One of the challenges in Starfield is finding the “House of the Enlightened,” nestled within the bustling hub of New Atlantis. This guide will walk you through the steps to locate this intriguing spot, also discuss its connection with the Illithid Parasites, and explore the unique interactions it offers, especially for those with the Raised Enlightened trait.


The House of the Enlightened is situated in New Atlantis, a bustling hub in Starfield. To pinpoint its exact location, players should be directed towards an area known as “The Well.” This location is integral to several main story missions in Starfield, but players can venture there as early as their initial visit to New Atlantis.

How To Enter The Well In Starfield

  • From the Spaceport: Begin at the Spaceport, the primary landing zone when you first arrive in New Atlantis.
  • Jemison Mercantile Building: Head towards the Jemison Mercantile building, identifiable by the multiple flags fluttering in front of it. Instead of entering the building, navigate around its entrance.
  • Elevator Ride: Locate the elevator near the Jemison Mercantile building. This elevator is positioned between the Demison Mercantile and Terrabrew Coffee structures, right next to the colossal Viewport tower. Take this elevator down to descend into The Well.

Once inside The Well, the House of the Enlightened is prominently placed in the central region, making it relatively easy to spot. Its walls are adorned with large text, further emphasizing its significance.

Inside the House of the Enlightened, players will discover various research notes dedicated to the Illithid Parasites. Additionally, a locked chest containing an elixir and a hat awaits exploration. The glowing ritual circle in the room is another point of interest, especially for those with the Raised Enlightened trait. This circle offers a unique interaction with Gale, provided he’s part of the player’s party.


How To Remove Raise Enlightened Trait

If, for any reason, you decide that this trait no longer aligns with your character’s journey, there’s a way to remove it.

  1. Seek Out Andy Singh: Begin by locating and engaging in a conversation with Andy Singh.
  2. Express Your Doubts: During your chat, select the dialogue option “[Raised Enlightened] I’m not sure I want to be a part of the Enlightened anymore.” Andy will attempt to persuade you to reconsider.
  3. Make Your Final Decision: Despite his efforts, if you’re firm in your choice, proceed to choose “[Remove Raised Enlightened Trait permanently] I just can’t be a part of the Enlightened anymore.” This action will permanently remove the Raised Enlightened Trait from your character.

Remember, this decision is irreversible, so ensure you’re confident in your choice before proceeding.


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