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Sgt. Goddard is an NPC in the Firebase Zulu neighborhood of Firebase Zulu. His coordinates are (-6462, 1056, 1460.5). General Hammond will send you to him to learn how to use the gravity geysers.


Contact Introduced By[]

General Hammond

New Contact(s)[]

Dr. Quaterfield


Initial Mission Briefing[]


I am Sgt. Goddard, and I have been ordered to give you basic instruction on Shadow Shard survival.

The first lesson is the proper use of an anti-graviton vapor well, also known as the Gravity Geyser.

Directly behind me you will see an anti-graviton vapor well, or gravity geyser.

Gravity geysers can be used to rapidly propel you from one island to another along a set path.

In order to use the gravity geyser in this manner, you must first approach the gravity geyser. Most gravity geyser formations have a natural ramp leading up to the well of the geyser. When you make contact with the plume from the geyser, it will launch you into the air.

Most geysers will launch you towards another piece of stable ground. However, you may adjust your course. By attempting to move left, right, forward or back, you may veer in that direction. Be warned that adjusting your course in this manner may cause you to miss your destination and fall.

Additionally, I must deliver a VERY IMPORTANT WARNING:

If you have a power that enhances your movement speed active when you contact the gravity geyser, the geyser's effect will be increased, and you WILL MISS your destination. Both SUPER SPEED and SUPER LEAP can cause this sort of reaction, but there are other powers that can also influence your course. You MUST deactivate these powers before you approach a gravity geyser.

You will proceed to the geyser directly behind me, and use it to reach the calibration station on the nearby island. Once you have done this you are to return to me for more instruction.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Use gravity geyser

The calibrator takes a few quick measurements and confirms that the geysers are safe for you.

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Calibrator readings
This disk contains the readings the calibrator took of your system after you used the gravity geyser. Dr. Quaterfield will probably want to see this.

Mission Objective(s)

  • Speak with Sgt. Goddard

Second Mission[]


As you have experienced, gravity geysers can be used as a means of rapid transit between islands.

However, there is always the possibility of falling. While the exotic gravitational conditions of the Shadow Shard provide natural protection from all falling damage, there is also no known solid ground to the Shadow Shard other than the floating islands. If you are unable to return to solid ground by other means, we have et up a fail-safe system that will transport you back to solid ground.

Also remember that if you are incapacitated and attempt to recall to a hospital, you will be returned to our facility in Firebase Zulu, no matter how deep you are in the Shadow Shard.

You have now been briefed on the use of an anti-graviton vapor well. Now I would request that you take your results from the Calibrator over to Dr. Quaterfield for analysis.

That is all.

Mission Objective(s)