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High Price to Pay Main Missions

In-game Description

We survived the Starborn attack, but not everyone made it.


High Price to Pay” is a main mission in Starfield that revolves around defending against an attack on "Constellation" iconConstellation.

Mission Objectives

  1. Talk to Noel.
  2. Defend the Lodge.
  3. Check on Walter.
  4. Hold Off the Hunter.
  5. Escape the Lodge.
  6. Go to your Ship.
  7. Go to "The Eye" iconThe Eye.
  8. Find Everyone on The Eye.
  9. Return to Noel.
  10. Or Go to the Eye.
  11. Find Everyone on The Eye.
  12. Go to "The Lodge" iconThe Lodge.
  13. Find Everyone in The Lodge.
  14. Find Noel.
  15. Escape to Your Ship.
  16. Initiate Take-Off.
  17. Go to The Eye.
  18. Talk to Vladimir.
  19. Build the Armillary on Your Ship.
  20. Or Build the Armillary at an Outpost.
  21. Return to the Lodge.
  22. Talk to Matteo.

Unlock Requirements

You can unlock the “High Price to Pay” mission automatically after completing “No Sudden Moves.” The mission is available at "The Lodge" iconThe Lodge on "New Atlantis" iconNew Atlantis, specifically in "Jemison" iconJemison within the "Alpha Centauri System" iconAlpha Centauri System.

Mission Rewards (Upon Completion)

Upon completing the mission, you’ll receive a "Constellation" iconConstellation Pack, 13,300 Credits, and 800 XP. The mission also advances the game’s plot.

Mission Walkthrough

At the conclusion of “No Sudden Moves,” Noel receives a message from Vladimir at "The Eye" iconThe Eye, informing her of an attack by the Starborn. You should speak to Noel to gather more information. One of your companions who remained at The Eye is in critical condition, but Vladimir insists that you stay behind at the Lodge to protect the Artifacts. At this point, you’ll need to make a crucial decision: either defend the Lodge from the Hunter or help Vladimir and the other "Constellation" iconConstellation member at The Eye.

If you decide to stay at the Lodge:

  • Head upstairs to the bar and check on Walter. You’ll discover that the Hunter has infiltrated the Lodge and is attacking Walter. Defend Walter by shooting the Hunter, holding him off until Noel has gathered all the Artifacts for relocation. When Noel announces readiness, accompany her and follow her down into the basement, then through a side door into "The Well" iconThe Well. Stay close to Noel to prevent her from stopping at random locations.

Escort your fellow Constellation members through The Well and into the elevator leading to the Spaceport. Continue following them until you reach your ship. Board your ship and take off from "Jemison" iconJemison. Once in orbit, you’ll receive a transmission from Scorpius, commending your determination. If you choose the non-attack option, the Starborn will leave you in peace for the time being, allowing you to reach The Eye safely. Upon arriving at The Eye, you’ll discover that the previously critically injured companion has unfortunately passed away. Check on your other companions and Vladimir, who are injured but alive.

If you decide to go to The Eye:

  • Exit the Lodge through the front doors. You’ll be approached by the companion who accompanied you to the Lodge, ensuring that you’re certain about your decision to leave, as they will soon barricade the door. Confirm your choice, then proceed to The Eye. Speak to all your companions and Vladimir to help them recover. Once this is done, return to the Lodge with everyone.

Unfortunately, upon returning to the Lodge, you’ll find your companion from the Lodge deceased in the library. After discovering their body, you’ll locate "Vasco" iconVasco at the back of the library, Matteo in the gardens, and Walter in the upstairs bar. They’ll inform you that Noel has escaped into The Well with the Artifacts. Head to the basement and take the side door to The Well. Noel will be cowering near the staircase. Talk to her, and the Hunter will make an appearance. As in the previous scenario, escort Noel to your ship and leave The Eye. "The Hunter" iconThe Hunter will cease pursuit once you’re in space.

Regardless of the path you chose, your next step is to speak with Vladimir and Noel. With both "The Lodge" iconThe Lodge and The Eye compromised, you need to safeguard the Artifacts in a location that is inconvenient for the Starborn to access. You can either store them on your mobile ship or choose a defensible outpost. Note that the location you select for the Armillary will affect its vulnerability to Starborn attacks.

After constructing the Armillary, return to The Lodge on "New Atlantis" iconNew Atlantis. You’ll learn that the belongings of the deceased have been transferred to a storage container in the basement. Speak to Matteo, who will share his observations regarding the Hunter’s attack, including the repeated mention of ‘Unity.’ He suggests visiting the priest of Sanctum Universum to investigate the significance of this phrase.

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