North Gulch Quest Guide
North Gulch is one of the Locations in The Outer Worlds. North Gulch is a location in northern Emerald Vale. Players will visit it for the companion quest Friendship’s Due.
Friendship’s Due Walkthrough
This quest is only available if you have recruited Felix into your party. Take him exploring with you and after a certain amount of time you can initiate conversation, and he will ask you for a favor. Hear him out and accept to begin the quest.
Travel to Harlow’s Base in Scylla and have Felix in your party when heading out. Upon arrival, you’ll meet Voelker, who asks where you’re going. Say you’re with Felix and you’ll be allowed through. Go inside and through the corridor to your right and you’ll find Harlow and his canid, Marlow. Ask Harlow why you’re here, and he will say that he is working on something big, and he wants Felix to be a part of it. Harlow wants to know where Felix’s loyalties lie by finding and killing a traitor, Trask. He tells you to find Rosana, Trask wife, in the Groundbreaker. You’ll get 10,000xp and Harlow’s Emblem. If you talk to Felix after this, he will agree that something feels off and it feels like Harlow intends to take advantage of him.
Head to the Groundbreaker and go to The Lost Hope, the local tavern and you’ll find Rosana. Ask her about her husband Rufus and she’ll say she’s not on speaking terms with him. If you repaired the radiators for Junlei, you can bring this up as proof of character. She will reveal that Rufus is hiding in Emerald Vale, and you’ll gain 10800xp.
You an ask some more questions and you’ll find out Rufus was called in about a “revolution” in a similar manner to how Felix has been brought about.
Next you must travel to Emerald Vale and make your way northeast of the Botanical Lab, to a location called North Gulch. Talk to Rufus Trask and you’ll learn that Harlow is a board asset engaging in board-sanctioned piracy. You should ask for proof, which will unlock an optional objective to uncover it. Let him live and take his ring instead. You’ll get 10800xp
Head to Harlow’s Base and pick up Stashed Receipts on your way to see him. This will give you 10800xp. You can talk to Felix, and he will reveal he’s very surprised and having a hard time believing it. Go ahead and talk to Harlow and tell him Trask had a lot to say, then show him the evidence, and he will deny any wrongdoing. You can use perception to point out he lied to you about Trask informing for the board. You can point out none of it makes sense, and Harlow will lose his patience and attack you. You’ll gain 10800xp
Talk to Felix for another 10800xp and Harlow’s Emblem, 3600 Bit Cartridge, and 43000xp.
If you read a nearby terminal, you’ll find out what triggered the suspicions, and find out that Harlow was likely on the Board’s payroll.