Protein Analyzer

Item

Image ProteinSequencer.jpg
Description This bulky piece of equipment finally seems to be working. At least it powers on when you test it and waits for input, so that's something.

It's probably best to set it up somewhere stable. Lugging it around while it's running seems like a bad idea.
Type Furniture (Quest)
Use See below

Sources

Put the finishing touches on an Inactive Analyzer with a Processor Chip
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Inactive Analyzer Processor Chip
= Protein Analyzer

Uses

When used, gives this message:

This device apparently works by firing ridiculous amounts of radiation at organic material, somehow breaking it down into its component parts. Lo assured you that it worked, so apparently all there is to do now is dropping something in and seeing what happens.

Or after turning in the Eclipse residue to Lo:

This device fires ridiculous amounts of radiation into the reaction chamber, hopefully knocking something interesting loose. It's not an exact science, but you've gotten some good results for Lo.

Then:

Analyzing an item takes 1 Energy.

What do you want to analyze?

Item Result
Nothing, ectoplasmic sample, flask of tears, petrol sludge Just info
crystal spike, glimmering crystal chip, hound crystal, hound dust fine hound dust
generation zero sample Eclipse residue, seed breakdown
ghoulish sinew, ghoul teeth ghoul protein
hefty capsule, liquified Eclipse, soaked Eclipse Eclipse residue
kraken ink, octopus ink ink extract
sprouting seed, thorny vine plant residue
lake serpent sample, loose scales, maze fang, serpent venom gland protein database
larval acid charred blob
mutant cell sample, withered tendrils toxic oil
personal serum serum powder
shocking organ, secret heart, sludge heart, trash golem heart shivering capacitors*
spider eggs, spider venom sample, stone spider chitin spider ash

* Only if you have a capacitor array, and you lose the array if so.
Note: soaked Eclipse and stone spider chitin can give 1-2 of their respective samples.

Full messages

Trying to analyze nothing gives:

Although the air in Metroplex does have a number of interesting impurities, you're pretty sure this device is intended to analyze biological samples.

Otherwise, it gives the following plus one of the messages below:

You drop your <item> into the analyzer and break it down into its component parts.

Crystal Spike

The crystal shimmers in the reaction chamber. Arcs of electricity and pinwheels of strangely colored light play across its surface as it breaks down into a pile of finer crystals.

Even once the excitement has stopped and you extract the crystals, they're painfully hot to the touch and glow with a faint, sickly green light.

You found: fine hound dust

Ectoplasmic Sample

You watch as the ectoplasm slowly diminishes in the reaction chamber, shrinking down until eventually nothing remains. The display on the analyzer unhelpfully produces a list of common atmospheric gasses and the trace pollutants found in Metroplex's air.

Flask of Tears

The tears boil and burn away as the analyzer breaks them down. It kicks back a list of components.

You scan through it as it completes the final analysis: water, various lipids, immunoglobins, sodium, urea… it doesn't mean a whole lot, but nothing sounds too weird.

The analysis comes back as "Human Tears (67% certainty), Mammalian Tears (98% certainty)". Huh.

Generation Zero Sample

The seeds crumple within the analyzer, blackening and disappearing. A few grains of fine white powder remain, along with a surprising short file for analysis.

You found: Eclipse residue

You found: seed breakdown

Ghoulish Sinew

The analyzer has isolated several proteins from the sinew. Most are common in humans, but one seems unique.

You found: ghoul protein

Ghoul Teeth

The analyzer has isolated several proteins from the teeth. Most are common in humans, but one seems unique.

You found: ghoul protein

Glimmering Crystal Chip

The crystal shimmers in the reaction chamber. Arcs of electricity and pinwheels of strangely colored light play across its surface as it breaks down into a pile of finer crystals.

Even once the excitement has stopped and you extract the crystals, they're painfully hot to the touch and glow with a faint, sickly green light.

You found: fine hound dust

Hefty Capsule

Even after a full run, there's still a powdery residue in the analyzer.

You found: Eclipse residue

Hound Crystal

The crystal shimmers in the reaction chamber. Arcs of electricity and pinwheels of strangely colored light play across its surface as it breaks down into a pile of finer crystals.

Even once the excitement has stopped and you extract the crystals, they're painfully hot to the touch and glow with a faint, sickly green light.

You found: fine hound dust

Hound Dust

The crystals shimmer in the reaction chamber. Arcs of electricity and lights of a color you can't quite name play between them.

