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Author: Warfreak
Version: 1.3
Date Started: 28/1/10

NOTE: This Guide will Contain Spoilers. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

REMEMBER, IF YOU LIKE THIS GUIDE, RECOMMEND IT TO OTHER USERS USING THE LINK
ABOVE!

*('@')~~~~~~Watch In Awe, Watch In Awe, Aeria Gloris, Aeria Gloris~~~~~~('@')*

Use Ctrl+F to quickly navigate this guide.

                              Table of Contents
 1 Introduction
    [1.01] Introduction
    [1.02] Version History

 2 Starting Up
    [2.01] Starting Up
    [2.02] Classes
    [2.03] Background

 3 Walkthrough
    [3.01] Facility is Under Attack
    [3.02] Freedom's Progress
    [3.03] Aboard the Normandy SR2
    [3.04] Dossier: The Professor
    [3.05] Dossier: Archangel
    [3.06] Dossier: The Warlord
    [3.07] Dossier: The Convict
    [3.08] Horizon
    [3.09] Dossier: The Assassin
    [3.10] Dossier: The Justicar
    [3.11] Collector Ship
    [3.12] Dossier: Tali
    [3.13] Reaper IFF
    [3.14] Activating the IFF
    [3.15] Suicide Mission

 4 Side-Quests
    [4.01] Normandy Missions
    [4.02] Omega Missions
    [4.03] Citadel Missions
    [4.04] N7 Missions
    [4.05] Illium Missions
    [4.06] Loyalty Missions
    [4.07] Tuchanka Missions
    [4.08] DLC Missions

 5 Stores
    [5.01] Omega Station
    [5.02] The Citadel
    [5.03] Illium
    [5.04] Tuchanka

 6 Upgrades
    [6.01] Upgrades
    [6.02] Weapons
    [6.03] Armour
    [6.04] Ship Enhancements
    [6.05] Prototypes

 7 Private Terminal Messages
    [7.01] Messages and Effects

 8 Space Exploration
    [8.01] Fuel and Probes
    [8.02] Omega Nebula
    [8.03] Serpent Nebula
    [8.04] Local System
    [8.05] Eagle Nebula
    [8.06] Titan Nebula
    [8.07] Hourglass Nebula
    [8.08] Shadow Sea
    [8.09] Crescent Nebula
    [8.10] Krogan DMZ
    [8.11] Rosetta Nebula
    [8.12] Sigurd's Cradle
    [8.13] Ismar Frontier
    [8.14] Shrike Abyssal
    [8.15] Pylos Nebula
    [8.16] Minos Wasteland
    [8.17] Caleston Rift
    [8.18] Hades Nexus
    [8.19] Far Rim
    [8.20] Nubian Expanse
    [8.21] Vallhallan Threshold
    [8.22] Hawking Eta
    [8.23] The Phoenix Massing

 9 Skills
    [9.01] Biotic Powers
    [9.02] Tech Powers
    [9.03] Ammo Powers
    [9.04] Combat Powers
    [9.05] Class Powers

 10 Weapons and Armour
    [10.01] Weapons
    [10.02] Armour

 11 Romance
    [11.01] Romance

 A Codex
    [A.01] Primary Codex
    [A.02] Secondary Codex

[A] Contact Information
[B] Credits
[C] Webmaster Information
[D] Copyright Notice

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Now, Let the Guide Begin~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[1.01] Introduction

Welcome Commander Shepard to the Normandy SR-2. You have already saved the 
galaxy and all the containing races by destroying the Geth invasion backed
by the mysterious Reapers, however, it is humanity this time under heavy
attack. Once a SPECTRE, your own race, humanity, is under threat, and it is 
time that you step up and put an end to this, preventing the complete and 
utter destruction of humanity.

So ladies and gentlemen, we shall follow the adventures of Commander Shepard,
be it a male or female protangonist, and save humanity from certain and
complete destruction. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[1.02] Version History

Version 0.0 [28/1/10]
Started this guide, and the game is loading up, ready to rock and roll. 
Finished up to the point where you get the Normandy. 

Version 0.1 [29/1/10]
Completed up to finding and obtain Mordin. Started on the Side Quests as well
as starting on the stores. This is going to be a long weekend ahead of me.

Version 0.2 [30/1/10]
Completed the entire Codex up to my point of playing. Started on Research. 

Version 0.3 [31/1/10]
Completed more of the game, more on codex, more upgrades, fully completed
the Omega Nebula. 

Version 0.4 [1/2/10]
Completed more on the systems, Serpent and Local Systems done, Archangel
saga complete. Guide is holding together for now. 

Version 0.5 [3/2/10]
Completed more of the guide, Eagle Nebula done, more research and the Warlord
part done as well. 

Version 0.6 [4/2/10]
Completed the story on Jack and Horizon, and some other things.

Version 0.7 [8/2/10]
Completed a fair bit.  

Version 0.8 [10/2/10]
Well, what a date this is. Well, more systems complete, more missions 
complete. Not a lot left now. 

Version 0.9 [11/2/10]
More done, more systems charted, most research done. 

Version 1.0 [15/2/10]
Completed a lot more of the game, nearly everything done. 

Version 1.1 [16/2/10]
Completed more on plot, nearly complete. 

Version 1.2 [17/2/10]
Completed story. Only a section on powers, weapons and armour to go before
this guide is finished. 

Version 1.3 [18/2/10]
Guide is pretty much complete up to my standards. Well, it's been fun. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[2.01] Starting Up

This is starting up, well, basically, you get a new game and you either 
create a new character, male or female, or you can import a character from
the first Mass Effect Game, provided that you have finished it. If you do
the latter, you will not get a massively powerful character, however, you
will get certain advantages, and more money. However, for the sake of newer
players, this guide will assume you create a new character, even though the
decisions that you have undertaken in the previous game may have an impact
on this game. 

Now, we start off with some basic options, however, once you do that, the 
spoilers start to lurk out. We start off in a room somewhere, where a woman
is discussing the canon actions of Shepard from the previous game, where the
Citadel was under attack from Reapers. The game will assume that you haven't 
played the first, so it seems Shepard has saved the Citadel, but allowed the
Council of the Citadel to perish, allowing Humanity a stronger foothold on
the galaxy. 

After this, it will appear that the Normandy is in an unknown sector, where
it is attacked by an unknown cruiser, killing the XO and many on board. After
the cutscene, if you did not load a character into the game, Ashley will
be present if you started off with a male character, whilst Kaiden will be
present if you started off with a female character. The character you let
romanced in Mass Effect 1 will be present if you imported a character.

Now, you finally get control of Shepard, and your goal is to find out where
Joker is. He is refusing to leave the ship, and it is your goal to rescue
him to a shuttle. Move up the Normandy, and no, you can't get hurt, and
you will need to move into the kinetic barrier to help Joker. Talk to him,
and watch the cutscene. When it is all over, Shepard appears to be dead, for
now anyway. 

After the commencement of the Lazarus Project, you get to name your character
so you can do that now. With that, you can then choose a quick-start character
which will be the default soldier class, or you can move and select your
own custom character, allowing you to choose classes. Below in the next
section are the classes. After that, you can choose the background of your
Shepard, and they are the same from the First Game. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[2.02] Classes

The Classes are the same from the first game, so nothing has really changed
from the previous game to this. However, there are some new abilities that
you might want to watch out for. 


*********
*Soldier*
*********

The Soldier is the best of the best when it comes to battle, they can use 
powerful power types, which are their special powers, most of the weaponry
in the game, and they can use all the special ammo types in the game as
well, which makes them the best you can have when it comes to terms in
combat.

However, with this, they will lack some ability in terms of playing 
smart and outsmarting the enemy, relying on brute force to do the trick
rather than outsmart the enemy, so you will need to be able to compensate
for that with some decent combat skills. And with the controls of shooting
the best that an RPG game has seen, making it FPS-esque, you will be in
for a treat. 

Power Training - Adrenaline Rush
                 Concussive Shot

Weapon Training - Assault Rifles
                  Sniper Rifles
                  Shotgun
                  Heavy Pistol

Ammo Training - Incendiary
                Cyro
                Disruptor


**********
*Engineer*
**********

The Engineer relies less on pure combat abilities, rather, they will 
use combat drones and machines to do the work for them. They will have the
basics in terms of combat, but what they will have is the ability to use
machinery to their advantage, so you will need to think fast and be on
your feet. 

The best thing about Engineers is that they will be able to take on
opponents with shield defences with absolute ease. They will be able
to go past their shields and using their drones, able to defeat an enemy
with ruthless efficiency. However, take note, whilst you are able to
take down their defences, you still need to be able to take them down.

Power Training - Overload
                 Combat Drone
                 Incinerate
                 AI Hacking
                 Cyro Blast

Weapon Training - Sub-Machine Gun
                  Heavy Pistol


*******
*Adept*
*******

The Adept does not rely on combat or technology, but the power of the
mind to do the work for them. Manipulating their surroundings to defeat
the enemy is what they do best. Whilst you have your Soldiers to destroy
things with their guns, or the Engineers to destroy things with their
little drones, you will be able to destroy things with your mind.

The ability to throw an enemy into the air without even firing a shot,
simply by focusing your mind is no doubt an awesome ability, however,
even though you are adept at making the surroundings of an enemy 
uncomfortable to say the least, you still need to be able to defend
yourself, so make sure that you are able to.

Power Training - Singularity
                 Warp 
                 Throw
                 Pull
                 Shockwave

Weapon Training - Sub-Machine Gun
                  Heavy Pistol


*************
*Infiltrator*
*************

The Infiltrator is the master of the Soldier and the Engineer classes,
it is the cross-breed between the two. You aren't as good as a Soldier in
terms of shooting things, and not as good as an Engineer at hacking things,
but you are able to take on both duties with relative comfort. The good
thing about the infiltrator this time is this. Invisiblity.

Yes, they are able to use cloaking for a limited time, allowing you to
be invisible to other people. This, in the middle of combat, it extremely
useful. They are also able to use tech powers to disable their enemies,
and their prowess in weaponry makes them useful in finishing off the 
disabled enemies. They are truly a class to be feared. 

Power Training - Tactical Cloak
                 Incinerate
                 AI Hacking

Weapon Training - Sniper Rifle
                  Heavy Pistol
                  Sub-Machine Gun

Ammo Training - Cyro
                Disruptor


**********
*Sentinel*
**********

A deadly combination of the Engineer and the Adept, this little guy will
be more than enough to blast a hole through the enemy. They will be best
used as a support class, with their ability to disable defences and 
disable the enemies themselves, this gives them the ability to support
their teammates whilst they blast them to smithereens. 

What they lack in offence, they will make up for in defence. They will
have access to the best armour in the game, tech armour, and when it 
is overloaded, it will stun all nearby enemies, giving you more than
enough time to dispatch them with your personal weapon. This is highly
useful when you are on the verge of defeat, allowing you to turn the 
tables.

Power Training - Tech Armour
                 Throw
                 Warp
                 Overload
                 Cryo-Blast

Weapon Training - Heavy Pistol
                  Sub-Machine Gun


**********
*Vanguard*
**********

Like I said in the first game, this is the pure Jedi class, this is the
balance between combat skills and biotic skills, allowing you to fight like
a soldier and blast the enemy like an Adept. You can take them out and
disable them with your powerful biotic skills, and move in close enough 
to use your weaponry to destroy them at close-range.

The difference between the Vanguard from the first and this game is that
it is more of a close range class this time, they focus more on close
ranged combat than being soldier all round, which is an interesting touch
but one that is interesting say the least. 

Power Training - Biotic Charge
                 Pull
                 Shockwave

Weapon Training - Shotgun
                  Heavy Pistol
                  Sub-Machine Gun

Ammo Training - Incendiary
                Cyro


Ok, so when you ready with your class, you can move onto the background of
Commander Shepard. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[2.03] Background

The next part is the character's background, their background on their 
childhood before they joined the Alliance Military. This choice out of the
three will effect a mission in the game, provide Paragon and/or Renegade
points and effect how you are viewed as a character in the game. There three
choices are:

********
*Spacer*
********

"Both your parents were in the Alliance Military. Your childhood was spent
 on ships and stations as they transferred from posting to posting, never
 staying in one location for more than a few years. Following in your
 parent's footsteps, you enlisted at the age of eighteen."

 Paragon +2


**********
*Colonist*
**********

"You were born and raised on Mindoir, a small border colony in the Attican
 Traverse. When you were sixteen, slavers raided Mindoir, slaughtering your
 family and friends. You were saved by a passing Alliance patrol and you 
 enlisted with the military a few years later."

 Paragon +1
 Renegade +1

***********
*Earthborn*
***********

"As an Earthborn, you had a rough childhood in the slums on Earth and have
 a gritty edge to your personality."

 Renegade +2

The next part is the military history of Shepard in this case. Again, it will
award Paragon and Renegade points based on your choice. This will also effect
how people will view you, and this will effect the conversations with 
several characters.

***************
*Sole Survivor*
***************

"During your service, a mission you were on went horribly wrong. Trapped in an
 extreme survival situation, you had to overcome physical torments and 
 psychological stress that would have broken most people. You survived while  
 those around you fell, and now you alone is left to tell the tale."

 Paragon +1
 Renegade +1

**********
*War Hero*
**********

"Early in your military career you found yourself facing an overwhelming enemy
 force. You risked your own life to save your fellow soldiers and defeat the
 enemy despite the impossible odds. Your bravery and heroism have earned you
 medals and recognition from the Alliance fleet."

 Paragon +2

**********
*Ruthless*
**********

"Throughout your military career, you have held fast to one basic rule: get 
 the job done. You've been called cold, calculating, and brutal. Your 
 reputation for ruthless efficiency makes your fellow soldiers wary of you.
 But when failure is not an option, the military always goes to you first."

 Renegade +2

When you are done with this, you can confirm your choices and accept it. With
background, be careful, this will determine some of the missions that are
available to you. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[3.01] Facility is Under Attack

Well, after a premature cutscene, the facility will be under attack from
hacked Mechs that are out to kill you. Don't worry, this is a training mission
so really, nothing to fear.

First, do as Miranda says and pick up the pistol, then the heat sink. The
heat sink will be your ammo clip of sorts, it will take the heat of the
pistol, allowing you to fire several shots, and then you will need to dump
it as it is useless as it is overloaded. So pick it up, and you will get your
first lesson on cover. 

Then, continue along, jumping and using cover to take out a mech. Continue
forwards, and you'll enter a room, so again, take cover, and take out all
the mechs that are on their way. Advance when they are all destroyed, and
then move forwards, making sure you enter the room on the side for some more
goodies. 

Moving along, you will enter a room with a Grenade Launcher, so you will need
to pick it up, and equip it, firing it into the incoming mechs. After wiping
them out, head downstairs using the elevator. When you head past the flames,
enter the office there, and bypass security on the wall safe. Make sure you
kill the sneaking mechs in the office first.

Basically, the bypass security is a simple matching game. Hover your cursor
above the little blue lights to see what symbol they are. When you find two
that are the same, click on one, and quickly click on another before the
time runs out. This will complete one section of the circuit. Complete the
entire circuit to complete the check. With this, you will be able to collect
the goodies inside, which in this case, is money.

Also, seeing that you seem to have ample time, watch some of the logs to see
what they are talking about, it seems that they are talking about Project
Lazurus and you. Wow, you are that important. Anyway, move on ahead, and 
you meet the first new member of your team.

Talk to Jacob, and he will answer some questions, but it seems that the
mechs make it a bit hard, so shoot them down, using the squad command screen
and playing with Biotic powers. After you headshot those mechs, you can talk
to Jacob and he will answer all your questions, which basically brings you
up to speed on what happens. 

After you have finished your little chat, you need to move into the shuttles,
but Wilson directs you to the Service Tunnels. Move into the service tunnels,
and take some cover as you need to take down some more Mechs. How many of 
them are there? Anyway, press on ahead, and there is a little room up the
stairs if you want to watch another log on what happens. Move through the
door.

After you have saved Wilson and discovered the use of medi-gel, and taken
out some mechs, you will find out who really brought you back. Cerberus, that
very group that you ran into from the first game. Well, times a wasting so
move on.

Ahead, there is a datapad, and you will be able to hack it. With this, you
will need to find the segment of code that is on the top of the screen, and
using your little controls, you need to find enough segments of code to
bypass the firewall. All this will do is add to your codex. 

Move into the main shuttle room, and it is crawling with mechs, so wipe them
out, using cover. Advance forwards, and more mechs will come out, from the
side room this time, and when you clear them out, enter the room for some
more mini-games and some more goodies. That is always a bonus. Besides, at
this point, I'm more inclined to called them Geth the Mechs, they look quite
similar. Sort of like your first mission from the first game. 

From there, finish off the mechs, and open the door, giving Wilson a very
nasty surprise. When this is all said and done, ask Miranda all the questions
you want from her. After that, board the shuttle, when you get a little
quiz, one from your background, and the next, who was killed when you 
destroyed the cloning facility on Virmire. If you created a new character,
it will vary on gender, but if you imported, it will be the one you let 
die. After this, you land on the Cerberus facility and you meet the Illusive
Man. 

Talk to him, and after you get more clues in what is going on in this 
galaxy, it seems your foes are back, the Reapers. So you will be sent to
Freedom's Progress, with Miranda and Jacob to brief you in. Lets go and 
do this. 

And if you can't tell, the voice actor for the Illusive Man is Martin Sheen,
yep, the guy from the West Wing. How does it feel to have a president talk you
down like that?

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[3.02] Freedom's Progress

 - Investigate Colony

Well, before you leave, you might as well talk to Jacob and Miranda. Well, 
the Ice Queen, as she was so called, is just that, and she is a little 
reluctant to talk to you about herself, whilst Jacob is more interesting is
dishing the crap out on the Alliance. Even though they took control of the
new Council, they still are the Alliance. Now, lets get the ball rolling and
head to Freedom's Progress. Enter the door to offically finish the prologue
mission. With that done, you will get a detail on what happened after you left
the station, as well as levelling up and credits. Note that Cerberus is nice
enough to give you funding as well. How interesting. AND you unlocked a new
heavy weapon. 

Okay, give your orders, and note that your decision on the shuttle will give
your Paragon and Renegade Points. Basically, you should know that Paragon
is the good guy action, Renegade is the bad guy action, and these will
effect your conversation abilities later on. Anyway, Cerberus will, when you
land, give you weapons in all other weapon areas that your character can
use, so if you can use an Assault Rifle, they'll give you one. Anyway, lets
start to investigate. 

Move into the first building, and it does seem strange, no one is home, during
dinner, guns left on the table, no signs of battle. Head through out back 
outside, and before you enter the next door, make sure to salvage the crates
for some extra credits. You will want them later. 

Open the door, and what the hell? Mechs? Well, take them down, using your 
weapons and taking cover. And unlike the training prologue, these mechs
will aim to kill, not to injure, so make sure that you're paying attention
to them. Take them out, move on ahead into the house, collecting heat sinks
as you go along. Inside the house is a med-kit, with medi-gel for you, useful
as it is. There is also a wall safe, so bypass it for some credits. And it is
a fair chunk we're talking about this time. 

Open the door, take out a few more mechs, and enter the building to find,
quarians? Well, it looks like we have a fight, but wait, Tali is there. For
those who remember, she was a Quarian that joined Shepard's team back in
the first game, well, and that is the briefing for those who haven't played
it. She owes Shepard her life, and now it seems like she is in charge of
the search party, they are here to find Veetor, a Quarian who seems to have
hacked the mechs to shoot at you. Well, for now, it is best to team up, so
the Quarians detour and take out the drones, whilst you move ahead on your
own path.


 - Find Veetor

Move up ahead, and Tali will tell you to watch out for security drones. Move
into the building, quickly take out that mech, and take down the wall safe
for the goodies inside. 

Outside, the security drones will dart in, so quickly shoot down their 
shields to destroy them, or have Miranda or yourself use overload on them to
blow them the hell up. Once you do that, Tali will radio in to tell you that
her team has rushed into to find Veetor first to take them from you, against
her orders. Now we have to move quickly. Enter the house, and salvage from
the med-kit. Enter the building through the door, is there any other way? 

Move into the loading dock area, and quickly take cover, as there are drones
that you will need to take out. Once you clear them out, explore the area and
salvage as much as you can, before once you order your people to their
waypoints, a large mech will attack. 

Well, the Quarians are doomed, that large mech is way too powerful for them
so you will need to take cover. Take down the shields using Overload, and
then take down the armour. Finally, you can take the sucker down with your
weapons, but make sure to shift cover if the mech moves too close to you, a
few rounds from that is more than enough to end you. 

This should be an easy boss fight. After you have taken it down, move on
ahead and collect the Iridium that is lying there, as well as scanning the
heavy weapon that you can research later. This game in terms of weaponry
is vastly different from the previous. Keep looting the area for more 
goodies and lets move on. 

Move into the room to find Veetor. Once you talk to him, you can either
put a bullet in his head or let him show you what really happened, which is
advised. And it isn't pretty, now you know how all the human colonists have
been abducted, and it isn't very nice. Collectors. Now, after this, Tali
will burst in, and it is your choice on what you do, either let Veetor go
with Tali or take him with force, and either decision will effect your
relationship with Tali and Miranda, taking him will piss off Tali, and not
taking him will annoy Miranda. But at the end of all that, you will have
a talk with the Illusive Man about the Collectors. 

After all that, you are tasked with finding a scientist, so you need a crew,
and guess who makes a comeback. Joker. He joined Cerberus after the Alliance
decided to ground him after the Normandy SR1 got destroyed. However, that
isn't the end of the surprises. Joker unveils the new method of space travel,
the Normandy, SR2. The best of the best. 

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[3.03] Aboard the Normandy SR2

Now that you are aboard the Normandy, you will be aware of the new stations
on the ship, including your new AI, as well as your Quarters, Tech Lab and
all the other wonderful things that I'll go into detail for. 

The deck you are currently on is the Combat Information Centre, which is
where most of the fun takes place. Here, you have access to the Galaxy Map,
where you can orbit planets and scan them for valuable resources and play
around, but that will have it's own little section when I decide to get to
it. Also, next to the Galaxy Map is Yeoman Kelly Chambers, who will help you
in terms of alerting you to new messages or when crew wish to speak with you.

Yes, as Commander, you now get some messages from other people, some seeking
your help, or offering their help, mostly for a fee. This is done through
your private terminal. 

Also in the CIC is the Armoury, which is where you get to tinker with your
weapon loadout for the next mission, and whatnot. This also allows you to
seek out which heavy weapon you wish to carry. Also next to the armoury is
the Tech Lab, which requires you to have a scientist before you can do any
research, but that is opened up in due time. 

The CIC also has the Comms Room, which is where you will be able to 
communicate with others when you have urgent missions and whatnot. 

The Elevator will allow you access to the other 3 floors. On the first 
floor, you get access to your private quarters, where you can change what
clothes your character will wear in casual and combat situations, music
and another terminal. The interesting thing is that you can use your
credits to purchase items for your quarters, so money does have a use other
than purchasing weapons. 

Level 3 are the Crew Quarters, which also contain restrooms, and most of the
crew quarters. Here you can talk to the Mess Sergeant, head into the Main
Battery which is used in combat, the AI Core, Life Support, the Medical 
Centre, in which one familar doctor from Mass Effect will be present, 
Miranda's Office and the Observation Deck. 

And finally, Deck 4 will be Engineering, where you can talk to the Engineers.

Now, there are three people you want to talk to, the first are the Engineers,
then Doctor Chakwas and finally the Mess Sergeant. Talk to them and ask them
what they want, if they want anything extra. This will unlock some side
missions for you. The first, from the Engineers, requires you to head into
the Omega Systems to purchase some T6-FBA Couplings. Doctor Chakwas will
like some Serrice Ice Brandy, whilst the Mess Sergeant will want some fresh
ingredients from the Citadel. These are your side quests which you can do
at any time now. 

Now that all that is explained, your first goal should be to see the 
scientist that the Illusive Man told you about, after all, a counter against
the Collector's ability to freeze you will be a good advantage in a fight
that is bound to break out between you and them. So head to the Galaxy Map
now. 

So fly to the Omega Station, and dock there. 

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[3.04] Dossier: The Professor

A Batarian named Moklan seems hostile to you, seeing that you are a dead
SPECTRE and you did fly into the Terminus Systems, which is beyond the control
of the now destroyed Council. He demands that you head to visit Aria, the
head of the station, and enter the Afterlife, where she is. Well, I do wish
to find that professor first though, but helping won't kill you. 

 - Omega: Aria T'Loak

Head through the door and take the door in front of you to visit the Afterlife
and visit Aria. Head on through the bar, noting that you can purchase some 
Serrice Ice Brandy here, and move on. 

Aria is quite useful, even though she is initially distrust of Shepard, but
then again, he is supposed to be dead. She will give you information about
Archangel, as well as the Professor, however, we need to get the Professor
first, and worry about Archangel later, and by the sounds of it, he seems to
be in the least amount of help.

 - Enter the Quarantine Zone

Whilst you are here, you might as well head into Kenn's Salvage Store, you will
want to go there if you want to pick up some T6-FBA Couplings for your 
Engineers back on the Normandy. When you are ready, you can head to the 
shuttle that will take you into the Quarantine Zone. 

The District Guard is outside talking to a human, explaining why you can't go
into the area, it infects multiple species, but at this point, your team is
purely human, and interestingly enough, the plague doesn't effect humans, so
off you go. Paragon or Renegade your way in through the guard. Though the 
guard has a point when he is denying entry.

"You don't have a grenade launcher lady, now get lost"

Dead ahead in the Sims district is some refined Element Zero, as well as 
some heat sinks, so you might to want to pick up some of this free stuff
before you go anywhere. Anyway, move down the corridor, and make sure to pick
up the medi-gel as well as the other heat sinks before you move on. After 
that, enter through the door to the war zone.

Dead ahead are two Blue Sun mercenaries, so you might want to take them out
from a range whilst they still can't see you. Ahead there is a bank terminal
which you can hack for some money, and there is a Batarian Victim that you
can help as a Paragon in order to get some more information about Mordin,
the Professor that you are looking for. A man who heals and kills, sounds
like a Medic.

Anyway, the room ahead has some heavy weapon ammo, so make sure that you
have a look. The bypass door has some interesting computer logs for you
to listen to. Back on the main pain, there is another door that you can
bypass, leading to a data log as well as a fair amount of credits for you
to play with. 

Okay, move on, into a large room, and there are going to be Blue Sun 
mercenaries everywhere, so you need to take some cover and shoot them all
down, one by one. The rewards are pretty cook, you get to examine a
modified assault rifle, which allows you to unlock technologies to upgrade
all assault rifle damage. As well as the usual heat sinks for you. 

Whilst you are still downstairs, you can bypass a door that leads to an
apartment with human refugees down there, where you can offer them safe
passage to Mordin's Clinic. This is useful for them, and for you, as you
get some points for it. And did I mention the wall safe on the wall 
containing a fair chunk of credits? I'm sure I did. 

Also, head upstairs in this area as well, it contains a medi-kit, as well
as some items you can salvage for more credits. As much as you would
like to save the world, you still need credits to play with. 


 - Vorcha Territory

Move on ahead through the door, and you'll enter a battlezone, and the
Blue Suns are hopelessly outnumbered, so you'll be picking a massive
firefight with the Vorcha. You are outnumbered, so take cover, and shoot
what you can hit. Also, watch out for their warriors that will charge
down the ground, which makes them a first priority when it comes to 
taking down targets.

There are many many Vorcha behind those walls, so if you have a Sniper
Rifle, things are a bit easier for you, otherwise, use your powers 
wisely and shoot them in the head, all of them. Don't bother advancing
forwards until you have taken them all down, there are simply too many
of them firing at you to do so safely. And as a reminder, remember
that they have some dogs as well. 

After you have taken them all down and collected the heat sinks, move 
into the first room on the left, which you will see as you advance.
Inside that room will contain some more refined Element Zero, which is
good for you, and the apartment beyond contains some looters, so do what
you will with them, remember, they are stealing from the dead. Okay,
move on back into the main room and press forwards. If the word from
the looters can be believed, there are going to be a lot of Vorcha and
Blue Sun mercenaries in this area. 

Ahead is the clinic, so you will be safe, seeing that there are some
guards protecting the little doctor. Now, we need to speak with the
good doctor. Once you enter the clinic, the room opposite the room
contain Morgin is important. It contains the valuable elements of 
Palladium and Platinum, as well as containing research on increasing
the amount of medi-gel that you can carry. Make sure to pick that up.

The room containin Morgin is also valuable in, well, valuables, so you might
want to clean out the room before talking to him. After all, this is going 
to be a long fight ahead of us. Talk to him, and he will give you a lot of
intel, including that he suspects that the Collectors are behind this
attack, using humans as control groups. Anyway, he gives you a nice upgrade
in your weaponry as well, which is useful, a new heavy pistol. Now, we need
to head to the environmental plant, as well as save his assistant, of course,
if he is still alive.


 - Cure the Plague

Lets go into the environmental area, and the Vorcha are going to be your
main enemies here. Move up the stairs and into the main room, and there are 
going to be plenty of Vorcha for you to put an end to, again, if you have
access to the Sniper Rifle, it is extremely useful here. Still, you need to
take them all out, so take cover, and when your allies advance, you should
join them up. 

In this room, when you have cleared out all the Vorcha, there is a gambling
station in which you can hack for money, and there is a medical station that
you can take some medi-gel or salvage for. Up the stairs from this room, the
path continues and there is a bank terminal which you can also hack for some
money. It seems you can hack everything for money these days. 

Move forwards, and when you reach the two doors, the room on your left will
be the room contain Daniel. He is held up by the Batarians, who think he is
there to spread the virus, which isn't true. So save him, either by force or
gentle persuasion. Then, deal with the Batarians. That's one job done, you
still need to spread the cure. Move into the next room, and we are getting
close, more Vorcha ahead.

After dispatching the Vorcha opposite you on the balcony, head downstairs
and before you enter the door, be careful, there is a Vorcha with a heavy
weapon and he will fire it at you if he sees you, so take him out quickly.
Press into the room ahead. Move forwards, not taking the stairs, and there
are more Vorcha, with rocket launchers, so snipe them out, or wipe them 
out, just get rid of them. 

Now, stay on the balcony, because the Vorcha are going to stream out from
the Ventilation Centre, so you will get a good position to take them out.
The Blood Pack Warriors will move forwards, and if you take cover behind
the balcony, they will move within range for you to shoot them in the 
head with a close-quarters weapon, and their armour will account for very
little. 

This is going to be a prolonged battle, so you will need to expend your
ammo carefully, well, heat sinks anyway, but there will be plenty when you
wipe them all out downstairs. When you do kill them all, reload all your
heat sinks, and move into the ventilation centre. Inside, there are some
more Vorsha for you to get rid of, this just never ends does it. Well,
after wiping them out, take over the area, and there are some items that
you can salvage for some credits. 

Now, enter the control room. There is going to be a lot of Vorcha as well
as the Krogans in this area, so you will need to take cover. There are also
going to be Boom squads, so when they blow, they'll take out things around
it, so use that to your advantage. 

Move towards the fan, and place the cure, but it won't do anything till the
fans are on, so you'll need to power the fans. Move towards the first fan,
taking cover and fighting your way through. This is the same for the second
fan, you need to take cover, and continually fight your way through, in order
to restore both fans so that they will be operational. 

Fight your way, making sure to check both rooms for goodies, and when you are
ready, activate the second fan, and that will finish the combat mission end 
of this.

This will send you back to Mordin, and from here, you can talk to him, and he
will offer his services. This is valuable because this will unlock the Tech
Lab for you, so you can do some research, which is valuable in this game. From
here, you complete this mission, now for the next one. What shall it be?

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[3.05] Dossier: Archangel

Seeing that we are still on Omega, we might as well recruit Archangel. From
what Aria has told you, he is very dangerous, so you might want his help to
take down the enemy that lurks ahead. 

First, head into the Upper Afterlife and talk to the Merc Recruiter, who 
will tell you information about Archangel, and what your job is, basically,
you're cannon fodder. Still, that's your job. On the way out, disable the 
kid's gun for some extra Paragon points. When you are ready, head over to
the shuttle outside the club, and fly off to your mission destination. 

Move on ahead, talking to the Logistics Officer for some more intel. Head
into the room, and collect the datapad that is sitting on the table. Talk to
Jaroth, for some intel, and a codex entry. After that, move on ahead.


 - Go to Sergeant Cathka

Move up ahead, and take the room to your left. Besides them being a little
terminal that you can hack for some money, as well as some refined Element
Zero for you to take, you will be able to hack the Heavy Mech, and disable
the foe identification for it, so when the mercenaries use it, it will fire
on everyone, not just you. Move into the next room. Ahead in the room is
Garm, the leader of the Blood Pack. Talk to him for a data entry. Other
than that, move on ahead again. 

Move towards the main room, where they are staging their attacks. From here,
hack the datapad for some credits, 6000 to be exact. Also, bypass the 
security on the door, that will get you some modified weapons, more money
and heavy weapon ammo. And then, move into the next room, and talk to Jentha,
Tarak's assistant, to get the Blue Sun codex entry. After that, you can talk
to Cathka. 

Talk to him, and at this point, you can get the codex entry on the gunship,
as well as getting a chance to kill Cathka, which is very very useful, as 
that eliminates the gunship as a way of attacking you, but if you want to be
the good guy, you can always leave the gunship there, and have Cathka fly it
against you, your choice.

Now, make your way over the bridge, taking out the freelancers. This is 
simple at first, seeing that have their back to you, but they will take cover
and shoot at you, and you do need to rescue Archangel. But they are quite 
easy to kill, compared to other enemies you have faced. Wipe them out, and
loot the building, there is a lot of valuables, such as items to upgrade and
credits. 


 - Hold Your Position

This is going to be a defend the fort style of play. You need to take cover,
and shoot at all that is going to be coming into your building. This is easy,
you have a high vantage point, so with your guns, you have a wide space to
headshot all your enemies, which gives you an advantage.

If enemies get past your position, Garrus, will inform you that where they
are, be it in the building or past the stairs. Either way, you need to protect
him at all costs, he is valuable. Whilst you are walking, make sure that you
take the medi-kit as well as the rifles that are in the room Garrus was holed
up in. The far side of the room has a footlocker with 2000 credits in it.

After you have taken down the first wave, Jaroth will come along with his
mech. This is easy if you have already taken down the mech by hacking it. It
will fire on the Eclipse troopers first, so you might want to take them all
out, and leave the mech for last. Jaroth will be the boss for now, so you
will need to take him out, and a few shots to the head will be more than
enough to do the trick. After you have taken down Jaroth, talk to Garrus. 


 - The Emergency Shutters

Well, you need to head into the basement and shut the shutters, because the
enemy is getting in. The Blood Pack are making their move. I suggest that you
leave one of your team with Garrus, that will slow down the amount of damage
that he will take on the mission, which gives you more time.

Head into the basement, and you'll need to fight your way to the controls. 
Move ahead, take cover, and shoot all those that come near. With that, move
ahead and use the shutters, shooting those who get too close, because if
they get too close, the shutters won't close, and then you'll be in some
sort of strife.

You need to do this to the main room, and there are two more rooms on the 
side. Do not bother taking them out for fun, there will just be more and more
of them, so fight your way forward, use the shutter, defend the area under
the shutter for 10 seconds, and move on. Once you have taken down all three,
you'll head back.

This time, you will need to fight Garm. You'll be downstairs, so take out
the forces there, and from there, you need to fight your way up. Garm is
going to be engaging Garrus, so you will need to move quickly. Since this
is close range, use your best weapon and headshot him a few times, he has
a few layers of defence, which makes things a bit tougher, but it still 
needs to be done. After you have taken down Garm, talk to Garrus yet 
again. Two mercenary groups down, one more to go, the Blue Suns. 


 - Tarak

Well, here he comes in his helicopter. If you killed Cathka, it will be 
easier to destroy the gunship, but you still need to get rid of it none the
less. First, he will drop down some troops, so take cover, and fire at the
troops, consisting of Legionaires, Centurions and normal Troopers. Jentha 
will be in the first wave. 

After that, the second wave will attack from the ground, so either take them
down from the balcony behind or use the doorway to the holding room as a 
chokepoint for their troops. 

After that, you need to take down the gunship itself. You need to shoot the
cockpit of the gunship, and I'm sure you all know where that is. It only
consists of armour, so you need to damage that armour, and quickly. Make
sure that you take cover, the missiles and ammo that it fires at you will
make mince meat out of you if you don't take cover.

Take the gunship down, however you want to do it, and after that, you will
finish the mission. Garrus looks to be in bad shape, but he'll pull through. 

With this mission completed, you will now be able to talk to Garrus who is
located in the Main Battery.

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[3.06] Dossier: The Warlord

The Warlord, or the Krogan that you are meant to recruit is found in the 
Imir System, on planet Korlus, so let us make a visit and find out what's
going on down there. Well, once you land there, you already are off to a poor
start, giving you are trying to find someone on a battlefield. 

 - Infiltrate Compound

Well, we are going to take a lot of cover during this mission. Move up ahead
and there is an observation outpost of some Blue Sun mercenaries, so you might
as well take them out. Past them, there will be a wounded merc, so you have
the chance to give him some medi-gel, and with that, he will be far more
willing to talk.

It seems like there is going to be a lot of Krogan on this battle, so up
ahead we go. There are going to be more observation outposts, not too hard,
they normally come in pairs, but keep an eye on your ammo. Medi-kits are 
dispersed here and there, so make sure to keep your supplies up. 

Ahead is the fort, and there is quite a number of mercenaries there, so you
will want to take cover, because they will not be afraid to employ heavy
weapons on your team. So take them out from a distance, and the move on
ahead to help the tank-bred krogan take out the rest of the mercs.


 - Find the lab

After you have had a chat with the Krogan, he will open the door for you,
so you can progress. Do so, and make sure to take those credits off the
dead merc, he won't be needing them anymore. Move onwards, and around the
corner, some fleeing mercs will engage you, and you are without cover, so
quickly wipe them out.

In the maze ahead, there are going to be a lot of the krogan heavies, they
are powerful, with a lot of health and armour to boot, so you really want 
to use your tech and biotic powers here from cover, as well as making as
many headshots as you can. There will be a fair amount of them, so take cover
and take them out, one by one. 

Move past the maze, collecting the Platinum as you move along, and bypass
the door security. There are some power cells you can loot, medi-kits and
upgrades for your sniper rifle here, whilst through that door is some more
combat with the Mercenaries. This is going to be one long fight. And we still
haven't found the lab yet. 

After you've taken out those opposite, keep moving towards that door, and
you'll need to take cover because there are more Blue Sun mercenaries on
the opposite side, and this time, they are packing more heat, but nothing a
few shots in the head can't handle. Kill all of them, take all the heat
sinks that you need, take the PDA, and move through the door. 

Through that door and upstairs, there are more Blue Sun mercenaries, but
don't worry, there is plenty of cover for you to take, however, you need to
start being more cautious, because they are going to use more and more 
heavy weapons, in particular, missile launchers against you, and that there
are going to be more Legionaire, Centurions and Heavies tossed at you, rather
than the basic trooper. 

Push forwards till you get to the door. Don't enter it just yet, beyond it
there is a little PDA that you can hack for a cool 4000 credits, so it is 
some money to play with later on. 

Through the door and up the stairs, there is going to be even more fighting
but the hard thing is that there are now two paths that you can fight on, 
the higher path will normally contain more enemies, but it gives you a very
clear overhead position to take out enemies below, whilst below has the
converse, fewer enemies, but less a worse overall position. When you are 
done killing the mercs on this floor, move through the door on the far end
of the area. 

Open the door, hack the terminal for some more credits, and the medi-kit
and finally, enter the last door to find Okeer, as well as bypassing the
lab terminal for another upgrade. Finally, talk to Okeer. 


 - Kill Jedore

Well, he is willing to help you if you manage to save his prototype, so you
will need to kill Jedore before she can destroy his prototype. Although it
really is a race against time, there is no real hurry here, so you can take
your time. 

Move through the doors to the main fight room, and here, there are going to
be Krogans to face first. You want to eliminate them first, because they will
come close to you and pose a threat, so eliminate them. Jedore will be behind
cover, and she will be firing a lot of missiles at you, so take her from a 
distance. I recommend sniping her, purely because that is the most effective
way to go.

But after you have taken her down, she isn't finished yet, there is a mech
that you need to face, but the best way to attack is from the side, because
it normally stays still and motionless, facing the front, so from the side,
you have clear access and no threat to yourself to take it down. After that
is down, you need to head back to the labs, something is wrong with Okeer. 

Now, head back and play with the console. Okeer is dead. But his little pet
toy is now.

However, once you get back to the Normandy, it is up to you what you want
to do with it. I suggest that you should release it, it gives you another 
party member, and once with a hell of a lot of kick to it. 

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[3.07] Dossier: The Convict

The Convict is a biotic that you can recruit for your mission, found on 
the Prison Ship Purgatory in the Hourglass Nebula. Landing on the ship, 
you are greeted by a Prison guard who deems that you should hand over your
weapons. Not going to happen. 

 - Go to Outprocessing


Talk to the Warden, get the Codex off him, and he will tell you to head off
to Outprofessing. This seems far too easy. Move down the hallway, and you
can stop the guards beating up a prisoner, for some paragon points of your
own, or some renegade points. Down the hall, you can talk to some prisoners,
before heading off to the Outprocessing wing. Once you move to outprocessing,
things change.


 - Get to Cyro

It turns out that Jack wasn't there, and the Warden wants to keep you for
ransom money. More valuable as a prisoner than not. So you need to take 
some cover and face what the Blue Suns will throw at you. Clear out those
who decide to enter the outprocessing wing, and when it is clear, finish
off those and enter the Supermax wing. 

Get rid of the technician, loot the room, and release Jack. Well, at least
we know SHE can handle those mechs on her own, and she will be on a massive
rampage. You need to find her. When you head down, scan the mech that has
fallen for some damage protection upgrades that you can research. 


 - Find Jack

Into the room ahead, there is a massive fight between the mercenaries, the
YMIR mech and the prisoners, and neither are winning. Odds are, in the end,
the Mech will win and you are left to take down the Mech. This room is 
containing goodies. There is a PDA on a dead guard in this room, past the
balcony next to the exit door and there is a shotgun you can scan for more
upgrades. 

Move past the interim room, and into the next big room, and again, there
is going to be a lot of enemies in here, another YMIR mech to contend with,
so you will need to take some cover. As a reminder, the mechs aren't hard
to take down, shoot down the shields, then headshot the weaker armour and
health bars. 

There are enemies en masse here, but taking cover cleverly and shooting when
you have the chance to kill, then you will be able to survive. Move past all
of them into the next small room, taking some goodies from the wall safe as
well. 

Now, you need to take down the Warden. He is protected by three shield 
generators, but that is nothing your weapons cannot fix. Just get rid of
those generatoes, and take some cover. There will be some more Blue Sun
mercenaries, but that is nothing you cannot take care of.

The Warden is nothing your weapons haven't met before, three layers of
defences, shield, armour and health, a few good shots can take care of
him, and finally, you get Jack on your side. She doesn't seem to like 
Cerberus all that much though. 

With all this done, all the Dossier missions, you will be needing to talk to
the Illusive Man, well, you have to talk to him, after all, you can't do
anything until you talk to him. 

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[3.08] Horizon

Your former crewmate will be here, either Kaiden or Ashley, depending on
your gender or who you saved from the previous game. However, the colony is
under attack, and you are here to help out in any way possible. Mordin's 
upgrade makes you invulnerable to the seeker swarms, so we are going to be
facing the real threat here, the Collectors. 

Ahead, it will be your first encounter with the collectors. They will have
a biotic shield as well as a health bar, but they aren't nothing that you
haven't faced before. You've faced harder fights, and just to help you, there
are explosive containers everywhere. Move on ahead after you have taken them
down, hacking the datapad nearby for 6000 credits. 

In the area ahead, near the colony itself, there is going to be a firefight
with various collectors and what is very interesting, husks that are 
developed from Reaper technology, only confirming that the collectors are
working with the Reapers.

Okay, take them down, it shouldn't be that hard, and explore the area. There
is a datapad inside the building here that has more credits for you, and the
dead collector will give you something to research once back on the Normandy,
well, it's nice to know we will be back. 

