The Stainless Steel Rat

Previous Radio Free Monarch
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Location Stellar Bay - Monarch
Rewards 15000xp
625 Bit Cartridge
Monarch Stellar Industries Reputation up

The Stainless Steel Rat is one of the Side Quests in The Outer Worlds. Side Quests are optional quests that players can chose to complete in order to obtain special rewards, XP, or reputation.


A man's been killed in a Stellar Bay apartment. It falls to you to figure out what happened to him.

The Stainless Steel Rat Objectives

  • Search the Apartment for Clues
    It's not clear what happened to the victim, but something in the apartment might point you in the right direction.
    You've found a betting slip from Left Field Tossball Betting
    There's a suitcase full of clothes by the door
  • Investigate Left Field Tossball Betting
    The victim had a betting slip from Left Field Tossball Betting. Perhaps someone there knows what happened to him.
  • Investigate Elijah and his Gang
    Nell believes Elijah and his friends killed Isaac. They make deliveries to the bays behind the warehouse and spend the rest of theirtime in the alley behind The Yacht Club.
  • Tell Sanjar about Isaac's Murder
    Sanjar will want to know about Isaac's murder. Now that you've dealt with Elijah, check in with him at MSI Headquarters.


The Stainless Steel Rat Walkthrough

Go near the large building on the bottom center of the Stellar Bay map, and you will find Talmadge Kerr, who will be shouting someone has been killed inside the apartments. Go into the building to unlock the quest The Stainless Steel Rat.

You can examine the apartment and note a Hastily-Packed Suitcase, as well as a Tossball Betting Slip. This will give you 5625xp and update the objectives.

Head over to Left Field Tossball Betting, that is located northwest in town, and talk to Nell. Ask her about it and she will reveal the victim is named Isaac, and that Elijah and other grunts were pushing him around. They can be found loitering in the alley behind The Yacht Club. You'll get 5625xp and your quest will update.

Make your way around and take a narrow alley to find Elijah and his group of thugs. You can accuse him of the murder outright, and he'll say Isaac had it coming, and you have no proof (You can find proof in a bin at the docks. In the bin is a Broken Tossball Stick with a purple tooth stuck in and Elijah's name on it). You can Intimidate (55), try to leave, or if you have the Broken Tossball Stick then you can use that to bypass the first Intimidate (55) check. They will attack you if you leave. If you pass the first intimidation check, a second one (35) will appear. Pass it and you'll get 5600xp for forcing them to leave the town.

Make your way to Sanjar Nandi at his office and inform him of what has transpired. You'll get a further 5625xp, and 15000xp for completing the quest. You'll also get Monarch Stellar Industries Reputation for running them out of town, and 625 Bit Cartridge. You'll get the same reward for killing them.


The Stainless Steel Rat Rewards

Unlocks quest: n/a

Other Rewards: 15000xp, 625 Bit Cartridge, Monarch Stellar Industries reputation up.


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    • Anonymous

      This quest automatically fails once you enter the room if you've already completed Canid's Cradle and defeated MSI.

      • Anonymous

        Note that if you kill them, you'll lose Sublight reputation even if they're the ones who initiate the fight.

        • Anonymous

          You can loot a tossball stick somewhere at the saltuna cannery (sorry, can't remember where exactly, but probably behind the building, where the big crates are standing by the water). When you talk with Elijah, you can present it as proof (apparently, he put it in a saltuna crate, so it was supposed to be shipped offworld). The result is roughly the same as if you intimidated him (the first check, for 55 points).

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