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The Ostrons are the inhabitants of the Cetus settlement near the Plains of Eidolon on Earth. They are a hardy, mercantile people that dwell in the shadow of the Orokin Tower of the Unum, which they harvest for their livelihood. Kept safe from Grineer aggression by the arcane powers of the Unum herself, Cetus serves as their central trading hub in the Origin System and a refuge for all others who come to it with peaceful intentions.
As a Syndicate, the Ostrons have their own Standing that can be exchanged for various rewards from the town's NPCs. Ostron Standing can be gained by performing various tasks for the Cetus villagers, such as completing Bounties, accomplishing Incursions, and donating various items to them including fish and gems. The Ostrons are a neutral Syndicate, and gaining Standing with them will not affect a player's Standing with any other Syndicate.
|Rank||Title||Sacrifice||Benefits and Consequences||Maximum Standing|
|5||Kin||1 Nyth|| 200,000|
| Access to Rank 5 wares|
One free Rank 5 item from standing vendors
|4||Surah||10 Maprico|| 100,000|
| Access to Rank 4 wares|
One free Rank 4 item from standing vendors
|3||Trusted||1 Cetus Wisp|
| Access to Rank 3 wares|
One free Rank 3 item from standing vendors
Access to Zaw Gilding
New friendlier greeting dialogue for Cetus villagers
|2||Visitor|| 10 Tear Azurite|| 25,000|
| Access to Rank 2 wares|
One free Rank 2 item from standing vendors
|1||Offworlder|| 25 Nistlepod|| 10,000|
| Access to Rank 1 wares|
One free Rank 1 item from standing vendors
|0||Neutral||—||—||Access to base wares||5,000|
Notable People in CetusEdit
Konzu is an elderly Ostron who offers Bounties to players, limited-time multi-part missions out in the Plains that players can accomplish to earn Standing and other rewards. Talking to him will allow players to upgrade their standing title to the next rank. He also starts the Saya's Vigil quest after you have completed at least one bounty.
Hok is a blacksmith and vendor in Cetus whose trade centers around melee weapons. In particular, Hok's Anvil provides players with the ability to create Zaws, modular melee weapons that players can craft with different parts and stats as they desire. He also gilds Zaws and accepts them for standing.
His special daily offer consist of random premade Zaw sold for Platinum.
Old Man Suumbaat sells mining equipment, gem cutting blueprints, metal alloys and allows you to trade in raw gems for standing.
His special daily offer consist of packs of cut gems for platinum.
Fisher Hai-Luk is an Ostron fishmonger who sells various fishing equipment, bait, and packs of special fish parts for a bit of platinum, which change daily. She also allows you to trade in your catches for standing or to carve them up for bait and resources.
Beastmaster Teasonai trades wildlife used as orbiter decorations and companion cosmetics for Plains resources instead of Standing. His daily offers will always consist of three items, and the resources needed to purchase his offers change daily.
The young and enterprising Nakak sells scavenged Grineer flares that temporarily increase Affinity Range, and carved Warframe masks used as Operator cosmetics. As with Master Teasonai, she accepts Plains resources instead of Standing and the resources needed to purchase her items change daily, although her inventory mostly stays the same. Besides that she provides some miscellaneous information about Cetus and the Plains.
The grieving widow of the Ostron Archivist Onkko, this woman is involved in the Saya's Vigil quest. Originally located to the west of the central Cetus market, after the events of the quest she will be found next to Konzu.
- Main article: The Quills
The representative of the enigmatic Quills is Onkko himself, under his full epithet Quill Onkko Primary. He provides the Operator with their first pre-built Amp, Mote Amp as well as offer modular components and arcanes for Amp. He also offer parts of Operator suits and their respective arcanes to further enhance the Operator. He trades in Sentient Cores and complete Amps for Quill standing.
All Offerings at once.
- The syndicate faction was originally named Cetus after their village in preview builds, before being changed on release to Ostron, the name of their people in Update 22.0.
- Occasionally, a Corpus cargo ship will land on the docks or leave them, in the shadow of the Orokin tower. Pre-release streams showed the presence of Corpus Crewmen in the markets, abiding by a cease-fire, but their presence seems to have been removed as of release.
- As of the release of Fortuna, there are now once again Corpus Crewmen hanging around Cetus, as well as some Solaris that have set up a stall.
- The blade that Hok can be seen wielding cannot actually be crafted by the player, because it is missing a required link component.
- The Ostrons are featured in WARFRAME: Ghouls comic series.
- After a Tenno reaches the rank of Trusted with the Ostrons, NPCs will adopt a much friendlier and revering manners towards the Tenno.
|Characters||Konzu • Onkko • Saya|
|Vendors||Hok • Old Man Suumbaat • Fisher Hai-Luk • Master Teasonai • Nakak|
|Cetus • Plains of Eidolon • The Quills|
|Faction||Arbiters of Hexis • Cephalon Suda • New Loka • Red Veil • Steel Meridian • The Perrin Sequence|
|Neutral||Conclave • Cephalon Simaris • Ostron • Solaris United • Ventkids • Vox Solaris • The Quills|