
  34. Coarse
  35. Elegant
  36. Timeworn
  37. Age-Old
  38. Antiquated
  39. Luminous
  40. Dangerous
  41. Hand-Made
  42. Blood Stained
  43. Stained
  44. Lewd
  45. Sealed
  46. Unsealed
  47. Wistful
  48. Precious
  49. Epic
  50. Dramatic
  51. Forbidden
  52. Crumpled

Noun[edit | edit source]

  1. Field Notes
  2. Papers
  3. Diagrams
  4. Books
  5. Manuscripts
  6. Artefacts
  7. Research Data
  8. Recipe
  9. Formulae
  10. Diaries
  11. Poetry
  12. Drawings
  13. Etchings
  14. Woodcut
  15. Documents
  16. Scribblings
  17. Calendar
  18. Portraits
  19. Sheet Music
  20. Theses
  21. Treatises
  22. Literature
  23. Calligraphy
  24. Tracts
  25. Pamphlets
  26. Recordings
  27. Memoirs
  28. Scrolls
  29. Mementos
  30. Sketches
  31. Photographs
  32. Reports
  33. Case Files
  34. Lawsuits
  35. Receipts
  36. Portfolio
  37. Archives
  38. Anthology
  39. Compositions
  40. Miscellany
  41. Legal Documents
  42. Commercial Records
  43. Relic
  44. Pictographs
  45. Statue
  46. Heirloom
  47. Leaflet
  48. Brochure
  49. Essay
  50. Autobiography

Additional information[edit | edit source]

  • The game descriptions 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.