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This article is considered accurate for the current version (2.3) of the game.

An anomaly is represented by survey readings that deviate from what is normal. When a science ship surveys a celestial body it may identify an anomaly that needs further investigation. Anomalies have their own tab in the Situation Log.

When the investigation of an anomaly is complete, an event will pop up that can give various bonuses, such as research points, resources on a planet, or even a special project which requires further research investment to unlock benefits. Certain Ethics occasionally have additional options.

Each surveyed celestial body has a 5% chance of spawning an anomaly, which is increased by 0.5% for every surveyed planet with no anomaly before being reset. The Leader trait meticulous.png Meticulous trait also increases the chance of finding anomalies by 10%.

Level[edit]

To investigate an anomaly, a science ship with a scientist on board must be present at the celestial body where the anomaly is located. Investigating them takes time, which is determined by the level of the scientist minus the difficulty level of the anomaly. As such, anomalies of higher levels are often best left off until a skilled scientist can study them faster.

Level difference Investigation days
+9 (Inconsequential) 20
+8 (Inconsequential) 24
+7 (Trivial) 30
+6 (Trivial) 35
+5 (Very Easy) 45
+4 (Very Easy) 55
+3 (Easy) 65
+2 (Easy) 80
+1 (Routine) 100
0 (Routine) 120
Level difference Investigation days
-1 (Routine) 180
-2 (Challenging) 300
-3 (Challenging) 540
-4 (Hard) 720
-5 (Hard) 1080
-6 (Very Hard) 1440
-7 (Very Hard) 2160
-8 (Hellish) 2880
-9 (Hellish) 5760

Anomaly List[edit]

Each Anomaly except Ancient Signs of Life can only be found once.

Anomaly Level Outcomes Celestial body
Abandoned Station 3 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Alien Machine 3 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
An Asteroid, Carved 3 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Asteroid Collision 1 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Asteroid Waves 1 4 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Astonishing Asteroids 6 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Covered in Debris 3 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Crashed Ship 3 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Dimensional Disturbance 6 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Docking Hatch 3 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Dustbowl 1 3 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Energy Emissions 1 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Mind the Minerals 2 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Mineral Cluster 3 4 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Mystical 7 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Odd Readings 6 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Orbital Speed Demon 4 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Radiating Asteroid 7 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Spacecraft Remains 4 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Unknown Insides 3 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Unknown Origin 1 2 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Icy Plains 4 1 Planet arctic.png Arctic
Arid and Abandoned 6 1 Planet arid.png Arid
Arid Wastes 3 1 Planet arid.png Arid
Ancient Signs of Life 2 1 Planet barren.png Barren
Looking Down" 6 2 Planet barren.png Barren
On the Barren Plains 5 1 Planet barren.png Barren
Winking 5 1 Planet barren.png Barren
Continental Findings 1 3 Planet continental.png Continental
Anomaly Level Outcomes Celestial body
Buried in the Sand 4 2 Planet desert.png Desert
Desolate Sands 1 1 Planet desert.png Desert
Dunes 3 3 Planet desert.png Desert
Cold Hard Potential 3 4 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Cold Wastes 2 2 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Ice Lit 3 1 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Something Smells 2 1 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Minesweeper 2 1 Planet gaia.png Gaia
Paradise Anticipated 3 1 Planet gaia.png Gaia
Aerostat Structures 1 2 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Atmospheric Object 4 2 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Atmospheric Storms 1 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Cargo Pod 1 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Clouds Dance 1 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Gas Giant Ship 5 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Gas Giant Signal 5 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Ice Ice Giant 6 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Promising Moon 1 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Space Debris 1 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Terminal Orbit 5 1 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Heated Rhythm 2 1 Planet molten.png Molten
Drops in the Ocean 3 1 Planet ocean.png Ocean
Kaleidoscopic 2 1 Planet ocean.png Ocean
The Winter of the Fallen 3 1 Planet nuked.png Tomb
Impossible Organism 6 1 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Pigment Poison 7 1 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Poison-coated 2 1 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Signs of Former Habitation 1 2 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Toxic Construction 8 1 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Toxicity 3 1 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Anomaly Level Outcomes Celestial body
Among the Vines and Trees 3 1 Planet tropical.png Tropical
Scurrying 4 1 Planet tropical.png Tropical
Tropical Oddities 3 1 Planet tropical.png Tropical
Wooden Hegemony 3 1 Planet tropical.png Tropical
Possible Inhabitants 3 1 Any Dry Planet
Spotty Greenery 4 2 Any Wet Planet
Monoliths 3 1 Any Habitable Planet
Steamrolled 1 1 Any Habitable Planet
What Hums in the Night 5 2 Any Habitable Planet
Ancient Shipyard 4 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Asteroid in Orbit 1 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Atmospheric Anomaly 3 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Doppler Effect 3 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Life Signs 2 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Massive Impact 2 2 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Projecting 3 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Signs of Battle 4 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Solar Sailer 2 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Space Station 1 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Strange Mountain Formation 3 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Surface Beacon 1 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Surface Writing 2 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Unidentified Object 2 1 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Unusual Energy Readings 2 4 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Weak Signal 2 2 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Playful Ruins 3 1 Any Planet
Improbable Orbit 5 1 Any Star
Rainbow in the Dark 5 2 Black Hole.png Black Hole
Nuclear Wasteland 1 1 Planet nuked.png Earth

