Xen Plant Light
|Xen Plant Light|
The Xen Plant Light consists of a reddish-brown stalk around four feet tall with a small bulb on top that shines mostly bright yellow, but also green, purple, or white. Whenever approached, it shakes rapidly, dims its light, and retracts into its base. It eventually reemerges after a short period. It is mostly found near Xen Spores or Xen Trees on Xen. They can also grow on cave ceilings as seen in the Gonarch's lair.
In Opposing Force, Xen Plant Lights can be seen several times in the Black Mesa Research Facility by Adrian Shephard: in the chapter Missing in Action, where Xen flora seems to have invaded the facility, and in the chapter Vicarious Reality, where it can be seen in glass cases near Xen Spores and the Barnacle Grapple, Xen flora being also studied by Black Mesa.
Behind the scenes
- As found in the Half-Life 2 leak, the Xen Plant Light was originally to appear in Half-Life 2, with the entity name
npc_lightstalk. In the WC map pack, in can be found in maps made from January to February 2002: In the sewers under the Combine Factories in
d1_garage_02_03, and in Antlion caves in
- There is an unused dead texture variation of Xen Plant Light in the files of Half-Life: Source.
Half-Life and its expansions
Xen Plant Light near Xen Spores on Xen.
Xen Plant Light near a Xen Tree on Xen.
Xen Plant Light near a Healing Pool on Xen.
Unused dead variation, as seen in Half-Life: Source.
Half-Life 2 leak
Xen Plant Lights in the sewers under the Combine Factories.