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Skregons
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Civilization Stats
Temp. Tolerance: -41°C to +21°C
Optimal Temp.: -10°C
Land/Water Affinity: Land
Optimal Water Balance: 30%
Physical Strength: x1.1
Growth Multiplier: x0.8
Max. Pop. Multiplier: 1
Max. Home Guard: 5%
Max. Unemployment: 25%
Max. Labor Shortage: 30%
Happiness Bonus: 30%
Penalty for Unhappiness: 50%
Taxation Tolerance: 0.45

Highly spiritual, but not technologically minded, Skregons believe that they once were a part of the Primordial Crystal. And after the great shattering which created the current universe, they must guide those who are willing to follow them into the future.

Skregons can be found on cold planets, deep beneath the thick layers of ice and crystal. When a Skregon population joins a colony, it will immediately begin deep mining the planet and provide those resources to the colony. In-Game Description

Description

The Skregons are a Minor Faction that can be found throughout a galaxy. They prefer cold, predominantly-land planets. When a planet with a native Skregon population is colonized, their population automatically joins the colony and can contribute to the planet's development.

Benefits to a Colony

A colony with a Skregon population will receive a permanent steady stream of all resources available on the planet, as if deep mines had been constructed. They can only deep mine for a resource if there is/was a deposit on the planet, and will not mine the available surface deposit itself (accessible by Tier 1 and 2 mines). The mining rate is equivalent to having five Deep Mines constructed on the planet, and will not change with the size of the Skregon population.

Example - A player colonizes a planet which has a native Skregon population, beron at 50% density and limbalt at 90% density. The planet will receive 90 Beron/h and 165 Limbalt/h from the Skregon population, without depleting any remaining surface deposits.

Skregons are reasonably effective planet defenders with a Strength of 1.1x, but do not enjoy being taxed. Their need for colder climates presents a challenge for those seeking to colonize their worlds, and it is likely that players will have to perform some climate adjustment in order to allow their chosen major faction to survive. Ripchee players in particular will struggle; while it is possible for Skregons and Ripchee to co-exist on the same planet, growth rates of both populations will be minimal, and is likely not worth pursuing in the long-term.

Trivia

A previous version of their descriptions stated that Skregons are great philosophers and teachers, with a calm and confident demeanour. Their deep mining ability is explained by the armour-like shell that covers their whole body. Somehow, this shell can resonate with the core of a planet and after some time it transforms into the same minerals the planet contains.