The Doom That Came to Roseway is one of the Side Quests in The Outer Worlds. Side Quests are optional quests that players can choose to complete in order to obtain special rewards, XP, or reputation.
A distress call from Roseway, a corporate township on Terra 2, was cut off mid-broadcast at the source. Investigate the call.
The Doom That Came to Roseway Objectives
- Investigate the Distress Call
The distress call must have originated from Roseway's broadcast tower. Head there and find out what precipitated the call.
- Find Anton's Safe
You've been asked to recover research data from the safe in Anton Crane's office.
- Recover Anton's Data
Anton's research data was taken from his safe, likely by outlaws. Search the lab and get it back for them.
There's a terminal in Chief Porter's office that can print a security keycard to unlock the doors trapping some of the outlaws.
- (Optional) Eliminate the Outlaws
Auntie Cleo's Secret Lab is under attack by a band of outlaws -- interplanetary raiders with no respect for property, life, or polite speech. Anton would like them removed, if possible.
- (Optional) Deal with the Raptidons
Raptidons are loose in the underground facility. It would be of great help to Anton if all of them were subdued or killed.
Anton would prefer that you use the lab's equipment to gas and incapacitate the beasts, the raptidon mother in particular.
You found a canister of sedative gas. Three should be sufficient to subdue the raptidons in the facility. The canisters must be installed near the ventilation system in the raptidon Incubation chamber.
With three canisters of sedative gas installed, you can use the ventilation control terminal to subdue the raptidons inside the facility.
- Create an Escape Route
You've agreed to help open up an escape route for Cassandra. You'll need to find a keycard to unlock her pen gate and clear out either the Auntie Cleo security forces near the front entrance or the raptidons infesting the loading dock.
There's a terminal in Chief Porter's office that can print a Security Keycard to unlock Cassandra's door.
You convinced Porter to pull his security detail back to Roseway.
You've obtained a security keycard that should unlock Cassandra's door.
- Release Cassandra
You found the needed keycard and opened up a route out of the lab for Cassandra. Unlock her door and inform her of her available escape routes.
- Speak to Anton
You got Anton's diet toothpaste research data. Head to Roseway and speak with him.
The Doom That Came to Roseway Walkthrough
This quest is obtained by talking to Gladys at the Groundbreaker and accepting her "opportunity" to uncover corporate secrets during "Passage to Anywhere". This gives you the Distress Call item and begins the quest The Distress Signal.
Listen to the Distress Call at the Unreliable by having ADA play it. You'll see a man desperate for help claiming they are under attack. You will also receive navigation to get to Roseway, which you need to do for several quests.
After landing at Roseway Landing Pad, you'll make your way through a desolate street and enter Roseway proper. Here you will meet Berke, a tarmac guard. He says Anton Crane is in charge, and that somehow Raptidons got loose and attacked the town.
Make sure to pick up side quests in Roseway before heading out
Head to Roseway Communications Room and you can meet Anton Crane, who sent the distress call. He reveals that his work might not be entirely legal, so corporate cannot know of what has happened. You can intimidate (25) to get him to tell you what is going on. He's tasked with formulating new and improved dental gel, and they accidentally discovered an appetite suppressant. He claims a group of malcontents attacked them, freed the Raptidons and stole his research. You will get 3300xp for agreeing to help and obtain Anton's Lab Keycard and Anton's Pass Code.
He will also mention you should not kill the Raptidon mother, and that the old lab has Jameson, his protege. Agree to find him and you'll obtain the quest By His Bootstraps.
Head out of Roseway to the southeastern part of the map and enter the Covert Lab. You will meet Porter, who is in charge of security and gives you a summary of the situation. You can persuade (45) Porter to give you access to his office, via Porter's Office Keycard. As you explore the area, you'll come to Anton's Office and his safe, only to found that the research has been taken by the Outlaws. (3333xp).
