Friendship's Due 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.
Clyde Harlow, an old friend of Felix from his early days on the Groundbreaker, wants to meet him in person. Harlow told Felix he wants him to be a part of a revolutionary project
Friendship's Due Objectives
- Bring Felix to Meet with Harlow
Felix wants to meet Harlow in person. Travel to his landing pad on Scylla to have a chat with him.
- Find Trask
Harlow told you that if Felix wants a place on his crew, he must prove himself by killing a traitor named Rufus Trask. He wants you to find Trask, kill him, and take his ring.
Rufus Trask has gone into hiding. Harlow suggested questioning his wife, Rosana. She can be found on the Groundbreaker.
- Confront Trask
Trask is hiding in Emerald Vale
- (Optional) Find Trask's Stashed Evidence
Trask said he stashed evidence against Harlow in a vent back in Harlow's base. It could be worth a look.
- Return to Harlow with Felix
With Trask dealt with, it's time to return to Harlow
- Speak with Felix on the Ship
You confronted Harlow about Trask. Felix would like a word with you.
Friendship's Due Walkthrough
This quest is only available if you have recruited Felix into your party. Take him exploring with you and after you talk to the Information Broker during Radio Free Monarch you can initiate conversation, and he will ask you for a favor. Hear him out and accept to begin the quest.
Travel to Harlow's Base in Scylla and have Felix in your party when heading out. Upon arrival, you'll meet Voelker, who asks where you're going. Say you're with Felix and you'll be allowed through. Go inside and through the corridor to your right and you'll find Harlow and his canid, Marlow. Ask Harlow why you're here, and he will say that he is working on something big, and he wants Felix to be a part of it. Harlow wants to know where Felix's loyalties lie by finding and killing a traitor, Trask. He tells you to find Rosana, Trask wife, in the Groundbreaker. You'll get 10,000xp and Harlow's Emblem. If you talk to Felix after this, he will agree that something feels off and it feels like Harlow intends to take advantage of him.
Head to the Groundbreaker and go to The Lost Hope, the local tavern and you'll find Rosana. Ask her about her husband Rufus and she'll say she's not on speaking terms with him. If you repaired the radiators for Junlei, you can bring this up as proof of character. She will reveal that Rufus is hiding in Emerald Vale, and you'll gain 10800xp.
Next you must travel to Emerald Vale and make your way northeast of the Botanical Lab, to a location called North Gulch. Talk to Rufus Trask and you'll learn that Harlow is a board asset engaging in board-sanctioned piracy. You should ask for proof, which will unlock an optional objective to uncover it. Let him live and take his ring instead. You'll get 10800xp
Head to Harlow's Base and pick up Stashed Receipts on your way to see him. This will give you 10800xp. You can talk to Felix, and he will reveal he's very surprised and having a hard time believing it. Go ahead and talk to Harlow and tell him Trask had a lot to say, then show him the evidence, and he will deny any wrongdoing. You can use Perception to point out that Harlow lied to you about Trask informing for the board; if you press him on this, he will lose his patience and he and his outlaws will attack you. Alternatively, you can ask him to explain himself to Felix, which prompts him to claim that he needed the Board's money to fund his revolution. Insulting him at this point will again cause him to attack you; otherwise, he will offer to take Felix into his ranks. You will then have the option of ordering Felix to stay with you (Determination 20), telling him (either kindly or callously) to make his own choice, or telling him (again either kindly or callously) to join Harlow. Completing this part of the quest will get you 10800xp.
- If you read a nearby terminal, you'll find out what triggered the suspicions, and find out that Harlow was likely on the Board's side.
Friendship's Due Rewards
Other Rewards: Harlow's Emblem, 3600 Bit Cartridge, and 43000xp.