Meditation throne

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Meditation throne

Meditation throne

A large, ornate chair designed for a dignity-focused psycaster to sit and meditate. Reigning on a throne is a form of meditation that builds up psyfocus. For dignity psycasters, more impressive meditation thrones and thronerooms increase the rate of psyfocus gain.


Base Stats

Type
Furniture
HP
75
Beauty
4
Mass
3 kg
Flammability
100%
Placeable
Yes
Size
1 ˣ 1
Comfort
0.75
Cover Effectiveness
40%

Creation

Skill Required
Construction 4
Work To Make
10,000 ticks (2.78 mins)
Stuff tags
Metallic, Woody, Stony
Resources to make
Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 125
Technical


A meditation throne is a type of furniture which a designated noble colonist can sit on to meditate for recreation and to regain psyfocus. If placed at a table, it can also be used like a regular chair - providing comfort and a place to eat and socialize.

Acquisition

The meditation throne requires Complex Furniture to be researched and a construction skill of at least 4 in order to be constructed. It requires Building Material (steel, wood, plasteel, etc.) 125 Stuff (Wood/Metals/Stone) and 10,000 ticks (2.78 mins) units of work.

It can also be found for sale at traders and as a quest reward.

Analysis

The meditation throne is both a psyfocus and, unlike the grand meditation throne, acts like a regular chair.

Psyfocus

It must be assigned to a particular pawn with the Dignified focus type. Meditation throne has a base meditation focus strength of 15%. If it is in a throne room that meets the pawns requirements, its focus strength is improved by 8%. Additionally its effectiveness is affected by room impressiveness. It has the same meditation effectiveness as the Grand meditation throne, so more important is to use the throne that meets the title's requirements.

N.B. It is currently unclear if the following values are cut offs, or points in a processed curve fit to those values. Also note, the room impressiveness descriptors only relate to descriptors the room will have at that specific value. The descriptors themselves do not control the value. A room with 50 room impressiveness will be listed "Slightly Impressive" but will not make the cut off for the 4% increase.

  • Impressiveness Value 0 30 60 100 170
    Description at Value Awful Mediocre Slightly Impressive Very Impressive Unbelievably Impressive
    Strength Offset -5% +0% +4% +8% +10%
  • Chair

    Meditation thrones are mid-tier seating, providing more comfort than stools and dining chairs but less than armchairs. They are more time- and resource-intensive than stools and dining chairs, costing almost 3x as many materials as a the dining chair. Unlike the dining chair and like stool however, thrones can be made of wood, metals, or stone and the ability to construct them out of stone can give them greater utility in wood-poor environments.

    Their high Work To Make and material cost means that generally they are not worth building over armchairs, which provide even more comfort, outside of textile shortages. They can pull double duty when placed against a table though, acting as both a psyfocus and as a chair for eating and a social recreation which synergizes well with a multi-purpose throne room/dining room/rec room designs. As throne rooms are incompatible with research and production benches, using the superior armchairs instead is advised except in the case of the aforementioned textile shortage. If spare thrones are available, for example if one if offered as reward or a noble has upgraded to a grand meditation throne, there is merit in repurposing these spares for that role however. The material used does not affect comfort, however it does affect beauty, hitpoints, flammability and value.

    Chairs in general are useful for preventing the "Uncomfortable" mood debuff and can even grant mood buffs at good qualities. For pawns with jobs that can done sitting in an chair, a normal quality meditation throne will maintain the "Very Comfortable" buff (+6) all day. Once excellent quality meditation thrones are available, with a comfort level of 93%, the throne can maintain the +10 bonus all day. This is a significant bonus, equivalent to a drinking 2 beers a day but without the time constraint and without the cost, the addiction chance, the increased social fight chance and decreased manipulation. It is also relatively achievable once sufficient materials are available - with a level 13 constructor has a ~25% chance to build an excellent or better throne.

    Thus, every dining table, recreation item, and production bench that allows sitting should have at least some chair installed on them. Priority should be given to objects in continuous use, such as stoves and research benches, with less used objects such as telescopes and tables changed over last. However, if possible armchairs should be used rather than meditation thrones.

    Comfort

    Comfort is a measure of how fast a pawn will refill their comfort meter. A pawn sitting in a meditation throne with a higher comfort value will regain comfort proportionally faster. Comfort varies by quality but not material. Meditation thrones of the same quality level will all have the same quality, regardless of what they're constructed from.

  • Quality Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Comfort 0.57 0.66 0.75 0.84 0.93 1.09 1.28
  • Material Table

  • Material Stuff cost Beauty Work Mass HP Flammability Market Value
    Wooden Meditation throne Wood.png 125 4 7,000 ticks (1.94 mins) 3 49 100% 175 Silver
    Granite Meditation throne Granite Blocks.png 125 4 60,000 ticks (16.67 mins) 3 128 0% 159 Silver
    Limestone Meditation throne Limestone Blocks.png 125 4 60,000 ticks (16.67 mins) 3 116 0% 285 Silver
    Marble Meditation throne Marble Blocks.png 125 6 55,000 ticks (15.28 mins) 3 90 0% 154 Silver
    Sandstone Meditation throne Sandstone Blocks.png 125 4 50,000 ticks (13.89 mins) 3 105 0% 152 Silver
    Slate Meditation throne Slate Blocks.png 125 4 60,000 ticks (16.67 mins) 3 98 0% 159 Silver
    Jade Meditation throne Jade.png 125 20 50,000 ticks (13.89 mins) 3 38 0% 675 Silver
    Golden Meditation throne Gold.png 1250 36 9,000 ticks (2.5 mins) 3 45 40% 12530 Silver
    Plasteel Meditation throne Plasteel.png 125 4 22,000 ticks (6.11 mins) 3 210 0% 1205 Silver
    Silver Meditation throne Silver.png 1250 14 10,000 ticks (2.78 mins) 3 53 40% 1285 Silver
    Steel Meditation throne Steel.png 125 4 10,000 ticks (2.78 mins) 3 75 40% 275 Silver
    Uranium Meditation throne Uranium.png 125 2 19,000 ticks (5.28 mins) 3 188 0% 820 Silver
    Assuming Normal quality, for the effect of other qualities, see Quality.
  • Version History

    Version ??? was changed to Meditation Throne, and use was changed to psycaster meditation,