This is a guide for Chapter 3 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, covering how to help out Colony 4.
The next morning, the group receives a message from Ethel to meet her at the Council Room. Go back inside Colony 4’s Ferronis to trigger a cutscene with Ethel and her lieutenant, Borealis. Follow the pair of them as they slowly walk upstairs to the Council Room. You’ll be briefed on the possible routes leading to Swordmarch.
Standard Quest: Helping Out
Although time is of the essence, you sadly can’t leave right now because the southward route is blocked. The group then decides to try helping Colony 4 with some of their problems. Well, it’s better than sitting around doing nothing. Before you can help anyone though, you need to figure out what they need help with.
How to Gather Information in Colony 4
As you walk around Colony 4 (and other locations) you may encounter useful gossip in the form of Info Fragments. These will have a yellow speech bubble and an “i” icon. Depending on who’s talking, you can either stand there and listen to the conversation or speak to the individual yourself. Do so and you’ll obtain an Info Fragment.
Since these are fragments, sometimes you may need to collect multiple of the same fragment, before the topic is registered. Otherwise, there are some fragments that only have one piece.
Info Fragment Locations in Colony 4
|Colony 4’s Problems (1)||North side of Colony 4.|
|Colony 4’s Problems (2)||Oleshandra at the Colony 4 Medical Quarter, near the canteen.|
How to Discuss Topics
Once you’ve gathered the two required Info Fragments, the “Colony 4’s Problems” topic will be acquired. Hop over to the Colony 4 Canteen and then use the rest area that’s there. Choose the left-most option “Discuss” to get your thinking caps on.