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The Outer Worlds Sophia Akande Quest Guide

Sophia Akande Quest Guide

She is an Adjutant to the Chairman at Byzantium.

Sophia Akande Location
You can meet her at Byzantium while doing the quest The Puppet Masters.

Sophia Akande Related Quests

  1. The Puppet Masters
  2. Long Distance
  3. The Demolished Woman
  4. Signal Point in Space
  5. The City and the Stars
  6. Foundation
  7. Brave New World

1. The Puppet Masters Walkthrough

This quest is automatically acquired after completing the quest Balance Due. Travel to Byzantium and speak to Sophia Akande. In order to convince her your information is good you’ll need to complete the quest The Demolished Woman. Or you can Persuade (?) her and?

2. Long Distance Walkthrough

  • This quest is obtained by speaking with Sophia Akande on Byzantium after completing the quest The Demolished Woman.
  • This quest is also available after stealing the chemicals Phineas wants from Byzantium for the quest The City and the Stars.

Head to Phineas’ Laboratory and plant the tracking signal by using the terminal to gain 27,000 XP. Then speak with Ada aboard the Unreliable and you will be contacted by Sophia. She’ll reward you with 27,000 more XP and you’ll lose Negative Reputation with The Board. She’ll then ask you to speak with her on Byzantium by using Adjutant Akande’s Landing Pad. Go in and Guard Esparza will let you through. If you speak with her there you will gain a further 27,000 XP.

  • During your conversation, depending on what you have done before arriving here (if you got this quest after The City and the Stars), you will learn the Emerald Vale plague is a result of malnutrition, and that the Roseway research for “Diet Toothpaste” was for this purpose as well. She will then ask you to wipe out Edgewater. Refusing to do so and telling her to go to hell botches the quest and makes everyone within the building aggressive.
  • You’ll get the Foundation quest at this point from her.

Sophia will then give you the quest Signal Point in Space and tell you to speak with Percival for your reward and Nav Key. This will net you 100,000 XP, 2000 Bit Cartridges and a lot of Reputation with The Board

If you speak with Phineas and let him know about the tracking signal, he’ll ask you to plant a corrupt signal to buy him some time. If you do this on the terminal you will gain 27,000 XP. Sophia will also not be aware that you corrupted the signal, and you’ll gain another 27,000 XP. Speak with her a gain on Byzantium to gain the same quest and receive the same XP.

3. The Demolished Woman Walkthrough

Offer to convince Sophia Akande on Byzantium that she can trust you to accept this quest. You can speak with Sherman Bradshaw at the Bureau of Exploration and Persuade (40) him into letting you into the office for just a second. Or you can Pickpocket the key from him. He’ll tell you that she’s likely at Billingsly’s.

If you Lockpick the door in this area and discover the dead body of the receptionist and then confront Bradshaw, he’ll admit he’s an assassin hired to kill Lockwood. You can then tell him where she is located if you want, and he’ll offer to help kill her.

You can pay Mr. Billingsly in Prosperity Plaza of Byzantium for her location, though it is not cheap.

Rachel Lockwood is located in the Maintenance Tunnels beneath Prosperity Plaza. Finding her there will net you 24,000 XP. Speaking to her you’ll learn that she was asked to erase Edgewater from some maps of Emerald Vale. If you told Bradshaw where she was then he’ll appear and you can converse about how and when to kill her. If you let him kill her, you’ll gain 24,000 XP

If you decide not to kill her you will gain 24,000 XP and she will give you the key to her office where the documents Sophia wants are located.

If you decide to kill her you will gain 24,000 XP and she will have the key to her office and 2,000 Bit Cartridges on her corpse.

Use the key to get into her office up the elevator in the Bureau of Exploration. You can use the terminal to get some insight into what has transpired. The papers you need are on the desk there. Grab them and return to Sophia.

Return to Sophia to gain XP and 1,125 Bit Cartridges. If you didn’t kill Lockwood she will be displeased with you and give you slightly less Bit Cartridges. Either way you will begin the quest Long Distance.

