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First Contact – Starfield Miscellaneous Mission Walkthrough

“First Contact” is a quest that you will get when you reach the Porrima system, east of Alpha Centauri. Paradiso Chief Security Officer Jiro Sugiyama will contact you in space…



1. SPEAK WITH CHIEF SUGIYAMA

Mission text:
“I received a message from Paradiso Chief Security Officer, Jiro Sugiyama. There’s a sensitive matter he wishes to discuss. I should meet him in Paradiso.”


Paradiso is on Porrima II in the Porrima system, east of Alpha Centauri.

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Land and follow the mission marker to meet Sugiyama. He’s in the security building just by the landing pad.

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2. HAIL THE UNIDENTIFIED SHIP

Mission text:
“There’s an ominous ship in orbit above Paradiso. I should attempt to communicate with it.”


Lift-off back to orbit and get closer the the ship there to hail them. Communicating won’t work, so you have to dock and board.

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3. SPEAK WITH THE SHIP’S CAPTAIN

Mission text:
“There are people on board. I should speak with the ship’s captain.”


In the ship, follow the mission marker to speak to the captain.

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4. FOLLOW CAPTAIN BRACKENRIDGE

Mission text:
“Captain Brackenridge has briefly explained the situation and welcomed me on board. I should follow her to the bridge to discuss the matter in more detail.”


Follow the captain to the bridge and talk to her.

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5. NEGOTIATE WITH OLIVER CAMPBELL

Mission text:
“Jiro pointed me to Paradiso Group CEO, Oliver Campbell. Since he and the other board directors have the authority to make decisions, I should speak with him regarding the ECS Contant.”


Land back at Paradiso and talk to Oliver Campbell. You can find him inside the big Paradiso building. Enter the lobby and take the elevator to the Executive Floor. Talk to the receptionist and you can enter.

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When talking to Oliver Campbell, you can either decide to convince the people on the ship to settle on Paradiso and be servants, or you can buy a Grav Drive so they can fly and settle somewhere else. Continue with this guide if you decide to settle on Paradiso. Head over to mission step 12 if you decide to buy the Grav Drive.


6. SPEAK WITH CAPTAIN BRACKENRIDGE

Mission text:
“I need to speak with Captain Brackenridge regarding the deal I worked out with Paradiso.”


Fly back to the colony ship and talk to Captain Brackenridge.

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7. GATHER RESOURCES

Mission text:
“Before I can help the ECS Constant colonists settle in Paradiso, Oliver wanted me to gather resources to help improve their facilities so they can better accommodate the new arrivals.”


You can ask Captain Brackenridge to beg for some resources you you have to deliver less. But the whole total is here:
Lithium – 20
Iron – 80
Sealant – 20
Fiber – 40

Check your ship’s inventory for ressources before you head out to find more. Then, scan the planets in the system. Iron is pretty common. In my case, Porrima II has Lithium but it’s one of the rarer ores. You can get Fiber and Sealant from some Fauna and Flora – also available on Porrima II.
Porrima II has a lot of jungle, but there are also rocky spots. Look there for Lithium.

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8. SPEAK WITH CAPTAIN BRACKENRIDGE

Mission text:
“I need to speak with Captain Brackenridge regarding the deal I worked out with Paradiso.”


Return to the settler ship and speak to the captain to hand over the ressources.

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9. FERRY THE COLONISTS DOWN TO PARADISO

Mission text:
“Now that we have the resources Oliver Campbell asked for, it’s time to ferry Captain Brackenridge and some of her crew down to Paradiso.”


Enter your ship and fly back to Paradiso. The colonists will all be on your ship.

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10. FOLLOW THE COLONISTS OFF THE SHIP

Mission text:
“Now that we have the resources Oliver Campbell asked for, it’s time to ferry Captain Brackenridge and some of her crew down to Paradiso.”


If you did fast travel to Paradiso, you have to re-enter your ship for this mission step to work. Diana Brackenridge has to leave the ship. So wait until she does so.

11. SPEAK WITH CAPTAIN BRACKENRIDGE

Mission text:
“I brought the colonists down to Paradiso. I should speak with Captain Brackenridge to make sure she doesn’t need anything else.”


Talk to the Captain one last time at the landing pad. This will conclude the mission. You will get the option to come visit them. Continue with this guide for the other mission path.

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12. GO TO HOPETECH

Mission text:
“I’ve decided to help the ECS Constant by purchasing a grav drive for their ship. Oliver Campbell referred me to Bennu St. James at HopeTech, who has some experience with working on specialized ship modifications.”


This is the mission path, when you’ve decided to buy a Grav drive for the settlers and not let them go down to Paradiso.

HopeTech is in the VALO system, close to the NARION system. Land on Polvo, Hopetown. Hopetech is the big red building right next to the Landing Pad.

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13. SPEAK WITH BENNU ST. JAMES

Mission text:
“I’ve decided to help the ECS Constant by purchasing a grav drive for their ship. Oliver Campbell referred me to Bennu St. James at HopeTech, who has some experience with working on specialized ship modifications.”


Inside HopeTech, go to the second floor. Bennu is inside his office. You can pay him 40000 credits for the grav drive or you can persuade him to give it away cheaper – for 25000 credits.

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14. SPEAK WITH AMIN

Mission text:
“Now that we have a compatible Grav Drive for the ECS Constant, I need to speak with their Engineering Officer, Amin Kazemi to figure out what we need to do to prepare the ship for its installation.”


Exit the building and head back to the colony ship. Amin is their engineer. Follow the onboard signs to “Engineering” and talk to Amin about prepping the grav drive. Follow the mission markers to execute the preparation steps. There are three computers highlighted.

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Computer Alpha:
Select “Turbopump – Port”
Select “Cryogenetic Radiator – Auxiliary”

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Computer Beta:
Select “Plasma Run-Off Inhibitor”
Select “5%”

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Computer Gamma:
Select “Magnetic Flange Pipe Enclosures”
Select “Decouple”
Select “Auxiliary Module Assembly”

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15. SPEAK WITH CAPTAIN BRACKENRIDGE

Mission text:
“The Grav Drive is all set to be installed, which should allow the ECS Constant to travel and find a new home. I should speak with Captain Brackenridge to make sure she doesn’t need anything else.”


The Captain is up at Command Bay. Talk to her. This will conclude the mission. You will then get an Activity follow-up to go find the colonists.

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This is STARFIELD
Release: September 6th, 2023
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Official Website: https://bethesdagamestudios.com/
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