Seeing as you start the game with 1500 creds, you can buy goods to trade
with and sell for profit right from the beginning. It is a good idea to
buy expensive things when you have enough money, rather than trading in
little goods to make profit. For instance, buying a Supercomputer at
Hiathra for 90 credits and selling it at Micon I for 115 credits is better
than buying Hybrid Grain for 20 credits and selling it for 25. This does
not always apply, however, as there is great demand for Brandy at Free
Guild Outpost in Bassruti, and they will pay nearly 200 creds for it!
My best trade route is : Buy full cargo of Brandy at DenebPrime Starbase.
Travel to Bassruti through Malir gate.
Sell Brandy at Free Guild Outpost.
Buy most expensive contraband on offer.
Travel to Deneb through Malir gate.
Sell contraband at DenebPrime Starbase.
Keep repeating this and you will be able to fully upgrade your ship and
have plenty of creds for Missiles, Repairs etc.
How do I trade in contraband? There's this droid named Robo-Crook who
appears in the bars all over the Far Arm. Talk to him and he will
ask for 100 credits and let you stick your hand in his sack and retrieve
an object. Most of them are useless, but if you keep trying, you will
get Forged Cargo Papers which fool the Cargo-checkers at Bases in to
thinking that you have legal goods onboard your ship. This doesn't always
work, so save your game just before you dock.
Anagathics: I don't know what these are, but I do know that you should save
your game just after you leave the place where you bought them,
as they sometimes spoil from just normal space flight.
Malir Gates: Be careful of trading certain merchandise between systems, as
some get spoiled in the Malir gates. I don't know all of them,
but my Antibiotics where spoiled, and I heard of Radioactives
This is one of the quickest and easiest ways of getting money. You must be
careful, however, not to let the Guild disklike you so much that they hate
you, because then traders will just attack you when you fly in a sector
that they are also in. That can be a hassle, but if you are a pirate
through-out the whole game, you will not be attacked by other pirate ships
(which stand more chance of killing you than the average Scow or Tanker)
and so you will not have too much trouble in space. Also, when you attack a
merchant ship, try not to kill them, as a bounty for your death will increase.
This causes Hunters and sometimes Imperial ships to attack you. Rather just
attack a merchant ship and bring its armour down to about 30 or 40. If it
hasn't surrendered to you already, it probably doesn't have any cargo
(and with that little armour it should be trying to flee) so let it go.
Probably the hardest route to follow to get credits, you will require a well
upgraded ship and a good amount of combat practise. Although at first you
can just blow up pirates with a single SM-1 missile without them attacking
you, sooner or later they are going to start disliking you and attacking
you if you enter a sector with one of their ships in, so be careful and
keep repairing and restocking your missiles. When you are hated by the
pirates, you will not be able to surrender to them, so you will always have
to fight them or run away (which is not so easy). The best system to hunt in
is Bassruti, as the Scarlet Brotherhood of Pirates have their Outpost there.
Because of this, pirates and rogues frequent the system. Another good system
for finding pirates is Sigure, which is also the most popular system for the
Manchi ships. Zed is also popular with both Manchi and Pirates, but it is
quite hard to dock for repairs and supplies at its Station because of
the asteroids around it.
The Non-Player Characters:
The duchess is on DenebPrime starbase, to the right of the entrance. She
gives you a test the first time you meet her. Answer the questions
honestly, even though the Green Cube is fake, and not poisenous as she says.
She sends you on your mission to find out what happened to Targon, but once
you finish that, you can not see her again, as she moves to the Imperial
To the north of Avenstar's room, her alien bodyguard Vengor talks to you
whenever you enter, and can give you some interesting information. Don't
insult him, or else he beats you up. He remains after the Duchess leaves
for her home planet, and gives you the messages she left for you.
He is situated on Hiathra base to the north of where you buy upgrades and
repairs. You can acquire a CRC-07 (used on the Koth for a tour) and a
Pilot's License from him. Here are the answers to the test that he asks
you when you apply for a License: 1) 3.26
2) Type O
3) F = ma
You also need to give him a statuette during the game, but he must be told
that it is not a bribe.
