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The Outer Worlds Catherine Malin Quest Guide

Catherine Malin Quest Guide

Catherine Malin Location
She can be found at Fallbrook in Monarch

  1. Slaughterhouse Clive
  2. A Cysty-Dance with Death
  3. Space-Crime Continuum (Faction Quest)
  4. Errors Unseen (Faction Quest)

1. Slaughterhouse Clive Walkthrough

This quest is obtained in Fallbrook, Monarch, by talking to Catherine Malin. She will share that she wants to take the profits and operations of Clive Lumbergh’s Boarst factory. Agree to begin the quest.

The C&P Boarst Factory is located southwest of Forlorn Crossroads. You can obtain a Boarst Factory ID Cartridge from Duncan Elley, in Fallbrook. You’ll need Persuade, Lie or Intimidate 50. Obtain it and you can just walk up to the front door. If you do, you’ll be greeted by a guard and you’ll have to Persuade (20) or Lie (35) or Intimidate (55) your way through, obtaining C&P Boarst Factory Gate Key. Head for the large door at the back once through to make your way into the factory.

Alternatively, you can take the C&P Factory Sewer Entrance, which is located at the foot of the waterfall just southeast from the factory’s main entrance. Lockpicking 35 is required to open the door.

Head up the stairs and make your way through the door inside then next room. Before entering the next room, there’s a terminal to your left that can be interacted with to edit the financial records (requires Intelligence). Head down the stairwell and then head for the large door at the back and then the large door immediately through it on the right. Make your way up the conveyor belt and jump over to the ladder, and climb up. Here you will find a terminal that can tamper with the production rate if you have Engineering (55). Shimmy across the pipes to the locked to door and make your way through. You’ll have very little time to do this, so hurry. This will put you into Clive Lumbergh’s office.

You can attempt to make a deal with him or you can kill him. If you kill him, return to Catherine to complete this quest and gain 21,000 XP, 2,199 Bit Cartridge and Unique Armor: Sublight Contractor Helm. If you try to get him and Catherine to work together he’ll balk, but you can use Medical (55) to recognize the body parts on him are not pigs, but in fact human. This will allow you to convince him to work with Catherine if you wish and net you 7000 XP.

You can then persuade him to let you kill Catherine, beginning the quest A Cysty-Dance with Death.

You can pickpocket Clive to obtain Clive’s Office Key. Then leave through the nearby lift and unlock the sealed door – granting you easy access to Clive in the future.

If you decided not to kill Clive or Catherine, speak with Catherine and either Lie (100) or Persuade (50) her to work with him to gain 1,300 XP. You can Persuade (50) her again to gain a further 1,300 XP. Keep speaking with her to gain an additional 28000 XP, 2,188 Bit Cartridges and the Unique Armor: Sublight Contractor Helm. By doing this you will Botch the quest A Cysty-Dance with Death.

2. A Cysty-Dance with Death Walkthrough

This quest is obtained by confronting Clive in the C&P Boarst Factory on Monarch and convincing him to let you kill Catherine Malin.

The easiest way to kill Catherine is to Sneak Attack her from behind and hide in corner until the guards are no longer alert. Killing her will net you 12000 XP. However, if you do this you will Botch the Slaughterhouse Clive quest, and you cannot complete both of these quests. Additionally, all SubLight personnel in Monarch will become hostile to you and you gain massive negative Reputation with SubLight Salvage & Shipping.

Speak to Clive to get 28000 XP and max Positive Reputation with C&P Boarst Factory. You’ll also gain 1,125 Bit Cartridges and the Unique Weapon: Clive’s Cleaver.

You can take the cans of Boarst off the table in the next room and speak to Clive about them to gain 625 Bit Cartridges.

3. Space-Crime Continuum Walkthrough

This quest is obtained by taking the job with Lilya Hagen aboard the Groundbreaker after you’ve gained access to Stellar Bay on Monarch.

Head outside to the fishery docks in Stellar Bay of Monarch and loot the corpse there in the corner. This will provide you with a Bloody Note that has a passcode on it. Take the note to Catherine Malin in Fallbrook.

Make your way to Fallbrook, visiting Amber Heights for several quests in the process. Talk to Mortimer Bell near the entrance and, if you’re doing Space-Crime Continuum, ask him where to find Catherine Malin, and you’ll gain Sublight Salvage & Shipping reputation.

Go to meet Catherine and tell her you’re here to fix the problem. She says you must syphon the gas from Cascadia’s lab into one of your ship’s fuel tanks. She warns you the town is overrun by Marauders and the lab is swarmed with mantisaurs. You can mention that Nyoka can kill them or Ellie can drug them. She will tell you technical skills are needed, you can mention Parvati or Vicar Max. You’re to take the gas to the Groundbreaker once you obtain it. Finish the dialogue and earn 5000xp

Catherine has an extra job, however. You can pick it up now. She wants you to take Clive Lumbergh’s boarst factory, owner dead or alive. You can kill him or sabotage the factory. This unlocks the side quest Slaughterhouse Clive. Speak to Duncan Elley for an ID if you wish to sneak in. You’ll have to Persuade (50), Lie (50) or Intimidate (50) to get one.

Clive is located inside C&P Boarst Factory to the southwest of Fallbrook. If you can reach him and convince him to work with Catherine then you can bring his proposition to her. Or you can just kill him. If you tried to get them to work together when you speak with Catherine you need a Persuade (50) or Lie (100) to get her to do it.

Head to Cascadia and interact with the terminal near the sealed door containing what you seek (it’s inside a building). You need to override the system with the password and the door will reveal a lift that takes you to Rizzo Secret Laboratory. Be sure to look around Cascadia before you head inside, as you can find Zora’s Executive Review on another terminal inside Rizzo’s. This will allow you to use the terminal at the locked gate to Cascadia.

