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Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Exploring Colony Tau

By
Vincent Lau

This is a guide for Chapter 4 of Xenoblade Chronicles 3, covering the exploration of Colony Tau in the Pentelas Region.

(1 of 2) Its possible to climb up this tree trunk and clamber on top of the Ferronis.

Its possible to climb up this tree trunk and clamber on top of the Ferronis. (left), From there, you can reach the colony watchtower and a nearby elevator. (right)

After recruiting Juniper, you’re probably eager to continue your journey and/or go back to all the places with zip-lines. Before that though or whenever you have some downtime, it’s a good idea to properly check out Colony Tau.

Info Fragment Locations around Colony Tau

Info Fragment Location
Food for Tau Speak to Rowland, east from the Colony Tau Ferronis landmark.
Rope Slides Speak to Rowland again.
Harvest Time Speak to Geum, inside the building next to Rowland.
Raine’s Departure Speak to Glory, inside the same building. Can be hard to see depending on your angle.
Colony Tau’s Off-Seer Speak to Cardamine near the Colony Tau Canteen.

New Quests around Colony Tau

(1 of 2) There are four new quests you can pick up, but you need to obtain the Info Fragments first, then Discuss them.

There are four new quests you can pick up, but you need to obtain the Info Fragments first, then Discuss them. (left), After enabling the quests, refer to your mini-map for their locations. Remember to have Juniper in your party! (right)

Quest Location
Tau-Tirkin Alliance Rowland, north from Colony Tau Ferronis landmark. Must discuss “Food for Tau” topic at a rest area. Juniper must be in party.
The Harvest Colony Tau, Crop fields; north-east corner of the colony. Must discuss “Harvest Time” topic at a rest area. Juniper must be in party.
The Hunter Geum, north from Colony Tau Entrance. Must discuss “Raine’s Departure” topic at a rest area. Juniper must be in party.
Off-Seeing Customs North from where you fought Juniper, across the zip-line. Go down the steps to the east, then descend the climbable walls. Must discuss “Colony Tau’s Off-Seer” topic at a rest area. Juniper must be in party.

NPCs in Colony Tau

Name Map Marker
Juniper Map Marker
Raine Map Marker
Selin
Carson Map Marker
Cardamine Map Marker
Honorine
Imogen
Geum Map Marker
Rowland Map Marker
Graziana Map Marker
Glory Map Marker
Nootka

Containers in Colony Tau

(1 of 2) One container is hiding behind the Ferronis.

One container is hiding behind the Ferronis. (left), Another is on higher ground, near the watchtower. (right)

Container # Map Marker Location
1 Map Marker Far south, behind the Colony Tau Ferronis.
2 Map Marker North from Colony Tau Watchtower. Go up tree trunk near Commissary, then run across top of the Colony Tau Ferronis.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    27 July 2022
  • Last Updated
    13 August 2022
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