Examine the husk, and it is a little, different than those you had in the
first game. Well, it means that the colonists are still alive. And you need
to save them. Ahead is another set of collectors that you need to fight, and
they aren't hard to defeat, if you can find some cover. Other than that, it is
a standard bar fight. Defeat them, and loot the houses for credits and 
supplies.

In the next area, the room above the statis prisoner will have a computer
you can hack, so make sure you do that. Then, move along and take the 
Particle Beam, which is an interesting weapon because it is a heavy weapon
to play with. With some ammo for you as well. 

Ahead, you will be facing a tough fight. There are going to be collectors, 
that is a given, but Harbinger will be assuming control of the collectors,
which will turn their biotic shields and health bars into that of a shield
and armour bar. It actually makes it easier for you somewhat, but you still
need to take them all out. Loot the area, and when you are done, you can
enter the door after you bypass it. 


 - Investigate Tower

Bypass it, and talk to the Mechanic to see what you have to do next. You 
will need to head to the Spaceport, on the opposite side of the colony, great.
Loot the area and move on, and that's where all the colectors are hiding. 
There is going to be a fight here, there are more Husks, collectors, a Scion,
and Harbing is assuming control again. You have cover, use it. The good
thing is, Scion is a slow target, and Harbinger is targeting, so your 
teammates will be able to wreck some real pain on your enemies. 

Okay, after clearing up all the enemies here, make sure to collect the
data from the dead collector ahead of you on the right. It will give the
biotic damage upgrade for you to play around with. There are some power cells
for heavy weapons on the left, and up above, there are some credits on the
computer. When you are ready, bypass the door. 

There is going to be two scions here, as well as many geth husks, so it will
be quite easy to lose your teammates here, but as long as you're still alive,
that is what counts. Take cover, and don't worry about the scions, they may
have a lot of armour, but they are slow, and you can run behind cover to 
avoid their devastating attack.

But after you have taken down the husks, it is relatively downhill from here
so you can finish them off. After that, investigate the area. Well, that is
the easy part. When you are ready and have looted everything, fix up the
computer. Remember where the med-kit is in this area. It will be important.

The Collectors are coming, and Harbinger is coming back. You will need to
be where the med-kit is, that is the best defensive position on the level, and
when you have defeated the wave, only run out to collect heat sinks for more
weaponry. After you have defeated the collector waves, the Praetorian will 
fly in.

This bastard is tough. He has a lot of armour, so your weapons will have a 
tough time, and he will constantly dive to the ground to stun you, and also
raise a barrier for himself. This makes it harder for you to shoot him down.
Your teammates will be a liability here, you need to run in behind the 
crates, taking shots at him with your powers and weaponry, and then runing
away when he gets close.

It is a cat and mouse game, but slowly, you will wear him down, and keep
an eye out for the heat sinks, you will definitely need them on this level,
your ammo usage will be heavy to say the least. After that, the cannons will
shoot and off goes the Collectors.

Now, the person you saved on Virmire, Ashley or Kaiden, will come out, and 
have a talk with you, and they aren't happy you've joined Cerberus. So much
for old times. Well, at least you have your current crew. Now, a talk with
the Illusive Man. Now, the game gets more interesting. You have loyalty
missions to complete as well as three more dossiers. Interesting. 

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[3.09] Dossier: The Assassin

When you land on Illium, you will be sent to Liara T'Soni, and you can get
the whereabouts of Thane, the assassin from her. She directs you to speak with
someone from the shipping area by the name of Seryna, so go ahead and talk
to her. She tells you that your assassin has been sent to take out someone
really powerful, by the name of Nassana. Well, she is also guarded by some
Eclipse mercenaries. Well, how many mercenaries have we killed up to this 
date? Too many. Well, Seryna can get you to where the hit is going to take 
place, so get ready to rock and roll. 


 - Climb the Tower

Well, once you land, you will be greeted by some Mechs. Well, that makes it
a easy showdown, but take them down quick, there isn't much in terms of
cover out here. Take them out, move up ahead. The room to your left will
contain a med-station and credits for you to hack, so clear that room before
entering the next room to the right.

In that room is a salarian worker. He will mention that he is in pain, and 
at the cost of some medi-gel, you can get some information, well, nothing we
don't already know, lots of mercs to fight, but the paragon points are a nice
touch. 

In the next room, it is full of Eclipse mercenaries, primarily troopers and
vanguards, as well as a fair amount of mechs to face. The mechs are going to
be very easy to take down, you have taken down so many already, but the
vanguards are going to be a bit toughter, with barriers and biotics to play
with, they are hard to take down. Otherwise, fight your way all the way to 
the door. 

Through the next door and loot the area, and you will notice the handiwork
of your assassin, falling mercs. I'm surprised he didn't break into bits and
pieces. Anyway, take the medi-gel and the heat sinks, and lets press on. 

Well, there is going to be another firefight, so there are going to be more
mechs, vanguards and troopers to worry about. And this is only the start of
the mission. I hope you get used to taking cover, because that is about the
only safe way of taking down biotics without suffering heavy losses. Take down
all the mercs to the elevator, and then, do some exploring.

Past the elevator is a door you can bypass to save some more workers, who
give you the same intel on Nassana. No real help, but there is a medi-kit
in the room, as well as a secure terminal for credits. Past that room, there
is another terminal you can hack, and most importantly, the Viper sniper
rifle, that can replace your normal sniper rifle. Make sure you pick that
up if you ever use a sniper rifle. After you have taken that, head up the
elevator. Well, not quite, a bounty hunter and 2 Eclipse engineers pop out
so you need to wipe them out. Aim for the Krogan bounty hunter first, with
3 bars of health, you need more than a few headshots to bring that sucker
down. Then, finally, use the elevator.


 - Find the Bridge

Well, what you want to do with that trooper is up to you, I let him live, 
well, I've already killed so many of his buddies anyway, doesn't make much 
of a difference, survivor's guilt and all. Lets move on. Ahead of you, in
front of the elevator, is a datapad for a side quest, pick it up, you will
want that later on. Lets go through those doors. 

The mercenaries will be facing their back towards you, so take some cover,
and quickly eliminate them, before more backup turns up. Well, when they do,
eliminate them from the picture. When they are gone, bypass the door on
the side, you will save some more workers, as well as there being a medi-kit
and 6000 credits on the dead merc's pda. 

Move on ahead, and you are getting close to the bridge. You need to move
and if you want, you can change your weapons loadout if you don't like your
current outfit. Move on ahead and get to the narrow alleyway. It seems that
Thane has already slipped past them, and they will be facing their back 
towards you, making your life that much easier to face and defeat them all.
However, don't take it that easy, the opposition will consist of an asari
commando as well as the usual vanguards and mechs. Take them down, and near
the bridge is a dead merc, with 12000 credits in his pda. Take that, he won't
need it anymore. As well as that, you get an SMG damage scan, medkits and some
heat sinks. 

Fighting on the bridge is going to be hard, the wind will mess up your aim, so
you will need to learn to compensate for that. Fighting your way across the
bridge won't be easy. There will be plenty of mercs guarding the bridge, and
you need to take out the two rocket drones on the other side, that will fire
plenty of rockets into your positions. Better to go to close range and 
overload them to death. Otherwise, take cover, which is plentiful, and take
down all the mercs. Biotics will be a nightmare to face against, but you
will need to face them. Head up the stairs, destroy the asari commando, and
move through the door. Warning, the commando is using a shotgun, which will
shred your shields at close range, so do be careful. 

Open the door, and you'll find the target, and watch the assassin do his
little thing. Well, he is efficient, and very strange. Anyway, that will
wrap up this mission, so you'll be back on the Normandy. With this dossier
done, Mordin will have a favour that he will ask of you. 

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[3.10] Dossier: The Justicar

The next mission is to recruit the Justicar, also found on Illium. For this,
you will need to talk to Liara, who recommends that you speak with Officer
Dara who will give you the whereabouts of the Justicar, and when you are 
ready, you can take the taxi there. 

When you get there, is appears a murder took place, so you will need to 
talk to the people involved. The Volus seems not too broken up that his 
partner got murdered, so head inside the police station. Aside from the 
medi-kit, talk to the detective, who will eventually let you into the crime
scene. Head into the crime scene, and officers there tell you to watch your
back, they're waiting for backup, there are going to be more Eclipse 
mercenaries there. Great, another body count. 

Ahead in the room, you can upload some shipping details to someone, well, 
it's a side quest, more on that in the respective side-quest section. Salvage
some circuit boards and continue on the main path. There is a little meeting
here, be sure to make the most out of your crashing skills. Take them down
and move on. Anyway, move into the next room, to see the cutscene, and well,
we are back at the spaceport. We need to talk with that Volus Pitne For since
he may know how to get into the Eclipse base. 


 - Attack Eclipse Hideout

Well, he does know something, and he will give you the access card to the base
in the corner, so lets head in there. Well, time to face some more biotic
mercenaries. Well, take the elevator down.

Straight away, a mech is hiding there. There isn't a problem. What's through
that door I wonder. Well, through that door the toxic canister goes off, and
EDI gives you a heads up on the chemical. You want as little exposure as 
possible. So, lets move on into the next room, taking cover, taking out the
troopers and vanguards without tripping those canisters. Wipe them out, and
move into the interim room ahead, with a new shotgun for you to play with. 

In the first room, there is a mercenary in training in there, and you can talk
to her, either killing her for renegade points, or letting her walk for some
paragon points. When you are done with her, you can loot some heavy weapon
ammo, and there is a biotic damage upgrade there on the terminal. Lets move
upstairs now. 

Well, there are going to be more mercenaries in that room, more vanguards to
crush. Well, that isn't that hard, anyone can do that. Take them out of the
picture, and then enter the room, hacking the Eclipse terminal for money and
collecting the medi-gel. 

Upstairs yet again, and more mercenaries that you need to wipe out. This 
keeps getting easier and easier. Move on, collecting more medi-gel as well
as getting 6000 credits from the Eclipse terminal that just happens to 
be lying there. 

Into the next room, more mercenaries, this is turning out to be more of a 
cleaning out mission than anything else. Wipe them out, though there are 
more mercenaries at a distance, so someone with a sniper rifle will be 
needed here to take them out quickly. More biotics, and there are more
toxic canisters here, so keep an eye out on that toxicity level. 

Enter the next room, to head a data log file, which would be an interesting
gauge on past actions, as well as some goodies that you can loot. Well, there
is a story you can tell the Detective when you come back.

Into the next area, and it's an open area. More mechs for you to face, except
your cover isn't very, permanent, mostly fragile crates. You want to move 
to cover quickly, the problem is, that gunship that you've seen earlier, well,
it is coming back, and with a vengence. Well, to take it down, you will need
to do what happened back when you save Garrus, you need to shoot the
cockpit.

First, take a lot of cover, and use accurate weaponry to take it down. You
will probably want to use a sniper rifle or the heavy hand cannons. Take down
that heli, and then, bypass the door to move into it to continue further. In
the room ahead, there is some interesting shipping information, as well as
a terminal. Take them both, the former for a side-quest, and lets move into
the next room. Well, there is someone interesting, a volus. 

It seems that he has some delusions that he is a god. Well, he isn't, so you
can either send him to fight the leader of the mercenaries in the next room,
or you can force him to sleep. Either way, time to face the music. Well, 
the biotic Captain is going to be hard, but the hard thing is trying to avoid
all those toxic canisters that are there. 

Either way, she is a boss that you will have to face, but really, nothing you
haven't seen before. There are going to be some other troopers, but they are
easy to take care of. After all that, hack the terminal, and take the datapad
for the information you are looking for. After that, Samara joins the team
and you can leave when you tie up the loose ends. 

After completing the second of the dossiers, Grunt will have his loyalty 
mission up for you to complete. 

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[3.11] Collector Ship

This quest appears normally after you have 6 members on your team. That or
you complete 2 dossier missions after Horizon. 

After doing several quests, you will get a message from the Illusive man, and
you will be able to land on a Collector Ship. Well, it seems that you have
to go, after all, he is blocking your galaxy map somewhat. It seems that this
is the very same ship that was found on Horizon, so when the Turians came
along to shoot at it, it was already buttered up for them. 

With this, you will move into the control room, and you get an upgrade, 
with three to choose from. You can choose either training in another weapon,
which may be useful if you don't have access to many weapons, or you can get
the M-98 Widow Anti-Material Rifle, which you can give to a Geth soldier
later on. It is your choice. 

Keep moving forwards on the Collector's ship, and from here, you will be
able to salvage more technology for credits. In the control terminal, you
can get the Damage Protection upgrade as well. This is too quiet. And it 
won't be for too much longer. 

Pressing further, EDI will tell you that this was the ship that was used to
destroy the Normandy SR1, so this ship has been dogging you for that long. It
seems that we need to be a lot more careful, it is highly unlikely that such
a valuable ship is unprotected. 

Move forwards to the control panel, and in the words of Admiral Ackbar, It's 
A Trap! Well, there are the collectors and they are coming in fast. This time,
they are coming with full force. This is going to be not as hard as you would
imagine. If you have a sniper rifle, this is extremely easy. You can stay
at the controls, and slowly take them out, with effective cover. Harbinger
is back, so you will have some biotics to face, as well as some heavy 
weaponry, but that's about it. 

After that is all done, jump into the platforms to collect some more heat
sinks, collecting some more heavy weapon ammo, and then, reestablish some
contact with the Normandy, and the advice for the day, GET THE HELL OUTTA
THERE!

Well, you need to move, and now, the Collectors are hounding you all the
way. You will need to do what you should do best, that is, take cover and
move onwards. The most important thing to watch out for are the abominations,
they will self-destruct if they come close, wiping out your shields, making
you an easy target. Take them out first, then move onwards. 

Soon, when you get close to the end, you face another Praetorian. Not these
things again. However, it will be focused on you, and without any major 
threat to your team, they will be able to give you a lot more cover fire and
damage that bastard before it takes down too much of your health, and ammo. 

The Praetorian will fall once more, and head to the door. Well, it seems
to shut when you get close, so EDI opens up the next one. Go through, and
from there, take the credits from salvaging the technology, and the Tech
Damage upgrade from the control. 

Lets keep moving towards the shuttle, and there are going to be husks, and a
whole army of them moving towards you, so you might want to set your guns to
rock and roll. Take them out, moving back if necessary, and if they come too
close, don't forget you have a melee option. 

Back on the Normandy, and you get an option, either keep building up the
team, or you can head to collect the IFF from the Reaper ship. I'm really
starting to hate Jacob at the moment, I'd prefer a strong team, but it's up
to you. 

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[3.12] Dossier: Tali

Now, we need to recruit a former team member, and one we've already seen
before. So lets get to Haestrom. You are reminded that you get entering
geth territory, so you will be fighting synthetic enemies, and you will 
need to adjust according for this. When you land, you will be told from the
loading screen that geths have strong shields, so Overload will be useful
here. Also, EDI informs you that exposure to direct sunlight will damage
your shields, so be careful. Note that if you complete the mission in a 
hardcore or insanity difficulty, you will get the Geth assault rifle at the
end of this mission. 

Enter the room ahead, avoiding the sunlight as much as you can, and salvage
what you can and open the facility doors. Inside hte facility, you will need
to move into the upper area, to your right, and head up the ramp, and 
quickly. Shoot down the geth and advance, and to your right, there is a 
little inlet, that has a medical station. From there, take the ramp down, and
there is a heavy pistol upgrade, so pick that up. 

With this obtained, keep fighting until you reach the doors on the other
side. At this point, move to your right and follow the path set for you,
salvaging the damaged geth there, and getting a new machine gun, the Tempest.


 - Find Demo Charges

Okay, lets move ahead, using the Quarian radio, and you will need to find
the demo charges to remove the pillar, and, you will need to fight a lot of
geth to get there. The two are in the areas to your left and ahead of you
from the pillar. This makes things interesting. Either way, take the one
on your left and collect the demo charge there. Once you do so, you will have
to face a Geth Prime, which is basically your normal 3 tier enemy, with a 
layer of shields, armour and health. This is quite easy.

However, there are going to be more geth, so you will need to take cover 
because they will concentrate their fire. Their hunters are annoying and
they will often bypass your teammates, which is a pain, but there is nothing
you can do about that. Anyway, head to the second one, fighting more of 
the geth, as well as one of their destroyers. 

The second one, well avoiding the sunlight, you can collect with relative easy
as well. With the demo charges, you need to fight a lot more geth before you
can head back to the pillar to set the thing off with some explosives. When
you are ready, you can plant the demo charges on the pillar, and go inside
the room. Well, it is a mess, that's for sure. 


 - Contact Quarians

In the room, you can loot a few things, but scan the geth assault rifle
on the table if you want to get the assault damage upgrade. When you have
finishing salvaging the two geth wreckages, and bypassed the wall safe, and
then colelcted the upgrade, then you can communicate with Tali, via the
communications console. With that, you have orders to save Tali from the
overwhelming number of geth. 


 - Get to Tali

In the field ahead, it is going to be a case of advance and shoot. There are
plenty of geth recon drones here, which makes things a bit more difficult,
but they are easy to kill, because they don't have a lot of health. But the
real concern is the Geth Prime here, and there are several of them, which
means you will need to be able to whittle down shields, armour and then some
health. That isn't too bad, there is plenty of cover for you to play with,
which makes things a little easier. Advance forwards, and shoot down the
enemy. 

Once you enter the room on the other side, loot the wall safe and lift the
security lockdown. Well, once you do, you see the Colossus, which is a 
big enemy to take down. If you can, take it down from a range, your sniper
rifles and assault rifles are decent here, if you can make it work. It is
far better than moving forwards and facing fire from enemy geth troops. But
the bastard will repair itself.

Head down to talk to the Marine captain. He gives you the intel on what is 
happening, and you will have three options, either take the middle, which
will give you less cover against the colossus, but is the most direct. There
is the right, which is the sniper perch, but there is sunlight. And there
is the left, which has a lot of geth, but gives a lot of cover. So it is up
to you on which method you will use to take down the bastard. 

Now, I suggest you take the left route, and this will get you to an area 
where you can fight the colossus from the side. This is important, because
at this position, the colossus will not be able to repair itself, and you
will be able to whittle down the health, however, there will be an infinite
amount of geth soldiers moving down towards you, and that is a problem. I
once had a destroyer moving closer, nothing 50 rounds from my cyro SMG
couldn't handle. Anyway, take your time, and remember, armour is relatively
easy to take down with the right tools. 

Defeat all the geth in the area, and you will be able to get to Tali. Make 
sure you salvage the mech at the door, for the credits, and otherwise, end
the mission. And Jacob, nice to say things to insult Quarians, like talking
about AIs. We just fought some of them. 

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[3.13] Reaper IFF

I suggest that you complete all side mission, loyalty missions, basically,
you want to have completed every single mission possible before starting this
mission, because of what is going to happen after this mission, it is 
advised that you do it. Completing the Loyalty Missions is extremely useful
later on.

 - Investigate the Reaper


Anyway, dock with the Reaper ship, and it seems quiet. Play the logs in the
room to get a new codex entry, as well as bypassing the wall safe for some 
money and access the terminal for money. When you move on, loot the medical
stations and play the next log.

 - Escape the Wreck


Move through the door, and well, we need to get the hell outta here, the
Reaper is unstable. Play the next log and you will see that even though the
Reaper is powered down, the indoctrination device on it still works, giving
all kinds of issues for the Cerberus personnel. In the alleyway ahead,
the geth will come crawling from the sides, and that is something you really 
don't want. 

Okay, when they are down, move on ahead and you will be told that there is a
sniper taking down the husks. At that point, move into the little area 
with the power cells, and recharge your weapons, collecting the loot and
scanning the Cerberus rifle for a sniper upgrade. 

Move into the big room, and you need to be careful, there are tons of husks
just waiting to attack you here, so move slowly and take cover when you 
advance, though they just charge at you, so cover isn't all that useful. 
Your crowd control powers would be very useful here.

Take them all out, using whatever means you need to, and with that, move
towards the altar, and there, you will see the dragon's teeth, what turns a
corpse into a husk. Also, there is a terminal that gives you a cybernetic
upgrade, and a med kit. So collect it. Otherwise, there is a door to the 
right, that you can bypass to continue onwards. And through the doors you
go.

In this room, you meet your last possible squad member, Legion, who is 
really a geth machine. He has a shot to kill you but doesn't, so he can't
be hostile. Move onwards in this room to investigate, avoiding the husks
along the way. 

Advance forwards, and the husks start coming out. Move down the stairs, and
retreat back up, there are going to be a ton of husks coming your way as
well as a scion, so you will need to watch out. This mission is very very
close quarters, so your SMG or shotgun is needed most of the time. 

Now, keep going, up the stairs, and to your left are some goodies that you
can salvage. To the right, well, it is a massive area, and there are going
to be a lot of husks. The path upstairs has some husks but a terminal for
some credits, while the path downstairs has med kit, power cells, and a 
Cerberus shotgun you can scan for a shotgun damage upgrade. This isn't going
to be fun. Move onwards, even though you are fighting swarms of husks and
a scion as well. 

Move on ahead, and up the stairs, more husks, and now, two scions come to
join the party. This just keeps getting better and better. Well, they are
going to be hard, especially with the husks attacking you in melee, so you
will really need to coordinate your team properly, they either take down
the scions or the husks, and you will need to do the other.

Move along, collecting the heat sinks, and down the stairs, again, the same
deal, this time, more husks as well as the two scions. Remember, you can
incinerate the explosive containers here to make a bigger boom, wiping out
more enemy troops before they can get too close. Once a husk gets close,
remember that you can go melee and give them a run for their money. When
you are done, advance to the door, shooting down the husks there to ambush
you. When you are ready, bypass the door.

In this little room, loot the wall safe, and have a look at the log. Right
there, is the Reaper IFF. Well, that's one thing down, lets get out of here.

 - Leave with IFF

The door ahead leads to the Reaper's core. Once you shoot at the core, it
will shut, and both sides will have husks come left, right and centre. They
will be relentless, so you will need to shoot them down. When the wave is
down, the core will remove it's protective coating, and you can shoot at it
until it closes. At this point, dish out as much damage as you can, so you
will have a easier time next round it opens.

This is relentless, there are just too many husks for you to deal with. It
makes me wonder how big the science team Cerberus sent in really was. Well,
keep shooting and eliminate them. 

With that, you need to shoot at the core three times, it will normally shut
down when it has loss one third of its maximum health. Other than that, it
is nothing you haven't seen before. For now, it is back on the Normandy.

Now, this is where it gets interesting. You have the Reaper IFF, and after
one mission, the IFF will be ready on the Normandy. However, like I said
before, more than one mission will not be good for you. So, you need to 
do one last mission, and that is Legion's Loyalty Mission.

Go down and activate him. If you sold him, you can get 50000 Credits from
Cerberus, but he is more useful alive than he is dead. So activate him, 
and when you do so, lets get one more mission before we can start the last
chapter of this game. 

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[3.14] Activating the IFF

When you complete your mission, next time you use the galaxy map, the whole
team is loaded onto the shuttle. When you gone, the IFF is active, and with
that, guess who pops up, the Collectors.

They have boarded the ship, and you now play as Joker, you need to head to
unlock EDI's AI core, to give her control of the ship. Why doesn't this sound
like a good idea? Anyway, as Joker, follow the emergency lights. Head to 
Mordin's Lab, and go down the shaft. From there, follow the lights and
activate the core. Then, down to Engineering. From there, wait for the 
collectors to move out the door, and activate the drive.

Well, Shepard finds out, and well, nothing we can do. We need to move on.
Upgrade the ship with the armour, weapons and shielding upgrades now. We
need to head off to the Omega 4 relay, if you want to save your crew. Do
another mission, and you lose the crew. So lets move.

This is the last time to play around with the Normandy, so finish your
upgrades, talk to your crew, then, head through the relay. 

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[3.15] Suicide Mission

 - Kill the Oculus

Time to start the suicide mission. This is where you will start to see
the effects of your new armour plating, the shields and the cannon. When you
see the dramatic cutscene, if you did not upgrade the armour, either Jack,
Jacob or Thane will be killed by that laser. When that is over, you need to
head to the cargo bay to deal with the intruder. Your weapons don't need to
be heavy weapons, any weapon that can shred armour, such as the assault
rifle or the sniper rifle would do. 

When that is down, you will head into a debris field, and this is where your
shields kick in. If you did not upgrade your shields, it will hit the engine
core, killing either Tali or Legion. If you don't have Legion or both are
busy in your squad, Thane or Garrus will be killed. Back down, finish off that
Oculus once and for all.

Now, this is where we use the new cannons. You will fight a collector ship,
and if you don't have the new guns, a beam will kill either Tali or Legion,
again, if both are in your squad or Legion isn't activated, you will have 
either Garrus or Thane killed instead. And both are valuable. 

Now, we crash land on the little base. It is time we finish this mission
once and for all. Now, since we have landed, we need to make a few
decisions.


 - Collector's Base: Infiltration - 

We need to send someone who is a tech expert in through the vents to open
the doors. For this, you either send in Tali or Legion, depending on who
is loyal to you. NEVER SEND IN TROOPS THAT ARE NOT LOYAL, THAT IS NO GOOD.
If you send someone other than a loyal Tali or Legion, then they will be 
shot and killed.

Now, we need to build up two teams, and for that, we need a leader for 
the second team, someone who has experience, and that means either sending
in a loyal Garrus, Miranda or Jacob. Anyone else, or if they are not loyal,
then they will get your tech expert killed. 


 - Enter the Base

Okay, that's a simple order, enter the base. Don't worry bout looting, this
is the do or die mission. From here, you need to move forwards, until you
get the next objective.


 - Disable the Valves

Your tech specialist cannot move forwards unless you disable the valves that
are in the ceiling from the bottom. Those are the heat exchanges, so you
need to move forwards, removing the blockages, and keep going. When your
specialist is stuck, they will slowly use their health meter, so you need
to make sure that they survive. There are eight of them.

There are two options for you, either run and dash past the enemies to do
it, and that is the risky option, or you can move and shoot down the 
collectors, and risk some damage towards your specialist. This is up to
you, but I rather not have enemies trying to kill me all the way. 

After you have finished the last valve, you will be able to see the 
effects of what you have done. Hopefully, everyone survived, and now, 
the next part. This will also determine if you have your crew saved or
not, if the crew is saved, you will witness the death of a colonist, if
they aren't saved, you will witness the death of Kelly Chambers. 


 - Collector's Base - The Long Walk - 

Now, we need to protect ourselves from a seeker swarm, so what you will 
need is someone who is exceptionally skilled in Biotics to create that 
shield and sustain it. For this, you either use Samara/Morinth or Jack, 
depending on who is loyal. If they aren't loyal or it isn't one of them,
one of your squad will be carried away by the Collectors.

Then, you will need to have a second team leader, someone to lead a 
diversion team. For this, again, it is either a loyal Garrus, Miranda or
Jacob. Anyone else or someone who isn't loyal will screw up and they will
be killed, the leader that is. 

Now, you need someone to escort the crew, otherwise, they will be killed.
The person you send will not be a candidate for the final battle, so 
pick wisely. Anyone loyal will not screw this up, however, Mordin is the
best option, since this will ensure that he lives. A non-loyal crew
member will be killed if you send of them. Anyway, time to fight. 


 - Escort Biotic Specialist

For this, you need to escort the biotic specialist. Do not step outside
that aura that they have erected, for this will cause you to take some 
damage. So, follow the aura and move onwards. Now, order your specialist to
move when she stops, so we can move.

Now, we have a wave of collectors. They will fly in, and your specialist will
stop so you can fire on them. Get rid of them, for now, only drones and a 
Harbinger will appear, so get rid of them, and then, move out. Dead ahead,
move collectors and Harbinger will appear. This just keeps getting better
and better. Take cover, and get rid of them. When they are dead, lets start
moving again. 

Now, up the ledge, we have a real firefight, we need to take out a Scion,
husks, and abominations. This is hard before the Scion will take you out
from a distance with shockwave whilst husk and abominations engage you at
melee. This will be hard, but there is nothing you can do about it. From
there, clear out the rest of the enemies, and lets do this. 


 - Final Battle - 

For the final battle, you need to bring in two members, ideally, you need
to bring in two loyal members. Now, what happens is that you need to bring
in the weakest members in terms of defence, Tali, Jack or Mordin. The rest
of the group need to stay behind and defend. Do not take in the strong
defenders, Grunt, Garrus, Zaeed, because they are too useful in defending,
take the offensive units. 

The game will calculate the defensive value of the characters left behind,
and will kill off squad members based on that value and their loyalty if 
your combined level is not enough. 


 - Get to the Platform

For now, this is similar to the previous platform battle, you need to take
cover and shoot at the enemy. This is quite easy, each platform only sends
in about 2 to 3 drones, which makes things a bit easy. Keep firing and
don't relent, but don't waste your ammo like crazy, we still need it. 

When you finally see the last platform, get rid of the abominations fast.
The good thing about the two scions is because of a glitch, they will not
engage and attack until you go near them, so you can take them out with
accurate fire from your abilities and weapons, and not fear them attacking
you back. Activate the console so we can move onwards. 


 - Destroy the Feeding Tubes

Now, this is going to be tricky. You need to move in onto the platforms,
and take out all the collectors there. Once a team member tells you to
shoot the tubes, turn up and shoot it. You should be able to take two
of them down in a single go, but hurry, they will shut the shutters after
a quick period of time. 

This is very very easy, it is just defending yourself against the collectors
that is hard. However, once you have taken them out, you can shoot down
those 4 tubes. With Adrenaline Rush, and some skill, you can take down 2
of them at once, even 4. Otherwise, with heavy weapons, you can knock down
2 in a single go.

However, stick to your least likely used weapon and abilities, you will
need all the ammo for the last bit. The Reaper will fall to its apparent
death, but it isn't actually dead, it's alive.


 - The Human-Reaper Larvae

Now, we see that it is alive, and you need to target it's weak spot, the
eyes of the machine. There are three eyes, and those are the best spots, or
you can target the large spot on its chest, that is your decision. Now,
the problem is, it will charge up for a very powerful attack, and that is
something that you really don't want to face. You will want to avoid that
at all costs.

However, when it is charging up, it will be stationary, giving you a very
very easy time to shoot it. The best weapon here is the Sniper Rifle, it is
accurate, and the semi-automatic one can unleash 12 rounds on it, and 
best of all, it is very good against armour. The Assault Rifle isn't so
bad either. 

Another little trick is that when it is charging its little attack in its
mouth, it will be liable for damage, and that gives you a big target to
aim for. However, the quickest way is to use a heavy weapon, like the 
M-920 Cain, and shoot for the chest, and that should make it a very easy
fight. 

When the health of the bastard is reduced to about 25% health, then it
will start to move around a bit more, but nothing is going to stop you, so
keep shooting it. Collectors will attack, but your team will deal with
that, so keep your fire on the Reaper. And then kill the bastard.

With that, it is up to you what you want to do with the Reaper base, either
destroy it or kill everyone inside to use it as a base, that is your
final choice. Other than that, lets escape.

Now, as long as you have surviving squad members, you will live, and you
will get three possible endings. If you detonated it, the Illusive Man will
be angry as hell. If you saved the base, he will be happy, and if you
died, then Joker will do it for you. Then, let the credits roll.

After that is all said and done, you can either continue and roam around,
or you can finish and start a new game. The choice is yours Commander. 

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[4.01] Normandy Missions

Side missions are missions that you do on the side, they are not essential to
do, but if you do them, they give you nice rewards that will aid you greatly
when you embark on your main quest, usually providing resources that aids your
researching abilities. I've seperated all the missions into their location, 
making it easier for you. 

--==Normandy: Deliver Ingredients==--

Available   - Immediate After Acquiring Normandy
Quest Giver - Mess Sergeant, Normandy Crew Quarters

Basically, the food on the Normandy is pretty damn bland, without taste, so
the Mess Sergeant, who is basically the cook on the ship, will ask you to
get some ingredients on the Citadel for him if you ask him if the needs 
anything.

When you head into the Citadel, you can purchase the provisions from the
Zakera Cafe, which you will find on your left after entering the Zakera 
Ward. You can purchase it for a total of 500 credits.

When you have the items, head back to the Mess Sergeant on the Normandy to
collect your experience point reward. 


--==Normandy: FBA Couplings==--

Available   - Immediate After Acquiring Normandy
Quest Giver - The Engineers, Normandy Engineering Deck

When you head into the Engineering Deck, you will be able to talk to the
Engineers, who want you to help them purchase some T6 Couplings that will
help their job a bit easier, and they are only available from Omega, seeing
that Nashan Stellar have since discontinued production of these Couplings.

Therefore, head over to Omega when you are there, and you can purchase these
Couplings from Kenn's Salvage Store from Omega for the cheap price of 500
Credits, and compared with items from the rest of the store, it is relatively
cheap. 

Anyway, once you head back to the Normandy, you get to play some Poker with
your Engineers, seeing that they have a bit more free time, and you'll end
up winning, well, at least it covers the cost of your couplings, and they are
happy as well. 


--==Normandy: Serrice Ice Brandy==--

Available   - Immediate After Acquiring Normandy
Quest Giver - Doctor Chakwas, Normandy Medical Centre

When you talk to the Doctor, when you ask if she has all that she needs, she
will mention that from the original Normandy, she used to keep a bottle of
Serrice Ice Brandy for that special occasion, which never arrived, but 
given the destruction of the Normandy SR1, she is missing her bottle. She 
doesn't ask for a bottle, but it would be nice to get her a present.

To finish this quest, you need to head into the Omega Station, and through
the door to the Afterlife, where there is a bar, in which, at the bar, you
can purchase a bottle of brandy, Serrice Ice Brandy, for the Doctor, so you
might as well do so. 

When you finish, you will be able to get the good doctor drunk, and as well
as getting some experience points for finishing the question, you unlock
some more research that you can perform once the tech lab is up and running.

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[4.02] Omega Missions

--==Omega: Archangel: Datapad Recovered==--

Available   - When you do the Archangel Mission
Quest Giver - Datapad on table, near Jaroth

When you are on your Archangel mission, you will be able to see a datapad
shortly after entering the area. Take it, and keep it, you'll want to 
deliver it to Aria. 

It seems that the mercenaries had her as the next target, and this riles 
her up some. Because of this, she gives you to coordinates to a cache of
smuggled goods by the Eclipse gang. So you can head there when you explore
the area. 


--==Omega: Batarian Bartender==--

Available   - When you land on Omega
Quest Giver - Forvan, Bartender in Lower Afterlife

When you talk to Forvan, you can order a drink off him, and do so. After that,
you get totally knocked out because he decided to slip something into your
drink. You wake up near the Market District of Omega, and you are informed 
that the Batarian Bartender has an issue with humans, so any humans that 
order a drink off him, end up dead. You're the first one to survive.

Go back and get your revenge on him. You can fight him, or take the Paragon
or Renegade options. Either way, someone will take him out and eliminate
him, and I can't say he didn't deserve it. When him gone, quest is over, and
you get some experience. And note that a Salarian Bartender will take his
place, and he is more entertaining to boot.

Alternatively, if you have enough Renegade points, you can make him drink his
own poison, killing him, and netting even MORE Renegade points. Or you can
shoot him yourself. 


--==Omega: Packages for Ish==--

Available   - After completing the Horizon Mission
Quest Giver - Ish, on Omega

Talk to Ish, who is immediately right after you enter the main area
of Omega from the Normandy. He is looking for information, and you can help
him by picking it up. There is one datapad in Eternity on Illium, and the
other is outside Saronis on the Citadel.

If you want extra lines with Ish, bring either Miranda or Jacob, as it is
evident that both of them have worked with him at some time or another,
when they were doing more dirty work for Cerberus no doubt. 

You can pick them up and get the reward from him, or you can end the
mission now by convincing him, good or bad, that it is not a good idea to
get the information, because it is evidence against Aria, the leader of
Omega, and it is not advised to get on her bad side. Or point out that he
betrayed Jacob along the way. 

Or you can deliver the packages to Anto, although it will net you a lower
reward, but it will also eliminate Ish from the picture completely, he
will, disappear. 

The best reward is delivering the packages, 4500 Credits and 50 experience
points. Convincing him will be second, 3375 Credits, whilst turning him in
to Anto will net 2250 credits. 

Either way, you will get your money, but the Paragon/Renegade path of
asking him about the stolen data will be far easier. Well, up to you, 
either be delivery boy or get rid of him. 


--==Omega: Smuggling Quarian==--

Available   - When you land on Omega
Quest Giver - Kenn

Kenn is a quarian workin in the store in order to get enough credits to
get off the rock. And he needs 1000 more credits. You can either give him
the credits that he needs, or you can talk to Harrot about the working
conditions and talk to him about Kenn. You can go do that. 


--==Omega: The Patriarch==--

Available   - When you have landed on Omega and talk to Aria
Quest Giver - Grizz, in the Afterlife

When you talk to Grizz, he has a mission for you from Aria, that you need
to protect a Krogan called Patriarch, mainly because he can't keep his mouth
shut, and now the Blood Pack Merceraries, which are Krogan, will be quite
annoyed at, so you will be given the job of getting him into hiding. He is
currently in a small room off the Afterlife, so you will need to find him. 

Find him, and he really won't take to take your advice to run off, so you
will need to help him deal with the thugs. Move towards the Upper Afterlife,
seeing that the Patriarch is in the Lower Afterlife, and the thugs are at
the exit from the Upper Afterlife towards the Normandy. You'll automatically
kill them all, so head back to Patriarch to finish that off. When you do,
you can gain some more Renegade points by reminding him that he is a Krogan.

If you want him to fight a glorious battle, he will enter the battle to 
attempt to kill his would be assassins, but he will end up failing and dying
as a result, netting you more renegade points. 

After all that, head over to Grizz, who directs you to Aria. Although it isn't
what she expected, she is glad you did the job, and shoots 3000 credits your
way. 

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[4.03] Citadel Missions

--==Citadel: Captain Bailey==--

Available   - When you first land on the Citadel
Quest Giver - Citadel Customs

When you first land on the Citadel, the scanners will list you as dead, well,
you were technically dead. So you need to talk to Bailey to clear that all
up. The whole point is to actually talk to him, the important thing is to
note how the Reaper and Geth attack has completely altered what the Citadel
used to be, and what the Citadel is now. And for the sake of things, listen
to the Gunnery Chief when you land. Funny stuff. He also directs you to head
to the Presidium, the Council will want to know you're alive.


--==Citadel: Crime in Progress==--

Available   - When you land on the Citadel
Quest Giver - Overhear a conversation about crime in progress on Zakera Ward
              Level 26, outside the Warehouse

It seems that a Volus and a Quarian are having some trouble, which seems to
be a problem for the C-Sec officer, who doesn't seem to like his job at the
moment. Well, the least you can do is offer your assistance, but the C-Sec
officer doesn't seem to be in a good mood.

The first two places you can look will be the Sirta Foundation and the Ship
Dealer, but both of them don't have any knowledge of this credit chit that 
went mission. So, go to the store inbetween, the Saronis Applications store,
and Marab will tell you that he has the credit chit that Kor Tun, the Volus,
left behind by accident. Go tell him, and you can then do the Paragon move
and get 10 Paragon points by standing up to the C-Sec officer and the Volus
for their poor demeanour. At the end, you get experience and 1000 credits. 

If you don't stick up for the Quarian Lia'Vael, you will get 5 paragon points
for your work, if you do, you will get 10 paragon points as a result. 


--==Citadel: False Positives / Citadel: Forged IDs==--

Available   - After you finish Garrus' Loyalty Mission
Quest Giver - When you find Forged ID's during Garrus' Loyalty Mission OR
              Overhear conversation on Asari on couch between Level 26 and 27

Either you overhear the conversation between the Asari Kalara talking to her
friend about the high security on the Citadel or you find some Forged IDs
during the quest for Garrus's backstabber. Either way, you have a forged ID
or you have someone who wants a forged ID, so you will need to put two and
two together. 

You can do the long thing, and start from well, the start, and talk with her,
and then it will head to the customs officer at the port, and then you'll need
to find the IDs, but either way, the problem can be solved by IDs. Well, you
get the usual experience points and 1000 credits for your troubles. 


--==Citadel: Krogan Sushi==--

Available   - When you land on the Citadel
Quest Giver - Kargesh, a Krogan who is heard overtalking about fish on the
              Presidium on Zakera Ward Level 27.

Apparently, the Krogan Kargesh wants to taste some of the fish that is 
found in the Presidium, but of course, being Krogan, they aren't allowed up
there, so you will need to go up there for them. Well, all you need to do
is to talk to one of the Presidium Groundskeepers, who can be found in the
Dark Star bar upstairs on Level 28. Talk to him, and he will tell you that
the only fish are those that can be bought from the gift store, nothing else.
So purchase them for your aquarium at home.

After that, you can talk to Kargesh, and either give him the truth, which 
nets you some paragon points, or tell him a lie, saying that there are fish
and you get some renegade points, as well as 1000 credits. I prefer lying,
hate to see a Krogan cry. 


--==Citadel: The Council==--

Available   - When you have passed Customs on the Citadel and have read the
              note from Admiral Anderson
Quest Giver - Captain Bailey of C-Sec / Admiral Anderson

When you finish the customs check, it is advised that you head to the
Presidium to talk to the Council about what has happened, and what is 
happening now. When you head up there, you meet an old friend, Admiral, 
previous Captain, Anderson. He seems to be doing rather well for himself. 

Well, the council offically doesn't want to help you, so there is no help 
from them. They really don't want to know about the Reapers, no matter how
true it is. So it looks like the Council is useless, again. Well, that's no
surprise. Shame you didn't get rid of Udina though, he is a royal pain now. 

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[4.04] N7 Missions

N7 missions are basically those on the Normandy, but labelled differently.

--==N7: Abandoned Mine==--

Available   - When you have access to the Minos Wastelands
Quest Giver - Fire a probe into the anomaly on planet Aequitas, Fortis System

Ok, we need to fight some aliens, who we are facing is unknown, so lets 
land on the planet. Once you land, examine the container outside for some
credits, and enter the mine. Straight away, you will notice that we are
dealing with husks. Interesting, so set your weapons to shred down organic
targets. 

Continue your day down the mine, and you'll face more husks, as well as the
abominations, which are basically the advanced and stronger version of husks.
Just what happened here? Keep fighting, bypass a locker for some credits,
and lets take out more of these husks. Fight until you reach the mine logs
to see what happened.

Apparently, they dug up a machine, and by the looks of it, it is one of the
Reaper's indoctrination machines, and they turned themselves into husks.
This isn't good. Well, we have to kill the rest of them now, we don't have
much of a choice. 

Move into the room, and continue fighting. The problem is, the game will
spawn infinite amount of husks so you will need to fire and advance into
the room containing the indoctrination device. In the room, shoot the two
bombs, and escape from the area. 


--==N7: Abandoned Research Station==--

Available   - After you complete N7: Wrecked Merchant Freighter
Quest Giver - Land on Jarrahe Station in the Strabo System.

This is an interesting quest, the research station you land on is empty and
you need to escape, because the VI onboard the system has gone crazy. Looks
like we need to play some shooting games again. Move into the next room and
read the PDA. It looks like the VI is trying to kill them all, not a nice
move. 

Move on ahead and restore the power to the docking area, and you can move
on ahead. Looks like the main power is down, and the VI seems paranoid about
infection of some kind. This looks more and more creepy as we go along. 

Okay, take the door on the right and move on to restore power to the living
quarters. Use the console there to restore power to all the doors to move
on ahead. Once all 5 doors are enabled, move through the previously locked
door. Ahead, loot the personal lockers for some credits and move back to the
Hub room.

Back to the Hub room, take the door on the left, to the Research labs. 
With the power back on, you need to reposition the armour plates ahead 
in the lab to blow up the hub at the back, so fiddle with the computers 
till the testing area is destroyed. 

Next, back to the Hub room, is the area in front of the mainframe, the 
Engineering area. There are going to be plasma vents, so you will want to
avoid the gas, don't worry if you teammates fall, as long as you are alive,
it is all good. Turn right in order to loot some credits, and then back on
the main path, avoiding the plasma vents, to restore power to Engineering.

Now, back to the Hub room, you can restore the main power for the Hub Room,
and access the VI, and now, shut the damn thing down. It seems that all 
this started with the Corsica, the ruined freighter on Neith, docked with
it and left. Well, the mission is done when you shut down the VI, and you
get 3750 credits and 125 experience per usual. With this, you will get the
next part of the quest.