The following Anomalies require the Distant Stars.png Distant Stars DLC and have only one possible outcome.

Anomaly Level Celestial body
Alien Machine 3 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Armed Vessel 3 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Secret Heart 5 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Unscannable Object 1 Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Waterless Canyons 1 Planet barren.png Barren
Gray Goo 4 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Inconsistent Readings 1 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Metallic Crystal Formations 2 Planet frozen.png Frozen
Alien Activity 3 Planet gaia.png Gaia
Familiar Compounds 2 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Movement in the Clouds 2 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Solid Core 3 Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
Volcanic Vents 1 Planet molten.png Molten
Deep Tunnels 1 Planet ocean.png Ocean
Impenetrable Clouds 1 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Mysterious Construct 5 Planet toxic.png Toxic
Fleet Signatures 4 Black Hole.png Black Hole
Heavy Pulse 2 F Star.png Class F Star
Anomaly Level Celestial body
42 Years and 3 Days 3 Any Habitable Planet
Abandoned Settlements 4 Any Habitable Planet
Alien Life 3 Any Habitable Planet
Attractive Magnetism 1 Any Habitable Planet
Bizarre Blanket 1 Any Habitable Planet
Corrupt Survey Data 4 Any Habitable Planet
Isolated Ruin 2 Any Habitable Planet
Megaflora 1 Any Habitable Planet
Resonant Crystals 1 Any Habitable Planet
Overgrown Ruins 6 Any Habitable Planet
Peculiar Patterns 3 Any Habitable Planet
Deep Caverns 7 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Webwork 2 Any Uninhabitable Planet
Silent Behemoth 2 Any Uninhabitable Moon
Unusual Moon 3 Any Uninhabitable Moon
Encrypted Transmission 2 Any Planet
Supply Ship Wreckage 2 Any Planet
Interference 1 Any Star
Irregular Energy Emissions 4 Any Star

Pioneer 11[edit]

If the Sol system is present in the galaxy a random Asteroid might reveal a level 3 Debris Field Anomaly. Investigating it will discover the Pioneer 11 probe. If the empire is human it will gain 40-100 Influence.png Influence. If the empire is alien on the other hand it will bring the following options:

  • Decipher the data disk and gain 120-250 Engineering Research Engineering Research while the science ship leader gains 200 Experience. The location of the Sol system is added to the situation log. Entering the system will grant 80-175 Influence.png Influence.
  • Sell the data disk and gain 120-250 Engineering Research Engineering Research.
  • Use the data disk as furniture and gain 40-100 Influence.png Influence if Xenophobe.png Xenophobe or Fanatic Xenophobe.png Fanatic Xenophobe.

