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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.
- 3 kg
- 1 ˣ 1
- Cover Effectiveness
- Skill Required
- Construction 4
- Work To Make
- 10,000 ticks (
- Metallic, Woody, Stony
- Resources to make
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.
The meditation throne requires Complex Furniture to be researched and a construction skill of at least 4 in order to be constructed. It requires 125 Stuff (Wood/Metals/Stone) and 10,000 ticks ( units of work.
It can also be found for sale at traders and as a quest reward.
The meditation throne is both a psyfocus and, unlike the grand meditation throne, acts like a regular chair.
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.
|Description at Value||Awful||Mediocre||Slightly Impressive||Very Impressive||Unbelievably Impressive|
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 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.
|Material||Stuff cost||Beauty||Work||Mass||HP||Flammability||Market Value|
|Wooden Meditation throne||125||4||7,000 ticks (||3||49||100%||175|
|Granite Meditation throne||125||4||60,000 ticks (||3||128||0%||159|
|Limestone Meditation throne||125||4||60,000 ticks (||3||116||0%||285|
|Marble Meditation throne||125||6||55,000 ticks (||3||90||0%||154|
|Sandstone Meditation throne||125||4||50,000 ticks (||3||105||0%||152|
|Slate Meditation throne||125||4||60,000 ticks (||3||98||0%||159|
|Jade Meditation throne||125||20||50,000 ticks (||3||38||0%||675|
|Golden Meditation throne||1250||36||9,000 ticks (||3||45||40%||12530|
|Plasteel Meditation throne||125||4||22,000 ticks (||3||210||0%||1205|
|Silver Meditation throne||1250||14||10,000 ticks (||3||53||40%||1285|
|Steel Meditation throne||125||4||10,000 ticks (||3||75||40%||275|
|Uranium Meditation throne||125||2||19,000 ticks (||3||188||0%||820|
Version ??? was changed to Meditation Throne, and use was changed to psycaster meditation,