Ryder encounters Niilj during a rescue mission requested from his nephew Skeot. Ryder learns from Niilj after the rescue that he is with the Resistance and is known by the kett code name "Shavod-Gaan".
One of Niilj's angaran squad then requests that Ryder deliver vital data to his sister Buxil in Techiix. The vital data will allow the Resistance to access a base that is providing shielding for the kett. When Ryder takes down the shields, access to the ancient city of Ja Niihk Dig Site will be available.