Precursors[edit]

First League anomaly

The Precursors are long dead galactic empires predating even the fallen empires and the curators. Their ruins are scattered across the galaxy for the player to find via anomalies. Precursor anomalies grant a special project which once investigated grants a moderate amounts of Engineering Research Engineering, Physics Research Physics or Society Research Society research as well as a precursor artifact. 6 artifacts are required to reveal the location of a precursor's home system.

If every precursor anomaly has been investigated but no empire managed to collect 6 artifacts a random event can trigger every 20 years and add another precursor anomaly on one of the previously investigated planets. The time is lowered to 13.3 years for Gestalt consciousness.png Gestalt Consciousness empires.

AI empires can also sell a discovered artifact to Player empires for 1000 Energy Credits.png Energy. If the Player empire has the Civic warrior culture.png Warrior Culture civic it can threaten the AI empire to surrender it for free, the success rate depending entirely on both empires' Relative Power. Empires that hold a Protective, Friendly or Loyal attitude will offer the artifact for free instead of asking for payment. Each AI Empire will only offer an artifact once.

The Ancient Relics.png Ancient Relics DLC adds two more precursors that are discovered via Archaeology Sites instead of anomalies.

There have been 7 precursor civilizations:

Precursor civilization Homeworld Homeworld reward Home system deposits Ancient Relics.png Secrets special project cost Ancient Relics.png Secrets special project rewards DLC
Cybrex Planet ringworld.png Ruined Ring World
  • Unity.png 240-9999 Unity
  • Engineering Research 350-2000 Engineering research
  • Energy Credits.png 350-2000 Energy
  • Ancient Relics.pngMinor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor Artifacts
  • Ancient Relics.pngR war forge.png Cybrex War Forge Relic
  • Ancient Relics.png Secrets of the Cybrex artifact action
None Engineering Research 12000 Engineering research Mod megastructure build speed.png +10% Megastructure Build Speed None
First League Planet nuked.png Fen Habbanis III
  • Unity.png 240-9999 Unity
  • Society Research 350-2000 Society research
  • Influence.png 150-300 Influence
  • Ancient Relics.pngMinor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor Artifacts
  • Ancient Relics.png Secrets of the First League artifact action
  • Research.png 10 of all research resources
  • Minerals.png 10 Minerals
  • Energy Credits.png 10 Energy
Engineering Research 6000 Engineering research
  • Research speed (Engineering) +15% Industry Research Speed
  • Mod planet building build speed mult.png +10% Planet Build Speed
None
Irassian Concordat Planet barren cold.png Irassia
  • Unity.png 240-9999 Unity
  • Physics Research 350-2000 Physics research
  • Minerals.png 350-2000 Minerals
  • Ancient Relics.pngMinor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor Artifacts
  • Ancient Relics.pngR pox sample.png Javorian Pox Sample Relic
  • Ancient Relics.png Secrets of the Irassians artifact action
  • Research.png 10 of all research resources
  • Alloys.png 5 Alloys
  • Exotic gases.png 5 Exotic Gases
Society Research 3000 Society research
  • Research speed (society) +20% Biology Research Speed
  • Mod pop growth req.png +5% Pop Growth Speed
None
Vultaum Star Assembly Planet barren.png Vultaumar Prime
  • Unity.png 240-9999 Unity
  • Engineering Research 250-1500 Engineering research
  • Physics Research 250-1500 Physics research
  • Society Research 250-1500 Society research
  • Ancient Relics.pngMinor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor Artifacts
  • Ancient Relics.pngR orb insight.png Vultaum Reality Perforator Relic
  • Ancient Relics.png Secrets of the Vultaum artifact action
  • Research.png 10 of all research resources
  • Energy Credits.png 10 Energy
  • Alloys.png 5 Alloys
  • Exotic gases.png 5 Exotic Gases
Physics Research 3000 Physics research
  • Research speed (Physics) +15% Computing Research Speed
  • Amenities.png +10% Amenities
None
Yuht Empire Planet barren.png Yuthaan Majoris
  • Unity.png 240-9999 Unity
  • Energy Credits.png 350-2000 Energy
  • Minerals.png 350-2000 Minerals
  • Ancient Relics.pngMinor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor Artifacts
  • Ancient Relics.pngR cryo core.png Yuht Cryo Core Relic
  • Ancient Relics.png Secrets of the Yuht artifact action
  • Research.png 10 of all research resources
  • Minerals.png 10 Minerals
  • Energy Credits.png 10 Energy
  • Alloys.png 5 Alloys
  • Exotic gases.png 5 Exotic Gases
Society Research 3000 Society research Decision animal wildlife.png Initiate Yuht Cleansing Process Decision None
Baol Planet nuked.png Grunur
  • R baol.png The Last Baol Relic
  • Secrets of the Baol artifact action
None Society Research 3000 Society research Mod country terraforming cost.png -15% Terraforming Cost Ancient Relics.png
Zroni Planet shroud.png Zron Prime
  • R zro crystal.png Psionic Archive Relic
  • Secrets of the Zroni artifact action
Zro.png 5 Zro Society Research 6000 Society research Research speed (society) +10% Psionics Research Speed Ancient Relics.png