The master trader of the Micon I outpost, Eld gives you information on trading
and also asks you to do him the job of delivering the statuette to Orellian.
Once this is done, he gives you a Stealth Box for staying away from pirates,
and gives you some useful trading information. After this, you can't talk to
him because he si always busy.
Veda is a trading Alien who, like many of the other NPC's, is a randomly
appearing character. He sells rare items to you, but you only need to
buy the Contact Lenses from him (250 creds), which are used on the Koth.
Situated on Micon I outpost, he talks to you about music and he is able to
be bribed. When you buy him a drink, ask him about important people such as
Koth and Avenstar. Bribing him costs 10 credits.
Kale is an RAC (randomly appearing character) Bounty Hunter who asks you
of your proffesion. By selecting either Bounty Hunter or Merchant he gives
you advice, and you can talk to him again and choose the other proffesion
to read advice on it.
He is an RAC who has lots of information on NSB's (Nuero Stabilising Boosters)
and the Bassruti incident, so be sure to talk to him.
Flitch is an RAC rogue who offers you information on ships, info on pirates
and offers you a job. These cost 25 credits each. Be careful: Once the pirates
start to dislike or hate you, you won't be able to talk to him.
This droid is situated on Hiathra. He doesn't have any really important info,
but he can tell you about Titan ships (and about himself).
This alien student is in the Hiathra bar. She offers you the job of saying
"RAKBIT" to Shizaz, an alien on Ross in Nar'See. Once you have done this,
she gives you a Malir Artifact as a reward.
Borf is a Shizaz alien who hangs around in the bar on Ross Station. You need
to buy him a drink and then say "RAKBIT" to him. If you say anything else
while he is drinking he attacks and kills you. Be careful, because he is a
member of the Black Hand and will kill you after you have talked to Janus
about the mission Avenstar gave you.
Ichiki, a RAC, sells you information about certain things, but I only found
out about the Manchi and Targon (which he will say nothing about). Offer him
the Ruby Cube (you get it from Robo-Crook) or the Dilithium gem (on Hiathra)
as payment for information on the Manchi.
Robo-Crook, another RAC, offers to let you stick your hand in his sack of
items and retrieve one for 100 credits. I got some very good stuff from
him, most of it useful, such as the Forged Cargo Papers and the Ruby Cube.
Cebak lives on Hiathra, to the right of Orellian, and tells you about HIVE
and about her sister, Tiwa, who lives on Legrange. There is a Key-Card in
the pocket of one of the Vac-Suits in her room.
Tiwa, Cebak's sister, lives on Legrange mining station. She gives you a letter
to take to Cebak.
Droughton Gut is the leader of the pirate group The Scarlet Brotherhood,
situated on Free Guild Outpost in Basrutti. He becomes your ally after you
destroy a Titan, and he helps you very much near the end of the game.
He also has plenty of information for you as well, and he does all this
even if you are hated by the pirates.
Omar is Gut's right-hand-man, and he allows you to see Gut once you have
destroyed a Titan. Don't blow up a Titan before he asks you to, because
it won't count.
Nycen meditates in the garden-lounge on the Sigure outpost. She tells you a
little about Priestess Vilanie.
She is to the top-right of the bar on the Sigure outpost. Vilanie is plotting
against the Empire along with Koth, and she holds the cause of the Manchi
attack: the Queen-Egg. This is in the locked room to the right of where she
is. She also probes your mind, but I don't know what that's meant to do.
Dr. Elanius Ferah:
Dr. Felsane is on DenebPrime Starbase, to the top left of the bar. She is
a blind facial surgeon. She operated on Rayson, altering his appearance and
giving one of his eyes a milky blind look. Ask her about Rayson.
This droid is on the Station in the Deneb system. He is looking for his
`girlfriend', a droid named MAID, and asks you to try and find her for him.
