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Commodities

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Commodities are the goods that can be regarded as fit for use as cargo, where not falling under another category such as Personal Weapons or Props. They are used in 'recipes' by the Dynamic Economy system.

Natural Commodities

Gas

A Substance that when under standard pressure has vast distance between particles with weaker inter-molecular bonds than other phases of matter.

Ammonia (no description in-game)
Anti-Hydrogen The antimatter counterpart of hydrogen. Contains one positron and one anti-proton
Argon Chemically inert under most conditions, argon is an odorless, colorless gas that is as soluble in water as oxygen. Appears lilac in a discharge tube.
Helium An inert noble gas that is colorless, tasteless, and non-toxic. The second most abundant element in the universe. Produced within stars during the nuclear fusion of hydrogen.
Hydrogen The most abundant element in the universe. The building block of stars. Highly flammable in its pure form.
Krypton A colorless, tasteless noble gas that appears white in a discharge tube. One of the products of uranium fission.
Methane A highly flammable gas composed of carbon and hydrogen. It is colorless and odorless in its natural state.
Nitrogen A low-density, diatomic gas with no color or odor in its natural state. A necessary element in human respiration.
Oxygen The third most abundant element in the universe, oxygen is a highly reactive chalcogen gas that readily forms oxides with other materials.
Partillium (no description in-game)
Tritium (no description in-game)
Xenon A dense, odorless, colorless noble gas that is generally unreactive. Exhibits a bluish glow when excited by electrical discharge.

Halogen

Astatine A dangerously radioactive, highly unstable halogen. Some of its isotopes have half-lives of one second or less.
Chlorine A light gas with a high electron affinity and a yellow-green tone at room temperature. One of the halogens.
Fluorine A toxic and highly reactive gas that appears pale yellow in its natural state. Very easily forms compounds with almost all other elements.
Iodine The heaviest stable halogen. Sublimes from a purple-black metallic solid into a violet gas.

Metal

A solid material that is typically shiny and opaque and possesses good electrical and thermal conductivity.

Agricium A rare and valuable silvery metal with a blue-green sheen. Malleable, ductile, and largely non-reactive.
Aluminium A chemically reactive, gray metal that is malleable, lightweight, ductile, strong, and resistant to corrosion. Capable of superconductivity.
Cobalt (no description in-game)
Copper
Copper (Ore)
A soft red-orange colored metal with high conductivity. Prone to oxidation unless properly treated.
Eriesium An actinide element that is extremely rare in the UEE, eriesium is theorized to be an incredible power source if harnessed properly, but can also be deadly in its refined state.
Europium The most reactive of the rare earth metals. Europium compounds are often phosphorescent.
Gold
Gold (Ore)
A commonly found ductile metal favored for its conductivity. Though it falls in and out of fashion, it is often used for decorative purposes as well.
Jahlium This naturally occurring metal has found use in several industrial applications and in the production of steel alloys that were favored during 28th century space station construction.
Lithium A soft metal with a silvery-white hue. In its natural state, it is highly reactive. Tarnishes quickly when exposed to air.
Magnesium An alkaline earth metal with a low melting point. Produced within giant, aging stars, it is ninth most abundant element in the universe.
Mercury (no description in-game)
Neodymium A reactive lanthanide that quickly oxidizes in air, forming layers of tarnish that can be readily peeled.
Polonium A volatile, highly radioactive metal with no stable isotopes. It has a half-life of around 138 days.
Potassium (no description in-game)
Praseodymium A malleable and ductile rare earth metal. Highly reactive. Pure praseodymium develops a green coat upon oxidizing.
Rubidium A slightly radioactive metal containing an isotope with a half-life of 49 billion years. Ductile and soft.
Silicon A strong and brittle element with good thermal conductivity. Crystallizes in a diamond form.
Sodium Soft, shiny and silvery-white, the highly reactive sodium cannot be found as a native metal. It must be extracted from compounds.
Thorium A naturally occurring, weakly radioactive metal. Easily forms alloys with other metals. When exposed to oxygen, its silvery surface turns black.
Titanium
Titanium (Ore)
This silver-colored chemical element is excellent at producing strong, lightweight alloys.
Tungsten
Tungsten (Ore)
Used in many different alloys, tungsten in its pure form becomes malleable while maintaining its hardness.
Uranium Once enriched, radioactive uranium is commonly used in energy production. Though once depleted, its hardness lends itself to structural uses like plating.

