The Frightened Engineer
Thomas Kemp, one of the deserters living with Adelaide in the Botanical Lab, is trying to teach himself engineering. He has asked you to bring him any volumes of A Young Spacer's Guide to Mechanical Engineering that you find in Emerald Vale.
- Quest Type: Side Quest
- Quest Giver: Thomas Kemp in Botanical Labs in Emerald Vale Region on Terra 2
- Experience Reward: 8750 XP
- Reward: 300, 500, 800 Bit Cartridge, Electro-Charged Surface
- Reputation Reward: Raises Deserters Reputation
Side Quest Starter Location
The Frightened Engineer Walkthrough
Find the Three Volumes
Thomas said he knows that at least one volume of the set is in the local community center, and that another used to be in the town of Edgewater.
He also promised to reward you for any volumes you find, so feel free to return to him with the books as you find them - there's no need to wait until you've found all three.
You found the first volume in the Emerald Vale Community Center.
Parvati mentioned her father reading a volume of "A Young Spacer's Guide to Mechanical Engineering" when he was working shifts at the cannery.
You found a mention on Parvati's father's old terminal that he took a volume of "A Young Spacer's Guide to Mechanical Engineering" into the cannery and left it in an unused office.
You found the second volume in the Edgewater Cannery.
A log on the receptionist's desk of the geothermal plant mentioned that there might be a volume of "A Young Spacer's Guide to Mechanical Engineering" in the plant's repair bay.
According to a note you found in the repair bay, there's a copy of the manual down in a place called "the pit."
You found the third volume in the Emerald Vale Geothermal Plant.
Third Volume is on lower level of Geothermal Power Plant
Third Volume is on lower level of Geothermal Power Plant, you will find more info in Full Walkthrough of Geothermal Power Plant
Return to Thomas
Now that you've found all of the engineering manuals, you should return to Thomas.
The Frightened Engineer Ending
Thomas was overjoyed that you found all three manuals for him, and rewarded you.
Reward: 8750 XP, 300, 500, 800 Bit Cartridge, Electro-Charged Surface.
Reputation Reward: Raises Deserters Reputation.