--==N7: Anomalous Weather Detected==--

Available   - After you have access to the Pylos Nebula
Quest Giver - Find the Anomaly on Canalus, Dirada Systen, Pylos Nebula

Well, it appears that there is some Geth activity on this planet when
you land, so lets have a little look on this planet. 

Well, when you land, the area behind you will have some palladium on
it, but the problem with this mission is that there is very, very low
visibility. It is nearly impossible to see very far. So when you move
towards the geth, you are constantly have to take some cover, take some
steady aim, and see if the geth pop up on your screen, which allows you
to quickly get rid of them before you get shot. 

Well, move ahead, and make sure you collect the palladium dumps along
the way. Well, the geth here are nothing special, just apply your normal
methods of disposing of mechs and you'll be set. What you do need to look
out for are the hunters, they can cloak on you, but you can see their 
outline.

Anyway, move all the way to the end to complete this mission. You will
get a Damage Protection upgrade for yourself, and 7500 credits from
Cerberus. 


--==N7: Archeological Dig Site==--

Available   - After you have access to Jacob's Loyalty Mission
Quest Giver - Anomaly on Joab, Enoch, Rosetta Nebula

There appears to be some Blue Sun activity on this planet, so let us have a
little look on what is going on. Well, when you land, a suspicious Batarian
will run back inside, so you need to head in and retrieve an artifact. Well,
soon, the Blue Sun mercenaries will storm out, so you will need cover and a
long range weapon to take them out effectively. When they are down, you can
move to your left, and retrieve 2 boxes of element zero. With that, you can
move through the door. 

Enter the main room and prepare for a firefight on two fronts. The door in
front of you will have a fair amount of Blue Suns troops firing at you, and
when they are done, more will be coming from the area above. When they
are down, investigate the area, for a personal locker, containing credits, a
medi-kit, as well as the computer terminal. That has some details on this
mission, it seems ExoGeni is involved. For those not clued in, they were 
the ones playing with the Thorian back on Feros in the first Mass Effect
game. 

When done, enter the room on the side for a foot locket containing more
credits, and when done, follow the path up, then down the ramp, then through
the door. Move ahead, kill the remaining troops inside, and collect the
element zero, reading the PDA along the way. For this, you need to find
the MSV Strontium Mule, which is carrying the artifact. 

Move into the room ahead, and access the Prothean video log, and that will
complete the mission. For those who remember, the flash that Shepard gets
is very similar to the one that he gets when he touched the beacon on Eden
Prime, in the first game. Only difference, he sees a prothean at the end. The
next mission is the MSV Strontium Mule, in the Omega System.


--==N7: Blood Pack Base==--

Available   - After you have completed the N7: Blood Pack Communications Relay
Quest Giver - Completing the above mission

You first need to have a map to the Shrike Abyssal, well, land on the planet
when you are ready. Land on the planet, collecting the palladium when you
go on, and then, you'll get into a fight with some vorcha. They are quite
annoying, but you have a clear height advantage, which you can use to turn
into headshots. From there, keep following along the path. 

Keep going down the path, it is all vorcha here, until you reach the main
room, in which you will see a krogan, at last. Well, he won't last very
long anyway. Shoot him down, kill him, and that should be it for enemies.
From here, shoot all 4 containment cells, and then leave the room, and
that should wrap up the mission.

You get the usual 7500 credits from Cerberus, as well as a heavy weapon
ammo research and finally, well, experience. 


--==N7: Blood Pack Communications Relay==--

Available   - After you have completed Horizon
Quest Giver - Anomaly on Tarith, Lasarn, Cresent Nebula

It appears that there is some Blood Pack mercenary activity on the
planet, so lets go down to have a look. Well, move to the first 
beacon site, so activate it, and use that as a guide to where you will
need to go next. As such, keep activating all the beacons that you
will see so you can have a set path to follow. Be careful, there aren't
any mercenaries on the path, but there are some native wildlife, that
will explode when they run out of health. These Klixen look ugly as 
well. 

Well, keep following the path, you can take the side trails, they often
lead to some Platinum that you can take. After the long winding path, 
you will reach the relay, and the boss is there, and well, they probably
got ditched, after you see the little gunship fly off. Well, take them
out. This will lead you to another mission, one where you get to take
on the Blood Pack, in force. 

But still, you get the standard credits for this mission, overall 7500 
credits, as well as 125 experience points. 


--==N7: Blue Suns Base==--

Available   - After you have completed N7: MSV Strontium Mule
Quest Giver - That above mission.

Lets land on the planet that we are told to land. Well, lets roll. Land
and they know we're here. So we need to eliminate them as quick as
possible. There is plenty of cover, so use it to eliminate them. This
should be easy. Lets move inside when we're done. 

Well, it is a massive firefight, that's for sure. Take cover behind the
glass and shoot back. With the height advantage, it makes your life 
a little easier. When they are all killed, the room to your right will
be the living quarters, so head in there and have a look around, and it
will have a wall safe containing some credits for you to borrow. 

Back on the main path, it seems we need to go for a little nature walk. 
Collect the Iridium and move through the door. Well, in this room, 
there are going to be 2 YMIR mechs here, and whist your teammates will
go down pretty quick, you can play this carefully and lure them to the
explosive crates and overload them them. Otherwise, they are nothing
you haven't fought before.

After you take the two mechs down, the rest of the troopers come along
and fight. The Captain himself will come down for a little party. At this
time, shoot them all, and quickly. 

Now, when all those little troopers out of the way, lets clear out the
rooms. The room on the left will have a wall safe with some credits, and the
room on the right has a log of their activity. When you are done, head
into the main room, bypassing the door, and finish this mission off once
and for all. 


--==N7: Captured Mining Facility==--

Available   - After you have completed Horizon
Quest Giver - Anomaly on Helyme, Zelene, Cresent Nebula.

There appears to be Eclipse activity in this mining facility, so we will
need to go down there to have a look. Have a look at the cargo computer
to see what we are dealing with. Not much information. This is going to
be interesting. Enter the room to start a fight with the Eclipse
mercenaries in this area.

Now for the standard fight and move forward routine. Loot the area, and
when you are ready, bypass the door to continue for this mission. Fight
your way through the platform area, and from here, you will need to 
get to the mainframe and hack it. It will take some time to decrypt the
machine, so you'll need to defend against the Eclipse soldiers. 

Keep up the fight, they will start sending in more Vanguards and their
Captain at you, but with a good cover position, and some snipers to
cover you, you should be able to defend yourself against all that they
will throw at you. When that is done, you will get 7500 credits. That
is from the field. Cerberus will funnel another 7500 to you after you
complete the mission. 


--==N7: Eclipse Smuggling Depot==--

Available   - After you complete the Archangel Mission
Quest Giver - Aria on Omega if you complete the Datapad quest.

When you land, you will see that you are going to be greeted by some 
Heavy Mechs, the YMIR type, but they aren't going to start by firing at
you first, they are going to target the crates first, to destroy their 
cache first.

Basically, the rule is that you have 20 boxes that you want to save, but
the catch is, the mechs are going to start working on it. So you will want
to take them out before they destroy all the boxes. Each box is worth, at
the end, about 175 credits each, so its a fair chunk of money at the end.

The best way to take out the mechs is to have some upgraded weapons, in
particular, an upgraded sniper rifle for headshot damage. First, use your
tech powers to overload the shields, then, headshot it to destroy the
armour and the health of the mech, which will eliminate it.

There are going to be three of them, but they will not come after you till
you start firing on it, they will be too busy destroying evidence. Unless
you use heavy weapons profusely, you will not be able to save more than
10, but are those small chunks of credit worth the heavy weapon ammo, that
is the question. 	


--==N7: Endangered Research Station==--

Available   - After you have access to the Caleston Rift
Quest Giver - Anomaly on the Sinmara planet, Solveig system

For this, land on the planet, and you need to activate the magnetic 
shields to stop the station from going boom. 

This is a straightforward mission. Move along the platform, and salvage
the broken generator for some resources. Once you get to the control
platform, play with the switch so the yellow light is facing the
Cooling Generator, and then activate it. Then, move it to the shield
generator and activate it. Finally, move the yellow light to the shield
controls, and that should finish the mission, netting you 7500 credits
from Cerberus. 


--==N7: Javelin Missiles Launched==--

Available   - After you raid the Blue Suns base OR scan and probe Franklin
Quest Giver - Either of the above. 

You have 5 minutes to disarm the missiles. And there are going to be
Batarians all over the place. Not nice. 

Shoot your way through this place, this isn't going to be easy, but no
one said it would. There are plenty of batarian targets here, so you will
need some accurate shoot to quickly eliminate them, so you don't have to
worry about you getting killed.

Move quickly, through the first door, bypass it, shoot your way through,
bypass the second door, kill the commander, and then, you get the kill
switch terminal to play with. Problem, there is only 1 kill-switch, and
there are 2 missiles. There are two targets. The first is the spaceport
and industrial area, which the Alliance wants to protect, but it will
cost a few thousands lifes. However, the second will target a residential
district, and it will save a few thousand lives, but the planet is no 
longer useful and the citizens will be sent off the planet. There are no
points awarded here, so it is up to you.

Before you leave, loot the wall safe for the credits, and there is a crate
of Palladium lying around, make sure to collect that as well. 


--==N7: Hahne-Kedar Facility==--

Available   - After you complete N7: Abandoned Research Station
Quest Giver - Land on Capek in the Titan Nebula

You land on the planet, and your first goal is to shut down the production
lines of the planet. The scan will indicate that you will have to face
infected mechs, so plan accordingly. 

Head towards the facility, and you will get some mechs running out as
security, so take some cover to take them out quickly before entering the
facility. Inside the facility, move into the room ahead, cleaning out the
medi-kit and the wall safe, as well as reading the computer logs for some
more information. 

Move through the door into the main room, and here, things get very very
hairy. There is going to be a lot of mechs, and whilst they do come in 
waves, you are best off taking cover, until you have completely stopped
their advance. So you should only advance when no more mechs come along 
to face you.

At times, you will run out of ammo with one weapon, so you will need to
switch and use your powers carefully in order to defeat the rest of the
mechs, but even though you might defeat the mechs, there are plenty of
heat sinks that they will leave behind. Also, don't forget that there is
plenty of Element Zero to collect.

Fight your way through the maze and enter the next room, collecting the
element zero along the way. The final room contains the production line
controls, so shut it down after completing the hacking minigame. 

Afterwards, you get your usual debrief, so you will get the 3750 credits
that Cerberus will send you on top of what you have obtained, and 125
experience points. 


--==N7: Imminent Ship Crash==--

Available   - After you have access to the Pylos Nebula
Quest Giver - Landing on the MSV Broken Arrow

Well, there are geth on this ship, and you have 6 minutes to complete this
mission, seeing it is going to crash on a planet, and to make things worse,
there is a 100 crates of military grade munitions on it. Well, lets save
this ship.

First up, you need to bypass the door. Do it. Enter the room and shoot down
the geth, quickly, and override the lock on the door to proceed. We don't
have a lot of time here. Move into the engine room, and for this, you need
to be able to use your team well. You need to restore power to both
engine couplings, but you need to stay near the acecss panel in order to
complete the job. This leaves you without cover. And there are two of them,
so you need to do things properly. 

Well, fire and survive as best you can to get those two couplings up and
running, and once that is done, run upstairs to activate the engine, and
that will complete the mission, and save the colony. You get 7500 credits
from Cerberus for your efforts. 


--==N7: Lost Operative==--

Available   - After you get the message from Cerberus
Quest Giver - Message from Cerberus Command Centre on the Private Terminal

This message will tell you that there is an operative mission from Cerberus
on Lorek, a planet in the Fathar system. Once there, you will find an anomaly
which is the transmitter of the lost Cerberus operative. And you will be 
facing Eclipse personnel. So it will be a fight. 

When you land, there is a crate of Platinum there, so many sure you pick that
up, and go forward. In the main room, it will be a firefight, and you need
to be careful because most of the troops here will be using biotics to some
extent, so you want to take cover and accurate shots. 

When you have taken them out, you can move forwards to the security console
to find that your operative did not live. The terminal next to it will hold
some credits. In the room north of your position, there will be a medikit as
well as a wall safe, with credits inside. The room next to that will have some
more refined platinum. To progress, you need to bypass the door on the west
side. 

Bust down the door, and you will have access to the data. From that, you
can either upload it to the Alliance, Cerberus, or keep it for yourself. 
Either way, complete the mission, getting 3750 from Cerberus for completion
as well as credits and platinum you have salvaged. 


--==N7: Mining the Canyon==--

Available   - When you have aceess to the Caleston Rift
Quest Giver - Uncover the anomaly on Taitus, in the Talava system

Ok, land on the planet, and well, there isn't much fighting here. Land on
the planet, and read the datapad to learnt that it was purchased from
Harrot on Omega. Well, collect the nearby power cells, and activate the
mech, using the bypass system. It will stop right after, but insert the
power cells to keep it moving. It will do the demolishing for you. 

Into the next room, grab the power cells to keep it moving, and insert 
them when it powers down. Ahead, there are going to be some enemies, some
varren, which are soooooo hard to take down. Lets keep getting more power
cells and inserting them into the YMIR mech. Well, it will head into the
cache and take down the wall, before blowing up, so collect your 5000 
Platinum. And for some reason, Cerberus gives you 7500 credits as well.


--==N7: MSV Estevanico==--

Available   - When you get access to the Normandy
Quest Giver - Fire probe into the anomaly on Zanethu, in the Ploitari 
              system, Hourglass Nebula. 

Your journal will ask for caution and with guns drawn, it'll get it. Shoot
the loose tile when you land to stabalise the ship a little bit so you don't
crash the ship and it will form a bridge for the immediate lower region,
which contains some resources for you to collect. 

Move on ahead, and this is a straightforward path, so you will need to 
do some obstacle jumping and moving around, but this is a straightforward
mission, all you need to do is to get to the end of the level and access
the mainframe, and that is about all there is to the mission, of course,
the data, well, that's another issue. 

At the end, you get your usual 125 Experience and your 3750 credits from
Cerberus.


--==N7: MSV Strontium Mule==--

Available   - After completing N7: Archeological Dig Site
Quest Giver - When you have completed the above quest.

Anyway, head to the Omega system to start this quest. Lets do this. We 
are going to be facing Blue Sun mercenaries here. This is going to be fun. 
Well crap, they know where here, so take some cover, and wait for the
mercenaries to turn up and give you a little firefight. Nothing too
hard, you've done this before, been there, done that kinda thing. 

with that, lets move through and up the stairs, eliminating the armed
guards near the doors. Kill them, bypass the hub security console, and
from there, you have all three doors open. Now, which door goes to 
where?

The door to the left and right lead to the maintenance and medical areas 
respectively, both areas lead to upstairs. However, you can search
around, but the areas are locked, except for one. However, the last door,
the one dead ahead at the fork of three doors, will need some help,
seeing that is the Engine room, and you need to clean it out. Back
upstairs, we need to find that one area. 

Move to the bridge, and on the right, there is the bridge security console
that you need to hack. Open the door, and take some cover. There are going
to be a fair amount of troopers inside, including the Captain and his
bodyguard, both of which have 3 bars of health, health, shields and armour.
Eliminate them.

With them gone, behind you, doggy mechs will come along and try to give
you a fight, and after them, the rest of the mercenaries, including their
last officer, a sergeant. Kill them all. Then, we get to have a look
around the ship. Now, back on the bridge, access the ship logs to get
the codes for the cargo canister. The room containing it is directly
opposite the bridge, to the left. EDI informs you that all Blue Suns are
dead. About time. 

Once in the room, read the transmitter to see that the Sergeant decided
to double-cross his captain, to have us eliminate them, and he can have
all the loot. Well, he's dead now. Anyway, the research module that you
can hack will have a Heavy Skin weave upgrade for you, there is a container
of Iridium, and the payload will give 3750 credits. That will complete
the mission, and you get more money from Cerberus. This will also lead
to the mission N7: Blue Suns Base.


--==N7: Quarian Crash Site==--

Available   - After you have access to Hades Nexus
Quest Giver - Anomaly on Gei Hinnom, Sheol System

On the planet, there is a ruined quarian crash site, a shipwreck, so 
lets land on the planet to check it out. When you land, you see the
familar site of a varren, and you can guess that your main targets are
going to be organic, so plan your weapons accordingly. 

Well, stabalise the Quarian when you get close enough, making sure to
loot everything along the way, and from there, you need to defend her
from the varren that are incoming. They will come in packs, so you will
need powerful weapons that can either kill them outright or spit out
enough bullets to end them. 

Anyway, defend her and kill all the varren until you shuttle has
landed, and lift off to see Shepard practice his excellent kicking 
skills. 


--==N7: Wrecked Merchant Freighter==--

Available   - When you get access to the Normandy
Quest Giver - Fire a Probe into the Anomaly on Neith, Amir system, Eagle 
              Nebula. 

When you land on the planet, it appears that there is a lot of wreckage
around, which is good, you can get access to a lot of Platinum here as
well as some credits from salvaging parts. All across the floor there are
the parts of the ship, something has gone horribly wrong. And the fact
that you're moving with weapons drawn doesn't help. 

When you are moving, the most concerning is the shipping manifest, there are
some mechs on the loose, so you need to be careful whilst we are looting all
the goodies here. 

Move ahead and deactivate the beacon. However, that's when the problem starts
to pop up. Once you toy with that, you'll activate all the mechs that were
lost in the cargo, and there is an infinite amount of them, so really don't
bother fighting them. However, that massive YMIR mech is going to be a 
problem.

You need to take cover, and shoot that sucker down, wait until it pauses to
reload, and shoot the hell out of it. If you want to use heavy weapons, now
is a good time, seeing that you need to blast the crap out of it. After that,
just kill the mechs that are in your way, and then take the shuttle to get
out of the area.

Cerberus, despite it being none of their business, will fork over 3750 
credits for the mission, how nice of them. After this, you will be able to
land on Jarrahe station for the next part of the quest. 

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[4.05] Illium Missions

--==Illium: Blue Rose of Illium==--

Available   - When you first land on Illium
Quest Giver - Asari next to Memories of Illium

Well, an asari is getting the crappy poetry from a Krogan, so you will want
it to stop. When you talk to her, it seems that she well, doesn't want to
have kids with him, and isn't sure what to do, stay with him, or breakup. So
it is your job to convince her either way, and of course, that will determine
what type of points you get, be it paragon or renegade. 

At the end, you get a discount for Memories of Illium, the store. Better than
nothing I guess.


--==Illium: Indentured Servent==--

Available   - When you first land on Illium
Quest Giver - Slave Broker in Eternity bar

Basically, you can talk to a slave broker who wants to sell off a Quarian for
service to Synthetic Insights. Well, SI don't want her, so you will need to
convince them that she is useful. Seeing that you can't free her due to your
contract, and well, it isn't exactly slavery, they actually get paid and they
get food. Well, talk to the SI rep who is relatively closeby. Or you can 
convince the slave broker to keep her.

Well, either way, you will be using your paragon or renegade options to
get the party to help out the Quarian, and when you do, you will get some more
renegade and paragon points, as well as some credits. Everybody loves credits.


--==Illium: Liara T'Soni==--

Available   - When you first land on Illium
Quest Giver - The Concierge who tells you about Liara


 - Hack Security Nodes

When you land on Illium, the usual fees are waived, due to Liara, a former
teammate from the first Mass Effect game. She can be found in the 
administration section. Go and talk to her. She will ask you to help her
hacks some security terminals, and then upload data from them, and then
she can help you further. Before you go, you can ask for information on
Thane and Samara if you need it. 

Okay, now you need to find the server nodes, and there is one right next
to the security station in the market area. The server node is close to
the Baria Frontiers store. The next one is left of the first terminal, and
the vulnerable server is behind the Memories of Illium store. The third
node is next to the second and the vulnerable station is right in front of
you. When you have uploaded all three, head back to Liara. You will have
already gotten 40 experience points and some renegade points, but you will
get 2000 credits from her when you talk to her. 


 - The Observer

When you are done, you can talk to her again, and you get another mission, 
you need to help her find the Observer. But for now, you need to hack the
datapoints. The first datapoint can be found just downstairs. Hack it. The
data will tell you that the Vorcha will want to terminate the Salarian and
the Observer recommend a kill. So it can't be either of those two. 3 left. 

The next datapoint is in trading area ahead, to your left. This is datapoint
4, saying that the Turian is working well with the trader, who is the Vorcha.
The next datapoint is ahead of you to the left. It mentions that the trader
tried to kill the Batarian. Next datapoint is next to Serrice Technology,
saying that the Turian is asking too many questions. One more left. The
last one is in Eternity. Now, we need to piece it together.

 Vorcha - Trader
 Salarian - Contact but not Observer
 Turian - Too many questions, not Observer, probably Smuggler
 Batarian - Most likely to be the Assassin

That leaves the Krogan out. But there is a single problem. All 5 suspects
are male. The Observer is constantly referred to as FEMALE. That isn't right,
so call up Liara and tell her that the data doesn't fit. It seems the
assistant was pulling the wool over Liara's eyes. Well, you get 5000 credits,
some experience and 5 Paragon points for your efforts here. And that's about
it for Liara. 


--==Illium: Medical Scans==--

Available   - When you first land on Illium
Quest Giver - Colonist near Baria Frontiers

Well, the colonist here is a survivor from Zhu's Hope, on Feros, back during
the events of the first Mass Effect game. Well, now that they are still 
alive, they are getting medical scans, but it appears that the scans are
very invasive, and Baria Frontiers has a contract saying that they can do
that. Well, lets have a word with them. 

Well, that lady seems to hate aliens a lot, so probe a little, and when you
get the option, end it all with a little Paragon magic or a little Renegade
threat. Either way, she will relent and back down, so go talk to the 
colonist. Talking to her ends the mission. No reward for you :(


--==Illium: The Assassin: Salarian Family Data==--

Available   - When you are completing the recruitment of Thane, the Assassin
Quest Giver - Once you pick up the PDA during the mission

Well, once you pick up that PDA, it won't be useful till you get back to
Illium. Once there, you can find a salarian, near the shipping area, who is
making a call, you can give him the data.

He will seem happy, so he will give you the standard experience points, as
well as 1500 credits and some renegade and paragon points. A nice touch to
be sure. 


--==Illium: The Justicar: Smuggling Data==--

Available   - During the recruitment of the Justicar
Quest Giver - Datapad containing the shipping details

This is a shipping manifest that Pitne is a smuggler, and you can either
turn it into the police, via the detective, in order to get the 4200 bounty
and some paragon points, or you can give it to the volus, and he will give
you some renegade points, not sure if it is a glitch or not, but he doesn't
seem to pay. Oh well. Give it to the police officer for the money. 4200
credits is still money. 


--==Illium: The Justicar: Stolen Goods Found==--

Available   - When you find the shipping records for Mr Thax during the
              Justicar mission
Quest Giver - Finding the shipping manifest during Justicar mission

This is a simple mission, you will need to find that little shipping manifest
when you are looking for Samara, and after that, when you next land on 
Illium, a Krogan will find you, and he will give you some credits, 1500 to
be exact, 40 experience points and some renegade points in order to complete
the mission. 


--==Illium: The Prodigal: Lost Locket Found==--

Available   - When you are doing Miranda's loyalty mission
Quest Giver - Collecting the locket near the end of the level

Well, you have completed the loyalty mission, but you have a locket. A lady
was looking for a locket that she lost in the transportation hub, but she
can't get there. She is currently located near the Normandy, at the Customs
area of sorts. Head there. She is near the balcony.

For that, you get some experience, paragon points, and 500 credits. Not much,
but good money for such little work. 

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[4.06] Loyalty Missions

Loyalty missions are missions that you can do for your team members, to help
them resolve a personal issue, and in return, they become loyal to you, and
they will unlock new powers due to that loyalty.

--==Garrus: Eye for an Eye==--

Available   - After Horizon and a few missions
Quest Giver - Talk to Garrus until he gives you his Loyalty mission

When you speak with him, Garrus has found the person who betrayed his
team back on Omega, the Sidonus infamous as the backstabber. It seems that
his contacts have found the person who helped the backstabber, a person by
the name of Fade, located on the Citadel. Lets go there first. Head through
C-Sec and Captain Bailey will tell you to look inside the warehouse down
on Level 26, so lets head there. The forger's thugs are inside. 

Inside, there is the contact, but he doesn't seem willing. You can interrupt
here to get some Renegade points, but nothing else really matters. We need
to head to the factory district to see Harkin, a former C-Sec officer from
the first game, and a utter asshat as well. Take the rapid transit there to
get this done. 

We see Harkin, and he recognises you, and well, you are bad news. Take down
the Blue Sun mercenaries and follow the bastard. Keep following him, taking
down more mercenaries and the mechs that are defending him. He won't survive
for long. In the large shipping room ahead, there is a wall safe on the left
hand side with 1500 credits in it. 

Keep fighting the enemies up ahead, and bypass the circuit boards for some
more money, ideally, you do this without enemies firing into your position
all the time. Clear the all out, and fight your way to the bridge controls,
where you can salvage some heavy weapon ammo and a medi-kit, as well as 
some Iridium and 4500 credits from the laptop. When you are ready, you
can lower the controls. 

In the next area, there are going to be more Blue Sun mercenaries, as well
as a YMIR mech, though this time, in closer quarters, the heavy weapons it
will be firing will be more of a cause for concern, so you will want to
take that bastard down as fast as possible. That way, it will save your
ammo for someone else. When you finish wiping them out, move towards the
door, bypass the circuit boards while you're at it. 

In the next room, we know that the Blue Suns are up to something but none
the less, make sure you get the forged IDs off the computer, and sweep the
room of its valuables. Move into the next room through the door, and hack
the terminal for a Sniper Rifle damage upgrade. Now, into the fire. 

Well, they are going to be dropping plenty of mechs and soldiers, so take
cover and take them out from a distance. Once you get to the opposite side,
well, trouble, 2 YMIR mechs will be dropped, and whilst you are going to be
the target, your team can dispatch one, and with that, you can concentrate
and wipe out the other. 

Dispatch them, and from here, it is cutscenes all around. You will deal with
Harkin the way you want to, he is scum anyway, and then you can deal with
Sidonus, you can warn him, or let Garrus take the shot. I have no like towards
backstabbers, so I let him shoot the bastard. Betrayal repaid. 

With that, Cerberus will send you funding and even get rid of the charges
against you, after all, they could take over their network and make money
out of it. Well, Garrus is now loyal towards Shepard. That's good. 


--==Grunt: Rite of Passage==--

Available   - After Horizon and a few missions
Quest Giver - Talk to Grunt until he gives you his Loyalty mission

For this, you need to talk with Grunt, and then you need to head over to 
Tuchanka. Talking with the Clan Chief, you will need to speak to the shaman
about the Rite of Passage. Thing is, with Grunt being a part of your 
crew, you will need to join him through this. Great. 

Well, talking to the Shaman, make sure to use a lot of renegade options,
because they like that, a lot. Be reall aggressive. Anyway, when you are
ready, we shall begin the Rite of Passage, whatever it is. When you get
there, don't touch the keystone instantly, you will want to loot everything
first, we can survive whatever that keystone throws at us. 

The first wave is relatively simple, the keystone will just throw waves and
waves of Varren at you, it is nothing you can't handle. They may be fast,
but they will always go for the melee, so you will have plenty of time to 
shoot them down, and melee them back. Easy prey. When you are done, go to
the keystone and go for round two. 

Round two will basically be an army of Klixen, basically, self-destructing
bombs that will slowly moves towards you, so you will want to shoot them
down, whilst that thing, probably a Thresher Maw, is moving about, disrupting
everything. I hate bugs. Squash the next wave, and then, activate the
keystone again. 

The next wave is the Thresher Maw. These things are nasty, it is packed with
armour, and taking cover is useless. The only attack it will do is spit 
some nasty poison at you, so when it is spitting, you just need to move out
of the way, it isn't homing.

It is heavily armoured, so you will need to survive for 5 minutes. Not long
at all. Well, although it is armoured, it will nearly always go for you, so
you will want to take cover, and shoot it. The tall towers will fall, so go
for the concrete barricades instead. Have your teammates shoot as well, this
doesn't take that long to go down. I cleaned it up in 2. 

After that, it seems that the jealous little krogan shows up with a few 
friends. And they want a fight. Fine by me, if you can take down a Thresher
Maw, what's a few little krogan to it? Lambs to the slaughter. Shoot and kill
them all, and unlike last time, there is plenty of cover to play with. With
that, the mission ends. Cerberus will give the usual funding, and you get
a Shotgun Damage upgrade at the end of the mission, automatically. 


--==Jack: Subject Zero==--

Available   - After Horizon
Quest Giver - Talk to Jack until she gives you her Loyalty Mission

With this, Jack seeks answers from the Cerberus facility on Pragia, that
is in the Nubian Expanse, and she wants you to go there to find her the
answers about what Cerberus did to her. So land there, and help her find
her answers. 

Land down in the rain, and lets go. Move into the facility, and move past
the door to find a locked terminal for credits. Move into the door, turn
off the security console, and lets keep moving. 

In the large room, the only thing to note is the locked storage crate
that you can bypass for some credits, and that's about it. Move on, 
salvaging a medikit, after fighting some Varren in the main room. Lets
keep progressing, it seems relatively quiet here. 

Move forwards, entering the bypassed room for some element zero. Jack
will remark that for an abandoned facility, there seems to be fresh
dead varren. And that isn't a good sign.

From there, move into the next room, and take some cover because we will
be fighting a fair few blood pack mercenaries. That doesn't make things any
easier, but we will need to take them out quickly. With that, pack the
pda that is on the side, and bypass the door to move onwards. 

From that main room, head onwards, following the linear path, and when you
get to the alleyway where you need to eliminate some mercenaries and some
varren, you will need to look on the side for a room containing some circuit
boards that you can salvage for some money. 

Move into the next room, and onwards till you get close to Jack's cell, 
where you can move and collect data from the security consoles, you can 
salvage some tech, a Biotic Damage upgrade is obtained from hacking the
research terminal, and the usual power cells and medi-gel. Lets move into
Jack's Room. 

Into the next area, and there are more mercenaries to wipe out, including
the big boss of them. The vorcha are easy to take out with your weapons,
but they will be packing flamethrowers. The krogans are harder, but they
won't charge you down until you eliminate the vorcha. The boss will start
to charge once you take down his weaklings.

After they are all down, bypass the secure container at the back, where the
krogans were, and enter the door. From there, it is your choice on what happens
from that point. Otherwise, continue to take a walk with Jack, and from there,
you blow up the place.

Now, this is the important part. If you have completed both Jack's and 
Miranda's mission, there will be a disagreement between the two. At that 
point, you need to either have an EXTREMELY high paragon or renegade squad
to keep both of them apart, or favour one over the other. If so, I will
say you disadvantage Jack, because you can then obtain a high paragon 
or renegade score to make her loyal again, because who you disadvantage will
lose their loyalty to you. Your choice. 


--==Jacob: The Gift of Greatness==--

Available   - After Horizon
Quest Giver - Talk to Jacob until he gives you his Loyalty mission

When you talk to Jacob, he tells you that the ship his father was on, the
Hugo Gernsback, suddenly activated his beacon a week ago, despite it
being missing for years. Well, something isn't right, and whilst it may 
open old wounds, Jacob tells you that he wants to get to the end of it. Well,
it is in the Rosetta Nebula, so head there and start this.

Anyway, land on the planet, and look at the wonderful scenary and powerful
music in the background. Anyway, EDI tells you to get to the ship, there may
be interesting technology inside. 

Ahead, the officer logs aren't that useful, but those parts that you can
salvage for credits is. Talk to the activated VI to learn that Taylor, Jacob's
father, activated the beacon years after the Gernsback landed on the planet,
nearly a decade. We need to get to the bottom of this. 

Enter the ship to hack a PDA for some credits, and listen to some of the logs.
With the information the VI has given you, people have gone insane. Anyway,
ahead of the VI are some crates, and here, you encounter a survivor. There are
survivors? Well, after you talk to her, a group of hunters, as they are so
called, interrupt. Former Alliance personnel. We have to kill some of our
own, when our job is to save them. This is sad.

Kill them all, they won't be hard, just a bar of health, and move onwards. 
There are some parts, among the crates, that you can salvage for some more
credits. From there, head towards the colony.

This keeps getting more strange. In here, all the survivors are well, female.
That is strange. Well, get the med-kit and save the doctor from the mech
patrol. The Doctor will give you a datalog, and you will start to get the
picture. All the males are exiled or killed. All his officers are dead. Only
the women live, and they are assigned like possessions. We need to confront
Taylor, Senior, and get to the bottom of this. But as far as I am concerned,
it will probably end with bullets. 

More ahead, and you'll be facing more mechs. Once you get to a large area,
move to the right, there are some parts you can salvage, as well as a heavy
pistol that you can scan for an upgrade. With that, lets keep moving ahead.
Odds are, we're facing more mechs, so deal accordingly. 

Ahead, there are some mechs, and now, we need to deal with some brainwashed
guards. What makes this worse is that there is a YMIR mech that you need to
fight as well. This makes things a bit more difficult, as you need to target
and eliminate that mech first, before you can turn on the guards, which 
among them is an engineer. Just what the hell is going on around here. 

Well, that's all for armed resistance, through that door is "Captain" Taylor.
Time to get the answers you've been looking for, but well, it is time you 
finish the mission, get the usual Cerberus reward, and move on. 


--==Legion: A House Divided==--

Available   - After collecting the IFF and reactivating Legion
Quest Giver - Talk to Legion and it will give you this instantly

It looks like the Heretics are planning to upload a virus that will make
all geth worship the Reapers, and we really don't want that. This will be
the mission that you can do to activate the IFF, so lets help Legion and
kill some geth. Head to the Sea of Storms to start this mission. Dock on
the station and move down the ramp.

In the room, this is how it will go. You see the little green tiles on
the floor, step on them, and out come the geth. Your goal in each room is
to destroy the geth hub. That will open the door to the next room, and
you will be able to salvage the technology for credits. 

Move into the alleyway, and here, you can activate the rocket drones to
assist you in damaging the geth. Move into the next room where there are
two geth hubs that you can destroy. As a reminder, your teammates will
not shoot cloaked targets, so you do it manually. 

Move through the corridors, shooting the sentries as they stand. There 
isn't a lot yet, so enter the next room. In the room, shoot down the two
hunters, and note that you have two rocket drones here at your disposal.
Shoot them down, and continue along the path through this space station.

Enter the next room, shooting the geth in there, and hack the geth
terminal for the shield upgrade for Legion. Into the next room. This seems
all too quiet. In the next room, there is some action, there are two
geth hubs here, and a fair amount of targets to shoot, so lets get rid
of them all. 

Well once, you get to the main control room, you can activate the geth
terminal, and at that point, you need to defend the area. There are 6 turrets
on the floor below and there are 2 on your level. The geth come in waves,
so it is you who will need to activate the turrets so it will aid you, but
ultimately, they will be destroyed, you will need to kill the geth waves
yourself. This is where you need to take cover.

They will move up the ramp, and they will attack. This is hard because most
of the time you are fighting a war on two fronts, and there is about 4 waves
of geth, each wave will have geth froming from 2 entrances from the lower
level. Again, crowd control is valuable here.

When they are dead and the upload is complete, it is up to you what you
want to do, rewrite the heretics or you can destroy them. Legion lets you
have that decision, because you were the one who fought them, that and Legion
is conflicted on what to do. 

Whatever you do, you have 3 minutes to escape the station, so you need to
move quick. Enter through the recently unlocked door, and defeat the geth
that are there. Move on ahead and you will need to fight a geth prime. Since
cover is right next to it, an SMG or shotgun is your best bet in terms of
weaponry. Get rid of it, and escape the station. 

When you finish this mission, and have completed Tali's Loyalty Mission,
there will be a little disagreement, and either you have a high enough
Paragon or Renegade score, you can save both of them and their loyalty to
you, but otherwise, you need to disadvantage one over the other, and
that is your choice. If you favour one over the other, you need to talk
to them and fix that little disagreement up. 


--==Miranda: The Prodigal==--

Available   - After Horizon
Quest Giver - Talk to Miranda until she gives you her Loyalty mission

When you talk to her, she will ask you that you need to talk to her contact
on Illium. When you talk to her, the plan for saving Miranda's sister has
changed somewhat, so you will need to get ready to rock and roll here.

When you land, you will be swamped by the Eclipse mercenaries that you were
told about earlier. Now, I suggest that you do the Renegade interruption by
exploding that moving barrel above the backup the Merc leader has, and you
will also knock down their leader and the guard nearby. This makes it a lot
easier. Just knock down the Engineer, and eliminate the mercenaries in the
back, and you'll clear the mercenaries for this area. After that, take the
elevator up, after Miranda gives you some more information on who you are 
meant to be saving.

Upstairs, well, there are plenty of explosive devices in this area, so make
sure you take cover. There are more engineers, and as such, more drones to
worry about, but they aren't that strong to your tech powers. Move on ahead,
hacking a PDA as well as scanning some more submachine gun research. 

Move on ahead, taking down the enemy across the conveyor belt. This is 
easy, there is plenty of cover to shoot from as well as plenty of explosive
barrels to take out so you can have a little more firepower on your side.
Head over to where those mercenaries were to scan one of their dead, so you
get a medi-gel upgrade. There is also a wall terminal to hack there as well. 
After that, continue and move on. 

Move onto the next area, and again, take cover to wipe out the mercs on the
other side, and then move over to the other side and collect their loot. Of
course, things tend to get a bit more difficult here, mainly because it is
almost all engineers, and they will start sending more and more combat drones
against you, but they are easy to defeat. More loot and more credits, as well
as some element zero. Collect it and move on. 

In the next area, there is going to be a lot of heavy weaponry flying around,
and they are protecting the elevator. You will want to shoot them all down,
and quickly take onto the elevator. It seems like Miranda's only friend is
turning on her. Things really don't look good. Take the elevator up for the
grand finale. 

Well, whatever option you choose, someone will die. You will need to take
some cover and take out Enyala, the asari commando. She is hard to face one
on one without cover, but take cover, and shoot wisely. She isn't that hard,
it will be numbers that will swarm you. Otherwise, take them out, access the
secure terminal near the door, and take the trinklet, for another quest. And
then, lets get outta here. To boot, you will get some credits for this 
mission, as well as more experience from Cerberus. This is one hell of a fun
mission to take. 15000 credits is nothing to scoff at. 

When you are done here, and done with Jack's Mission, read the little 
paragraph at the end of her quest in order to see what to do about the
disagreement they have. 


--==Mordin: Old Blood==--

Available   - After Horizon and a couple of missions
Quest Giver - Talk to Mordin until he gives you his Loyalty Mission

With this, you need to head to Tuchanka, and talk to the Chief, who then
sends you to the Chief Scout in order to get more information about what is
going on. Talk to the Chief, who will tell you that you need to head to a 
hospital, which is filled with Blood Pack troops. Also, a scout of his went
missing. Looks like we have a fair bit to do. 

Move into the area, you will be fighting Klixen and Varren first off. Once
you move up the bridge, you will be facing Blood Pack troopers as well, which
makes things more interesting. Take cover, and shoot. Keep moving ahead, this
is relatively easy, your only real threat will be Krogans and their
willingness to charge you down. Well, keep moving along. 

At the door, at the end of this area, will be a little vehicle that you can
salvage for a combustion manifold, that you can give back to the mechanic back
at Tuchanka. Well, collect it, and bypass the door. 

Now, enter the door, investigate the human, and move into the main room, where
the little clan will have a fight with you. You can always go for the renegade
interrupt if you find that the clanspeaker talks too much, which he does. 
Well, after that, firefight, and you'll have to deal with some Krogans, as 
well as some vorchas carrying heavy weapons, so you will want to take some
cover. Move into the area that Mordin suggests is the lab. 

Move into this area, and have a look in all the rooms. The room on the left
has a little access terminal that will give you an upgrade for Krogan 
Vitality if you want to hack it. Look in the other rooms for more background
information on the Genophage. 

In the next area, the room on your right will have a sick krogan you can
talk to for some more information, as well as a datapad that you can hack for
some more credits. The sick krogan is the scout that the Chief Scout has been
looking for. Get him back to base for a little reward. 

Move into the next room, and you'll have to fight upstairs and downstairs. 
You will need to watch out, there are explosive crates, which is useful for
taking out the armour of the krogan. But not advised that you sit behind it.
The Clan leader will come out as well, so you will really want to take some
cover, he can do some damage. But again, he is nothing you haven't faced 
before.

When they are dead, you can loot the area. The door on the right will have
some credits that you can bypass for. Back on the main path, there will be
a research terminal you can hack for some heavy weapon upgrades. 

Inside the room, it's the showdown, teacher vs pupil, Obi-Wan vs Anakin. 
Well, you can determine who lives here, Mordin will have a gun against the
head of Maelon, so it is up to you, you to play God ironically. Well,
that will about sum up this quest. When you get the option, don't go yet,
hack the wall computer for some money. 


--==Samara: The Ardat-Yakshi==--

Available   - After Horizon and a couple of missions
Quest Giver - Talk to Samara until she gives you her Loyalty Mission

When you speak with Samara, she needs to hunt down her own daughter, who has
become an Ardat-Yakshi menace, so you will need to hunt her down, because she
is currently in Omega. Head to Omega and speak with Aria, she will be the best
source of information on the planet. She tells you that you are best off going
to the Apartment. Well, that's something for you to do, nothing leaves a body
as vegetative as an Ardat-Yakshi. 

Head over to the apartments, and on the side room, talk to Diana, who is the
mother of Nef, the latest victim of Morinith. Look around to find the little
password to the VIP area of Afterlife. Also, use the holovids, all of them
to figure out what information you'll need. Well, once in, using some guy's 
name, you will be unarmed and without allies. This isn't going to be easy. But
there is nought we can do about that. Lets get started. 

Your chance is Horftin, who is on the side, who says that his friend is 
in some sort of trouble. You need to use terminal and eternity in a sentence.
So lets save her. There is more you can do, head to the bar to make the 
bartender give a discount, or insult a krogan, do what Samara said, and 
sooner or later Morinith will find you out. 

When you are with her, say that you like art and you are confident. Mention
the elcor artist Forta, and the sculpture Vaenia. When that is over, talk
about music. If you talked to Vij at the front, mention Expel 10. Then, 
talk about Hallex, the drug. 

Next topic, Travel. With this, you need to mention you like space dtravel and
dangerous places. With this, you need to say power is its own reward. With
that, she will ask you take you to her apartment.

Once there, scan the assault rifle so you can use that as an upgrade. The
rest is when you talk to her, although you can have a look around her 
apartment. When you talk to her, you do have an opportunity to have sex
with her, but she will kill you. Of course, you need high paragon and 
renegade points for that. Or you can have her replace you instead of 
Samara, and no one on the Normandy would know, and you get Renegade points
for that. Up to you. What that, this ends the mission, with 750 experience
points and 30000 credits from Cerberus. 

It's funny, Cerberus laments that Morinith didn't live, they could have
studied her. 


--==Tali: Treason==--

Available   - After Horizon and a few missions
Quest Giver - Talk to Tali until she gives you her Loyalty Mission

Well, when you talk to her, she will tell you that the Admiralty Board
has accused her of treason, and that isn't a good thing. She wants to go
to her trial, so offer her your help and lets get her to that trial if
that is the last thing we do. It is in the Vallhallan System, located
in Raheel-Leyya. You can't miss it. 

Land on the Migrant Fleet, and it looks like we are confined to this
ship. Tali is charged with bringing active geth parts into the Flotilla,
and I would say that that is quite serious. Lets investigate this charge
a little further. 

Anyway, move onwards to meet one of the Admirals, and after a little
chat, we get started with the trial. Get, I always wanted to be the
defence lawyer in Law and Order. Not. Anyway, as Captain, you are to
represent her, great, this just gets better and better. 

In the trial, we hear why Tali is charged with treason. The ship that
her father was on was overtaken by the geth, probably from the parts that
Tali sent, and as such, we need to go and defeat the geth, which shouldn't
be hard for the man who saved the Citadel. Lets for and defeat the 
geth, although you can talk to the Admirals who are the judges here and
learn more about them. Here, you can also talk to Veetor, if you saved
him from Freedom's Progress. Kal'Reegor will be here as well if you
saved him on Haestrom. 

