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==Technology==
 
==Technology==
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The Celestian background gives access to unique [[Secret_technology#Celestian|Celestian technology]].
Celestian tech uses ancient astral philosophy to harness the nobler parts of the psyche.
 
* Units, mods and operations primarily buff friendlies, with limited direct damage capability.
 
While higher tier units in this technology deal psionic damage, Celestian units are more about utility than direct damage, so synergy with psionic weapons research is minor.
 
 
 
{| class="mildtable sortable" cellspacing="2" cellpadding="4" width="100%"
 
! width="3%" class="unsortable" |
 
! width="14%" | Technology
 
! width="1%" | Tier
 
! width="1%" | Group
 
! width="15%" | Prerequisites
 
! width="4%" | {{icon|knowledge}}
 
! width="15%" | Unlocks
 
! width="25%" class="unsortable" | Description
 
|- id="Light's Embrace"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium LightsEmbrace.png|50px]]
 
| Light's Embrace
 
|1
 
|Tactical
 
|
 
| 100
 
|
 
*Tenets of Tranquility
 
*Cleansing Light
 
| ''“Ponder the candle’s flame. As it warms you, look at the bruises you have acquired from a lifetime stumbling in darkness. This is your decision. Would you remain in darkness?”<br/>– Sister Rebe Katiere, Cleansing Invitation''
 
 
 
|- id="Penance"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Penance.png|50px]]
 
| Penance
 
|2
 
|Tactical
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium LightsEmbrace.png|25px]] Light's Embrace
 
| 150
 
|
 
*Shield of Remorse
 
*Spirit Flash
 
| ''“Repentance is not punishment, it is celebration. It is a path to becoming trustworthy. Wiser powers do not share their secrets with those whom they cannot trust.”<br/>– Lu’Samaeliss, Guardian of Gravity''
 
 
 
|- id="Luminance"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Luminance.png|50px]]
 
| Luminance
 
|3
 
|Forces
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium LightsEmbrace.png|25px]] Light's Embrace
 
| 270
 
|
 
*Amazon Light Bringer
 
*Syndicate Light Bringer
 
*Vanguard Light Bringer
 
*Kir'Ko Light Bringer
 
*Assembly Light Bringer
 
*Dvar Light Bringer
 
| ''“Let the light-bringers burn brightly, send a gleam across the bay, that the poor struggling souls adrift in the dark torrents may guide their vessels safely ashore.”<br/>– Lu’Kalla Candelieri, Guardian of Photons''
 
 
 
|- id="Inner Fire"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium InnerFire.png|50px]]
 
| Inner Fire
 
|3
 
|Strategic
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Penance.png|25px]] Penance
 
| 270
 
|
 
*Sway Ideology
 
*Soulfire
 
*Blessing of Starlight
 
| ''“As children of the Guiding Star, every soul is born with a light to know right from wrong. When selfish choices entice a soul to extinguish their light, they punish themselves, embracing weakness.”<br/>– Eris Harper, Star Virgin''
 
 
 
|- id="Perseverance"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Continuance.png|50px]]
 
| Perseverance
 
|4
 
|Tactical
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Penance.png|25px]] Penance
 
| 480
 
|
 
*Tenets of Healing
 
*Negate
 
| ''“Discipline the mind and the universe will trust you with its secrets.”<br/>– Lu’Qian Wu, Guardian of Mind''
 
 
 
|- id="Star Presence"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium StarPresence.png|50px]]
 
| Star Presence
 
|5
 
|Forces
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Luminance.png|25px]] Luminance
 
| 700
 
|
 
*Dvar Star Guide
 
*Amazon Star Guide
 
*Assembly Star Guide
 
*Kir'Ko Star Guide
 
*Vanguard Star Guide
 
*Syndicate Star Guide
 
| ''“I am full of dark ignorance;<br/>My lost life hungered<br/>In corners of tarnished shame,<br/>It smothers me: this veil of regret.<br/>Your kindness pierces my shroud of guilt.<br/>Loving acts are stars in my Night.<br/>I see:<br/>Guided by sparks of Your Grace.”<br/>– D’Nac, Star Guide’s Confession''
 
