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  • Appliances and Housewares
    • The Olfatrix Smell Tower
      • Hardware for Wade's haptic chair. "The Oflatrix Smell Tower in the corner was capable of generating over two thousand discernible odors."
  • Armed Forces
    • The Sixers
      • Group of IOI hunting for Haliday's egg.
    • The Star League
      • No description available
  • Artifacts
    • Amulet of Protection
      • Magic item Wade carries to the planet Archaide.
    • The Cataclyst
      • A sort of magical bomb that could be used only once. When detonated, it would kill every single avatar and NPC in the sector, including its owner.
    • The Copper Key
      • Key required to enter the first gate in Halliday's egg contest, hidden in a simulation of the Tomb of Horrors Dungeons & Dragons module on the planet Ludus in the OASIS.
    • The Crystal Key
      • No description available
    • Fyndoro's Tablet of Finding
      • An ultrapowerful artifact that goes up for auction. A flat circle of polished black stone with one very simple power - "Once a day, its owner could write any avatar's name on its surface, and the tablet would display that avatar's location at that exact moment. However, this power had range limitations. If you were in a different OASIS sector than the avatar you were trying to find, the tablet would tell you only which sector your target was currently in. If you were already in the same sector, the tablet would tell you what planet your target was currently on, or closest to, if they were out in space. If you were already on the same planet as your target when you used the tablet, it would show you their exact coordinates on a map."
    • Hayata's Beta Capsule
      • Artifact from the hidden high-level Japanese-language quest Shodai Urutoraman, based on the 1966 Ultraman TV series.
    • The Jade Key
      • Key required to enter the Second Gate in Halliday's egg contest.
    • The Orb of Osuvox
      • The powerful artifact The Sixers use to generate the impenetrable shield around Castle Anorak.
    • Ring of Magic Resistance
      • Magic item Wade carries to the planet Archaide.
    • Ring of Teleportation
      • Magic item Wade uses to teleport to the Zork planet Frobozz.
    • Sword of the Ba'Heer
      • Artifact that Aech was carrying when he was killed by The Sixers detonating the Cataclyst.
  • Audiovisual Devices
    • Abound Sound Audio System
      • Ultra thin speakers on Wade's haptic chair.
  • Awards
    • Game Designer of the Year Awards
      • Awards that Halliday won, on display in the real GSS Museum in Columbus, but also in the virtual simulation of the GSS Museum, which is located deep within the planet Archaide in Sector Seven.
  • Bars and Night Clubs
    • The Distracted Globe
      • Venue where Open Morrow'a birthday party takes place, a zero gravity dance club on the planet Neonoir in Sector Sixteen.
  • Battles, Conflicts and Wars
    • The Battle of Frobozz
      • Battle between The Sixers and several Gunter clans over access to Zork simulations on the planet Frobozz.
  • Beverages
    • Sludge
      • High protein vitamin d infused breakfast drink.
  • Books-Biography
    • The Egg Man
      • Halliday biography.
  • Books-Nonfiction
    • Anorak's Almanac
      • A collection of hundreds of Halliday's undated journal entries.
    • The Grail Diary
      • Wade's journal.
  • Bowling Alleys
    • Middletown Lanes
      • Bowling alley from Halliday's hometown.
    • Middletown Lanes (OASIS)
      • Bowling alley hidden in Tyrell buildings (Blade Runner) all over the OASIS, based on a real bowling alley from Halliday's hometown.
  • Buildings-Other
    • Tomb of Horrors
      • Underground tomb on the planet Ludus in the OASIS, based on the Dungeons & Dragons module, home of the the Copper Key.
    • Tyrell Building
      • The famous pyramid-shaped building from Blade Runner, included as a template in OASIS World Building software.
  • Charities
    • The Kelly Ann Grunther Foundation
      • Charity dedicated to getting homeless cats off the street that holds a silent auction (Season 6 episode IQ)
  • Cities-U.S. Ohio
    • Middletown, Ohio
      • Birth place of Halliday.
  • Classes
    • Advanced OASIS Studies
      • Class Wade attends at his school in the OASIS.
  • Clothing and Accessories
    • Art3Miss
      • Art3mis' wildly successful clothing line for full-figured female avatars.
    • Black Chuck Taylor All Stars of Speed and Flight
      • Magical items Art3mis was wearing when she was killed by The Sixers detonating the Cataclyst.
  • Communications Companies
    • Helpful Helpdesk Inc.
