[Strategy] Borderlands: Bounty Board-Hidden Journal: Arid Badlands
You’re going to need to prepare yourself before you can go looking for the Mine Key in the arid hills. Time to complete some more of those bounty board quests. We’ll be searching for the lost diaries of Patricia Tannis, a scientist who came to Pandora searching for the vault. As you listen to each entry you’ll find out more about the vain doctor as well as witness the loss of her sanity.
The first journal can be found in Bone Head’s hideout. Follow the main road to his hideout and you’ll find the journal attached to the camp’s generators on the northwest side of the camp. You may have to deal with Bone Head and his bandits again if you’ve been away from the area for a long stretch of time. Pick it up to listen to the mad doctor’s first rant.
Head south to Nine-Toes bandit outpost to find the second journal entry attached to a steel pillar near the Fyrestone Coliseum. Tannis gives her less than favorable opinion of the locals in this entry, which isn’t all surprising given her personality.
Zephyr Station will be housing the third entry. Find yourself a Catch-a-Ride Station if you’ve been on foot thus far. Head towards the station and be prepared for a fight with more bandits. Clear them out of the area and claim Tannis’ third journal entry.
The Fourth Journal Entry can be found near the gate that leads to the western part of the Arid Badlands. The diary is at the top of the set of ramps leading to an outpost tower. The journal can be found in the tower when you reach the top.
Tannis’s fifth and final journal entry can be found to the far west beyond Zephyr Station. The location is a shanty town hidden behind a large bandit fort. Instead dealing with every enemy in the fort grab a runner and follow the main road drive off into the path that leads to Zephyr Station. Instead south, follow the path west that runs along the cliffs edge. Check your map and follow the objective marker and you’ll get there in no time.
A group of bandits and a flock of rakk will be guarding the area so get to work on killing them. Use shotgun against the rakks and use your best weapons against the bandits. With the area clear you’ll find the last journal lodged between a group of grey barrels.
Head back to the bounty board for your reward as well as some advice from Tannis on how to forget what you heard.