MAID is posing as a female rogue on Free Guild Outpost in Basrutti, in the
bar. You must tell her you are either a rogue or a merchant, not a Bounty
Hunter, or else she won't talk to you. Say LUX-23A to her and she joins you
by becoming a repair droid on your ship. You should give her back to LUX-23A
just to make them happy, and also (because of some programming bug, no doubt)
you can go back to Free Guild and pick her up again, as a repair droid.
There is a one-legged soldier on the Koth carrier, in the bottom left corner
outside. He gives you information on Koth, aswell as information on the war
such as weapons and tactics. I never found out his name, though.
Janus is on the Koth in Arcturus, acting as the tour guide and information
officer there. Like Vilanie and Koth, she is also in on the plan to overthrow
the Empire. For a tour of the Koth, you must give her the CRC-07 slip that
you got from Orellian. Once you are on Avenstar's mission to find Targon,
she asks you if you are the one she sent. Say yes, but refuse the bribe.
Toom, a RAC, is an off-duty soldier who has some information you can ask him
about, but otherwise he is not important.
Targon is the insane man in the bottom left corner of the Arcturus station.
You must give him a dose of NSB (it is on Basrutti station) for you to be
able to talk to him. He gives you a lot of information about Koth and Vilanie's
plan, but then goes crazy again. Once this is done you, must go back to Gut
and tell him of the plan. Also, your ship used to belong to Targon, and so
all the log messages you read are what he has written.
He is the owner of the Arcturus mining station Micon II. He doesn't tell
you much, other than complain about mining workers.
Blutous is the trader on the Convec East station in Gryphon. He has some
information on trading and the Basrutti incident.
Omas is the seemingly crazy character in the south-east corner of the Convec
East mining station in Gryphon. He seems insane, but has lots of information
on the Malir.
Teb is a miner, or rock-picker, on Micon IV station in Zed. He tells you a
bit about mining, but I think you can learn something else from him,
although I don't know what (I know this because of the "Other..." command).
The scientist Prosk is working on Micon IV inventing things, the latest of
which is a Warp-Drive which can jump you to other systems. You find out that
he needs a Transmutation Coil in order for it to work, so you must go about
finding one. It is on the Koth carrier, in the power-unit in the locked room.
You need the contact lenses from Borf to get the coil, or you will be blinded
from the light. Return to Prosk with the Coil, and select the Null Damper
instead of the Stealth Box, as you can get one from Sir Eld. At the end of
the game when you have the Manchi egg, go to Prosk and use the co-ordinates
GC 3409 to get to Ja-Karn, the Manchi home system.
The barmen through-out the Far Arm have information for you most of the times
that you buy drinks. As you progress through the game, their information
changes, so visit them often because there might be clues or just gossip
waiting for you.
Obtained from Orellian, this certifies you as an official Imperial citizen
and legal Pilot's rights (whatever they are). See the section on Orellian
for the answers to the test.
Also obtained from Orellian, this enables you to go on a tour of the Koth
when you give it to Janus.
Obtained from Sir Eld on Micon I to be taken to Orellian on Hiathra. Tell
Orellian that it is not a bribe.
One of Robo-Crook's items, you can trade this for information with Ichiki.
Forged Cargo Papers:
Also from Robo-Crook, these fool the cargo inspectors into thinking that you
have only legal goods onboard your vessel. They don't always work, so save
your game just before you dock.
Ameobic Contact Lenses:
Obtained from Borf for 250 credits, these allow you to look at bright lights
without your eyes being injured. They are used on the Koth when you retrieve
the Transmutation Coil from the power unit.
Borf sells you this aswell, but I can't remember for how much. I also didn't
find any use for it. Maybe you can trade it with Ichiki, I don't know.
Found in the power unit in the locked room aboard the Koth, this must be given
to Prosk so that he can finish his Warp Drive.
Nuero Stabilising Booster (NSB):
This is in a drawer in an office on Basrutti Station, and is given to Targon
(on Arcturus Station) to make him sane. It only lasts a short while, so read
what he has to say very carefully, as it is needed to complete the game.
You get this from Dr. Felsane once you have done the job for her. I didn't
find any use for it tin the game, but maybe you cn trade it with Ichiki for
information. I didn't try it though.
