The Glast Gambit

Nef Anyo has stolen the children of the Mycona Colony and it is up to you to get them back. You must challenge Nef on The Index and beat him at his own game. But Tenno, beware, not all is as it seems.

Starting the quest

The quest is given by Ergo Glast after the Tenno completes the War Within. Glast can be found in the Perrin Sequence room at any Relay. Talking to him will bring up the prompt "The Glast Gambit".

Ergo Glast: "Time is credit, Tenno, so we'll forgo the usual formalities. We have a dire problem, you see, concerning the Mycona people. Have you heard of them? Hmmm… I see…. Well, they are quite resourceful – unusual, really. The Mycona earn their living by harvesting the biological products of the Infested. A dangerous trade, and we Perrin have always given them fair value for their goods… but I've received disturbing news. That cleric of greed, Nef Anyo, has raided their colony, making off with more than just the resources they depend on. It seems he took— well, here, look at this…."

Neewa (video message): "The dark-eyed man smashed our colony gates and kidnapped us. Locked us in here. But I don't care. It's Mom and Dad I'm worried about. Without the gates, the Mumblers will be coming. They'll get sick, they'll start to mumble too. That can't happen! Papa says I'm blessed, so maybe I should pray? I'll pray for the Tenno to come. I'll pray for the Tenno to save my family."

Ergo Glast: "That's Neewa. She was taken along with several more Myconian children. Those who remain are under siege from the Infestation! Before we can rescue Neewa and the other captives, we must first restore the Myconians' defences. Our financial strength is useless against the mindless horde. We need Tenno muscle. Will you help Neewa's people?"

(if the Tenno says "Yes") Ergo Glast: "Such generosity! I knew the Myconians could rely on you, Tenno."

When the Tenno returns to their ship, they will receive an inbox message from Ergo Glast containing a drawing from Neewa, titled "The Dark-Eyed Man". The drawing is a decoration that can be placed in the Orbiter.

Inbox message:
Neewa's Drawing

Tenno, here is the drawing my operative was able to smuggle out of Neewa's cell, just in case you need to be reminded of who you are helping.

—Ergo Glast

Lotus: "Tenno, I trust Ergo Glast, but a colony that survives amid the Infestation? It seems impossible."

First Mission: Help Secure Mycona Colony (Monolith, Phobos)

The Glast Gambit hype image

The mission is aboard an Infested Corpus ship, with Infested enemies.

Ergo Glast: "In his gluttony, Mr Anyo took more than the Mycona's most promising youth. He left the colony defenceless. Three gateways lead into the colony. They all need to be shut."

The Tenno will make their way through the ship, eventually entering an elevator. The elevator will deposit the Tenno in a section of the ship free from Infestation. Immediately outside the elevator, an outpost of human colonists is found, defending a passageway into the colony. The colony exists in an intact section of the ship, full of human inhabitants with Corpus technology and Infested armour pieces. As the Tenno passes by, they will utter unsubtitled dialogue.

Myconian female: "Tenno! That freak took my daughter. Will you find her?"

Myconian female: "The Tenno came! They actually came!"

Myconian female: "We need to stay strong. For the Triuna!"

Myconian female: "Will you bring home our sons and daughters, Tenno?"

Myconian male: "Tenno! The myths… they weren't myths!"

Myconian male: "Is that…? Are you a Tenno?"

Myconian male: "The Tenno are real!"

The Tenno will make their way to the outskirts of the colony, where there will be a giant bay, the far end open to the Infested horrors beyond. The other end of the room, where it leads into the colony,  is defended by laser barriers, turrets, and Mycona colonists with unique weapons and armour. There are three large tumour nodes growing on the far end of the room.

Ergo Glast: "See those Infested tumours? Growing with malignancy as greed did among the Corpus when I was there. The Myconians can't close the gates until these growths are destroyed."

(after the tumour nodes are destroyed) Ergo Glast: "The colonists are going to force the security gate closed. Don't let the Infested get to them. Don't let greed win."

