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Akorokken
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Civilization Stats
Temp. Tolerance: -4°C to +45°C
Optimal Temp.: +22°C
Land/Water Affinity: Water
Optimal Water Balance: 100%
Physical Strength: x0.5
Growth Multiplier: x1
Max. Pop. Multiplier: 1
Max. Home Guard: 5%
Max. Unemployment: 25%
Max. Labor Shortage: 30%
Happiness Bonus: 30%
Penalty for Unhappiness: 50%

"Deep beneath the ocean where only darkness dwelled, one lonely thought was born. And from this thought they emerged."

The history of the Akorokken is shrouded in mystery. If someone asks them about their origins, they will hear only the same legend of "Thought". Without any space ships or other visible ways of transportation, their presence on different water planets of the galaxy only causes additional questions.

Highly intelligent, cunning and at the same time unusually strange, the Akorokken are invaluable allies for any civilization. Even though on the battlefield their use is minimal, their advanced technology and mindset could provide significant boost to different research projects in the galaxy. In-Game Description

Description

The Akorokken are a minor faction that can be found throughout a galaxy. They prefer warm planets, but are only found on planets covered mostly or entirely by water. When a planet with a native Akorokken population is colonized, their population automatically joins the colony and can contribute to the planet's development.

Benefits to a Colony

Akorokken are highly intelligent. Upon colonizing a planet with an Akorokken population, they will contribute one Science Power (in the A3 Main galaxy) to the player's empire, just as if the player had built a Laboratory structure. In the A3 Skirmish galaxy, they will confer four Science Power.

Because the Akorokken inhabit water worlds, it is likely that at least some initial hydro adjustment will be needed to allow colonizing races to survive. When terraforming, the maximum possible Akorokken population will decrease as the planet's land mass increases, due to their Water affinity. Despite this, the Akorokken have reasonable synergy with all the organic Major Factions, but particularly the Ripchee, which also prefer predominantly water planets.