“Starfield: Sowing the Discord” is another assignment undertaken on behalf of Ryujin Industries, a faction renowned for its longevity and dominating presence in the Volii Star Systems. This particular mission is characterized by its elevated risk level and extended duration.
Ryujin Industries’ enduring success across all nine planets within the system can be attributed to their unwavering pursuit of excellence and their adept management of competition.
In the context of this mission, “Sowing Discord” in Starfield aligns with the faction’s motives. The primary objective revolves around persuading the leaders of Ryujin Industries, Arthur and Zola, that the emergence of Infinity Limited is undermining their profitability. Consequently, you are tasked with orchestrating the sabotage of the Infinity Presentation near the mission’s conclusion.
Let’s delve into how you can navigate this mission, mitigating its inherent risks and ultimately emerging triumphant, as we explore the walkthrough for “Starfield: Sowing the Discord.”
How to unlock the Sowing Discord mission
The “Sowing Discord” quest in Starfield becomes accessible automatically upon successfully completing the “Access is Key” faction mission. To locate it, navigate to your mission HUD and check the faction tab.
Following your entry into Ryujin Industries via the “Back to the Grind” mission and your progression through smaller tasks such as “A New Narrative” and “One Step Ahead,” it’s time to elevate your involvement to a higher level.
Starfield Sowing Discord quest guide
Sowing Discord will be your first big faction mission for Ryujin Industries in Starfield. You must adopt more discretion than before, as the stakes are high in the big leagues.
Talk to Imogene for Mission Preparation
To initiate this mission, your first step is to establish contact with Imogene, who will provide you with the necessary details and preparations. You can find her office on the Operations Floor of Ryujin Tower in Neon, located within Alpha Volii. Proceed right from the reception area to her office with glass windows to locate her.
Imogene’s primary directive for you involves influencing the decision of Quantum Synergies Executives in favor of selecting Infinity LTD for an upcoming job. To firmly sway their judgment, you must execute a clever maneuver: substituting the original presentation with a subtly altered version designed to undermine their credibility during the board’s meeting.
This mission must be conducted discreetly, with strict adherence to her instructions, and your efforts will be generously rewarded.
Lastly, you’ll be required to don a Fitted Business Suit, a garment that Imogene has specifically ordered to ensure you embody the role you’re about to undertake.
It’s essential to note that even if you fail to persuade any of the Executives, the mission itself will be marked as completed, but the deal will remain intact. Imogene will discuss the outcomes in a subsequent assignment titled “Accidents Can Happen.”
Reading the dossiers optional objective
During your meeting with Imogene, she will recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Dossiers on Arthur Cruz and Zola Adisa, the heads of Quantum Synergies whom you will engage in conversation.
These dossiers contain precise information that can be employed as responses during your discussions to effectively sway them in your favor. You can locate these dossiers in your inventory, conveniently filed under the Notes tab.
While you can rely on your own persuasive skills to succeed, having the exact answers from the dossiers at your disposal can be incredibly advantageous, particularly if you find yourself uncertain about the best approach.
Head to the Astral Lounge
The Astral Lounge is situated in the same building complex as CeltCorp, the company you penetrated during the “One Step Ahead” mission on behalf of Ryujin Industries.
To reach it from Ryujin Tower, proceed straightforwardly, bypassing the Spaceport Terminal. Continue until you reach the terminus of the road, where you will discover the Astral Lounge.
Talk to Zola Adisa
Inside the main lobby of the Astral Lounge, you’ll encounter Zola Adisa, the Executive Director of Quantum Synergies, seated on the sofas across from the VIP Elevator. Your objective here is to sway Zola Adisa’s opinion against Infinity Ltd.
Zola will be occupying a solitary spot and can be effectively persuaded if you adhere to the guidance provided in the Dossier. Approach her with the intention of engaging in a friendly conversation and inquire about her business dealings with Ryujin Industries during her visit to Neon.
To initiate the persuasion process, select the dialogue option with the [Persuade] prompt. Based on our experience, opting for the straightforward, green-labeled choices typically proves effective, reducing the need for unnecessary risks.
Talk to Arthur Cruz
Arthur Cruz, the Financial Manager at Quantum Synergies, can be found on the first floor of the establishment. To reach him, take the VIP elevator located opposite Zola’s location, ascending to the VIP Balcony. In the first room on the right, designated as Booth 1, you will encounter Arthur Cruz. Your objective here is to persuade Arthur Cruz to oppose Infinity Ltd.
Engage in a conversation with Arthur until he inquires whether you are affiliated with Infinity LTD. At this point, a dialogue option labeled [Persuade] will become available for you to steer the discussion. During this interaction, it’s crucial to mention “Infinity LTD’s fabricated profits” and clarify that your interests do not overlap with Ryujin Industries. This choice will earn you a significant +3 Persuasion points.
Arthur can prove to be a challenging conversationalist; being overly assertive may result in his dismissal of your claims. We recommend adhering to the conversational cues provided in the Dossier and, when uncertain, selecting the initial green-labeled option for a smoother exchange.
Head to Nina Hart’s suite
Past the elevators, you’ll encounter a corridor that leads to Starfield Nina Hart’s Suite, which is guarded by Neon Security. Her Suite is marked as VIP Booth and is situated in the rear corner.
For those who prefer a more direct approach, it’s possible to unlock the door using a Digipick. However, keep in mind that failing to elude the security will result in your immediate apprehension, leading to your transfer to the Neon Security Station.
Importantly, bear in mind that you’ll be required to cover the cost of your own bail, totaling 2850 Credits. Thus, your decision should be influenced by your financial circumstances. Rest assured that opting for this approach will not result in the failure of your mission to sow discord in Starfield.
Find a way into Nina Hart’s Suite (optional)
Exiting the lock menu while attempting to break into Nina Hart’s Suite will trigger an optional objective, presenting you with alternative means of access.
The simplest approach involves waiting until the guard patrolling the hallway departs. Once the coast is clear, crouch to avoid detection and employ a Digipick to unlock the door.
Alternatively, you can pickpocket the Suite Key directly from Nina Hart herself. You’ll find her downstairs, seated on the left side of the main entrance, accompanied by a friend. Engage her in conversation and persuade her to either retire for the night or enjoy a drink. This will create an opportunity to acquire the key discreetly without arousing suspicion.
Lastly, if you’re willing to part with some funds, Boone offers Nina Hart’s Suite Key for sale at a price of 4,000 Credits, which he may reduce to 1,000 Credits if your persuasion attempts are successful. Boone can be located downstairs at the rear of the bar.
Switch Nina Hart’s presentation
Nina’s original presentation can be found resting on the table positioned in the center of the room. Your task is to replace it with the doctored presentation to fulfill the mission objective.
Following this covert operation, return to Ryujin Tower and brief Imogene on the mission’s outcome. She will provide commentary on your actions, which may be received as positive or negative depending on your choices. This marks the successful conclusion of the Sowing Discord faction mission for Ryujin Industries in Starfield.
Starfield Sowing Discord mission rewards
Upon successfully finishing the “Sowing Discord” mission, you’ll be entitled to several rewards in Starfield, including 250 XP, a Reconstim, and a generous sum of 10,000 Credits. Imogene will also assign your next task for Ryujin Industries, titled “Accidents Happen.”