Once inside the lab you’ll gain 5000 XP, and you’ll come across a security robot, but you can get by with Lie (60). To the left of the robots there’s a room with a terminal. Use it to signal ADA to land, and your quest will update and grant you 5000 XP. Continue exploring by taking the route left from the entrance. You’ll pass a locked door with some loot inside and come to a room with several Mantisaur.

Following the path-ridden trap without Mantisaur, that has Mechanical Guardian MK 2 instead. You’ll have to dodge mines and ray tripwires unless you have lockpicking 100. Watch out for the steam and the mines on the walls as well! This is the way you must take if you want to use ventilation to solve your bug problem.

Defeat the mantisaur and climb the ladder then interact with the terminal to align the fuel. After that, initiate Alta-Vitae Gas transfer – you’ll learn this terminal is not allowed and you have to make it to another one. Earn 5000xp

Go down the ladder and open the nearby door. There’s more Mantisaur to kill, and a creepy shrine to Dr. Thomas Lynwood Ryall to observe. Go to the far end of the room and you can take a right to loot some items and read a terminal, and then take the opposite direction to fight a Mantiqueen. The terminal up the stairs past the queen is the one you need for your quest. Pick to connect storage tanks to the landing pad refueling system. You can now Engineering (40), Hack (60) or Overload the systems. You’ll gain 5000xp.

While you are inside the lab, find the Mind Control Ray for the quest Weapons from the Void. Go toward the lift and look right – there’s a gap to jump across, leading to a ladder, another jump and another ladder. You’ll find a dead scientist and a safe that contains Mind Control Ray. (3500xp)

Take the lift out and you’ come out by a group of Mantisaur on the opposite side of the locked gate from the main town. You can head to the Unreliable and back to the Groundbreaker to complete the quest by talking to Lylya Hagen at SubLight. (5000xp)

Finishing the quest gives you 20000xp, SubLight Salvage & Shipping Reputation Up, 2188 Bit Cartridge. You can Persuade (100) for 2300xp and 500 Bit Cartridge. If you completed Slaughterhouse Clive you’ll receive further SubLight Salvage & Shipping reputation, and Lilya will ask if the swine gave you any strange looks.

You’ll also unlock the quest to move in and commandeer a decommissioned station as a SubLight Salvage & Shipping Remote Station. Accept to obtain the quest The Ice Palace and obtain Override Cartridge, which allows you to travel to the quest destination.

4. Errors Unseen Walkthrough

Talk to Sanjar after completing BOLT with His Name. He reveals the plan is to blackmail The Board into letting them back to the table. Sanjar will reveal he believes another corporation is operating illegally within Monarch, granting you the quest Errors Unseen. He will tell you Catherine is likely supplying them from Fallbrook. He wants you to infiltrate the secret facility and bring back evidence – be it an item or staff.

Head to Fallbrook, south of Stellar Bay, and talk to Catherine Malin. She will say “maybe” one of her teams were hired for a drop-off and have gone missing, and offer to pay you handsomely if you find them. You can also get this information by pickpocketing her keycard and using her terminal.

Head north from Fallbrook and you will find the Drop-off point along the road. The road is a dead end – there will be two Mantiqueen and several Mantisaur on the way. You’ll meet Weston Sloan by the broken bridge heading north. The drop point is on the lower level under the broken bridge – this unlocks the location “Blown Bridge”. Inspect the loader to gain 5625xp and then follow the trace of blood west toward the Smuggler Tunnel.

Within the tunnel, beware of several electric traps and mines, and make your way to Arthur. You can use medical (40) to have a look at his wounds, and some Sublight Salvage & Shipping reputation. You can then ask him what happened, or reveal Catherine told you to come. He will say there ambushed by Marauders, who seemed to know where the meeting would take place. He’ll tell you which way they went, and you can get 5625xp for this step.

The Marauders headed West from this location, up a hill past some Mantisaur and Mantiswarm. You will arrive at UDL Lab location. The Marauders have a group of scientists rounded up, and promptly kill them. Defeat the Marauder and Canid enemies. Inside the building, several more Marauders await alongside their Ringleader. You can pick up UDL Lab Weapons Terminal Keycard from a table on the second floor, where you kill the ringleader. Access the terminal on the other room of the second floor and transfer files to external tape to bring evidence of UDL’s Lorem Ipsum project. Gain 5625xp and UDL Research Data quest item.

You can bring the UDL Lab Weapons Terminal Key Card to the 1st floor and interact with a terminal. You can unlock the weapon they have been developing with Hack (55) or answer: Protect the Chairman, answer: Berate him relentlessly to defend the Chairman’s honor, answer: Arrest your spouse and admit your children to a reeducation program. You can now pick up Gloop Gun, a Science Weapon part of the Weapons From the Void Quest.

Go northwest and you’ll come to a closed Gate. Unlock it with the nearby terminal to make access easier in the future. Go North toward Stellar Bay and you’ll come across a Marauder Camp. Kill them and then talk to Lenora Talley, who is a prisoner here. This will unlock her as a vendor near Fallbrook.

Return to Stellar Bay and talk to Sanjar Nandi at his office. Ask him what the reformations are, and he will reveal he is planning to reformat The Board, but slowly and from within. Nyoka expresses concern about what will happen to Amber Heights and Fallbrook.

If you give Sanjar the data, the quest will complete, giving you 15000xp, 2188 Bit Cartridge, MSI Elite Armor and Monarch Stellar Industries Reputation.

Return to Catherine Malin at Fallbrook and tell her about Arthur in the cave – you’ll get SunLight Salvage & Shipping Reputation.

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