Gladys Quest Guide
Gladys in The Outer Worlds
A Merchant on the Groundbreaker. She will offer you information and Quests.
Go to the Groundbreaker main area and take a left, you’ll come to the Rest-n-Go. You will find her inside.
Gladys Related Quests
- Passage to Anywhere
- The Amateur Alchemist
- Weapons From the Void
- The Distress Signal
- The Doom That Came to Roseway
- Don’t Bite the Sun (Companion Quest)
1. Passage to Anywhere Walkthrough
This quest begins automatically after you finish Stranger in a Strange Land. Picking up the Holographic Shroud in the captain’s quarters in your Ship, the Unreliable, will net you 18600 XP. If you read the logs in the computer there next to it you’ll gain the quest Weapon From The Void.
Travel to the Groundbreaker and approach the Customs officer, CPL. Leonard Wheeler. He will inform you that your ship is impounded and say you will have to take it up with Udom Bedford. Leonard can also give you the quest Solution Vial, and some information regarding the Groundbreaker’s status on the system and its relationship with The Board. He will also give you directions on where to go to obtain further quests within the ship.
This area has several quests that can be completed so look out for companion quests “The Empty Man” and “Drinking Sapphire Whine” while you progress. There are also side quests and bounties to get from NPCs so talk to everyone you find.
Go to the main area of the ship and take a left, you’ll come to the Rest-n-Go and can meet with Gladys. Ask her for a Navkey to go to Stellar Bay (16800xp) and she will say she has only one key and it will be expensive. You can pay 10,000 bits, or ask about the “opportunity” she offers. She will ask you to look into a distress call that came in from an outpost called Roseway, which Auntie Cleo abandoned years ago. She thinks there might be a secret worth selling. Accept and you’ll obtained the quest The Distress Signal. You can ask her about other work and affairs and she will then give you Purpleberry Bunch before you leave.
Go toward the Groundbreaker Promenade and you can talk to Udom Bedford. Pretend that Alex liked him if you would like to keep it nice, and he’ll lift your impounding. You get 16000 xp for your efforts. He then asks you if you know where Phineas Welles is, as Alex was apparently going to turn him in. Say he never mentioned Welles and the conversation will move on. This is also your opportunity to talk about Jessie Doyle for Worst Contact – so make use of it.
Complete The Distress Signal investigation and bring back all the research, or purchase the Stellar Bay Navkey for 10,000 bits. You will gain Groundbreaker Reputation and the quest will update asking to talk to Phillas Welles. Before you do this, you might want to head to Lilya Hagen at SubLight Salvage to begin the quest Salvager in the Sky.
You should then go to the Unreliable and have ADA contact Welles. He will tell you why Monarch is the next destination. You will get 33,000xp and the next quest: Radio Free Monarch
Alternatively, if you head straight to Monarch and land at Cascadia, you can fight your way to Stellar Bay to complete this Quest, saving you the cost of the Nav key. Be warned though, there are many dangerous enemies from 12-18 level.
2. The Amateur Alchemist Walkthrough
You will obtain this quest when you arrive in Roseway as part of The Distress Signal, if you go into the Auntie Cleo apartments area and talk to Vaughn Cortes. Accept his request for aid to start the quest.
You’ll need to head to the Cover Labs, outside Roseway by a good ways to the southeast. Once inside you’ll need to fight your way through the Outlaws and Raptidons in order to get to Vaughn’s Research. This will overlap with The Distress Signal and The Doom That Came to Roseway quests. Once inside the lab use the terminal to decide what to do with the data.
Recalibrate Experiment (Science 50) yields Raptidon Musk x2, allowing you to give two samples out rather than one.
Extract Sample gives you 1 Raptidon Musk.
This area also has the Unique Weapon: Rapti-prod
Once you have the data you’ll have to decide who to give it to: Vaughn, Anton or Gladys. If you have only one sample, you can only give it to one, and if you do give it to Gladys, you will Botch the quest. Either Vaughn or Anton will complete it, still giving you XP.
