The Lying Earth is one of the Tasks in The Outer Worlds. Tasks are optional quests that players can chose to complete in order to obtain special rewards, XP, or reputation.
Minister Clarke has asked you to send a message to Earth.
The Lying Earth Objectives
- Send Minister Clarke's Message
Minister Clarke has a message for the Earth Directorate, and one of the only terminals in Halcyon capable of transmitting to the Earthbound message drone is in the Chairman's office.
Go to the HHC building in Byzantium and send his message.
The Lying Earth Walkthrough
You will obtain this quest when talking to Minister Clarke for the quest The City and the Stars. Clarke will ask you to use Rockwell's access to message Earth. This unlocks the task: The Lying Earth, and gets you a cartridge with details on corruption on mismanagement: Minister Clarke's Data Cartridge.
If you've completed Balance Due you will have access to the HHC building and won't need to use the Maintenance Tunnels. You can also skip the tunnels by walking to the front door and bribing the guard for 2000 bits. Once inside the HHC building go straight ahead and talk to Guard Bachmayer. You'll take a lift heading to Percival Platt - he has nothing important to say so go left and unlock the door with Minister's HHC Access Card You can print the keycard at the terminal to gain the Ministry of Accuracy and Morale Key. You can also send Minister Clarke's message completing the Lying Earth quest and earning you a small amount of Negative Reputation with The Board.
The Lying Earth Rewards
Unlocks quest: None
Other Rewards: 17000xp, The Board Reputation Down