As you watch, the crystals break down into smaller and smaller crystals. By the time the analyzer has run it's course, all that's left is a fine powder that's painfully hot to the touch and glowing with a sickly green light.

You found: fine hound dust

Kraken Ink

The ink bubbles and glints strangely in the light. As the analyzer continues, the ink boils down into a clear sludge.

You found: ink extract

Lake Serpent Sample

The sample turns grey and collapses to ash in the reaction chamber. The final protein readout matches what you thought at first glance: a mix of fish, amphibian, and reptile traits that shouldn't exist in the wild.

Nothing was salvageable, but it's able to download a detailed analysis to your comm.

You found: protein database

Or, after you've received a protein database?

As you've come to expect, the machine gives you a database of the protein analysis.

You found: protein database

Larval Acid

You drop your larval acid into the analyzer and break it down into its component parts.

The acid bubbles and breaks down into a greasy, bubbling blob in the analyzer. It's… not pretty, but it seems strangely resilient.

You found: charred blob

Liquified Eclipse

Even after a full run, there's still a powdery residue in the analyzer.

You found: Eclipse residue

Loose Scales

The sample turns grey and collapses to ash in the reaction chamber. The final protein readout matches what you thought at first glance: a mix of fish, amphibian, and reptile traits that shouldn't exist in the wild.

Nothing was salvageable, but it's able to download a detailed analysis to your comm.

You found: protein database

Or, after you've received a protein database?

As you've come to expect, the machine gives you a database of the protein analysis.

You found: protein database

Maze Fang

(Same message as other protein database results, if you haven't received one before?)

As you've come to expect, the machine gives you a database of the protein analysis.

You found: protein database

Mutant Cell Sample

The cells writhe and change under the withering, invisible radiation of the emitter. After a few minutes of careful monitoring, the whole mess has been reduced down to inert ash and some carefully collected oil.

You found: toxic oil

Octopus Ink

The ink bubbles and glints strangely in the light. As the analyzer continues, the ink boils down into a clear sludge.

You found: ink extract

Personal Serum

You drop your personal serum into the analyzer and break it down into its component parts. The serum breaks down rapidly, evaporating into a tiny pile of powder.

The display shows "Human Cells (32% certainty)".

You found: serum powder

Petrol Sludge

The sludge rapidly breaks down into its component parts in clouds of steam and gouts of flame, both helpfully contained by the reaction chamber. Eventually, a few motes of glittering white powder is all that's left.

There isn't enough to actually collect, but the analyzer does identify it as the same thing it extracted from the Eclipse earlier.

Serpent Venom Gland

As you've come to expect, the machine gives you a database of the protein analysis.

You found: protein database

Or, after you've received a protein database?

As you've come to expect, the machine gives you a database of the protein analysis.

You found: protein database

Shocking Organ

As the analyzer goes to work, the organ disintegrates. Its material shell falls away and withers to ash, but a tiny spark remains, more electrical than physical.

And, with a capacitor array:
You capture it in a capacitor array as it begins to dissipate.

You found: shivering capacitors (Lose a capacitor array)

Otherwise:
You can't figure out a way to capture the spark fast enough. It dissipates into nothingness.

Secret Heart / Sludge Heart / Trash Golem Heart

As the analyzer goes to work, the heart disintegrates. Its material shell falls away and withers to ash, but a tiny spark remains, more electrical than physical.

And, with a capacitor array:
You capture it in a capacitor array as it begins to dissipate.

You found: shivering capacitors (Lose a capacitor array)

Otherwise:
You can't figure out a way to capture the spark fast enough. It dissipates into nothingness.

Soaked Eclipse

Even after a full run, there's still a powdery residue in the analyzer.

You found: 1-2 Eclipse residue

Spider Eggs

The sample smokes within the reaction chamber for several minutes, diminishing until only grey dust remains.

You found: spider ash

Spider Venom Sample

The sample smokes within the reaction chamber for several minutes, diminishing until only grey dust remains.

You found: spider ash

Sprouting Seed

The sample withers and smolders. After a few moments, it's reduced to a pile of black ashen residue.

You found: plant residue

Stone Spider Chitin

The chitin smokes for a few minutes within the reaction chamber, slowing collapsing to grey dust.

You found: 1-2 spider ash

Thorny Vine

The sample withers and smolders. After a few moments, it's reduced to a pile of black ashen residue.

You found: plant residue

Withered Tendrils

The tendrils writhe and smoke under the emitter's invisible radiation. After a few minutes of monitoring, the tendrils have been reduced to inert ash and some carefully collected oil.

You found: toxic oil

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