Mineral

Naturally occurring abiogenic compounds that are typically crystalline in nature with an ordered atomic arrangement.

Aphorite Harvestable - Decorative jewel crystal prized for its multi-hued tones. Obtained from FPS Mining. Relatively low Instability. Purple.
Beryl
Beryl (Raw)
A mineral that creates natural hexagonal crystals. Colorless in its pure form, its impure forms include the gems emerald and aquamarine.
Bexalite
Bexalite (Raw)
This mineral harvested from worlds with no natural magnetic core, has found widespread use in electrical systems.
Corundum
Corundum (Raw)
The crystalline form of aluminum oxide. Used as a gem. Varieties include ruby, sapphire, and padparadscha.
Diamond
Diamond (Raw)
An allotrope of the element carbon, diamonds form over billions of years under high heat and pressure. Extremely hard and thermally conductive.
Dolivine
Dolivine (Raw)
Harvestable - A dull green gemstone that is used decoratively but also can be used for industrial purposes thanks to its resistance to weathering and high density. Obtained from FPS Mining. Relatively high Instability.
Hadanite
Hadanite (Raw)
Harvestable - A crystal oscillator sought out for it's extremely high frequency of vibration which makes it useful in various applications. Obtained from FPS Mining. Yellow.
Hephaestanite
Hephaestanite (Raw)
Found often near volcanic outcroppings, this mineral is commonly used for a thermal insulator.
Laranite
Laranite (Raw)
A somewhat radioactive, crystalline gemstone. Black with streaks of dark red, it can only be used as jewelry if shielded.
Quartz
Quartz (Raw)
A chiral crystal composed of silicon and oxygen that can be found in a wide variety of forms and colors.
Taranite
Taranite (Raw)
Extremely conductive, this mineral was first discovered when a researcher noticed a breed of electrosensitive hermit crab using pieces of it to form its shell.

Natural

This category consists of biological materials related to Flora and Fauna. As of 3.7, all of these commodities are Harvestables.

Name Description NDR HEI Effects
Amioshi Plague Not nearly as ominous as its name, the amioshi plague is an invasive lichen that grows in the cracks of rocks.
Blue Bilva The Blue Bilva is known for its distinctive rich flavor; which is highly astringent, aromatic and very high in fructose. The fruit can also be identified by its slightly pointed, ovoid shape, and dark blue to indigo skin. The fibrous flesh of the bilva clings firmly to its large stone which is so hard that it can only be cracked through mechanical means. It takes about 11 months to ripen on the tree. It is commonly eaten dried or turned into brandy. 23 10 Hydrating, Energizing
Decari Pod A large spore pod harvested from the decari that can be collected and used as a food source. However, the decari pod cannot be consumed directly. It must have its thick out layer and spiny filaments removed, and the fibrous hymenium cooked for a long time before it can be safely digested by Humans.
Degnous Root Degnous root is a macroalgae that was discovered in the shallow coastlines of Prime in Terra. Although it is often used for cooking, Degnous can be most commonly be found in medical products thanks to its unique blend of nutrients.
Golden Medmon Grown in temperate climates on the Maru Ebony Tree, olden medmons are left to fall off the tree when ripe and collected. 39 19 Energizing, Hydrating
Heart of the Woods This fungus produces fleshy deep-red caps that grow in a pattern resembling a internal structure of a heart. Found in cold climates, it typically grows on trees and decaying logs. Not yet successfully cultivated commercially, this deep flavored mushroom is prized by epicureans across the 'verse and can fetch a high price in the right markets. It does contain a mild toxin that is destroyed when cooked, so consuming raw should be avoided. 31 Toxic
Jumping Limes Grows on a cactus in the deserts of Yar (Centauri II). A local variant that developed naturally after terraformation was complete, the spiny fruit start off purple and turn green when they are ripe. They acquired their name because of the ease in which they fall off the cactus and attach themselves to clothing and skin, as if they "jumped" there. The leathery, barbed skin must be peeled back to reveal the juicy flesh of the interior. The taste is sweet, extremely tart and astringent. Locals warn that if you become lost in the dessert you should be careful using jumping limes for hydration as they can make you feel even more thirsty. 9 6 Dehydrating
Lunes (Spiral Fruit) The Lunes is a deciduous tree native to the warmer areas of Osha in Kilian system. It bears an edible fruit known as a Lunes fruit or a Spiral Fruit based on the circular ridges that can form once the fruit begins to ripen. The fruit’s skin is covered with a short fuzz that is generally removed before consumption. When ripe, the Lunes is a very sweet and juicy flavor and have become a very popular summer delicacy, commonly found in ice cream and other desserts. 23 10 Hydrating
Oza A hybrid citrus first grown in Croshaw, it's hardiness, ease of transport, and juice yield has seen it rapidly spread across the Empire. It features thick, bumpy dark green skin, bright orange flesh ribbed with heavy pithing, and no seeds. Tart, sweet and bitter, the taste of Oza often described as being a combination of all the other citrus types rolled into one fruit. Difficult to peel and fibrous, its pulp is not often eaten. Typically it is split open and sucked on, its flesh being discarded. It is also popularly used in many cocktail recipes. 9 7 Hydrating
Pitambu The skin of the pitambu is thin and waxy and easily peeled away using its green leaf-like growths. 25 10 Hydrating, Hypo-Metabolic, Immune Boosting
Prota A resilient slime mold that can form in extremely corrosive environments and pressure, prota secretes a strong adhesive that can be distilled into a commercial-grade glue.
Revenant Pod The pods of the Revenant Tree are collected for their Pollen that can be processed into Altruciatoxin.
Sunset Berries These sunset-hued berries grow best in cold climates. They are toxic and not suitable for Human consumption. Eating them can result in symptoms such as vomiting and extreme cramping. Higher dosages have been known to be fatal. While the raw unprocessed berries are very bitter and tannic, once fermented, the resulting poisonous brew has a very sweet taste and is more commonly known as "Death Wine." Recently, medical researchers are investigating if the toxin in sunset berries could be used to help treat nerve damage or neurological diseases. 8 6 Toxic

