Starfield Olive Branch Walkthrough


Starfield Olive Branch

Olive Branch is a small side quest in the MAST District of New Atlantis, where you need to plant a little seed for Nilesh.

How to Unlock Olive Branch

Start this quest by talking to Nilesh Sherazi in the Embassy District of New Atlantis. You can find him on the path between Aphelion Realty and the large tree in front of the MAST Tower.

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Nilesh tells you that he used to work at the Interstellar Affairs office but was let go due to some disagreements with the management. After this, he tried to plant an olive seed on public property and was beaten up by the guard. Now, he wants you to plant the seed for him.

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Olive Branch Walkthrough

Distract the Guard

Speak with Nilesh again and ask him to distract the guard. He yells in a panic about a crime report. This causes the guards to get distracted. If you attempt to plant the seed without causing a distraction, the guard nearby will intervene and stop you from planting it.

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Alternatively, you can use a different distraction with a social skill, such as Manipulation, to force the guard to change locations.

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The final, evilest option available is to kill the guard. You can do this without catching a bounty if you can pull it off with a silenced weapon or one that has stealth lasers.

Plant the Seed in the Soil Patch

Plant the seed in the soil patch while the guard is distracted(or dead). Crouch and sneak up to improve your chances of success, and do it when the bar above says you're hidden. If you don't have the stealth bar, consider putting a point into the Stealth skill.

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Hand the Seed Over to the Guard (optional)

Instead of planting the seed, you can hand it over to the guard. Talk to the UC Security Guard and tell him you were asked to plant the seed. He will confiscate and get rid of the seed. The quest will end, and you will receive no rewards for doing this. It’s just a decision born out of spite.

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Return to Nilesh

After planting the seed, return to Nilesh and talk to him to receive your rewards.

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Olive Branch Quest Rewards

  • XP - 100
  • Credits - Level Dependent
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This concludes our guide for the Olive Branch quest. If you're looking for more quests in New Atlantis, try the Beautiful Secrets quest next!

For more articles like this, take a look at our Side Quest Guides page.