You can obtain this either from Robo-Crook, or from one of the Vac suits in
Cebak's room. It lets you open some locked doors, but not all of them.
This is in the locked room to the right of where Vilanie is. You must pick it
up and then take it to Gut for information. After this you must go to Prosk
and be transported to Ja-Karn, the Manchi home system, where you give it to
the Manchi automatically when you land on their planet.
There may be more equipment through-out the game, but this is all I found:
Obtainable from Sir Eld once you have done the job for him, or from Prosk when
you give him the Transmutaion Coil. It (supposedly) hides you from the long
range scanners of Pirate vessels. I didn't notice too much difference, but
I'm sure it works a little.
You can choose either this or the Stealth Box when you give the Transmutaion
Coil to Prosk. It prevents your armour from being depleted while you are in
Beam Auto-Lock Device:
I didn't notice what this did, but I assume it automatically locks your beam
weapon. Maybe it lets you hit the enemies easier. Duchess Avenstar gives it
to you after you have spoken to her and given her information about yourself.
This is actually MAID, LUX-23A's `girlfriend'. To get her to join you, you must
say LUX-23A to her, using the other command (she is on Free Guild Outpost).
She poses as a repair droid while you are giving her transport back to LUX
on Ross Station, Deneb. You should let LUX have his girlfriend back, as
you can go back to Free Guild Outpost and pick her up the same way, and the
second time round you get to keep her.
The Quests, Jobs and Missions:
Sir Eld's statuette:
Sir Eld gives you a statuette to be taken to Orellian. Simply fly to Hiathra
and give it to him. Be sure to tell him it's not a bribe, and return to Eld
for your reward: a Stealth Box and trading information.
Joining the Scarlet Brotherhood:
To join the Brotherhood and be able to talk with Gut, you need to talk to
Omar, who tells you to destroy a titan. Here is the best strategy I could
think of: Fly closely behind the titan, and then turn off your TAC so that
you have targeted yourself. Fire a Nova missile straight into the rear of
the titan, and once it has hit you must start firing slow powerful shots with
your beam weapon. Stay behind the titan and keep firing until you can fire
another missile, with your TAC off again. The reason I do this is because it
becomes a straight flying dumbfire missile which isn't affected by ECM,
but still has the same firepower. The titans have strong ECM, and homing
missiles are very often diverted from it. Keep doing this and you should
defeat the titan a bit quicker and easier than usual. This tactic works on all
the ships that have (or don't have) ECM, and I use it just about all the time.
Finding the Transmutation Coil:
The Coil is aboard the Koth carrier, in the locked room. Walk to the power
unit (don't walk on the block directly under it - it's an alarm plate) and
select inspect. You must be wearing Ameobic Contact Lenses to retrieve it,
or your eyes will burn up. Once you have it, you must take it to Prosk,
who rewards you with either a Stealth Box or a Null Damper.
Onboard Basrutti Station are a dosage of NSB's and a safe with a few credits
in it. Once you leave your ship, walk to the landing strip to the top left of
where you start off. Walk around the bottom left corner there for a few seconds
and then (quickly) walk down to the southern entrance. Don't waste any time
standing around as the monster could attack you if you are standing in one
place too long (walking there on the landing strip makes the monster move
to the top left of the building, away from where you want to be). Walk to the
room to the left of where you entered and stand between the safe and the
chest of drawers. Inspect the drawers, get the NSB's, and then pick the lock
of the safe and take the credits. Now leave quickly the way you entered. After
this, you have no reason to land on Basrutti Station again.
Finding MAID for LUX-23A:
LUX-23A, the droid on the Deneb Station, asks you to find MAID, his girlfriend.
She is posing as a female rogue in the Free Guild Outpost cantina. You must
tell her you are either a rogue or a merchant so that she talks to you, and
then say LUX-23A (by selecting the Other... option). She joins you secretly
as a repair droid, and you must fly back to LUX-23A and give her to him.
Don't worry about losing your repair droid, as you can go back to Free Guild
and pick her up again (the same way) without having to give her to LUX.
