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The Outer Worlds Thomas Kemp Quest Guide

Thomas Kemp Quest Guide

Thomas Kemp is an NPC in The Outer Worlds. NPCs are not able to be controlled by the player, but interacted with and are often a part of Quests within the game. Some will play a larger role than others, and some can even be recruited as Companions.

Thomas Kemp in The Outer Worlds
He is one of the deserters living with Adelaide in the Botanical Lab. He is trying to teach himself engineering.

Thomas Kemp Location
He can be found at the Botanical Lab at Emerald Vale Region.

Thomas Kemp Related Quests
The Frightened Engineer.

The Frightened Engineer Walkthrough

You can obtain this quest by talking to Thomas Kemp near the Workbench at the Botanical Labs location in Emerald Vale. Thomas will reveal that he is an incompetent engineer. You have a chance to use your Engineering skill if it is high for some XP, and pressing him further will trigger the request for the books.

You can learn from him of the locations that he knows of: One in the Community Center nearby, one in Edgewater.

Head to the Edgewater cannery and go to the second floor, you can pick up Guide to Mechanical Engineering: Volume 2.

Head to Emerald Vale Community Center, and defeat the Marauder enemies guarding the area. You can then go inside and face against a few Marauder enemies that have killed workers and residents and moved in. There’s plenty to be looted and hacked within the Community Center, so go through each room. You can also inspect the 1st floor exhibition to read about the Fauna of the planet. Left from the entrance, you can come around the barred doors by doing a loop that eventually leads you to the medical room. Pick up Experimental Anthrocillin to gain 3000 XP and update The Long Tomorrow quest. Then head right from the entrance and up the stairs to pick up Guide to Mechanical Engineering: Volume 1.

Head to the Geothermal Power Plant. There’s a terminal near the entrance with several files purged, but it mentions the last guide book, saying it has been moved to the Repair Bay. Once you reach the Repair Bay you’ll find a note saying that it’s in the Pit. You’ll end up finding Guide to Mechanical Engineering: Volume 3 right next to Higgins on 1F of the Power Plant, picking it up gives 2000xp.

You’ll gain Deserters Reputation and 300 Bit Cartridges for giving him the first volume. Deserters Reputation and 500 Bit Cartridges for the second. And, 8750 XP, Deserters Reputation and Eltro-Charged Surface.

The Frightened Engineer Rewards

Other Rewards:

  • Deserters Reputation Up
  • 300, 500, 800 Bit Cartridge
  • Electro-Charged Surface
  • 8750 XP

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