Gas Canisters (Keep Raptidons Alive)
You should pick up Sedative Gas Canister inside a small office on the bottom right of the map if you want to keep the Raptidons alive. There's also a terminal and a box that contains Inferno Scythe, or you may pick up a Heavy Machine Gun in this room. The next canister is in Vaughn's Lab, which you should visit for The Amateur Alchemist. The third and final Gas Canister is located to the right of the ladder leading to the Raptidon Incubation chamber, on the left of the map. Sneak inside to install the gas canisters (go right from the entrance), then sneak to the opposite side to activate the ventilation system
You can either kill the Raptidons and gain about 800 XP for each + 4000 XP once finished, or use gas to put them to sleep (3333xp)
Note: It's possible to gas the raptidons and also kill them all, while getting credit for gassing them. Once in the incubation chamber, have the Raptidon Matriarch and any other raptidons chase you out of the chamber into the hallways. Then run/jump past them back into the chamber and close the door behind you, preventing them from following. Then install the canisters and activate the ventilation system, marking the objective complete on the quest. Upon leaving the chamber the raptidons will still be awake and you can kill them as normal, collecting normal XP and loot. Upon completion of the quest you will still have the option to inform Anton you gassed the raptidons.
Meet Cassandra O'Malley
If you go toward the middle of the map you'll meet outlaw leader, Cassandra O'Malley - she is trapped inside a room and ready to negotiate for her life. She needs a keycard to get out of the room and then you'll either have to talk Porter into letting her go, or make safe passage for her to take the Vents out. If you decide to help her escape she says will give your Anton's Data and the quest will update "find an escape route". You can persuade (30) her to have her people stand down. She will then ask you to clear a path and says she will pay you once she is clear.
If you help her, go back to Porter and use Persuade (45) to tell him they are standing down. You can tell him that you'll put in a good word for him and he'll pull out, you'll gain Covert Lab Security Keycard and 3333xp
If you let Cassandra Live
Talk to her after opening the door and Lie (30), Intimidate (51) or Persuade (21) to get her to give you the research (2000xp). Tell her you didn't save her for free and obtain 1200 Bit Cartridge. You can Persuade or Intimidate (both 31) to get her to give you a further 625 Bit Cartridge.
If you kill Cassandra
If you kill her you'll gain 400 XP and you'll have eliminated the Outlaws and the quest will update. You can loot Auntie Cleo's Research Data from her corpse which is needed for The Distress Signal quest. Additionally, if you take the lift up and speak with Porter he'll tell you the fighting has ceased since the Outlaw leader died.
Note on killing Cassandra
It is possible to get the Research Data from Cassandra, the bits for rescuing her, and then killing her anyway during the same conversation. Choose to attack her after she has given you the bits, and the quest log will not list any botched/failed steps.
Return to Anton
- If you return to Anton Crane after resolving the lab peacefully, him and Porter will be arguing about it. You can give him the research data for massive Auntie Cleo Reputation Up, 3755 Bit Cartridge, 23000xp and Researcher's Scrubs. He will further reward you with Auntie Cleo reputation if you didn't kill the Raptidons.
- You can also pick to bring this research to the Groundbreaker to Gladys. Doing so nets you 3,750 Bit Cartridges and will complete the quest The Doom That Came to Roseway, granting you 32,000 XP
Once this is done, you can continue on with The Distress Signal quest.
The Doom That Came to Roseway Rewards
Unlocks quest: You may continue The Distress Signal
- The name of the mission is based off the H.P Lovecraft story 'The Doom that came to Sarnath'
Towards the end of this side quest, it is possible for Anton Crane to commit suicide. This can happen in two ways; either by failing to give him Auntie Cleo's Research Data or by picking either of the following dialogue options after giving him the data.
- "Of course."
- "Was there anything else?"
When he asks you for your thoughts on the purpose of the data you've just handed him, pick either of the following dialogue options.
- "Your only interest was in your research and your life. To hell with everyone else."
- "[Medical 30] Reducing the appetites of people performing physical labor is potentially life threatening."
Finally, pick the following dialogue option.
- "[Persuade 30] Your life won't have meaning anywhere. You're empty, and bitter, and will be wherever you go."