Relics are very powerful artifacts and trophies that an empire can collect if they defeat a crisis or own the required DLC. Every Relic has a passive effect as well as a powerful Triumph effect that requires resources. All Relics have a Triumph cooldown during which no other relic can be activated. Most relics have a cooldown of 10 years, but some (e.g. the Cybrex War Forge and the Surveyor) have a shorter cooldown.
Relics give large amounts of score, which can tip the balance in games with victory enabled. The Relics Collected score for empires in the victory tab can be used to deduce which empire has relics.
Relic list[edit source]
Minor Artifacts[edit source]
|Available only with the Ancient Relics DLC enabled.|
Minor Artifacts represent small artifacts left behind by ancient civilizations. Unlike all other resources they are not gained passively at the end of each month but rather have to be found. Minor Artifacts are used in artifact actions and decisions. If the MegaCorp DLC is installed they can also be used to upgrade a Mega Art Installation past its final stage.
|Sell to Private Collectors||100-500 Energy Credits||1||Gestalt Consciousness|
|Celebrate Diversity|| 100-500 Unity
+50% Xenophile Ethic attraction for 10 years
|Proclaim Religious Revelation|| 100-500 Unity
+50% Spiritualist Ethic attraction for 10 years
|Proclaim Superiority|| 40-100 Influence
+50% Xenophobe Ethic attraction for 10 years
|Reverse-Engineer Arcane Technology||Random reward:
||5||Arcane Deciphering technology||720|
|Discover precursor insight||Precursor Insight special project on a random surveyed planet||25||Discovered precursor empire||3600|
|Secrets of the Baol||Delve into the Secrets of the Baol Special Project||50||Surveyed Grunur||One use only|
|Secrets of the Cybrex||Delve into the Secrets of the Cybrex Special Project||50||Surveyed the Cybrex Ring World||One use only|
|Secrets of the Irassians||Delve into the Secrets of the Irassians Special Project||50||Surveyed Irassia||One use only|
|Secrets of the Vultaum||Delve into the Secrets of the Vultaum Special Project||50||Surveyed Vultaumar Prime||One use only|
|Secrets of the Yuht||Delve into the Secrets of the Yuht Special Project||50||Surveyed Yuthaan Majoris||One use only|
|Secrets of the Zroni||Delve into the Secrets of the Zroni Special Project||50||Surveyed Zron Prime||One use only|
|Secrets of the First League||Delve into the Secrets of the First League Special Project||50||Cleared a Ruined Arcology Blocker on Fen Habbanis III||One use only|
|Discover L-Gate Insight||+1 L-Gate Insight||50||Distant Stars DLC||3600|
Researching the Arcane Deciphering technology also grants access to two Artifact Actions to find military or peaceful applications. Both actions cost 5 Minor Artifacts, have a cooldown of 900 days and allow the choosing of an empire modifier that lasts for 5 years depending on the empire Authority.