      • One of the contract firms GSS uses to handle OASIS customer service and support, where Wade gets a job to pay the rent.
  • Competitions
    • The Contest
      • The hunt for Halliday's easter egg.
  • Computer Peripherals
    • Dinatro RLR-7800 WreckSpex
      • Haptic visor Wade uses to interact with the OASIS. "The Visor drew the OASIS directly onto my retinas at the highest frame rate and resolution perceptible to the human eye"
    • Habashaw OIR 9400
      • Morrow's top of the line OASIS immersion bays.
    • Oculance Visor
      • Brand of visor in Morrow's immersion bays.
    • Okagami IdleHands Haptic Datagloves
      • State-of-the-art haptic gloves Wade wears to interact with the OASIS. Special tactile feedback pads covered both palms, allowing the gloves to create the illusion that I was touching objects and surfaces that didn't actually exist.
    • Okagami Runaround Omni-directional Treadmill
      • Moving base for Wade's haptic chair. Slogan: "No matter where you go, there you are"
    • Oscillation Overthruster
      • Device that allows Wade's flying DeLorean, the Ecto-88, it to travel through solid matter.
    • Shaptic Technologies HC5000 Fully Adjustable Haptic Chair
      • Haptic hardware Wade uses to interact with the OASIS.
    • Sinatro OASIS Console
      • A top-of-the-line miniature OASIS console one of Wade's fellow IOI indents was caught concealing inside a prosthetic testicle. "Talk about balls."
  • Computers
    • OASIS Reality Engine
      • No description available
  • Counselors, Psychiatrists and Therapists
    • Dr. Nora
      • Psychiatrist, host of new psychology talk show on KACL (Season 6 episode Dr. Nora)
  • Currency
    • OASIS Credit
      • No description available
  • Dance Parties
    • Ogden Morrow's 80s Dance Party
      • Annual celebration at Ogden Morrow's nightclub The Distracted Globe on the planet Neonoir.
  • Databases
    • USCR
      • United States Citizens Registry database.
  • Dating, Escort and Sex Services
    • The Pleasuredome
      • Brothel simulation.
  • Electronics
    • Voight Kampff Test Machine
      • Replicant testing machine present in all of the virtually simulated Tyrell Corporation buildings in the OASIS, from Blade Runner.
  • Energy Drinks
    • Daisho Energy Drink
      • Daito and Shoto's energy drink.
  • Fortified Centers
    • Castle Anorak
      • Halliday's personal stronghold on the planet Chthonia.
  • Games
    • Shodai Urutoraman
      • Hidden high-level Japanese-language quest on the planet Tokusatsu, created by GSS's Hokkaido division and based on the 1966 Ultraman TV series that Wade, Daito and Shoto complete together.
  • Government-Councils
    • OASIS User Council
      • OASIS governing council.
  • High Schools
    • OASIS Public School #1172
      • Aech's high school in the OASIS.
    • OASIS Public School #1873
      • Wade's high school in the OASIS.
    • OASIS Public School #571
      • High school in the OASIS near the Tomb of Horrors.
  • Historical Events
    • The Great Recession
      • The depletion of fossil fuels generates a worldwide energy crisis.
  • Home Furnishing Products
    • SageCage
      • The titanium alloy Wade used to reinforce his apartment's walls, floor, and ceiling.
  • Industries
    • Innovative Online Industries
      • Also known as IOI, the global communications conglomerate and the world's largest internet service provider.
  • Mixed Drinks
    • Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster
      • Drink served at Ogden Morrow's nightclub The Distracted Globe, inspired by The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • Moons
    • Benatar
      • Artemis' small moon, location of her armored palace stronghold.
  • Movies
    • Caravan of Suck
      • Joke Wade makes to Aech about the Star War film Caravan Of Courage: An Ewok Adventure - "They should have called it Caravan of Suck"
  • Museums
    • GSS Museum
      • The real GSS Museum is in Columbus, but there is a virtual simulation of it on the planet Archaide.
  • Neighborhoods
    • Portland Avenue Stacks
      • A sprawling hive of discolored trailer homes rusting on the shores of I-40, just west of Oklahoma City's decaying skyscraper.
  • Outer Space
    • Falco
      • Also known as Planetoid S14A316, the cheapest planetoid Wade could find, where he builds his stronghold.
    • The Whedonverse
      • A large group of worlds in Sector Eleven, where Wade obtained his Firefly class starship.
