Rescue the Ghoul Defector

Steel Meridian has identified a potential ghoul defector. Rescue them from certain death.

This is one of the four possible bounties that can show up on Konzu's bounty board in Cetus during Operation: Ghoul Purge. This bounty has the Tenno rescue a ghoul defector slated for execution, and always ends with the stage "Rescue". Below are the unique dialogue lines that are heard when beginning and ending the bounty, and when running the different stages. The "Cache Recovery" stage does not seem to appear in this bounty. All seven possible stages are listed below, but each bounty will have a maximum of four stages.

Bounty Start

Konzu: "A ghoul defector? Think that's possible, Tenno? Cressa Tal of Steel Meridian seems to. She tells me they were contacted by a ghoul trying to defect. Grineer intercepted the message and now that ghoul is being held for dissection. Make sure that doesn't happen."

Lotus: "If Konzu is right and there exists a ghoul with cognition complex enough to want to defect… we should help them immediately."


Lotus: "Steel Meridian says that our defector was captured by a ghoul alpha who is holding them for Dr Tengus. Find and eliminate this alpha."

(upon arriving at the waypoint) Lotus: "Every pack has an alpha. I've identified one. Draw out this ghoul and destroy it."

(upon completing the stage) Lotus: "With that alpha out of the way, Dr Tengus has no way of reaching the defector. This has bought us time."

Ghoul Hunt

Lotus: "Create a distraction. Move in and eliminate a group of ghoul burial grounds."

(upon completing the stage) Lotus: "That worked. Grineer forces are being rallied. This will make our ultimate rescue mission more manageable."


Lotus: "Intel you picked up earlier has revealed the location of a massive ghoul burial ground. We need to take care of this before we do anything else."

(upon completing the stage) Lotus: "With that out of the way we can safely find our defector."

Resource Theft

Lotus: "Give these ghouls no advantage. Break into nearby armoured vaults and take everything inside."

(upon arriving at the waypoint) Lotus: "Ghouls come out of the ground hungry for supplies. Break into these vaults and leave them with nothing."

(upon completing the stage) Lotus: "Well done. We need every advantage we can get against these ghouls."

Supply Sabotage

Lotus: "The Grineer are sending down hormone infusers to bolster their ghouls. Intercept and destroy the infusers."

(upon arriving at the waypoint) Lotus: "The Grineer are dropping in growth hormone infusers to speed up ghoul gestation. I've located some of these infusers. Destroy them."

(upon completing the stage) Lotus: "Well done. Stronger ghouls are the last thing we need."


Lotus: "Steel Meridian has identified a ghoul who possesses crucial information about our defector. Bring them to me."

(upon arriving at the waypoint) Lotus: "Something makes these ghouls different from other Grineer. I need to know what. Bring me one for study."

(upon completing the stage) Lotus: "Target in custody. Extracting information now."


This is always the last stage.

Lotus: "That did it. The defector's location has been pinpointed."

(upon arriving at the waypoint) Lotus: "Steel Meridian have identified a ghoul who may be a candidate for defection. Unfortunately, the Grineer have already come to the same conclusion. I need you to rescue this individual before it's too late."

(upon completing the bounty) Konzu: "Cressa Tal sends her regards, Tenno. If there's any way to redeem these monsters, then Steel Meridian will be the ones to find it."

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