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Compiling research reports
Voice Actor (English):
Voice Actor (German):
|“||I am Mester Throng. And I know what you are because I am a scientist from Codo 5! I am on an important research expedition in this sector to record anomalies and rarities.||„|
|~ Mester Throng introducing himself to Hero|
[[File:]]Mester Throng is a male K'nos from Codo 5. He, like many among his amphibian-like species, is a scientist and is currently engaged on a research mission in the DMZ. The K'nos are known for their highly inquisitive attributes and are often encountered in far-flung parts of the galaxy seeking new knowledge to take home in order to impress their scientific circles and attain prestige. They are a mild-mannered and affable species, although have a very unusual history. Initially bred as test-subjects to a more dominant species on their home planet, they rapidly evolved themselves and turned the tables on their captors, which they now use as their test-subjects. Their vast accumulation of stored knowledge has caused some concern among other races in the galaxy as to its purpose, though the K'nos are not considered a threat.
Throng gives many tasks to the player, which all involve scanning various lifeforms, in return for credits. Every time the player finishes a task, Throng will also ask a strange question related to being a clone. For information on each lifeform and how to find them, see the Extraplanetary Lifeforms article.
|1||Green Goo||$3000, 20 Plasma|
|8||2 Grey Goo||$10,000, Throng Beacon blueprint|
Throng also offers two main services to the player: he sells crafting blueprints for equipment only present in the Encounters expansion, which are paid for with Viridian Energy; and modifications. The modifications service has three main functions:
- Enhance: The selected primary weapon will get enhanced and receive random stat bonuses. (Cost: 3 Viridian Energy)
- Remove mods: All mods will be removed from the selected piece Of equipment. (Cost: 1 Viridian Energy)
- Re-Engineer: All currently installed mods will be removed from the selected piece of equipment and three random ones will be installed. (Cost: 2 Viridian Energy)
- Completing all of Throng's tasks will award the "Weird Science" achievement.