 
 
|- id="Light of Truth"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium LightOfTruth.png|50px]]
 
| Light of Truth
 
|5
 
|Strategic
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Continuance.png|25px]] Perseverance
 
| 700
 
|
 
*Declaration of Truth
 
*Beacon of Truth
 
| ''“Truly intelligent life has the capacity to love. Love changes loss into sacrifice, and endures pain for purpose. Love sees the value in every soul and inspires them to surrender their pride and vengeance with an example of selfless service.”<br/>– Sorli Auro, Pilgrim Ascendant''
 
 
 
|- id="Star Ward"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium StarWard.png|50px]]
 
| Light of Truth
 
|6
 
|Strategic
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium LightOfTruth.png|25px]] Light of Truth
 
| 1100
 
|
 
*Futility of War
 
*Ward of Righteousness
 
| ''“We tread a path of martyrs to ascend. Yet as long as intelligence dwells upon this world, the blood of the fallen will cry in the ears of the enlightened. Their souls will recoil from the injustice of stealing a life that deserved to live.”<br/>– Jonah Covenant, Candlekeeper''
 
 
 
|- id="Way of Peace"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium WayOfPiece.png|50px]]
 
| Way of Peace
 
|6
 
|Tactical
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Continuance.png|25px]] Perseverance
 
| 1100
 
|
 
*Tenets of Pacifism
 
*Resurgence
 
| ''“There is no value in pride.<br/>There is no safety behind walls.<br/>There is no strength in rage.<br/>There is no freedom behind bars.<br/>There is no joy in judgment. There is no fortune in gold.<br/>There is no peace in war.”<br/>– Aya Nago, Teacher’s Tenets of Pacifism''
 
 
 
|- id="Colony Sanctuary"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium ColonySanctuary.png|50px]]
 
| Colony Sanctuary
 
|8
 
|Strategic
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium StarWard.png|25px]] Star Ward
 
| 2000
 
|
 
*Compelling Cause
 
*Sanctuary of the Stars
 
| ''“Oh! My brethren and sisters, now that we see the truth and partake of this salvific force, does not your heart kindle a fire to share it with all who will receive it? Let us be diligent and gather the faithful pilgrims seeking light.”<br/>– Sigris, Friend of Comets''
 
 
 
|- id="Repercussion"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Repurcussion.png|50px]]
 
| Repercussion
 
|9
 
|Tactical
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium WayOfPiece.png|25px]] Way of Peace
 
| 2500
 
|
 
*Shield of Reckoning
 
*Area of Reprieve
 
| ''“For those who give no reprieve, none shall be given. For those who make no amends, there shall come a reckoning.”<br/>– Lu’Vir Corr, Guardian of the Key''
 
 
 
|- id="Axiom of Light"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium AxiomOfLight.png|50px]]
 
| Axiom of Light
 
|10
 
|Forces
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium StarPresence.png|25px]] Star Presence
 
| 3250
 
|
 
*True Ascendancy
 
| ''“Intelligence unveils realms of choice, just as sunlight traces many paths, making visible their destinations. So too does giving word to light convey pure intelligence to both travelers: teacher and student.”<br/>– Lu’Dex Pon, Guardian of the Door''
 
 
 
|- id="Ascension"
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium Ascension.png|50px]]
 
| Ascension
 
|10
 
|Strategic
 
| [[File:MilitaryResearch Celestium ColonySanctuary.png|25px]] Colony Sanctuary
 
| 3250
 
|
 
*Final Revelation
 
| ''“Life is no accident, nor game of chance, but the natural consequence of cosmic harmony. The grand harmony played upon the strings that formed reality.”<br/>– Aya Nago, Exalted Transcendent''
 
|}
 
<section end=technology />
 
 
===Operations===
 
===Operations===
 
Celestian technology gives access to unique celestian [[Operations]] when researched.
 
Celestian technology gives access to unique celestian [[Operations]] when researched.
 
===Weapons and mods===
 
===Weapons and mods===
 
Celestian technology gives access to unique celestian [[Equipment]] when researched. Some of these items can also drop from loot found on the [[map]]
 
Celestian technology gives access to unique celestian [[Equipment]] when researched. Some of these items can also drop from loot found on the [[map]]

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