MEA Journal - Priority Ops
An angaran excursion group failed to return at their scheduled time. Resistance spies report the kett captured the group and took them to a holding site for extraction.

Acquisition Edit

Prerequisite: Eyes on the Ground
Prerequisite: On the Frontlines

The mission is automatically acquired when either of the identical missions above is completed by talking to the angara Skeot at Hjara Station on Voeld.

Note: This mission can also be acquired by approaching the Northern Holding Site. This normally happens if you travel to the location for Task: Clearing the Air. Acquiring the mission in this fashion changes the objectives to Rescue captured angara and Speak to rescued angara.

Walkthrough Edit

This mission is a Heleus Assignment if it was started by Eyes on the Ground. Alternatively, this mission is a Priority Op if it was started by On the Frontlines.

Reach kett holding site Edit

The navpoint MEA Tracked Objective Map Icon is located at a heavily guarded kett base named the Northern Holding Site. Make use of the heaters scattered around to ensure the cold hazard doesn't sap Ryder's life support too much.

Rescue Niilj and other captured angara Edit

The angara are imprisoned in four cages with an orange glow. Use the console next to each cage to free the prisoners. The angara will join you in fighting the kett when released.

Clear remaining kett Edit

More waves of kett will appear via airship, so be prepared.

After the battle, there a numerous lootable containers scattered around the site and inside the building.

There is a datapad on the ground next to one of the cages.

I'm sorry
Have to be brief. The kett took our equipment away, but they missed this data device. Interface is awkward, but it'll do.

They caught us at Eroesk. We stayed longer than we should've, hoping it would give others a chance. When you left, you told me not to do anything that would get me hurt. But when the alert came, I couldn't get on that shuttle. I wouldn't be able to live knowing I could've done more. That would've been the deeper hurt.

So I have done what you asked, though not quite in the way you intended, and I am sorry to put you through this.

Be well, my heart, and may the stars always shine bright for you.

Inside the building is a terminal with multiple entries.

Update From Prefect/Voeld
Our attempts to release the repugnant angaran AI from their frozen city are behind schedule.

Archon continues to instruct me to capture it and not to destroy it.

More slaves are required. The frequency of raids will be increased.

That is all.

Detainee Group #6019
Acquisition: Acquired in raid of settlement "Eroesk"

Physical analysis: COMPLETE
Genetic analysis: COMPLETE
Summary: three chosen

Additional comments:
Civilian group. One soldier. Remaining six were distributed to various facilities to assist in our efforts.

Detainee Group #6025
Acquisition: Acquired in ambush

Physical analysis: COMPLETE
Genetic analysis: COMPLETE
Summary: zero chosen

Additional comments:
Failed group of five. All Resistance soldiers. Expectations unmet.

Detainee Group #6028
Acquisition: Acquired in failed Resistance attack on operations center.

Physical analysis: COMPLETE
Genetic analysis: INCOMPLETE
Summary: Awaiting input...

Additional comments:
Group of five. Resistance soldiers. Unyielding. Great promise.

Speak to Niilj Edit

After releasing all the prisoners, talk to Niilj. He says the angara will head back to the Angaran Resistance Base, but another angara mentions that a drive containing vital data from the kett network must be delivered. The angara ask that you take the drive to Buxil in Techiix.

Completing the conversation completes this mission. The mission Meet the Family is automatically acquired.

If this is a Priority Op, a conversation with Jaal will now begin; if Jaal is not in the squad, he will fly to the camp via shuttle. Rescuing the prisoners has been enough to gain Evfra's trust, so you will be given the options of heading to Techiix or advancing A Trail of Hope by talking to Evfra immediately. If you choose to talk to Evfra, the squad will immediately take a shuttle to the Tempest and leave the planet.

Aftermath Edit

Commander Anjik Do Xeel sends an email after this mission:

Confidential Voeld Intel
To: Ryder
From: Commander Do Xeel

Since your liberation of the labor camp on Voeld, some information has come to my attention:

For years, the kett ignored our work in the frozen city of Ja Niihk. Searching for details of our buried past didn't seem to threaten them. One day, we must have uncovered something that the kett deemed extremely dangerous. They invaded the city, killing or enslaving our archeological team, and locked it down.

Intel from the labor camp seems to confirm what have, to this point, only been crazy rumors--there may be an ancient, pre-scourge AI locked in ice in the depths of the city.

This explains the Prefect's swift and violent move. I've heard the kett shun tech like artificial intelligence--and they certainly wouldn't want us to have it.

Please keep this knowledge to yourself.

Rewards Edit

Completed as a Heleus Assignment:

Completed as a Priority Op:

  • +800 XP
  • +73 AVP AVP icon
  • +5% Voeld viability
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