Archaeological sites[edit]

Archaeological Sites are areas where remains on ancient civilizations have been preserved relatively intact. That can be discovered on survey, generated at game start or discovered a few years after a planet is colonized. A site can have 1-6 Chapters in addition to an introduction Chapter. Each Chapter has its own narrative and rewards and has to be unlocked before it becomes visible.

Chapters are unlocked via Excavation. As long as an Archaeological Site is within an empire's borders that empire can task a Science Ship to excavate the side. The duration of an Excavation is determined by the Archaeological Site's Difficulty rating and can be reduced by -25% if the Scientist on the Science Ship has the Leader trait archaeologist.png Archaeologist trait. As the Scientist goes through excavations, it will roll a dice and add modifiers to the result, with the following formula: Result = dice roll + archaeology skill + clues − difficulty. Additional events can also trigger at the end of each excavation.

Site Chapter 1 rewards Chapter 2 rewards Chapter 3 rewards Chapter 4 rewards Chapter 5 rewards Chapter 6 rewards Requirements
Ancient Battle Site No.png
  • Menu icon technology.png Random Technology
  • Research.png 300-1000 Research
  • Minor artifacts large.png 5-10 Minor artifacts
No.png No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Strange Asteroid No.png
  • Menu icon technology.png Random Technology
  • Research.png 300-1000 Research
  • Minor artifacts large.png 5-10 Minor artifacts
No.png No.png No.png No.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Moon Bump Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Research.png 120-350 research No.png No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Trench World Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Technology No.png No.png No.png No.png Planet barren.png Barren
Beautiful Bubble Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Society Research 150-500 Society research No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Beneath the Waves Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • New Worlds.png Random New Worlds Technology unlocked
  • Society Research 150-500 Society research if all techs are researched
No.png No.png No.png Planet ocean.png Ocean
Get to the Bottom Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • New Worlds.png Random New Worlds Technology unlocked
  • Society Research 150-500 Society research if all techs are researched
No.png No.png No.png Planet ocean.png Ocean
City of Bones Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Society Research 150-500 Society research
  • Decision resources.png Deploy Tissue Growth Stimulants decision
  • Decision resources.pngAuth machine intelligence.png Construct Explosive Fungiform Housing Units decision
No.png No.png No.png Dry planet
Déjà Vu Dig Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Technology No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Hole in the Ground Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Technology No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Strange Flows Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Technology No.png No.png No.png Planet molten.png Molten
Too Angled Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Technology No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Dotted Archipelago Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Society Technology No.png No.png No.png Planet ocean.png Ocean
Get Inside Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Society Technology No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Frozen Complex Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Tech plasma 2.png Plasma Accelerators technology
  • Society Research 120-350 Society research if already researched
No.png No.png No.png Planet frozen.png Frozen
Subterranean Hollows Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Tech colonization 3.png Hostile Environment Adaptation technology
  • Society Research 500 Society if already researched
No.png No.png No.png Habitable planet
Mutant Fossils Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts D metal boneyard.png Mutation Vats Planetary Feature No.png No.png No.png Planet nuked.png Tomb
Robot Debris Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 5-10 Minor artifacts
  • Engineering Research 300-1000 Engineering research
No.png No.png No.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Target from Orbit Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Research.png 150-500 research No.png No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Any Other Rock Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Unity.png Permanent +5% Unity empire modifier No.png No.png Planet molten.png Molten
Anyone Home? Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Menu icon technology.png Random Society Technology No.png No.png Uninhabitable planet
Asteroid Blast Door Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 50-100 Minor artifacts No.png No.png Planet asteroid.png Asteroid
Gas Giant Structure Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 6-10 Minor artifacts
  • Energy Credits.png 4000 Energy
No.png No.png Planet gas giant.png Gas Giant
The Echoes Inside Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Society Research 150-500 Society research No.png No.png Planet barren.png Barren
Fossilized Remains Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor artifacts
  • R ancient sword.png Blade of the Huntress Relic
No.png Colony
Kleptomaniac Rats Minor artifacts large.png 6-10 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 6-10 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 6-10 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 6-10 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor artifacts
  • Job purge.png Shard Leviathan awakens
No.png Planet nuked.png Relic
Whispers in the Stone Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor artifacts
  • Rare crystals.png 500 Rare Crystals
No.png
  • Colony
  • District mining.png Mining District
Ancient Tomb Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor artifacts
  • R severed head.png Head of Zarqlan Relic
  • Mid-Game
  • Uninhabitable planet
  • Fallen Empire exists
Crashed Starship Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor artifacts Uninhabitable planet
The Grand Herald Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Menu icon fleet manager.png Titan (25-75% damaged)
Planet arid.pngPlanet desert.pngPlanet savannah.png Dry planet

