“Primary Sources” offers a brief glimpse into the less affluent facets of New Atlantis in Starfield. In this mission, you are assigned the duty of conversing with business proprietors residing in the abandoned sections of The Well, as mandated by the city’s government.
The mission serves as an illuminating portrayal of the selflessness and diligence displayed by those less fortunate, as well as the daily tribulations they endure in their pursuit of business. This is a straightforward assignment devoid of combat, so let’s delve into its details.
How to unlock the Primary Sources mission
To initiate the Primary Resources side quest, engage in a conversation with Nadia Muffaz from SSNN news in Starfield. Please bear in mind that this quest is an integral part of the Light in the Darkness mission.
Following your discussion with Nadia and your willingness to assist in covering the stories she’s been pursuing, your Mission HUD will be seamlessly updated, incorporating the Primary Resources quest under the MISC Tab.
How to complete Primary Sources in Starfield
To successfully complete the Primary Resources quest, your initial destination is the Commercial District of New Atlantis on Jemison within the Alpha Centauri Star System in Starfield.
Ascend the ramp in this district and make your way into the SSNN building situated to your left. Inside, you’ll find Nadia Muffaz stationed behind the reception desk near the entrance.
Engage Nadia in conversation and inquire about her ongoing projects. She confides in you, revealing her struggle to get her work approved by her superiors while she remains constrained in her ability to conduct her research independently.
Her current endeavor revolves around delving into the businesses located in The Well, with the aim of gaining insights into the abandoned section of the city.
To progress further, extend your offer to assist with conducting interviews with individuals connected to these businesses, and Nadia will provide you with comprehensive information regarding the specific businesses she had in mind.
Theresa Mason (Kay’s House)
Following your conversation with Nadia, proceed to NAT Transit and board it to reach the Spaceport station. From the NAT, take the elevator situated on the right side of the Viewport Building to access The Well.
Your first destination is Kay’s House, where you’ll meet the owner of this modest establishment, Theresa Mason. Simply descend the stairs located near the elevator, and you’ll find Kay’s House on your right, adjacent to the UC Surplus building.
When you approach Theresa, inform her that you represent SSNN and express your interest in discussing her business. She will gladly welcome the opportunity to spread the word about her establishment.
Theresa explains that her business is flourishing, attributed to their strict no-violence policy, which has fostered an environment of trust and comfort among patrons. However, a predicament has arisen due to the presence of some dubious customers loitering around her premises, surveilling the neighboring UC Surplus establishment. She is concerned that her name may become implicated in criminal activities, tarnishing their longstanding reputation.
If you offer your assistance to Theresa, you will receive the Suspicious Activities side quest in Starfield.
Talia O’Shea (Medbay)
For the next step in the Primary Resources mission, head over to the Medbay in Starfield to have a conversation with O’Shea.
Depart from Kay’s House, and instead of ascending the stairs on your right, proceed down the next corridor. You’ll locate the Medbay directly on your left.
Initiate a conversation with O’Shea inside and introduce yourself as an SSNN representative interested in conducting an interview about her business.
O’Shea discloses that she is a retired nurse from the UC Navy, now serving as a makeshift doctor in The Well. Conditions have always been challenging in this area, but lately, there has been an outbreak of an infection among the children, which deeply concerns her.
Should you offer your assistance to O’Shea, you will acquire the Reliable Care side mission in Starfield.
Henrik Zuran (Apex Electronics)
The final destination for interviews within the Primary Resources mission is Henrik, located at Apex Electronics in Starfield.
From the Medbay, make a right turn, then another right from the exit hallway. You will come across Apex Electronics on your right, positioned adjacent to The Trade Authority Outpost.
Engage Henrik in conversation and inquire about his business. Henrik will reveal that his success is contingent upon customers walking through his doors. However, he doesn’t have much to offer in terms of information, as he is not particularly fond of having reporters in his neighborhood.
Report back to Nadia Muffaz
Return to the SSNN office located in the Commercial District and relay the interviews to Nadia. She will be genuinely pleased with the notes and express her gratitude.
Nadia will even express her desire to share the story with you once it’s published. With all the reports successfully gathered, you have officially concluded the Primary Sources side mission in Starfield.