Dr. Boyd

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Overview

Dr. Boyd
Dr. Boyd.jpg
Field Biologist
Zone Firebase Zulu
Coordinates (3670, 1099.5, -1810)
Level Range 40-50
Introduced By General Hammond
Introduces Dr. Huxley
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Dr. Boyd is a hero contact in the Point Echo neighborhood of Firebase Zulu at coordinates (3670, 1099.5, -1810). His level range is 40-50.

Introductions

Contact Introduced By

Contact Introduces

One of my colleagues has been quite interested in getting your assistance.

Dr. Ada Huxley is studying the Kora Fruit, one of the staples of the native's diet. Different Kora Fruit can have a number of different effects, all of them beneficial. Her work could be very important to medical research in a number of ways, but she's having trouble getting fresh samples of Kora Fruit to study.

Dr. Huxley is a smart woman who's so absorbed in her work she occasionally forgets where she is or how important her work could be. Another benefit of working with her is getting access to Kora Fruit.

Information

Field Researcher

Dr. Bruce Boyd is a master of applying different disciplines of science to new problems in unusual ways. Already famous in scientific circles for his papers on faster than light travel based off of musical theory, information theory, and genetics; he was one of the first researchers to volunteer for the expedition to the Shadow Shard. He's made several breakthroughs in understanding the strange nature of this alien place

Prior to Introduction

I'm sorry, but I'm very busy with my work right now. Perhaps you should speak with Active Contact instead?

Initial Contact

Character! I've heard a great deal about you, and hope that we'll be able to do some great work together. There's so many things to learn out here, I tell you I could spend my whole life in this place. Well, if it weren't for the constant attacks by ravenous monsters, at least.

Greeting

  • So much to do out here, Character. So much to do.
  • Remind me to tell you more of what we've learned once you've taken care of, well, everything.
  • Ah! Character! I was just thinking through some calculations. Hope you weren't waiting long.

Too Busy

You need to finish some of the things you already have on your plate, Character.

No More Missions

None.
Dr. Boyd will generate endless missions in Firebase Zulu regarding the monuments he is researching.

Store

Missing Store Unlock Dialogue

  • Inspirations
  • Level 40 Technology Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 40 Magic Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 40 Science Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 40 Mutation Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 40 Natural Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)

Your ability to come through always amazes me. Character, you are the reason that my research has gotten this far. Please take a look at the additional Enhancements available to me.

  • Level 50 Technology Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 50 Magic Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 50 Science Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 50 Mutation Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)
  • Level 50 Natural Single Origin Enhancements (200% base costs)

Missions

Get Scientific Supplies to Dr. Ada Huxley

Briefing

There are just dozens of things that need to be done, Character, but I suppose one of the first things that needs your attention actually isn't for me. I have a colleague who's stationed deeper within the Shadow Shard. Her name is Dr. Ada Huxley, and her work is getting stalled due to a lack of supplies. Could you do me a great favor and get some scientific supplies to her?

Mission Acceptance

Excellent, excellent! Now, she's stationed in the Cascades, the next know region of the Shadow Shard. In order to reach her you're going to need to use a Hortha Vine. Just in case you haven't done that before, I've called ahead and asked Lt. Quinn Volkov to give you a quick orientation. Speak with him first, then he'll send you along to Dr. Huxley.

Unnecessary Solicitation

You should speak with Lt. Volkov. He can tell you all about the Hortha Vines.


Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Lt. Volkov


You get some scientific supplies from Dr. Boyd.

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Scientific Supplies
You were given this box of scientific supplies by Dr. Bruce Boyd to deliver to Dr. Ada Huxley.


Brief

Okay, Character, I don't know if you've used a Hortha Vine before, but just in case, let me give you the basics. Those big purple tubes you see here and there are Hortha Vines. Hortha Vines are some kind of living conduit through time and space. At the most basic level, you step in one end, and step out somewhere else. The science types talk a lot about breaking causality and 5th dimensional evolution and get all excited, but really, the important thing is that they take you from place to place, and they're relatively safe.

Now, the woman you're looking for is Dr. Ada Huxley. She's in a hidden base we have in the Cascades called 'Mole Point Charlie'.



Mission Objective(s)

  • Find Dr. Huxley


Brief

Are these supplies from Dr. Boyd? Thank you...

Oh, wow!
I'm sorry, Character, I didn't realize it was, well, you. Well, um, let me just say it's a real delight to get these, uh, scientific supplies from you. Thank you for coming all this way.

I don't know if you've been briefed on it yet, but the teleporter here could make your return trip much shorter. Why don't you ask Lt. Col. Flynn about it?



Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Lt. Col. Flynn


Brief

Hey, there, Character. Ada asked me to make sure you've been briefed on how to use the teleporter here in Mole Point Charlie. It's real easy. We've been trying to set up these secret 'Mole Point' installations wherever we can, to provide safe bases to explore the Shadow Shard. After we lost contact with Mole Point Bravo, we set up a teleportation system to link them, in case we have to evacuate.

In order to access a new Mole Point, you'll have to calibrate it by talking to the Mole Point Operator. Once you've spoken to a Mole Point Operator, he'll activate the Mole Point teleporter for you and you'll be able to access it from any other Mole Point you've used before.
Since we only have two set up right now, this one will only take you right back to Mole Point Alpha inside Firebase Zulu. Speak with the Mole Point Operator and give it a go.



Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Mole Point Operator


Brief

Glad you're here, Character. Now that I've calibrated the Mole Point teleporter to your pattern, you'll be able to use the teleporter here at Mole Point Charlie to go to Mole Point Alpha in Firebase Zulu whenever you want. You'll also be able to use the teleporter there to return here.

As we get deeper into the Shadow Shard, we may be able to add more Mole Points. But right now, Alpha and Charlie are all we have. Give it a try.



Debriefing

Thank you ever so much. Dr. Huxley's already told me that her work's back on track, thanks to you.

Take recordings of a hidden monument

Briefing

We've received a report of a hidden monument deep in one of the nearby caves. Getting a good set of records and photographs of that monument would be extremely useful, but my own people can't get in there, owing to an infestation of Rularuu. General Hammond isn't willing to risk a mission just for archeological purposes, so I thought perhaps I could ask you?

Mission Acceptance

Thank you so much, Character. I'm glad that you're willing to help on this. As I mentioned, there are Rularuu infesting the caverns where the monuments are supposedly located, but defeating them is by no means an imperative.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Just get some detailed records and photos of the monument for me. Don't worry about risking your life or anything.

Mission Objective(s)

The Rularuu are definitely here. You wonder if the monument you're looking for will be guarded.

  • Find Monument
    • 1 monument

You got the records of the monument Dr. Boyd asked for.

You have taken records and recordings of the monument.

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Monument Records
You recorded these pictures and measurements of a hidden monument in the area around Firebase Zulu for Dr. Bruce Boyd.

Debriefing

These are exquisite, Character! With enough of these, we may eventually be able to build up a complete alphabet for this language. Assuming it uses one.

Look, you can see the smooth, flowing nature of the carvings. It's like these monuments weren't so much carved as grown. And that's not even starting to think about how they retain natural anti-gravitation. One mystery at a time, I suppose.

Look for the missing researchers and guides

Briefing

Character, there's been quite a tragedy! Our explorers were told about some fascinating monuments in a series of underground caves by some of the natives. My researchers and their guides were exploring these when they were attacked by the Rularuu, and now we've lost contact with them! I'm very concerned for their safety, and was hoping that you could try to find the missing researchers and guides. Will you help?

Mission Acceptance

Let me thank you, Character. I'm so glad that you're willing to help. I've marked the location of the caves they entered. You're only objective is to find all those people before something happens to them.

The monuments they went to look for might also be there, but that's purely secondary.

Unnecessary Solicitation

Those people are counting on you, Character. I know you won't let them down.


Mission Objective(s)

The Rularuu are definitely here. You wonder if the monument you're looking for will be guarded.

  • Find missing people
    • 5 captives, 3 monuments

You rescued the missing researchers and guides from the Rularuu!
Note: Finding the monuments is not required for mission completion.



You have taken records and recordings of the monument.

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Monument Records
You recorded these pictures and measurements of hidden monuments in the area around Firebase Zulu for Dr. Bruce Boyd.


Debriefing

Thank you ever so much, Character. If it hadn't been for you, I hate to think of what would have happened.

Investigate monument grotto

Briefing

We've received a report of a hidden monument grotto in some of the caves. Unfortunately, the location has become over-run by the Rularuu, and General Hammond isn't willing to risk sending men in for the sake of archaeology. Honestly, I can't blame him. However, we would still like to investigate to see if the reports are true, so I thought perhaps I could ask you for help?

Mission Acceptance

I knew that would pique your interest, Character! Well, I've marked the location of the grotto, if it exists. If you find monuments down there, please get recordings of all of them for us. Every bit of information gets us closer to uncovering the true history of this place.

Unnecessary Solicitation

If the monuments are there, get some detailed records and photos of them for me. Don't worry about risking your life or anything.


Mission Objective(s)

You can hear the sounds of the Rularuu echoing off the smooth walls.

  • Find Monument grotto
    • 5 monuments

You found the monuments and got the records of them Dr. Boyd asked for.


You have taken records and recordings of the monument.

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Monument Records
You recorded these pictures and measurements of hidden monuments in the area around Firebase Zulu for Dr. Bruce Boyd.


Debriefing

The monument grotto really was there! Amazing! And these images are fantastic. There are so many tantalizing hints throughout these. We'll understand them all one day, and then maybe we'll know what really happened here.

Investigate presence of hidden monuments

Briefing

We've received a report of several hidden monuments deep in some nearby caves. We'd like to investigate to see if the reports are true, but my own people can't get in there, owing to an infestation of Rularuu. General Hammond isn't willing to risk a mission just for archeological purposes, so I thought perhaps I could ask you?

Mission Acceptance

Thank you so much, Character. I'm glad that you're willing to help on this. As I mentioned, there are Rularuu infesting the caverns where the monuments are supposedly located, but defeating them is by no means an imperative. All you need to do is get recordings of the monuments, if they exist.

Unnecessary Solicitation

If the monuments are there, get some detailed records and photos of them for me. Don't worry about risking your life or anything.

Mission Objective(s)

The Rularuu are definitely here. You wonder if the monuments you're looking for are here as well.

  • Find Monuments
    • 3 monuments

You found the monuments and got the records of them Dr. Boyd asked for.

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Monument Records
You recorded these pictures and measurements of hidden monuments in the area around Firebase Zulu for Dr. Bruce Boyd.

Debriefing

The monuments were there! I knew it! Superb work, Character. I knew I could trust this to you.

I wonder if the proximity and type of monuments mean something. Could that be another semantic layer? From what we've learned of the language, I wouldn't doubt it.

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