The Corpus Raknoids, spider-like mechanisms, are found upon The Orb Vallis of Venus. These mechanical monstrosities are presumed to be powered by a part commonly referred to as a Toroid. Besides the fact that Toroids are found in Raknoids, very little else is known of these spherical contraptions. However, for some reason, the inhabitants of Fortuna find value in collecting as many as possible – and it is as a reulst of this that it is possible to earn favor with factions such as the Vox Solaris and with the Quills associated with them in Fortuna.
At present, there are 5 variants of Toroids, most of which are obtainable from a different model of Raknoid – except for 2 which are obtained from far nastier creations: the Orb Mothers themselves!
The Crisma Toroid is a shiny contraption that is worth 6k standing in the eye’s of Vox Solaris. It drops from the Profit Taker Orb Mother in Phase 4 of the corresponding Heist (seek the back room of Fortuna, if you aren’t sure what we mean here).
Next, the Lazulite Toroid, which drops from the Exploiter Orb Mother.
This Toroid can be traded for 12k standing and is currently the most valued Toroid. It als helps that the Exploiter Orb is both enjoyable and easy, compared to the Profit Taker.
These next items are the smaller farmable Toroids. These don’t require you to fight an Orb Mother, and can be farmed in higher quantities, if you hav the patience. These are the Vega, Calda, and Sola Toroids, each of which is valued at 1k standing per unit. The biggest difference between these three are the Raknoid models that house them.
First up, we have the Vega Toroid, which has a 1% chance to be dropped by Mite Raknoids. During the first stage of the Exploiter Orb, you will find an abundance of these nasty annoyances, so if you’re looking for a constant flow of these little spider bots, the Exploiter Orb fight is your best bet.
Alternatively, you can fight any enemy in the Spaceport – which has a 1.1% drop rate.
Next we have the Calda Toroid. This one is found in and around the Enrichment Labs, where the Scyto Raknoids spawn. This toroid has a 20% drop rate from the Scyto, or a 1.1% drop rate from other enemies in the area. However, this requires Alert Level 4 active to call forth the necessary Raknoids.
An easier way to farm this Toroid is during Phase 2 of the Profit Taker Heist. Once completed and told to head back to Fortuna, you will essentially be in Alert Level 4 until you return to the elevator.
The last Toroid, the Sola, can be found in and around the Temple of Profit, with a 20% drop rate from the Kyta Raknoid. Again, there is also a 1.1% drop rate from any other enemy in the area.
Yet again, you will need to hit Alert Level 4 in the corresponding area in order to trigger constant waves of enemies, amongst whom the Kyta will eventually spawn.
In addition, these three Toroids may also be found in any of the 17 caves on The Orb Vallis. The interaction here occurs in a similar fashion to that of Ayatan sculptures, where you see the item on the ground and simply interact with it to pick it up.
What the Vox Solaris use these objects for is beyond me, but if they are willing to pay for every one they receive, then who am I to ask questions.