    • The XYZZY Cluster
      • A group of several hundred rarely visited worlds containing recreations of classic text adventure games.
  • Pizza Parlors
    • Happy Time Pizza
      • Pizza parlor from Halliday's hometown.
    • Happy Time Pizza (virtual version)
      • Pizza parlor from Halliday's hometown, recreated as a virtual simulation on the planet Archaide.
    • Twenty Grand Palace
      • Combination video game arcade / pizza parlor in the OASIS, inspired by the arcade from the movie War Games.
  • Planets
    • Alt.phreaking
      • One of the worlds in Sector Seven named after an old Usenet group.
    • Altair VI
      • Planet in the OASIS, inspired by Star Trek.
    • Archaide
      • Planet in the OASIS, tribute to video games of all kinds, includes a virtual simulation of the GSS Museum and Happy Time Pizza, a pizzeria from Halliday's hometown.
    • Arrakis
      • Planet in the OASIS, based on the planet from Dune.
    • Axrenox
      • Cyber punk themed world in Sector Twenty-Two containing a Tyrell Building from Blade Runner where Wade goes looking for the third Gate.
    • Chthonia (OASIS)
      • Planet in Sector Ten, home of Halliday's personal stronghold, Castle Anorak.
    • Discworld
      • Planet in the OASIS, based on the Discworld book series by Terry Pratchett.
    • Frobozz
      • Small world in Sector Seven, home to detailed re-creations of the game Zork.
    • Goondocks
      • Goonies-themed planet in the OASIS.
    • Greyhawk
      • Planet in the OASIS, reference to Dungeons & Dragons.
    • Gygax
      • Planet in the OASIS, named after Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons.
    • Incipio
      • Planet at the center of Sector One where new avatars spawn when created.
    • IOI 1
      • Planet in the OASIS, a massive chrome globe, headquarters of The Sixers.
    • Ludus
      • Planet in the OASIS, location of OASIS public schools, as well as the Tomb of Horrors, home of the Copper Key.
    • Ludus II
      • Planet in the OASIS where all schools from Ludus were relocated to when it was revealed that Ludus was the location of the Copper Key. The original Ludus remained a battlefield for Gunters.
    • Magrathea
      • Planet in the OASIS, based on the planet from the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
    • Middle Earth
      • Planet in the OASIS, named for Lord of the Rings.
    • Middletown
      • Planet in the OASIS that Halliday created to resemble his hometown in Ohio, as it was in the 1980s.
    • Midworld
      • Planet in the OASIS, based on Midworld novel by Alan Dean Foster.
    • Mitnick
      • One of the worlds in Sector Seven named after a famous hacker.
    • Neonoir
      • Plant in the Oasis where it's always night, location of Ogden Morrow's nightclub The Distracted Globe.
    • Pern
      • Planet in the Oasis, based on the planet from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern series.
    • Planet Doom
      • Planet in the OASIS, location of the third and final gate, as well as the crystal key. Named after the one of the planets of the Drule Empire in the video game series Voltron: Defender of the Universe.
    • Planet Zemeckis
      • Planet in the OASIS.
    • Ringworld
      • Planet in the OASIS, based on the science fiction novel by Larry Niven.
    • Riverworld
      • Planet in the OASIS, based on the fantasy novels by Philip José Farmer.
    • Skolnick
      • Planet in the OASIS, location of an interactive simulation of the fraternity house from the movie Revenge of the Nerds. Named after Robert Carradine's character Lewis Skolnick.
    • Tokusatsu
      • Planet, location of the hidden high-level Japanese-language quest Shodai Urutoraman.
    • Transsexual
      • Planet in the OASIS featuring screenings of the Rocky horror picture show.
    • Vulcan
      • Planet in the OASIS, based on the Star Trek planet.
    • Woz
      • One of the worlds in Sector Seven named after a famous hacker.
  • Radio Programs
    • The Dr. Nora Show
      • New psychology talk show on KACL (Season 6 episode Dr. Nora)
  • Realms
    • The Basement
      • Aech's chatroom.
    • Chthonia
      • Fantasy world setting in the video game Anorak's Quest that Halliday programmed in BASIC on a TRS-80.
    • Halcydonia
      • Magical kingdom setting in the educational games created by Ogden and Kira's nonprofit educational software company Halcydonia interactive.
    • Sector Eleven
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of the Whedonverse, where Wade obtains his Firefly class starship.
