Don't Bite the Sun is one of the Companion Quests in The Outer Worlds. Companion Quests are optional quests that players can chose to complete in order to further their relationship with party NPCs or their alliances.
Parvati wants to surprise Junlei with a perfect date, and she needs your help to see it through.
Don't Bite the Sun Objectives
- Shop for Cleansing Products
Parvati wants to smarten herself up for her date with Junlei. She's after specific supplies from a vendor on the Groundbreaker
- Speak to Parvati
You and Parvati found the cleanser she wanted. Check with her to see if she's ready to go on her date with Junlei now.
- Buy a Dustback Casserole
Purchase a Dustback Casserole from Chef Raymond in Stellar Bay
- Find Sweetheart Cakes
Find Sweetheart Cakes in the old Rizzo's facility in Cascadia, on Monarch.
- Give Parvati the Food
Now that you've squared away the fine doing portion of Parvati's big date, you should let her know
- Find Parvati Fancy Clothes
Parvati's feeling self-conscious about her attire. Help her find something with a little more flair at Celeste Jolicoeur's Haberdashery in Byzantium.
- Speak to Parvati
You helped Parvati find a snazzy outfit for her date with Junlei. Talk to her and see if she needs anything else.
- Talk to Parvati on the Ship
Once Parvati gets herself together, she can invite Junlei back to the ship for their Date. Check with her to see if she's ready.
- Check in on the Date
Head to the kitchen and see how the date is going.
Parvati and Junlei seem to be having a great time. You should leave the ship and let them enjoy their date together.
Don't Bite the Sun Walkthrough
This quest is unlocked when you dock at the Groundbreaker during Passage to Anywhere. It is only available if you recruited Parvati into your party. You must have completed Drinking Sapphire Wine and Parvati must have taken a step toward being open with Junlei.
- Important: Some users report that advancing quests without joining Parvati at the bar for Drinking Sapphire Wine may result in her going by herself and dying. Take her as soon as you get this quest!
Get Cleaning Products
Talk to her in the Unreliable, and she will mention she wants to go to Gladys, on the Groundbreaker, to ask her about a fancy shop to purchase Cleansing Products. Speak with Gladys and you'll gain 4,800 xp for picking a soap. There are 3 soap options: rose, apple and "scrub". Then speak to Parvati and give her the Soap to gain another 4,800 XP. (Picking Apple was well received by Junlei at the end) Then you'll be asked to find a Dustback Casserole and Sweetheart Cakes.
Getting Food for the Date
Terra One Dustback Casserole can be purchased from Chef Raymond in Stellar Bay, inside his establishment just in front of the town's apartments. You can pay 3000 bits or intimidate (50) to get a better price of 2000 bits. Gain 4400xp
Sweetheart Cakes can be found in Rizzo's Facility in Cascadia, Monarch. Loot Ersatz Sweetheart Cake from a bar counter inside a building in the Maradeur-occupied part of town. The building is left from the Bottling Plant sign. Right by the cakes, a terminal will let you read the code to open the locked gate in the middle of town, so make sure to read it.
Picking an Outfit for the Date
Head to Prosperity Plaza in Byzantium and head to Jolicoeur's Haberdashery and speak with Celeste Jolicoeur. She will offer to make an outfit for you to challenge Byzantium's standards. She wants samples of clothes from workmen, and for you to model an Iconoclast, Marauder and Spacer gear - see the quest Makes Space Suits, Won't Travel for details.
After this, bring up that Parvati needs an outfit for her date. You can offer to pay for the outfit 6000 Bit Cartridges or Persuade (65) or Intimidate (65) to 3000 Bit Cartridges. Either way you will gain 4800 XP. You'll get Fancy Evening Wear, Collarless.
If Jolicoeur is Dead
If she was killed during the Task: Makes Space Suits, Won't Travel then you'll need to speak with Malini Gupta instead. You can offer to pay for the outfit 6000 Bit Cartridges or Persuade (65) or Intimidate (65) to 3000 Bit Cartridges. Either way you will gain 4800 XP.
Give Parvati the Outfit and the Date can Begin!
Speak with Parvati and give her the Evening Dress. Parvati will try to find something else you can do for Junlei, but you'll tell her she needs to get on with it and gain 4800 more XP. Travel back to the Unreliable and speak with Parvati again, then head to Groundbreaker and speak to Parvati once more to gain a further 4800 XP.
Head to the ship's kitchen and listen to their date and then leave the ship. Re-enter the ship and speak to Parvati to get all the details of the date, and learn they are now a couple. This will complete the quest and you will gain 28000 XP and 2500 Bit Cartridges, along with a picture of them together.
Don't Bite the Sun Rewards
Unlocks quest: Companion Ending
Other Rewards: 28000xp, 2500 Bit Cartridge, Picture of Junlei and Parvati