Ash 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.
Ash in The Outer Worlds
Ash is a grizzled old veteran in the Amber Heights bar. Once talked to, the Stranger can give him 20 bits for a drink in return for a story as well as some insight into the geography of Monarch.
In Ash's first story, he talks about the Hot Pole of Monarch; the side of the planet that's always facing Olympus, a gas giant that constantly releases heat. He speaks of the volcanoes that reach all the way into space, as well as an encounter that he had when he put his ear to the ground— hearing the tapping of a monstrosity coming from beneath the earth.
In Ash's second story, he tells a tale about the massive ocean on Monarch, whose low tides ebbs back miles, and the high tide that flows back in fast, covering entire islands with water. Ash goes in detail about seeing alien structures before the tide came back; almost drowning while trying to escape. With a combined skill check of Medical and Science, the Stranger try and give a scientific reason behind what happened, but he doesn't understand what they're talking about.
In Ash's third story, he speaks of the Cold Pole, the side of the planet that always opposes Olympus. He talks about the cliffs of ice, and all of the cold air coming in contact with the superheated air from the Hot Pole, creating a massive storm barrier. Ash, pushing himself through the storm barrier and went up to the mountain peaks of Pole, stared at the beautiful scenery around him, and almost died from not remembering to breathe.
- You can find him drinking at a bar in Amber Heights
Ash Related Quests
Dialog of NPC
Ash Notes & Trivia
- English voiced by: Patrick Abellard
- Other Notes, Tips, and Trivia Go Here
missed out on a huge opportunity by not havin' this dude be a companion
Ashe's stories have a very Lovecraftian vibe to them. His second story in particular, about the columns, seem to be a direct reference to Lovecraft's "Dagon" short-story.
I wanted Ash to be a companion so bad!