    • Sector Fourteen
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of Wade's asteroid Falco.
    • Sector One
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location where new avatars are spawned at the time of their creation.
    • Sector Seven
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of the planet Middletown, a recreation of Halliday's hometown.
    • Sector Sixteen
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of planet Neonoir and Morrow's nightclub The Distracted Globe.
    • Sector Ten
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of Joe's Garage, an orbital starship repair shop.
    • Sector Twenty-one
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of the Rush-themed planet Syrinx.
    • Sector Twenty-two
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of the hidden high-level quest called Shodai Urutoraman on the planet Tokusatsu.
    • Sector Two
      • One of the twenty-seven sectors of the OASIS, location of the planet Gygax.
  • Rental Services
    • The Mailbox
      • Post office box rental outlet where Wade rents a mailbox as part of his IOI escape plan.
  • Repair Services
    • Joe's Garage
      • Orbital starship repair shop in Sector Ten.
  • Restaurants-Other
    • Fiddlesticks
      • Location of the luncheon that Frasier and Niles bid on at the silent auction (Season 6 episode IQ)
  • Robot Models
    • The Iron Giant
      • A fifty-foot, metal-eating robot, one of the giant robot reward options available when Wade beats the Black Tiger video game, originally from The Iron Giant animated film.
    • Jet Jaguar
      • A humanoid robot, one of the giant robot reward options available when Wade beats the Black Tiger video game, originally from the film Godzilla vs. Megalon.
    • Johnny Five Supply Droids
      • Short Circuit droids The Sixers use as gofers, to run errands.
    • RX-78 Gundam Mech
      • The giant robot that Aech selects after clearing the second gate, from the Mobile Suit Gundam anime series.
    • Shaptic ÜberBetty
      • Anatomically correct haptic doll (ACHD), for more intimate encounters within the OASIS.
  • Rules
    • The Genetic Privacy Act
      • Law that made it illegal for IOI to sample DNA.
  • Software
    • Mandarax Software
      • Translation software Wade uses to translate a Japanese newsfeed article about Daito's "suicide"
    • Max Headroom V3.4.1
      • Highly customized system agent software.
    • OASIS OS
      • Operating system used for the OASIS.
    • Travoltra
      • High end avatar dance software that Wade utlizes at Ogden Morrow's birthday party.
    • World Builder Software
      • OASIS software containing templates for structures, such as the Tyrell building from Blade Runner.
  • Software Companies
    • Gregarious Games
      • Halliday and Morrow's first video game Company.
    • Halcydonia Interactive
      • Ogden and Kira's nonprofit educational software company that created free interactive adventure games for kids.
  • Sports Teams - Other
    • Clan Destiny
      • Gunter Clan (group of gunters working together to find Halliday's easter egg)
    • The High Five
      • Gunter Clan (group of gunters working together to find Halliday's easter egg)
    • The Key Masters
      • Gunter Clan (group of gunters working together to find Halliday's easter egg)
    • The Oviraptors
      • Gunter Clan (group of gunters working together to find Halliday's easter egg)
    • Team Banzai
      • Gunter Clan (group of gunters working together to find Halliday's easter egg)
  • Tactical Clothing Products
    • Antigrav Boots
      • Boots Wade wears to the planet Archaide.
    • Backpack of Holding
      • Gear Wade wears when visiting the planet Archaide, what he calls his Sunday best.
    • Boots of Speed
      • Magic boots that Shoto wears.
    • Gauntlets of Giant Strength
      • Gloves Wade wears when visiting the planet Archaide.
    • Jet Boots
      • Wade's flying boots.
  • Technology Companies
    • GSS
      • Gregarious Simulation Systems, Halliday's company.
  • Thoroughfares-Avenues
    • The Avenue
      • Road on the planet Neonoir, location of Ogden Morrow's nightclub The Distorted Globe.
    • Cleveland Avenue
      • Street where Halliday grew up.
  • Thoroughfares-Boulevards
    • The Boulevard
      • Road on the planet Neonoir, location of Ogden Morrow's nightclub The Distorted Globe.
  • Thoroughfares-Lanes
    • Greenleaf Lane
      • Art3mis' home address in Vancouver.
  • Tracking Devices
    • Meta-detector
      • Device used at IOI checkpoint to scan indents to make sure they weren't hiding any electronic devices on or in their persons.
  • TV News
    • IOI-N
      • The company's twenty-four-hour news network that provides a nonstop stream of company-related news and propaganda.