Non-Metals

Arsenic A brittle, dense semimetal that is poisonous in large quantities.
Borase
Borase (Ore)
This highly thermally conductive material is often formed from cosmic ray spallation and is most typically found in younger star systems.
Boron A metalloid element produced by supernovae and cosmic ray spallation. A semiconductor in its pure crystalline form.
Carbon (no description in-game)
Coal A combustible sedimentary rock primarily composed of carbon. Thought to originate from ancient peat.
Crude Oil A compound composed of hydrocarbons and other organic molecules. Also referred to as unprocessed petroleum.
Phosphorus Elemental phosphorous is highly flammable and volatile. It readily forms compounds with other materials.
Selenium A chalcogen often found in combination with heavy metals. In its refined form, it increases in electrical conductivity when exposed to light.
Tellurium Tellurium is a brittle, mildly toxic metalloid that is sometimes found in a chemical compound with gold. Has the highest melting and boiling points of the chalcogens.

Waste

Unwanted and unusable materials that are designated to be discarded.

Waste Unwanted and unusable materials that are designated to be discarded.
Rock Excess rock which is a by-product of the mining process.

Man-made Commodities

Alloy

Atlasium This very strong metal alloy is often one of the few materials salvageable from severe wreck sites.
Cadmium Allinide This refined form of cadmium has great energy potential and is used frequently in reactors and batteries.
Dymantium One of the toughest known metal alloys that can be forged. It is extremely difficult to manufacture and must be used with care in order to avoid accidentally weakening the material during application.
Steel An alloy of iron and carbon, this ancient material is still in uses thanks to its affordable price and high tensile strength.
Xa'Pyen Only recently used in Human manufacturing, this complex alloy of Xi'an origin is a jack of all trades that is extremely useful in numerous applications.

Agricultural Supply

Items required for agricultural production. Includes fertilizers, feed, and pesticides.

Agricultural Goods Unprocessed crop and animal products used in the production of foodstuffs, textiles and bio-organic fuels.
Agricultural Supplies Items required for agricultural production. Includes fertilizers, feed, and pesticides.
Ranta Dung Harvestable - Dung that can be found in Caves.