4. Signal Point in Space Walkthrough

This quest is automatically gained after speaking with Sophia Akande during the Long Distance quest after turning in Phineas Welles.

Speak with Everett Gill in Stellar Bay on Monarch. He’ll tell you where you need to go to find the broadcasting station on Devil’s Peak. If you ask about getting some help, he’ll tell you to find Nyoka in The Yacht Club in Stellar Bay.

Nyoka is currently drunk and you’ll need to finish her quest Passion Pills in order to get her to help you. Once you do so you’ll gain 24,000 XP.

Once finished with Passion Pills you will need to head south from Stellar Bay to Fallbrook. The Devil’s Peak Station is a good ways northwest of Fallbrook, so it will take you a while to get there and you will likely do several other quests along the way.

Once you arrive at Devil’s Peak Summit speak with Joy Voivode regarding the relay tower she is guarding. Signal Point in Space will update with a note that you may be able to convince the C3 mercenary company to help you.

They are down the hill a short ways. You can Persuade (20) them not to kill you if you said you emerged from the tunnel, and then you can ask them to help you clear the Marauders from the Station. Additionally, if you inquire further about their boss you will obtain the Task: Mandibles of Doom.

If you complete this Task then you can convince the C3 mercenaries to help you attack the Marauders if you can get the main gate open.

Head the entrance of the Devils’ Peak Station and defeat the Marauders there. There are a lot so be careful. If you have a minute head northeast and loot the Unique Weapon: Hammer of Olympus at Sundered Rock. Then head up the ramp and head into Devil’s Peak Station.

Defeat the Marauders inside and then speak to the man via the Intercom, whom you will find out Hiram. If Nyoka is in your party he will recognize her. Hiram will ask you to wipe out the Marauders in exchange for double the going rate. He doesn’t want his broadcasting equipment destroyed. There is a Lockpicking (55) door nearby that has some loot inside, so consider picking it if you can. Then double back and head up the elevator that is now open.

You’ll need to kill all the Marauders here. If you finished the Mandibles of Doom task and convinced the C3 mercenaries to help you, they will help you wipe out the Marauders. Use the Intercom to open the door and speak to Hiram Blythe. You’ll gain 2,500 Bit Cartridges. Ask him about the Information Broker and you’ll gain an Achievement/Trophy and 16000 XP.

Hiram will ask you to jump start the tower by heading outside and flipping a switch. There is a terminal on the way that you can read some backstory about the Station if you wish. Once you flip the switch a ship will crash land nearby and Graham and Sanji will argue over what to do with it, and the Faction Quest: Canid’s Cradle will trigger.

Head back inside and speak to Hiram and tell him you need to shutdown illegal broadcasts. You can shut the place down but this will require you to attack and kill everyone left in the station including Hiram. You can Persuade (60) or Lie (60) to get him to work for Sophia Akande, or you can just tell him that will work. This will net you 24000 XP. In order to convince him you’ll have to have shut down the boadcasts at Stellar Bay and Amber Heights by completing the quests: BOLT with His Name, Errors Unseen, The Commuter and Pay for the Printer.

Return to Sophia and let her know what’s happened. She will be pleased if you brokered an alliance with Hiram. You will gain 2500 Bit Cartridges, 96000 XP and Reputation up with The Board. You will then watch a video from the Chairman about how Halcyon is running out of food and that they will freeze people to keep population down, while the brightest figure out how to solve the problem.

If you ask Sophia about what’s happening and pass a Perception check then you will learn that the research on Roseway was to develop and appetite supressent to keep people from eating too much. Sophia does not like the Bureaucracy, and is not a fan of the board. If you sided with the Adelaide McDevitt on Edgewater she will tell you that you need to wipe out the town and there can’t be any survivors. She’s sent a group of robots that can be set to malfunction and kill everyone. This will begin the quest Foundation.

