A Few Kindred Spirits is one of the Side Quests in The Outer Worlds. Side Quests are optional quests that players can chose to complete in order to obtain special rewards, XP, or reputation.
Grace Romero, one of the deserters camped at the Botanical Lab, has asked you to look for a missing deserter named Zoe.
A Few Kindred Spirits Objectives
- Search Zoe's Home for Clues
Grace doesn't know where Zoe might have gone. She suggested checking the shack where Zoe beds down for any hints at where she might have gone.
Grace said that out of all the people in the camp, Stefan was the one closest to Zoe, and might know something about her disappearance.
Stefan revealed that he was looking forward to surprising Zoe with an episode of her favorite serial.
Stefan said that Zoe kept a journal, which should be in her quarters.
- Find Zoe
One of Zoe's journal entries revealed that she secretly planned to run away and join the marauder camp to the east. Now that you know her location, head to the camp and see if she's okay.
- Convince Zoe to Return
Zoe is perfectly fine and somehow living amongst marauders. She seems to be content with her situation, so it'll take some convincing to get her to return to her people.
- Return to Grace
You convinced Zoe to return to camp. Grace will want to hear the good news.
A Few Kindred Spirits Walkthrough
This quest is obtained by talking to Grace Romero near the entrance to the Botanical Labs, north of Edgewater in the Emerald Vale. Talk to Grace and ask her what is going on, and she will reveal one of the deserters has gone missing. Offer to help find the missing person and then ask more questions. You will be told to investigate Zoe's room and talk to her friend Stefan.
Stefan Garcia can be found on the porch of his residence, which is right next to Zoe's. You can talk to him and inquiry about the day of her disappearance. He will mention that they were going to watch a serial, and she never showed up for it. He says he had a surprise for her, a copy of the Masked Marketeer. He will also mention that she was "journaling".
Go to Zoe's house and read the journal for 1125xp and a quest update.
Toward the Marauders
Make your way east toward Zoe's destination. You'll come upon a group of Marauder and Canid that you must defeat, and you may loot Mag-Pick from a container in this area. Beware of the Primal Behemoth nearby as they are quite tough to take on. Defeating them and the Primal Hunters will allow you to investigate a nearby cave with a container that has Heavy Ammo, Energy Cell, Weapon Parts, Armor Parts and Bit Cartridge.
Abandoned Industrial Zone
As you arrive at the abandoned industrial zone, watch out for landmines littering the road in. There are many Marauder and Canid enemies lying in wait. You can sneak around the back to the area where Zoe is, but you'll have to trigger combat to be able to talk to her.
There are many Level 5 Marauders to defeat so make use of the exploding containers nearby, and once you have dealt with them talk to her. You can tell her that people are looking for her, and she will reveal she does not care. Talking to her will show that she traded Adrena-Time in order to join the confidence of the Marauders. She will tell you she was kicked out from Edgewater for getting sick and stealing medicine. She joined the Botanical Lab expecting outlaws and instead found a peaceful community, not to her liking.
Persuade (10) or Intimidate (38) allow you to push her to return. Persuading her, will give you the option to talk about Stefan, and if you talked to him you can bring up the surprise episode he had prepared. This will yield 1125XP and she will return to the Botanical Lab. Conversely you can kill her for 1500 XP and pick up her ring as proof she is dead.
Go back to Grace at the Botanical Lab and you can tell her the truth about Zoe joining up with Marauders, or tell her she wanted to be an outlaw. Telling her the truth does not cause any problems and rewards with with 4125xp and increased positive reputation with the Deserters faction, raising your status to Agreeable if you had none.
If you Lie (5) to Grace, assuming you killed her, and say you had to put her down, you will gain some extra XP and you can show her Zoe's ring as proof she is dead. This will net you 4000 XP, Deserters Reputation and a Bolter Pistol.
A Few Kindred Spirits Rewards
Unlocks quest: ??
Other Rewards: Deserters Faction Reputation increase, 6000+ XP.