Martin Abernathy Quest Guide
Martin Abernathy Location
He can be found at Edgwater on the Emerald Vale Region.
Martin Abernathy Related Quests
- A Small Grave Matter
- The Long Tomorrow
1. A Small Grave Matter Walkthrough
Quest obtained by talking to Silas at the entrance of Edgewater, in the Emerald Vale. Silas wants you to collect overdue grave fees from several other workers.
Ludwig Miller can be found at Edgewater Landing Pad, just outside Edgewater to the southeast. When you talk to him, you’ll learn he fears an impending war against machines. Go along with it and offer to help, the pass a Persuade (5) to get 60xp and 75x Bit Cartridge for enlisting and obtain the quest Die, Robot. When you deal with the robot he will tell you there’s a weapon in the Cantina’s lavatory. After, mention Silas and he will pay up assuming Silas has heard the calling. You can lie (5) to get some extra loot out of him.
Alternatively: You can kill him and collect his fees, but you will lose Reputation with Spacer’s Choice. You can steal from his place and get: Spacer’s Corona 1x, Light Ammo 12x, Energy Cell 5x, Heavy Ammo 15x, Adreno 1x, Bypass Shunt 1x, Tossball Stick, Bit Cartridge 3x, Necklace 1x, Thinking Cap-let 1x, Toughened (Armor Mod) and Mag-2-Zap (Weapon Mod).
Conrad Sadik is located in the Barber Shop inside Edgewater. You can talk to him and find out he is quite happy with his position at Edgewater, but he is broke and cannot afford the gravesite fee. He will offer his apologies and acceptance to have his Medical Rights revoked as he will have to default on this payment. He reveals he had the plague and was deemed worthy of treatment, but since the barber shop is not profitable he has spent his savings to keep it afloat.
Tell him to give Silas an “I owe you”. He will need something to give as collateral. Go to the back room and inspect a ledger and you’ll find a note from Phyllis mentioning a receptionist’s suicide and asking Conrad to pull the teeth. You can find the Golden Teeth items at the Botanical Labs greenhouse and bring them back, then use Persuade (1) and tell him that you have them. You will then receive 360xp and complete this portion of the quest.
Alternatively: You can kill him for his Gravesite Fee but you will lose Reputation with Spacer’s Choice. You can also steal Bit Cartridge 15x, Light Ammo 12z, Light Pistol, Mock Apple Juice 1x, Mock Apple Cider 1x, Weapon Parts 2x, Necklace 1x.
Martin Abernathy can be found in his home inside Edgewater. You can easily talk him into paying you his Gravesite Fee (360xp), and he’ll give you the Quest: The Long Tomorrow if you agree to help him retrieve the medicine cache from the Community Center, as the company policy excludes him from treatment. You can steal a Bypass Shunt, Tossball Card Thomas B. Henry, Energy Cell 3x, and Light Ammo 7x from his place.
When you exit the house, you will meet Esther Blaine, who will tell you not to give the medicine to Abernathy but instead give it to her. See The Long Tomorrow for details.
Phyllis Granger can be found at the Saltuna Cannery, on the upper ramparts. She is the foreman and not a pleasant conversationalist, so get to the point and ask her about the gravesite fees. She will immediately pay up. You will notice that the papers are not signed in her name. She will reveal she’s paying for one of her worker’s grave. Since Eugene “vandalized company property” by killing himself, Phyllis has to pay for discovering it. Talk to her again and mention the letter to Conrad if you want to get a rise out of her.
2. The Long Tomorrow Walkthrough
Speak with Martin Abernathy in Edgewater to receive this Quest. As soon as you exit his residence, you will be confronted by Esther Blaine who will ask you to sell her the medicine instead, citing that Abernathy is a known hypochondriac. If you pass a persuade (10) check, Esther will say that she wants the medicine to treat the sick people in town, who cannot be treated due to lack of medicine and red tape.
You can find the Experimental Anhtrocillin in the Emerald Vale Community Center inside the medical area. You’ll need the Medical Bay key to get in there, which can be found on one of the Marauders. Once you obtain it you can give it to Esther or Martin.
Give Medicine to Martin
If you give it to Martin you and pass a Medicine (5) check, he will tell you he doesn’t know what a hypochondriac is. Give him the Anhtrocillin and you’ll gain 3500 XP, Spacer’s Choice Reputation and 500 Bit Cartridges. You can then Persuade (5) or Intimidate (5) him to give you an additional 300 Bit Cartridges. (You can give medicine to him and then pickpocket it back.)
Give Medicine to Esther
If you give it to Esther, you will receive 7000XP, Spacer’s Choice Reputation up, 700 Bit Cartridge. You can intimidate to get some more bits or charm to get another 300 Bit Cartridge. Esther will also tell you who she’s giving the medicine to: Silas, Amelia Kim from the canteen, and “anybody in the Sickroom”. You can go talk to Rosemary Kwan there, and persuade her to take the medicine from Esther.
Give Medicine to Constable Reyes
Alternatively, if you give it to Constable Reyes, you will receive 2250xp, The Board Reputation increase, and 500 Bit Cartridge. However, she will not distribute the medicine amongst Edgewater citizens for she will confiscate it and claim that it is illegal contraband.
You can pickpocket the medicine after turning it in, and go to the other people to get Bit Cartridge rewards (but no reputation or xp)