Finding Targon for Avenstar:
The Duchess aks you to find out what you can about Captain Targon, the previous
owner of the Jolly Roger, who was on a secret mission, Operation Ferret, for
her. He is in the bottom left corner of the Arcturus station, and needs to be
given a dosage of NSB's to be made sane for long enough to talk to you and
tell you all about the Black Hand's plots and secret information. You must
tell him the name of his secret mission from Avenstar in order for him to tell
you these things. After you have spoken to him, he goes insane, and
(as far as I know) can't be helped again.
Retrieving the Manchi egg:
After you have spoken to Targon, return to Gut, and he will assist you with
getting the egg from Vilanie by sending his Pirates to attack the Outpost
while you are aboard, distracting the guards. The egg is in the locked room
to the right of where Priestess Vilanie is. You need just pick it up and leave
the station, and return again to Gut.
Taking the egg to the Manchi home-world:
After you have given the Transmutation Coil to Prosk, and you have the egg,
return to Prosk and explain to him about the egg. He will let you use his
Warp Drive to transport you to Ja-Karn, the Manchi home system once you have
given him its co-ordinates - GC 3409. Note: Before you go to Ja-Karn,
make sure you have fully repaired your ship and have a full supply of missiles.
Once you are in the system, go to your Nav screen and select Helm. You will
most probably be attacked on the way, but that's why you repaired yourself
and bought missiles. When you arrive in the sector with the home-world, just
land as you would on a normal station, and you've finished the game!
If you are tired of having to fly so slowly to dock, I found that you can
dock at a speed of 18 m/s, but any faster and you will ram, losing armour.
If you enter a sector where you want to dock and your target, such as a
station, is quite far away, you can fly (using the Nav screen) to another
sector, and then return to wherever it was you wanted to dock, and you could
start off much nearer your target.
Congratulations on finishing Space Rogue. Although it is an old game,
(released in 1989) I bought it the other day and like other classics
such as BattleTech, the TSR gold box RPG's and the old Sierra games, I enjoyed
it very much and I am sure I will play it over and over. Also, if you discover
anything about the game that isn't in this file, please feel free to type it in.
Thanks once more,
Finished on 07-08-1994
PLACES & PEOPLE
Hiathra Starbase Orellian, Cebok
Micon I Outpost Robots, Sir Eld, Miners, Barnett
ConvecEast Mining Omas, Old Miner
Koth Carrier Old Man
Micin II Mining Drak, Targon
Denebprime Starbase Princess, Duchess, Felsane
Ross Mining Robot LUX, Dr. Farah
Lagrange Mining Tyra (Cebok's sister)
Trochal Outpost Omas' wife
Bassruti Mining Monster guarding NSB
Free Guild Outpost Gut, Cherisa, Omar
Micon IV Mining Prof. Prosk
RANDOM CHARACTERS: Robocrook, Ilricki, Wandering Spaceman, Veda the Ursellus,
One-eyed Pirate, Merchant.
Your ship is really the "character" you'll develop, by equipping it with
armament and other gear. Concentrate upon learning to fly the ship first, for
which a joystick is essential.
Use the QUERY option to pick up messages and detect other spacecraft.
Firstly you must get yourself some decent weaponry. After docking at Hiathra
go see Orellian, the Imperial Representative and take your Space Pilot's exam.
The answers to this are:
2.- type O
3.- F = M + A
4.- THE IMPERIUM
If you don't have your Space Pilot's licence you can't buy any weapons,
shields, etc which doesn't help matters.
Don't think about becoming a pirate or bounty hunter until you're armed to the
teeth, naturally the most expensive laser is the best (the Particle Beam);
they're very effective in cutting up Manchi and other baddies. Initially, buy
Use the map to get through the Bassruti Mining Station. If you start wandering
around the monster may sneak up and have you. It's a fairly thick monster and
escape is impossible.
