In Honkai: Star Rail, Directional Paradox is an adventure mission of the Hertha Space Station in which you have to find three videotapes, save Sheila and seal her fate by giving Gunn a definite answer. You will also be able to unlock the secret achievement “Is She Walking Alone?”. If you're having trouble getting or completing this quest, check out our guide.
Tuning Paradox mission
How to start the quest
Access to it opens approximately at the 22-23 level of Mastering. Most likely, you also need to complete the Assimilation mission “Into the withering winter night”. Arlan will contact you at some point. He will ask for help to the elderly researchers who are at the station. They seem to like you more than the security staff.
So, the first thing you need to do is talk to Esther, who can be found on the right side of the Main Control Zone, on the second level ( climb the stairs to get there). She will ask you to find three videotapes.
Where to find lost videos
All of them are marked on the map and located in the Support Zone. Move to the Parts Warehouse anchor and then move forward and interact with the computers to collect all the videotapes. Their location is shown in the screenshots below.
After finding all three videotapes, you will automatically be transported to the medical center. Talk to Joanna and then follow her until you meet Sheila. Then talk to the mysterious girl.
Go to the room from Sheila's memories and find the monitor
After talking with Sheila, go to the Support Zone by moving to the Power Substation anchor. Then turn north and open the door. Get to the quest marker, and then look for the monitor on the right side of the room – inspect it.
Note: There will be an enemy in this room, but you don't have to fight him.
Now return to the Base area and run to the medical bay. However, halfway through you will be stopped by Joanna, who will say that Gunn will deal with Sheila's illness. You will need to save the girl. Run inside and talk to the elderly explorer.
Then talk to Sheila and ask her to “pray”. You will find out that the girl is an android. Next, you will need to decide the fate of Nova.
Tell Gann what to do with prototype 157
So, enter into dialogue with Gann again and choose one of the three answers to choose from. We note right away that regardless of your decision, you will still receive the full reward and be able to open the achievement. Below are all the options and their consequences:
- Please tell Sheila the truth. In this case, the android's cognitive module will burn out due to information overload.
- Please correct the perception of Sheila. In this case, the android will be restarted, forcing it to repeat its entire life cycle again.
- Please destroy Sheila. Gunn disposes of the android. However, a prototype 158 will appear in the future.
Next, return to Esther and give her videotape. Once the dialogue is complete, the mission will come to an end. As a reward, you will receive 100 exploration experience, 30 star jade, 3 adventure journals, 50 hertariums, and 5,000 credits.
How to unlock the “Is she walking alone?” achievement
After completing the task, move to some other location, and then return back to the Main Control Zone and go to Gert's office. On the way there, you will find Sheila. You'll see it here, no matter which option you chose earlier.
Once you approach to it, a dialogue starts. If Sheila was broken or destroyed before, then Gunn will create a prototype 158. You will also learn that he is trying to return the videotapes. After the conversation ends, you will unlock the achievement “Is she walking alone?”.
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