After the tumours are destroyed, a Mycona hunter will run to the control console in the middle of the room and begin closing the large gates at the far end. This process takes 60 seconds, and the progress is noted on the HUD. The Infested will enter through the narrowing gateway, and eventually from maintenance shafts on the sides of the bay. The hunter must remain alive at the console to continue the gate-closing process. If he dies, another Mycona hunter will take his place, but there are only 6 of them. If all of them die, the mission will fail. The Mycona hunters have unsubtitled dialogue while fighting the Infested.

Mycona hunter: "Watch out!"

Mycona hunter: "They're getting in!"

Mycona hunter: "Get them off!"

Mycona hunter: "They're breaking in!"

Mycona hunter: "Open fire!"

Mycona hunter: "Covering fire, over there!"

(after the gate has been shut) Ergo Glast: "One door has been closed. Two remain. Carry on. When that gluttonous freak Mr Anyo attacked this colony, he went straight for the Triuna. He left these people defenceless – and for what? Profit? Typical Corpus mindset."

There are two more gates, which must be sealed in the same manner.

(upon arriving at the second gate) Ergo Glast: "Here's the second security gate. Destroy the Infestation, so the colonists can force it closed."

(upon destroying the tumour nodes) Ergo Glast: "Ah, that's it. Now make sure the Myconians can finish the job and close the gate."

(after the second gate has been shut) Ergo Glast: "Progress! Only one more to go. These people are survivors. Over generations, they've adapted, learning to live among the Infestation. To earn a living, as all should have the right to do, never asking for charity. Like the Perrin Sequence, they were Corpus once, but they too sought a future free from the corruption of boundless greed. If only Mr Anyo shared this vision."

(upon arriving at the third gate) Ergo Glast: "You know what to do. Take out the growths."

(upon destroying the tumour nodes) Ergo Glast: "Here come the Colonists. Make sure they can finish their job."

(after the third gate has been shut) Ergo Glast: "The colony is sealed, but it's still crawling with Infested. Clear them out so the Myconians can have their home back."

The Tenno is led to a sealed room within the colony. Upon arriving, the Myconians will unlock the door to reveal a mass of Infested, continually emerging from six Infested spawn pods. The spawn pods and all the Infested must be destroyed.

Mycona hunter: "Gotta kill these pods!"

(upon destroying the spawn pods) Ergo Glast: "You did it. The Myconians are safe… but only for the moment. Get back to your ship, and I'll explain."

[on board Orbiter]

Ergo Glast: "You fought with a generous spirit, Tenno, but now we must work to free the Myconians and return their Triuna. The Sequence offered to pay Anyo an exorbitant ransom, but he laughed it off. He doesn't need the money. So, we have no choice but to exploit Anyo's weakness. His love of gambling. Our only chance of freeing these people is to challenge Anyo and his brokers in the Index."

Lotus: "Slow down, Glast. My Tenno have already offered immense help, and now you want them to enter the Index? This is dangerous work."

Ergo Glast: "Fair, but the Myconians aren't asking for charity. Their ancestral understanding of the Infestation comes from an Old War relic – a relic that I know will be of extreme interest to you. Return their Triuna, and the relic will be yours. Fair compensation for the risk."

Second Mission: Challenge Nef Anyo on the Index (The Index, Neptune)

Loan Reclamation Division brokers – DevStream 81

During this mission, the Tenno will play a modified form of the Index. The initial wager is 100.000 credits (invested by the Tenno) for 20.000 credits return. Winning will reward the investment + the return, while losing forfeits everything.

(when making wager) Ergo Glast: "To beat Mr Anyo at his own game, we must first show him that we are worthy competitors. Only then will he let us enter the upper echelons of this foul Index."

Each game has three rounds, and each round lasts 3 minutes. At the end of each round, the team with the most points wins, with no lower threshold. The Tenno must be successful in all three rounds in order to win the wager. Each team is locked at 4 participants each – any absences on the Tenno's team will be filled with random warframe spectres.

(at the start of round 1) Nef Anyo: "By the Void! Ergo Glast? I thought you hated my Index?"

Ergo Glast: "Yes, well, since you've refused our generous offer for their return, we've come to play the odds and win back the souls you stole. Tell me, are you feeling lucky?"

Nef Anyo: "Hmm… [chuckles] luck…."

(at the start of round 2) Nef Anyo: "You never were much of a gambler. Haven't you risked enough already?"

