Ship cryptosleep casket
Ship cryptosleep casket
A cryptosleep casket hardened against the dangers of space. Capable of maintaining a person in cryptosleep for centuries and surviving atmospheric re-entry.
- 2 ˣ 1
- Cover Effectiveness
- Required Research
- Vacuum Cryptosleep Caskets
- Skill Required
- Construction 8
- Work To Make
- 8,000 ticks (
The ship cryptosleep casket is used to contain a humanoid or animal in a state of suspended animation for space travel in addition to the other utilitarian purposes of its non-ship cousin.
As a complicated piece of machinery, Vacuum cryptosleep caskets must be researched before it can be constructed. A ship cryptosleep caket requires 120 steel, 14 uranium, 3 components, 3 Advanced components, and a construction skill of 8. Additionally, it must be constructed adjacent to a ship structural beam (head first). It cannot be placed independently. They can be placed adjacent to each other provided they don't block the interaction spot of other caskets.
Ship caskets also spawn with the ship in the Journey offer quest.
During cryptosleep, the occupants biological functions are suspended and they will not age biologically, only chronologically. The pawns stats and status effects will similarly be frozen (this is not completely true; some effects, such as mood and social, do tick down while in cryptosleep) - their hunger will not decrease, any injuries won't progress and any drug doses will remain the same. The player may select a cryptosleep casket and look at the inspect pane to see if it is empty or occupied.
To have a colonist enter a cryptosleep casket, simply select the colonist, then right-click a cryptosleep casket, and choose "Enter cryptosleep casket". Alternatively, if the colonist is downed, another colonist can be ordered to carry the downed pawn to the casket.
Animals or prisoners can be put into cryptosleep caskets, but they need to be downed first. This can be done violently, by applying anesthesia followed by manually directing a colonist to carry them inside or if they have a brain implant , they can also be EMPed to cause brain shock to quickly and cheaply down them.
When occupied, an 'Eject sleeper' button becomes available to allow the player to remove the colonist.
When a cryptosleep casket is severely damaged it will spark briefly then explode. Nearby flammables may catch fire.
This device can help relieve a colony during a crisis such as an intense psychic wave or medicine shortage by safely storing pawns until the problem is resolved. Additionally, pawns addicted to a drug will not progress through withdrawal during stasis, making the casket a handy way of avoiding withdrawal-induced mental breaks in the event of drug shortages - this technique can be used to save the life of a Luciferium-user, or decrease total demand over time.
With the use of anesthetic, prisoners can also be stored temporarily to lessen the drain on colony resources while they await sale, harvesting or, if the Royalty DLC is installed, exchanged for Honor. It is also useful to save enemies/animals till inspiration, particularly - thrumbos and enemies with high resistance.
After waking from cryptosleep, a humanoid will have cryptosleep sickness for a short time, which reduces consciousness and manipulation and causes vomiting. The colonists at the start of the game have cryptosleep sickness since they were in cryptosleep before the ship crashed.
Unlike other caskets, the ship casket attaches to the ship and can be used to take pawns to the starts to "end" the game. If the player wishes to build a ship to evacuate the planet one casket is required for each colonist and/or animal to be transported. They must be attached to the other ship parts. Any animals must be anesthetized first.
Comparions to other caskets
There are three types of casket - regular, ship and ancient. Regular caskets can be built anywhere but require a significant resource and research investment and occupants can only be released by another pawn. Ancient caskets are similar to regular but are freely available on most maps in Ancient shrines, requiring no investment, but they cannot be moved from where they are. This can make for inopportune positioning or require additional investment to protect them. Additionally, the ancient shrine must first be cleared of enemies including occasionally the current inhabitants of the caskets. Ship caskets are more expensive and significantly require more reaseach (10,800 pts more) than regular caskets, and also require a Ship structural beam to attach to, increasing the cost signficiantly (though, up to 8 caskets can share the same beam). However, they can be placed anywhere the beam can also be constructed and allow the pawn to eject themselves. This can be vital when the pawn is alone, or when there is nobody alive and mobile to release them. It also allows players to release enemies or animals at will, without pawn intervention.
|Cryptosleep casket||Built||Anywhere||Can only be opened by a hauler, using the 'Open' designator||180 + 5 + 4 + 1|
|Ship cryptosleep casket||Built||Must Connect to Ship Beam||Colonist may eject self|| 120 + 14 + 3 + 3|
(+ 200 + 40 + 3 + 1
per 8 caskets)
|Ancient cryptosleep casket||Found in Ancient shrines||Where found||Can only be opened by a hauler, using the 'Open' designator||None|