Admiral Xen will tell you that this trial is more than just treason. It
is about the future of the Quarians, whether they will get over their fear
of AI technology or not. She is the fence sitter. Admiral Gerrel is more
towards Tali's side, he says they he doesn't believe that they are stupid
enough to put the fleet's safety at risk. Anyway, when you are done, head
to the back of the plaza and move to the shuttle. Lets save that lab
ship.

Onboard the ship, move into the room and fight off the initial geth. It is
good to be shooting something. In this room, after destroying the geth, you
can loot a med-kit as well as some power cells, with some more credits in
the laptop logs that you can access, and playing the log will give you some
more information. 

Moving on, the first room will give a repair drone you can have a talk to
Tali over. It will also have a hackable terminal for credits and a med
station for you as well. The next room will have a monitor you can hack
for an upgrade on Geth Shield strength. That leaves the last door to
progress onwards. 

Enter the door to shoot down a geth hunter. By itself. That is easy. In
the room is a wall safe and 2 laptops that contain a fair amount of credits
in total. With that, play the log to get more on what is happening. This
doesn't look too good. 

Up the stairs and take cover, there is going to be a massive firefight 
between you and the geth. The geth will come in trooper and hunter forms,
so be careful. Remember, teammates don't fire on hunters when they are
cloaked, but you can.

Moving into the next room, the monitor will spark a conversation between
you and Tali, who is frustrated by the geth to say the lest. There is
also a wall safe here, next to the door, so make sure you pick up that
before you leave. 

Next room, and more fighting with the geth, who just don't seem to know
when to quit. For a sapient lifeforce, they sure are stupid. Anyway, loot
the room of the two laptops and the medi-kit. The log will give more 
data. 

In the alleyway, there is a dead quarian, and he is the whole reason this
all started, and now, we are going to end this. With this, enter the room
on the side, and loot it of the medi-kit, power cells, and the 2 wall
safes here. Lets move on and finish this. 

In the room, there is a laptop and a flotilla ship model that you can take
for the Normandy, so loot them both. In this room, there is a geth prime
as well as two hunters. The hunters are easy, but the geth prime in the
room with little to no cover, well, it isn't going to be easy, but you will
need to bring out the best in powers and the best in weaponry that you have
to fight with. 

Shoot the bastard down, and lets get the evidence. With it, Tali begs you
not to use it in the trial. Yeah, we still have to face that, lets get back,
and it seems like they already started. With this, you really have 4 things
that you can do. Either you have a high enough paragon or renegade score
that will clear Tali of all charges, and off you go. Or you can get her
innocent by producing the evidence, or just say you have nothing. In the
end, the best path is the paragon and renegade path, you get a tech damage
upgrade if you do. This upgrade is also available if you present evidence, but
you will not gain her loyalty.

So, what you do is again, up to you and how you play it, but other than
that, we are done here, and you can head back to the Normandy. If you want,
talk to the Admirals to get more paragon or renegade points, that is up to
you. 


--==Thane: Sins of the Father==--

Available   - After Horizon and a few missions
Quest Giver - Talk to Thane until he gives you his Loyalty mission

When you talk to Thane for a while in the Life Support area, he will give
your this mission, to find his son who has taken up in his footpath, a 
thing he clearly doesn't want to happen. He is currently located in the
Citadel, so head there. Once there, you can talk to Captain Bailey for some
clues on what to do. 

Bailey will tell you that you will be looking for Mouse, a petty criminal
who used Thane's son as an assassin. Well, now we have a lead, so head to
the Dark Star bar to get more information. He is outside the bar, to the
right, next to Rodam's Expeditions. He gives you the information, you
are looking for a Elias Kelham. So lets go find him. 

With that, head back to Bailey to talk about Kolyat. Well, Bailey will
bring in Elias, and you and Thane can start your little investigation. 
From there, you can be the good or bad guy. Anyway, question the little
bastard, you don't have much time, lawyers still exist. Well, I like to
play the Bad Cop, and with a little renegade slapping, he gives you the
name, Joram Talid. You will get a ride to the 800 block now. 

When you are there, straight away access the datapad in order to get the
heavy pistol research project. Then, update Thane. This is a very simple
mission. Just keep an eye on your target, and keep moving forwards. You
will get a little talk with a kid later on, but other than that, it is 
strictly a watch and observe mission.

At the end of all this, Thane becomes loyal to your cause. You also get 
30000 credits at the end of all this from Cerberus, well, they saw the
opportunity for more people to recruit, Bailey is looking useful for them.
I'd rather have Garrus though. 


--==Zaeed: The Price of Revenge==--

Available   - After recruiting Zaeed, immediately
Quest Giver - Zaeed will give this after you recruit him

Your job is to head off to Zorya, in the Faia system, Ismar Frontier. Well,
lets go there, and we are going to be facing the Blue Suns. Why does it
seems that these mercenary companies never run out of men, despite how many
rounds enter their heads? 

Land on the planet, and well, they will know that you are here. Anyway,
lets move on ahead, and there is going to be a little skirmish. Well, 
after you take down the initial squad and then the reinforcements, you 
will be able to move on, since the orders for the mercenaries will be to
fall back. Anyway, around here is a PDA that contains a fair amount of
credits, so make sure you take that as well.

From there, move on ahead to the bridge controls, and cross the bridge,
moving into the gatehouse, where Zaeed decides to do things a little more,
well, destructively. 

Basically, fight your way until you reach an impasse, you either have to
save the workers, which leads you to get a heavy weapon upgrade, or you
can leave the workers to die to kill Vido, which nets an assault rifle
upgrade. The upgrade for saving the workers is next to the extinguisher
controls, whilst killing Vido requires you to keep an eye out for the
computer containing the upgrade. I prefer to kill the bastard, more
action that way. 

For the shooting, it is a basic run and gun, all you need to do is to 
move forwards, and take cover, shooting the mercenaries dead with they come
out to play. This is slightly unfair, the stormtrooper effect, they can't
aim for anything. 

The most important thing is that you pick up the Firestorm Weapon they is
lying around here, it is a new heavy weapon that you get to play with,
and it is a flamethrower to boot, not that much use here. Still, make sure
you collect it. 

When you are fighting the Blue Suns in the refinery room, there are going
to be infinite mercenaries until you get rid of the two fuel canisters above
your head. You need to fire enough at them to let them spew flames below
and then shoot them down, and all of this above their heads, not your
own. When they are down, take down the YMIR mechs. With that out of the way,
you can loot the two rooms on the side for credits. 

With that, move through the main door to finish the mission, getting your
credits from Zaeed as a bonus, as well as other little goodies. Now Zaeed is
loyal to your team. 

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[4.07] Tuchanka Missions

--==Tuchanka: Combustion Manifold==--

Available   - After landing on Tuchanka
Quest Giver - The Mechanic north of the fighting Pits

Well, the Mechanic is looking for a new combustion manifold, mainly because
spare parts will be hard to come by, so he needs something. To get it, you
will need to go on Mordin's loyalty mission, where you have the change to 
loot a combustion manifold.

When you head back to Tuchanka, you will be able to give the part to him
and you get some experience points for it. 


--==Tuchanka: Killing Pyjaks==--

Available   - After landing on Tuchanka
Quest Giver - Ratch, the Merchant

Well, it seems that these pyjaks are a pest that was brought in. If you
succeed in making a dent in the population, Ratch, the only merchant on this
planet, will be generous to offer you a discount. So lets go kill some pests. 
With that done, it is basically like a little shooting game, and once done,
you can talk to Ratch, and he will give you his reward, a discount. 


--==Tuchanka: Old Blood: Missing Scout==--

Available   - When you are doing Mordin's Loyalty Mission
Quest Giver - Chief Scout when you are talking about scouting

Well, the Chief Scout is missing his scout, so you will want to have a little
look into that. Well, when you are raiding the enemy's base, you will be
able to find the Krogan that is missing, so you will be able to send him
back to home.

With that, go back and talk to the chief, when the mission, Mordin's Loyalty
Mission, is done. Well, talk to the Chief scout to complete it. The real
reward is the experience points and the paragon/renegade points that you
will get when the scout runs off. 

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[4.08] DLC Missions

These are missions that you can only get from the DLC that is off from 
Bioware offically. These are normally activated when you authenicate the 
content via the Cerberus Network.

--==Dossier: The Veteran==--

Available   - When you install the content
Quest Giver - Omega Station

When you dock, straight ahead of you is Zaeed, the mercenary that you are
meant to pick up. 


--==Normandy Crash Site==--

Available   - When you install the content
Quest Giver - Anomaly on Alchera, Amada System, Omega Nebula

Well, land on the planet. Once you get there, you are meant to place a 
monument, but for now, we need to collect all the dog tags of the fallen
crew. You can see the dog tags because they will simmer from the background.
Start from the one behind your shuttle, in front of the Normandy sign. It
brings back memories. There are 20 to collect. 

Just walk around the area, collecting the dog tags. Most of them are easy
to find, but some are tricky, for example, some will be under fragile crates
so you will need your weapons for something. Otherwise, it is easy to 
complete your dog-tagging. There are some Element Zero crates here as well. 

Well, when you are ready, move around to play the monument to complete this
mission. Another thing that is interesting is the datapad where the remains
of the bridge used to be. Well, the datapad outlines that the crew didn't
like the aliens you brought aboard the original Normandy, but that changed
after you all worked together to save the galaxy. Well, people change. 

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[5.01] Omega Station

On Omega Station, there are three stores. Kenn's Salvage, Omega Market and 
Harrot's Emporium. Below are the items that you can purchase and their 
respective cost. These are all items that you can purchase, some of these
are going to be upgrades, others, research opportunities. What is new in this
game is that you can purchase items that you can see and view in Shepard's
cabin, so keep a look out for them. 

Also, talk to the shopkeepers, you might be able to get a discount if you
have high enough Paragon or Renegade points, so just keep a lookout.

Kenn's Salvage

With a discount, you get a 16.66% discount on all goods. 


 * Heavy Weapon Upgrade - Microfusion Array (30000 Credits)
   - +15% Heavy Weapon Ammo Carrying Capacity

   The power cell technology used by heavy weapons is fairly old, but can be
   improved by rebuilding the core with more modern components. These 
   improvements allow standard power cells to yield more shots per power
   cell and allow for more total shots to be fired.


 * Heavy Skin Weave - Lattice Shunting (90000 Credits)
   - Shepard gets +10% Health

   Strong synthetic fibres can be woven through the skin, dramitically 
   reducing damage taking from most attacks. These fibres also act as a 
   medi-gel conduit, improving healing.


 * Nashan Stellar T6-FBA Couplings (500 Credits)
   - Quest Item (Normandy: FBA Couplings)


 * Shotgun Damage - Synthetic Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Increases damage by +10%. Improves Shotgun, heavy shotguns, and assault
     shotguns for your entire squad.

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the mass and acceleration of each round fired. 


Omega Market

With a discount, you can get 16.66% off all goods. 


 * Stimulator Conduits (4000 Credits)
   - Increase Storm Speed by 10%

   Incorporates a series of beryllium and tungsten braces and micro-servos to
   support and enhance the natural movements of the wearer for short periods 
   of time. Originally developed by the Sirta Foundation for search and
   rescue personnel, it has been adapted for Military Use.


 * Model - Turian Cruiser (500 Credits)

   A small ship model of a turian cruiser.


 * Sniper Rifle Damage - Scram Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Increases damage by +10%. Improves sniper rifles for your entire squad.

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the mass and acceleration of each slug fired.


 * Fronax (5 Credits) 

   Tiltilating Alien Magazine


AFTER DEALING WITH THE COLLECTOR SHIP

 * Stabilization Gauntlets (8000 Credits)
   - Increases weapon damage by 5%

   Incorporating micro-gyros linked with a hardsuit's internal targeting
   aids these gauntlets from Aldrin Labs ensure better battlefield 
   performance. 
  


Harrot's Emporium

Do the Omega: Smuggled Quarian Quest in order to get the 16.66% discount.


 * Visor - Kuwashii Visor (2000 Credits)
   - Increases headshot damage by 10%

   Developed by Ariake Technologies, the wearer exchanges full protective 
   coverage for visibility, unencumbered mobility, and increased accuracy. 


 * Model Ship 13 - Geth Ship (2000 Credits)

   A small ship model of a geth cruiser typical of the kind involved in the 
   Battle of the Citadel


 * Capacitor Chestplate (4000 Credits)
   - Reduces the delay before your shields start regenerating by 10%
 
   Micro wells developed by Arnax Arsenal store part of the energy directed
   at the armour and use it to jump start the kinetic barrier recharge cycle.


 * Hack Module - Predictive Display (30000 Credits)
   - Doubles the time limit for hack.
   - Omni-tool Upgrade

   In the ongoing war between security software companies and hackers, 
   Cerberus seeks to maintain a list of primary backdoors: little known
   security holes that have been active for some time and remain unpatched.
   Ongoing research in this area should improve operative's ability to hack
   through most conventional security measures.


AFTER DEALING WITH THE COLLECTOR SHIP

 * Ordnance Packs (2000 Credits)
   - Increases spare heavy weapon ammo by 10%

   Co-developed by the Rahael Group and Beckmann Financial to solve the
   issue of munitions storage for Heavy Weapon class engagement tools. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[5.02] The Citadel

There are many stores on the Citadel, so I'll have to list down the ward that
the stores are in as well, otherwise, people will get confused, and we don't
want that. 

--==Zakera Ward Level 27==--

Citadel Souvenirs Shop

Endorse the store to get the 16.66% discount.


 * Space Hamster (9200 Credits)

   This small furry rodent looks up at you with what seems like a knowing
   smile.


 * Illium Skald Fish (500 Credits)

   Large spined fish common to the lakes of Illium


 * Model - Normandy SR1 (500 Credits)

   A small ship model of the Systems Alliance Ship Normandy SR1


 * Model - Destiny Ascension (500 Credits)

   A small ship model of the asari dreadnought destroyed while defending
   the Citadel against the Geth


 AFTER DEALING WITH THE COLLECTOR SHIP

 * Thessian Sunfish (500 Credits)

   Small brightly-coloured fish native to the asari homeworld. 


 * Model - Sovereign (500 Credits)
  
   A small ship model of the geth flagship destroyed at the Battle of the
   Citadel


Zakera Cafe

There is no possible discount on this store.


 * High Grade Provisions (500 Credits)

   Various quality cuisine items used to prepare diplomatic dinners aboard 
   starships

   - Quest Item (Normandy: Deliver Ingredients)


 * Ascension Novel (5 Credits)

   Written by human author Drew Karpyshyn, the popular military-historical
   novel Ascension focuses on several lives warped or destroyed by the
   human-survivalist cult Cerberus.

   - Actually, this and Revelations are real Mass Effect novels that you can
     purchase in stores. 

 * Revelations Novel (5 Credits)

   Revelations is a popular military-historical novel by human writer Drew
   Karpyshyn that dramitizes human conflicts and political expansion following
   the 2148 discovery of the Prothean mass relay on Pluto and the beginning
   of human galactic exploration. 


--==Zakera Ward Level 26==--

Saronis Applications

Talk to Marab and offer to give him an endorsement or ask for a discount to
get the 16.66% discount. 


 * Tech Damage - Multicore Amplifier (90000 Credits)
   - Squad Bonus +10% tech power damage

   Standard omni-tools are calibrated with a wide neural input range so they 
   can be used effectively by any race. By tuning the inputs of the omni-tool
   to match the specific neural patterns of the user, responsiveness and power
   can be greatly increased. Once tuned in this manner, the omni-tool is 
   almost unusable by anyone but the wearer, and it must be constantly 
   re-calibrated to subtle neural shifts.


 * Damage Protection - Ablative VI (90000 Credits)
   - Squad Bonus +10% to shields, barriers, and armour

   This comprehensive systems upgrade offers improved protection for all
   squad members, regardless of team members' individual defensive strategies.


Sirta Foundation

Talk to the Clerk and offer the usual endorsement or demand a discount to get
the 16.66% discount. 


 * Medi-Gel Capacity - Microscanner (30000 Credits)
   - Medi-Gel Capacity Increased by 1

   All modern combat armour incorporates a first-aid interface. 
   Microprocessors in this interface monitor vital functions and release small
   localised doses of medi-gel to accelerate the healing process. Manually 
   timed heavy doses of medi-gel can be released in response to major trauma; 
   however, the efficiency of this is dependent on proprietary medical 
   software that cannot be copied and is prohibitively expensive. Cerberus has
   developed its own software and is actively working to improve its 
   efficiency. 


 * Life Support Webbing (8000 Credits)
   - Increases health by 10%

   Within a wearable framework, the Sirta Foundation developed an innovative
   net of micro-stimulants and medi-gel in order to increase the chances of
   survival for aid workers and military personnel working in a hostile
   environment.


--==Zakera Ward Level 28==--

Rodam Expeditions

 * Sniper Rifle Damage - Scram Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Increases damage by +10%. Improves sniper rifles for your entire squad.

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the mass and acceleration of each slug fired.


 * Heavy Pistol Damage - Titan Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Squad Bonus +10% heavy pistol damage. Upgrades heavy pistols and hand
     cannons for your entire squad.

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the mass and acceleration of each slug fired.


 * Submachine Gun Damage - Microfield Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Squad bonus +10% submachine gun damage. Upgrades the submachine guns of
     your entire squad. 

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the velocity of each slug fired.


 * Off-Hand Ammo Pack (2000 Credits)
   - Increases spare ammo capacity by 10%

   A simple but popular modification developed by Elkoss Combine and favoured
   among mercenary groups and military personnel on active assignment.


 * Aegis Vest (2000 Credits)
   - Increases health by 5%

   Kassa Fabrication's line of elite personal protection equipment includes a
   series of interlocking ceramic plates covered in a proprietary tungsten 
   allow weave for maximum stopping power.

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[5.03] Illium

There are many stores on Illium, but it is hard to group them into bundles
to it will be a little jumbled below. 

Serrice Technology

Talk to the Attendant/Merchant and use a paragon or renegade option to get
your standard 16.66% discount. 


 * Bypass Module - Quantum Threading (30000 Credits)
   - Doubles the time limit for bypass

   The unreliability of purely software-based security has given rise to
   electronic locks based on physical as well as electronic keys. Marketed 
   as "unhackable", these locks have gained popularity. Omni-tool 
   manufactures responded by adding universal key capabilities to modern 
   omni-tools. These require some level of skill, like a lock pick, but
   software assistance makes it possible for competant operatives to bypass
   most locks in time. Improvements to scanning and auto-correction software
   make it possible to work locks over without triggering defences.


 * Medi-Gel Capacity - Microscanner (30000 Credits)
   - Medi-Gel Capacity Increased by 1

   All modern combat armour incorporates a first-aid interface. 
   Microprocessors in this interface monitor vital functions and release small
   localised doses of medi-gel to accelerate the healing process. Manually 
   timed heavy doses of medi-gel can be released in response to major trauma; 
   however, the efficiency of this is dependent on proprietary medical 
   software that cannot be copied and is prohibitively expensive. Cerberus has
   developed its own software and is actively working to improve its 
   efficiency. 

AFTER DEALING WITH THE COLLECTOR SHIP

 * Tech Damage - Multicore Amplifier (90000 Credits)
   - Squad Bonus +10% tech power damage

   Standard omni-tools are calibrated with a wide neural input range so they 
   can be used effectively by any race. By tuning the inputs of the omni-tool
   to match the specific neural patterns of the user, responsiveness and power
   can be greatly increased. Once tuned in this manner, the omni-tool is 
   almost unusable by anyone but the wearer, and it must be constantly 
   re-calibrated to subtle neural shifts.


Baria Frontiers

There is no possible discounting at this store. It's cheap anyway. 

 * Star Chart - Hades Nexus (500 Credits)

   Navigation charts for the Hades Nexus


 * Star Chart - Minos Wasteland (500 Credits)

   Navigation charts for the Minos Wasteland


 * Star Chart - Pylos Nebula (500 Credits)

   Navigation charts for the Pylos Nebula


 * Star Chart - Shrike Abyssal (500 Credits)

   Navigation charts for the Shrike Abyssal


Gateway Personal Defence

To get a discount from this store, you need to have a save file from Mass
Effect 1, one dealing with Conrad from the Citadel. You need to then meet
him on the Citadel. Then you need to ask what he is doing there, and then
suggest that you handle it. Then, with paragon and renegade options, you can
get the discount. 

 * Heavy Skin Weave - Lattice Shunting (90000 Credits)
   - Shepard gets +10% Health

   Strong synthetic fibres can be woven through the skin, dramitically 
   reducing damage taking from most attacks. These fibres also act as a 
   medi-gel conduit, improving healing.


 * Submachine Gun Damage - Microfield Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Squad bonus +10% submachine gun damage. Upgrades the submachine guns of
     your entire squad. 

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the velocity of each slug fired.


 * Assault Rifle Damage - Kinetic Pulsar (60000 Credits)

   - Squad Bonus +10% Assault Rifle damage. Upgrades assault rifle, battle
     rifles, and machine guns for your entire squad.

   This upgrade strengthens a weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the velocity of each slug fired. 


 * Amplifier Plates (2000 Credits)

   - Increases power damage by 5%

   Using their expertise in policing dangerous situations with limited assets,
   Elanus Risk Control Services (ERCS) has created shoulder protection that
   includes an internal micro-control system to maximize resources.


AFTER DEALING WITH THE COLLECTOR SHIP

 * Damage Protection - Ablative VI (90000 Credits)
   - Squad Bonus +10% to shields, barriers, and armour

   This comprehensive systems upgrade offers improved protection for all
   squad members, regardless of team members' individual defensive strategies.


Memories of Illium

The 16.66% discount is obtained by completing the Illium: Blue Rose of Illium
quest. 

 * Prejek Paddle Fish (8000 Credits)

   Flat blue fish known for their odd locomotion and feeding habits.


 * Model - Alliance Cruiser (500 Credits)

   A small ship model of an Alliance cruiser


 * Model - Athabasca Class Freighter (500 Credits)

   A small ship model of the ubiquitous Athabasca class freighter. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[5.04] Tuchanka

There is only one store on Tuchanka, the Krogan store. Well, at least there
is something for you to purchase. There is another store, well, it is a 
Database, found in the Med Clinic. Fortack's Database is there.

Ratch's Wares

To get the discount, you need to complete the Killing Pyjaks quest that he
set. 


 * Heavy Weapon Upgrade - Microfusion Array (30000 Credits)
   - +15% Heavy Weapon Ammo Carrying Capacity

   The power cell technology used by heavy weapons is fairly old, but can be
   improved by rebuilding the core with more modern components. These 
   improvements allow standard power cells to yield more shots per power
   cell and allow for more total shots to be fired.


 * Stabilization Gauntlets (4000 Credits)
   - Increases weapon damage by 5%

   Incorporating micro-gyros linked with a hardsuit's internal targeting
   aids these gauntlets from Aldrin Labs ensure better battlefield 
   performance. 


 * Death Mask (8000 Credits)
   - Increases negotiation bonus by 10%

   Developed by Tyriel Advanced Communications Corporation (TACC), the Death
   Mask not only offers exceptional protection but also includes an advanced
   audio processing package that allows unprecendented clarity and resonance
   for spoken communication. 


 * Asymmetric Defence Layer (8000 Credits)
   - Increases health by 5%

   Offering increased protection where it's needed most, Rosenkov Materials'
   propriety coating process increases stopping power of standard ceramic 
   armour.


 * Shield Harness (8000 Credits)
   - Increases shields by 5%

   A series of ultra-efficient storage cells designed by Armax Arsenal to
   augment the existing power in the operation of the wearer's kinetic 
   barrier.


 * Pyjak Meat (0 Credits)

   Fresh, raw pyjak meat is a favourite of varren everywhere. 


Fortack's Database

To get the discount, you need to complete Grunt's loyalty mission. That's 
all that is needed. 

 * Assault Rifle Damage - Kinetic Pulsar (60000 Credits)

   - Squad Bonus +10% Assault Rifle damage. Upgrades assault rifle, battle
     rifles, and machine guns for your entire squad.

   This upgrade strengthens a weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the velocity of each slug fired. 


 * Biotic Damage - Hyper-Amp (90000 Credits)
   - Squad bonus: +10% biotic damage

   Standard firmware shipping with bio-amps is designed to work with a variety
   of alien races and nervous systems. By hacking this firmware to relax
   built-in safety protocols, more powerful mass effect fields can be 
   generated. Each hack must be done carefully, tuned to the individual's 
   nervous system, or there's risk of nervous system damage, sensation loss,
   or blindness.


 * Heavy Pistol Damage - Titan Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Squad Bonus +10% heavy pistol damage. Upgrades heavy pistols and hand
     cannons for your entire squad.

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the mass and acceleration of each slug fired.


 * Shotgun Damage - Synthetic Pulsar (60000 Credits)
   - Increases damage by +10%. Improves Shotgun, heavy shotguns, and assault
     shotguns for your entire squad.

   This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
   the mass and acceleration of each round fired. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[6.01] Upgrades

Upgrades are new in this game. As in the previous Mass Effect with the
cluttered up inventory system, upgrades are now the new way of boosting the
firepower of your team. 

Upgrades are done by using the research terminal of the Tech Lab, which will
not be open for business until you have obtained Mordin from Omega, which can
be the first or one of the last things that you can do to the leadup of half
the game. 

All upgrades can be found in stores, or they can be obtained from scanning
various items when you fight your way throughout the galaxy. Of course, they
will all cost money, they will normally cost you in terms of resources, the
resources of Palladium, Platinum, Iridium and Element Zero. So you need to 
be on the look out for them.

When you wish to upgrade, head to the Tech Lab of the Normandy and use the
Research Terminal, which allows you to see what you have obtained in terms of
research, so you will be able to see what you can research, and if you have
enough resources, actually research it.

As soon as the research is done, the upgrade is complete. Fairly straight
forward I would assume. 

Below are all the upgrades that can be found in the game, as well as how they
are obtained and how much they will cost to upgrade. Upgrades further than
Level 1 will cost double the amount, continuously, so a cost of 2500 on 
Level 1 will be 5000 for Level 2. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[6.02] Weapons

AP Pistol - Sabot Jacketing

Obtained By: 2 Heavy Pistol Damage Unlocks

Cost : 15000 Palladium

Effect : Squad Bonus: Increases damage by +50% against armour. Upgrades
         heavy pistols and hand cannons for your entire squad.

 Increasing the tungsten content of slugs and recalibrating the weapon's
 computer greatly improves penetration against heavily armoured targets.


AP Sniper Rifle - Tungsten Sabot Jacket

Obtained By: 2 Sniper Rifle Damage Unlocks

Cost : 15000 Platinum

Effect: Increases damage by +50% against armour. Improves sniper rifles for
        entire squad.

 Increasing the tungsten content of slugs and recalibrating the weapon's
 computer greatly improves penetration against heavily armoured targets.


Assault Rifle Accuracy - Targeting VI

Obtained By: 3 Assault Rifle Damage upgrades

Cost : 25000 Iridium

Effect : Squad Bonus: Your entire squad's assault rifles are now much more
         accurate. Upgrades assault rifles, battle rifles, machine guns. 

 A smart targeting module calculates and compensates for minute barrel
 movements, weather, and the environment. Firing on a target in a howling
 gale feels the same as it does on a calm day on the practice range. Smart
 targeting does not mean the bullet will autmatically find the mark every
 time the trigger is pulled; it only makes it easier for the marksman to
 aim.


Assault Rifle Damage - Kinetic Pulsar

Obtained By: Scanning Modified Rifle when fighting through the Slum District
              of Omega
             Scanning the rifle in Morinith's Apartment during the Loyalty 
              mission of Samara 
             Research computer on Zorya when on Zaeed's Loyalty Mission, but
              for this you will have to hunt down Vido, and not save the 
              workers
             Purchase from Kortack's Database on Tuchanka
             Purchase from Gateway Personal Defence on Illium
             Scanning the rifle in the room next to the pillar during the
              Loyalty Mission of Tali

Cost : 2500 Iridium

Effect : Squad Bonus +10% Assault Rifle damage. Upgrades assault rifle, battle
         rifles, and machine guns for your entire squad.

 This upgrade strengthens a weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
 the velocity of each slug fired. 


Assault Rifle Penetration - Tungsten Jacket

Obtained By: 2 Assault Rifle Damage Unlocks

Cost: 15000 Iridium

Effect: Squad bonus +25% assault rifle damage against armour, shields, and
        biotic barriers. Upgrades the assault rifles, battle rifles, and
        machine guns for your entire squad.

 The slug's tungsten content is increased, and the weapon's computer is
 recalibrated, improving penetration of heavily-armoured targets. A phasic
 envelope surrounds each slug before it is fired at a target; this disrupts
 any mass effect field protecting the target, resulting in better penetration.


Heavy Pistol Critical - Smart Rounds

Obtained By: 3 Heavy Pistol Damage upgrades

Cost : 25000 Palladium

Effect : Squad bonus: Heavy pistols sometimes deal double damage. Upgrades
         the heavy pistols and hand cannons of your entire squad. 

 Normandy's scientists have prototyped a modification to the traditional
 smart-targeting module commonly incorporated into high-end weaponry. While
 this technology is normally used to compensate for wind and recoil, it was
 adapted to slightly deflect rounds to strike a more vital part of an 
 enemy. 


Heavy Pistol Damage - Titan Pulsar

Obtained By: Purchase from Rodam's Expeditions on Citadel
             Datapad at start on Thane's Loyalty mission
             Purchase from Fortack's Database on Tuchanka
             Scan pistol at the bottom of the stairwell when you are 
              recruiting Tali
             The pistol in front of the barricades on Jacob's Loyalty 
              mission

Cost : 2500 Palladium

Effect : Increases damage by +10%. Upgrade heavy pistols and hand cannons
         for your entire squad.

 This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
 the mass and acceleration of each slug fired. 


Shotgun Damage - Synchronised Pulsar

Obtained By: Scan the rifle on Prison Ship: Purgatory
             Purchase from Kenn's Salvage on Omega
             When you complete Grunt's Loyalty Mission
             Purchase from Kortack's Database on Tuchanka
             On the Derelict Reaper ship between Scions and Husks

Cost : 2500 Platinum

Effect : Increases damage by +10%. Improves shotguns, heavy shotguns, and 
         assault shotguns for your entire squad.

 This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
 the mass and acceleration of each round fired.


Shotgun Extra Rounds - Thermal Sink

Obtained By: 3 Shotgun Damage Unlocks

Cost : 25000 Platinum

Effect : Shotguns, heavy shotguns, and assault shotguns double their rounds.
         This bonus affects the entire squad. 

 More efficient heat-sink materials improve the absorption and dissipation
 of heat. Allows for smaller, easier-to-carry heat sinks. 


Shotgun Shield Piercing - Microphasic Pulse

Obtained By: 2 Shotgun Damage Unlocks

Cost : 15000 Platinum

Effect : Increases damage by +50% against shields and biotic barriers. 
         Improves shotguns, heavy shotguns, and assault shotguns for your
         entire squad.

 With the addition of a phasic module to the mass effect field generator, 
 each slug is encased in a phasic envelope before it is fired at a target.
 This disrupts any mass effect field protecting the target, resulting in
 superior penetration. 


SMG Extra Ammo - Heat Sink Capacity

Obtained By: 3 SMG Damage Unlocks

Cost : 25000 Iridium

Effect : Squad bonus: +50% submachine gun (SMG) rounds. Improves SMGs for 
         your entire squad.

 More efficient heat-sink materials improve the absorption and dissipation
 of heat. Allows for smaller, easier-to-carry heat sinks. 


SMG Shield Piercing - Phasic Jacketing

Obtained By: 2 SMG Damage Unlocks

Cost : 15000 Iridium

Effect : Squad bonus +50% submachine gun (SMG) damage against shields and
         biotic barriers. Upgrades SMGs for your entire squad.

 A module in the mass-effect field generator creates a phasic envelope
 around each slug before it is fired at a target. This disrupts any mass
 effect field protecting the target, resulting in superior penetration. 


Sniper Headshot Damage - Combat Scanner

Obtained By: 3 Sniper Damage Upgrades

Cost : 25000 Platinum

Effect : Sniper rifles deal +50% headshot damage. This bonus affects the
         entire squad

 Normandy's scientists have prototyped a modification to the traditional
 smart-targeting module commonly incorporated into high-end weaponry. While
 this technology is normally used to compensate for wind and recoil, it was
 adapted to slightly deflect rounds to strike a more vital part of an 
 enemy's head. 


Sniper Rifle Damage - Scram Pulsar

Obtained By: Purchase from Omega Market in Omega
             Found on a open cache on Korlus
             Purchase from Rodam Expeditions on the Citadel
             During Garrus' Loyalty Mission, on a computer
             On the Derelict Reaper where Legion snipes the husks

Cost : 2500 Iridium

Effect : Squad Bonus +10% Sniper Rifle damage. Upgrades the sniper rifle for
         your enture squad.

 This upgrade improves the weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
 the mass and acceleration of each slug fired.


Submachine Damage - Microfield Pulsar

Obtained By: Raiding the Blue Suns Weapons Room during the Archangel Saga
             Scanning the computer during Miranda's loyalty mission
             Purchase from Rodam's Expeditions on the Citadel
             Scanning the weapon on the Mercenary near the bridge during 
              the Assassin mission
             Purchase from Gateway Personal Defence on Illium

Cost : 2500 Iridium

Effect : Squad Bonus +10% Submachine damage. Upgrades the submachine gun for
         your entire squad.

 This upgrade strenghtens a weapon's mass effect field generator, increasing
 the velocity of each slug fired.

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[6.03] Armour

Biotic Damage - Hyper-Amp

Obtained By: Dead Collector on Horizon
             Sample Data from the Justicar mission, near Elnora
             Purchase from Fortack's Database on Tuchanka
             Purchase from Serrice Technology on Illium
             On a computer before the boss fight during Jack's Loyalty Mission

Cost : 500 Element Zero

Effect : Squad bonus: +10% biotic damage

 Standard firmware shipping with bio-amps is designed to work with a variety
 of alien races and nervous systems. By hacking this firmware to relax
 built-in safety protocols, more powerful mass effect fields can be 
 generated. Each hack must be done carefully, tuned to the individual's 
 nervous system, or there's risk of nervous system damage, sensation loss,
 or blindness.


Biotic Cooldown - Smart Amplifier

Obtained By: 3 Biotic Damage Upgrades

Cost : 5000 Element Zero

Effect : Squad bonus: 20% faster biotic cooldowns

 Generating a mass effect field requires significant concentration. After 
 generating a field, all biotics require some rest before they have the 
 mental focus and clarity to generate another. By tracking neural activity
 and recognizing the individual patterns of the user, the amp can better
 intrepret the kind of field the biotic wishes to generate. This requires
 less focus when generating fields and reduces "cooldown" time.


Biotic Duration - Neural Mask

Obtained By: 2 Biotic Damage Upgrades

Cost : 3000 Element Zero

Effect : Squad Bonus: +20% biotic power duration

 Maintaining a single mass effect field requires continual concentration.
 By measuring and replicating neural system activity, this upgrade enables
 the user to maintain mass effect fields with less effort.


Bypass Module - Quantum Threading

Obtained By: Serrice Technology on Illium

Cost : 30000 Credits

Effect : Doubles the time limit for bypass

 The unreliability of purely software-based security has given rise to
 electronic locks based on physical as well as electronic keys. Marketed 
 as "unhackable", these locks have gained popularity. Omni-tool 
 manufactures responded by adding universal key capabilities to modern 
 omni-tools. These require some level of skill, like a lock pick, but
 software assistance makes it possible for competant operatives to bypass
 most locks in time. Improvements to scanning and auto-correction software
 make it possible to work locks over without triggering defences.


Damage Protection - Ablative VI

Obtained By: Scanning data found on Purgatory on the YMIR mech
             Bought from Saronis Applications on the Citadel
             From the Collector's Ship Control Terminal
             Complete N7: Anomalous Weather Detected
             Purchase from Gateway Personal Defence on Illium

Cost : 2500 Palladium

Effect : Squad bonus +10% to shields, barriers, and armour

 This comprehensive systems upgrade offers improved protection for all 
 squad members, regardless of team members' individual defensive strategies.


Emergency Shielding - Shield Harmonics

Obtained By: 3 Medi-Gel Capacity Upgrades

Cost : 25000 Platinum

Effect : Unity restores squad members shields to full strength.

 Shield emitters are optimised to produce a strong reliable kinetic barrier
 that can be active for hours. Because of the potential for interference,
 it is impossible to run two active emitters simultaneously. When one 
 kinetic barrier is down, it is possible to activate a second, but this will
 generally interfere with the reactivation of the primary barrier. With
 precise timing, a short-term kinetic barrier can be made that seamlessly
 retracts when the primary barrier reactivates."


Hack Module - Predictive Display

Obtained By: Harrot's Emporium

Cost : 30000 Credits

Effect: Doubles the time limit for hack

 In the ongoing war between security software companies and hackers, 
 Cerberus seeks to maintain a list of primary backdoors: little known
 security holes that have been active for some time and remain unpatched.
 Ongoing research in this area should improve operative's ability to hack
 through most conventional security measures.


Hard Shields - Nanocrystal Shield

Obtained By: 3 Damage Protection Upgrades

Cost : 25000 Palladium

Effect : Shepard shields take 20% less damage.

 Cerberus has achieved limited success in studying geth shield technology.
 Its scientists don't completely understand why, but it seems geth shields
 are not as vulnerable to incoming projectiles. A breakthrough is imminent,
 however, and it is possible to make a modified mass effect field
 generator that mimics this technology.


Medi-Gel Capacity - Microscanner

Obtained By: Completing Normandy: Serrice Ice Brandy Quest
             Completing Dossier: The Professor Quest
             Purchase it from the Sirta Foundation on the Citadel
             Purchase it from Serrice Technology on Illium
             Scan it off a dead Eclipse Mercenary during Miranda's loyalty
              mission

Cost : 2500 Platinum

Effect : Medi-Gel Capacity Increased by 1

 All modern combat armour incorporates a first-aid interface. Microprocessors
 in this interface monitor vital functions and release small localised doses
 of medi-gel to accelerate the healing process. Manually timed heavy doses
 of medi-gel can be released in response to major trauma; however, the 
 efficiency of this is dependent on proprietary medical software that cannot
 be copied and is prohibitively expensive. Cerberus has developed its own
 software and is actively working to improve its efficiency. 


Redundant Field Generator - Burst Regeneration

Obtained By: 2 Damage Protection Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Palladium

Effect : Sometimes when Shepard's shields go down, they are instantly fully
         restored.

 Kinetic barriers have improved the survival rate of individual soldiers 
 against modern weapons, but attempts to reinforce falling shields with 
 backups have traditionally failed due to interference. This area has 
 remained an active topic of research for Cerberus, and a prototype redundant
 field generator has been created. With the proper investment, this can be
 miniaturized for personal use. 


Tech Cooldown - Hydra Module

Obtained By: 3 Tech Damage Upgrades

Cost : 5000 Element Zero

Effect : Squad bonus: 20% faster cooldown on tech abilities

 Most omni-tools are tuned to have an effective life span of 10 years or 
 more for precision work, and up to 50 years for more general tasks. Disabling
 most safety protocols and installing an experimental power core improves
 efficiency but reduces the expected operating life span by a factor of 20.


Tech Damage - Multicore Amplifier

Obtained By: Omni-tool Mods in Garrus' Hideout during Archangel Saga
             From the Collector's Ship after facing the Praetorian
             From Saronis Applications on the Citadel
             Purchase from Serrice Technology on Illium
             After Tali's Loyalty Mission, after the trial and she is innocent

Cost : 500 Element Zero

Effect : Squad bonus +10% tech power damage

 Standard omni-tools are calibrated with a wide neural input range so they can
 be used effectively by any race. By tuning the inputs of the omni-tool to
 match the specific neural patterns of the user, responsiveness and power
 can be greatly increased. Once tuned in this manner, the omni-tool is almost
 unusable by anyone but the wearer, and it must be constantly re-calibrated
 to subtle neural shifts.


Tech Duration - Custom Heuristics

Obtained By: 2 Tech Damage Upgrades

Cost : 3000 Element Zero

Effect : Squad Bonus +20% duration for all tech powers

 Traditional omni-tools are tuned for precise and delicate work. Eclipse 
 engineers tune their omni-tools in an opposite manner, focusing on quickly
 releasing new energy, but rendering them incapable of performing delicate 
 work without swapping in an alternate tool. Cerberus has prototyped a 
 multiple-operating system approach that should allow one omni-tool to run 
 dozens of configurations, with instantaneous swapping as the user switches
 tasks. This should result in better performance at each individual task.


Trauma Module - Medical VI

Obtained By: 2 Medi-Gel Capacity Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Platinum

Effect: Unity heals your squad to full health

 A standard first-aid interface can stablise a badly-wounded soldier, 
 preventing death from all but the most serious wounds. The base technology,
 however, is ineffective on conscious soldiers who are currently taking fire,
 as each pain signal resets the process.

 A trauma module seperates the medi-gel administration into two layers: active
 and passive. The active layer constantly distributes small amounts of medi-
 gel to fresh wound sites. The passive layer handles major deployments to
 incapacitating wounds. When large amounts of medi-gel are deployed to 
 incapacitated squad members, fighting members are also healed. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[6.04] Ship Enhancements

Advanced Mineral Scanner - Argus Scanner Array

Obtained By: Talking to Miranda about Normandy Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Iridium

 The Ayndroid Group's proprietary Argus Planet Scan Technology has been
 integrated into the ships' systems. This will greatly speed up the 
 planet-scanning process.


Extended Fuel Cells - Helios Thruster Tech

Obtained By: Talking to Samara about Normandy Upgrades

Cost : 3000 Element Zero

Effect : Normandy now has +50% fuel cell capacity

 Engine refitted with Heed Industries-designed Helios Thruster Module. 


Heavy Ship Armour - Silaris Armour Tech

Obtained By: Talking to Jacob about Normandy Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Palladium

 The asari-made Silaris armour upgrade is attached to the ship's 
 superstructure. This will help the ship hold together if hit by a blast
 powerful enough to penetrate its shields. 


Med-Bay Upgrade - Dermal Regeneration

Obtained By: Reading Dr Chakwas Letter about Facial Scars Regeneration

Cost : 50000 Platinum

 Upgrades to Normandy's Medical facilities with an advanced dermal 
 regeneration unit. Using this unit will immediately and completely heal
 your scars. Further scarring will not occur regardless of the actions you 
 take.


Modular Probe Bay - Probe Booster

Obtained By: Talking to Thane about Normandy Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Iridium

 Normandy gains +100% probe capacity and additional probes. 


Multicore Shielding - Cyclone Shield Tech

Obtained By - Talking to Tali about Normandy Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Palladium

 The rapidly-oscillating kinetic obstructions of Cyclonic Barrier Technology
 (CBT) are added to the ship. This should help the ship survive blasts like
 those that destroyed the first Normandy.


Thanix Cannon - Particle Cannon

Obtained By: Talking to Garrus about Normandy Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Platinum

 The turian-designed Thanix Magnetic-Hydronamic Cannon is now installed on
 the Normandy. This cannon is powerful enough to destroy a Collector ship
 with repeated hits.

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[6.05] Prototypes

Advanced Training - Tactical Mastery

Obtained By: Completing Loyalty Missions

Cost : 5000 Element Zero

 Through intensive training, Shepard can learn to use a single bonus power. 
 Obtaining more loyal squad members will increase the number of powers 
 available for Shepard.

 Shepard can complete this research project multiple times. Each time the
 project is completed, Shepard selects a new bonus power, and any points 
 already spent transfer to the newly-selected bonus power. 


Geth Shield Strength - Cyclonic Particles

Obtained By: Research Terminal during Tali's Loyalty Mission
             During Legion's Loyalty mission on a terminal

Cost : 2500 Platinum

Effect : +25% shield strength. Upgrades squad members with geth shield
         technology

 Geth and Alliance technology diverged when geth migrated beyond the Veil.
 While geth technology is wholly incompatible with Alliance technology, this
 upgrade improves on geth shielding by integrating recent Alliance 
 advancements in redundant field generators.


Geth Sniper Rifle - Custom Widow Rifle

Obtained By: Talk to Legion about Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Palladium

 With enough raw materials and access to the armoury lab, an advanced sniper
 rifle compatible only with Legion can be produced. 