Ergo Glast: "If you're referring to all the titles and assets you failed to steal after my resignation… I've never been richer. I've gained a soul, and seen the truth of wealth. Anyo, the rising tides of prosperity ought to raise all who brave the ocean."

Nef Anyo: "[laughs] Careful, Glast, you might… drown."

(at the start of round 3) Ergo Glast: "We want our prisoners back. Wager them before this gets expensive for you."

Nerf Anyo: "Fine, I'll throw in one of the prisoners. He's not the one I was looking for, anyway. But the girl? She stays with me."

(upon Tenno victory) Nef Anyo: "Interesting performance, Glast. But do your brokers have the credits to keep going?"

[on board Orbiter]

Lotus: "Glast, why is Nef so interested in Neewa? What are you not telling us?"

Ergo Glast: "I can only assume Anyo is trying to bait us back to the Index. Thankfully, his gambling is a compulsion. We must win her back, for the Myconians."

Lotus: "Hmmm… I see."

Third Mission: Challenge Nef Anyo on the Index (The Index, Neptune)

Zenith Galactical brokers – DevStream 81

The next wager is 120.000 credits investment for 20.000 credits and 2 captive Myconians return.

(when making wager) Nef Anyo: "I'm willing to bet one or two of these useless children if it means a chance to bankrupt your bleeding-heart Perrin Sequence. All those executives will surely come crawling back to me. Fodder for the Index."

(upon Tenno victory) Nef Anyo: "Oh, by the Void, you got me right in the pocketbook, Tenno! Keep doing that, and I'm going to have to ask Frohd Bek for a loan. [laughs]"

[on board Orbiter]

The Tenno receives an inbox message from Ergo Glast, with another of Neewa's drawings ("Prison") attached.

Inbox message:
Another Dispatch from Neewa

My Corpus operative on the inside was able to get a message from Neewa. She is defiant but scared, for herself, but even more so, for her people. Our only choice is to continue at the Index. It sickens me to think we are literally gambling for their futures, but this is the only way to get at Nef.

—Ergo Glast

Neewa (video message): "The dark-eyed man came today. He tapped the bars and said soon we'd be put to work. 'Fine!' I screamed at him. 'Only if you tell us what's going on. Are my parents safe?' He just laughed at me and said something about the Void. I wonder what the Mumblers would do to his face?"

Fourth Mission: Challenge Nef Anyo on the Index (The Index, Neptune)

The Index Preview splash

The next wager is 140.000 credits investment for 20.000 credits and 4 captive Myconians return.

(when placing wager) Nef Anyo: "Hmm… I can feel the Void in these brokers. They're full of fight. [chuckles] Oh, by all means, Glast, keep the credits rolling. Fortune… is like the seasons: it always changes. Well, for you, that is. [laughs]"

(at the start of round 1) Nef Anyo: "Alright, my loyal brokers. These fools wish to be parted with their credits. Let's see if we can't give them what they deserve. By the Void, ring the bell!"

At some point, the Tenno will abruptly die. The kill log at the bottom of the screen will list the responsible party as "????????".

Ergo Glast: "What was that? This is highly irregular. The odds of that occurring by accident are astronomical. This was an act of sabotage."

(on Tenno victory) Nef Anyo: "Glast, in light of their recent performance, we have decided to relist your brokers. You may now compete openly on the Index. You're in the big leagues now, little man. [chuckle] May the Void keep you from ruin."

[on board Orbiter]

Ergo Glast: "Success! We've been relisted. We can now place the kind of bets we need to attract the greed of Anyo. We need to entice him enough to wager the hostages and the Triuna! However, we must exercise caution. Don't come on too strong, or he will back off. We need to, as they say, 'hustle' him."

Fifth Mission: Challenge Nef Anyo on the Index (The Index, Neptune)

Freight Line Conclave map

The next wager is 160.000 credits investment for 20.000 credits and 6 captive Myconians return.

(at the start of round 1) Ergo Glast: "Fight hard, and win, but not by so much as to make the mark nervous. If Anyo loses by a wide margin, his gambler's instincts will make him walk away and we'll have failed the Myconians. Failed Neewa. Keep your victory within this margin."

