Endless possibilities to match a vast galaxy! The Galaxy on Fire™ universe is huge, and the elements contained within too many to mention. What falls under the category of "Miscellaneous" is what we simply can't fit in a brief introduction. Of what is known of this vast place, there are many things as yet to be encountered, and you should keep close to the action unless you are stricken with space madness from gazing too much on the infinite.
The few things we do list are just a taste of what is contained in the known spheres of the factionous galaxy. The below listed samples of equipment, commodities and blueprints are frequently encountered objects to keep you grounded in the story and reduce the risk that you will become lost in the expanse of space.
Ship enhancements are used to kit out your vessel for its optimal execution of its purpose. Armour, boosters and thrusters increase your ship's performance. Scanners and improved mining drills make your job at harvesting resources or identifying threats much easier. Compressors optimize cargo hold space by reducing the mass of stored goods. Cloaks, shields and tractor beams can be used in a plethora of situations, from infiltration to salvaging.
The blueprints for this incredibly powerful and accurate drill can be purchased from its designer, Gunant Breh, on the Var Hastra station. Finally there is a tool that reduces the risk of damage and makes the extraction of resources in asteroid fields a doddle.
This newest upgrade in the Ketar Repair Bot range is the peak of AI technology in service robotics. The KRB 2 acts with total commitment and diligence in the care and upkeep of its adopted vessel. Only available in the Valkyrie™ expansion, it is a vital addition to your inventory for extra-long hauls.
The Khador Drive is the latest invention from Deep Science, named for its discoverer, the enigmatic Grey who has worked tirelessly to change the way space travel is made. This amazing new onboard hyperdrive eliminates the need for jumpgates to travel between systems, and if put into mass production could indeed change the political boundaries of space.
Its assembly, however, requires a large number of Voids crystals, only to be found in the Voids system, a perilous undertaking to harvest. The blueprints are only available from the inventor.
Shooting down a pirate is only half as much fun if you cannot pick up his valuable cargo afterwards, but have to watch it float away in space, because you are too busy fighting off your recent victim’s grumpy fellows. With auto-aim, no lock-time and a 360° operating range, the Octopus is a must-have for every serious pirate hunter out there, enabling you to fully concentrate on the hazardous dog fights while the loot is picked up automatically.
Since the devastating gamma rays set free by the supernova cause severe damage to the shield and hull of every ship that is exposed to them for a longer amount of time, pilots roaming the affected systems are recommended to install a special gamma shield before they get anywhere near the dying star’s gamma-poisoned area of influence. These gamma shields come in different versions, the most effective of which cannot be bought but have to be complied from a blueprint.
Commodities are the kind of bric-a-brac that can be found or produced cheap in one system and sold for a fortune in another. Indeed, what is vile excrement to one species can be snuff worth its weight in gold to another!
With its catchy jingle and ubiquitous logo, Union Beer is the galaxy's biggest selling light beverage. Such is the popularity and abundance of this product in some systems that it is cheaper, and more widely consumed, than water. A Union Beer drought can be catastrophic, resulting in social disorder or even government collapse.
These hard-to-come-by cores are the base resource for many constructed models from blueprints. They can be mined or traded, but the fluctuation in prices can be intense, due to their rarity and importance.
Ever wanted to take your very own Keith T. Maxwell home and cuddle him all night long? Well now you can with this scaled to dimension real-life Keith T. Maxwell collector's edition talking doll. Just pulling on the string on his back makes him repeat some of his classiest lines, such as:
"Take me home if you need a cure for that sleeping problem of yours..."
"Did I ever tell you I was a cunning linguist?"
"Don't worry, I won't bite... unless you want me to."
"I'd wrestle a Rhinocitroll just for you..."
The galaxy is full of interesting animals and the further AI technics, neuro-robotics and cyber-organics proceed, the deeper certain “collectors” are willing to dig into their pockets to add a living, breathing creature of flesh and blood to their private space zoo… but keep in mind! If you’re going to lock a Rhinocitroll up in your cargo bay, it surely won’t hurt to invest a few extra credits into a titanium-reinforced container to make sure your ship’s walls aren't all bent and dented when you reach your destination.
Gas Plasma is both valuable and hard-to-get. In order to locate the cosmic vapours from which it is extracted, the pilot needs to make use of a spectral filter and in order to collect it, he needs to condense these gas clouds with the aid of a special ionization missile. Once the rare and extreme short-lived plasma is formed, it can be absorbed with a special plasma collector, which can be mounted on the ship’s turret pod.
Blueprints can be bought from some shady characters (ask in the space lounges) for sometimes very high prices. Following blueprint "recipes", it is possible to construct unique weapons or items to give you extreme advantage in battle. Be prepared, however, for a long slog with gathering the required resources!