Dense Biozone

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Dense Biozone
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Details
Rock Hardness 2 (Medium)
Crafting
Materials
Bismor Bismor (Abundant)
Umanite Umanite (Scarce)
Unique Hazard(s) Ejector Cactus, Cave Urchin
Unique Enemy Type(s) Naedocyte Shocker
Whoever said plant life needs access to sunlight has obviously never visited Hoxxes. This region is dominated by what can best be described as a subterranean rainforest - masses of writhing, (mostly carnivorous) plant life, producing entire microcosms of life deep within the crust of the planet. Tread with care.
~ Ingame description

The Dense Biozone is one of the biomes of Hoxxes IV, located in the south-west of the planet. The Dense Biozone is a large and remote biotope; housing many different and unique species of plants and creatures. They have some of the largest rooms in the game. The walls are covered with small green blossoms which glow in the dark, but emit no actual light. The rock making up the caves is durable, meaning it takes two hits for it to give way.

Hazards[edit | edit source]

The biome-specific hazards for the Dense Biozone are tall ejector cacti, which shoot out spiked projectiles in multiple directions at once, and small, spheroid cave urchins which can be found primarily on the ground. Both hazards can deal damage to the Player and other Creatures. If proper caution is taken, these hazards can be destroyed safely, however.

The Dense Biozone also has white Explosive Plants, which explode violently when sufficiently damaged. These explosions are able to trigger other nearby plants, which can then cause a deadly chain-reaction. These however are not entirely unique to the Dense Biozone, as the same explosive plants are located in other biomes, albeit with a different color.

Enemies[edit | edit source]

All enemies can be encountered in the Dense Biozone. Spitball Infectors are encountered more than in any other biome,[citation needed] Cave Leeches are quite common, and Glyphid Dreadnoughts can be encountered in Elimination missions, like in every other biome. Naedocyte Shockers are exclusive to Dense Biozone and Glacial Strata.

Biome Features[edit | edit source]

The Dense Biozone houses several different types of vegetation, such as various grasses growing on the floors and Elevator Plants, along with the hazardous Ejector Cacti mentioned above.

Item Type Description
Functional
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Elevator Plant
Supportive Large plants capable of moving Dwarves up or down when stepped on, or when the glowing bulb on the plant is damaged.
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Glowlit
Supportive Once approached, it will open up with a glowing purple bulb lighting up a small area.
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Exploding Plant
Hazardous/Supportive Glowing plants of varying size that explode violently when damaged. The larger the plant, the less damage needed to detonate it and the larger the explosion.

Different color to the explosive plants found in the Magma Core and Fungus Bogs, but functionally identical.

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Ejector Cacti
Hazardous Plants that launch spiked projectiles in many directions at once, capable of damaging Dwarves, enemies, and detonating Exploding Plants.
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Spider Web
Hazardous Temporarily slows down and impairs the vision of any players running into it, can be burnt with a Flamethrower.
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Glyphid Eggs
Hazardous Glyphid Swarmers burst out if an egg is damaged. Random chance all the nearby eggs will burst as well.
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Cave Urchin
Hazardous Small spiky cactus-like plants which damages any dwarves that come into contact with it.
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Spiky Plant
Hazardous An egg shaped plant with many small holes around it. When attacked or approached spikes will shoot out of each hole and retract.
Vegetation
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Coral Tongue
Neutral Small cyan colored tentacles which aimlessly wiggle around.
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Glowing Flora
Neutral Tiny green flora that glows in the dark, which can assist with cave navigation.
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Cave Coral
Neutral Large coral formations often found in large caves.

Ores[edit | edit source]

As with every biome, some of the ores which can be found in the Dense Biozone are determined by the mission type, such as Morkite, Aquarq or Hollomite. The crafting materials found in the Dense Biozone are Bismor Bismor and Umanite Umanite, with Bismor being abundant and Umanite being scarce.