  • TV Shows
    • Tommy Queue
      • TV show on IOI-N, a wacky situation comedy chronicling the misadventures of Tommy, a newly indentured OASIS tech rep struggling to achieve his goals of financial independence and on-the-job excellence!. An "inane corporate shitcom", according to Wade.
  • TV Stations
    • The Aech-Feed
      • Aech's personal OASIS vidfeed.
    • Art3mivision
      • Art3mis' personal OASIS vidfeed.
    • The Daishow
      • Daito and Shoto's personal OASIS vidfeed.
    • Parzival-TV
      • Wade's personal OASIS vidfeed, broadcasting obscure eclectic crap, 24-7-365.
  • Vehicle Models - Space
    • TIE Fighter
      • Vehicle from Star Wars that appears in the OASIS.
    • Viper
      • Colonial starfighter from Battlestar Galactica that appears in the OASIS.
    • X-Wing
      • Wade keeps an X-Wing Fighter from Star Wars in the hangar on his private asteroid.
  • Vehicles-Cars and Trucks
    • Ecto-88
      • Wade's car: The DeLorean came outfitted with a (nonfunctioning) flux capacitor, but I'd made several additions to its equipment and appearance. First, I'd installed an artificially intelligent onboard computer named KITT (purchased in an online auction) into the dashboard, along with a matching red Knight Rider scanner just above the DeLorean's grill. Then I'd outfitted the car with an oscillation overthruster, a device that allowed it to travel through solid matter. Finally, to complete my '80s super-vehicle theme, I'd slapped a Ghostbusters logo on each of the DeLorean's gull-wing doors, then added personalized plates that read ECTO-88.
  • Vehicles-Space
    • The Kaylee
      • The name of Wade's Firefly class starship before he changes it to The Vonnegut.
    • The Kurosawa
      • Dario and Shoto's starship, a large interplanetary trawler modeled after the Bebop in Cowboy Bebop.
    • The Marveller
      • Wade's new starship (transformed version of the giant robot Leopardon from Supaidaman)
    • The Vonnegut
      • The name Wade gives his Firefly class starship, previously named The Kaylee.
  • Video Game Arcades
    • Aladdin's Castle
      • Arcade on the planet Archaide, virtual simulation of an real arcade that once existed.
  • Video Games
    • Anorak's Quest
      • Video game Halliday programmed in BASIC on a TRS-80 set in the fantasy world Chthonia.
    • Anorak's Quest II
      • Sequel to Halliday's first video game.
    • Flicksync
      • Immersive interactive video games patented by GSS that allowed people to play a lead role in one of their favorite old movies or tv series, inspired by Halliday's War Games simulation quest beyond the first gate.
    • The OASIS
      • OASIS = Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation. A massively multiplayer online game that has gradually evolved into the globally networked virtual reality most of humanity now used on a daily basis.
    • The Stacks
      • Wade created an Atari 2600 video game.
  • Videos
    • Anorak's Invitation
      • Halliday's video message, a meticulously constructed short film.
  • Weapons
    • Hale Mail Powered Armor
      • Gear Wade wears when visiting the planet Archaide, what he calls his Sunday best.
    • Lightsaber
      • The Jedi laser sword weapons from Star Wars are a dime a dozen in the OASIS. Wade has more than 40.
    • Specium Ray
      • Weapon Wade uses as Ultraman in the battle against Sorrento, a pulsing beam of white energy.
    • Ultra-Slice
      • Weapon Wade uses as Ultraman in the battle against Sorrento, a glowing circular saw blade of electric-blue energy.
    • Vorpal Bastard Sword
      • Sword Wade carries to the planet Archaide.
    • Vorpal Blade
      • Wade gives Shoto a Vorpal blade as a gift, originally from Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass.
  • Weapons-Explosives
    • Antimatter Friction-induction Bomb
      • Bomb Wade programs Supply Droid SD-03 to detonate, bringing down The Sixers' dome over Castle Anorak.
  • Websites
    • Arty's Missives
      • Blog written by female gunter Art3mis detailed her quest for Halliday's egg.
    • Gun Torrent
      • A file sharing program used by gunters around the world.
    • Gunterpedia
      • Gunter website.
    • The Hatchery
      • Gunter website.
    • The John Hughes Blues
      • Blog post posted on Arty's Missives blog.
    • L33t Hax0rz Warezhaus
      • Highly exclusive illegal data auction site.
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