Mel Brandon

Mel Brandon is a specialist in laser-based weaponry, shields, frame shift drives and engines. He was dishonourably discharged from the Federal Defence Force for disobeying a senior officer who ordered a combat strike on a labour protest, but he was popular in the service, and retains some useful contacts. Many of his comrades-in-arms have since joined him in his business.

— In-Game Description

Mel Brandon is an engineer in the Colonia Region who specialises in laser weapons, utility modules, thrusters, and shield generators. He is based out of The Brig in the Luchtaine system.

Access Requirements Edit

Before you can take advantage of Mel Brandon's services, several requirements must first be met:

Discovery Edit

You will learn about Mel Brandon after achieving Grade 3 access or higher with Elvira Martuuk.

Meeting Requirements Edit

Gain an invitation from the Colonia Council minor faction by attaining a Cordial or higher relationship. The Colonia Council can be found in multiple systems in the Colonia Region, such as Colonia, Deriso, Sovereign's Reach, Hephaestus, Tir, Saraswati, and Randgnid.

Unlock Requirements Edit

Provide 100,000 credits worth of bounty vouchers against The Nameless minor faction; The Nameless can be found in the Carcosa system. However, any bounty vouchers appear to be acceptable and can be used towards this requirement.

Reputation Gain Edit

Craft modules to increase your reputation. Initially, Mel Brandon will only offer Grade 1 modifications, but this can be increased to Grade 5 over time as more independent pilots make use of his services.

Modifications Offered Edit

The following modifications to modules are available from this engineer:

Beam Laser (Grade 4) Edit

Burst Laser (Grade 2) Edit

Pulse Laser (Grade 4) Edit

Shield Generator (Grade 4) Edit

Thrusters (Grade 5) Edit

Shield Booster (Grade 4) Edit

Frame Shift Drive (Grade 2) Edit

Frame Shift Drive Interdictor (Grade 1) Edit

Shield Cell Bank (Grade 4) Edit