5. The City and the Stars Walkthrough

This quest is obtained automatically by completing Radio Free Monarch. Travel to Byzantium and Ellie will be by the exit door, ready to grant you the quest The Low Crusade. You can also ask her about the city and find out more about her.

Go down the ramp outside the ship and right to meet Carmen Imagawa. She’ll inform you of the next steps and you’ll earn 22500xp. She will also tell you that you can swipe a security key from a guard relaxing at a local pub. Ask her abut Byzantium, and she’ll share that she joined the movement because she has noticed something off: things are not getting repaired anymore, and people from out of system are never seen.

Go up the nearby lift to enter the city. You’ll come across Maverick Johnston, accept his offer to gain the quest At Central.

Continue toward the tavern and go into Billingsly’s House of Inebriation. You can talk to Mr. Billingsly for some insight into the thoughts of the wealthy, talk to the Bartender Mechanical (you should buy 3x Spectrum Vodka for 58 bits each) or head straight toward Guard Mayfield, who is rather drunk.Chat him up and he’ll talk about a key, and you can buy him a drink – give him the Spectrum Vodka you bought, and continue until he feels sick and goes to lay down nearby. Once he lays down, close the door and loot the Minister’s Estate Key (and anything else you want). You’ll get 22500xp.

Go toward the minister’s residence and you will hear someone complaining. Look for Hortense Ingalsbee and talk to her to get the quest: Why Call Them Back From Retirement? and the quest item Docking Bay Terminal Codes.

After this, continue toward the minister’s mansion and talk to the guard by the door. He will reveal they are expecting a delivery, but he will not let you in. You can go get the package from a nearby office near where Giles Molina is looking for his sprats. Talk to him and accept the quest Cupid of the Laboratory, and obtain the Sprat Collection Crate quest item.

Go into the Halcyon Parcel Service shop, wait for the guard to move, and lockpick your way into the storage room. Pick up Parcel for Minister Clarke and head back to the front door, you can walk right in. Go up to the second floor and you can talk to Minister Clarke, ask about the dimethyl sulfoxide and he will think you want drugs. Press the issue, saying he has ordered them, and he will conclude Chairman Rockwell must have done so. He will then reveal he is under house arrest and has been so for years. He will advise to look for details on the chairman’s office in HHC headquarters. Ask how to get there and you’ll get 22500xp.

Clarke reveals the HQ is heavily guarded, but there might be a maintenance tunnel access point. He will give you an access card that takes you to the executive suite (Receive Minister’s HHC Access Card quest item). Clarke will also ask you to use Rockwell’s access to message Earth. This unlocks the task: The Lying Earth, and gets you a cartridge with details on corruption on mismanagement: Minister Clarke’s Data Cartridge.

If you’ve completed Balance Due you will have access to the HHC building and won’t need to use the Maintenance Tunnels. You can also skip the tunnels by walking to the front door and bribing the guard for 2000 bits. Once inside the HHC building go straight ahead and talk to Guard Bachmayer. You’ll take a lift heading to Percival Platt – he has nothing important to say so go left and unlock the door with Minister’s HHC Access Card. You can print the keycard at the terminal to gain the Ministry of Accuracy and Morale Key. You can also send Minister Clarke’s message completing the Lying Earth quest and earning you a small amount of Negative Reputation with The Board.

Once you have the key, head back out. Speak with Percival Platt and you can Lie (65) to him to get him to return to his desk. Head down the elevator and out the front door, or fast travel to the Acropolis District. Head to the locked door now on your left and use the key to open it. Head into the Ministry of Accuracy and Morale.

Once inside head for the restricted door on your right, if you have the Key you can Intimidate (70) or Lie (100) to get past Guard Holte. Or you can just go around. There is also a UDL Identity Cartridge that you can find in a locked door guarded by a Corporate Officer. There is also a terminal you can Hack (47) that will update your quest and learn that Caroline has a feud going with Theodore at the Ministry of Accuracy and Morale.

