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A Better Beginning

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A Better Beginning
A Better Beginning
Type Priority ops
Starting Location Tann's Office, Nexus
Mission Location Multiple
Start Director Tann
End Director Tann
Previous Nexus Reunion
Next A Trail of Hope

A Better Beginning is the fourth priority ops mission. It is acquired on the Nexus while speaking with Director Tann in Tann's Office.

Description[edit | edit source]

The Nexus needs a resource-producing outpost, but Eos is the only planet in range. As the only Pathfinder, you have been asked to achieve the impossible: find a way to settle Eos and give the Initiative the foothold it needs. Director Tann has committed the resources for a last ditch effort, including a ship and support team for the Pathfinder.

Eos colonization effort failed because of radiation in its atmosphere. But you recognized a signal like you found on Habitat 7. If similar alien technology is here, you may be able to create the conditions to place an outpost. Find the signal, make Eos viable, and give the Initiative the foothold it needs.

The search for a way to activate Eos' atmosphere processor has led underground to a mysterious Remnant vault. Most of its systems appear to be locked down. Explore the vault and find a way to lift the system lockdown.

Prodromos is founded. The radiation will be slow to clear, but Mayor Bradley will ensure the outpost thrives. Return to the Nexus and speak with Director Tann.

Objectives[edit | edit source]

  • Speak with SAM on the Hyperion
  • Go to your ship
  • Go to the bridge
  • Go to Eos in the Pytheas system
  • Land on Eos
  • Clear atmospheric radiation
  • Search Site 1's main control building
  • Restore power to Site 1
  • Find a code to access locked buildings
  • Investigate the power relay station
  • Activate the generators
  • Scan the power pylons to find an interface
  • Activate power pylons (0/2)
  • Defeat the kett
  • Reactivate the power relay station
  • Scan containers to find a vehicle
  • Call down a forward station
  • Unlock the Nomad container
  • Get in the Nomad
  • Investigate the strange signal
  • Search for a glyph to scan
  • Use the strange console
  • Defeat the hostile bots
  • Activate Remnant monoliths (0/3)
  • Investigate the entrance
  • Explore the Remnant vault
  • Follow the conduit into the vault
  • Activate the gravity well
  • Follow the conduit farther into the vault
  • Repair the conduit flow
  • Find a way through the caverns
  • Follow the conduit to the source
  • Escape the vault
  • Optional: Retrieve the unsealed item
  • Establish an outpost at an appropriate site
  • Speak with Tann at the Nexus Pathfinder HQ
  • Give Eos radiation time to clear

Kett Research Center[edit | edit source]

  • Clear the kett
  • Find and disable the generator powering the shields to access the monolith

The Monolith[edit | edit source]

  • Scan for glyphs (0/2)

Notes[edit | edit source]

The objective Find a code to access locked buildings can be completed by finding one of two datapads in Site 1 or by scanning Theo J. Harwell's dead body which also can start the mission Task: Naming the Dead.

Even though Ryder can drive around Eos after completing the mission, many areas are inaccessible due to lethal radiation levels. It is recommended that Ryder returns once the radiation has cleared. Eos will be cleared and the radiation gone after Ryder has visited Aya for the first time during A Trail of Hope. Just go to Aya directly after "A Better Beginning" has completed, and then return to Eos.

There is no AVP reward for calling down the first forward station, but the first landing on Eos provides the same reward.

The road from the first monolith to the second passes a forward station drop point; it is possible to gain 2 AVP and 2% Eos viability by pausing long enough to activate the drop. The drive from the third monolith to the vault also passes a forward station drop point. Again, pausing for the drop will add another 2 AVP and 2% Eos viability.

A forward station is established on the vault's island after the vault is activated, but no additional AVP is awarded.

Glyphs must be scanned at all monoliths, one at the Northern Monolith (closest to Site 1), two at the Western Monolith, and two at the Southern Monolith (Kett Research Center is located here), but only the Western Monolith requires solving a Remnant decryption puzzle.

Collecting the unsealed item on the way out of the vault counts as an encounter. XP is earned and the amount can be increased by wearing Initiative armor, Deep Space Explorer armor, or the Andromeda Elite Helmet.

The Northern Monolith must be activated first; the glyphs at the Western and Southern Monoliths are inaccessible until that happens.

Research Opportunities[edit | edit source]

There are a lot of items that can be scanned for Research Data (RD) on this mission. +290 Milky Way RD, +360 Heleus RD, +570 Remnant RD.

Site 1:
There are three items that have to be scanned during the mission, awarding +30 Milky Way RD. Taking the time to walk around Site 1 and look for additional items yields another +210 Milky Way RD and +20 Heleus RD. For a detailed RD list with images, see: Site 1: Promise Research Data.

Northern Monolith:

  • +30 Milky Way RD
    • Initiative monitor (x2): +20 RD
    • Initiative Shuttle (Peebee's shuttle): +10 RD
  • +20 Heleus RD
  • +10 Remnant RD
    • Coolant Containment: +10 RD

Western Monolith:

Kett Research Center:

  • +320 Heleus RD
  • +20 Remnant RD
    • Artifact Crate (outside northern door): +10 RD
    • Technology Fragments: +10 RD

Southern Monolith:

  • +20 Milky Way RD
    • Nexus-Issued Scanner (x2): +20 RD

Inside the Remnant Vault:

  • +10 Remnant RD - Remnant Object x2 (+20 Remnant RD Total)
  • +10 Remnant RD - Data Pattern x10 (+100 Remnant RD Total)
  • +10 Remnant RD - Barrier
  • +10 Remnant RD - Mechanical Arm
  • +10 Remnant RD - Unknown Ferrofluid
  • +100 Remnant RD - Adaptive Remnant Core Device x3 (+300 Remnant RD Total)
  • +10 Remnant RD - Inactive Assemblers
  • +50 Remnant RD - Remnant Turret
  • +10 Remnant RD - Dormant Observer
  • +10 Remnant RD - Ferrofluid Leak
  • +10 Remnant RD - Unknown Plant
  • +10 Remnant RD - Remnant Object x2 (+20 Remnant RD Total)
  • +10 Remnant RD - Data Pattern x10 (+100 Remnant RD Total)
  • +10 Remnant RD - Barrier
  • +10 Remnant RD - Mechanical Arm
  • +10 Remnant RD - Unknown Ferrofluid
  • +100 Remnant RD - Adaptive Remnant Core Device x3 (+300 Remnant RD Total)
  • +10 Remnant RD - Inactive Assemblers
  • +50 Remnant RD - Remnant Turret
  • +10 Remnant RD - Dormant Observer
  • +10 Remnant RD - Ferrofluid Leak
  • +10 Remnant RD - Unknown Plant

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Rewards[edit | edit source]

Board Tempest:

Land on Eos:

Restore power at Site 1:

Scan reconstructed images of Wilcox and Farthingale at Site 1:

  • +540 XP
    • +270 XP for first conversation
    • +270 XP for second conversation

Activate 2nd monolith:

Activate 3rd monolith:

Activate vault:

Establish outpost:

Talk to Tann to finish:

Achievements and trophies[edit | edit source]

The following achievements and trophies can be earned during this mission:

Remnant Puzzle Solutions[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]