The Tenno must win all three rounds, as before, but only by 10 points or fewer. If they win by a large margin, the mission will fail, and the Tenno will forfeit their investment.

(upon Anyo Corp scoring, variant) Ergo Glast: "I know I said to make it look like they could win, but you're actually letting them win!"

(upon Anyo Corp scoring, variant) Ergo Glast: "There's a difference between making them think they can win and them winning. Don't let them win!"

(upon Anyo Corp scoring, variant) Ergo Glast: "You need to almost lose, not almost win. Aim to beat their score by a narrow margin. Neewa's counting on you."

(if the Tenno exceeds the victory margin, variant) Ergo Glast: "In this case, there's such a thing as too much efficiency. Let them catch up."

(if the Tenno exceeds the victory margin, variant) Ergo Glast: "You're ahead by too many points. Don't make Mr Anyo skittish."

(if the Tenno win over the victory margin) Nef Anyo: "Ringers! Nobody brings ringers to my Index. Get out of here, Glast!" [mission fails]

(at the start of round 2) Ergo Glast: "This is it, Anyo. If we win this one, we're fighting for the return of Neewa in the next round. That, or we will walk away with your credits!"

Nef Anyo: "[laughs] You're in no position to dictate terms! You forget, this is my Index."

Ergo Glast: "Ah, did you hear that, Tenno? Mr Anyo is afraid he'll lose."

(at the start of round 3) Ergo Glast: "Mr Anyo! Are you afraid the Void is no longer on your side?"

Nef Anyo: "Blasphemy! I am an instrument of the Void's will. From the Void flows fortune to those worthy!"

Ergo Glast: "Then prove you are worthy, Anyo. Up your ante. Neewa and the Triuna!"

(upon Tenno victory) Nef Anyo: "The Void has spoken to me, Glast. I'll give you the chance you want, but it will cost you dearly. I will wager these pitiful colonists and their totem, but you must put in in kind. If I lose, they're yours. But should I win, Glast, your Corpus titles, holdings, land… all will be mine. So, what do you say?"

Ergo Glast: "I'm in."

[on board Orbiter]

The Tenno receives another inbox message from Glast with another of Neewa's drawings, this one named "Mumblers".

Inbox message:
Evidence of the Triuna

We got a tip that Neewa was on a Corpus ship. Our operatives attempted a raid, but all they found was this message. I was reluctant to share this fact until now, as I feared the judgement you'd pass on their traditions. Neewa proudly carries an ancestral burden for the prosperity of her colony. I hope you can understand this without judgement.

—Ergo Glast

Neewa (video message): "Papa said I was born special. 'Neewa…' he said, 'you're not just our child. You are the Triuna, our protector!' I guess no one asks to be the Triuna. It was just… my turn… but without me, the Mumblers will take all of our families. They'll be mushed together like smudged ink. Lost forever. I have to get out of here. I have to get home."

Lotus: "Neewa is the Triuna!? That's why Nef's so interested in her. Suddenly this all makes sense. The Myconians had concealed her abilities to protect her. But… why give a child such a burden?"

Sixth Mission: Win back Neewa (The Index, Neptune)

The next wager is 180.000 credits and all of Ergo Glast's holdings as investment for Neewa's return.

(when placing wager) Nef Anyo: "My dear Glast, why are you so eager to tempt ruin for a little girl? You'll soon see how the Void favours my fortune above yours."

Ergo Glast: "Wealth has no purpose until turned against suffering. I'd wager more if I had it."

(at the start of round 1) Nef Anyo: "Your winning streak stops here. The Index is mine, after all."

This time, there is no victory margin, but any attempt to turn in points will result in the Tenno dying mysteriously.

(when the Tenno dies) Ergo Glast: "What is this? What's going on!? Anyo! Swear on the Void that you're not cheating!"

Nef Anyo: "My dear Glast, I assure you I have no idea what you're talking about."

Lotus: "Keep fighting, Tenno. I am investigating the source of these 'anomalies'."

As the Tenno is unable to score any points, they will lose round 1 and the mission will fail.

(upon Tenno defeat) Nef Anyo: "Glast, it looks like your crack team of brokers just cracked under pressure. Now I'm in the black, and you're facing financial ruin. A deserving end for your contempt of the Corpus way of life. They made you what you are. You deserve bankruptcy!"