Speak with Caroline Endecott on the second floor and ask her about Theodore Isaacs or Science (70) to keep her talking. You can Lie (1) to get her to open the door to the lab for you. Head down the elevator, and head into the restricted area. There is another UDL Identity Cartridge in the lockeroom if you didn’t grab the other one.

If you head up the elevator this another terminal you can Hack (68) to ??. Follow the yellow line to make your way to the Dimethyl Sulfoxide, and do so quickly so you don’t have to fight everyone. Once you get there you’ll find an empty container and you’ll need to transfer the Dimethyl Sulfoxide to it. Use the terminal nearby to transfer all or 26.37% of it then pick up Full Dimethyl Sulfoxide Canister. You will gain 22000xp. You can also read details on the experiment. If you transfer all of it everyone in the tanks will die. Steal the Dimethyl Sulfoxide and head through the barred door nearby and up the elevator. Then head back to Phineas Welles. It doesn’t seem to matter if you save or kill the people in the tanks, the outcome is the same.

If you have not betrayed Phineas to The Board: Once you are aboard The Unreliable, you’ll get a message from Sophia Akande. She will say that she was impressed by your work, and mention that you have saved her work (if you cut off power to Edgewater during Comes Now the Power). She wants to negotiate to convince you to turn Phineas in, and says he’s an obsessive Psychopath using you and harming the colony. If you remain impartial, you’ll receive the quest Long Distance.

Return to Phineas and talk to him, you will learn that he knew about the starvation problem, and he wanted to unfreeze The Hope to have the colonists help solve the problem. He says The Board is instead planning to kill The Hope colonists and turn the vessel into a prison for the Halcyon residents who will be frozen.

If your Science and Engineer is over 40, you can propose a micro-jump within the system to get The Hope by Phineas Welles. You’ll gain 22000 XP for the step and 142000xp for completing the quest and Negative Board Reputation for doing this, and gain the quest: Kept Secret But Not Forgotten.

6. Foundation Walkthrough

This quest is obtained if you removed Reed from power during the Comes Now The Power quest and completed the Signal Point in Space quest.

This quest is also available if you complete Lost Signal by obtaining it during the quest The City and the Stars.

Travel to Edgewater Landing Pad and fast travel to the Geothermal Power Plant. Head inside and speak to Captain Hogarth. You can Persuade (65) him, Lie (65) him or Lie (25) him if you have the Constables Badge. Head forward and use the terminal at the nav marker and set the automechanicals to attack the citizens of Edgewater (default) or themselves (New Target). After that, you will execute either command which will kill all the civilians there.

Fast travel to Edgewater if you set the mechanicals to attack the citizens, they will all be dead and you’ll need to wipe out the mechanicals. Once finished travel back to Sophia. You’ll gain?? XP, 2500 Bit Cartridges and Positive Reputation with The Board. You will also gain the quest Kept Secret But Not Forgotten. You will also gain the Ludwig Was Right Trophy/Achievement for doing this.

7. Brave New World Walkthrough

This quest is obtained by Skipping The Hope to Terra 2 during the Kept Secret But Not Forgotten quest or by Skipping The Hope to Tartarus.

Terra 2 Route
Head back to the Unreliable and travel to Terra 2. When you arrive, ADA will tell you that the crew would like to speak with you, which will trigger some dialogue. ADA will warn you that you should finish anything else you need to do before heading there, and you can ask your crew what they think. ADA will then once again speak with you and you will receive a transmission from a Corporate Trooper telling you that you will be executed and your vessel seized. You can Intimidate (70) or Lie (70) to get him to back off and gain a Labyrinth Security Personnel ID Cartridge. You will also find out that the Groundbreaker has docked as well.

Once on the planet make your way to the facility. If you helped Junlei on Groundbreaker her forces will help you assault the facility. Make your way to the elevator and head down. Once there, head into the restricted area and head towards the nav point. There are a ton of guards here and a bunch of loot. You’ll need to head through the door at the top of the lift/ladder. There is some loot and a Workbench and some Vending Machines on your lift, but then you need to transition to The Pit.

