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Gossan

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"Gossan"
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Details
Race
Hearthian
Planet
Timber Hearth
Location
Zero-G Cave

Gossan is the player's flight instructor and zero-g coach. They are found at the entrance to the Zero-G Cave before the Observatory. Like some other Hearthians, Gossan also shows an injury with one missing eye. They used to pilot a ship as well and during their first trip crashed into the moon. They clash with Slate the engineer over safety features for the spaceship.

Gossan will direct the player to head down a nearby elevator to visit the Zero-G Cave for some practice with repairing a satellite which acts as a tutorial for the player to learn how to repair their spaceship.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Initial Conversation[edit | edit source]

  • Hey, I thought I might see you before the big launch.
    Nerves getting the better of you?
    • Right, like you weren't nervous for your first flight.
      • Hey, don't worry about it. Your nerves are between you, me, and the vast endlessness of space.
        But really, you'll do fine out there. I'd worry more about that ship, if I were you. Hopefully that lunatic Slate at least fixed the retro rockets.
        So listen, there's a "satellite" - which is definitely not just a piece of broken mining equipment - set up down in the zero-g cave and in need of repairs.
        If you're looking for a little last-minute zero-g practice, head down the lift and into the cave. Or don't, so long as you're confident you can make ship repairs in space.
        • One repaired "satellite," coming up!
          • Cool. Get to it, and try not to concuss yourself right before your first launch.
        • Nam, I'm ready for the real deal.
          • Heh. Darn right you are.
            Don't get yourself killed out there, you hear? Not after I've put this much work into training you.
            ...Haha, go on, go make Outer Wilds Ventures proud.
    • I'm a little nervous, yeah.
      • Good. Everyone should be a bit nervous going into space. I got cocky during my first flight and nearly put a new crater in the moon.
        Still, I was never as green as you.
        • Hey, I've gotten better!
          • Think so, do you? Feel like proving it to your old flight coach?
            There's a "satellite" - which is definitely not just a piece of broken mining equipment - set up down in the zero-g cave and in need of repairs.
            If you're looking for a little last-minute zero-g practice, head down the lift and into the cave. Or don't, so long as you're confident you can make ship repairs in space.
        • That's not what Slate says...
          • Oi, you know better than to believe a word that lunatic says about me.
            They're still sore I made them install a safety harness in the cockpit. Claimed it would "throw off the thrust-to-weight ratio."
            Honestly. One of these days I'm going to throw off Slate's thrust-to-weight ratio.
            So listen, there's a "satellite" - which is definitely not just a piece of broken mining equipment - set up down in the zero-g cave and in need of repairs.
            If you're looking for a little last-minute zero-g practice, head down the lift and into the cave. Or don't, so long as you're confident you can make ship repairs in space.
    • Are you kidding? I'm a natural at this!
      • Is that so? Funny, I seem to recall the first time you strapped on a jetpack, we had to come fish you out of the crater near the south pole.
        So listen, there's a "satellite" - which is definitely not just a piece of broken mining equipment - set up down in the zero-g cave and in need of repairs.
        If you're looking for a little last-minute zero-g practice, head down the lift and into the cave. Or don't, so long as you're confident you can make ship repairs in space.
        • One repaired "satellite," coming up!
          • Cool. Get to it, and try not to concuss yourself right before your first launch.
        • Nam, I'm ready for the real deal.
          • Heh. Darn right you are.
            Don't get yourself killed out there, you hear? Not after I've put this much work into training you.
            ...Haha, go on, go make Outer Wilds Ventures proud.

Followup Conversation (Waiting for satellite repair)[edit | edit source]

  • What's the hold up? That "satellite" isn't going to repair itself.
    You just need to maneuver over to the "satellite" and repair each damaged area, same as you'll be doing for your ship.

Followup Conversation (If having chosen 'real deal' response)[edit | edit source]

  • If you changed your mind about practicing ship repairs, head down the lift and into the zero-g cave.
    You just need to maneuver over to the "satellite" and repair each damaged area, same as you'll be doing for your ship.

Followup Conversation (After satellite is repaired)[edit | edit source]

  • Nicely done! Of course, it'll be a little more stressful when you're hurtling through space, but just remember your training and try not to hit anything big.
    I can see you're itching to get off the rock, so go get the launch codes from the observatory and get out of here already.
    Best of luck out there! And hey, try to avoid getting yourself killed now that I've put so much time into training you, got it?

Alpha Version[edit | edit source]

The coach standing in front of the Zero-G training area.
  • During the alpha, Gossan was known as the Zero-G Coach.