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Lanius race
Mod, 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3
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14.248 MB
Oct 19, 2018 @ 8:28pm
Sep 18, 2021 @ 2:16am
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Lanius race

In 1 collection by Gouda quiche
Lighter Than Fast Collection
15 items

The Lanius are scavengers – metallic lifeforms that rely on the absorption of minerals to sustain themselves. Their society ebbs and flows in hibernation cycles; they may lie dormant for many years, even while hurtling through space. As soon as they become aware of significant metal deposits they reawaken. Usually this occurs in the dying stages of a galactic civilization or in the wake of intergalactic war.

Reports of reawakened Lanius have appeared in many of the war-torn and abandoned sectors of Federation Space. Their arrival has created panic as they indiscriminately seek out sources of metal – although more diplomatic individuals have suggested that they can be reasoned with.

A breathtaking race
  • Prone to aggression, their biological composition somehow drains oxygen from the rooms they occupy, making them potentially deadly adversaries.
  • Drain oxygen from rooms.
  • Breathing creatures will suffer a quick and painful death if they stay in the room.
  • Lanius, chromanders and mechanoids are asphyxia immune.
  • Fires in oxygen drained rooms will extinguish.
  • Movement speed reduced by 10%.

How does this work?
  • More lanius in a room makes the room drain faster
  • When the oxygen ratio of a room is under 20% the victim will faint a few second after, then brain damages, then death
  • The bigger the room, the longer it takes to drain its oxygen, the faster it will recover when no lanius is in it
  • If you open 1+ doors, have no roof, have a vent or cooler, oxygen will come back faster

How do my other non lanius pawns and animals survive ?
  • Aloenius plant : reduces the effect of oxygen deprivation induced by a Lanius, growable in a plant pot or in the ground. Low nutrition and harvestYield, but they have some beauty.
  • Breathmasks : cancels same effect, makes the wearer immune to oxygen deprivation
  • Powered coolers and opened vents are taken in account to calculate a room air flow (considered as open doors)
  • mentalStateGiver(GiveupExit and wanderer) for asphyxia victims, but they usually die before they can really react.
  • Open doors, use big rooms
  • Eat aloemuffin, eat aloenius ice cream

2021/01/17 new content:
  • Chromanders : Elemental reptiles made of metal, that trigger explosions when hurt. Butchered, they will give some metal depending on their nature. They have the colors of your modlist metals. Their elemental nature and current life stage will condition the nature of the explosion they trigger.
  • Quantic void observatory: Unlocks advanced lanius research projects. Up to 3 of them can be connected to a high its speed.
  • Void grenades : Come with an implosion that will suck pawns in range towards its center. Dissipate smoke gas, extinguish fires and inflict asphyxia.
  • Polarising grenades : Polarized pawns deal more damage to inverted polarized pawns, but less to same kind. Random chance to stun victims in range. Generate a projectile blocking field. Triggers explosive projectiles.
  • Heatshock grenades : Lead to an explosion that pushes away pawns in range. Trigger fires, cause burns, inflict heatstrokes.
  • Freezing gas grenades : Freezing gas will slow down pawns that cross it up. Explosion inflicts Hypothermia, generates snow and occasionaly creates ice walls that can be mined for ice blocks and will transform into freezing gas.
  • Gravity well grenades : Deal damage over time. Pulls victims towards its center, Decomposes buildings, plants, corpses to their raw components.
  • All these have their mortar shells and ied traps counterparts.
  • Bionic lanius lungs : Allow any pawn to drain oxygen and survive oxygen lack; they are more powerful when the pawn is a genuine Lanius, but any race can now suffocate their room hosts.
  • Power breath mask. Power armor helmet that gives the same advantage as the regular breath mask : immunity to oxygen deprivation.
  • Aloemuffin : Made of out aloenius - grants temporary immunity to oxygen deprivation, boosts system immunity and cooking quality at some sociability cost
  • Ice cream : Delicacies that come in 4 flavours. Will lower heatstroke levels and occasionnaly brain freeze its consumer.
2 new resources used for lanius technologies completion:
  • Ice cubes, gathered from an ice wall which appear when an ice chromander triggers its explosion(also from freezing gas grenades).
  • Void oil, gathered upon chromander butchery or by smelting lanius lungs
  • 18 lanius themed sculptures
  • Thoughts and motes when victims get asphyxia impacted or survive it
  • Flee behavior when asphyxia victims determine potentially lethal situation and for victim allies in range. They will also try to eat aloemuffin if they have some in their inventory.
  • Changed the draining value to match the number of oxygen draining lungs
  • New research items to match the available technologies
  • Crystals are now 50% less vulnerable to asphyxia than regular races.