Immediately on your left is a locked door (55) that has a terminal inside with information on the procedure of the Pit. The nearby door will take you to the lift up. If you didn’t head through the locked door, you’ll head right, but eventually end up in the same place. You can explore further here before using the lift to find another terminal in a room that allows you to Deliver Pacification Gas, but you’ll need the password for it. Speak to Melody you can Lie (100) to her to get it. Using it will wipe out all the guards on this level if you have not killed them already.

Once up the lift, if you helped the Iconoclasts on Monarch they will assist you with the guards here. Head through the door at the nav point and make your way down the hall through the door on the left. Use the terminal near the sealed door to open it and head inside to speak with Chairman Rockwell. You can Lie (90), Intimidate (90) or Persuade (90) him into helping you if you make it out alive. You can use the terminal in the room to get some info on the announcement, then head into the Restricted Access area.

Take the nearby lift up and the MSI will attack the guards if you helped them on Monarch. Head for the elevator in the middle and take it up to speak to Sophia Akande. You can Persuade (100) or Charm her. You can also use Science, Hack or Engineering (60) to tell her the experiments are wrong. Finally, you’ll need Lie (100) Perception or Persuade / Science (90), and Lie / Hack (90). Sophia will accept your terms and return Dr. Welles to your care.

If you have Intimidate (90), Heavy Weapons (60) and 2-Handed Melee (90) and you can threaten her. You can then Lie (100) or Pesuade (90) Science (90) her. You can then Intimidate (100) or Temperament her. If you make it through all of these she will stand down and give you back Phineas Welles.

Make your way to the nav point and loot The Chairman’s Key, then use it to free Phineas. This will conclude the quest and end the game.

Tartarus Route
Then you’ll have a dialogue with your crew on the Unreliable. Head to Tartarus and you will be contacted by a Corporate Trooper asking if you’re the back up. You can Persuade (30) or Initmidate (30) him to get the guards to help you.

Once on the planet make your way to the facility. If you helped Junlei on Groundbreaker her forces will help you assault the facility. Make your way to the elevator and head down. Once there head into the restricted area and head towards the nav point. There are a ton of guards here and a bunch of loot. You’ll need to head through the door at the top of the lift/ladder. There is some loot and a Workbench and some Vending Machines on your lift, but then you need to transition to The Pit.

Immediately on your left is a locked door (55) that has a terminal inside with information on the procedure of the Pit. The nearby door will take you to the lift up. If you didn’t head through the locked door, you’ll head right, but eventually end up in the same place. You can explore further here before using the lift to find another terminal in a room that allows you to Deliver Pacification Gas, but you’ll need the password for it. Speak to Melody you can Lie (100) to her to get it. Using it will wipe out all the prisoners on this level if you have not killed them already.

Once up the lift, if you helped the Iconoclasts on Monarch they will assist you with the guards here. Head through the door at the nav point and make your way down the hall through the door on the left. Use the terminal near the sealed door to open it and head inside and you’ll find Chairman Rockwell. He’s dead. You can loot his corpse to find some consumables. You can use the terminal in the room to get some info on the announcement, then head into the Restricted Access area.

Take the nearby lift up and the MSI will attack the guards if you helped them on Monarch. Head for the elevator in the middle and take it up to speak to Phineas Welles. You can Lie (100) to him if you’re Dumb or Persuade (90) Science (90) him here. You can then Intimidate (90) Handguns (90) him. Then finally you can Intimidate (100) or Temperament him to kill himself.

Make your way to the nav point and loot The Chairman’s Key from Phineas’ corpse then use it to free Sophia . This will conclude the quest and end the game. You have a chance to ask Phineas what he thinks has happened – take the opportunity and he’ll say more about the disappeared frigate and lost contact with Earth. He will also revealed he experimented on The Hope’s colonists and is burdened by his failures.

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