“Runs the lab. Likes to think he's the only one doing his job
Crane was tasked to develop the world's most effective appetite suppressant dental gel, 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
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.
If the player fails to save Jameson, and fails to return the toothpaste recipe, they can tell Crane he is better off dead. After leaving the building and walking a short distance a gun shot is heard and upon re-entering the comms center will find him sitting dead at the central terminal pillar after shooting himself in the head.
- If The Doom That Came to Roseway is completed in Anton's favor, he can later be found in Byzantium. He will reveal that he has been offered early retirement. He can be told to be careful, be encouraged to do it or told the true nature of the program if Why Call Them Back From Retirement? has been completed.