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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a relatively small but highly volcanic moon orbiting [[Brittle Hollow]]. The volcanoes are constantly throwing out balls of lava at Brittle Hollow. This causes parts of Brittle Hollow's crust to collapse inwards to the black hole at its center, over the course of 22 minutes until the [[supernova]], this causes most of the planet's surface to collapse.
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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' is a relatively small but highly volcanic moon orbiting [[Brittle Hollow]]. The four volcanoes throw out balls of lava into space at random short intervals, slowly depleting the moon's lava reserves and revealing the moon's surface over the course of the loop.
   
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Most of the lava balls fall on Brittle Hollow, causing parts of the crust to collapse into the black hole at its center. The moon has a very unusual axis of rotation, making the lava ball trajectory highly chaotic.
 
== Locations ==
 
== Locations ==
* [[Volcanic Testing Site]]
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===Volcanic Testing Site===
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One of the volcanoes can be entered after enough lava has fallen on Brittle Hollow. The inside of this volcano contains a Nomai ruin and text that can be translated.
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It is revealed that the [[Nomai]] used the volcanoes on Hollow's Lantern to test ores from the [[Timber_Hearth#Mining_Site_2b|Timber Hearth mines]] for their heat resistance, to see if the ore could be used to seal off the [[Ash Twin Project]] and protect it from the heat of a supernova.
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==Texts and recordings==
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{| role="presentation" class="wikitable mw-collapsible mw-collapsed"
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===Volcanic Testing Site===
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|<strong>Nomai ore testing</strong>
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[[Root|ROOT]]: Friends in the <span style="color:orange">Timber Hearth Mines</span>, the last type of ore you sent us survives the longest in direct heat.
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:ROOT: Can you send us more of the same for additional testing? We’re attempting to improve its durability, and our forge has already burned through everything you sent!
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::[[Oeno|OENO]]: We’ll deliver more ore to <span style="color:lightblue">Hollow’s Lantern</span> immediately. You must be fired up about crafting the <span style="color:orange">Ash Twin Project</span>’s protective shell!
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:::ROOT: Yes, the idea of an encasement that’s supernova-proof, however briefly, has kindled my curiosity!
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:::ROOT: My gratitude! I imagine we’ll also have an updated estimate soon of how much ore is needed to seal off the <span style="color:orange">Ash Twin Project</span>.
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::::OENO: Will it be more than we initially thought?
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:::::ROOT: It will be ''significantly'' more. The smallest crack or opening in the protective shell would destroy everything.
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* Sometimes, a fireball misses the crust and enters the black hole of Brittle Hollow, causing fireballs to be found elsewhere in the solar system. Due to this, sometimes a ball of lava can be found crash-landed on a planet far from Hollow's Lantern.
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* Sometimes, a fireball misses the crust and enters the black hole of Brittle Hollow, causing fireballs to be found elsewhere in the solar system. Due to this, balls of lava can be found crash-landed on bodies far from Hollow's Lantern.
*There is an achievement on the Xbox One version of Outer Wilds called "Mica's Wrath" , to unlock this achievement you must destroy the model rocket by flying it into either the Sun, or Hollow's Lantern
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*The achievement "Mica's Wrath" can be unlocked by destroying the model rocket by flying it into either the Sun or Hollow's Lantern.
 
*Once the lava has emptied enough, a Nomai skeleton can be found in a lava-lake, giving a 'rock on' gesture with both hands. This skeleton appears to have a tail, which is not seen on any other Nomai corpses in the solar system.
*The [[Nomai]] used the volcanoes on Hollow's Lantern to test materials for their heat resistance, including ore from the [[Site 2b|Timber Hearth mines.]]
 
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*The lava balls explode on contact with anything but the [[Scout Launcher|Scout]], which makes it possible to prevent the destruction of Brittle Hollow.
*The moon's lava reserves slowly empty over time and at the end of a loop the Lantern is almost empty.
 
*Once the lava has emptied enough, a nomai skeleton can be found in a lava-lake, giving a 'rock on' gesture with both hands. This is thought to be a reference or easter egg relating to Terminator.
 
*Weirdly, the aforementioned skeleton appears to have a tail, which is, as far as we know, not seen anywhere else in the solar system.
 
   
 
== Gallery ==
 
== Gallery ==
   
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Latest revision as of 08:18, 26 December 2020

Hollow's Lantern
Hollow's lantern.png
Information
Type Moon
Gravity 0.5 g
Inhabitants Nomai Bones
Location Moon of Brittle Hollow
Notes

Hollow's Lantern is a relatively small but highly volcanic moon orbiting Brittle Hollow. The four volcanoes throw out balls of lava into space at random short intervals, slowly depleting the moon's lava reserves and revealing the moon's surface over the course of the loop.

Most of the lava balls fall on Brittle Hollow, causing parts of the crust to collapse into the black hole at its center. The moon has a very unusual axis of rotation, making the lava ball trajectory highly chaotic.

Locations[edit | edit source]

Volcanic Testing Site[edit | edit source]

One of the volcanoes can be entered after enough lava has fallen on Brittle Hollow. The inside of this volcano contains a Nomai ruin and text that can be translated.

It is revealed that the Nomai used the volcanoes on Hollow's Lantern to test ores from the Timber Hearth mines for their heat resistance, to see if the ore could be used to seal off the Ash Twin Project and protect it from the heat of a supernova.

Texts and recordings[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sometimes, a fireball misses the crust and enters the black hole of Brittle Hollow, causing fireballs to be found elsewhere in the solar system. Due to this, balls of lava can be found crash-landed on bodies far from Hollow's Lantern.
  • The achievement "Mica's Wrath" can be unlocked by destroying the model rocket by flying it into either the Sun or Hollow's Lantern.
  • Once the lava has emptied enough, a Nomai skeleton can be found in a lava-lake, giving a 'rock on' gesture with both hands. This skeleton appears to have a tail, which is not seen on any other Nomai corpses in the solar system.
  • The lava balls explode on contact with anything but the Scout, which makes it possible to prevent the destruction of Brittle Hollow.

Gallery[edit | edit source]