Crane got tasked to working on formulating the world's most effective appetite suppressant dental gel, some unknown time before his encounter with the player, using raptidons as research subjects.
If the player speaks with Sophia Akande later on in the game, they will discover she assigned him with that goal, with the objective of soothing the worst effects of the famine that was about to descend on Halcyon.
According to Felix, Crane "cares more about his research than his own people."
Interactions with the player character Edit
Crane is first encountered in the Roseway Communication Room. The scientist will explain that a group of outlaws, led by Cassandra O'Malley, broke into his lab and released the imprisoned raptidons, in a search for his valuable research. He will then ask you to kill the outlaws, put the raptidons to sleep and retrieve his research data, looking into his missing apprentice on the way.
It is up to the player to follow any of the objectives Crane tasks them with. He will become angered with Porter if the player convinces him to abandon his post and upset if the search for Jameson ends up in failure.