Talk to everyone on the base, especially VEDA (a green monster). If he sells
you some CONTACT LENSES, buy them. Go to the room where CEBAK is (the girl who
keeps talking about the greatest coin-op in the galaxy, HIVE!). Inspect the
far right SPACE SUIT on the back wall and you should find a KEY CARD. When you
have spoken to everyone, go and see the SHIP OUTFITTER. Buy 4 extra CARGO PODS
off him. Then go to the Trader and buy 8 tons of either 1GB RAMS or
SUPERCOMPUTERS. If they don't have any of these, don't buy anything.
Next go to the MICON I outpost. Sell the 1GB RAMS or SUPERCOMPUTERS and buy
EXPLOSIVES or FORGED CREDITS. The important thing about smuggling CONTRABAND
is to remember to have a different item in your last CARGO POD. That way you
don't usually get caught. Go and see Sir Eld. He will ask you to do him a
favour, so agree to do it. Go back to HIATHRA Starbase and deliver the
Statuette to The Imperium Representatives. Sell the EXPLOSIVES or FORGED
CREDITS but NOT SUPERCOMPUTERS or 1GB RAMS. Return to MICON I and talk to Sir
Eld. He will give you some useful advice and give you a Stealth Box. Repeat
this HIATHRA to MIACON I run until you have enough credits to buy a PARTICLE
BEAM LASER. Now the fun begins!!
Here you must make a decision. Whether you will become a PIRATE or a BOUNTY
HUNTER. Being a pirate means that you get more combat practice and get (most
importantly) more money but this also means that every ship you come across
will attack you. If you're a Bounty Hunter, at least the Merchant ships won't
The next item on the agenda is to get more ARMOUR. When you've got 500 of this
and your REPUTE is FIERCE or higher, go and see DUCHESS AVENSTAR at DENEBPRIME
STARBASE in the DENEB system. Talk to the STUDENT an Deneb who will tell you
to go to NAR'SEE and say 'RAKBIT' to one of the ALIENS.
Do this and go back to Deneb and speak to the student. She will give you a
MALIR ARTIFACT. Next go to the BASSRUTI system. Here go to the MINING STATION.
You are advised to save your position before docking with the station as there
are rather a few monsters running around the station with an unsociable
tendency to tear you limb from limb.
When you have docked, go to the room directly down from the docking bay. A
monster should enter here so be careful. You must try to get a table between
the monster and yourself and then run through one of the doors. When you are
sure that you have lost the monster, go to the room at the bottom left of the
station (the one with the SAFE in it) and inspect the CABINET below it. You
should find some NSBs. Now go back to the ship and fly to the ARCTURUS system
and go to the MICON II MINING STATION. Go to the MADMAN in one of the
corridors and talk to him. Select 'OTHER' and type 'NSB'. He will ask you the
name of his mission, to which you should reply 'FERRET'. He will tell you to
go and see GUT.
Go to the KOTH carrier and use the CARD on the LOCKED DOOR. Avoid the ALARM
SQUARES and go and inspect one of the squares on the TOP WALL. You will find
the TRANSMUTATION COIL as long as you have bought the CONTACT LENSES off VEDA.
Go back to the BASSRUTI system and soar through the vacuum to the FREE GUILD
OUTPOST. Go to CHI-SHA and say you are a ROGUE. Select 'OTHER' and say
'LUX-23A'. Agree to help her and she will come on your ship as a repair droid.
Go and see OMAR and demand to see GUT. He will tell you to go and destroy a
TITAN first. This 'small' task is not too difficult as long as you have 500
ARMOUR and decent shields. When you have done this, go back and talk to GUT.
Explain KOTH'S plot and he will tell you to go and see a BAAKILI FAR TRADER.
Say to him 'MANCHI' and offer him the MALIR ARTIFACT. When you have received
the information, go and see GUT again. He will tell you to go to TROCHAL to
steal the CHIGONGER back.