Visuals Update:
  • Lanius eyes are now bodyAddons, allowing variations for bionic or archotech eyes, missing or when the lanius is sleeping.
  • Head and body textures, normalized male body to fit vanilla apparels, new thin and hulk bodies
  • Breathing masks textures thanks to @Odzmang
  • Settlement and faction icons
  • Regular and bionic lanius lungs.
  • Aloenius plants

  • Made lanius oxygen depriving capacity tweakable for other modders : Any race can be invulnerable or less vulnerable to oxygen deprivation. Hediffs or apparels can also be added through a patch.
  • Compatibility with Save our ship 2 : Lanius are now immune to space void decompression/space void; SOS2 apparels that protect from space void also prevent asphyxia effects.
  • Added translatable key strings to allow translation.

  • Abraxas for his help figuring out SOS2 compatibility
  • Ben Prunty for his amazing FTL original soundtrack
  • Control Assuming Director for making Aloenius look like actual plants
  • DJT4NN3R from Freesound
  • Drakefenwick who allowed me to use his Lanius drawing. Visit him https://www.deviantart.com/drakefenwick
  • Erdelf, HAR creator and living Rimworld C# encyclopedia
  • GregorQuendel from Freesound
  • Justin Ma, FTL creator
  • Mehni for the MapComponent trail
  • Mynk from Freesound
  • Nemaavla from Freesound
  • Robinhood76 from Freesound
  • Shauaputa for his constant support and help for many textures
  • Someone Random for more backstories
  • StudioMandragore from Freesound
  • Trisscar for beta testing
  • Xeotroid for his sound captures of FTL
  • Zerithos for many backstories
  • Zomuro for many descriptions

Draco Aug 3, 2023 @ 5:00pm 
cant wait for 1.4
Thatonewebbyboi Jul 21, 2023 @ 1:53pm 
i will cry until 1.4
LonaS2 Nov 28, 2022 @ 2:03am 
1.4pzl TT_TT
indrageerts Oct 5, 2022 @ 6:04pm 
Chromanders are so frigging cute.
Unbelievable. Absolutely love them. Great graphics.
Zarquon Aug 6, 2022 @ 5:53am 
has anyone found a way to weaponise this race? like putting them in a room in a kill box.
Jape May 24, 2022 @ 7:57pm 
If a lanius equips a full space suit from SOS2(AKA helm and suit) does that stop them from draining oxygen from the room? Would make sense since it keeps air in it should keep air out.
Kaz Martell Apr 24, 2022 @ 8:49am 
Just wanted to file a report, it doesn't look like the Lanius are populating as an option for factions when generating a new world- but they spawn bases anyways. That means they can't be disabled, or separate Lanius factions created.
Gouda quiche  [author] Apr 20, 2022 @ 2:23am 
normal meals
ExoticButts Apr 20, 2022 @ 1:59am 
Does this mod include Lanius' habit of eating metals, or do they still eat normal meals?
Gouda quiche  [author] Nov 25, 2021 @ 1:15pm 
I created a github issue with your feedback. I will try to find a way to fix that. Thank you