Visit The Outpost is a quest which Esther gives after the Erchius Mining Facility has been cleared and the player's ship has been repaired.
It sends the player to the outpost next to the ark where Esther gives the quest. Once at the outpost specific stores must be scanned using the matter manipulator's inspection mode. Once all the required stores have been inspected the player returns to Esther for turn in.
This quest introduces the scanning mechanic which will be used to find 'clues' for each subsequent racial mission. Before getting the mission location players must find enough clues by inspecting objects in that race's villages or dungeons.
Each of the stores below must be scanned. Whenever players scan a store which is a requirement, Esther will send them a radio message describing the store.
The top and bottom of the penguin bar can be scanned, counting for two stores, allowing players to skip scanning one of the stores if they scan both parts.