If you return to Vaughn you have the option to give him 2 samples or lie (45) to keep half. You’ll get 8250xp, and 11000 xp, plus Auntie Cleo Reputation for completing the quest. You can also ask for 1875 Bit Cartridge.
3. Weapons From The Void Walkthrough
After you have access to the Captains Quarters on the Unreliable, read all of the messages on the terminal inside. This unlocks this side quest. Go to the Crew Quarters on the Groundbreaker, it’s just past Customs and past Security. Once inside, there is a small vent on the wall. Climb through there to the Repair Hangar. Kill the enemies, loot the keycard and go into the nearby room. You’ll find the weapon in a box on the desk.
Once you’re done with that, speak with Gladys on Groundbreaker and select the Trade option. You need to buy the “Hephaestus Mining Archive” item from here to open a new objective for the quest. Then return to your Captains Quarters on the Unreliable and play the cartridge on the terminal. Head to Scylla and grab the weapon there.
Finally, get the weapon from the lab. At this point, you will need to discover more clues. Proceed through the main story until you reach Fallbrook, it’s on Monarch, via the Stellar Bay area.. You need to speak with Duncan and buy the Damaged UDL Datapad and SubLight Datapad, this reveals your next clues. Both weapons are on the planet, just follow the objectives.
The one in the UDL Lab has a really high hacking requirement. If you don’t have the ability to hack it, you can find the key upstairs, on a desk near a monitor.
4. The Distress Signal Walkthrough
You obtain this quest if you ask Gladys to detail her opportunity when looking for a Nav Key during Passage to Anywhere. You will be asked listen to a Distress Call, but this can only be done from the Unreliable and it will be inaccessible until you have talked to Udom Bedford and resolved your ship’s impounding.
Once you can use the ship, go to ADA and ask her to play the Distress Call. You will receive 2000 XP and unlock the quest The Doom That Came to Roseway. You will now also be able to travel to Roseway in Terra 2.
After landing at Roseway Landing Pad, you’ll make your way through a desolate street and enter Roseway proper. Here you will meet Berke, a tarmac guard. He says Anton Crane is in charge, and that somehow Raptidons got loose and attacked the town.
If you speak with Orson Shaw and offer to help then you will get the objective to get a hold of his weapon plans. These can be found in the Storage Facility to the southeast of Roseway. Head there, defeat the marauders and loot it from the basement wall.
Head to Roseway Communications Room and you can meet Anton Crane, who sent the distress call. He reveals that his work might not be entirely legal, so corporate cannot know of what has happened. You can intimidate (25) to get him to tell you what is going on. He’s tasked with formulating new and improved dental gel, and they accidentally discovered an appetite suppresant. He claims a group of malcontents attacked them, freed the Raptidons and stole his research. You will get 3300xp for agreeing to help, and obtain Anton’s Lab Keycard and Anton’s Pass Code.
He will also mention you should not kill the Raptidon mother, and that the old lab has Jameson, his protege. Agree to find him and you’ll obtain the quest By His Bootstraps.
Go back outside and you can meet Weldon, who will not say anything quite useful, and then enter the apartments outside and go upstairs to unlock Anton’s room. You can browse his terminal to read his personal journal and learn more about him and his motivations. There’s also a workbench and vending machine nearby. Downstairs, you can talk to Vaughn Cortes, who seems eager to get back to work. He hints that he left something important at the lab. Offer to help and you’ll learn he’s harvesting Raptor Musk for an aphrodisiac. He asks you don’t say anything to Anton. Accept and you’ll receive the quest The Amateur Alchemist.
Leave town and go to Roseway Garden. You’ll be attacked by a group of Raptidons as you approach Auntie-Biotics Lab 0013, where you can do By His Bootstraps. Then make your way southeast towards the Cover Lab. Inside you’ll need to speak with Cassandra O’Malley. You can kill her or make a deal with her, but she has Auntie Cleo’s Research Data.
Near Cassandra through a door you’ll find Vaughn’s Research and the Unique Weapon: Rapti-prod. Use the terminal to determine what do with the data, but if you want it then you won’t destroy it.