HexaPolyMesh Coating

(no description in-game)

Consumer Goods

Commodities that are purchased by an individual to satisfy their wants or needs.

Audio-Visual Equipment
Construction Material
Consumer Goods Commodities that are purchased by an individual to satisfy their wants or needs.
Fireworks
Souvenirs

Food

Any substance that can be safely consumed by a living organism for the purpose of nutritional support.

Fresh Food Various meats, grains and produce that have not been processed for mass consumption.  Common on garden worlds such as Terra, Fresh Foods are primarily consumed by the wealthy upper class in locations where it is not easily produced.
Processed Food A nutritional substance that has been transformed trough physical or chemical means into food.

Medical Supply

A variety of items produced primarily to treat injury or illness.

Medical Supplies A variety of items produced primarily to treat injury or illness.
MedPens The MedPen from CureLife is a complete multi-function individual first-aid system designed and constructed for the rigors of field use.
OxyPens The OxyPen is an easy-to-carry disposable first-aid system designed by CureLife to refill pressure suit oxygen reserves in emergency situations.

Plasma Fuel

(no description in-game)

Processed Goods

AcryliPlex Composite This composite is a moldable material used in the construction of explosives. In addition to being commonly used in demolition applications for heavy industry and mining, it is also used to create small potent warheads. Care must be taken while transporting larger quantities of the composite as it is impact and heat sensitive.
Bioplastic A plastic replacement material created when fossil fuels began running low in Sol. It is derived from renewable biomass sources, often from vat grown bacteria but can be derived from industrial byproducts as well.
Carbon-Silk This light, flexible and incredibly strong material is woven from carbon strands collected from the secretions of specially bioengineered worms.
Compboard A main processing unit used inside various computers and electronics.
Diamond Laminate One of the hardest manufactured materials today, this glass-like substance is frequently used in the construction of cockpit windows.
Diluthermex An extremely heat resistant epoxy often used in the mounting and repair of ship thrusters. It is considered very difficult to transport in its uncured state as it becomes explosively unstable when exposed to Chan-Eisen fields during quantum travel. Specialized containers must be used to safely transport the epoxy long distances. Once set and cured, the Diluthermex is no longer reactive.
DynaFlex Developed for use by the military, this absorptive material can withstand severe stress owing to its flexibility.
Elespo A brand name of a light sponge-like material that has exceptional electrical absorption properties.
Lastaprene An advanced synthetic polymer designed with optimal properties for several commercial applications. It has greater viscoelasticity than most commonly produced rubbers.
Lycara A extremely light and strong carbon composite material first developed for racing ship rudders.
Neograph A recently discovered form of graphene, this complicated lattice structure of carbon molecules produces an extremely light and strong material.
Omnapoxy Durable and resistant, this resin quickly sets when applied to form a hardened polymer.
Sarilus A material first introduced into Human manufacturing after trade with the Banu. It is extremely distortion resistant. Though Human made Sarilus does a good job, many hold that the Banu manufactured product is superior.
SCR After centuries of production, this common form of rubber emerged as the the industry standard. Standard Commercial Rubber (SCR) can be produced rapidly and cost effectively.
Silnex An advanced silica ceramic developed by early RSI researchers to allow ships to better withstand atmospheric reentry.
ThermalFoam A light and flexible heat insulating foam. Must be stored under very high pressure to avoid it setting before application.
Zeta-Prolanide This chemical is an industrial reactant that has found widespread use neutralizing irradiated materials. Because of how volatile it is, it must be kept in an electrically charged state or else a rapid exothermic reaction may occur before desired.

Quantum Fuel

Quantanium
Quantanium (Raw)
An unstable ore used to produce quantum fuel.

Scrap

Waste that is ready to be converted into new materials for reuse.

Scrap Waste that is ready to be converted into new materials for reuse.
Compboard Harvestable - A main processing unit used inside various computers and electronics. Found in Hurston's trash biome.

Vice

Items that are regarded as immoral or harmful by society.