Precursor sites[edit]

Precursor Archaeology Sites are visible only to the empire that starts the event chain and are used to advance the Baol and Zroni event chains.

Precursor Site Chapter 1 rewards Chapter 2 rewards Chapter 3 rewards Chapter 4 rewards Chapter 5 rewards
Baol Grunur Ruins Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Feature.png The Barren site location
No.png No.png No.png
The Barren Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Feature.png The Shattered site location
No.png No.png
The Shattered Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Feature.png The Silenced site location
No.png
The Silenced Minor artifacts large.png 5 Minor artifacts
  • Minor artifacts large.png 6-10 Minor artifacts
  • Feature.png Grunur system location
No.png No.png No.png
Zroni Abandoned Colony Ruins Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts No.png
  • Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Society Research 150-500 Society research
  • Tech psionic theory.png Psionic Theory technology unlocked if not Gestalt consciousness.png Gestalt Consciousness
  • Feature.png Zroni Minor Colony site location
No.png No.png
Zroni Minor Colony No.png
  • Minor artifacts large.png 1-5 Minor artifacts
  • Feature.png Zroni Major Colony site location
No.png No.png No.png
Zroni Major Colony No.png No.png
  • Minor artifacts large.png 6-10 Minor artifacts
  • Feature.png Zron system location
No.png No.png
Zron No.png No.png No.png No.png
  • Minor artifacts large.png 10-30 Minor artifacts
  • R zro crystal.png Psionic Archive relic

Excavation events[edit]

If at the end of an Excavation phase the result is not high enough to grant a Clue or finish the Chapter then one of the following events may happen:

  • Science Ship Scientist dies, -2 Clues
  • Archaeology team members die, -1 Clues
  • A dangerous situation is avoided, +3 Clues
  • Choice to pay 100 Energy Credits.png Energy to get +3 Clues or do nothing and get -2 Clues

Media coverage[edit]

A number of anomaly events can be solved in ways that will impact an empire's media views on the empire if not Gestalt consciousness.png Gestalt Consciousness. Such outcomes bring a Mod pop happiness.png Happiness modifier for 10 years.

Media Coverage modifier Happiness
Extremely Positive +40%
Very Positive +25%
Positive +10%
Negative -10%
Very Negative -20%
Extremely Negative -30%
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