The Abessa Dispute is an unusual quest, which can be automatically added to your journal. It should happen about a week after you’ve completed all the major side-quests available in Domed City (those where you’ll have to decide the faction you want to support by helping its member).
How to unlock: Unlocks automatically during the game.
Depending on what happened in the city during your absence, you’ll have to return to either the Domed City or a camp located not far east from it. The latter option will become available if you helped deactivate the dome protecting the city, allowing the Albs to attack and take the city. No matter which scenario took place, you can talk to the survivors and listen to their first-hand experiences (500XP).
- The most important factor that may lead to the destruction of the city is allowing Riley, during the side quest Security Measures, to reprogram the energy regulator. He’ll tell you that the regulator malfunctioned and disabled the entire dome. This made the city an easy picking for the Albs.
- Another important factor is how much assistance you provided to various factions in the side-quests of their respective members. For example, if you’ve helped Paige during the Shady Dealings side-quest (delivering weapon supplies) and Darrell during the Making Contacts side-quest (installing a listening device), you may have strengthened the Outlaws in the city and encouraged them to organize an armed insurgency against the Clerics.