Swollen bulb

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Max Volume

1 drams

Extra info:
  • Can be walked on/through
  • Weighs 5 lbs
swollen bulb

Stuck to the feelers of a polyp cluster and beetling from a corroded strut is a swollen lump of film. A bright broth of carbon-melted platinum goo burns inside.


A swollen bulb is a rare cache that can be found in the Palladium Reef. Walking over a palladium strut with coral growth will pluck the polyp, which has a 1 in 500 chance of revealing a swollen bulb containing 1 dram of sunslag.[1][2]

Excerpt from In Maqqom Yd

I spent another week's cycle sketching the autochthones of the coral arcology and taking studious notes. But one final experience stays with me. As I was trudging back north toward the bush and out of the Reef, I kicked a polyp off the trellis and unearthed by chance a swollen bulb of sunslag. Here I took a moment to squeeze the bright nectar into a phial, and when I once again looked up, I was met with the ageless stare of a galgal. Nothing had prepared me for it. My mind labored to make sense of what it was seeing: gleaming wheels whipped about a hypnotic core, the spokes' prisms pulled apart the light of the High Salt Sun, and across the stretched sheet of iris, many eyes stared. Consciously I was paralyzed, but some instinctual catalyst did its work, and I backed into the safety of the polyp maze and sped out.


This information is reliable as of patch
  1. ObjectBlueprints.xml
  2. XRL.World.Parts.PluckablePolyp