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Impossible Organism is an anomaly event chain triggered by investigating the anomaly with the same name that can appear on toxic worlds. The event chain is highly beneficial if completed as it adds a permanent free trait to the main species. The event chain has the potential of creating a friendly or hostile empire on the galactic stage upon its conclusion.
The surprising life readings from [anomaly planet name] have been attributed to a small organism of exceeding tenacity. The [science ship name]'s crew is unsure how to classify the lifeform, but its ability to survive, seemingly without any sustenance, is truly astonishing. Considering the planet's age, it is not impossible that the organism has been fighting its habitat's toxicity for millennia, though this is an educated guess at best.
Science Officer [science ship scientist] has requested permission to retrieve samples of the unknown organism, so that it may be studied.
|Trigger conditions||Is triggered only by
Investigating the Impossible Organism anomaly
Very well, sample it.
No. Study it from afar.
Studies of the mysterious lifeform are progressing well. The scientific community is amazed by its potential for growth. It is already visible to the naked eye and responds to stimuli, and appears able to absorb energy and nutrition from nearly anything, organic or not.
Alas, its genetic, cellular, and biochemical processes remain beyond our understanding.
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Finishing the Impossible Organism special project
We should continue to study it.
This alien is too dangerous.
After recent breakthroughs, the strange lifeform is no longer a complete mystery! The scientific community on [capital name] are abuzz with the news.
The organism has been classified as a fungoid - partly explaining its ability to absorb molecules for nutrition. It has grown immensely, now the size of a newborn [main species name], and appears both inquisitive and intelligent. Thankfully, it has thus far shown no signs of aggression.
The scientists believe the next step to be attempts at communication, though it may be months before any progress is made on this front.
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Finishing the Impossible Organism: Continuation special project
Proceed with the communication attempts.
This has gone far too long...Airlock the specimen.
Impossible Fungoid: First Words
The small fungoid has recently begun to vocalize!
Its first words were a guttural "nivlac." Incoherent, but ardently repeated. And so the scientists have proudly named the fungoid Nivlac. Since then its language has developed at a spectacular rate and it's now able to successfully convey the seven primary emotions - and does so often to its own spawn. It reproduces - by spreading its spores - as a matter of routine, and the laboratory will soon be insufficient to house the fungoids.
The Nivlac still has not shown any signs of aggression.
Impossible Organism: The Nivlac
The alien lifeform once discovered on the toxic planet [anomaly planet name], and later fired into deep space after being deemed too dangerous, appears to have made planetfall on [planet name] some time thereafter.
It not only survived the impact, but has since managed to make a home of its new planet. It has prospered, grown, and subdivided into a small population, to the point of becoming a spacefaring species in and of itself.
They call themselves Nivlac, and unfortunately appear to recall our earlier disregard for their survival.
Our scientists are pleased to report that the Nivlac's relocation to a suitable planet was a great success.
Since the young fungoid's arrival at [planet name], it is apparent that its explosive growth has continued. It has established itself as a small people, and recently even developed FTL technology - undoubtedly aided by the technology we left behind.
We shall eagerly continue to watch their development.
[main species name] and Nivlac
The integration of the fungoid Nivlac into [empire adjective] society is underway.
The interactions between Nivlacs and [main species plural] continue to be positive, and our species appear to be headed down a promising road together.