Heavy Bone Weave - Skeletal Lattice

Obtained By: 2 Heavy Skin Weave Upgrades

Cost : 15000 Palladium

Effect : Shepard takes 50% less damage from melee attacks

 Be reinforcing the skeleton with a synthetic weave, bones can be made 
 almost unbreakable. In the event of bone trauma, medi-gel conduits allow
 for bone regeneration in a matter of days. 


Heavy Muscle Weave - Microfibre Weave

Obtained By: 3 Heavy Skin Weave Upgrades

Cost : 25000 Palladium

Effect : Shepard's melee attack is now more powerful

 Preforating the muscles with micro-fibres increase overall strength and
 decreases the potential for muscle damage from exertion.


Heavy Skin Weave - Lattice Shunting

Obtained By: Dead Collector on Horizon
             Purchase from Kenn's Salvage on Horizon
             Research Module on the MSV Strontium Mule
             Purchase from Gateway Personal Defence on Illium
             On Derelict Reaper Ship after fighting the first Scion

Cost : 2500 Palladium

Effect : Shepard gets +10% Health

 Strong synthetic fibres can be woven through the skin, dramatically 
 reducing damage taken from most attacks. These fibres also act as a 
 medi-gel conduit, improving healing. 


Heavy Weapon Ammo - Microfusion Array

Obtained By : Scanning YMIR wreckage after Boss fight on Freedom's Progress
              Purchase from Kenn's Salvage on Omega
              On Mordin's Loyalty Mission after defeat Krogan warriors
              Next to the extinguisher controls if you save the workers
               on Zaeed's Loyalty Mission
              Purchase from Ratch on Tuchanka
              Complete N7: Blood Pack Base
              Complete N7: Blood Pack Communications Relay

Cost : 2500 Iridium

Effect : +15% Heavy Weapon Ammo Capacity

 The power cell technology used by heavy weapons is fairly old, but can be
 improved by rebuilding the core with more modern components. These 
 improvements allow standard power cells to yield more shots per power
 cell and allow for more total shots to be fired.


Krogan Shotgun - Custom Claymore

Obtained By: Geting Grunt to give you an Upgrade

Cost : 15000 Platinum

Effect : Grunt gets a Claymore Heavy Shotgun

 Armoury scientists produced a single prototype for Grunt in violation of
 Council space's weapon safety standards. The recoil on the Claymore is
 enough to break a human's arm; fortunately, Grunt isn't human. 


Krogan Vitality - Microfiber Weave

Obtained By: Bypass Lab Console in Okeer's Lab on Korlus
             Hack the research terminal during Mordin's Loyalty Mission

Cost : 2500 Platinum

Effect : All krogan squad members get +25% health

 A scientist named Okeer designed a retrovirus that matches the krogan
 genetic code. Modifying the gene sequence of the virus and injecting a 
 small amount into a krogan can introduce a change in that genetic code.


Mordin Omni-Tool - Custom Tech Upgrade

Obtained By: Talking to Mordin about Upgrades

Cost : 3000 Element Zero

Effect: Mordin gets +20% tech power damage

 Mordin built his own omni-tool and can make significant upgrades given the
 proper materials.


New Heavy Weapon - M-622 Avalanche

Obtained By : 2 Upgrades in Heavy Weapon Ammo

Cost : 15000 Iridium

 Cyro Round technology is used to modify standard weapon slugs. A cooling
 laser collapses the ammunition into Bose-Einstein condensate, a mass of
 super-cooled subatomic particles capable of snap-freezing impacted objects.

 Normandy's scientists have found a way to apply this technology on a large
 scale: by generating a mass effect containment "bubble", this proof-of-
 concept large weapon technology is effective against armour, shields, and
 biotic barriers. It is nicknamed the "Cyro-Blaster"."


New Heavy Weapon - M-920 Cain

Obtained By: 3 Heavy Weapon Ammo Upgrades

Cost : 25000 Iridium

 The effectiveness and efficiency of mass-effect-based weapon technology has
 rendered large-scale deployment of high explosive weaponry all but obsolete
 in infantry weapons.

 Normandy's scientists have prototyped a modified weapon of traditional
 high-explosive rounds that is applied to a 25-gram slug. When acclerated
 to 5 km/s, the round is devastating. Though a technically inaccurate label,
 this prototype weapon is nicknamed the "Nuke Launcher," and its high-
 explosive matrix generates an archetypical mushroom cloud in impact. 

 Inflicts high damage with a large area of effect. Very effective against 
 armour, shields, and biotics. 


New Heavy Weapon - ML-77 Missile Launcher

Obtained By : 1 Research in Heavy Weapon Ammo

Cost : 5000 Iridium

 Rapid-fire missile launcher with seeking projectiles. Effective against 
 armour, shields, and biotic barriers.

 Missile launchers are surfacing with increasing frequency among the Terminus
 Systems mercenary bands, but their origin is unknown. Each projectile 
 features a friend-or-foe recognition system, ensuring it will find a hostile
 target -- though not necessarily the one in the crosshairs. In urban 
 situations, it is useful for taking out snipers and other entrenched enemies,
 so it is popular with the Blue Suns mercenary band. It is nearly impossible
 to duplicate, as it uses Fabrication Rights Management (FRI) technology. 


Retrain Powers

Obtained By: Completing Horizon

Cost : 2500 Element Zero

Effect : Advanced training allows Shepard to re-allocate points to powers. No 
         additional points are granted. 

 Shepard can complete this research project multiple times. Each time the
 project is completed, all points spent in powers will be reset. Access the
 squad menu to re-spend points immediately after completing this research
 project. 


Subject Zero Biotic Boost - Multicore Implants

Obtained By : Talk to Jack about Upgrades

Cost : 3000 Element Zero

Effect : Jack gets +20% biotic damage

 Jack's vital signs show progressive neural degeneration, which would normally
 decrease her potential ability to generate mass effect fields. Instead, her
 ability appears to be increasing. Replacing the power module in her bio-amp
 with a higher-capacity prototype module would dramitically increase the
 strength of Jack's biotics. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[7.01] Messages and Effects

This will be a log of all messages that you will get in your private terminal,
how you will obtain it, and the effect that it has. 

 - An Amazing Find!

Obtained By - Complete N7: MSV Estevanico

"From: Dr. Richard Talos, Curator
 Alliance Museum of Galactic Exploration, Earth

 Commander Shepard: 

 You have our thanks for recovering the data from the MSV Estevanico. The data
 shows that the ship was attacked and overrun by Blood Pack mercenaries and
 vorcha soldiers. According to the dated records, this was the first Alliance 
 crew to encounter the Vorcha. How frightened they must have been!

 We are sending salvage crews not to recover whatever they can for the museum.
 Thank you again for your dedication."

Effect: None


 - AN IMPORTANT REQUEST!

Obtained By - Random, Spam

"From: Mister Ganak Ej'hal, Esq.

 Dear Sir or Madam

 Having consulted with my colleagues at the Citadel, I have the privilege to
 request for your assistance to transfer a large quantity of Prothean 
 technology uncovered at Ilos. Believing these materials to be a hazardous
 danger, they were locked in quarantine. Even though the tests revealed that
 the fears were groundless, the quarantine remains in effect until one can
 pay for a permit to request a reclassification from the cultural ministry.

 Knowing of your interest in Prothean technology, I would be happy to 
 deliver most of it into your hands, keeping less than half for myself. As a
 batarian I cannot engage in Council offical activities, but if you transfer
 the 20,000 credits required to me, this exchange could be made in your name,
 enabling us both to profit from this happy accident.

 Please reply urgently with your credit transfer account information.

 Best regards,

 Ganak Ej'hal"

Effect: None, except even you aren't immune to spam. 


 - A pleasure to meet you

Obtained By: Not telling Admiral Xen what happened on the Alarei

"From: Admiral Daro'Xen vas Moreh

 Shepard vas Normandy,

 I've been digging through the Alarei. Just wanted you to know that I did 
 find a few things from the experiments Rael'Zorah was conducting. Had you
 shared them with me, humanity might have reaped the benefits. Instead,
 once my own experiments are complete, you and your people will watch from
 a distance as the quarian people reclaim not just their homeworld, but the
 largest synthetic army in the galaxy. Rael'Zorah's death will not be in
 vain. I will complete what he started. 

 Cordially,

 Admiral Daro'Xen vas Moreh"

Effect: I am not saving another Admiral


 - Back from female camp,

Obtained By: Rescue the scout during Mordin's Loyalty Mission

"From: Urdnot Darg

 Dear Human,

 The clan leader told me hot to get in touch with you. I don't remember much
 of what happened, but the chief scout said you pulled my quad out of the 
 fire when I got caught and poisoned over at the Weyrloc camp. Thanks. Next
 time I have a chance to kill a human, I won't. Unless I go into blood rage
 or something.

 I got to go to the female camp after I recovered, and it was pretty good. 
 I was actually thinking of joining the Blood Pack before this happened. I 
 think I'm going to stay here instead.

 -- Urdnot Darg, Scout - Second Class"

Effect: None


 - Blood Dragon Armour

Obtained By - Downloading the special Dragon Age: Origins promotional 
              downloadable content. 

"From: Illusive Man

 Shepard,
 
 Jacob tells me you've been keeping an eye out for cutting-edge supplies --
 weapons, armour, amps, and so forth. It so happens that I had something
 waiting for you when you awoke in the Lazarus Research Station. It was lost
 in the chaos but found again when Cerberus secured the station. I had it
 delivered to the Normandy. Look in the armour closet in your quarters --
 it'll be hard to miss."

Effect: You get the Blood Dragon Armour


 - Blood Pack Facility Detected

Obtained By - Completing N7: Blood Pack Communications Relay

"From: Cerberus Command

 Planet Information: Zada Ben, Xe Cha System, Shrike Abyssal

 We have decrpyed and analysed the data you recovered from the relay on 
 Tarith. The resources mined on Tarith were being sent to Zada Ban, presumably
 for use in weapons manufacture.

 It's clear that the Blood Pack is planning a large-scale invasion. Disrupting
 the operation on Zada Ban will go a long way toward delaying or preventing
 this invasion."

Effect: You can now investigate and land on Zada Ben. 


 - Blue Suns Activity Traced

Obtained By - Completing N7: Archeological Dig Site

"From: Cerberus Command

 We did a little due diligence on this Lieutenant Locke and his rendezvous 
 with a Captain Vorhess. The coordinates we obtained as the last known 
 location of the MSV Strontium Mule have been added to your galaxy map.

 It turns out that the Mule is carrying valuable cargo, including intel of a
 sensitive nature. We'd like you to track down the Strontium Mule and 
 recover that cargo. Please pass the information to us, and you can keep any
 other items of value you may find.

 Do what you will with the Blue Suns."

Effect: You can now find the Strontium Mule


 - Blue Sins Ambush Site Detected

Obtained By - Completing N7: MSV Strontium Mule

"From: Cerberus Command

 We've started going through that intel -- fine work, by the way -- and we've
 discovered the location of the base where the Strontium Mule fell into the
 Blue Suns' trap. The Blue Suns are indeed using false distress signals to
 lure merchant freighters near their base with the intent of capturing and
 raiding those vessels. If you can get out there and shut down their beacon,
 it'll save a lot of merchants a lot of distress. It'll also strike a blow
 to the Blue Suns as a whole. 

 The base is on planet Sanctum, Decoris System, Sigurd's Cradle. We've
 uploaded coordinates to the galaxy map."

Effect: You can now start the N7: Blue Suns Base mission


 - Can you help?

Obtained By - Completing the mission on Horizon

"From: Robyn Reeve

 Commander: 

 The Alliance soldier here gave me this contact information -- I hope this
 reaches you.

 You said you were trying to stop those Collectors. They took my son and my
 brother. Have you found them? Do you know where they are? I know you're 
 looking, but so many people are just gone. Every family lost someone. The 
 children are the worst. Empty desks at school, winter clothes that never got
 worn.

 Please. The Alliance isn't doing anything. The Council isn't doing anything.
 If you can find our people, I'm begging you to do something. Tell me 
 something I can do. 

 Tell me anything.

 Robyn Reeve"

Effect: None, but people are so damn pushy T_T


 - Cerberus Command Request

Obtained By - Completing 2 Dossier Missions

"From: Cerberus Command

 Reports tell us you've been operating in the Omega Nebula. We'd like to 
 look into a situation on Lorek, a nearby planet in the Fathar System.

 Scan the planet for a base, where we believe Eclipse mercs are holding one
 of our operatives. You should be able to detect the operative's transmitter.
 Extract the operative; if the operative is beyond rescue, recover any  
 relevant intel that Eclipse may have collected.

 This is a very delicate matter, Shepard. We trust in your discretion."

Effect: Unlocks N7: Lost Operative Mission


 - Collector Rifle and Armour

Obtained By - Download Collector's Edition Downloadable Content

"From: Illusive Man

 Shepard,

 Our researchers have been working with captured Collector technology for some
 time now. They've developed an experimental armour suit in your size and an
 assault rifle that the techs say should take a standard thermal clip. I had
 the items delivered to the Normandy's armoury.

 Good hunting."

Effect: Unlocks Collector Assault Rifle and Armour


 - Deal Struck with Zaeed Massani

Obtained By - Have the Zaeed Massani Downloadable Content

"From: Illusive Man

 Shepard:

 We've reached an agreement with veteran mercenary Zaeed Massani. You may
 know the name; Zaeed has been involved in some of the best known (and some
 utterly unknown) military operations in the Terminus Systems, and is feared
 as a ruthless and relentless bounty hunter. I felt you might need a man with
 his skills on your mission, so I arranged to have him join you.

 You will find him on Omega, where he's wrapping up his current bounty. Don't
 worry about his fee, I've taken care of that personally."

Effect: You can land on Omega to pick up Zaeed


 - *ENCRYPTED TRANSMISSION*

Obtained By - Release Grunt

"From: Illusive Man

 Shepard

 I see you awakened Okeer's krogan. A dangerous decision, but you've for
 free rein on this operation. If you're certain he'll be a useful member of
 the team, you've got my support. We need every weapon we can get in this
 battle.

 If this "Grunt" proves unreliable and has to be put down, don't lose the
 body. He's based at least partially on Collector technology and could offer
 useful genetic data. But, again, you are in charge."

Effect: None


 - *ENCRYPTED TRANSMISSION*

Obtained By - Capturing Legion

"From: Illusive Man

 Shepard,

 I'm pleased that you were able to recover the Reaper IFF, and I've sent EDI
 all the necessary protocols to get it integrated successfully into the 
 Normandy's systems. With luck, this will give us the ability to get through
 the Omega-4 Relay and take the fight to the Collectors on our own terms.

 I've been notified about the intact geth and your decision to keep it. If
 you believe it can be trusted, then go ahead and activate it. Just make sure
 that EDI is adequately protected against any hacking attempts.

 It's not necessarily the decision I would have made, Shepard, but this is 
 your call. You've already cast a wide net in your recruiting efforts, and if
 the geth are willing to fight the Collectors, then we can use them on the
 team. I trust you to get the job done, whatever it takes."

Effect: Nice to see he still trusts you


 - *ENCRYPTED TRANSMISSION*

Obtained By - After the Collector's attack on the SR2

"From: Illusive Man

 Shepard,

 I received word of the attack. This feels like a direct insult from the 
 Collectors and a sign that we've got them on the scared. The loss of your
 crew is devastating, but remember that they signed on for this mission
 knowing the risks.

 Miranda has likely argued for delaying the rescue efforts until you've 
 fully prepared to go through the Omega-4 relay. I know you are eager to
 leave, but rushing off would be a disservice to your crew's sacrifice. 
 When you are ready, you'll have my full support. 

 Get it done, Shepard. Nobody else can."

Effect: Lets do this. 


 - Glad I Didn't Sign Up!

Obtained By - Preventing that Kid joining up with the Mercenaries during
              the Archangel Saga

"From: Jonn Whitson

 Hey, Aria gave me this address. I think I met you at Afterlife in Omega.
 You stopped me from joining up with those mercs who were trying to take 
 out Archangel.

 Man, I was so pissed off at you. I got blind drunk that night, and it 
 was a few days later before I got it together enough to check the news vids
 and saw that almost all those mercs had gotten killed by Archangel.

 I don't know who you are or if you got out of there alive yourself, but
 thanks. I felt really stupid when I heard about the body count, and how I
 could have been part of it. I'll make most of what you did for me.

 Jonn Whitson."

Effect: None


 - Healing of your facial scars

Obtained By - Completing a Dossier Mission on Mordin

"From: Chief Medical Officer Chakwas

 Commander,

 I've done further investigation regarding your facial scarring, and the old
 adage of "mind over matter" holds true. Negative attitudes and aggressive
 acts create adverse reactions with your cybernetic implants, while peaceful
 thoughts and compassionate actions promote healing. If you maintain a 
 positive outlook, I believe your facial scarring will heal on its own.
 Otherwise, there is surgical equipment we could use to insulate your 
 cybernetic implants and accelerate your healing regardless of your mental
 outlook.

 I've updated plans for the new medical equipment to your research terminal
 in the tech lab.

 Sincerely,
 Chakwas"

Effect: You how have the Med-Bay Upgrade in your Research Terminal


 - IT COULD HAPPEN TO YOU!

Obtained By - Random, Spam

"From: Elkoss Mail Routing

 A drell lay in the ocean, dying from Kepral's Syndrome, and had a dream. 
 In his dream, the Enkindlers came to him and charted the course of his life.
 The drell saw the wakes and eddies, and saw that sometimes the Enkindlers 
 swam alongside him, limbs raking the water, while other times he as alone. 
 The drell saw that the times he had alone were the hardest times in his
 life. 

 He asked the Enkindlkers, "Why was this one abandoned?"

 The Enkindlers answered, their light shining brightly, "You were never
 abandoned. In those difficult times in your life, it was our bodies that
 bore you though the water."

 The drell awoke and found his Kepral's Syndrome cured. If you follow the
 light of the Enkindlers, it can happen to you. Where the Enkindlers go,
 we shall follow, and where their light is the sun, we shall be the stars
 around them.

 Send this message to six beings of your acquaintance, and your greater 
 wish shall come true!"

Effect: None, just more spam. 


 - Message from Anderson

Obtained By - When you get access to the Normandy SR2

"From: Admiral Anderson

 On the off chance that the rumours are true and you are actually alive,
 I need you to come and talk to me on the Citadel. A lot has changed in the
 last two years. You can put us on top, and it's only fair that you be 
 allowed to speak for yourself about what we've been hearing."

Effect: You can now find and talk to Admiral Anderson in the Citadel


 - MSV Corsica: Last Known Docking Coordinates

Obtained By - Finish N7: Wrecked Merchant Freighter

"From: EDI

 INFORMATION ACQUIRED

 Location Coordinates: Jarrahe Station, Strabo System, Eagle Nebula

 Data mining confirms the last reported location of merchant freighter
 MSV Corsica as the Jarrahe Station in the Strabo System. Possibility 
 exists that clues pertaining to the anomaly that caused the mass 
 malfunction of the mechs aboard Corsica can be found aboard Jarrahe
 Station."

Effect: You can start to dock on Jarrahe Station


 - Nice Work on Daratar

Obtained By - Completing N7: Eclipse Smuggling Depot

"From: Cerberus Command

 Nice work. We knew Eclipse was hiding valuable cargo on Daratar, but
 we couldn't land without fear of their mercs destroying the crates.

 We've wired the credits into your account. Damn glad to have you with
 us, Shepard."

Effect: None


 - Normandy Crash Site Data Received

Obtained By - Completing the Normandy Crash Site

"From: Admiral Hackett

 Commander Shepard:

 The Alliance is grateful to receive the information you found at the
 Normandy's crash site, and we've sent it out to the affected families. 
 By finding those dog tags, you have provided peace of mind for a lot of
 people, Commander. I thank you on their behalf."

Effect: None


 - Normandy Crash Site Located

Obtained By - Download the Normandy Crash Site Downloadable Content

"From: Admiral Hackett

 Commander Shepard: 

 Our scans in the Amada system have turned up something we thought you
 should see: the final location of the wreckage of the SSV Normandy.

 We thought this news might be important to you, but we also have an
 ulterior motive. The Alliance would like to honour the Normandy with
 a monument, to be built on the site of the ship's final resting place.
 We'd like to invite you to place the monument and be the first to walk
 on the site.

 There are still 20 crew members unaccounted for from the attack on the
 Normandy. If you find any signs of these lost crewmen, we ask that
 you report to the Alliance so that those heroes' families might find
 some closure.

 Godspeed to you, Commander."

Effect: You can land on the Normandy Crash Site. 


 - Operative Data Filed

Obtained By - N7: Lost Operative, Upload Data to Normandy

"From: EDI

 I have logged and begun decryption of the data you recovered from the 
 Eclipse base on Lorek. Preliminary searches show that the information
 pertains to illicit operations in which Cerberus was involved over the
 past five years. Should this information be released, it could severely
 hinder Cerberus' ability to operate openly in the galaxy.

 It will take me a year or more to completely decrypt this information."

Effect: None


 - Pragia Facility Update

Obtained By - Complete Jack's Loyalty Mission

"From: Cerberus Intel

 Commander Shepard,

 Contacting you per Illusive Man's instructions. He believed you would
 want to know that he had ordered Subject Zero's project shut down before
 the riot broke out. Cerberus personnel arrived to find all guards dead,
 along with most of the subjects. All surviving children were treated for
 injuries, given mild amnesic treatments, and delivered to Alliance facilities
 as survivors of slaver attacks. A few surviving doctors were forcibly 
 retired for their role in the project. 

 Per your report, tje facility on Pragia has been destroyed."

Effect: None, but this is lip service. 


 - RE: Encryped Data

Obtained By - N7: Lost Operative, Upload Data to Alliance

"From: Alliance Command

 Commander: 

 We got the data you sent. If this went public, it could do some serious
 damage to Cerberus' image. This intel will takes years to decode, but just
 having it is a huge win for the Alliance.

 Well done Shepard. Good luck on your mission.

 -- Anderson"

Effect: None


 - Re: Lost Operative

Obtained By - N7: Lost Operative, Upload Data to Cerberus

"From: Cerberus Command

 We received the data you found on the Eclipse base. While the death of  
 operative Tyrone Rowlings was regrettable, he died to keep this information
 out of the hands of those who would do Cerberus harm. By retrieving this
 data, you have ensured that his death was not in vain.

 While the subject of the data is known, the contents of the intel are not.
 We are decrypting the data to find out the nature of the erroneous
 information being spread about Cerberus. Thanks to you, we can safeguard our
 almost fragile reputation. Well done!"

Effect: None


 - Source of VI Virus Detected

Obtained By - Finish N7: Abandoned Research Station

"From: EDI

 INFORMATION RECEIVED:

 Planet Information: Capek, Haskins System, Titan Nebula

 Data from the quarantined VI at Jarrahe Station includes that a possible 
 source of the VI Virus outbreak is a Hahne-Kedar facility on the planet
 Capek.

 Coordinates have been downloaded into the galaxy map."

Effect: You can land on Capek


 - Still alive.

Obtained By - Completing the Justicar mission

"From: Detective Anaya

 Greetings, Commander --

 I'm not completely sure this will get to you, but thanks again for helping
 me deal with Samara. The Eclipse mercs have gotten real quiet around here,
 and my superiors have backed off too. No idea if the two are related, but
 hopefully the next time I meet a justicar, I can give her the respect she
 deserves. 

 I still can't believe I worked a case with one of them. You're a lucky 
 human. If I find any more data on her target, I'll pass it along. 

 Thanks,

 Detective Anaya
 Illium Law Enforcement"

Effect: None


 - Take care of Garrus

Obtained By - Saving Garrus from the Mercenaries

"From: Nalah Butler

 Commander Shepard,

 My husband was one of the men serving on Garrus' team. I don't know how much
 Garrus talked to you about what happened. I don't know the specifics myself,
 only that my husband died in a trap set by those bastard gangs. I know 
 Garrus blames himself; he took every shot fired at his squad as a failure
 on his part, and it was clear when he sent me he message about my husband
 that he thinks it was his fault.

 My husband would never have wanted that. He was proud of the work he did on
 Garrus' squad. He was taking back Omega from the gangs. He died fighting with
 honour. I miss him. God, I'd give anything to get him back. But whatever
 happened there wasn't Garrus' fault.

 You're his commander now. Please, if you can, help him stop blaming himself.
 And please don't tell him that I sent you this. Thank you.

 - Narah Butler"

Effect: None


 - Terminus Armour

Obtained By - Download Terminus Armour Downloadable Content

"From: Illusive Man

 Shepard,

 Our armour technicians found a high-performance suit for you that was
 manufactured in the Terminus Systems -- that is to say, it isn't exactly
 legal in Citadel space. It's been delivered to your quarters so you can try
 it on.

 Hope you like the colour."

Effect: You have Terminus Armour in your Armour Locket


 - Thank you

Obtained By - Completing Jacob's Loyalty Mission

"From: Leslie

 I am Leslie. I was on Aeia. The food made me sick. The doctors are helping
 me now.

 One doctor knows Jacob. He says he can tell you this. He could write this
 for me, but I want to do it. I need to use my words.

 My words are coming back. I can talk well. Reading is hard but I am getting
 better. I have to get better. Taylor wanted me like this. He wanted my
 words gone. I have to show him that he lost. I am not weak. He did things
 to me, and he can't now. He can't take away my words. He can't make me not
 me anymore. Because you and Jacob stopped him.

 Thank you.
 Leslie"

Effect: None, but it makes you feel warm and fuzzy. 


 - Thank you from my daughter

Obtained By - Completing the Samara loyalty mission

"From: Diana

 Commander Shepard,

 Aria T'Loak told me where to send this. I'm Nef's mother, Diana. We talked
 when you came to investigate her death. Aria also told me that a dead 
 asari woman was found in one of the wealthy apartments -- that she was the
 one who'd killed my daughter.

 Thank you. I don't know who brought you into my life, but thank you for 
 avenging my daughter. My Nef deserved better than this. I couldn't give it
 to her, but you at least killed the bitch who took what little she had 
 away.

 Gratefully,
 Diana"

Effect: Aria loves giving away your contact details. 


 - The Cyniad -- Thank You

Obtained By - Complete N7: Quarian Crash Site

"From: Captain Ysin'Mal vas Idenna

 Commander Shepard:

 Please acecpt my sincere appreciation for your efforts in locating the
 wreckage of the Cyniad. That ship has a storied history with both the
 Migrant Fleet and Cerberus, and we are pleased to know that her wreckage
 can be salvaged by my people. 

 In finding and stabilizing Lieutenant Forzan, you have returned to the
 flotilla one of her newest and most honoured heroes. Your efforts in 
 furthering the quarian search for a new homeworld will be remembered."

Effect: None


 - Things are quiet again

Obtained By - Saving Daniel during the Mordin Saga

"From: Omega Clinic Desk

 Commander, I wanted to thank you again for saving me from those batarians. 
 I thought I'd seen the worst of people's anger and fear at Dr. Solus' 
 clinic. I had no idea how much anger his work was keeping in check, how 
 bad it really way. If not for you, I'd be dead. Thank you.

 The clinic is doing really well. You got rid of most of the plague, and I've
 been able to handle the rest without too much trouble. The Blue Suns keep
 offering to take over security here. I keep the mechs powered on. I won't 
 make the same mistake twice.

 Thanks,

 - Daniel"

Effect: None


 - To Grunt's Commander

Obtained By - Complete Grunt's Loyalty Mission

"From: Shaman Urdnot

 Damn it, I hate these things. But you need to hear this. 

 You're part of Grunt's krannt, and you're his leader. So keep him alive.
 Here, I have to stay polite, play the role. But our people are dying. Krogan
 have always valued survival over tradition. If we're going to survive as a
 people, we need your vat-grown Grunt. Okeer was a madman, but he was a 
 madman with a plan, and that's more than most have on this ball of rock.

 So bring him back from your damn mission. My people need him. And if you
 all get killed, I'll piss on your graves.

 Shaman Urdnot"

Effect: Nice to know he cares. 


 - To the Normandy: Our Thanks

Obtained By - Completing N7: Imminent Ship Crash

"From: Rafael Cologne, Governor of Fargone Colony, Jonus

 Normandy Crew:

 We retrieved your identity from the docking data aboard the MSV Broken
 Arrow. We're led to believe that your crew is responsible for saving our
 colony from a catastrophic event.

 Not only did you defeat the geth and prevent the ship from crashing into
 the planet in a trajectory that would have destroyed our colony, but you
 also saved nearly 100 munitions crates that would have been lost in the
 ship's scuttling.

 Thanks to you, we are safe and can continue the Broken Arrow's work in
 arming the colonies on the fringe of geth space.

 On behalf of the residents of Fargone Colony, you have our eternal
 gratitude."

Effect: None


 - Transfer Request Approved

Obtained By - Recruit Tali

"From: Admiralty Board, Migrant Fleet

 Commander Shepard,

 Per Tali'Zorah vas Neema's request included with her data delivery from
 Haestrom, the Admiralty Board has approved her transfer to your command.
 She has been informed that additional duties to the Migrant Fleet may 
 still be necessary on occasion, but has been given extended leeway to 
 determine when her mission with you is considered complete.

 This choice was hers, but your role as de facto captain during her
 Pilgrimage may have caused her to be more susceptible to your requests.
 The Admiralty Board trusts that you will treat your new crew member
 with the respect due an honoured member of the Fleet. Should any harm
 come to her due to negligence on your part, this board will take severe
 and appropriate action.

 Admiral Rael'Zorah.

 Migrant Fleet Admiralty Board"

Effect: None


 - (Untitled)

Obtained By - Free Jack from Purgatory

"Title: (Untitled)

 From: (Error, Invalid Sender Name)

 Hey Shepard heard I have you to thank for getting out of Purgatory (send a
 ship to round me up, but they didn't weapons-check good enough)! I'm gonna
 carve your name instead of mine into my next victim as thanks, got anyone
 you need dead (haha)? You did take a shot at me though on my way out so I
 have to kill you, you know how it goes. Dad taught me that you let anybody
 hurt you, they get ideas so you make sure to send a message, not like I'm
 sending now, though! See you around, the people who live here are coming back
 and it's showtime! Look around for your name, I'll make sure you find it
 before I find you! Billy..."

Effect: None, though I wouldn't be concerned, after all, they did catch him
        once, they can do so again. 


 - Update on the kid

Obtained By - Complete Thane's Loyalty mission

"From: Captain Bailey: C-Sec

 Hey, Shepard. Just wanted to let you know that the drell kid's doing okay.

 Everything's taken care of legally, and he's doing some work for me. Helping
 me deal with some trash in the Wards, maybe make life better for some of the
 kids like Mouse. Not perfect, but then, what is?

 Don't know if your drell and mine are talking. I told him life was too short
 not to, but I don't know if it took.

 Good luck out there.

 - Bailey"

Effect: None


 - You changed my life.

Obtained By - Save Jeirt during Thane's recruitment mission

"From: Jeirt 

 Greetings, Commander Shepard

 Liara T'Soni gave me your contact information. I was one of the cleaning
 crew in the Dantius Towers. You helped get me out of there. According to
 T'Soni, you also found Thane. He took down some of the Eclipse mercs trying
 to gun us down, and I wondered if you could pass along my thanks.

 The way he moved ... one was dead before they even knew he was there. He
 snapped another's neck, then shot a third, all in the space of a few 
 heartbeats. It was incredible. He moved like a dancer, grave and power in
 constant motion.

 Seeing him changed my life, woke up something in me I don't fully understand
 yet. I don't know what I'm going to do, but salarian lives are too short to
 waste as custodians, especially when there's so much else out there. I'm
 going to find something that lets me capture what I saw in him, that
 beauty, that aeshetic perfection. 

 I'm also going to buy some nice clothes. 

 So if you could tell him that ... or just whatever parts of that you think
 appropriate ... I'd appreciate it. 

 Sincerely, 

 Jeirt"

Effect : None


 - YOUR 2 SMALL

Obtained By - Random Junk Mail

"From: Morlan

 "I'm sorry mate, I leave you for a krogan because you are not endowed as
  good for your species!"

 Do you fear those words? Morlan's famous shop sells many enhancements online
 that are not restricted by Citadel trading regulations! Whether you require
 hormone augmentation, cybernetic enhancement, or genebiotic xenografting, 
 Morlan has many things you will be pleased with!

 All species and gender order online from Morlan's famous extranet site, 
 hotlinked from this message!

 (Product availability varies by local trade regulations, all element zero
 products require shipping surcharge, no shipping to Omega, krogan 
 reproductive organs not available, other restrictions may apply.)

Effect: None

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[8.01] Fuel and Probes

Fuels and probes are useful on the Normandy during space exploration. When
you go on the galaxy map, you literally have free rein to do what you wish,
which is rather useful. However, there are going to be two main views, a 
system and a galaxy view. The system view is what you see on the screen when
you enter a system, planets, mass relays, etc. Galaxy view is that of the
whole galaxy.

Now, you can explore the galaxy, but you need two things. First, fuel. You
will need fuel when you travel to other clusters. Other clusters are shown
on the border of a system, with a green arrow. This is simple enough when
you see the galaxy map. The second are probes. You use these to investigate
planets. 

First, you need to scan the planets. The game will tell you how. But on
some planets, they will give you an anomaly, and for that, you can send in
a probe to investigate it, which helps you figure out what it is, and then
you can land to investigate, and it also unlocks more missions for you.

The consequences of not having enough fuel is simple, you burn your valuable
resources that you can use for research instead, which is a bad idea, whilst
not having enough probes means less job opportunities for you. 

To obtain more probes and fuel, there are fuel depots all over the systems,
most commonly next to the mass relays. This is far simpler than it sounds,
the manual does a job of it, and the game helps you as well. 

When you are scanning, look out for the scanner state of the planet. You want
to keep looking for the big deposits, until your scanners tell you that it 
is depleted, and once it is depleted, it is depleted. However, just scan the
entire planet, the scanners are known to lie a little bit. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[8.02] Omega Nebula

Below, I will list down the items you can find in each system, interesting
or not, as well, as missions connected to it, and interesting little tidbits.
I'll arrange them in clusters, mainly to help you along. 

This nebula is unlocked from the start. Amada requires the Normandy Crash
Site DLC to be downloaded and installed. 

 Amada

 - Planet: Alchera

   Alchera's crust is composed of carbon and water ice. While low density,
   its large size allows it to retain a thick atmosphere of methane and
   ammonia. It is believed that if Alchera had acquired a bit more mass 
   when the Amada star system formed, it would have formed the core of a  
   second outer-system gas giant. Alchera has three moons: Uluru, Wandjina,
   and Baiame.

   Orbital Distance: 9.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 29.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 9,229km
   Day Length: 59.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.83 Earth Atmosoheres
   Surface Temperature: -22 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.85G

   There is an anomaly on this planet, and that is because it is the crash
   site of the original Normandy. It is also a rich planet for resources, but
   there are no signs of Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Anjea

   Anjea is a typical ammonia-methane ice giant. Traces of chlorine in the
   atmosphere give it a distinct green tint. Penetrating scans have 
   revealed large numbers of hollow, unpowered objects with dimensions of
   3.14 by 12.56 by 28.26 metres circulating in the equatorial clouds 
   bands. These objects appear to have "sails" or "wings" attached, allowing
   them to be borne aloft by Anjea's winds. While they are too deep to be 
   reached for study, popular conjecture in xenoarcheological circles hold
   that they are "coffins" of an ancient race who laids their dead to rest
   in the gas giant.

   Orbital Distance: 15.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 60 Earth Years
   Radius: 23,120km
   Day Length: 17.4 Earth Hours

   This is a planet of moderate resources, and there is no element zero on
   it. 


 - Planet: Eingana

   Eingana is a hot, beautiful, and deadly world, covered in the debris of
   ancient starships. Approximately 127,000 years ago, a series of battles
   were fought over it by two organic species, the thoi'han and the 
   inusannon. Although no records of the conflict remain, most historians
   agree that both races wanted to colonise Eingana, and neither were 
   willing to share. The two lost hundreds of ships in a series of battles
   over Eingana and its moon, Barraiya; many of these were eventually pulled
   in by the planet's gravity well.

   The mass effect drive cores of these ships broke apart, dumping refined
   element zero over large stretches of landscape. This poisoned the
   environment and a wave of extinctions followed. Many of the animal 
   species that remained showed a tendency to develop biotic powers. As the
   ecology of Eingana is energetic and aggressive, this makes colonisation
   a deadly peril. 

   Orbital Distance: 5.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 12.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,733km
   Day Length: 20.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.84 Earth Atmosoheres
   Surface Temperature: 36 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.86G

   There is a good deal of resources on this planet, and more importantly,
   there is refined element zero for you to probe. 


 - Planet: Karora

   Karora is essentially a great rock in space, tidally locked to Amada. Its
   only notable feature is a chain of craters stitching across the northern
   hemisphere, thought to be the result of impacts by a swarm of meteors.
   Karora's low density suggests it contains no mineral wealth beyond common
   light metals. It sustains a tenuous atmosphere of krypton and xenon.

   Orbital Distance: 2.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,446km
   Day Length: 63.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.14 Earth Atmosoheres
   Surface Temperature: 99 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.28G

   A moderate amount of resources on this giant rock, but there is no Eezo
   stashed on it. 


 - Planet: Takkan

   Orbiting closet to the F-class star Amada, Takkan is a blistering, sun-
   blasted hell. Neither its carbon dioxide atmosphere nor its weak magnetic
   field provides and protection from the star's harsh radiation. Fortunately,
   Takkan has few significant resources, and its only notable for an unusual
   purple desert in the southern hemisphere, thought to be the result of
   eroded spessartite.

   Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1 Earth Year
   Radius: 4,312km
   Day Length: 45.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.49 Earth Atmosoheres
   Surface Temperature: 286 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.5G

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there is no
   Element Zero on it. 


 Arinlarkin

 - MSV Strontium Mule

   Derelict ship, registered MSV Strontium Mule, visible damaged from weapons
   fire. Ship is not responding to hails despite life signs aboard. 
   Transmission using known Blue Suns encryption detected. Airlocks are 
   sealed, but the ship can be boarded through an emergency hatch in the cargo
   hold.

   This is unlocked for the N7: MSV Strontium Mule mission, and cannot be
   seen before then. 


 - Planet: Utha

   Punished with UV and gamma radiation from the Class F star it orbits, 
   Utha is no one's first choice for a planet to land on. Covered in seawater,
   Utha has a hydrosphere and ozer layer similar to Earth's, but that simply
   isn't enough to ward off the life-killing radiation. Its nitrogen-rich,
   oxygen-poor atmosphere goes unchanged by the few proteins that have 
   managed to form in the ocean depths.

   Utha, however, has served as a way station for slaves escaping their 
   batarian masters. What little land it has is tectonically stable, and 
   its considerable radiation belt and electrical storms grant cover from
   many common types of sensors. Fleeing ships typically hide on Utha long
   enough to discharge their drive cores and stock up on deuterium before
   trying to make it to the cluster's mass relay.

   Orbital Distance: 4.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,050km
   Day Length: 49.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.2 Earth Atmosoheres
   Surface Temperature: 40 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.8G

   What this planet makes up for in isolation is complimented that it is
   rich in resources, so happy mining. 


 Batalla

 - Planet: Logasri

   A step above a carbonacous asteroid, Logasari is a planet with a carbon- 
   heavy crust and a trace atmopshere with CO2 and helium. Its surface is  
   cool enough to have liquid water, but it is rapidly drying out, as it has
   lost the critical mass to have a self-sustaining hydrologic cycle.

   Nevertheless, the batarians have colonised the world, forcing slaves to
   work in their mines and agri-habitats. The labout is hot, endless, and
   backbreaking, evne in its low-G environment. Every horror story told by
   slaves elsewhere in the cluster seems to be topped by one from Logasri. 
   The most famous is that of the slaver Silparon, who worked to death 420
   slaves over the course of a galactic standard year, and ground up their
   bodies for compost in his greenhouses. He was eventually poisoned by his
   wife, but his shadow -- and his business model -- still hangs over the
   miserable planet.

   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,017km
   Day Length: 49.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 56 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.5G

   This planet will have a moderate amount of resources, but lacking the
   Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Nearog

   Nearog is a hydrogen-methane gas giant whose moons were once home to 
   Essul, a batarian warlord who terrorised the Terminus Systems. Attempting
   to unite a pirate army under his banner, he successfully conducted a 
   rapid blitz against 11 habitable planets.

   Fortunately for the rest of the galaxy, Essul's crimes caught the attention
   of the Spectres, who decided his hidden location and assassinated him. 
   Essul's empire, built on a hyperextended army, soon came crashing down. He
   lost stockpiles of element zero have become something of a legend, and
   foolish spacers have spent countless amounts of time and money searching
   the Batalla system, convinced they will be the ones that finally strike it
   rich.

   Orbital Distance: 4.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 11.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 19,976km
   Day Length: 16.5 Earth Hours

   This planet contains a moderate amount of resources, but most importantly,
   it will contain some Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Thunawanuro

   A strange island of peace in the lawless Terminus Systems, Thunawanuro is
   a planet of crushing gravity but abundant life. As its ponderous names  
   indicates, it was colonised by the elcor, who have several booming 
   industries on the planet. Hydroelectric dams and biofuels from tough, 
   woody algae provide much of the planet's energy. Mines export uranium, 
   thorium, and gold, taken to space with generous use of mass effect fields.
   Of course, pirates target the elcor's shipping as soon as it leaves orbit,
   but the elcor's deals with mercenary companies keep away all but the 
   most foolhardy of attackers.

   Population: 3,769,000
   Colony Founded: 2035CE
   Capital: Nurhemathun

   Orbital Distance: 1.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 11,993km
   Day Length: 51.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 2.86 Earth Pressures
   Surface Temperature: 32 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 6.7G

   The planet has a good amount of resouces, and luckily, it contains some
   of the rare Element Zero that you will be wanting. 


 Fathar

 - Planet: Dorgal

   The surface of Dorgal is an ethane-soaked mush. The planet hovers near the 
   boiling point of the hydrocarbon, and supports a diverse, if not simple and
   slow-moving, carbon-based ecology. The planet's gravity is strong enough 
   to retain an atmopshere of molecular nitrogen and carbon monoxide, but the
   methane that dominated billions of years ago has long since been lost.

   Orbital Distance: 0.54 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,521km
   Day Length: 51.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.43 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -88 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.44G

   This planet is rich in resources, the usual three suspects, Palladium,
   Platinum and Iridium. 


 - Planet: Korar

   Korar is a small, lifeless rock blessed with significant deposits of  
   thorium, used in radiation shielding and the manufacture of spaceframe
   alloys. A small population of miners eke out an existance on the surface,
   selling their ore at Lorek and praying that the intermittent raids by 
   the Terminus pirate clans will pass their homestead by.

   There have been no children born on Korar since the infamous pirate raid
   of 2047, when every child on the planet was rounded up and taken as a 
   slave. Any couple finding itself pregeant preemptively moves off-world.

   Population: 2,400

   Orbital Distance: 0.32 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,919km
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -40 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.19G

   This planet has a good amount of resources, especially Iridium, which is
   very useful for you and your crew. 


 - Planet: Lorek

   Lorek is an extremely rare example of a habitable world circling a red
   dwarf star. Originally an independent asari colony named Esan, it was 
   annexed by the Batarian Hegemony in 1913, causing a minor galactic 
   incident. Despite several attempts, the local Terminus warlords have never
   been able to take Lorek for themselves.

   Lorek is a low-density world, composed of rock, light metals, and a water-
   based crust. It is tidally locked to Fathar, with a sunward "hot pole" and
   a shadowed "cold pole". Water on the sunward side evaporates quickly, 
   travelling over the islands of the habitable terminator zone in the form of
   massive, fast moving thunderstorms, and finally settling as snow on the
   frozen dark side. There are fears that the buildup of ice cap mass on the
   far size may cause axial reorientation over the course of several million
   years, but batarian officals dismiss the idea as an irresponsible theory
   disseminated by counter-hegemonist subversives.

   Colony Founded: 1764
   Population: 4,700,000
   Capital: Jalnor

   Orbital Distance: 0.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 59.6 Earth Days
   Radius: 6,754km
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.4 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 40 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.6G

   The planet will be rich in resources, as well as holding an anomaly, though
   this is for the N7: Lost Operative mission. 