First, go to the MICON IV MINING STATION in the ZED N27 system. Once at the
station search behind the locked door until you find a PSIONIC SHIELD. Then,
go to the TROCHAL OUTPOST in the SIGURE system and go to see VILANIE. She will
ask you to remove the shield - DON'T! She will call the guards so quickly
unlock the DOOR in her ROOM and inspect next to the EGG. Pick up the CHIGONGER
and go back to GUT. Then go to ZED N27 and talk to PROFESSOR PROSK. Give him
the TRANSMUTATION COIL and ask him for the NULL DAMPER. Explain about the EGG
and enter in the CO-ORDINATES "GC 3409". Go to the NAVIGATION CONSOLE and set
course for the MANCHI HOMEWORLD. Dock here, turn the disk over and look at the
Forget playing Hive, which takes too long to make credits. For trading, outfit
the ship with four cargo pods then load some cargo aboard. The best trade
route is to/from Denebprime, Deneb and Free Trader's, Bassruti.
The cargo lists and prices change every 24 hours at each Station, generally
fluctuating four to eight credits either way.
At Free Traders, buy forged CRs, Explosives and X-Rated Holos to sell at
Denebprime. At Denebprime, buy Brandy, Exotic Pets, Videogames and Souvenirs
to sell at Free Traders.
You can often get better prices on all items elsewhere, but these are the most
efficient trade routes for making money in a hurry. To sell contraband, you
need Forged Cargo Papers from Robocrook.
If planning a life of piracy, pick a Scow for your first target. Pack at least
ten plasma torpedoes and three SM-1 and two Nova missiles. A particle beam
laser is also handy. When firing missiles, be sure your opponent has an
inactive counter measure and isn't in an elude manoeuvre.
As you make more credits invest in Turbo-thrusters, more shielding and a 75%
ECM unit (By completing certain missions, you'll get more gear).
ROBOCROOK & OTHER CHARACTERS
Robocrook appears randomly in bars across the quadrants. Keep offering cash,
and he may sell you some useful items: Forged Cargo Papers, Keycards, the Ruby
Cube. Other randomly appearing characters to seek out are Ilricki (for useful
information on Black Hand and the Manchi), Wandering Spaceman, Veda the
Ursellus (sells Amoebic Lenses), One-eyed Pirate, and the Merchant. Bartenders
always have current information and tips, and you should talk to everyone you
meet for more.
It's possible to steal from safes, but expect to pay a fine and get kicked off
the base or planet if caught!
Most of these may be completed in any order, though a few require items from
other missions. Each mission's starting point is noted after its name.
STEALTH BOX: MICON I
Talk to Sir Eld on Micon I, Karonus. He'll give you a Statuette to deliver to
Orellian at Hiathra Starbase. Do so, saying it is not a bribe. Return to Eld,
who'll give you some valuable information and a Stealth Box, which reduces the
chances of detection by enemy ships.
PILOT'S LICENSE: HIATHRA
This is obtained by answering multiple-choice questions when you meet Orellian
on Hiathra, Karonus. Ask him for the CRC-07 Form, used to visit Koth Carrier.
CEBOK'S SISTER: KARONUS
Cebok tells you to find his sister on Lagrange for information on Hive. Then
deliver the letter to Cebok for more tips.
BEAM LOCK: DENEBPRIME
See Felsane on Denebprime for a quest to find the Beam Lock, which makes it
easier to target ships with your laser.
After meeting the Pirate in a bar and accepting the job, take the microchip to
Chisa at Free Guild.
NULL DAMPER: ARCTURUS
After finding Veda the Ursellus (who appears randomly in bars) and buying the
Amoebic Lenses for 250 CR, head for the ISS Koth, Arcturus. Use a keycard to
open the door to the restricted area, then go through and immediately go to
the left (to avoid the hidden floor alarm). Examine the Power Generator in the
back of the room and get the Transmutation Coil. Take it to Professor Prosk on
Micon IV, ZED N27. Accept the Null Damper when offered.
REPAIR DROID: RANDOM
Eventually you'll encounter a Droid named LUX 23A, who wants you to look for
his Droid friend MAID. MAID is hiding at Free Trader's under the name of
CHISHA. Mention LUX and she'll come with you as a Repair Droid. Return her to
LUX, and you'll get no reward beyond a good conscience. Keep her and you've
got a very valuable Repair Droid for your ship!
