Monarch Abides achievement in The Outer Worlds

Monarch Abides

Win the battle of Stellar Bay.

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How to unlock the Monarch Abides achievement

  • HighLandurHighLandur275,153
    27 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 29 Oct 2019
    33 13 0
    This achievement is the "negative" ending of the Canid's Cradle quest, given to you after finishing your business with the Broker on Monarch. This results in a war between the Iconoclasts and the MSI, the player required to choose a side.

    I recommend checking if your actions up to this point allow you to broker peace between the factions, as war is the default.

    Your playthrough will either allow you to complete "Peace In Our Time", or "Monarch Abides". Although they are mutually exclusive, a good manual save can allow you to get both of these achievements in one run.
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  • BradLeafsFan9BradLeafsFan9389,995 389,995 GamerScore
    04 Dec 2019 05 Dec 2019
    18 0 2
    - These are 2 different MISSABLE "Story Options" which you CAN acquire in the same play-through making the right decisions and using Saves.
    MONARCH ABIDES is easy to acquire where PEACE IN OUR TIME takes quite a few certain decisions needing to be made that are easily missable!! Follow this guide to make sure you get both w/o having to do multiple play-throughs!

    *This WILL include some spoilers although I leave out most of the details, but if you don't at least read this ahead of time you are bound to miss the Peace In Our Time Achievement / Trophy

    - These one's are later in the story after you get to Monarch opposed from the other 2 which happen early in the Story

    *For PEACE IN OUR TIME you must complete these [optional] quests during the "Radio Free Monarch" Main Quest to get Zora involved and to be able to use a peaceful [option] during the quest "Canid's Cradle":

    During "The Commuter" [Iconoclasts - Graham/Zora] :
    - "Get Extra Supplies from Carlotta"
    (for Zora instead of High-Capacity Cartridges for Graham)

    During "Pay for the Printer" [Iconoclasts - Graham/Zora] :
    - "Retrieve Zora's Team (Van Noys)"

    During "BOLT with His Name" [MSI - Sanjar] :
    - "Wipe Any Terminals in the Building"
    (located in the 1st floor of the ARMS building, underneath the objective)

    After you get the targeting module from the fallen ship you may only have the 2 options for the "Canid's Cradle" quest, giving the module to either of the 2 faction leaders. SAVE HERE!!

    } Give targeting Module to Sanjar, Graham, or Zora  and win the war for Monarch Abides *THEN RE-LOAD SAVE and continue w/ the peaceful solution

    To acquire Peace In Our Time you must talk to Zora @ Amber Heights in the building to the right of the one Graham chills in.
    - She will ask you to do a small quest, once finished she will "need some time" before making a decision. (Can probably just fast travel somewhere and come back)
    - I completed a side-quest and came back to her hangin' out on the 1st floor. Go up to her to have a convo, be on her side and end up taking out Graham.

    ***NOW instead of giving the Targeting Module to Zora or Sanjar, CONVINCE Zora to work with Sanjar, which will unlock the 3rd [option] that is basically to bring peace b/w MSI & Iconoclasts. Continue with Canid's Cradle quest AVOIDING GIVING THE MODULE TO EITHER ONE

    Completing the small quest Sanjar gives you sets up a Negotiation b/w Zora & Sanjar. Simply go to the Church, SAVE to be safe, and complete the negotiation to acquire Peace In Our Time !!!!

    Doing this stops you from having to do a new play-through! :)

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    Karloss00I got this with my first play through but I didn't wipe the terminals for Sanjar.
    Posted by Karloss00 on 04 Jan 20 at 15:33
    Apostle92627I got both achievements in the same playthrough, thanks. +1
    Posted by Apostle92627 on 25 Apr 20 at 19:25
  • PaidGrubPaidGrub636,624
    17 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019 17 Nov 2019
    11 0 1
    Before you finish the Radio Monarch mission, a Faction quest called Canid's Cradle will be activated
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    , once with the module in your possession choose how to proceed.
    Here you must make a save to get both achievements.

    To get Monarch Abides achievement, you will have two options to deliver the module to Sanjar or Graham, once you choose,
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    you will get the achievement.

    For the achievement Peace In Our Time, you must make
    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***
    , once the conversation is over you will get the achievement.
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    Christian DoeThis works well with Destroyer of Worlds (Had maximum negative reputation with 3 factions) if you are already in bad terms with two factions. Killing Sanjar or Zora gives you maximum negative reputation with their respective faction instantly. You can then reload your save and be a good guy again.
    Posted by Christian Doe on 25 Nov 19 at 19:46
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