 
 Kairavamori

 - Planet: Sehtor

   A rocky planet with a curshing atmosphere, Sehtor has been scanned from 
   orbit but largely left unexplored due to its sweltering conditions. Its
   atmosphere contains nitrogen, but also an usually high percentage of 
   ethane, which can coalesce in pockets near the surface. The alumina-heavy
   crust of the planet can reach glowing-hot temperatures during the daytime,
   reaching the ethane's autoignition temperature and creating pockets of
   flame across the landscape. For this reason, extra-vehicular activities
   are discouraged on Sehtor, and no company has been willing to invest in
   exploration.

   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,810km
   Day Length: 47.8 Earth Hours 
   Atmospheric Pressure: 47.73 Earth Hours
   Surface Temperature: 470 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.8G

   Your sensors will indicate that it will be high in resources, and it is
   high, except lacking Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Uwan Oche

   Uwan Oche ("Uwan Prime") is a stony planet encased in ice under a methane-
   heavy sky. Named for the Uwan Consortium, the batarian manufacturing firm
   that financed its exploration, Uwan Oche's crust provides much of the 
   boron allotropes used in omni-gel throughout the Terminus systems. The area
   has naturally became a haven for pirates, who attempt to steal the refined 
   gels, or its ingredients as soon as the cargo ships leave the atmosphere.

   Orbital Distance: 2.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 5.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,529km
   Day Length: 57.5 Earth Hours
   Atmosphere Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -126 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.1G

   Your scanner will indicate that the planet is rich in resources, and it 
   is. 


 - Planet: Vatar

   Located within the life zone of a dimming orange sun, Vatar would be
   habitable except for its carbon-dioxide atmosphere and icy surface that 
   kills most oxygen-producing bacteria. Nonetheless, mercenary companies
   and slavers have numerous strongholds on the planet, out of reach of
   any galactic authority.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: A statistically significant number of distress signals
   have originated within the 1-million kilometre mark of Vatar. Civilian
   travel is not advised.

   Orbital Distance: 1.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,352km
   Day Length: 18.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.77 Earth Atmopsheres
   Surface Temperature: -35 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

   Despite the advisory, the planet is rich in resources, so you might want
   to fire probes into it. 


 Sahrabarik

 - Fuel Depot

   You can purchase Fuel and Probes here


 - Mass Relay


 - Omega 4 Mass Relay

   The Omega 4 Relay is surrounded by hazard beacons and automated warnings.
   Over the last thousand years, many ships have attempted to pass through 
   it, but none have returned. The only ones to pass freely back and forth
   through the relay are the mysterious Collectors.

   There are many theories why ships never return from Omega 4. Some say
   there is a black hole at the far end; others (mostly the impoverished
   underclass of Omega) believe there is some form of Earthly paradise. Most,
   however, simply think that the Collectors capture or destroy those passing
   through the relay.


 - Omega Station

   Built in a mined-out husk of a metallic asteroid, Omega has been a haven
   for criminals, terrorists, and malcontents for thousands of years. At 
   times, the station has lain idle and abandoned for centuries, only to be
   reactivated by a new group of outlaws seeking a fresh start. The space
   station's original, elegant design has given way to haphazard expansion
   by scrabbling factions of every species. There is no central government 
   or unifying authority on Omega, and nobody can recall a time there ever
   was one.

   Population: 7.8 million

   Orbital Distance: 2.43 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.9 Earth Years
   Total Length: 44.7km

   You can dock on this station, there are missions and stores for you to
   visit and complete. 


 - Planet: Bindur

   If it were closer to Sahrabarik, Bindur would have an atmosphere of 
   carbon dioxide and exhane. In the deep cold of the outer solar system,
   however, both elements have long since frozen to the ground.

   Orbital Distance: 6.12 AU
   Orbital Period: 27.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,907km
   Day Length: 53.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -224 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.55G

   This is a dream planet, it is rich in resources, mainly Palladium and
   Platinum, but there are also decent deposits of Iridium here as well. 
   And even though it says it is depleted, there are still some nice 
   medium deposits as well. 


 - Planet: Imorkan

   A standard methane-ammonia gas giant, Imorkan is the main source of
   helium-3 fuel for ships coming to or from Omega. Most of its fueling
   stations are run by criminal cartels, who engage in cutthroat 
   (sometimes literally) pricing wars. Imorkan is widely known for its
   layover stations, where pirates in a hurry can find fuel, ammunition,
   intoxications, gambling, and sexual companionship at any hour.

   Orbital Distance: 3.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 11.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 53,491km
   Day Length: 18.7 Earth Hours

   This planet contains a moderate deposit of resources. It is rich in
   Iridium and Platinum, not such more Palladium on this planet. 


 - Planet: Urdak

   Urdak is a close-orbiting brown dwarf; most red-brown dwarf binary 
   systems have an average seperation of 8 AU. The Sahrabarik system is  
   about 12 billion years old and it has long since used up the deuterium
   used to make fuel fusion, so Urdak is not luminous like some brown  
   dwarfs are.

   Urdak is a class L brown dwarf with a relatively low temperature of 
   1,300 degrees Celsius, but its heat and gravity have made it unpopular 
   for development. There are rumours that the heads of several of Omega's
   crime syndicates maintain private residences on various moons. Whatever
   the truth of the matter, battles between syndicate vessels are often
   observed around the ring plate. News outlets on Omega maintain satellites
   at Urdak's Lagrange points for real-time coverage of these battles, which
   garner high viewer ratings.

   Orbital Distance: 0.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 72,512 km
   Day Length: 19.2 Earth Hours

   This planet has a moderate amount of resources, yielding decent amounts
   of Palladium, Platinum and Iridium.

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[8.03] Serpent Nebula

This system contains and only contains the Citadel, and is unlocked from the
start.

 - Citadel 

   Supposedly constructed by the long-extinct Protheans, this colossial 
   deep-space station serves at the capital of the Citadel Council. Gravity
   is simulated through rotation, and is a comfortable 1.02 standard G's on
   the Wards and a light 0.3 standard G's on the Presidium Ring.

   Total Length (Open): 44.7km
   Diameter (Open): 12.8km
   Population: 13.2 million (not including Keepers)
   Gross Weight: 7.11 billion metric tons

 - Mass Relay

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[8.04] Local System

Our Solar System, this system is unlocked from start.

 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Earth

   For detailed information, please refer to the standard issue Alliance
   Galactic Codex. Earth's orbit is riddled with debris generated by
   "bootstrap" space development; use of kinetic barriers is recommended at
   altitudes over 85 km.

   Population (Surface): 11.4 billion
   Population (L4 and L5 Stations): 250,000

   Orbital Distance: 1 AU
   Orbital Period: 1 Earth Year
   Radius: 6,378km
   Day Length: 23.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1 Earth Atmosphere
   Surface Temperature: 23 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G


 - Planet: Jupiter

   Juptier's deep gravity well and lethal radiation have kept its moons from
   being significantly exploited. The largest outpost is Binary Helix's 
   Corporation's Nautilus facility, attached to the underside of Europa's
   ice sheet.

   Population (all moons): 9,100
   
   Orbital Distance: 5.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 11.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 71,492km
   Day Length: 9.93 Earth Hours

   Moderate in resources, there is still a fair chunk of resources that you
   can gather from this planet. 


 - Planet: Mars

   Once considered a prospect for terraforming and colonization, the 
   discovery of faster than light travel turned Mars into a quiet backwater.
   Its southern pole is a historical preserve cetnred on the Prothean ruins
   found there. Immigrations and development are restricted as the search
   for Prothean artifacts continues.

   Orbital Distance: 1.52 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.88 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,402km
   Day Length: 24.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -138 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.38G


 - Planet: Mercury

   A handful of solar power stations exist on "peaks of eternal light" at the
   north and south poles of Mercury. The difficulties imposed by the planet's
   proximity to the sun and high orbital velocity have limited development.

   Population: 340

   Orbital Distance: 0.39 AU
   Orbital Period: 88 Earth Days
   Radius: 2,240km
   Day Length: 58.7 Earth Days
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 430 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.38G

   There is a moderate amount of resources here that you can obtain, and the
   good thing is that it is rich in Iridium, the rarest of the three common
   elements.


 - Planet: Neptune

   Though Neptune, like Uranus, has plentiful helium, its remoteness made it 
   an unpromising target for mining before the development of mass effect
   drive. With Uranus cheaper to exploit, it has never seen extensive 
   development. The only permanent huam presence is a small research facility
   on Triton.

   Population (Triton): 70

   Orbital Distance: 29.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 164.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 24,764km
   Day Length: 16.1 Earth Hours

   This planet is relatively poor in resources, but although it doesn't have
   as many peaks, it is very rich in Palladium. 


 - Planet: Pluto

   Pluto is one of Sol's numerous "ice dwarf" worlds. It is mainly of note 
   for being the gravitional "anchor" for the Mass Relay to Arcturus. Pluto
   and the Charon Relay (formally encased in ice, and considered a moon) orbit
   each other. Pluto's orbit was circularized in 2175 as a side effect of the
   Charon Mass Relay recovery operations.

   Population (gateway stations): 9,300

   Orbital Distance: 39.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 247.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,151km
   Day Length: 9.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -229 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.06G

   Pluto has a moderate amount of resources, which makes it a nice planet to
   mine out. It has a good balance between all three resources.


 - Planet: Saturn

   Saturn has been a major source of helium-3 fuel for fusion plants since 
   the 2150s. The moon of Titan is mined for hydrocarbons, and used as a 
   hostile environment training facility for Alliance marines.

   Population (orbitals and Titan): 117,000
   Capital: Huygens Dome

   Orbital Distance: 9.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 29.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 60,268km
   Day Length: 10.3 Earth Hours

   Saturn has a good amount of resources, which means plenty of healthy
   peaks, so have fun mining it to shreds. 


 - Planet: Uranus

   After the development of mass effect FTL drive, distant Uranus was the 
   target of a "land rush" to exploit its combination of plentiful helium-3
   fuel and shallow (for a gas giant) gravity well. Today Uranus is the
   largest producer of He-3 in Alliance space.
   
   Population: 371,000
   Capital: Sakharov Station

   Orbital Distance: 19.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 84.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 25,559km
   Day Length: 17.3 Earth Hours

   Yes, you can fire a probe into Uranus... Still, the planet is depleted, 
   but there are one or two big peaks, and the rest are relatively minor.


 - Planet: Venus

   With its molten temperatures, sulfuric acid clouds, and crushing carbon
   dioxide atmosphere, Venus has only a handful of aerostat research
   outposts.

   Population: 800

   Orbital Distance: 0.72 AU
   Orbital Period: 224.7 Earth Days
   Radius: 6,052km
   Day Length: 243 Earth Days
   Atmospheric Pressure: 90 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 465 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.88G

   The planet has a good amount of resources, which makes it a nice place to
   start mining. Then again, I mine entire systems as once. 

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[8.05] Eagle Nebula

Unlocked from the start of the game 

 Amun

 - Planet: Anhur

   A garden world with heavy populations of humans and batarians, Anhur was
   home to one of the ugliest violations of sapient rights in modern human
   history. A consortium of corporations and corrupt politicans, fearing
   batarian economic competition due to their custom of legal slavery, 
   passed a resolution that abolished the minimum wage -- effectively 
   relegalizing slavery on a human-dominated world.

   Opponents of the motion quickly turned to activism and violence. A civil
   war erupted, as one side sought to end slavery throughout ther system 
   and another, primarily batarian faction called the Na'hesit sought to keep
   the slaves they had. The Anhur Rebellions raged from 2176 to 2178. The
   Na'hesit had a significant advantage in ships, labour, and weapons, 
   forcing the Anhur militias to hire mencenary companies to even the odds.
   In the end, the abolitionists won out, though at the cost of much of their
   infrastructure. Though Anhur today still has significant natural wealth,
   it is economically depressed, save for the reconstruction industry. 

   Population: 208,587,000
   Colony Founded: 2165
   Capital: New Thebes

   Orbital Distance: 1.7AU
   Orbital Period: 2.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,829km
   Day Length: 18.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.6 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 7 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.3G

   Like the codex says, it is rich in natural resources, it is highly rich
   in Element Zero, which is rare enough, but this planet will have multiple
   high peaks of it, making it very useful indeed.


 - Planet: Bast

   A small hydrogen-nitrogen gas giant, Bast and its moons served as the
   Eclipse mercenary company's fallback position after their defeat on 
   Neith. Once they had gathered their strength, they leaked a false position
   to the Na'hesit consortium to lure them into a trap, which developed into
   a pitched battle. Both sides claimed victory -- Na'hesit lost more ships,
   but could afford the setback in a way Eclipse could not.

   Orbital Distance: 7.0AU
   Orbital Period: 18.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 18,557km
   Day Length: 13.6 Earth Hours

   There is a poor amount of resources here, so there isn't much for you
   to dig up, but something is better than nothing. 


 - Planet: Neith

   Anomaly Detected!

   Cold and dry, Neith has a thin nitrogen atmosphere and vast salt flats 
   at its equator, which is warm enough for liquid water to pool during the
   summer period. The revealed salt is collected and sold to sodium-poor
   planets for agricultural purposes.

   During the Anhur Rebellions, Neith was a staging ground for Eclipse ships, 
   and was the site of their first defeat, when enemy Na'hesit surprised and
   routed them with a superior force. Some wreckage from the battle can still
   be found on the planet today. 

   Orbital Distance: 3.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.3 Years
   Radius: 7,008km
   Day Length: 54.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.7 Earth Pressures
   Surface Temperature: -25 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.4G

   There is an anomaly on this rich resource planet. There appears to be 
   distress beacon from a crashed merchant freighter, so you might as well
   have a look. This is N7: Wrecked Merchant Freighter. It is a really rich
   planet in terms of resources as well. 


 - Planet: Sekhmet

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant believed to have entered Amun's system within
   the last billion years, Sekhmet was the site of an important battle in the
   Anhur Rebellions. When the Eclipse mercenary company sought to capture the
   refueling stations to deny the rebels supplies, a fighter wing hiding in 
   Sekhmet's rings ambushed them. Eclipse suffered heavy initial losses, but
   destroyed two rebel carriers, and forced them to retreat into FTL. This
   was considered the "high water mark" of the rebellion; at no point after
   the battle of Sekhmet did the rebels have a victory. 

   Today, Sekhmet is home to refueling stations and a small war memorial in
   orbit at the planet's L5 Lagrange point.

   Orbital Distance: 0.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.3 Earh Years
   Radius: 38,347km
   Day Length: 9.0 Earth Years

   This planet is interesting, it is moderate in resources, but it has a very
   high amount of Element Zero, which makes it a must mine planet, seeing that
   Element Zero is so hard to come by. 


 - Planet: Sobek

   A hydrogen-nitrogen gas giant believed to be an extrasolar capture, Sobek's
   low-G moons were the sites of many batarian labour camps during the
   Anhur Rebellions, generating raw materials for the war. When the slaves
   were finally liberated by Eclipse, the mercenaries found absymal conditions
   including whole camps that lacked mass effect fields to keep the gravity 
   at habitable levels. The widespread bone loss among the slaves was part
   of their masters' final degradation -- it would cripple them if they ever
   left for a standard-gravity world.

   The plight of the slaves soon garnered galactic media attention, and 
   several charities sprung up to pay for their physical therapy and find them
   gainful employment. Eclipse, normally reviled for their cutthroat tactics
   and criminal employees, found themselves painted as heroes. The mercenary
   company still retains an office on Sobek's moon Heqet out of nostalgia as
   much as a business strategy.

   Orbital Distance: 0.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 72,530km
   Day Length: 12.4 Earth Hours

   There is a poor amount of resources there, there isn't a lot in comparsion
   with the other planets in this system, but it'll have to do. 


 Imir

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Gregas

   Cold and distant, Gregas is currently 65% rock by mass and 35% frozen
   methane and nitrogen ices. In the planet's "summer years," these 
   percentages change as the sun heats its ice and it evaporates into a 
   thin atmopshere. Its calcium-heavy crust has been scouted by countless
   Korlus surveying teams, most of whom come back empty-handed.

   Orbital Distance: 10.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 31.7 Earth Years 
   Radius: 5,240km
   Day Length: 69.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -170 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G

   This planet is rich in resources, it has a fair amount of all three, but
   in particular, Iridium.


 - Planet: Korlus

   "A garbage scow with a climate" was how one Citadel Council member 
   described Korlus at the turn of the century, and ever since then the Korlus
   Tourist Bureau has been attempting to re-brand their planet. It hasn't
   worked - though they have tried calling it "the recycling centre of the
   galaxy," corruption scandals and a staggering murder rate ensures that 
   Korlus' image is permanently stained.

   Korlus' biggest business is the recycling of decommissioned or junked 
   spacecraft into their component parts. While the invention of omni-gel
   has made this process significantly cleaner, it is still a dirty 
   business that choke's Korlus' sky with smog and fills its port with
   megatons of scrap. A shady hospitality industry and a scavenger underclass
   round out the spectacle of urban decay.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Korlus ranks second in murder per capita in the Terminus
   Systems and first in offworlder murder. Civilian traffic is encouraged to
   employ security professionals when visiting.

   Population: 3,800,000,000 (est.)
   Colony Founded: 1781CE
   Capital: Choquo (disputed)

   Orbital Distance: 1.3AU
   Orbital Period: 1.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,850km
   Day Length: 28.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.5 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 28 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.3G


 - Planet: Osalri

   Osalri (Covus salarian -- "fire maiden") is a boiling hot dwarf planet
   close to the G-class star Imir. Too hot for lucrative exploitation, its
   only satellites are defunct solar arrays destroyed by pirates long ago.

   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,622km
   Day Length: 33.4 Earth Hours'
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.86 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 229 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   There is a moderate amount of resources, and whilst there are plenty of
   the smaller peaks here, there aren't so many of the large peaks.


 - Planet: Quodis

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant, Quodis is used by countless spaceships to
   discharge their drive cores after coming into the system. Commercial
   vessels restock on their supplies of helium-3 from one of its many 
   orbital platforms.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Piracy at helium-3 refueling stations is common in the
   Imir system. Visitors are encouraged to use the escorts provided by
   the Korlus Security Fleet to and from the system's mass relay. To prevent
   escort fraud, always ask for identification from the escort ships and 
   compare them to those found on the Korlus Security Fleet's extranet 
   sites.

   Orbital Distance: 5.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 11.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 48,918km
   Day Length: 13.3 Earth Hours

   There is also a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there
   are more big peaks, but so far, no element zero in this system. 


 Maglus

 - Planet: Flett

   Unhabitable by most species, Flett is home to the Blood Pack's vorcha
   training and breeding grounds. The thick atmosphere is nearly all
   nitrogen and lacks oxygen, which poses no hazard to the vorcha. Needing
   little but imports of food and water, vorcha mercenaries and 
   mercenaries-to-be train religiously to overpower and kill whoever the
   company is at war with this time.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Flett's spaceports are wholly owned subsidiaries of the
   Blood Pack mercenary company, a corporation undergoing numerous criminal
   investigations for capital crimes. Civilian traffic to Flett is 
   strongly discouraged.

   Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,623km
   Day Length: 48.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 2.49 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 16 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G

   This planet is quite rich in natural resources with multiple large 
   peaks for all the Big Three, no Element Zero involved. 


 - Planet: Uzin

   Named for one of the many krogan gods of vengence, Uzin is a gas giant
   close enough to its orange sun that none of its moons are considered
   habitable. Its composition is largely hydrogen and methane, with traces
   of xenon that the krogan collect for use in ion drives. Uzin is well 
   within the "frost line" where gas giants usually do not form, leading
   astronomers to believe that its orbit used to be further from the star.
   If so, this would indicate a seriously unstable orbit, and the planet may
   plunge into its star within a few million years.

   Orbital Distance: 0.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 74.137km
   Day Length: 12.4 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, however, there is
   no Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Wrill

   A planet only a vorcha would love, Wrill is notable for its "near miss"
   climate; punishing heat and a thin, toxic methane-ethane atmosphere. 
   Its surface is dotted with krogan and vorcha habitats, eking out a 
   meager living off the planet's tin and copper deposits and killing anyone
   who cuts into their profits.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Krogan can survive in the heat with the use of a breath
   mask. All other species require environmental suits to avoid heat 
   exhaustion and burns. Liquid water can be found in large lakes on the 
   surface. This can be used for thermoregulation, but it is not potable
   without processing.

   ALLIANCE BULLETIN: Large-scale gang warfare is a regular occurance on
   Wrill. Civilian travel is not advised.

   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,999km
   Day Length: 30.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 56 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.9G

   It contains a rich amount of resources on this planet, so you will want
   to fire a fair amount of probes into it. 


 Relic

 - Planet: Beach Thunder

   Beach Thunder lives and dies on the price of titanium, the metal being the
   only reason to come to this frozen rock. A best-selling novel, "The Hard
   Stuff", has popularised the story of the miners on the planet. It follows
   the hanar and drell robo-miners competing with krogan and vorcha who 
   simply put on environmental suits and lase the titanium out more or less
   by hand. As the novel's promotional screed says "accidents are frequent,
   rivalry is fierce, and vengence served up fast."

   Orbital Distance: 33.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 190.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 8,058km
   Day Length: 54.1 Earth Hours
   Atmosperhic Pressure: 1.25 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -157 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 2.1G

   This planet will be rich in resources, but it is merely rich in Iridium
   and Platinum. 


 - Planet: Fitful Current

   Fitful Current is so named because it orbits in retrogade, indicating
   that it may have been an extrasolar planet that was captured by the Relic
   System's gravity well. Large for a rock planet, Fitful Current has only
   traces of hydrogen in its extremely thin atmosphere. Hanar robo-miners
   have recovered some uranium and thorium deposits from its depths. 

   Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 9,260km
   Day Length: 41.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -47 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 3.1G

   This planet is rich in resources, and there is plentiful amounts of the
   common 3 elements, element zero not included. 


 - Planet: First Land

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant believed to be an extrasolar capture, First
   Land is home to many space stations supporting the ubiquitous refueling
   platforms. A thriving community of drell and hanar make their homes in 
   orbit here, giving the solar system's robo-miners somewhere to go when
   the 50-hour days and nights are driving them mad.

   Orbital Distance: 2.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 53,826km
   Day Length: 10.9 Earth Hours

   A planet with moderate resources, again, it is another planet that is
   bounded by Platinum and Palladium. 


 - Planet: Island Wind

   A large hydrogen-nitrogen gas giant, Island Wind is named for the sweet-
   smelling land breeze that comes off of the archipelagos of Kahje in the
   evening. As tumultuous as any other Jovian giant, Island Wind has 
   cyclones that spans tens of thousands of kilometres.

   Orbital Distance: 3.9AU
   Orbital Period: 7.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 73,088km
   Day Length: 17.0 Earth Hours

   There are a moderate amount of resources on this planet, which is not a
   a lot, but no element zero. 


 - Planet: Murky Water

   Despite the name, Murky Water has yet to show any signs of having water
   whatsoever. Its name is a literal translation from the original hanar, who
   consider murky water a sign of danger. Murky Water has a hazy, crushing
   atmosphere of carbon dioxide and methane which brings the surface heat to
   boiling levels. It remains unexploited, its gravity and temperature too
   high to bother.

   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 10,551km
   Day Length: 53.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 19.46 Earth Atmosphere
   Surface Temperature: 225 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 4.6G

   A rich planet in terms of resources, there is a high amount of Platinum and
   Palladium. 


 - Planet: Preying Mouth

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant, Preying Mouth is a ship-killing enigma, the
   Bermuda Triangle of the Terminus Systems. There are many theories why 
   ships never return from there: undetectable space debris; old disruptor
   torpedoes and magnetic mines from a long-forgotten war; even miniature
   black holes. But what is clear is that too many ships have been lost there
   for it to be happenstance. 

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Due to the large number of ships lost when attempting 
   to discharge their drive cores on Preying Mouth, the Relic system highly
   recommends using First Land's complimentary discharge stations instead.

   Orbital Distance: 16.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 64.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 40,775km
   Day Length: 11.7 Earth Hours

   This planet has a moderate amount of resources, but what is very important
   is that there are several big peaks of Element Zero here.


 - Planet: Rough Tide

   A dwarf planet with a shroud of carbon monoxoide and dioxide that keeps it
   warm, Rough Tide was so named when large veins of platinum and palladium 
   were struck and miners from all over the cluster came in to stake their
   claims. Hanar police and their drall enforcers clashed with krogan and
   vorcha in an ugly series of race riots in the late 2170s, and the planet
   has only grudgingly kept a shaky peace since then.

   Orbital Distance: 7.8 AU 
   Orbital Period: 21.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,125km
   Day Length: 67.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 7.89 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 1 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   There is a rich planet right here, and there is plenty of Platinum and
   Palladium, not such much in terms of Iridium. 

 
 Strabo

 - Jarrahe Station

   Location Coordinates: Jarrahe Station, Strabo System, Eagle Nebula

   Data mining confirms the last reported location of merchant freighter
   MSV Corsica as the Jarrahe Station in the Strabo System. Possibility 
   exists that clues pertaining to the anomaly that caused the mass 
   malfunction of the mechs aboard Corsica can be found aboard Jarrahe
   Station.

   This is the second part of the N7: Wrecked Merchant Freighter quest,
   once you have completed that, you can start on this. This leads to
   N7: Abandoned Research Station. After you complete the mission, you
   get this. 


   There is little public information to be had about this station. It has a
   salarian name and orbits Antigar at its second Lagrange point. It is not
   listed in the Alliance directory of helium-3 refueling points.

   Orbital Distance: 2.02 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.2 Earth Years
   Length: 1.5km
   Population: 33
   Gross Weight: 385 metric tons


 - Planet: Antigar

   Charted by a salarian mining expedition that went off course due to a 
   computer error, Antigar is a hydrogen and helium gas giant with 11 known
   moons and dusty rings. 

   Orbital Distance: 4.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 24,193km
   Day Length: 11.2 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources here, so you will want to have a
   look, but there aren't many big peaks, just a lot of smaller ones.

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[8.06] Titan Nebula

This is only unlocked after you complete the N7: Abandoned Research Facility
mission that is listed above. 

 Haskins

 - Mass Relay

 - Planet: Capek

   Baked in the fierce heat of a white sun. Capek is a rocky, waterless
   world warpped in a haze of hydrogen and ethane. Sulfur and iron give 
   yellowish and black tinges to much of the planet's surface. No registered
   settlements appear in the records, though there are clearly metallic
   anomalies that indicate roofed structures.

   Orbital Distance: 4.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 7.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,899km
   Day Length: 18.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.95 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 65 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.8G

   The anomaly on this planet is the N7: Hahne-Kedar Facility mission that you
   can do. It seems there is a rich deposit of resources, all four resources
   on this planet as well. 

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[8.07] Hourglass Nebula

Unlocked from the start of the game. 

 Faryar

 - Planet: Alingon

   Alingon ("deceptive") was so named by salarian scouts because as their
   probes landed on the planet, their instruments started going awry. This
   turned out to be due to the high concentration of magnetically active
   periclase (magnesia) in the core and crust of the planet. This interferes
   with scans and broadcasts, which has given rise to countless spacer 
   stories of pirates lying in wait in Alingon's magnetosphere, or crashed
   ships with untold fortunes stranded on the surface. In reality, any 
   pirates would have a hard time locating prey amongst all the interference, 
   and would live lives cut off from the rest of the galaxy, as the
   magnetosphere kills extraplanetary communication. 

   Alongon's other natural features are a thin atmosphere of carbon dioxide,
   spectcular dry ice formations, and xenon gas, which can be skimmed from the
   upper atmosphere and used in ion thristers. 

   Orbital Distance: 10.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 31.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,085km
   Day Length: 56.3 Earth Hours
   Atmosphere Pressure: 0.04 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -166 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.5G

   This is a planet with a rich amount of resources, but there is no Element
   Zero on this planet, even though there are so many high peaks. 


 - Planet: Antictra

   Antictra ("fused metal") is so named because of its spectcular craters. A
   planet high in various grades of iron oxide, Antictra is regularly pummeled
   by loose asteroids in the nearby belt between it and Wenrum. The iron
   melted and fused by the incoming meteors makes for spectcular landscape 
   shots that look alien no matter what part of the galaxy you may be from. 
   However, due to the frequent meteor impacts, exploration is considered 
   highly dangerous even to those with advanced kinetic barriers.

   Orbital Distance: 12.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 43.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,658km
   Day Length: 21.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -180 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.8G

   This is another planet that is rich in resources, but as with the other
   planets in this system, there isn't anything in terms fo Element Zero.


 - Planet: Daratar

   Though ancient riverbeds crisscross the plains of Daratar, 
   photodissociation has long since dried up the world. There are indications
   of mining operations, but any structures have long since been buried or
   warn away by the planet's seasonal dust storms.

   Orbital Distance: 0.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,937km
   Day Length: 62.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.49 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -66 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.5G

   This planet will be home to the mission N7: Eclipse Smuggling Depot. 
   The scanners will also indicate that there is a good amount of resources
   on the planet, including the rare Element Zero resource. 


 - Planet: Nephros

   Nephros ("restless sleep") is a relatively small hydrogen/nitrogen gas
   giant. Its atmosphere is home to spectcular winds of up to 350km/hour
   and electrical storms up to 700 times the power of those on Earth, which
   indicate that its hydrogen clouds contain moderate amounts of water
   vapour.

   Orbital Distance: 7.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 20.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 44,750km
   Day Length: 11.9 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there aren't
   that many big peaks, so you will nee to look hard, but alas, there is no
   Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Quarem

   A scorchingly hot planet close to its parent star, Quarem was
   bombarded by comets and asteroids during its earliest geological periods.
   As the solar system stabalised, these occurances leveled off until the
   planet became geologically inactive. Its nitrogen and helium atmosphere
   is extremely thick due to heavy metals making the planet's core very
   dense. Unfortuately, these metals are deep below the crust, making mining
   impractical.

   Orbital Distance: 0.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,137km
   Day Length: 53.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 2.22 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 558 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 3.5G

   The planet is very rich in resources, there are plenty of big peaks for you
   to obtain, but again, it contains no element zero. 


 - Planet: Tunfigel

   First charted by the salarians, Tunfigel ("hard heart") is noted for its
   platinum and uranium deposits, making robo-mining a lucrative activity. 
   While the surface temperature is well within the range of a comfortable 
   EVA excursion, the extremely dense Tunfigel generates a dangerous  
   gravitational pull five times that of Earth. The salarian miners exploting
   the planet derisively nickname planets such as these "elcor tourist traps."

   Orbital Distance: 1.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 10,772km
   Day Length: 35.5 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.03 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -31 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 5.1G

   There is a rich planet of resources right here, so again, there are plenty
   of big peaks, but again, no Element Zero on this planet. 


 - Planet: Wenrum

   Wenrum ("white knight") takes its name from a salarian story in the
   Romantic period, of a knight who refused all temptation to riches, 
   carnality, and even flavourful food, until justice was served to the poor
   and oppressed. The planet was so named because of its white, highly
   reflective surface, composed mainly of titanium dioxide and ice, and no 
   atmosphere to speak of to dim its albedo.

   Orbital Distance: 11.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 40.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,574km
   Day Length: 59.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -178 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   This planet is very rich in resources, but there is no element zero to
   speak of on this planet. 


 Osun

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Aganju

   Aganju is an extremely large rock planet with a thin atmosphere of hydrogen
   and carbon monoxide. Abundant in both copper and platinum, the crust has 
   been scanned by mining bots from Erinie, but the specialized equipment to
   work in Aganju's heavy gravity (more than 5's) has created prohibitively
   costs, and so Aganju is largely unexploited.

   Orbital Distance: 3.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 5.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 10,008km
   Day Length: 23.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.02 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -93 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 5.3G

   There is a good deal of resources on this planet, and there are plenty of
   high peaks, but no element zero is found on this planet. 


 - Planet: Erinle

   Erinle is a garden world in its last stages of habitability. While it soil
   still supports agriculture, its animal biodiversity has fallen to record
   lows, and the most successful remaining life is toxic blue-green algae and
   insect-like pest species. A large salarian colony is trying to restore
   biodiversity to the planet, but setbacks are a fact of life. Mineral and
   fuel mining remains lucrative, however, and Erinle has a thriving spaceport
   that refuels many ships passing into the Terminus Systems.

   Orbital Distance: 0.95 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,711km
   Day Length: 32.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.1 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 32 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.1G

   There is a good amount of resources on this planet, or so your scanners 
   will indicate, and the best thing is, there is a LOT of Element Zero on 
   this planet. 


 - Planet: Olokun

   Olokun ("sky harvest") is a standard gas giant composed of hydrogen and
   nitrogen. The spacefarers from Erinle gather helium-3 from here rather than
   Orunmila, as its atmosphere is much more predictable.

   Orbital Distance: 6.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 14.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 64,718km
   Day Length: 11.9 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on the planet, so there isn't a lot
   nor is there any element zero either. Few tall peaks, many little ones. 


 - Planet: Orunmila

   A medium-sized gas giant, Orunmila is close enough to its parent star to 
   suffer massive changes in tempature during its day and night periods. This
   leads to powerful convection currents and storms throughout its hydrogen/
   helium atmosphere. Gathering helium-3 to refuel is possible for the 
   hardiest of exploration craft, but lesser ships are nearly always lost in
   the attempt.

   Orunmila is within the "frost line" of its solar system, where icy-coloured
   gas giants do not usually form. For this reason, it is believed to be an
   extrasolar planet captured by its star's gravity.

   Orbital Distance: 0.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 34,653km
   Day Period: 13.7 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources, probably because this solar system
   has been exploited, but again, there is no element zero. 


 - Prison Ship Purgatory

   Owned by the notorous Blue Suns mercenary company, the Purgatory was once 
   an "ark ship" used to hold argicultural animals. Now it is used to hold
   prisoners, whether taken in battle or sold by unscrupulous politicans 
   under the name of subcontracting or outsourcing. Rumours abound that the 
   Blue Suns turn skilled or fit prisoners over to batarian slavers, but few
   have ever seen the transaction and lived to tell about it. Its population
   is listed at 4,350, but independent journalists estimate it is nearly three
   times that in periods of overcrowding. 


 Ploitari

 - Planet: Aigela

   Only from the scan data picked up by space probes, Aigela is currently
   classified as a dwarf planet. A warm, barren rock, its thin atmosphere
   is composed of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Significant alumina deposits
   in its crust makes its density and gravity very low indeed.

   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,511
   Day Length: 19.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.03 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 125 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   This is yet another rich planet in resources, but hampered by the fact
   that it has no Element Zero on it. 

 - Planet: Synalus

   Space probes indicate that Synalus is nowhere near as hospitable as its
   neighbour Zanethu. Synalus' hydrogen-argon atmosphere is thought to be 
   anathema to life, but the presense of borax on the surface spawned by a
   boron-heavy core indicates the planet may once have had water.

   Orbital Distance: 2.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,391km
   Day Length: 66.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.23 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -3 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.84G

   The planet is rich in resources, however, there is going to be no Element
   Zero on this planet. 


 - Planet: Thegan

   Thegan rounds out the trio of planets only scouted by space probe in this
   backwater solar system. A frozen ball with significant amounts of tin in 
   its crust, Thegan has a fractional atmosphere with trace amounts of carbon
   dioxide and carbon monoxide. Strage radiation emissions have been charted
   coming off of Thegan, but it is unknown if these are from radioactive 
   elements or merely a star's radiation reflected by a high-albedo surface.

   Orbital Distance: 4.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,581km
   Day Length: 28.5 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.05 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -116 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.56G

   This is another rich planet in resources, but what makes this one special
   is that there are Elemtnt Zero deposits on it. 


 - Planet: Zanethu

   Believed to be a post-garden world, Zanethu has large deposits of calcium
   carbonate in its sedimentary rocks, indicating it may have once had plate
   tectonics and even plant life. Its swirling clouds of dust and snow may 
   have occured more recently and blocked the sun, causing a mass-extinction
   event. Its surface gravity is comfortable and its temperature tolerable  
   by most sapient species.

   Orbital Distance: 1.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,619km
   Day Length: 53.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.38 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -16 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G

   There is an anomaly detected on this planet, so you will need to take a 
   look at it. This will be the N7: MSV Estevanico mission. As well as that,
   there is a good amount of resources on this planet

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[8.08] Shadow Sea

Unlocked after you finish the Horizon Chapter.

 Iera

 - Mass Relay 

 
 - Planet: Horizon 

   A temperate world that has hit the "sweet spot" for carbon-based life,
   Horizon has a nitrogen-oxygen atmopshere maintained by abundant 
   indigenous photosynthetic plants and bacteria. While the native plants
   are not very palatable to humans, the soil conditions are such that a
   handful of introduced Earth species have flourished, and the colonists 
   must take strict care to prevent ecological disasters. Genetically- 
   engineered "terminator seeds" that grow nutritious but sterile crops
   to minimise outbreaks are the rule rather than the exception.

   Animals on Horizon appear to be exploding in diversity, similar to 
   Earth's Cambrian period. Large flying insect analogues take advantage of
   the thicker-than-Earth atmosphere and low gravity to grow enormous.
   Microbial life has proven relatively benign; a series of vaccinations
   for the most vurulent strains of soil-borne diseases is all that is 
   required for a visit.

   Population: 654,390   
   Colony Founded: 2168
   Capital: Discovery

   Orbital Distance: 2.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,402km
   Day Length: 37.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.68 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 13 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G 


 - Planet: Prospect

   Prospect is a hydrogen-nitrogen gas giant with 13 known moons, most of 
   which seemed to have dense heavy metal deposits on first scan, starting
   a resource rush by the colonists from nearby Horizon. In a tragic turn
   of events, a galactic uranium surplus drove half the mining firms out of
   business, and the surfaces of some moons are littered with bodies of
   executives who committed suicide by airlock. Today's mining corporations
   have reach a much more palatable equilibrium, and hold more diversified
   and sustainable portfolios.

   Prospect is within the "frost line" of its solar system, where ice giants
   do not normally form. For this reason, it is believed to have been an 
   extrasolar capture.

   Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 45,277km
   Day Length: 18.1 Earth Hours

   This planet is poor in resources, however, it does have some deposits of
   Element Zero on it, so if you want some, you can have it. 


 - Planet: Venture

   A pressure-cooker of a planet, Venture's thick nitrogen-based atmosphere
   is also the source of wealth for a small colonist industry. While 
   Venture's high temperatures are brutal, the primodial soup is not as
   acidic as other hothouse planets, and xenon can be readily collected and
   isolated from the lower troposphere by recovery bots. This xenon is then
   sold for use in ion drives and some electric lights. Venture's gravity
   is relatively low for a planet of its size, making the recovery more
   economical than would otherwise be expected.

   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 10,659km
   Day Length: 26.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 21.76 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 398 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 2.9G

   This planet is rich in resources, as you would expect, but it lacks any
   Element Zero deposit on it.


 - Planet: Watchman

   Perced on the outer edge of Iera's small solar system, Watchman is a 
   mid-sized rock and ice planet that has picked up a dozen moon-sized
   objects. Its nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere is too thin to support life, with
   solid ice covering its calcium-heavy rocky core. Footprints of the first 
   surveying teams to the planet can still be seen on its practically airless
   surface. The planmet, devoid of valuable resources, has seen a few 
   visitors since.

   Orbital Distance: 4.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,728km
   Day Length: 28.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -116 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.8G

   Contary to the codex, there is actually a moderate amount of resources on
   this planet, which is nice to know, but still, no element Zero. 

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[8.09] Crescent Nebula

This system is unlocked after you complete Horizon. 

 Lusarn

 - Planet: Doriae

   Doriae is a large, hot world with a poisonous atmospheric of acidic 
   nitrogen oxides. While the planet is too close to Lusarn for this to 
   condense and fall as rain, this makes the environment too hostile for 
   forms of life more sophisticated than bacteria to evolve.

   Orbital Distance: 2.48 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 8,700km
   Day Length: 63 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.17 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 204 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G

   There is a good amount of resources here, but like many other planets, 
   there are no deposits of Element Zero.


 - Planet: Euntanta

   Euntanta is remarkably close to Earth. Its orbital distance is similar, 
   and while slightly larger, its reduced density yields similar mass, 
   atmospheric pressure, and gravity. There the similarities end, for Lusarn
   is a hot class F star, emitting over eight times the energy of Sol. 
   Euntanta is a parched wasteland, its water long since boilied away into
   its nitrogen-carbon dioxide atmosphere.

   A handful of mining operations dot the hellishly hot surface. The crews
   remain in underground bunkers, sending remotely controlled machines out 
   at night to do surface work and load cargo for shipment.

   Population: 230

   Orbital Distance: 1.04 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,740km
   Day Length: 24.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.98 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 415 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

   This is a rich planet for resources, containing the usual 3 suspects, but
   alas no Element Zero deposits on this planet. 


 - Planet: Jontan

   Jontan is a fairly standard close-orbiting "Pegasid" gas giant, orbiting
   the star Lusarn at high velocity and heated to temperatures of over 1,000 
   degrees. Analysis of its orbit has revealed a core of heavy elements with
   a mass double that of the planet's hydrogen-helium atmosphere.

   Orbital Distance: 0.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 25 Earth Days
   Radius: 67,428km
   Day Length: 25 Earth Days

   This planet indicates that it has a good amount of resources, but no
   Element Zero deposit. 


 - Planet: Tarith

   Tarith is broadly Earth-like, with a fatal flaw; it has a relatively high
   amount of chlorine in its atmosphere, the reason for the greenish haze
   that becomes apparent when looking at the horizon. Chlorine has become a
   vital component in Tarith's plant life; as a defence mechanism against
   native herbivores; many species evolved the ability to release clouds of
   toxic chlorine when disturbed. This gas is heavier than the atmospheric
   oxygen, and tends to settle in low places. While avoidable, this has 
   placed Tarith near the bottom of the lists for colonisation.

   There are intermittent signals originating in the heart of a large
   chlorine swamp. They appear to be coded, though it is not impossible that
   they are garbled distress signals from a downed civilian ship. 

   Orbital Distance: 7.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 16.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,677km
   Day Length: 27.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressures: 0.84 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 21 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.87G

   This is a rich planet in terms of resources, which also has Element Zero
   deposits. There is also an anomaly on this planet, leading to the mission
   N7: Blood Pack Communications Relay. 


 - Planet: Xetic

   A common methane-ammonia gas giant, Xetic is best known for the infamous
   Kal'thor Camp. Established on the ice moon of Gesis, Kal'thor was a Blue
   Suns hostile environment training facility, run by a cadre of former 
   batarian Special Intervention Unit operators. In 2168, a cluster-wide 
   scandal broke out when it was revealed that the mortality rate of 
   recruits sent to the camp might be as high as 18%

   Investigation by asari authorities based on Illium uncovered group graves
   around the facility containing the remains of several hundred recruits, 
   dating back two centuries. The camp was immediately closed, and the remains
   sent back to their worlds of origin. An inquest by the Blue Suns found the
   batarian commandos had used harsh training methods, but these were  
   consistant with their own training to join SIU. The batarians were
   exonerated, though Kal'thor was shut down, and they were reassigned to 
   other units. As the Cresent Nebula is beyond the sphere of Citadel law,
   no civil charges could be filed against the Blue Suns.

   Orbital Distance: 15.6 AU
   Orbital Length: 47.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 30,054km
   Day Length: 13.7 Earth Hours

   Well, there is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there
   is no element zero deposits to speak of. 


 Ondeste

 - Planet: Acaeria

   Though nearly the size of Earth, Acaeria contains only 28% of its mass. It
   has a trace atmosphere of neon and molecular nitrogen, but the predominant
   carbon dioxide has long since frozen and fallen to the surface as frost. 
   While Acaeria has a core of heavy metals, the bulk of the planet's volume
   consists of water ice. Several unique forms of long-chain carbon molecules
   have been recovered on the surface, pushed up form beneath the ice by
   cryovolcanic processes. Acaeria has a large rocky moon, compositionally 
   similar to Luna.

   Orbital Distance: 1.68 AU
   Orbital Period: 4.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,272km
   Day Length: 36.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -178 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.38G

   This is yet another rich planet in resources, but again, like most of the
   other planets, no Element Zero to speak of. 


 - Planet: Maisuth

   Farthest from the dim red dwarf Ondeste, the ice dwarf Maisuth has 
   attracted no interest beyond a cursory flyby by automated probe in 1874.
   No significant resources were noted. 

