Don't Bite the Sun

Previous Drinking Sapphire Wine
Next None
Location Unreliable
Rewards 28000xp
2400 Bit Cartridge
Picture of Junlei and Parvati

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


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

Go back to the Unreliable and talk to Parvati. She will say that she's now missing something nice to wear. You'll get 4400xp and she'll want you to go to Byzantium next.

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



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    • Anonymous

      RE: not being into lesbians: That's ok bud, you can be into whatever you want! I mean, as long as you aren't hurting someone else (...unless they like that and explicitly ask for it I guess?) Just like they, as fictional characters in a dystopic world with so few real pleasures and fewer kind people, can be into whoever and whatever they want. Seek out kindness and bless.

      • Anonymous

        So, apparently Parvatti is "killed" in my playthrough, even though she's still alive and still in my ship. But apparently she died and i botch this quest. Great, im going to feel bad not getting her ending

        • Anonymous

          If you're already at the obtain fancy clothes quest stage when "Makes Space Suits, Won't Travel" completes then it will simply tell you to steal the clothes from a drawer in Jolicoeur's store, which is easy to do at that point as all but the two guards at the far end of the store will leave, so you just need to crouch behind the desk.

          • Anonymous

            Also had this quest fail semi-randomly while on the Unreliable. I had just finished talking to Felix regarding his companion quest, and after we finished talking, Don't Bite The Sun showed up as "botched," and I thought that something about Felix's quest had botched this one. I reloaded a prior save and talked to Felix again, but nothing happened that time. I think the whole "ladder to hell" bug probably caused it. Parvati does spend a lot of time climbing ladders between the engine room, cargo bay, and kitchen (moreso than the rest of the party, anyway), so that really might be it.

            • Anonymous

              If you don't have the money to pay for the outfit, you can just steal it. It's in a cabinet on Jolicoeur's right, against the wall. You'll need a lockpick skill of 40.

              • Anonymous

                cant do quest cause as soon as i arrived in Byzantium everyone wanted to kill me lol, saved and reload multiple times killing all guards in the clothes shop but Celeste Jolicoeur still attacked me everytime. killed her and got the card but she has nothing in her office. nice quest, complete waste of time.

                • Anonymous

                  This quest is bugged as hell, it fails before Parvati even finishes talking and the quest log says she's been killed even though she's standing RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. Ugh, I guess this is what you get for playing a game before it's been patched up properly....

                  • Anonymous

                    The game kicked a false "Botched" flag on this quest line for me. One second I'm inside the Unreliable doing nothing, the next the quest fails and now indicates "Parvati died". Cannot proceed.

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