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Taming a Desert
Taming a Desert
Type Heleus assignments
Starting Location The Paradise, Elaaden
Mission Location Elaaden

Taming a Desert is a heleus assignments mission. It is acquired upon first landing on Elaaden.


Elaaden is an arid, burning desert, but Remnant technology could make conditions more livable for Milky Way species and the angara. The key to doing so is the vault, which can be unearthed by activating the Remnant monoliths scattered about the planet.

The search for Elaaden's monoliths has led to another Remnant vault, which must be activated and reset to change Elaaden's climatic conditions.


  • Activate Elaaden's monoliths (0/3)
  • Investigate the vault's entrance
  • Activate emergency power
  • Remove the vault's lockdown
  • Escape the purification field and exit the vault

Make This Dust Bowl Livable[]


The Make This Dust Bowl Livable sub-mission appears upon approaching each inactive monolith. Glyphs must be scanned at all three monoliths, but only the northern monolith requires solving a remnant decryption puzzle.

There is a Remnant decryption skill point puzzle in the vault. Solving it yields two skill points. This is one of two puzzles that cannot be overridden with a Remnant Decryption Key.

Research Opportunities[]

Inside the Remnant vault, there are seven Adaptive Remnant Core Devices that can be scanned for +100 Remnant RD each (+700 Remnant RD Total).


Remnant Decryption Puzzle Solutions[]