   Orbital Distance: 2.35 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,893km
   Day Length: 54.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -194 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.25G

   Well, contary to what the Codex said, there is actually a good amount 
   of resources on the planet, but like many planets, no Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Zesmeni

   Cold, dim, and shrouded by a methane-ammonia atmosphere, Zesmeni has 
   nevertheless attracted development by asari mining concerns that service
   military industries. There are significant lodes of valuable light metals 
   present, including titanium and lithium. Titanium is the primary material
   used in mass accelerator slugs, and lithium is used in the military-grade
   "droplet" heat radiators used aboard warships.

   Population: 620

   Orbital Distance: 0.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,806km
   Day Length: 37.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.64 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -119 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.66G

   Well, this is actually a rich planet of resources, not just for light 
   metals but for the upgrades that you want, there is plenty, but no Element
   Zero. 


 Tasale

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Beregale

   While not a classical "hothouse" world like Venusm Beregale is scarcely 
   more hospitable. In addition to be closest to the star Tasale, its core
   contains many radioactives and other heavy elements. These increase the
   heat of the planets and drive volcanism.

   Beregale's crust is too rigid for plate tectonics to function, and the
   planet will go through cycles in which the pressure builds to a massive
   super volcanic eruption. These spew ejecta over thousands of kilometres,
   leave caldera a hundred kilometres across, and spew enough molten material
   to repave entire continents. The last such event was 812,000 years ago; the
   current rate of outgassing from volcanic hotspots suggests another will 
   occur within the next ten millenia.

   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 10,640km
   Day Length: 45.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 2.0 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 232 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 2.1G

   This is a rich planet of resources, but like many such planets, it lacks
   any Element Zero deposit. 


 - Planet: Illium

   Illium is a classic garden world, developed to serve as entrepot between
   the Terminus Systems and the Asari Republics. To abet this trade, the
   normally stringent custom laws of Council space on product safety, 
   proscribed materials, and sapient trafficking are relaxed. Offically, 
   Illium is not an asari world, it is colonized and operated by asari 
   corporate interest. This gives its the same legal latitude enjoyed by
   the human corporate research enclaves on Noveria. 

   Illium is one of the youngest asari colonies settled during the 7th 
   Expansion Wave. The first child born on the world is only now reaching
   her middle-age. The world is hot and massive, ground settlement is only
   possible at the higher polar latitudes. In more equatorial locations, 
   the population is housed in arcology skyscrapers to escape the heat of
   the surface.

   Colony Founded: 1617
   Population (Surface): 84,900,000
   Population (L4 and L5 Stations): 80,300
   Capital: Nos Astra

   Orbital Distance: 1.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,431km
   Day Length: 25 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.15 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 63 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G


 - Planet: Naxell

   Naxell is a ammonia-methane ice giant. Several smaller energy corporations
   shut out of the big market in the Faia gateway system are attempting to 
   develop a local helium-3 fuel mining infrastructure to service Illium. 
   The leading investor is the human corporation Eldfell-Ashland Energy. Their
   efforts have been hampered by the extralegal pressure the "H-3 Cartels" in
   Faia system can bring to bear, from simple price undercuts to bureaucratic
   obstructions (denied permits and constant "health and safety" inspections.)

   Population: 6,700
   Capital: EAE Krafla

   Orbital Distance: 9.37 AU
   Orbital Period: 28.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 22,981km
   Day Length: 10.1 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there is no
   Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Ponolus

   A fairly typical Venusian "hothouse," Ponolus seems almost tame compared to 
   the violent volcanic outbursts of the inner world, Beregale. In contrast,
   Ponolus is nearly inert, with no active volcanoes or plate tectonics. The
   most dramatic event in the last million years was the foundering of the 
   asari artostat research platform Alviusic in 2092, which fell after being
   holed by an improbably unlucky meteor. Most of the crew successfully 
   reached escape capsules, but six were lost. The crushed wreck of the 
   platform lies on the Kruisite Plain in the southern hemisphere.

   Orbital Distance: 2.08 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,489km
   Day Length: 36.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 96.6 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 539 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.78G

   This is a rich planet in terms of resources, but there is no Element Zero
   deposit on the planet. 


 - Planet: Thail

   Thail is a typical hydrogen-helium planet gas giant. Its complex system of
   rings is unstable, dating back only a few million years. They are thought to
   be the shattered remains of a comet.

   Orbital Distance: 4.46 AU
   Orbital Period: 9.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 55,263km
   Day Length: 15.5km

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there isn't any
   Element Zero deposit to speak of. 


Zelene

 - Planet: Epho

   Epho is a rocky world with an atmosphere of oxygen and carbon dioxide. 
   There are large craters scattered across its surface, obviously from
   hypervelocity kinetic impactors. Stretching between these locations are the
   shattered remains of magnetic levitation rail lines, which strongly 
   suggests the craters represent the former locations of arthenni mining 
   outposts or other settlements. The equatorial region contains an extensive
   network of canyons, formed by the planet's abundant liquid water.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Epho's atmosphere is approximately 41% carbon dioxide at
   sea level. This level is 4 to 6 times that necessary to render most species
   unconscious within a few minutes of breathing it. Breathing masks must be 
   worn at all times when on the surface of Epho.

   Orbital Distance: 1.56 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.22 Earth Years
   Radius: 8,031km
   Day Length: 70 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.98 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -41 Celsius (12 equator)
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

   A rich planet with no element zero, this is a nice planet to mine if you
   are shot on resources. 


 - Planet: Gaelon

   Galeon is surrounded by an extensive ring system. The inner rings are 
   composed pulverised nano-manufactured carbon materials, thought to be
   the remains of an arthenni helium-3 mining infrastructure. The few
   pieces of larger debris found indicate a materials tecnology at least
   equal to the current galactic state-of-the-art.

   The outer rings consist of water-ice, silicate dust, and the odd bit of
   rock. Analysis of the debris often show shock damage and evidence of 
   rapid heating. Some para-historical theorists insists that the other
   rings represent debris from a moon or moons destroyed by mass acclerator
   bombardment. This has been rejected by every reputable xenoarcheologist;
   while it is theoretically possible to destroy a small moon utterly with
   dreadnought bombardment, no species sees a compelling reason to do so. 

   Orbital Distance: 2.96 AU
   Orbital Period: 5.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 65,539km
   Day Length: 8.9 Earth Hours

   This is a planet of moderate resources, of course, it doesn't help that
   there isn't any element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Helyme

   Helyme is a "post-garden" world that once enjoyed an Earth-like oxygen-
   nitrogen atmosphere. It is still blessed with plentiful water, but a 
   generally cold climate (and extreme seasonal shifts, courtsey of a 38-
   degree axial tilt.)

   Helyme is thought to be the homeworld of the arthenn, a spacefaring
   species which disappeared approximately 300,000 years ago. Precisely
   what happened to Helyme is still under debate. It appears a global
   extinction occured, wiping out all native animal life forms more complex
   than zooplankton. Plant forms were not affected, but the lack of oxygen-
   breathing life caused oxygenation of the atmosphere. Plant life was
   reduced after lightning storms ignited global wildfires.

   The leading theory for Helyme's devastation is an out-of-control 
   biological weapon. For this reason, landing is strictly prohibited. The
   corporations of Illium have emplaced a network of quarantine satellites
   to dissuade would-be looters from landing in the crumbling cities.

   Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,522km
   Day Length: 44.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.84 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -15 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.87G

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there is 
   one thing that makes it worth mining, Element Zero is on the planet. There
   is also an anomaly, starting the N7: Captured Mining Facility. 


 - Planet: Nepyma

   Tidally locked to the star Zelene, Nepyma has the expected "hot pole" and
   "cold pole." Along the terminator is a thin band of nearly-habitable
   terrain. Unfortunately, the local biosphere is based on a chlorinated
   oxygen atmosphere. It is not sophisticated, but it has proven highly
   dangerous.

   The asari surveyor Verallas landed on Nepyma in 1684 to study the local
   ecology. Unbeknownst to the crew, a handful of native chlorine-fixing
   microbes passed through biohazard screening and entered the ship. The
   Verallas returned to the port of Nos Parnalo on Illium, where the Nepyman
   microbes escaped into a temperate environment with plentiful unused
   chlorine. 

   The microbes devoured the chlorides in the earth; as metabolic byproducts,
   they produced toxic polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). By the time the 
   infestation was contained, an area of nearly 30 square kilometres had been
   effectively turned into a toxic waste dump. Nos Parnalo had to be 
   abandoned, accelerating the development of Nos Astra.


   Orbital Distance: 0.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,456km
   Day Length: 40.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.55 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 32 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.57G

   A rich planet in resources, it lacks the rare and mysterious Element Zero 
   deposits. 

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[8.10] Krogan DMZ

The Krogan DMZ is only unlocked when you have a crew member, either Grunt
or Mordin, giving you their Loyalty mission, which is done in the Krogan DMZ.

 Aralakh

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Durak

   Durak is a small, heat-blasted rock lost in the blinding glare of the
   star Aralakh. It occasionally traps a trace atmosphere of gases blown in
   on Aralakh's powerful solar wind, which inevitably blows the gases back
   out again.

   The planetoid has a few valuable lodes of heavy metals, which were
   sporadically mined by the krogan at the height of their power. In the
   closing years of the Rebellions, the five clans working the planetoid 
   fell to fighting over a particularly rich deposit of Iridium. All five 
   clan warlords agreed to a Crush (a meeting at a neutral location) to
   negotiate a truce. Unfortunately, all five arrived planning to betray
   their fellows. While the leaders and their seconds met, all their
   bases were destroyed by simultaneous hypervelocity cannon strikes.

   Left with only the food, water, and air in their hardsuits, and with no
   way to call for rescue, the warlords apparently fought each other to the
   death. The survivors of the five "Durak clans" on Tuchanka still argue
   about which clan's warlord was the last one standing.


   Orbital Distance: 0.83 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,972km
   Day Length: 0.6 Earth Years
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 348 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.22G

   This is a very rich planet in terms of resources, but no Element Zero
   is on it. 


 - Planet: Kanin

   One of Kanin's hemispheres contains an impact crater 700 kilometres in 
   diameter. Dubbed the Renkat Basin, it was mined for light metals in the 
   interbellum between the Ranchi Wars and Krogan Rebellions. Any obvious
   resource concentrations have long since been stripped.


   Orbital Distance: 1.66 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,312km
   Day Length: 1.6 Earth Years
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 155 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.28G

   Well, there is another planet with moderate amount of resources, but again,
   there is no Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Kruban

   Kurban is a tidally-locked Venusian hothouse, its surface prepetually
   obscured by clouds of sulfur and carbon dioxides. The first group of
   krogan brought into orbit by the salarian uplift teams requested a trip
   to Kruban. The salarians at first thought the krogan were confused about
   the nature of Kruban's environment; the planet is named for a krogan
   mythological paradise in which honourable warriors feast on the internal
   organs of their enemies. In fact, krogan astronomers had correctly 
   deduced the nature of Kruban in the years before the global holocaust. In
   the two millennnia since, Kruban had come to be thought of as an ideal
   test of one's toughness.

   Every year, a few krogan attempt to land on Kruban and exit their ships
   naked in an attempt to prove their "kroganhood." The planet's surface is
   littered with the crushed, corroded remains of their ships. Only one, 
   Shath Norda, is known to have returned from the surface alive, albeit with
   most of his bones crushed and all four of his lungs damaged by sulfuric
   gas. Norda recovered from his trial, to the adulation of his people. Until
   he died in 1943, he could lie with any fertile female he wished.


   Orbital Distance: 3.31 AU
   Orbital Period: 4.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,443km
   Day Length: 4.6 Earth Years
   Atmospheric Pressure: 47.3 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 728 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G

   This is a rich planet in terms of resources, but not rich enough to have
   any Eezo on it. 


 - Planet: Ruam

   The smaller of Aralakh's hydrogen-helium gas giants maintains a small 
   helium-3 recovery infrastructure. Although the depth of Ruam's gravity
   well makes it inefficient to export, visitors to the Aralakh system often 
   "top off" their fuel tanks at Ruam's stations. The Council Demilitarization
   Enforcement Mission (CDEM) maintains a token garrison to monitor any 
   potential sales of fuel to known subversives and terrorists.

   Population: 1,040
   CDEM Garrison: 20


   Orbital Distance: 11.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 28.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 67,154km
   Day Length: 13.8 Earth Years

   A poor planet in terms of resources, there isn't much there, and there 
   isn't any Element Zero to make up for it. 


 - Planet: Tuchanka

   Scarred by bombardment craters, radioactive rubble, choking ash, salt
   flats, and alkaline seas, Tuchanka can barely support life. Thousands of
   years ago, life grew in fierce abundance under the F-class star Aralakh
   (a Raik clan word meaning "Eye of Wrath"). Tree-analogues grew in thick
   jungles, their roots growing out of shallow, silty seas. Life fled upon
   life in an evolutionary crucible. This world died in nuclear firestorms
   after the krogan split the atom. A "little ice age" of nuclear winter 
   killed of much of the remaining plant life.

   In recent centuries, many krogan have returned to their homeworld. The
   reduced albedo has caused global temperatures to rise. In order to 
   maintain livable temperatures, a vast shroud was assembled at the L1
   Lagrange point. It was maintained by the Council Demilitarization
   Enforcement Mission (CDEM), which is based on orbiting battlestations.

   CDEM ADVISORY: Visitors to Tuchanka land at their own risk. The CDEM
   will not attempt to extract citizens threatened by clan warfare.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: The ecology of Tuckanka is deadly. Nearly every  
   native species engages in some predatory behaviour; even the remaining
   vegetation is carnivorous. Travel beyond guarded areas is strongly 
   discouraged.

   Population: 2.1 billion
   Capital: currently Urdnot (since 2183)
   CDEM Garrison: 2,400 (in orbital battlestations)


   Orbital Distance: 5.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 16.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 8,293km
   Day Length: 21.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.1 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 72 Celsius (36 in shrouded areas)
   Surface Gravity: 1.14G


 - Planet: Vaul

   Vaul is a hydrogen-helium gas giant named for an ancient krogan deity 
   that stood watch for enemies of his pantheon. The gas giant's moons are
   named after some of Vaul's myraid of eyes and ears. The only reason to 
   visit the Vaul system is scientific curiosity, which the krogan back. 


   Orbital Distance: 17.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 57.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 73,944km
   Day Length: 12.1 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there is no
   Element Zero. 


 Nish

 - Planet: Mantun

   The class-B blue giant Nith was once the most strategically valuable system
   within Krogan territory. Though far too hot for habitable planets, Nith 
   emits thousands of times the energy of a main sequence star like Earth's
   Sol.

   When help from salarian uplift teams, the krogan constructed a chain of
   solar power collector stations in orbit around Nith. These vast arrays 
   beamed power to particle accelerators on the surface of Mantun, which
   manufactured antiproton fuel for warship thrusters. In the Krogan 
   Rebellions, the Spectre agents managed to get a virus into the computers
   of the solar power arrays; every fifth array suddently applied braking
   thrusters. The arrays behind them "piled up," and all were reduced to
   wreckage. This has since disappeared into a relatively stable ring system.

   The krogan never had the resources to rebuild the solar arrays, depriving
   them of their fleet's main fuel supply for the remainder of the war. The
   particle accelerators still exist on Mantun, but have not been used in
   thousands of years.


   Orbital Distance: 57.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 112.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,150km
   Day Length: 112.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 641 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.28G

   This is one of the rich planets in terms of resources, and the good news  
   is that there is some form of Element Zero on the planet. 


 - Planet: Tula

   Tula's methane-ammonia atmosphere tops the blistering heat of Nith, driving
   dayside temperatures up over 1000 degrees. While some lodes of useful
   materials are present, the planet's incredible heat makes mining 
   impractical. 


   Orbital Distance: 108.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 293.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,204km
   Day Length: 59.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.54 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 1,036 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.55G

   This planet is actually poor in resources, and there isn't any element
   zero, so really, probing is a waste of your time. 


 - Planet: Vard

   Vard is a methane-ammonia ice giant. Until the Krogan Rebellions, it had
   a sizable helium-3 fuel refining infrastructure. Once the solar arrays 
   orbiting Nith were destroyed, the constant flow of antiproton tankers
   visiting the system disappeared. There was little point to maintaining the
   facilities, so they were shut down and abandoned. Today the ancient
   stations are "squatted" by transients, criminals, and outcasts. Although
   few are safe for habitation, neither krogan nor the Council 
   Demilitiarization Enforcement Mission (CDEM) patrols care if they take  
   their chances.

   Population: 2,072


   Orbital Distance: 195.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 709.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 36,670km
   Day Length: 18.0 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there is no
   Element Zero on it. 

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[8.11] Rosetta Nebula

This system is unlocked after you are given the details of Jacob's Loyalty
Quest. 

 Alpha Draconis 

 - Planet: 2175 Aeia

   Named after an asari scientist, this remote planet appears to have been
   on the list of forbidden mass relays that led to uncharted space. The
   little data available comes from one far-off probe flyby that reports 
   two planets orbiting a white dwarf star.

   Your own scans yield far more interesting results. The planet is within 
   the habitable zone of the star. It has oceans of liquid water and a 
   thin nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere consistent with carbon-based plant life.
   It is possible this is an as-yet-unexplored garden world.


   Orbital Distance: 4.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 7.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,521km
   Day Length: 31.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.72 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 16 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.1G

   The anomaly on this planet is for Jacob's Loyalty mission. Also, this is
   a rich planet for resources, and there is Element Zero here as well, making
   it worthwhile. 


 - Planet: 2175 AR2

   Still formally unnamed, this planet is a hydrogen-helium gas giant with
   21 moon-sized objects.


   Orbital Distance: 9.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 28.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 62,775km
   Day Length: 14.0 Earth Hours

   This planet is poor in resources, and to make it a little worse, there
   is no Eezo on this planet.


 Enoch

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Goliath

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant, Goliath's orbit takes it near the system's
   mass relay, a useful event for drive core discharges and automated 
   helium-3 refueling platforms. Unfortunately, its orbit is currently 
   taking it away from the relay, and it will continue this inconvenience
   for the next three galactic standard years. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 10.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 74,985km
   Day Length: 14.1 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but no Element
   Zero deposit. 


 - Planet: Joab

   Joab is a two-mooned habitable planet that is most well known for its mass
   extinction event. Thousands of years ago, Joab was home to a primate-like
   spacefaring civilisation as well as abundant flora and fauna. However, this
   can only be deduced from time capsules put into the ground well outside
   habitation centres -- all cities and detectable dwellings were targeted in 
   a massive orbital bombardment that turned them into vapour. The resulting
   dust shroud killed all photosynthetic life and all fauna dependent on 
   it.

   Today, human have recolonized the planet and are rapidly introducing their
   own species, beginning with cyanobacteria and heterotrophic bacteria to
   bring a suitable level of oxygen and nitrogen for respiration.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Atmospheric pressure at sea level on Joab is double that
   of Earth. Visitors with upper respiratory infections, emphesyma, cancer, or
   a history of thoracic surgery should consult their physician before landing
   on Joab.

   Population: 21,553,000
   Colony Founded: 2171
   Capital: New Jericho


   Orbital Distance: 2.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,709km
   Day Length: 25.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 2.18 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 14 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G

   This is home to a mission, as well as a moderate amount of resources,
   including Element Zero. The mission is N7: Archeological Dig Site.


 - Planet: Laban

   Laban is a desert world with sea upon sea of scorching hot iron oxide 
   wearing away marbleized cliffs. Its atmosphere is thick and layered with 
   significant levels of oxygen trapped under an upper helium layer.
   Initially, surveyors detected traces of iridium from orbit, only to 
   find a surprising archeological discovery -- the iridium came from bunkers
   on the surface, blown apart by a dreadnought-class weapon.

   The logical conclusion was that the civilisation on Joab had reached Laban,
   and its outposts here were completely destroyed to make their extermination
   complete.


   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,658km
   Day Length: 24.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 14.91 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 348 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.8G

   A rich planet for resources, this is the one you want to mine, it contains
   several deposits of Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Mizraim

   A small gas giant, Mizraim is primarily hydrogen and methane around a rocky
   core. There is no remaining trace of the civilization from Joab on Mizraim
   itself, but debris orbiting the planet indicates that artificial satellites
   were once in place before being destroyed.


   Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 17,932km
   Day Length: 10.9 Earth Hours

   There is a moderate amount of resources on this planet, but there is no
   Element Zero, unlike the other planets in this system. 


 Phi Clio

 - Planet: Cyllene

   A mid-sized hydrogen-helium gas giant, Cyllene has an automated helium-3
   refining station, indicating that this remote system was once inhabited.
   Its distance from the mass relay and archaic design of the fuel station
   suggests that this system was mapped by someone who did not go through the
   relay, but discovered it in independent FTL exploration. 

   Cyllene is within the "frost line" of its parent star where gas giants do
   not usually form. For this reason, Cyllene is believed to be an extrasolar
   capture. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 38,920km
   Day Length: 12.8 Earth Hours

   This is a poor planet in terms of resources, there isn't element zero on
   this planet. 


 - Planet: Parnassus

   A boiling hot rock planet with extreme tectonic activity, Parnassus is
   home to many volcanic mountains. Surface scans reveal several geothermal
   and solar power stations, tapping the planet's abundant energy. There is
   no history of the planet of its government in Citadel Council records.
   Given its proximity to a mapped and recorded planet like Cyllene, someone
   must have deleted Parnassus from the database.


   Orbital Distance: 1.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,850km
   Day Length: 50.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 4.71 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 158 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.8G

   There is a rich planet here, but the problem is that there is no Element
   Zero for you to play with. 

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[8.12] Sigurd's Cradle

This is unlocked with you have completed N7: MSV Strontium Mule, it will be
unlocked for you. 

 Decoris

 - Planet: Laena

   Laena ("cloaked") is a methane-clouded hothouse planet. Its lack of a 
   metal-rich core and significant megnetosphere allows for an easy scan,
   which reveals mining equipment on its surface. It can be deduced that
   this mining occurred within the last five years -- any longer and the
   machines would have been worn down to nothing by the excessive heat
   and dust storms of hot iron oxide.


   Orbital Distance: 1.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,197km
   Day Length: 36.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 37.64 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 365 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

   There is a rich planet here, but again, there is no Element Zero on the
   surface.


 - Planet: Scantum

   Scantum is proof of the old spacer adage, "just because it's called a 
   garden world doesn't mean it's a picnic." Freezing ice storms cover the
   poles and temporate zones, leaving a narrow strip of habitable land at
   the equator. Dry but windy, this area is home to Scantum's minimal
   terrestrial plant life. The planet has yet to develop land-based 
   animals, though invertebrates grow quite large in its pelagic seas.

   Mining, referred to as "ice cracking" at anywhere but the equator, is
   a common employment on Scantum. The planet is rich in platinum and
   palladium deposits, as well as boron, which is locally used in  
   semiconductor doping.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Carbon dioxide levels on Scantum can reach 5,000
   parts per million during thermal inversions. Travelers should carry a 
   breath mask at all times and consult the Scantum World Weather Service
   for warnings.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Piracy is at a fourteen-year global high on Scantum.
   Visitors should take appropriate security precautions.

   Population: 257,300
   Colony Founded: 2169
   Capital: Vulpes


   Orbital Distance: 2.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 4.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,651km
   Day Length: 69.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.4 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -50 Celsius (mean), 4 Celsius (equator)
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G

   There is a good planet of resources here, and there is Element Zero as
   well. This is also home to the mission of N7: Blue Suns Base, which is
   held here. 


 Skepsis

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Crick

   Know for its spectular geysers that can be seen from orbit, Crick is a 
   rock planet with expansive frozen oceans. Though it is within the  
   temperature and pressure range for human habitation, its thick 
   atmosphere is largely carbon dioxide and monoxide, making breathing 
   masks or environmental suits mandatory. The most abundant resources for
   exploitation are the potassium salts found in its seabeds, which fetch  
   good prices on terraforming worlds.


   Orbital Distance: 4.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,738km
   Day Length: 60.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 2.77 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -32 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.6G

   A planet with a good amount of resources, there is a fair bit here, but
   no Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Darwin

   A mid-sized rock planet, Darwin is ironically named, being one of the worst
   places for life in the galaxy. Its atmosphere is punishing, its temperature
   boiling, its chemical makeup toxic. Carbon monoxide and methane wrap the
   planet in an underlying haze, and scans of its surface show only silicates 
   and molten tin. Its daily thermal fluctuations lead to hurricane-level
   vortices, two at each pole, forming "eyes" that can be seen from orbit.
   Despite all this, Darwin is still used by spacers as a drive core discharge
   points -- hydrogen pierces the clouds in the upper atmosphere, making for
   a relatively benign approach. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,771km
   Day Length: 37.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 112.06 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 710 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G

   There is agood amount of resources on the planet, but there is no such 
   thing as element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Franklin

   A large moon, Franklin retains a trace atmosphere of carbon dioxide, but
   its desolate surface holds no signs of water or life. In order to defend
   Watson from the pirates of the Terminus Systems, Franklin is home to two
   Alliance spaceports and naval bases capable of fielding six fighter
   squadrons each and a classified number of interplanetary ballistic 
   missiles. Mass effect fields keep the gravity in its installations at a 
   comfortable level for long-term living.


   Orbital Distance: 2.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 33 Earth Days (around Watson) 3.0 Earth Years (around 
                   Skepsis)
   Radius: 2,405km
   Day Length: 33 Earth Days
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -116 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   A rich planet for resources, there is a good deal here except any Element
   Zero. The anamoly here is N7: Javelin Missiles Launched.


 - Planet: Keimowitz

   Named for the 21st century pioneer of groundwater remediation techniques,
   Keimowitz is an impressive layer of ice over a stony metallic core. Despite
   its size, it has only one moon, Noa, which shares its carbonaceous  
   composition, leading astronomers to believe it formed following a giant
   impact. Iridium deposits have attracted miners to the planet, who must 
   work through robots and telepresence because of the planet's strong
   gravity.


   Orbital Distance: 16.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 69.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 9,586km
   Day Length: 29.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -190 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 3.4G

   This planet is rich in resources, but again, there is no element zero on it,
   like a lot of other planets. 


 - Planet: Pauling

   A hydrogen-methane gas giant, Pauling's gravitational field is believed to
   have cleared most of what wuolkd otherwise have been a sizable asteroid 
   belt. The 2163 mission of the space probe "Ultimate" gave the inhabitants
   of Watson reams of data reinforcing this theory, giving the colonists an
   accurate count of its moons (66), rings, moonlike ring objects, and more 
   than 200 visible impact craters on its pockmarked surface. "Ultimate" has
   been since retrived for re-use on subsequent missions within the solar
   system.


   Orbital Distance: 4.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,738km
   Day Length: 60.7 Earth Hours

   A poor planet, that is to be sure, it has nothing of value on it, no 
   Element Zero in particular. 


 - Planet: Wallace

   An unusually small Pegasid or "hot Jupiter," Wallace was originally an
   extrasolar planet that entered this system and was captured by the gravity
   well of the G-class star Skepsis. Tidally locked, Wallace's "hot side"
   reaches temperatures over 2,500 degrees Celsius.

   While not large enough proportionate to the star to cause eclipses visible
   from Watson, it is easily seen at dawn or dusk as one of the brightest
   objects in the sky.


   Orbital Distance: 0.04 AU
   Orbital Period: 11 Earth Days
   Radius: 39,459km
   Day Length: 11 Earth Days

   A planet that is moderate in resources, you are lucky to get anythere here
   that isn't molten. But no element zero. 


 - Planet: Watson

   Watson is known in human media for two things - its spectcular tides
   brought on by a large moon, and the bureaucratic snafu over which Earth
   nations got to settle there first. Watson is a garden world, first 
   discovered in 2165 CE, with credit claimed by the Chinese People's
   Federation, the United North American States, and the European Union. The
   Systems Alliance brokered the infamous "Rekjavik Compromise," allowing
   limited colonization from each coalition in cities comprised of 
   populations from each nation.

   Watson itself trends colder than Earth, with a temperate zone measuring
   about 30 degrees latitude in either direction from the equator. Its
   life does not easily map to Earth's evolutionary eras -- some islands
   have species that resemble terresterial placental mammals, others are
   overrun by anthropods. It is estimated that at least two more generations
   of xenozoologists will be needed to properly classify all the species of
   the planet.


   Orbital Distance: 2.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,733km
   Day Length: 37.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.6 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -18 Celsius (mean) 25 Celsius (habitable zone)
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G

   A good amount of resources, but there is Element Zero on it, making it 
   very worthwhile to mine out. 

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[8.13] Ismar Frontier

The Ismar Frontier is only unlocked when you have the Zaeed DLC pack from
the Cerberus Network. Also, it will be unlocked when you get his loyalty
quest. 

 Aquila

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Lepini

   A hydrogen-methane gas giant, Lepini and its moons have been cursorily 
   scanned by space probes and found to have little in the way of rare
   resources. The galaxy at large considers it unremarkable.


   Orbital Distance: 0.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 56,666km
   Day Length: 9.2 Earth Hours

   This is a poor planet, like most in this system, and there is no element
   zero on it, as you would expect. 


 - Planet: Metaponto

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant, Metaponto has developed a helium-3 fueling
   station, funded by elcor business interests who hope to bring enough
   attention to the system to attract terraforming investors and thus
   eventually develop Volturno as a habitable world. Thus far, they have met
   with little success. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 70,520km
   Day Length: 12.1 Earth Hours

   This is a poor planet on resources, which makes it of little use, and 
   there is no element zero is there either. 


 - Planet: Pollino

   A relatively small hydrogen-helium gas giant, Pollino remains undeveloped
   while its sister planet Metaponto garners all the attention. This was not 
   always the case -- in 2180, news stories seeded throughout the extranet
   claimed that element zero was being found on Pollino's moons in record 
   lodes. This turned out to be a scam spread by the Dunawurachum Consortium,
   an elcor corporation trying to scare up investors. After a small fleet 
   of space probes scouted the area, the hype quickly deflated, and the myth
   only persists now in unwanted extranet e-mail messages. 


   Orbital Distance: 8.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 22.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 37,052km
   Day Length: 16.5 Earth Hours

   This planet is relatively poor on resources, and there is no element zero
   of course, as explained by the codex.


 - Planet: Vecchio

   Vecchio is a moderately-sized terrestrial world with a thin, hot atmosphere
   of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Initial surveys found trace amounts of 
   Iridium, but little else of interest in the silicate desert sands that 
   cover much of the surface of the planet.

   On a recent tour, the Alliance surveyor ship Kupe discovered a group of
   partial graves hidden in the equatorial mountain ranges. The ancient  
   skeletons in the burial sites are obviously humanoid but incomplete and
   poorly preserved, which has made them difficult to identify. Fragments 
   of primative ceramic grave goods were also found nearby. This raises
   further questions about who once traveled to this inhospitable planet
   since the closest garden world, Volturno, has no intelligent life. Human
   universities are planning further archeological investigations. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,443km
   Day Length: 39.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.79 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 58 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.82G

   A rich planet to be sure, there is no element zero on this planet, just
   the usual three here. 


 - Planet: Volturno

   A so-called "super-Earth," Volturno is home to organic life but is 
   nevertheless uninhabitable for the near future. Currently in an Ice Age,
   most of the planet from the latitude of 30 degrees north or south is a
   frozen wasteland, and so most organic life, limited to algae and lichens,
   reside near the equator. The strong gravity prevents any sapient species
   but elcor from thriving on the planet, and the elcor cannot breathe the
   planet's atmosphere, which contains lethal amounts of carbon dioxide in
   addition to its oxygen. Small packs of vorcha squatters are attempting to
   take the planet for themselves illegally, but most of them live miserable
   existances in the planet's crushing gravity and die from falls or medical
   complications. Only terraforming on a massive scale would turn Volturno
   into a habitable world, and the elcor lack the political capital with the
   Citadel Council to begin such an effort. 


   Orbital Distance: 2.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 11,177km
   Day Length: 26.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.83 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -10 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 3.3G

   The scanners will indicate a good amount of resources on the planet, but
   there is no Element Zero on it. 


 Faia

 - Planet: Hito

   While the ice mines of Viantel make a great deal of profit from ships 
   passing through Faia's mass relay, the real money is made at Hito. As the
   only gas giant in the Faia gateway system, Hito is heavily developed
   by rival helium-3 mining concerns. The world has three major and 26 minor
   moons, each of which is claimed by a different company. Those based on 
   moons deeper into the gravity well tend to specialize on helium-3 
   extraction and refining, while those on the farther moons specialize in
   refueling services and shipment.

   The local economy is driven by black marketeering, backroom dealing, and
   cutthroat business. Each company attempts to sabotage its' rival facilities
   while protecting their own moon. This has led to open corporate warfare
   three times in the last century. All the major mercenary groups have 
   offices in the Hito planetary system, though the Blue Suns enjoy a home-
   team advantage, shipping in cheap logistical supplies from Zorya. 

   Population: 953,000
   Capital: none; largest port is Shol Prime


   Orbital Distance: 6.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 15.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 24,984km
   Day Length: 14.3 Earth Hours

   This planet is relatively poor in resources, which is never a good thing,
   and there is no element zero on it either. 


 - Planet: Imaen

   Imaen is a small, cratered rock. Its crust contains various light metals,
   though none in any concentration worth the trouble of mining. While the 
   rest of the Faia system has seen extensive industralisation, Imaen lies
   fallow.


   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,370km
   Day Length: 62.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 108 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.24G

   Although it is a rock and not worth the trouble, it is a rich planet in
   terms of the resources you are after, except Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Viantel

   Though a dwarf planet, Viantel's large amounts of water have led to heavy
   development by water-cracking industries seeking to turn the planet into
   hydrogen-oxygen fuel for starship thrusters. The surface is blanketed 
   with habitation modules, mining equipment, and cracking stations.

   Since the initial settlement of Illium in the nearby Tasale system, the
   radius of Viantel has decreased by two kilometres, indicating removal of
   over 72,000 cubic kilometres of ice. Some groups are concerned that the
   rate of lose may cause instability in the remaining structure.

   Population: 10,400
   Capital: none; largest port is Kyleios Station 04


   Orbital Distance: 3.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 5.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,381km
   Day Length: 28.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -150 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.11G

   This is a rich planet, or soon to be giant rock, but it is rich in all
   but Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Zorya

   "Mud, sweat and spores," is how Blue Suns mercenaries characterize the
   planet that gave birth to their home office. This lush garden world is
   known for its heavy plant and fungal life, creating spectcular jungle 
   zones over much of its eight continents. Despite persistant problems
   with rot and rust, Zorya attracts investors and corporations from all 
   throughout the galaxy, since it has exploted only a fraction of its
   potential resources. The Blue Suns dominate security contracts on Zorya,
   so much that residents describe them less like a monopoly and more like
   a conquering regime.
 
   Colony Founded: 2160
   Population: 148,000,000
   Capital: Thun


   Orbital Distance: 1.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,247km
   Day Length: 28.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.22 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 33 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[8.14] Shrike Abyssal

This is unlocked after you purchase the map from Baria Frontiers on Illium.

 Urla Rast

 - Planet: Bovis Tor
 
   Named "the shining sea" in an old volus language, Bovis Tor is so named
   for its boiling surface rich in glowing-hot alumina, flecked with dark
   ridges of carbon. Its thick atmosphere of nitrogen and oxygen is no
   indicator of life, since the temperatures are simply too high.


   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,307km
   Day Length: 33.5 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 8.39 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 253 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.6G

   A rich planet, there is a lot of resources here that you can mine, but 
   like other planets, no element zero. 


 - Planet: Doiz Atab

   An ice giant, Doz Atab ("sky warden") has a bluish tinge from its
   hydrogen-methane atmosphere. Its axial tilt causes its seasons to vary
   wildly in temperature.


   Orbital Distance: 3.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 5.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 47,428km
   Day Length: 10.3 Earth Hours

   A planet armed with moderate resources, the planet will have little except
   the normal 3, no Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Talis Fia

   Talis Fia is a planet capable of supporting life -- if that life happens
   to breath ammonia. Discovered by asari explorers, the planet was used as
   a bargaining chip by the Citadel Council, who quickly drafted a 
   colonisation agreement with its wealthy client race, the volus. The 
   Council would fund the volus colonization effort in return for massive 
   trade benefits. With uncharacteristic enthusiasm, an enormous volus 
   influx ensured, and the Council reaped the economic benefits for a dozen
   years before the colonization bubble burst.

   Today, the economic good times on Talis Fia are long gone, and modern 
   volus businesses are cutthroat operations. Piracy is a grave threat to
   shipping, as well-armed criminals see the volus as easy prey.

   Colony Founded: 385 CE
   Population: 3,800,000,000
   Capital: Ursa Dao


   Orbital Distance: 1.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,550km
   Day Length: 33.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 6.15 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -25 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.7G

   There is a good amount of resources on this planet, well, it is better
   than nothing, and tere is Element Zero on it. 


 Xe Cha

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Aphras

   A unique discovery, Aphras is a "heavenly twin," a planet in a star 
   system that has not one but two worlds of sufficient mass to retain a
   nitrogen-oxygen atmopshere within the habitable life zone of its parent
   star. Fossil evidence shows abundant vertebrates and evidence of a
   sapient terresterial avian species in its Bronze Age.

   However, the only trace of comtemporary life on the planet is that 
   of single-celled organisms in its seas. All else has suffered from an
   extinction event -- a series of massive impacts that vapourised vast
   quantities of water and lofted dust into its atmosphere. Early
   theories that this event was a collision with a fragmenting asteroid
   have now been discounted -- the impact craters were aimed directly at
   habitation centres. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,530km
   Day Length: 31.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 2.32 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 33 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G

   A moderate amount of resources lurk on this planet, and that doesn't 
   contain any element zero. 


 - Planet: Tosal Nym

   The sister tragedy to the extinction event on Aphras, Tosal Nym was the
   rarest of jewels; a second garden planet within the same life zone as
   Aphras. Not as old as its sister planet, its fossil evidence indicates
   it was home to abundant invertebrate sea life.

   However, similar craters to those on Aphras created a dust shroud that
   kill 99% of biota on the planet. The even spacing of the crater indicates
   a coordinated, simultaneous attack from points around the globe, rather
   than an asteroid collision or supervolcanic scenario. 


   Orbital Distance: 2.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,930km
   Day Length: 19.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.86 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 18 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.3G

   This planet is rich in resources, and the good thing is that it is also
   rich in Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Vem Osca

   A Jovian gas giant, Vem Osca ("weeping witness" in Iperian Volus) is a
   low-density hydrogen-helium planet with 35 moons. Later this year, 33 of
   the moons will be visible from the planet's surface in a conjunction, an
   event that will be recorded by space probes from all over the galaxy. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 9.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 64,826km
   Day Length: 11.9 Earth Hours

   The scanners will indicate a moderate amount of resources on the planet 
   but no element zero. 


 - Planet: Zada Ban

   Zada Ban is a large, dense planet named for a volus god of punishment. 
   Its crust is rich in uranium, eroded in winds to crate large radioactive
   dust storms across its surface. The volus of Talis Fia have explored
   the planet thoroughly with space probes and telepresent robo-mining
   machines, and discovered they are not the first to exploit the planet. 
   Plastics from a mining station approximately 50,000 years old can be 
   found near the planet's equator. Curiously, the mines nearby were not
   tapped out of uranium ore; they were instead abandoned at the height of
   their operation.

   Colony Founded: 2154 
   Population: 22,500 (in orbital stations)
   Capital: None, largest station is Dolo Station


   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,594km
   Day Length: 70.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.0 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 94 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.5G

   This is one of the best planets, there is a planet rich in resources, and
   rich in Element Zero. This is also home to the N7: Blood Pack Base 
   mission. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[8.15] Pylos Nebula

This system is unlocked after you have purchased the star chart from Baria
Frontiers. 

 Dirada

 - Planet: Canalus

   Canalus is smaller than Earth, but has unusually high density. The high
   level of tectonic activity indicates that the density is caused by an
   abundance of radioactive materials in the core. These, combined with the 
   planet's usually high rate of spin, raise the planet's internal 
   temperature and cause volcanism. While several companies performed
   mineral assays in the late 2170s, the world's geological stability 
   precluded development. 


   Orbital Distance: 46.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 176.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,618km
   Day Length: 9.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.83 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 99 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.85G

   This is a rich planet, but there is no element zero on it. There is also
   an anomaly on it, spawning the N7: Anomalous Weather Detected. 


 - Planet: Siano

   Siano, named for an ancient asari philosopher known for being a contraian,
   orbits Dirada at a retrograde. It is believed to be an object that fell
   into the system millions of years ago from parts unknown. The outermost
   of Dirada's two inner asteroid belts is thought to have been a small 
   planetoid that was broken up by Siano's passage into the system. 

   Siano is formed of low-density rock, and it tidally locked to Dirada;
   the same hemisphere always faces the star. There is evidence that a complex
   of artificial structures once existed in the north of the sunward-facing
   hemisphere, but they have been badly degraded by millennia of heat and
   radiation. Several bunkers of radioactive waste, apparently byproducts 
   of primative fission plants, have been discovered on the far side.


   Orbital Distance: 12.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 26 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,925km
   Day Length: 26 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 79 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.47G

   This is a planet that you will like, this is a rich planet and there is
   Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Sineus

   A standard hydrogen-helium gas giant, Sineus has more than 80 moons. 


   Orbital Distance: 138.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 919.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 63,748km
   Day Length: 16.4 Earth Hours

   There is nothing here worth mentioning, even Bioware has given up. It is
   a planet with poor resources and no Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Thenusi

   Thenusi is a small, barren rock. THough there is evidence it once had an 
   atmosphere of carbon dioxide, only trace amounts of krypton and xenon
   remain. Like Siano, it is tidally locked to Dirada.


   Orbital Distance: 25.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 73.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,602km
   Day Length: 73.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -10 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.33G

   This is a rich barren rock for starters, but there is no element zero
   on it. 


 - Planet: Vioresa

   With an orbital period of nearly two millennia long, the cold and 
   distant Vioresa was actually missed in the initial asari survey of the
   system. Only a follow-up mineral assay sent to Canalus by a volus
   mining concern noticed its subtle movement across the stars. 

   Vioresa is a methane-ammonia ice giant, circled by a retinue of 
   deep-frozen moons. Its remoteness makes it a popular drive discharge 
   point for pirates working the Pylos Nebula cluster. In the last two 
   years, several dozen ships have disappeared while passing through the
   Dirada system. As Pylos is currently unclaimed by any sovereign power,
   Council naval patrols are few and far between. Thus far none of the 
   pirates responsible have been apprehended. 


   Orbital Distance: 222.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1860.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 26,566km
   Day Length: 12.7 Earth Hours

   This planet is poor in resources, and the few peaks that it has will not
   contain Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Zeth

   Zeth is a common hydrogen-helium gas giant. An abundance of sulfur in the
   upper atmosphere gives it distinct yellow stripes.


   Orbital Distance: 69.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 325.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 60,327km
   Day Length: 14.8 Earth Hours

   A planet with a moderate amount of resources, and a crappy description,
   no element zero is on it. 


 Kriseroi

 - Planet: Geus

   Geus is another methane-ammonia gas giant, very similar to its near twin,
   Uzin. It presents a nearly featureless, robin-egg-blue face to the 
   universe. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.64 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 33,036km
   Day Length: 9.9 Earth Hours

   A lack of a proper description also means a lack of resources, which is
   moderate, no element zero. 


 - Planet: Neidus

   Neidus lies improbably close to the red dwarf Kriseori. This allows it
   to approach habitability, though it is quite frigid. It is tidally locked,
   with a "hot pole" and a "cold pole." Along the terminator, the temperature
   averages just above freezing. On the lee side, the temperatures are well
   below freezing.

   Neidus has developed a limited native ecology. Much of it clusters, 
   permanently attached, around geothermal vents. There are, however, more
   advanced forms of life. Several anthropodal herbivore species wander back
   and forth across the terminator, as they require nutrients available on
   both environments for sustenance. More dangerous are the omnivorous 
   predator species that devour the anthropods. Most animal life on Neidus
   has limited vision, but finely-developed thermal sense.


   Orbital Distance: 0.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,875km
   Day Length: 0.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.84 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 2 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.87G

   A moderate planet with limited resources, there is no element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Tenoth

   Tenoth is little more than a glorified "ice dwarf" that has drifted inwards
   from Kriseroi's Oort Cloud over the millennia. Its extremely elliptical 
   orbit is ultimately unstable. Computer projections suggest it will impact
   the atmosphere of Geus in a few billion years. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.86 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,411km
   Day Length: 17.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -220 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.09G

   A moderate planet with little in resources, there is no element zero on it.


