Investigate Joint Security Headquarters
|Investigate Joint Security Headquarters|
|Location||Joint Security Headquarters|
|Given by||Professor Oldfield|
|Rewards||500 Stygian Coins|
After talking to Professor Oldfield about the true purpose of the expedition, he will give you the next set of sites to investigate. It is necessary to get through the Nexus of Technology and the Health Center first before you are able to enter the Joint Security Headquarters.
- Investigate Joint Security Headquarters, located at coordinates F12. Report your findings to Professor Oldfield.
Entrance to the Joint Security Headquarters lies at coordinates F12, however the player can also land at E11 in a small native outpost and make their way to F12 on foot.
The facility is heavily guarded by multiple Seahorse Plasma Turrets which need to be destroyed first in order to access the building. EMP Grenades and a good quality High Frequency Shield Emitter can be essential here, especially if player doesn't use ranged weapons.
Once inside, you will be stopped by a bio-scanner. If you haven't visited Lemurian Health Center yet, you will be unable to progress until you explore that location and implant the A-RFID Chip into your own hand.
After getting past the scanner, player needs to reach the security console in the northern office which can be accessed either throught the armory to the west or barracks to the north-east. The facility itself is filled with Strongmen, Handmaidens, few Naga Protectors, usually inactive and few plasma turrets. There are also some Plasma Mine traps in the main hall.
The Armory in the west is infested by Giant Creepers. There are also two inactive Strongmen nearby which will awaken if player opens any gate via electronic lock. It is possible to lure both enemy groups to each other, which will cause a fight to break out between spiders and robots. To proceed, player needs to either hack the lock to the NE gate (100 effective skill) or open it by interacting with heavily damaged computer console which is found upstairs.
Once you reach the security console, use it to lift the lockdown and open the gates outside and elevator to the second level. With 90 effective Hacking, player can also disable the security cameras and with 110 Hacking also the automated turrets to make exploration easier. Once the lockdown is lifted however, the Strongmen will activate and start to roam the main hall.
Use the elevator to reach the Joint Security Command level and obtain the docking coordinates for Abyssal Station Zero from the computer console. You can explore the location more, but to finish the quest you only need the coordinates and report back to Professor Oldfield. After leaving the facility, player will be ambushed by a group of Sørmirbæren. This ambush can be prevented by wiping their village nearby, destroying the Black Rock Totem or killing Sørmirbæren Bäsekar at the top of the lighthouse at D10.
Difficulty of this quest is significantly increased on Hard Difficulty and above as player is forced to deposit all their equipment in the item container in the scanner room.
To recover their equipment, player needs to access the adjacent room, where their gear has been transported. There are few ways how to access the room: hack the door with a Haxxor (90 effective skill) or by destroying the wall with a TNT Charge. Necessary Haxxor Mk III can be found in a desk in the room to the west, while 3 TNT Charges can be found in the armory inside a cabinet.
Until recovering their gear, player should be very careful while navigating the facility, as any noise (such as stepping on a Plasma Mine) or being detected by cameras will activate the Strongmen.