Statue island consists of two landmasses connected by a natural stone arch. The smaller landmass contains a gravity landing pad, as well as a warp receiver connected to the warp tower on Ash Twin.
The larger of the landmasses contains a ruined settlement, accessible from the smaller by the arch or by a gravity crystal path. Cyclone shelters dot the island for when it is blown into the atmosphere when a cyclone passes over it.
Underneath the larger landmass, below the settlement, is the Statue Workshop, where the Nomai Daz and Phlox created the Nomai Memory Statues. The Workshop has a single entrance found at the bottom of the gravity crystal path, which is broken from the outside. The settlement above has a holed floor, through which a Scout can be fired to view into the Workshop.
The larger landmass is in the form of a dome, with the Workshop being built around the underside of the dome in a ring, the open ocean of Giant's Deep in its centre. The Workshop may thus be entered by swimming or flying under the island itself through this opening.
Within are multiple statue heads being worked on and Nomai writings detailing the statue's ability to pair, record, and send memories of a single being to corresponding Nomai masks from anywhere in the solar system as part of the Ash Twin Project. There is a platform within the Workshop which is too high to be reached via jetpack under the gravity of Giant's Deep, but can be briefly flown to when the island is flung into space by a cyclone.
Texts and recordings
PHLOX: Welcome to Giant’s Deep, friends! I’m excited for you to meet the statues!
Testing memory statues
LAMI: They’re going to test the memory statues tonight! Phlox says it could be dangerous, so we can’t come.
Memory statue recording
PHLOX: Yarrow, would you kindly step back so Daz is closest to the statue? When pairing, the statue will choose whoever is in closest proximity.
PHLOX: ...See how its eyes have opened? That tells us the statue has paired with Daz. Now, no matter where he is in this star system, Daz’s statue will record his memories and send them to the Ash Twin Project.
YARROW: This is extraordinary sculpting work, Phlox!
DAZ: He has outdone himself again, hasn’t he? And now that we have our first successful pairing, we can test my memory storage prototype.
DAZ: Each statue will send a single Nomai’s memories to his or her own storage unit within Ash Twin.
PHLOX: Each storage unit will be equipped with a mask, the statue’s counterpart, which will be able to send those stored memories back to the corresponding Nomai.
RAMIE: I’ve installed the masks inside the Ash Twin Project, Phlox. They look beautiful (although I do feel as though I’m being observed!).
Sending memories back
PHLOX: I’m curious: Is sending a being’s memories back in time the same as sending the being itself back in time?
Warp platform (dependent on in-game time, arrival time is always one hundred-thousandth of a second earlier than departure time)
Departure Time: XXX.XXXX
Arrival Time: XXX.XXXX
Return warp status: CHARGED. Step onto warp platform when ready.
Notes & Trivia
- Outside the sealed Workshop door, the Nomai Memory Statue that paired with Gabbro can be found, as indicated by its open eyes.
- Somewhat rarely, the Statue Island may be dragged under the surface of the water instead of thrown into space. In this state, it's nearly impossible to navigate.