Altruciatoxin Created by chemically processing the pollen of Revenant Tree (altrucia lacus), common effects of ingesting or smoking altruciatoxin include relaxing of the muscles, sensory enhancement, and lethargy. Heavy usage can cause staining of the tongue.
DCSR2 An organically derived terpenoid lipid, dicylasterone (commonly known as DCSR2), has been banned from use in biomedical applications. Currently, it is most typically used in the manufacture of illegal narcotic 'SLAM.'
Distilled Spirits A purified beverage produced through the distillation of fermented substances. Possesses at least 20 percent of alcohol by volume.
Dopple A dissociative drug that creates a strong feeling of separation. People, places, and objects familiar to the user take on a distorted and unreal quality. Some users report a detachment from emotions. Doplencyethorphine is used in small dosages medically to help with extreme emotion issues and rage management problems. Recreational users take it for the effect of resetting the mundane and everyday into something new and different. Side effects include memory loss, panic attacks, paranoia, and psychotic episodes.
E'tam Created from the leaves of indigenous plants, E'tam is an organic hallucinogenic drug used by the Xi'an to slow body function and focus in order to achieve a deeper meditative state. For Humans, the effects are much more severe. E'tam causes hyper awareness, cognitive enhancement and improved focus. Users can be so engrossed in tasks that they neglect to eat, sleep or take care of other body functions.
Freeze A synthetic tranquilizer used for muscle therapy that causes very heavy sedation in the user while also activating the nerve endings in their muscles. Originally created as a way to rebuild damaged/rebuilt muscle tissue, it found another use as a sedative weight-loss supplement, and when in a concentrated form, as a party drug.
Glow A variant of the street drug known as "Neon," Glow is formulated to create more euphoric feelings and less hallucinations than are normally associated with other members of its chemical family. The telltale sign of a user is that swallowing the capsule often leaves glowing residue on the tongue. Some people microdose Glow to help them maintain a more positive attitude (being careful to drip the dose directly onto the back of their throat). The main risk is that once the effect wears off people can become suicidally depressed for a short while before their brain chemistry normalizes.
Mala Digestion of the unique toxins found in the Mala Fly causes confusion of the congnitive pathways of the brain and results in synesthesia where different sensory experiences cross and mix. Effects described by users range widely; from being able to see music to tasting colors. Since pain does not register the same way while under the influence of the toxin, many people of have been severely injured while "sense swapping." For example, one user lost their arm after perceiving the heat from a thruster engine as pleasurable.
Maze Street name for a tranquilizer and knock-out hallucinogen that's Tevarin in origin. Dosing up is like taking a massive journey into your own mind. To the outside world, you're nearly comatose, but to you, it's a wild trip. A handful of religions have been started after a user took a trip into the maze. Aside from the toxic element, there's a chance you won't come down from the high. They call this 'getting disconnected.' Users stay locked in their own head until their brain decays. Maze was originally used as a near religious experience for Tevarin warriors to find their path in life. Since the fall of the Tevarin Empire, it's become corrupted into a purely recreational drug. The Tevarin who once treated this drug with reverence and ritual, now make boatloads of credits selling it to anyone who wants to risk a potentially dangerous trip.
Neon A psychoactive designer drug known for increased energy, euphoria, and mild hallucinations (particularly how the body processes light). Due to its chemical complexity, it's much more expensive than other street drugs, but is very popular in club culture.
Revenant Tree Pollen This pollen is extracted from the Pods of the Revenant Tree and can then be turned into Altruciatoxin.
SLAM Most commonly ingested as a gas. Vials of SLAM are cracked and inhaled. Initially developed as a performance enhancer for athletes, SLAM targets the user's nervous system acting as a fear-inhibitor and painkiller. Once the severe physical side effects were discovered, the drug went underground and found popularity among mercs and outlaws who relied on it to provide that slight edge in combat. Unfortunately, SLAM is also heavily addictive, so many of these mercs ended up getting burned out on the drug. Heavy-duty SLAM junkies are easily identifiable in public; they have 'the shakes'—involuntary muscle twitches. Important to note that this is not a sign of withdrawal, simply a side effect.
Stims Composed of various combinations of tobacco, caffeine, and mood-enhancer, stims are smoked as a cigarette.
Thrust This cocktail of chemicals provides the user with a massive boost of energy, increased sociability, euphoria, and heightened tactile sensitivity. Rumored to have been developed as an energy drink base, this drug has proven popular among those wishing for extra energy or to "party longer." However, owing to the risk of heart attack, deadly dehydration, and seizures, the mix has been banned in most areas. Users can be identified by their stuttering, rambling speech, flushed skin, and sweating.
Uncut SLAM Initially developed for athletes before being outlawed, SLAM acts as a combat performance enhancer, targeting the user's nervous system as a fear-inhibitor and painkiller. Uncut SLAM is the concentrated form of the drug, and must be diluted to non-lethal dosages before it can be packaged into dispersal vials and consumed.
WiDoW Thick ink-black synthetic opioid that is injected as a liquid. Extensive use stains the veins black, creating web-like subcutaneous patterns through the body. Illegal inside the UEE.
Zip Zip is a hyper-accelerant that when added directly to the bloodstream, "supercharges" the user's nervous system causing sensory hallucinations such as colors become more vivid and hearing sounds that aren't there. These effects tend to make users seem to be in constant motion and easily distracted.

