The room is a large containment facility for SkyTown's Aurora Unit, 217. It has two levels, the main for interacting with the AU, and the lower level for the Aurora Unit's maintenance. Around the main level is a hallway used to access nearby rooms. This hallway is dotted with purple, unscannable vegetation growing in pools of Phazon that remains even after Elysia is purged of corruption. If Samus jumps in this Phazon, it will make a splashing sound. The Aurora Chamber is the only room in which this happens.
This is the only known Aurora Chamber that does not have an Aurora Access room connecting to it.
When Samus Aran enters the room, she has the mission of purging Aurora Unit 217 of his corruption virus infection. The chamber is locked with a door that requires a kinetic charge. Until Samus has the Boost Ball, she cannot enter.
Once she has returned with it, she can open the door. When she tries to use the communications terminal, the "SkyTown announcer" says "The Aurora Unit is corrupted and requires repair. Opening maintenance level hatch." A hatch will then open, allowing Samus access to a Morph Ball tunnel that ends with a piston, which takes her down to the maintenance level.
However, before she can inject the vaccine, numerous Tinbots that were in stasis will awaken, and Samus will have to defeat eleven of them before she can get the chance to inject the Galactic Federation vaccine undisturbed. Once this happens, 217 is shown to be purged of all Phazon contamination. The room will fill with steam, and the AU Status Screens will turn on. However, just as Samus is about to leave, Ghor enters the room through a mechanical hatch. Destroying most of the circuit boards in the room with his Plasma Beam, he escapes through the same hatch after being injured by Samus's weapon fire. She cannot open the hatch herself.
|“||This turn of events is insignificant. I'll show you what I mean. Observe!
(shot by Samus) The network's been severed. You have no chance of destroying the Seed, unless you restore the Aurora Unit.
Leaving the maintenance level, she speaks with 217, who informs her that the destruction of the circuit boards has disabled SkyTown's network. To restore it, Samus would have to weld the broken circuitry with Ghor's Plasma Beam. She is tasked with the order of hunting him down.
When she returns, she fixes the network connection and allows 217 to plan out an attack on the Elysia Seed, discovering the location of three parts to a Theronian Bomb and giving them to Samus. Once the bomb is assembled and placed in the Spire Dock, Samus is asked by 217 to set off the bomb on the Spire when it passes over the Seed. Should Samus die during the Spire defense sequence, the game will resume from a checkpoint at the start of her last conversation with 217.
After the Elysia Seed is destroyed, 217 goes into stasis to acquire new data, and cannot be spoken to again.
Aurora Unit 217 briefings
|“||What a terrible dream we were having. Thank you for purging our Phazon corruption and allowing us to awaken.
There is much to do.
We have communed with AU 242 on the G.F.S. Olympus*, and learned that a Leviathan impacted Elysia and began spreading corruption. We must destroy this Leviathan and stem the tide of corruption as soon as possible.
We have a plan, but Ghor's attack severed key communication cables, disrupting our access to SkyTown's primary network. This prevents us from controlling SkyTown and executing our plan to destroy the Leviathan.
Ghor's plasma cannon should be able to fuse together the severed cables. We must ask you to hunt him down.
Ghor may have changed, Samus. Be prepared to deal with that. Good luck.
—Aurora Unit 217
After Ghor's defeat
|“||Thank you, Samus. We have restored our connection to SkyTown's network. Now, we can execute our plan to destroy the Leviathan.
We must first disable the Leviathan's protective shield. Unfortunately, the generator for this shield is hidden beneath the dense clouds of Elysia and so is impossible to reach directly.
As an alternative to destroying the generator, we have calculated that a massive thermonuclear explosion would likely destroy the shield itself.
This facility possesses the components to create such a device. We would like you to build this device and drop it on the Leviathan's shield.
Unfortunately, the components are too large for you to lift unaided. You will need assistance to move and assemble them.
There is a Federation landing site far to the east of SkyTown. You will be able to find something to help you there.
We will upload the current map data of this area to your suit. This should help you get started. Good luck, Samus.
—Aurora Unit 217
Noticeably, the "radio" effect on 217's voice is absent when he mentions the "Federation landing site far to the east", and it sounds more humanoid.
After Theronian bomb assembled
|“||The Theronian bomb is primed and ready. Excellent work, Samus.
To drop the bomb onto the Leviathan's shield, you must move the bomb pod directly over the Leviathan and shut down the pod's engine.
This must be done manually.
This is a dangerous mission. Will you accept it?
(Yes) Thank you. Initiating SkyTown migration.
(No) We understand your need to prepare. Return when you are ready, but please hurry. Your assistance is vital.
We will move the SkyTown facility as close as possible to the Leviathan's shield, and then deploy the bomb pod.
Do you understand what you are supposed to do, Samus?
(Yes) After shutting off the engines, use the escape capsule to return here. (SKYTOWN MIGRATION COMPLETE.) You must now proceed to the bomb pod. We will release the cables once you're in position.
(No) Your task will be to shut down the engines when the bomb pod is centered over the Leviathan.
We regret this mission places you in mortal danger, but there are no other options. Good luck.
—Aurora Unit 217
- Kinetic Lock
- "Security doors engaged. Energize lock with a kinetic charge to gain chamber access."
- Aurora Unit 217 (corrupted)
- "Aurora Unit 217 offline. Phazon corruption present. Administer vaccine to repair."
- Communications terminal
- "Communications terminal allows users to interact with Aurora Unit 217."
- Aurora Unit 217 (vaccinated)
- "Aurora Unit 217 online. Unable to communicate with SkyTown's network."
- Aurora Unit 217 (dormant)
- "Aurora Unit 217 is currently processing newly acquired data. Unable to interact with the unit."
- Mechanical hatch
- "Mechanical hatch is locked. There doesn't appear to be any way to open this door."
- AU Status Screen (AU offline)
- "AU Status Screen. No image is being displayed. Unit is currently offline."
- AU Status Screen (network offline)
- "AU Status Screen. Unit is currently online but is not connected to the network."
- Gun Socket (vaccine uploaded)
- "Vaccine has been uploaded. Aurora Unit 217 has been cured of all Phazon corruption."
- Damaged Circuit boards
- "Circuitry has sustained damage. Severed conditions must be repaired by fusing them together."
- Repaired Circuit boards
- "Circuitry has been repaired. This connection between the AU and network has been restored."
- AU Status Screen (network online)
- "AU Status Screen. Unit is online and connected into SkyTown's main network."
|Auroras||217 • 242 • 313 • 486|
|Technology||AU Status Screen • Aurora Unit access doors • Aurora Unit tank • Circuit board • SkyTown's network|
|Aurora Chambers||Olympus • SkyTown • Valhalla • Future Aurora Complex|
|Music||Aurora Unit 313 (theme)|
|Similar||Mother Brain • MB • Cortex Chamber • Master Brain • Central Unit|