[on board Orbiter]

Lotus: "Ergo's suspicions are correct. Nef cheated. I have identified the systems responsible for these cheats. I need you to break into Anyo Corp's servers and steal the control codes for his traps."

Seventh Mission: Find the source of Nef’s cheats (Oceanum, Pluto)

The Index tutorial

The mission is a Spy mission on the Corpus Ship tileset, with standard Corpus enemies. At least 2 vaults must be successfully hacked.

Lotus: "You are here to steal the control codes to Nef Anyo's traps. Only then can he be defeated in the Index."

Ergo Glast: "Tenno, I need not remind you there is little margin for error. The fraudster cannot know we have gained the upper hand."

(when nearing a data vault) Lotus: "You've reached a vault. Find the console and retrieve the security code."

(upon successfully hacking the first data vault) Lotus: "This isn't a code… it's something else, a recording from Neewa. Tenno, continue with your mission while I decrypt this message."

(upon successfully hacking the second data vault) Lotus: "This is it. We have the code."

Ergo Glast: "You have executed the plan beautifully. Get ready for your next battle on the Index. The outcome promises to be much different."

[on board Orbiter]

Another inbox message from Ergo Glast awaits, with a drawing from Neewa labelled "The Passing".

Inbox message:
More from Neewa

We also found this in the data vault. The good news is that Neewa's still alive.

Neewa (video message): "How much longer can I go on for? The Passing will come in a few years, with no one to take the Triuna from me. I'll just be gone, surrounded by rusting robots, and the Triuna will be lost forever."

Lotus: "Ergo, what is this 'Passing'? What do you know about the Triuna?"

Ergo Glast: "Triuna is the Myconian's chosen one. It passes from one to the next in a simple ceremony. A pin prick on the finger is all it is."

Lotus: "A disease?"

Ergo Glast: "Yes, likely. The Myconians may be carriers with ancestral resistance to the Infestation. Or they are merely keepers of the flame, perpetuating a weaker strain through this ritual."

Lotus: "The Infested fear hybrids."

Ergo Glast: "They do. And so the Myconians harvest them without violence. That is their way of life. Eventually, the Triuna succumbs to the burden, and so they must pass it on. And on. Lighting a new torch before the other fades away."

Lotus: "Fades? You mean dies. We could cure her before that happened!"

Ergo Glast: "Of what? An extraordinary gift? No Triuna would ever want to lose that. They live in honour, to serve their people, for the greater good."

Lotus: "But they're only children."

Eighth mission: Win back Neewa (The Index, Neptune)

The wager is the Old War relic as investment for Neewa, all of Ergo Glast's holdings, and 150.000 credits return.

(when placing wager) Nef Anyo: "It's over, Glast. I have everything I want. Neewa is mine, and the Sequence's President is in ruin! You have nothing to wager that interests me."

Ergo Glast: "Hah, the Myconians do. An Old War relic will be our wager. In a way, a product of the Void – something you might have more than passing interest for, am I right?"

Nef Anyo: "Don't kid yourself… I— what? It's disgusting. It's… beautiful! Those colonists would wager this?! Don't those idiots realise how much this is worth?"

Ergo Glast: "All or nothing, held in escrow. Are you in, Nef?"

Nef Anyo: "Hmmm… yes. By the Void, I'm in!"

(at the start of round 1) Nef Anyo: "I've grown tired of this, brokers. Dish out your humiliation so I may retire to counting my riches!"

Since Nef Anyo's cheats are disabled, this mission is a straightforward one. The Tenno must win all three rounds. There is no victory margin.

(when the Tenno score) Nef Anyo: "Wait? What is this? Play fair, you metal wretches."

(at the start of round 2) Nef Anyo: "Brokers, how are they winning? By the Void, this is my Index; this shouldn't be possible."

Ergo Glast: "Don't you recognise the free market in action, Mr Anyo? Allow my brokers to teach you how it's supposed to work."

(when the Tenno score) Nef Anyo: "Brokers, what's going on? Are you trying to get fired?!"

(at the start of round 3) Nef Anyo: "Glast, what have you done?"

Ergo Glast: "I guess the odds aren't in your favour today, Nef."