TBC

Items that have not yet been categorized on this wiki.

Inert Materials Non-valuable materials collected during the Ship Mining process.
Mixed Mining A mixed collection of commodities obtained by Ship Mining.

Mission Specific

CK13-GID Seed Blend These genetically-modified barley seeds were banned because of their aggressive growth and high-levels of cross-pollination that has frequently ravaged any neighboring plant life. However, the plant's high yield and ease of growth have continued to make it a sought-after commodity. Prohibited in Crusader Industries Jurisdiction.
EDR compound fertilizer
Gasping Weevil Eggs The eggs of this small beetle are commonly held to be an aphrodisiac, but when allowed to hatch the weevils themselves will eat through sealants used in space station construction. Transport of the insect or its eggs is banned in the UEE.
HLX99 Hyperprocessors Commonly known as "Helixes" these Banu manufactured processing chips were designed for fullcore crypto-cracking and are used in the manufacture of computer system infiltration devices.
Human Food Bars Despite what the label on the packaging declares, the Banu manufactured "Human Food Bars" have been shown to contain multiple additives deemed unsafe for Human consumption. Prohibited in Crusader Industries jurisdiction.
LifeCure Medsticks The use of these imitation CureLife Medpens has resulted in numerous deaths. Prohibited in all UEE Jurisdictions.
Luminalia Gift A small, wrapped package meant to get you in the Luminalia spirit. Banu merchants celebrating the holiday used to hide small gifts aboard their ship to encourage revelers to explore all their wares. As the holiday grew in popularity within the UEE, Human merchants modified this tradition by hiding empty gift-wrapped packages around a space station or landing zone that could be exchanged for credits if returned unopened. The increased foot traffic into their stores spurned holiday sales and became a tradition in its own right. Stow this gift for sentimental value, or sell it at a commodities terminal and spend the credits on a holiday gift for yourself.
Luxury Food A rare culinary delicacy.
Medical Research Research into a classified medical field.
Metal Samples A collection of exceptional quality metal samples.
Mineral Samples A collection of exceptional quality mineral samples.
mobyGlass Personal Computers These knock-off mobiGlas use pirated software and are often infected with spyware and malicious programming. Prohibited in Crusader Industries Jurisdiction.
Modified Crop Seed Produce genetically modified to have more desirable traits.
Osoian Hides The tanned skins from Osoians, a Fair Chance protected species from Oso II. Prohibited in all UEE Jurisdictions.
Red Festival Envelope Exchanging gilded red envelopes is one of the most popular ways of celebrating Red Festival. Often the envelope may include a small amount of credits inside to help those you care about have a strong start in the upcoming cycle. Growing in popularity is the newer tradition of hiding the envelopes as a way of spreading good fortune and prosperity to those that fate has deemed in need. Stow the envelope as a token of luck, share it with a friend or loved one to spread good fortune, or exchange it at a commodities terminal and use the credits for a prosperous beginning to a new cycle.
Redfin Energy Modulator Made by various Banu manufacturers, this energy modulator is distinct for its red-hued heatsinks. Though it can be installed into most Human component subsystems to reduce power draw, its extremely dangerous fail rate has caused it to be banned for import into the UEE.
RS1 Odysey Spacesuits These imitation RSI Odyssey flightsuits are cheaply made counterfeits that are hazardous to use. Prohibited in Crusader Industries Jurisdiction.
Specialist Drugs Newly formulated drugs.

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