DUCHESS AVENSTAR: DENEBPRIME
After fifteen to twenty cargo runs between Denebprime and Free Trader's, you
should have enough credits to fully outfit your ship, assuming you've been
adding equipment all along. You'll need at least 500 Armour, some missiles,
good Shields and a Particle Beam. Before you can successfully communicate with
Duchess Avenstar on Denebprime, you must prove yourself by killing a few
Manchi in space. (Destroying Vultures will help. After doing so, she'll tell
you about General Targon, AKA Rayson, and his mission's code name....MAKE A
CAREFUL NOTE OF THIS!!)
TARGON: MICON II, ARCTURUS
Though you can find him here, Targon is insane and needs an injection of NSB
before he can reveal anything to you. The NSB is at Bassruti Mining, guarded
by a mutant monster. To get it, land at Bassruti, walk around the front of
your ship to the left and down. Wait a few seconds by the southern door; the
monster will be trying to get to you but will get trapped in a storage
compartment. After a few more seconds, enter the door to your left. Go through
the door to the lower left in the Generator Room. Keep going to the left, and
you'll be in the Inner Office. Head straight for the filing cabinet in the
corner and search it for the NSB. Retrace your path back to the ship. If this
method fails, try again, but wait a little longer for the monster to get
trapped. You have to be careful not to accidentally lure him out of the
compartment. (Another way: lure the monster to the right side of the room,
keeping the trash pile between him and yourself. Go through the southwest
door, use the keycard on the south door, open the safe, get the NSB and return
to your ship).
Now you can head for Micon II, Arcturus, and find Targon rambling around the
halls. Talk to him and give him one credit. When you get an OTHER option, take
it and enter NSB. Then you'll get another OTHER option, so type in the name of
his mission that you should have noted earlier. He'll spill all he can before
going nuts again. Take this information to the Duchess, who'll send you to
find Droughton Gut, leader of the Scarlet Brotherhood at Free Trader's
PSIONIC SHIELD: GRYPHON
You'll need this item, which protects you from the powers of Vilinie, to
complete the final mission. First talk to Omas in the back room on ConvecEast
Mining Station, Gryphon. He'll ask you to rescue his wife from the Black Hand
Cult. She's at the Meditation Room in Trochal, Sigure. After you talk to her,
she'll tell you she's abandonded Omas. Return to him for the Shield.
DROUGHTON GUT: FREE TRADER'S
Gut won't talk to you until you prove your allegiance to the Scarlet
Brotherhood. To do so, attack a few Tankers or Scows, take their cargo to Free
Trader's and talk to Omar. He'll grant permission to speak with Droughton.
After doing so, he'll help you steal the Chi-Gonger (Manchi Egg) from Vilinie
MANCHI EGG: TROCHAL, SIGURE
Due to a diversion by the Scarlet Brotherhood, the guards will be in a state
of confusion when you land. Go straight to Vilinie's room. When she stops and
tells you to remove the Psionic Shield, DON'T. The guards won't respond to her
summons. Go to the far right of the room and pick the lock on the door. Enter,
take the Egg and get out of there!
ICHIKI & THE BAAKILI
After obtaining the Egg, return to Gut. He'll tell you to find a Baakili
trader and ask him about the Manchi. The Baakili also require payment - some
Dilithium Crystals from a trash pile outside the back door of the bar in the
upper corner of Ross Mining Station, Deneb (keep searching until you find
them). Keep searching bars until you meet Ichiki, then ask about Manchi and
pay him with Gems. Write down the co-ordinates he gives you for the Manchi's
home system, Ja-Karn. Return to Gut and tell him your findings. He'll direct
you to Prosk, the mad scientist from Micon IV.
THE WARP DRIVE & END GAME
Prosk is working on the Warp Drive. When you tell him the situation this time,
Prosk will warp you to the co-ordinates you give him; enter the ones from
Ichiki. You've got to be heavily outfitted just to reach the Manchi homeworld.
Plot a course for the planet, and SAVE the game frequently. This saves you the
trouble of having to start all over from the far corner when you get blasted
by a pack of Vultures. Once you reach the planet, land.