“He was quite the dancer back in his prime, did he tell you? Real light on his feet. Real light on the wallet, too.
Phineas Welles is a fugitive scientist wanted by the Halcyon Holdings Corporate Board for crimes against the Halcyon colony. In 2355, he breached the colony ship Hope and rescued the Stranger to help him liberate the other colonists.
Background[edit | edit source]
Phineas Vernon Welles has been working for years on a chemical formula capable of preventing people who spend excessive time in a stasis pod from dying from explosive cell death. After a dozen or so failed attempts, Welles has finally perfected his formula. Unfortunately, Welles had just enough resources on hand to make the single trial batch used on the Stranger. He cannot freely obtain more chemicals for the other colonists of the Hope due to the bounty on his head, and needs the Stranger to help him.
Phineas has been wanted by the Board for 35 years. The crimes he is wanted for include: sedition; forgery; conspiracy; conspiracy to commit conspiracy; unlicensed medical practice; and destruction of Board property.
Interactions with the player character[edit | edit source]
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Related quests[edit | edit source]
- Stranger in a Strange Land: Welles revives the Stranger from their long hibernation on the Hope and asks them to commandeer the Unreliable, a ship belonging to now deceased smuggler, Alex Hawthorne.
- Passage to Anywhere: Welles asks the Stranger to find a way to get to Stellar Bay on Monarch, where he has contacts who can help them obtain the chemicals needed to revive the rest of the colonists on The Hope.
- Radio Free Monarch: Welles asks the Stranger to travel to Monarch and make contact with the Information Broker there who has information critical to Welles' plan.