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Elements of Control

Posted by Vomher on September 11, 2017
Last updated by Vomher on September 20, 2017
Zone Starting Location Rewards
Kaidan Security Five (395,337) XP398 950 PAX25 000  BB12
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Tier 1

Objective: Pick up the “Sample Acquisition Weapon”

Objective: Pick up the “Radio Extrapolation Monitor Organiser and Technology Enhancer”

Pick up the Orochi chainsaw (S.A.W.) on the ground to Security Five’s right.

On the ledge of the bridge is what seems to be an Orochi tablet. This is the R.E.M.O.T.E., so pick it up.

Objective: Locate nearby cyborgs

Leave Security Five and go back toward the wall. Luckily, there is a group of Compromised Orochi Melee-Pacification Effigies at the start of the bridge (390,380).

Objective: Kill a Filthy cyborg

Those drones are compromised. Do them and yourself a favor and kill one.

Objective: Harvest Filthy robotic samples from the cyborg corpse

Right click the corpse of a compromised drone after defeating it to harvest its organometallic innards.

Objective: Harvest Filthy robotic samples

Objective: Use R.E.M.O.T.E. to find and collect a non-Filthy robotic sample

Continue to harvest away at the compromised drones until you have 25 samples. Each drone gives 5 samples.

Use the R.E.M.O.T.E., which will create a green radar blip and lead you to a non-Filthy sample for the harvest.

The radar from the R.E.M.O.T.E. leads to a Powered Down Cyborg (255,405) which has the desired quality of not being Filthy.

The Powered Down Cyborg is inactive and requires energy in order to be of any use. Luckily, harvesting Compromised Orochi Effigies also causes them to drop their Power Cells. Pick one up.

The side mission Batteries Not Included is offered by the Powered Down Cyborg and requires the harvest of 3 additional Power Cells while employing the S.A.W. to harvest the cyborg flesh samples.

Go back to the Powered Down Cyborg and interact with it to install the battery.

Prodding the Powered Down Cyborg with the R.E.M.O.T.E. will reprogram it and it will run off to join Security Five.

Tier 2

Objective: Investigate the cyborgs near the Manticore Plaza

Cross the wall and go over toward the Manticore Plaza (310,420), where more drones await.

Objective: Harvest Filthy robotic samples

Objective: Use R.E.M.O.T.E. to find and collect a non-Filthy robotic sample.

As with before, slaughter the drones and use the S.A.W. to rend them in search of 25 more samples. This time, each harvest will provide six samples.

Turn on the R.E.M.O.T.E and follow the incessant beeping.

It will lead to a deactivated Orochi Prototype Smiler Mark 0.6 (195,450) being welded by one lone drone.

Attempting to use the R.E.M.O.T.E. on the Smiler Mark 0.6 rewards the warning:

The R.E.M.O.T.E. displays a protocol error – The Smiler’s firmware is too old.

The Orochi Prototype Smiler Mark 0.6 offers the side mission The Latest Version. Take this side to upgrade the firmware. Completing the side is not mandatory to upgrade but it follows the same steps.

Security 5 texts:

00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01110000 01100001 01110100 01101001 01100010 01101100 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 01110010 00100000 01110010 01100101 01101101 01101111 01110100 01100101 00101110 00100000 01111001 01101111

Apologies. I must translate my communication into your meat language. As I was saying: the firmware of the Mark 0.6 mech is not compatible with your remote. You must find a mech with the 1.0 firmware, disable it, and install the updated firmware in the 0.6 mech. Good luck.

Find a mech with 1.0 firmware, disable it, and install the new firmware in the Smiler Mark 0.6. Only then can the R.E.M.O.T.E. be used on the prototype.

Wandering the Manticore Plaza is an Orochi Smiler Mech Mark 1.0. Kill it for its yummy data.

As soon as it is defeated, try to ‘harvest’ it. You will be brought to a screen similar to the G.H.O.S.T. interface; however, it is W.R.A.I.T.H. instead. Take the firmware option 2) — Firmware —. Systems diagnostics gives error messages, and understandably so, as the Mech was just damaged.