(upon Tenno victory) Nef Anyo: "Well, well… look at that. Even a loser can win a coin toss now and then. Now, let's say we do a rematch. I'll throw in some of your old holdings in Eris."

Ergo Glast: "I think we'll cash in now, Mr Anyo. Don't want to push our luck too far."

Nef Anyo: "What?! Now, wait just a moment. I have an exciting wager for you! Ore discoveries in the Outer Sectors! And, to up the ante, a new squadron of Bursas, hot off the assembly line! What do you say? Are you in? …Hello? Answer me!"

[on board Orbiter]

Ergo Glast: "Lotus, you may now return the child to her people."

Lotus: "She could be cured. Why return her? So she lives a shortened life, surrounded by monsters?"

Ergo Glast: "Surrounded by family, her people, who honour her. Are you really going to impose your own values on these people you don't understand?"

Lotus: "She only thinks this is what she wants. What you call tradition others call indoctrination. If she comes to the Relay and is cured, she'll be free to return to her people if that's her choice."

Ergo Glast: "And the Myconians? Without the Passing, their way of life will end forever. Their skills, their traditions, wiped out by a powerful outsider."

Lotus: "They'd have to adapt, yes. We'd do our best to protect them, as we do for all that suffer."

Lotus: "Tenno, you've lived through similar obligations. What would you choose for Neewa?"

The Tenno must make the choice about Neewa's fate:

(Sun) "Cure her."

(Moon) "Send her home."

(Neutral) "Let her decide."

After the Tenno chooses, they will receive an inbox message. If the Tenno chose to cure her, the message will be from the Lotus, and contain a drawing of Neewa's labelled "The Relay".

Inbox message:
Neewa Has Been Cured


You made the right choice. Neewa is recovering well with many opportunities in front of her. Rest well, knowing that you helped her escape an early death in some darkened Infested freighter. The Myconians are safe, too. A contingent of spectres will now protect them from the Infested. They will adapt to this new reality, and no more children will have this affliction forced upon them.

As agreed, the Myconians have sent you their Old War relic.

I'll give the final word to Neewa.

—The Lotus

Neewa (video message): "This is a strange place, so clean. Everyone is nice to me, so I guess I'll get used to it. I'm still weak from the treatment, but I feel stronger every day. I don't know what I'm going to do now. I guess anything I want. I miss my Papa and my family, but I sure don't miss the Mumblers. Thank you, Tenno."

If the Tenno chose to send her home, the message was from Ergo Glast, and contained the drawing "Reunited".

Inbox message:
Neewa Is Home


On behalf of the Perrin Sequence and the people of Mycona Colony, I offer you our sincere gratitude. Without you, Mycona would no longer exist. To celebrate your selfless deed, the Myconians have sent you their prized Old War relic. It is their sincere hope you use it to protect others as you have protected them.

I hope this message from Neewa communicates how truly grateful they all are.

Yours truly,
Ergo Glast

Neewa (video message): "I know our ways might seem strange to outsiders, but they're our ways. I would never choose to be anything but Myconian. To be their Triuna for as long as I can. Thank you, Tenno, for keeping my family safe when I couldn't."

If the Tenno allowed Neewa to decide, they received a similar message from Ergo Glast, and the drawing "My Choice".

Inbox message:
Neewa Has Made Her Choice


The choice you gave Neewa had a profound effect on her, but I'll let her explain that in her own words.

On behalf of the Perrin Sequence and the people of Mycona Colony, I offer you our sincere gratitude. Without you, Mycona would no longer exist. To celebrate your selfless deed, the Myconians have sent you their prized Old War relic. It is their sincere hope you use it to protect others as you have protected them.

I hope this message from Neewa communicates how truly grateful they all are.

Yours truly,
Ergo Glast

Neewa (video message): "I've returned to my people… but… I've decided I will be the last Triuna. I want a future where all of the children can be happy. A new tradition. Papa is so proud of me. 'The last Triuna and greatest of all. The one that changed Myconians forever.'"

The Tenno also received the Myconian's Old War relic, which turned out to be the blueprint for the Nidus warframe. The component blueprints for Nidus could be found on the Infested Salvage mission at Oestrus, Eris.

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