You can complete this quest by giving Gladys all or none of the secrets, though if you are going to give her one the best one to do is the toothpaste because it will cause you to complete The Doom That Came to Roseway. Whereas, either of the other two will Botch their Quests and you will gain no XP, only Bit Cartridges.
5. The Doom That Came To Roseway Walkthrough
After speaking with Gladys on the Groundbreaker, she gives you a Distress call. Return to the ship and speak with ADA to play it. Travel to Terra 2, Roseway. There’s quite a few objectives here but they are all easy enough to follow. There are some optional objectives.
Dealing with the Raptidons. There’s a queen in one of the rooms. You must gather some items from nearby and gas the room for that objective.
When you run into Cassandra, agree to help her. Clear the paths, speak with security etc. Once she is free, you can convince her to give the research or kill her. If you save the queen, take out the mercs, and get the research, you get a lot of XP, Bits and Auntie Cleo rep.
6. Don’t Bite the Sun Walkthrough
This quest is unlocked when you dock at the Groundbreaker during Passage to Anywhere. It is only available if you recruited Parvati into your party. You must have completed Drinking Sapphire Wine and Parvati must have taken a step toward being open with Junlei.
Important: Some users report that advancing quests without joining Parvati at the bar for Drinking Sapphire Wine may result in her going by herself and dying. Take her as soon as you get this quest!
Get Cleaning Products
Talk to her in the Unreliable, and she will mention she wants to go to Gladys, on the Groundbreaker, to ask her about a fancy shop to purchase Cleansing Products. Speak with Gladys and you’ll gain 4,800 xp for picking a soap. There are 3 soap options: rose, apple and “scrub”. Then speak to Parvati and give her the Soap to gain another 4,800 XP. (Picking Apple was well received by Junlei at the end) Then you’ll be asked to find a Dustback Casserole and Sweetheart Cakes.
Getting Food for the Date
Terra One Dustback Casserole can be purchased from Chef Raymond in Stellar Bay, inside his establishment just in front of the town’s apartments. You can pay 3000 bits or intimidate (50) to get a better price of 2000 bits. Gain 4400xp
Sweetheart Cakes can be found in Rizzo’s Facility in Cascadia, Monarch. Loot Ersatz Sweetheart Cake from a bar counter inside a building in the Maradeur-occupied part of town. The building is left from the Bottling Plant sign. Right by the cakes, a terminal will let you read the code to open the locked gate in the middle of town, so make sure to read it.
Picking an Outfit for the Date
Go back to the Unreliable and talk to Parvati. She will say that she’s now missing something nice to wear. You’ll get 4400xp and she’ll want you to go to Byzantium next.
Head to Prosperity Plaza in Byzantium and head to Jolicoeur’s Haberdashery and speak with Celeste Jolicoeur. She will offer to make an outfit for you to challenge Byzantium’s standards. She wants samples of clothes from workmen, and for you to model an Iconoclast, Marauder and Spacer gear – see the quest Makes Space Suits, Won’t Travel for details.
After this, bring up that Parvati needs an outfit for her date. You can offer to pay for the outfit 6000 Bit Cartridges or Persuade (65) or Intimidate (65) to 3000 Bit Cartridges. Either way you will gain 4800 XP. You’ll get Fancy Evening Wear, Collarless.
If Jolicoeur is Dead
If she was killed during the Task: Makes Space Suits, Won’t Travel then you’ll need to speak with Malini Gupta instead. You can offer to pay for the outfit 6000 Bit Cartridges or Persuade (65) or Intimidate (65) to 3000 Bit Cartridges. Either way you will gain 4800 XP.
Give Parvati the Outfit and the Date can Begin!
Speak with Parvati and give her the Evening Dress. Parvati will try to find something else you can do for Junlei, but you’ll tell her she needs to get on with it and gain 4800 more XP. Travel back to the Unreliable and speak with Parvati again, then head to Groundbreaker and speak to Parvati once more to gain a further 4800 XP.
Head to the ship’s kitchen and listen to their date and then leave the ship. Re-enter the ship and speak to Parvati to get all the details of the date, and learn they are now a couple. This will complete the quest and you will gain 28000 XP and 2500 Bit Cartridges, along with a picture of them together.