Otak is one of the two cephalons inhabiting the Necraloid robot body, along with Loid. He serves as the mining vendor in the Necralisk on Deimos. His personality and memory is somewhat damaged, and Loid will often help out Otak when he is unsure.
“Would you be mine? I mean, a miner?”
“Mining for minerals. Mining for family. Mining for the future. Also, minerals.”
“So many things to mine on Deimos! For instance, you can mine minerals, ores, gems, minerals….”
If the Tenno has just completed the Heart of Deimos quest
Otak: “Hi, I’m… I’m not Loid. Loid is Loid.”
Loid: “You’ll have to excuse Otak. His personality was damaged irreparably by Deimos’ energies, making it necessary to transfer his intelligence to this, our current shared form. Unfortunately, my attempted defragmentation of his persona matrix was not a ‘complete success’. Tell them about mining, Otak.”
Otak: “Mining? Mining. Oh yeah… mining! There are things to be mined. Minerals! We’ll use the minerals to make the—”
Loid: “The things that are necessary for survival on Deimos. Now, ask politely, Otak.”
Otak (flat voice): “Would you please mine the minerals?”
Greeting the Tenno
“Did you come to talk about mining? How did you know that’s my favourite subject?”
“Chip! We are good friends. It’s good to have good friends.”
“Mining isn’t my only interest. I’m also interested in mining.”
(if the Tenno has just reached rank Family) “You’re the best miner on Deimos! Possibly in the whole System! Will you be my friend?”
(if the Tenno is rank Family) Otak: “Hey! I’m… uh….”
Loid: “Otak is quite pleased to see you.”
(if the Tenno is rank Family) Otak: “Hello, friend. I’d call you ‘best friend’, but Loid is my best friend. Right, Loid?”
(if the Tenno is rank Family) “I was damaged. Deimos damaged me. Deimos damages everything.”
(if the Tenno is rank Family) “Mining is an important part of the plan. Do… you remember what the plan is?”
(if the Tenno is rank Family) “We will build things. Great things. Then someday we will leave Deimos.”
(if the Tenno is rank Family) “I feel different than I used to, but I don’t remember how I used to feel.”
(if the Tenno is rank Family) “It’s the miner!”
Otak will trade Otak tokens to the Tenno in exchange for Deimos minerals. The requirements for the tokens are somewhat randomised, but with a consistent framework in which rare resources are worth more tokens. The names and descriptions of the tasks that reward the tokens are similarly randomised, drawing from a preset pool.
- Analyse Deimos’ mineral wealth
- Evaluate yields
- Extract essential minerals
- Identify resource deposits
- Provide material samples
- Replenish depleted stocks
- Secure supply of resources
- All those precious resources are just lying there waiting to be collected! That can’t be right.
- Always take the proper precautions when you are using your mining equipment!
- Get on out there, pal! You’ll be hacking up chunks in a jiffy!
- HI FUTURE OTAK! USE THIS BIT TO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO. THANKS! OTAK
- Just leave the hole there. Don’t bother filling it in again. They don’t need us to do that.
- Loid says drilling into the ground is boring! It’s not! It’s fun!
- This looks great! I’d come along with you if I could! Go Team Us!
Upon completing a task or purchase
“Mining is good. You’re a good miner, Chip. Keep on mining!”
“See? I knew we were friends!”
“I can do great things with this!”
Otak: “Acknowledge you? Gratitude you.”
Loid: “I believe he means to say, ‘Thank you.'”
Exiting tasks or wares without exchange
“Shrewd. A player. I like it.”
“Oh. Playin’ it coy, huh? I get it.”
“Together, we will build the future!”
“See you again, Chip!”
“Be great! Do great things!”
Otak is first introduced during the Heart of Deimos quest. He subsequently acts as the mining vendor in the Necralisk. He and Loid serve as main mission control during Bounties on the Cambion Drift, although Otak’s contributions are often less than helpful. Otak is mentioned in the dialogue of Gomaitru, Vilcor, Kaelli, and Grandmother, and by Kaelli during the Nights of Naberus holiday event.