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Friends Like These - United Colonies Mission Walkthrough

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The guide on how to complete Friends Like These in Starfield. Includes walkthrough chart, Persuade Radcliff, find Bal'mor, get Terromorph Archival Code and unlock housing property.

Table of Contents

Mission Overview

How To UnlockEyewitness
LocationsMAST District
Reward- 350 XP
- Credits: 5,000
- UC Citizen ID
Unlockable Feature- New Mission: The Devils You Know
- Housing Options
UC Vanguard Questline - Missions & Rewards

Full Objectives

Friends Like These Walkthrough
  1. Speak To Deputy Macintyre
  2. Acquire The Freestar Collective Archival Code
  3. Follow Radcliff
  4. Approach The Intercom
  5. Throw The Power Switch
  6. Continue Deeper Into The Embassy
  7. Approach The Intercom
  8. Throw The Power Switch
  9. Approach The Intercom
  10. Throw The Power Switch
  11. Approach The Intercom
  12. Explore The Basement
  13. Eliminate The Robots
  14. Approach The Stranger
  15. Speak With Ambassador Bal'mor
  16. Acquire House Va'ruun's Archival Code
  17. Return To Deputy Macintyre (Interstellar Affairs)
  18. Report To The Armistice Archives
  19. Approach The Monitor Station
  20. Deposit The Code Pieces
  21. Collect The Terromorph Data
  22. Return The Data
  23. Give The Data To Hadrian
  24. Speak To Macintyre

Walkthrough Guides

Quest Unlocks After The Eyewitness

The Cabinet will delegate you to convince the Freestar Collective and House Va'ruun to grant us access to the Armistice Archives. You will need to check in with Deputy Macintyre in Interstella Affairs to get the details.

Get Access To The Archives

Entry to the Archives is only permitted in situations of extreme emergency and requires a unique, single-use code from each of the three Armistice signatories: UC, Freestar Collective, and House Va'ruun.

Speak To Deputy Macintyre

Starfield Friends Like These

Macintyre will provide instructions on obtaining the access codes from the respective ambassadors of Freestar Collective and House Va'ruun. She will offer some guidance, but the approach you take will ultimately be your own decision.

Which Ambassador To Talk First?

Deputy Macintyre will ask you who would you want to start negotiations with between Ambassador Radcliff of Freestar or Amabassador Bal'mor of House Va'ruun. We recommend to start off with Ambassador Radcliff as persuading her is more convenient since she can be readily located in the vicinity.

RadcliffThis Freestar Ambassador is a veteran of the Colony War and has a grudge against the UC so you will need to use military tactics you may have learned in dealing with her.
Bal'mor Pose a significant challenge since he hasn't been seen for several years, and there's uncertainty about whether he's still alive. You will need to undertake the task of locating him.

Plan B For Ambassador Radcliff

The UC Intelligence has a recording device planted in the Ambassador Radcliff's living quarters, which you can use to your advantage. However, getting caught trespassing in there will land you in jail so you will need to sneak in.

Note You can find a staff member who could provide valuable information and convince to work with you.
Bounty - How To Pay & Clear Bounties

Finding Ambassador Bal'mor

Macintyre says that you can check the House Va'ruun embassy first for clues. Additionally, there's a discreet side entrance available if you prefer a more covert approach. She will provide you with the Va'Ruun Embassy Entrance Override access device to gain entry to the embassy's interior. Nevertheless, be cautious of the automated security alarms while doing so.

Acquire The House Va'ruun Archival Code

Starfield Friends Like These Ambassador Radcliff

Persuade Ambassador Evangeline Radcliff to get access to the codes. Use the Freestar Collective Settler dialogue option to increase your chances on successfully persuading her. You can also take into account that her grudge against the UC may be clouding her judgement.

Persuasion - Rank Up Challenge & Effect

Follow Radcliff

Starfield Friends Like These Follow Radcliff

If you manage to convince Ambassador Radcliff, she will escort you to the Armistice Code Machine and provide you with a one-time access code generated from it.

Acquire House Va'ruun's Archival Code

Watch Out For Automated Security

Starfield Friends Like These

Watch out for the Va'Ruun Robot Models on the way once you get deeper inside the Embassy. There's also a Turret MK I on the hallway so better equip yourself with loads of ammo and recovery items before heading inside.

How To Find Ambassador Bal'mor

Starfield Friends Like These Side Entrance To Va'Ruun
Head to the door outside at the corner near Galbank.
Starfield Friends Like These
Enter the Va'Ruun Embassy Lobby entrance at the right side then ride the Elevator to the House Va'ruun Embassy.
Starfield Friends Like These Approach The Intercom
Continue Deeper Into The Embassy
Follow the instructions provided by the Hissing Voice through the intercom.
Starfield Friends Like These Power Switch
Throw The Power Switch
Activating the Power Switch that is besides the Intercom will turn on the lights.
Starfield Friends Like These Continue Deeper Into The Embassy
Continue Deeper Into The Embassy
Get inside the Door with the Warning Sign located next to the Computer Console.
Starfield Friends Like These
Approach The Next Intercom And Throw The Power Switch Again
Find the next Power Switch and Intercom in the Conference Room and proceed as before. Head out again to the halls when the lights are activated.
Starfield Friends Like These Head To The Basement
There's a door next to the water dispenser. Get inside and do the same procedure with the Power Switch and Intercom. Head down the stairs and approach the final Intercom before proceeding to the Basement.
8Eliminate The Robots
You will need to defeat the two hostile Va'Ruun Robot Model S encounter at the basement.
Starfield Friends Like These Approach Stranger
Approach the strange figure at the end of the hallway.
Starfield Friends Like These
Apparently the stranger is Ambassador Bal'mor. Speak with Ambassador Bal'mor and get the code.

You Can Also Get An Epic Shotgun

Starfield Friends Like These

You can get a Rapid Refined Shotty in the Industrial Crate. It has Extended Magazine that doubles the base magazine capacity and a Rapid perk that increase attack speed for +25%.

Return To Deputy Macintyre In The Interstellar Affairs

Starfield Friends Like These

Report back to Deputy Macintyre and get the Armistice Archive Keycard. She will instruct you to meet and follow the UC Monitor located on the opposite side of the plaza, across from MAST.

Report To The Armistice Archives

Starfield Friends Like These Armistice Archives Entrance
Starfield Friends Like These Armistice Archives Loby

The Armstice Archives is just across the Freestar Collective Embassy. Head inside and take the Elevator to the Monitor Station in the Armstice Archives.

Collect The Terromorph Data

Starfield Friends Like These Collect The Terromorph Data

Head straight inside and find the unit where the data resides. Please be mindful not to engage with any units other than the one specified, as doing so could result in warnings and potentially severe consequences.

Return The Data

After obtaining the data, return to Deputy Macintyre in the Interstellar Affairs Department. Major Hadrian Sandin will also be present there to receive the Terromorph Data from you.

Speak To Macintyre

Starfield Friends Like These

Speak to Deputy Macintyre again. You will be extended an offer of citizenship after successfully completing the task and will be required to pledge your allegiance secure your position within the United Colonies. Additionally, you can now talk to Aphelion Realty and get your own property, which is now available now that you are a citizen. Following this, the "Friends Like These" mission will be completed.

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