Download the firmware 1) — Download — and leave. The Prototype Smiler Mech Mark 1.0 has a fast respawn rate.

The Firmware is noted in the form of a buff, R.E.M.O.T.E. Stored Firmware Upgrade.

Return to the Orochi Prototype Smiler Mark 0.6 and install the firmware.

Upgraded, the Smiler will head off toward Security 5; however, it does not make it far. It explodes! In its stead is a damaged drone to reactivate (235,460). It is the Welder Drone from before, and it is this drone that will make the journey back.

Tier 3

Objective: Investigate the cyborgs on the wall overlooking the bridge

This time, make way back over the wall to (570,405), where more compromised Orochi mechs roam free.

Objective: Harvest Filthy robotic samples

Objective: Use R.E.M.O.T.E. to find and collect a non-Filthy robotic sample.

You know the procedure by now. Kill and harvest nearby compromised mechs. Only five samples can be gathered per mech this time.

Using the R.E.M.O.T.E., find the next mech.

The R.E.M.O.T.E. will lead to a Battle Ordinance Bot (655,415) on top of the crumbled road above the mechs. Access it by going up from stairs (750,395) on which the road has fallen over.

Upon approaching the Battle Ordinance Bot, or BOB for short (655,415), Rum will send a text suggesting subtle reprogramming after damaging the combat-oriented mech in battle.

Reading the text from Rum will give the Side Mission Hey, Little Sister

Once BOB’s health reaches zero, he will go into repair mode and a Makeshift Hacking Device on his back will become usable. Quickly use it before BOB repairs itself.

Tier 4

Objective: Investigate the cyborgs on the train bridge

Drop down to the perilous train bridge below.

Objective: Harvest Filthy robotic samples

Objective: Use R.E.M.O.T.E. to find and collect a non-Filthy robotic sample

As with before, kill and harvest compromised mechs. The large Filth Compromised Mechs give 8+ samples, while the others give 5-7. Twenty five are needed.

Continuing the theme of the non-Filthy drones being above is a Deactivated Cyborg (535,330) found with the R.E.M.O.T.E. atop the bridge support scaffold. Climb the scaffolding stairs at (540,320) to reach it.

Use the Deactivated Cyborg.

Yet another cyborg explodes when you try to help it. This one leaves its bits and pieces all scattered about.

The Exploded Cyborg offers the Side Mission Picking Up the Pieces, requiring you to collect the rest of cyborg’s mess.

Take the cyborg’s arm from the blast site. You don’t need a whole cyborg to get a sample!


Tier 5

Objective: Return to Security Five

Return to your plucky new drone friend. When you get close, you will receive a text.


Objective: Read the message from Security Five

Look at your phone messages. Don’t ignore the poor thing.

Security Five: Greetings. My sensors detect an unusual signal broadcasting from the southwest corner of the docks. It does not match any known Orochi signals. Please investigate.

It seems to have lost some of its energy….

Objective: Go to the southwest section of the docks

Go southwest toward the end of the docks (340,230).

Objective: Use R.E.M.O.T.E. to track down the unusual signal

Activate the R.E.M.O.T.E. for one final signal sweep.

The R.E.M.O.T.E. leads to a Suspicious Automaton huddled in a boat on the southernmost pier (300,110). It looks either terrified or like it’s trying to hide.

Objective: Activate the strange robot

Curiosity killed the cat. Prod the suspicious bulk of machinery and activate it.

Objective: Follow the strange robot

You have 45 seconds to follow the odd thing out of the boat and near a warehouse.

Objective: Defend yourself

The automaton collapses near Filth-infected humans (335,165). Kill them all and the robot will pick itself back up.

Objective: Follow the strange robot

The suspicious automaton will then lead closer to the middle of the dock (385,205), where it then turns around and laughs if followed within the 45 second time limit.

Objective: Destroy the Suspicious Automaton

Kill it before it kills you.

Once it dies, Security Five sends a text of thanks when completing Elements of Control for the first time.

Security Five: Thank you for your cooperation. This unit requests that you return to…this unit. This unit found some strange anomalies in the samples you sent. This unit desires face to face interface for what must be done next.

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