Can all the items in the Amarr Cosmos mission shopping list be obtained before starting any of the cosmoss missions themselves?
I’ve acquired a number of items already but I’ve read somewhere that the Bastion Key for example is given to you by a Cosmos agent which indicates that you need to start the cosmos missions before being able to obtain it. And it seems from the shopping list that I need to get into the 4th room, thereby using up the key to get the The Apocryphon and Generator Debris. They do not sound like items I can farm so I can get enough of them for all 3 of my alts to do the missions.
Another example is the Blood Grunt Tag which the notes say Key needed, given by Odan Poun (mission 4 of 5) again this seems to indicate that I cannot get this item before starting the missions (unless on contract but they are often expensive.