 - Planet: Theonax

   Theonax's surface is covered by water and ammonia-hydrate ices, which are
   constantly repaved by cyrovolcanic processes. The world's size and density
   suggest the core contains heavier elements, and retains much of the heat
   of the system's formation. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.18 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 10,442km
   Day Length: 69.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.3 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -70 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.3G

   This planet is rich in resources, but there is no element zero deposits on
   it. 


 - Planet: Uzin

   A typical methane-ammonia ice giant, Uzin has 37 moons of various sizes.
   Chithess, one of the largest, orbits at a retrograde, suggesting it was 
   a planetesimal that was captured by the gas giant gravity well. The 
   planet itself is believed to have been an extrasolar capture as well,
   though million of years before Chithess came on the scene.

   Evidence collected by plantary geologists suggest that Chithess was
   for many centuries a water-world, heated by tidal flexing as its orbit
   circularized around Uzin. The plantetary ocean, once hundreds of 
   kilometres deep, must now be frozen solid. Some have recommended 
   drilling test bores to see if life ever developed in Uzin's seas, but the
   question is considered academic.


   Orbital Distance: 0.31 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 31,982km
   Day Length: 15.2 Earth Hours

   A moderate planet for resources, there is no element zero deposit on it.


 Nariph

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - MSV Broken Arrow

   Scans detect a rapidly decaying derelict ship in orbit over planet Jonus.
   Registeration matches the MSV Broken Arrow. Ship's manifest notes 
   volatile munitions cargo onboard. If left undisturbed, the ship's
   trajectory will lead to impact with Jonus. High probability that the crash
   site will be Fargone, Jonus's largest human colony.

   Geth signatures detected aboard the MSV Broken Arrow.

   Boarding this ship will trigger N7: Imminent Ship Crash.


 - Planet: Isale 

   Isale is a standard hydrogen-helium gas giant. Though gas giants are
   known for their powerful magnetic fields, Isale's field is stronger than
   current models predict. Within the "frost line" of its solar system where
   gas giants do not usually form, Isale is believed to have once been
   extrasolar.


   Orbital Distance: 0.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 64,005km
   Day Length: 17.7 Earth Hours

   Just like it's brother Jonus below, it is a moderate planet with no
   element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Jonus

   Jonus, a methane-ammonia ice giant, is being developed as a fuel depot
   serving the Pylos Cluster. Eldfell-Ashland Energy has established a base
   on one of its moons to crack water ice into hydrogen and oxygen, and 
   skim helium-3 from its atmosphere. Jonus is also believed to be an
   extrasolar planet captured by its star.

   From orbit, Normandy's sensors can pick out a hand-painted sign some 
   waggish employee has left outside the complex: "Last chance fuel for 
   100 light years."


   Orbital Distance: 0.65 AU
   Orbital Period: 1 Earth Year
   Radius: 20,312km
   Day Length: 15.1 Earth Hours

   Another non-descript moderate resource planet with no element zero on it.


 Satent

 - Planet: Anedia

   Anedia is a small ice body with very low density; its mass is only 4%
   that of Earth. It appears to be composed mainly of carbon and water ice,
   but over the millennia it has accured a trace atmosphere of krypton and
   xenon. While Anedia's gravity is weak enough that a cruiser could land
   on it safely, there is no particular reason one would want to.

   Pirates have been known to land to recover ice for cracking into hydrogen
   and oxygen. One area in the southern hemisphere, to so-called "Anedian
   Scrapes," is so frequently used for this purpose that higher-albedo raw
   ice can be easily seen from orbit. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.14 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,949km
   Day Length: 38.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -41 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.19G

   A planet that is quite rich in resources, with many peaks, there is no
   Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Boro

   Boro is a young volus colony world, settled in defiance of a threat by
   Terminus pirate groups. The pirates, who can't use the world themselves,
   have "suggested" that the volus "hire" them to protect the colony. The
   volus responded by requesting military protection from their turian
   allies.

   Although uncomfortably hot by volus standards, Boro has the rare
   combination of high pressure and ammonia ecology volus require. Development
   of the colony is proceeding rapidly.

   Colony Founded: 2180
   Population: 1,617
   Capital: Yila


   Orbital Distance: 2.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 10,573km
   Day Length: 31.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.6 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -57 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.66G

   This planet is quite useful, it is a rich planet, as well as holding 
   deposits of Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Nataisa

   An unremarkable methane-ammonia gas giant, Natasia would be of no 
   consequence if it weren't the only approachable gas giant in the Satent
   system. Boro's volus colony has set up a few automated ice cracking 
   stations around the planet and Narhu Combine has been contracted to set 
   up a helium-3 extraction facility. Construction has lagged due to the
   CEO's arrest in a kickback scandal that reaches the highest levels of
   the Vol Ministry of the Frontier. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 23,623km
   Day Length: 8.9 Earth Hours

   This is a moderate planet in resources, with several small peaks, few
   large peaks, and no element zero. 


 - Planet: Raisaris

   An airless rock of mixed light ores, Raisaris is only of note for the
   Teryinu impact crater. A relatively recent asteroid strike (within the
   last million years), the core of the planet was partly composed of
   element zero. It was struck at a low enough velocity that the eezo 
   remained near the surface. Over the years, many pirates and "wildcat"
   miners have attempted to extract the ore.

   It is believed that the Teryinu debris orginated in the pulsar system
   AAP34211+19. The supernova that formed the pulsar also created the
   red emission nebula that human spacers have unoffically named the Sakura
   Nebula.


   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,790km
   Day Length: 66.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 56 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.24G

   This is a rich planet in resources, and like the codex suggests, there is
   indeed element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Rescel

   Rescel is a massive "hot Jupiter" gas giant that whips around the star
   Satent once every four and half days. Like most planets of its type, it
   migrated inwards from its initial position in the system (thought to be
   around 0.3 AU)

   Rescel is one of the few close-orbiting gas giants to show a marked
   temperature difference in its sun-facing and darkside hemispheres. The
   atmosphere absorbs and re-radiates Satent's heat too quickly for wings
   to carry the heat to the dark side. There is a temperature difference
   of over 1,000 degrees between the gas giant's "hot" and "cold" poles.


   Orbital Distance: 0.02 AU
   Orbital Period: 4.56 Earth Days
   Radius: 69,155km
   Day Length: 4.56 Earth Days

   This planet is basically in the sun given the viewpoint in the game. It
   has a moderate amount of resources, with no element zero on it. 

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[8.16] Minos Wasteland

This is another system that is only unlocked when you purchase the star
chart from Baria Frontiers. 

 Caestus

 - Planet: Invictus

   Home to dextro-amino-acid-based life, Invictus' temperate zones were 
   settled by a turian population that initially fell prey to a bewildering
   number of diseases. Two decades after its first colony was founded, its
   population had reduced by half due to fatalities and a large colonist
   exodus. But when the Primarchs considered ceding the planet to robo-mining
   interests, the turian statesman Shastina Emperus ambitiously declared 
   that she would start her own colony and double its population within five
   years.

   This effort succeeded, largely due to the colonies' location in deserts 
   with a minimal number of pest species. The image of Shantina's triumph
   in the frontier made for good political theater, and the turian population
   poured in. The planet's tropical belt still remains largely unexplored, as
   its aggressive organic life still wreaks havoc on turian biology. A "house 
   in an Invictus jungle" is a modern turian phrase for an idea that seems 
   like a good idea, but only to the one who came up with it. 

   Invictus' atmosphere is primarily nitrogen and oxygen, and its surface
   crust varies but has high concentrations of alumina and silver. Because
   it can support life easily, criminals from throughout the Terminus systems
   hide out on Invictus. Its offical population is estimated to be half the
   number of sapients that are actually on the planet.

   Colony Founded: 1939 CE
   Population: 320,535,000 (est, 640,000,000 with illegals)
   Capital: Shastinasio


   Orbital Distance: 1.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,260km
   Day Length: 31.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.15 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 30 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.5G

   This is a rich planet, and it contains some Element Zero for you as well. 


 - Planet: Temerarus

   Visible in Invictus' night sky is Temerarus, a planet named for the turian
   spirit said to have inspired the crew on their first manned moon launch.
   A boiling hot rock planet, Temerarus is much hotter than its temperate
   neighbour due to a thick atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide and helium. Its
   hot surface is largely composed of boron. Surrounded by a thick dust cloud,
   Temerarus is often struck by small meteors, making exploration dangerous.


   Orbital Distance: 3.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,321km
   Day Length: 66.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 15.86 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 131 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.2G

   This planet is rich in resources, especially Iridium, but it doesn't have
   Element Zero on it. 


 Fortis

 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Aequitas

   Home to the famous Iron Canyons, Aequitas has reddish iron oxide (hematite)
   covering much of its surface, and significant blue cobalt deposits that
   freckle the terrain. Turian explorers have discovered hot springs in the
   polar ice caps, heated by magma in the planet's crust. In a strange
   combination of science and hucksterism, a small facility exports water from
   these springs, which is bottled and sold as having medicinal properties. 
   The funds are then used to maintain a research station, which is 
   discovered some fossil evidence that Aequitas once harboured microscopic 
   life based on deoxyribonucleic acids in the springs.


   Orbital Distance: 4.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,437km
   Day Length: 51.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.49 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -85 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.6G

   This is a rich planet, with no signs of element zero, and is the site of
   an anomaly which starts N7: Abandoned Mine.


 - Planet: Pietas

   Though Pietas has a combination of features that make terraforming a
   possibility, the rights to the planet have been tied up in Citadel Council
   reports for the past eight years. The running joke is that by the time 
   the Council finally gives the go-ahead to colonize the planet, Pietas
   will have evolved life of its own. Home to comfortable temperatures and
   a mild atmosphere of mostly nitrogen and argon, Pietas could be habitable
   with the addition of oxygen-producing cyanobacteria. Its crust is high 
   in silicates and carbon, allowing for easy fabrication of construction
   materials.

   Smugglers, pirates, and other unregistered starships sometimes touch 
   down on Pietas to lay low or make repairs. Civilian travel is not advised.


   Orbital Distance: 1.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,430km
   Day Length: 26.5 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.26 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 21 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G

   This planet is rich in resources, but sadly, Element Zero is not one of
   them. 


 - Planet: Vir

   A pressure-cooker planet with a thick, nitrogen-heavy atmosphere, Vir is 
   largely ignored by the galactic community. Probes have revealed a crust
   of nickel and scorched carbon, both of which can be found in abundance
   elsewhere, at far lesser temperatures. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 8,162km
   Day Length: 44.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 106.22 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 778 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 2.1G

   This planet will have a good amount of resources, and element zero is not
   one of them. 

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[8.17] Caleston Rift

Unlocked after completing the Horizon Mission. 

 Aysur

 - Planet: Agnin

   A hothouse planet, Agnin's scorching clouds of methane and sulfur dioxide
   give the planet a pale green colour in visible light. The SO2 from 
   volcanic activity rains down as sulfuric acid in the upper atmosphere,
   but that is boiled away before the liquid ever reaches the surface. Agnin's
   harsh environment has prevented exploration by anything except probes.


   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,834km
   Day Length: 61.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 86.87 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 684 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.5G

   Another planet that is rich in resources, but again, lacking Element Zero
   on it. 


 - Planet: Alformus

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant, Alformus had its helium-3 refueling stations
   destroyed in an attack by Grow Zero, an anti-population terrorist group
   that wanted no more immigration to Arvuna. A consortium of Arvuna-based
   corporations are currently rebuilding the stations.

   ALLIANCE ADVISORY: Alformus is not considered vital to the stability of
   the Aysur system. Civilians working on the helium-3 platforms should not
   expect Alliance military intervention in case of kidnapping or other
   violence.


   Orbital Distance: 10.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 32.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 67,626km
   Day Length: 8.8 Earth Hours

   A moderate planet in resources, this is not remarkable as it has no element
   zero to speak of. 


 - Planet: Dranen

   A sizable hydrogen-nitrogen gas giant just on the far side of its pale
   yellow star's "frost line," Dranen is known for its spectcular storms. At
   least three persistant observable "spots" -- actually cyclonic and 
   anticyclonic storms -- have lasted for over 544 years, significantly 
   longer than Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The largest of these spots, the 
   Ishna, has consistantly helf a diameter over three times that of Earth.

   Dranen has 44 moons. Two of them are of special interest to the Citadel
   Committee on Habitable Worlds. The first, Arvuna, is a life-bearing world
   that has already been colonized. The second, Alahya, is slowly being
   terraformed into an ammonia-based world for volus populations. 


   Orbital Distance: 2.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 4.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 72,021km
   Day Length: 17.1 Earth Hours

   This is another boring planet, moderate resources without any element
   zero to speak of. 


 - Planet: Shasu

   Shasu is a dwarf planet that is believed to have been ejected from Agnin
   during a giant impact with another planet-sized body. At the time, Agnin
   had a magma ocean covering much of its surface, where it coalesced and  
   cooled over millions of years. The theory is that during this cooling, 
   Shasu first orbited Agnin but was eventually pulled from that orbit by
   the gravity wells of other planets, primarily Dranen. 

   Today, Shasu is relatively temperate, with a light hydrogen-helium
   atmosphere, attracting spacers who use its atmosphere to refuel. Its 
   crust composition is similar to Agnin, evident in its high sulfur 
   content. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,454km
   Day Length: 37.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.34 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 23 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   Another rich planet, and another disappointment with no element zero to
   speak of.


 - Planet: Shir

   A remote rock planet capped in ice, Shir has been exploited by Arvanan
   corporations for its minerals. Home to gold veins, which are used in 
   spaceship shielding as well as jewelry, and copper deposits, used in
   high-tensile alloys, Shir shows no signs of being exhausted any time
   soon. A light gravity help keeps the planetary exportation process cheap.


   Orbital Distance: 20.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 89.7 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,900km
   Day Length: 31.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -185 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G

   Well, another rich planet, and yet, another rich planet without any 
   element zero in it. 


 - Planet: Tamgauta

   The outermost planet of the Aysur system, Tamgauta is remote and largely
   unexplored. Its carbon dioxide atmosphere has long since frozen into
   fields of dry ice. 


   Orbital Distance: 42.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 275.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 3,354km
   Day Length: 64.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -216 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.2G

   This planet has a good amount of resouces, but like most planets, it
   lacks Element Zero on it. 


 Balor

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Bres

   A member of the Fomor Belt, Bres is a dwarf planet with no atmosphere. 
   It is, however, rich in lithium, which is integral to the heat sinks of
   starships and hand-held weapons. A large robo-mining operation from 
   Caleston can be found here. 


   Orbital Distance: 2.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 4.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 975km
   Day Length: 23.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: None
   Surface Temperature: -146 Celsius

   Another planet rich in resources and lacks any Element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Caleston

   The hostile moon Caleston is the largest satellite of the gas gaint
   Cernunnos. An ancient asteroid strike deposited major lodes of element
   zero within the molten sulfur mantle. Eldfell-Ashland Energy's mining
   operations have made it the largest source of starship drive core 
   material in the Attican Traverse.

   Caleston is wracked with volcanism due to tidal stresses from Cernunnos.
   Because of weak solar output, plant-like life on Caleston is not
   carbon-based and photosynthetic but silicon-based and thermosynethic,
   requiring heat rather than sunlight to power its chemical reactions.
   These organisms flourish in volcanic vents and during solar flares, when
   Balor can double or triple in luminosity. Sadly, sapient habitation is
   not possible here, and Caleston's biodiversity is considered "threatened"
   by the Citadel Council on Habitable Worlds.

   Colony Founded: 1975 CE
   Population: 1,802,705,000
   Capital: Syneu


   Orbital Distance: 0.07 AU (orbits Cernunnos)
   Orbital Period: 21.5 Earth Hours (around Cernunnos)
   Radius: 6,600km
   Day Length: 21.5 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.9 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 30 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.2G

   This is a rich planet, and it does have the element zero that the codex
   was talking about. 


 - Planet: Cernunnos

   Cernunnos is a sizable gas giant with a hydrogen-nitrogen atmosphere. 
   It is believed to be an extrasolar capture due to its close stellar 
   location. In a rare phenomenon, it is near enough to its red dwarf
   star to be within the life zone, though its massive size prevents the
   tidal lock that usually occurs at such a range. While nothing could
   survive on the surface of a planet with such crushing gravity, Cernunnos'
   moon Caleston is habitable. Cernunnos is skimmed for its abundant
   hydrogen, and refineries on Caleston process it into a metastable
   metallic form for use as starship fuel. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.07 AU
   Orbital Period: 31 Earth Days
   Radius: 49,231km
   Day Length: 17.0 Earth Hours

   A planet with moderate resources and no element zero, this planet is
   relatively unremarkable. 


 - Planet: Elatha

   A tiny rock planet, Elatha is noted for its frigid temperatures and 
   crushing nitrogen and krypton atmosphere. Lying out beyond the Fomor Belt,
   there is little to recommend it.


   Orbital Distance: 5.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 23.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,812km
   Day Length: 57.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 43.34 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -72 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   A stereotypical rich resource planet with no element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Partholon

   A large planet composed of ice surrounding a rocky core, Partholon retains
   trace gases of nitrogen and carbon monoxide. Its crushing gravity makes
   for an inhospitable stay and makes most mining infeasible. However, its
   orbit's proximity to the mass relay in the system means space travelers
   will, for the next few years, use it for a gravitational slingshot to
   add speed on their way to and from Caleston. 


   Orbital Distance: 11.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 68.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 11,921km
   Day Length: 28.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -236 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 6.6G

   This is yet another rich planet in resources without an element zero
   deposit. 


 Solveig 

 - Planet: Sinmara

   Surtur's moon Sinmara has been used for many generations to monitor 
   its parent star Solveig. It has no atmosphere to interfere with solar
   observational equipment, which is critical at this juncture; the star
   recently showed signs of erupting prematurely into a red giant.

   In preparation for the day when the critical warning goes out, the
   extranet channel from Sinmara's research station is given top priority
   throughout the comms buoys in the system. The chances of such a signal 
   being receieved over the sun's magnetic interference at that time is 
   low, but relegating it to a lower channel proved politically unreliable.

   Colony Founded: 2044 CE
   Population: 135
   Largest Habitat: Trundholm

   There is an anomaly on this planet, starting N7: Endangered Research
   Station. There is also a good amount of resources, but no element zero. 


 - Planet: Surtur

   Surtur is a small but dense desert planet close to its parent star. All
   but traces of its ntrogen-carbon monoxide atmosphere have burned away,
   leaving it cooler than similar planets in other systems. Robo-mining has
   proved lucrative, as it has developed significant deposits of beryllium 
   and palladium. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,433km
   Day Length: 65.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 126 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.8G

   This is a rich planet in resources, but again, no Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Thrivaldi

   The hydrogen-helium gas giant Thrivaldi's refueling stations provide 
   helium-3 for commercial spacecraft visiting the system. It has nine known
   moons and many stellar bodies in its rings. 

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Recent attacks by pirates have targeted Thrivaldi's
   refueling stations. Authorities list the perpetrators as "at large."
   Travel is not recommended.


   Orbital Distance: 1.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 35,957km
   Day Length: 11.0 Earth Hours

   A poor planet in resource and no element zero, this planet is useless. 


 Talava

 - Planet: Aitarus

   A large rock planet orbiting an F-class star, Aitarus is pummeled by
   radiation, heavy gravity, and tectonic activity. Its crust is mostly
   silicates and of little value. Travel is not advised. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 8,945km
   Day Length: 65.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 549 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 2.8G

   There is a moderate amount of resources here, but no element zero is
   included. 


 - Planet: Kaushus

   Home to the spectcular Infinitry Caldera, Kaushus is a young planet
   with extreme tectonic and volcanic activity. With nine supervolcanoes
   that can throw out at least 1,000 cubic kilometres of dense rock
   equivalents each, Kaushus's activity has put its atmosphere in a state
   of shroud. It is likely to suffer from global dimming for at least the
   next ten years. Though much of the surface is no more dangerous than 
   many other inner-ring planets, this extreme tectonic activity has given
   Kaushus a bad reputation and discouraged all resource exploitation. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,212km
   Day Length: 42.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 249 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

   There is a good amount of resources on the planet, yet again, there is no 
   Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Maitrum

   A small hot rock with few resources, Maitrum is used by the turian armed
   forces for its maximum security prison and interrogation centres. The
   temperatures are high enough to prevent any escape without an environmental
   suit, but low enough that construction of additional buildings will not
   be hindered.

   Over 500,000 prisoners are detained on Maitrum, only a handful of which 
   have ever managed even a temporary escape. A small supply economy and 
   prefab-habitats support the prison staff, who usually work only for two-
   year tours of duty before they are rotated out to less stressful positions.


   Orbital Distance: 2.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 4,642km
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 74 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.4G

   A planet with a rich amount of resources, there is a good deal here but
   there is no element zero. 


 - Planet: Taitus

   A desert of whitish potassium salts and reddish iron oxides, Taitus is
   far enough away from its parent star to have a tolerable surface 
   temperature. Though it has only a trace atmosphere of carbon dioxide 
   and oxygen, it is still hospitable enough for criminals in the Terminus
   Systems to use as a staging base. Turian patrols sometimes fly through
   the area, looking to pre-empt jailbreak attempts on Maitrum's prisons.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Unregistered ships have been spotted in the vicinity
   of Taitus. Civilian travel is not advised. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,045km
   Day Length: 22.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -1 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.9G

   This has an anomaly on it, leading to the mission of N7: Mining the
   Canyon. This also has a rich amount of resources, without any signs
   of Element Zero on it. 

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[8.18] Hades Nexus

This system is unlocked after you purchase the star chart for this system
from Baria Frontiers. 

 Hekate

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Bothros

   A rock and ice planet, Bothros is home to a scientific curiosity. Evidence
   of a primate-like spacefaring civilization was found frozen in its 
   equatorial ice, ranging from melted fragments of metal to preserved
   remains of the creatures still wearing suits for extra-vehicular activity.
   Further exploration revealed that their habitation centres were vapourized
   by orbital bombardments from railgun-like weapons hitting with a force of
   approximately 120 kilotons of TNT. Only those that fled or happened to
   be away from the habitats were preserved in the ice, where they died of
   asphyxiation. 

   This unknown species did not come from Asteria, but scientific teams are
   still looking for evidence that they visited there. It is difficult to
   believe they would colonize a frozen rock like Bothros and ignore a 
   lush garden world. Their world of origin is also a mystery.

   ALLIANCE BULLETIN: Geth have been encountered in the Hekate system. All
   civilian traffic is prohibited.  


   Orbital Distance: 8.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 24.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,191km
   Day Length: 51.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -142 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.5G

   A rich planet in resources lacking Element Zero on it. 


 - Planet: Ker

   A dry, desolate planet, Ker is temperate but supports little life 
   above the microscopic level. Its Earth-like temperatures and gravity 
   make it an appealing place to build habitation hideaways, attracting
   batarian slavers and criminals who can't afford more luxurious 
   safehouses on other planets. Its forgiving nitrogen-helium atmosphere
   makes EVAs possible with a minimal amount of equipment; a breathing
   mask and warm clothing is usually sufficient. 

   Mining and other legitmate activities are far and few between on Ker:
   the planet's crust is largely free of precious metals, instead producing
   kilometres upon kilometres of dolomitic limestone, calcite, and gypsum.

   ALLIANCE BULLETIN: Geth have been encountered in the Hekate system. All
   civilian traffic is prohibited. 


   Orbital Distance: 2.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,420km
   Day Length: 61.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.2 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -4 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.1G

   This planet is actually rich in resources, but it does lack the 
   rare Element Zero deposit. 


 - Planet: Triodia

   A modestly-sized gas giant with an icy core, Triodia's hydrogen and 
   methane atmosphere gives it a bluish colour. It has fourteen moons,
   named after asari virtues.

   ALLIANCE BULLETIN: Geth have been encountered in the Hekate system. All
   civilian traffic is prohibited. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 10.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 27,206km
   Day Length: 18.7 Earth Hours

   A planet that has a moderate amount of resources, there is no element
   zero here. 


 Pamyat

 - Planet: Dobrovolski

   Another near-Earth sized rock planet without much atmosphere to speak
   of, Dobrovolski is home to Altai Mineral Works, a local extraction 
   company noted for its success in eezo refining. The planet itself 
   provides aluminium for local fabricators, which are churning out
   habitats at an astonishing rate for a system that has no garden planets.
   With its ore supply coming all the way from the Sheol system, Dobrovolski
   is held up as the proof of the miner's cliche: "Where there's eezo, there's
   an economy."


   Orbital Distance: 2.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,972km
   Day Length: 59.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.21 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -46 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.9G

   This is a planet that stands by the codex, it is a rich planet in 
   resources and there is plenty of Element Zero to go around. 


 - Planet: Komarov

   First charted by the asari but colonized by humans, the Pamyat system
   is home to Komarov, an Earth-sized body near the star. It has little 
   atmosphere to speak of, but this has not stopped exploration by robo-
   miners, who have recovered iridium from the planet's crust. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,861km
   Day Length: 39.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 55 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.3G

   Another rich planet, but no element zero. This is right in front of 
   the sun, another tricky planet. 


 - Planet: Patsayev

   A rock planet encased in frozen oceans, Patsayev is notable for the 
   largest written message ever created by a human being. Andrei Kobzar,
   a disgrunted miner whose fortunes were spent prospecting for eezo, used
   the mass accelerator cqannon of a local mercenary group's A-61 Mantis
   gunship to carve a 208-kilometre long message in the ice saying "Zdes'
   nichego net," Russian for "There's nothing here."

   The message can easily be seen from space. Ironically, the message 
   itself, intended to discourage future colonists, now draws small tourist
   crowds.


   Orbital Distance: 4.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,351km
   Day Length: 18.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -118 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

   A rich planet, that is certain, but like the prospector found out, there
   is no Element Zero on this planet. 


 - Planet: Volkov

   A dwarf planet, Volkov has a thick atmosphere of nitrogen and krypton.
   Home to a thriving mining community, Volkov's reputation is summed up as
   "rich but dangerous." Pirates often lurk behind Volkov's two moonlets,
   Zeneviena and Alena, and cripple freighters leaving the atmosphere. To
   make matters worse, Volkov sits in the Chazov Belt, a field of asteroids
   and other small bodies, which leads to frequent meteor strikes on the
   planet. Meteor-related casualties remain rare, but on Volkov, the 
   chances of such a death are high enough that they are factored into
   insurance premiums.

   Population: 3,800


   Orbital Distance: 8.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 24.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,705km
   Day Length: 68.2 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 3.75 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -59 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   This is a rich planet, but no element zero. This is actually not that
   easy to find, it is in the asteroid belt, to the bottom left of the
   sun. 


 Sheol

 - Planet: Gei Hinnom

   A nearly atmosphere-less, tidally-locked planet orbiting a red dwarf 
   star, Gei Hinnom was the first place human explorers discovered a 
   dedicated Prothean burial ground. While a few sites were saved for 
   posterity, Eldfell-Ashland Mining successfully lobbied to scout the rest
   of the planet for element zero, and soon was embroiled in a scandal. Mining
   teams were looting grave sites, searching for eezo and other treasures,
   and many got rich off the so-called "cemetery business."

   While EAM offically brought a stop to the looting, its mining teams 
   remain on the planet, prospecting the unclaimed territory and taking their
   ore to the Pamyat system for refining. 

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Armed conflicts have broken out between miners and
   scientists staking claims to Prothean ruins. Visitors are advised to
   employ security while exploring unknown regions of the planet.

   Population: 11,503


   Orbital Distance: 0.83 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,379km
   Day Length: 0.8 Earth Years
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: 35 Celsius (habitable zone) 108 Celsius/-120 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   This is a rich planet, and it will contain a fair amount of Element Zero
   for you. It will also be home to the N7: Quarian Crash Site, which will
   be triggered once you find the anomaly. 

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[8.19] Far Rim

This system is unlocked after the completion of Horizon, where you can 
recruit Tali. 

 Dholen

 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Charoum

   Once a starship refueling station for the quarians. Charoum has expanded
   under geth rule. Thousands of orbital platforms surround the plant and
   its many moons, refining helium into helium-3. A vast geth fleet comes
   and goes between Charoum and Harstrom, preventing all but the most 
   stealthy of spy drones from discovering any information about it. 
   Current estimates place the geth fleet numbers between 5,000 and 10,000
   ships, with unknown levels of armament.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Most intelligence estimates state that approaching 
   Charoum is tantamount to suicide. All civilian traffic is prohibited.

   Population: 250,000 - 500,000 platforms
   Colony Occupied: 1895CE
   Largest Station: "Hell's Hive" (Dina Station)


   Orbital Distance: 2.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 4.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 54,532km
   Day Length: 11.3 Earth Years

   This planet is moderate in resources, and there is no element zero. 


 - Planet: Gotha

   A dwarf planet, Gotha has a pressure-cooker atmosphere that brings it  
   surface temperature to a scorching level. Carbon dioxide and ethane are
   plentiful in the planet's hazy atmosphere.

   There has been some speculation in the mining community about whether 
   all of the precious metals were mined by the quarians before they fled
   the system some three centuries ago. Rumours abound that anyone who could
   brave the geth in the system could find lodes of naturally-occuring 
   diamond on Gotha, but this is likely just a starship legend.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Gotha is in geth space. All civilian traffic is 
   prohibited.


   Orbital Distance: 1.5 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 1,056km
   Day Length: 66.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 99.647 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 590 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   This is a rich planet in resources, and there is element zero on it, and
   don't worry, the geth won't come aknockin. 


 - Planet: Haestrom

   Forming a quarian colony, Haestrom was established to observe the
   pheonmena on Dholen, the system's parent star. Dholen appeared to be
   unstable with a high possibility of erupting prematurely into a red giant.

   Haestrom was lost of the geth in 1896 CE. Soon after, all communication
   from the planet and its attendant space stations ceased. The geth have
   shown no signs of treating Dholen as a threat over the past three
   centuries other than establishing several space stations near it. Dholen's
   magnetic eruptions and solar output overwhelm most communications near
   it, and it is unclear how the geth have compensated.

   Today, spy probe scans indicate extensive orbital construction around
   Haestrom, housing thousands of geth platforms and unknown number of geth
   software "minds." It is not known how many geth are on the planet's 
   surface: spy probes face interference from Dholen, making remote scanning
   difficult. Resource estimations based on geth mining, refining, and
   fabricating practices suggest that the planet has at least 20 more years
   of use before it is exhausted. Intelligence experts speculate that the
   geth have not exploited all of their resources because they wish to keep
   some in reserve for repairs.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Haestrom is a geth stronghold. Military spy drones using
   cutting-edge stealth technology are the only vehicles that have returned
   unharmed from geth space. All civilian traffic is prohibited. 


   Orbital Distance: 6.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 15.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,721km
   Day Length: 18.5 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.0 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 44 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.2G


 Ma-at

 - Planet: Ammut

   Ammut is an enormous hydrogen-helium giant with a mass approximately 
   nine times that of Jupiter and nearly 2,900 times that of Earth. Despite
   massive pressure, its core has failed to ignite in a fusion reaction,
   qualifying it as a failed star. It is believed to have captured all other
   planet-sized bodies in the solar system as moons or in impact events,
   leading to its name, "Devourer". Not intimated by this phenomenon, the 
   geth have colonized many of Ammut's moons and skim the hydrogen from  
   Ammut's upper atmosphere.

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: Ammut is in geth space. All civilian traffic is 
   prohibited.


   Orbital Distance: 102.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 1036.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 92,430km
   Day Length: 12.2 Earth Hours

   This planet is moderate in resources, and it doesn't have element zero. 

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[8.20] Nubian Expanse

This system is unlocked after Jack has you help her on her loyalty mission. 

 Dakka

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Alkonost

   Alkonost is a standard ice giant with a methane-ammonia atmosphere. It has
   an unusually strong magnetic field, which is occasionally useful when ships
   need to discharge their drives.


   Orbital Distance: 2.47 AU
   Orbital Period: 3.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 17,946km
   Day Length: 18.8 Earth Hours

   This is a moderate planet in resources, which doesn't make it useful, and
   no Element Zero doesn't make it anymore so. 


 - Planet: Bannik

   Bannik is a large supreterresterial "hothouse" with a crushing carbon 
   dioxide atmosphere. A high average density of over seven grams per cubic
   centimetre indicates that Bannik is a mineralogical treasure trove. If only
   there were some way to safely reach its seas of molten metal and lodes of
   radioactives. The planet's mass is so great that trace amounts of helium
   and molecular hydrogen can be found in the atmosphere.


   Orbital Distance: 0.73 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,963km
   Day Length: 54.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 65.4 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 599 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 1.6G

   This planet is a rich planet, but there is no element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Gamayun

   Gamayun is a hydrogen-helium gas giant with six, large icy moons. The 
   outermost one, Gigula, is of note for a well-preserved wreckage of an
   ancient starship that was recovered by a turian military surveyor. Little
   information has been released to the public on the vessel, aside from a
   scholarly paper regarding how the internal layout suggests a horizontally-
   oriented race.


   Orbital Distance: 5.19 AU
   Orbital Period: 11.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 50,875km
   Day Length: 65.6 Earth Hours

   This is a poor planet, armed with no element zero.


 - Planet: Pragia

   The jungle-planet Pragia is overrun by cloaking hypergrowth caused by
   industrially-mutated plant species. This, combined with its relative
   isolation and lack of population, has made Pragia an occasional base of 
   operation for drug-runners, weapons-smugglers, pirates, mercenaries,
   terrorists, and intelligence agents seeking secrecy.

   Sustained habitation on Pragia is extremely difficult, where mutant
   and even poisonous plant-life can overgrow colonies in days instead of
   years.


   Orbital Distance: 1.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,137km
   Day Length: 29.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.84 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 54 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.87G


 - Planet: Zirnita

   Cold, distant Zirnita has an extremely low density, and is thought to be
   mainly water ice around a small rocky core. It has little to recommend it.


   Orbital Distance: 7.78 AU
   Orbital Period: 21.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 2,683km
   Day Length: 44.9 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -158 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.16G

   This is a rich planet in resources, but there isn't any element zero on it.


 Kalabsha

 - Planet: Tefnut

   A hydrogen-helium gas giant, Tefnut is home to a helium-3 collection and
   the nearest refueling facility to the Nubian's Expanse's mass relay. As
   such, it is a major gateway to the Verge and Terminus Systems, and has
   become famous for its hospitality industry. Tefnut's motto is known 
   throughout the galaxy: "Like home, only better."

   Visitors here can stay at expansive resort stations, watch locally-
   produced entertainment, buy mind-affecting substances not welcome in
   Citadel space, and rent companionship. Resources are shipped in from Yamm
   at substantial discounts, allowing the small space stations to have 
   surprising luxuries such as edible anthropods and large amounts of fresh
   water.

   Population: 33,810 spread across five space stations


   Orbital Distance: 4.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 57,010km
   Day Length: 8.8 Earth Hours

   This is a poor planet in resources, which makes it more or less useless,
   and there is no element zero to make up for it. 


 - Planet: Yamm

   With over 90% of its surface covered in oceans, Yamm is a habitable
   nitrogen-oxygen world but its extremes can be quite hostile to sapient
   life. The heat from its extremely long days reaches dangerous levels,
   ranging from 24 Celsius at night to 53 in the afternoon in the temperate
   zones. Hurricanes run unchecked across the oceans, with winds reaching up
   to 250 km per hour.

   While there are some anthropod-like animals, the predominant forms of life
   are various kinds of toxic algae blooms that stretch hundred of kilometres
   across. However, other biohydrocarbon algae blooms are suitable for use 
   as biofuel, and farming the "green gold" forms the backbone of Yamm's
   economy.

   Colony Founded: 2170 CE
   Population: 488,504 
   Capital: New Karnak


   Orbital Distance: 2.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,501km
   Day Length: 69.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.8 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 34 Celsius (temperate zone)
   Surface Gravity: 1.1G

   A moderate planet in resources, it contains Element Zero on it.


 Qertessi

 - Planet: Norehsa

   Noresha is an unremarkable methane-ammonia ice giant with a small family
   of icy moons. It is likely that the Qertessi system has additional worlds
   earlier in its history, but these have been swallowed by the aging giant
   star.

   Qertessi is an elderly, metal-poor Population II star, broadly similar to
   Arcturus.


   Orbital Distance: 6.17 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 42,214km
   Day Length: 19.2 Earth Hours

   This is a moderate planet in resources, and there is no element zero on
   it. 

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[8.21] Vallhallan Threshold

This system is unlocked when you get Tali's request for help on her loyalty
mission. 

 Micah

 - Planet: Dumah

   Home to 51 moons, including the prebiotic moon Anafiel, Dumah is a 
   standard hydrogen-helium gas giant with violent surface winds exceeding
   1,900 kph. Like its sister planet Elohi, it is believed to be an
   extrasolar capture. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.0 Earth Years
   Radius: 59,152km
   Day Length: 10.0 Earth Hours

   Like it's sister planet, this planet is moderate in resources and does
   not contain any Element Zero. 


 - Planet: Elohi

   A small hydrogen-helium gas giant formed around a metallic hydrogen
   core, Elohi will be the site of a rare astronomical event later this year.
   The comet Asaro will come in on its orbit of 70 galactic standard years
   and travel so close that it is predicted to be captured as a moon. Dozen
   of space probes from around the galaxy have been launched into the Raheel
   system to record this moment.

   Elohi is within the "frost line" of its parent star, where gas giants
   do no usually form. For this reason, it is believed to be an extrasolar
   capture. 

   TRAVEL ADVISORY: A statistically significant number of distress signals 
   have come from the one-million kilometre mark around Elohi. Pirates are
   believed to be working the area. In-person tourism is not advised.


   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.5 Earth Years
   Radius: 38,119km
   Day Length: 11.8 Earth Hours

   This planet is moderate in resources, but the bad news is that there isn't
   any Element Zero on it, unlike the other asteroids. 


 - Planet: Farlas

   One of a trio of asteroids formed around an element zero core, Farlas is
   the eassiest to mine for low-yield eezo. A carbonaceous asteroid, Farlas
   has a trace of water-bearing minerals and organic carbon in the form of
   kerogen. Currently, the asteroid is surrounded by quarian mining ships 
   extracting fuel for the flotilla. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.1 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 540km
   Day Length: 24.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.0 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -116 Celsius 
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   This planet is located in the inner most asteroid belt, and there is a 
   rich planet here, along with element zero. 


 - Planet: Israfil

   Largest of the "eezo trio," Israfil is a silicate-heavy carbonaceous
   asteroid. It is home to approximately 40 species of microorganisms in its
   liquid water, and was blamed as the source of the prion-based biowarfare
   agent EHE (exotic humonoid encephalopathy) used by the terrorist group
   Totenkopf in their attack on Gagarin Station in 2184.

   While many in the scientific community protested that Israfil did not have
   sufficient atmosphere or evolutionary history to sustain life at the
   prion level, the asteroid and it eezo miners were nevertheless quarantined
   to reassure the public that the Systems Alliance was taking action. Though
   no evidence has yet been found that EHE originated from Israfil or was
   even synthesized in a local lab, The SSV Manila and a team of 
   epidemiologists maintain watch over the asteroid's ship traffic for now.

   Population: 1,006


   Orbital Distance: 4.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 905km
   Day Length: 68.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: Trace
   Surface Temperature: -100 Celsius 
   Surface Gravity: 0.3G

   This is a rich planet in resources, and it does in fact contain Element
   Zero on it. This is in the inner most asteroid belt. 


 - Planet: Kakabel

   The second asteroid in the system formed around an element zero core,
   Kakabel is another carbonaceous asteroid, with a surface made of hydrated
   minerials such as carbonates and clays. Beneath its icy surface is liquid
   water, with some amino acids. The surface of Kakabel is pitted and 
   scarred with strip-mining stations, where the quarians took as much eezo 
   as possible before moving on. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.2 AU
   Orbital Period: 8.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 470km
   Day Length: 68.3 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.0 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -118 Celsius 
   Surface Gravity: 0.1G

   This is another rich planet with resources, as well as element zero, 
   located in the inner most asteroid belt. 


 Paz

 - Planet: Garvug

   In 354 CE, Garvug was considered a "bargain world," given to the krogan
   to placate them because no one else wanted to live on such a frozen rock.
   Technically, a life-bearing world, Garvug has a small farm belt around
   its equator and well-insulated marine life in its seas. 

   By the turn of the century, the krogan had completely adapted, breeding
   hundreds of younglings per family in vast underground bunkers. By the
   turn of the next century, Garvug's narrow strips of coral reef had been
   destroyed by overfishing and pollutants, and excess krogan took to the
   stars to find another planet to consume. Garvug was treated as an object
   lesson by the Citadel Council -- the krogan could not be trusted to check
   their own numbers.

   Today, Garvug is a frozen wasteland, home to corporate ecoengineering
   efforts trying to implement sustainable agri- and aqua-culture practices.
   Krogan and vorcha packs are a constant threat, and the corporations pay 
   mercenaries well to keep their operations safe. 


   Orbital Distance: 4.0 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.1 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,200km
   Day Length: 27.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.3 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -30 Celsius (5 at the equator)
   Surface Gravity: 1.0G

   This planet is a planet that has a good amount of resources, including
   Element Zero. 


 Raheel-Leyya

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - The Migrant Fleet

   A fleet of 50,000 craft holding over 17 million quarians, the Migrant 
   Fleet is the largest array of spacefaring vessels in the known galaxy. 
   Though quarians on Pilgrimage have visited most settled worlds in the
   galaxy, few outsides have ever stepped foot inside the quarians' ships.

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[8.22] Hawking Eta

This system is unlocked when you have a mission to get a Reaper IFF, and then,
you will be able to go here, again. 

 Century

 - Planet: Cantra

   A terrestrial world of average size, Cantra's atmosphere composed of
   nitrogen and argon. Its frozen surface is mainly composed of tin with 
   deposits of calcium. Aside from some spectcular formations of water-ice
   at the poles, the planet has little to recommend it.


   Orbital Distance: 14.3 AU
   Orbital Period: 60.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 5,471km
   Day Length: 66.7 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.83 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -175 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.7G

   This planet is actually rich in resources, but doesn't contain eezo on it.


 - Planet: Klendagon

   Klendagon is an arid terrestrial, slightly larger than Earth, but with a
   lower density that reflects its relative back of heavier elements. The 
   crust is comprised of tin and aluminium, with wide deserts of dust-fine
   sand that are easily stirred by the wind. 

   Klendagon's most striking feature is the Great Rift valley that stretches
   across the southern hemisphere. What is most fascinating about the Rift
   is that it does not suggest that it is the result of a "glancing blow"
   by a mass accelerator round of unimaginable destructive power. This 
   occured some 37 million years ago.

   Orbital Period: 2.3 Earth Years
   Radius: 7,377km
   Day Length: 53.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.64 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -53 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.88G

   This is yet again, another rich planet without element zero on it. 


 - Planet: Tamahera

   Tamahera has a thin atmosphere of carbon dioxide and oxygen. The surface
   is icy, and composed of sodium oxide with deposits of calcium. It 
   contains a few unremarkable metals, but mainly consists of rock. The
   presence of canyons and flood plains indicates that liquid water once
   existed, suggesting Tamahera had a thicker insulating atmosphere in the
   past.


   Orbital Period: 1.4 Earth Years
   Radius: 6,302km
   Day Length: 40.1 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.34 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -30 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.66G

   This is another rich planet in resources, but no element zero in it. 


 - Planet: Tharopto

   Tharopto is a typical ice gas giant with traces of chlorine and sulfur
   in its atmosphere. It has over 100 moons and an extensive ring system 
   composed of pulverized rock, presumably the debris from shattered moons.


   Orbital Distance: 29.4 AU
   Orbital Period: 128.2 Earth Years
   Radius: 68,714km
   Day Length: 17.5 Earth Hours

   This is a planet in moderate resources, but it does not have any element
   zero to go with it. 


 Chandrasekhar

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Hebat

   Hebat is a methane-ammonia ice giant. When Heavy Metals ExoMining of China
   won the bidding rights to develop the moon of Presrop in the Century 
   system, it began by establishing helium-3 refueling facility on Hebat. The 
   station, completed this year, is considered a model facility by the 
   executives of the state-run company. Though the station produces more than
   enough fuel to supply the HMEC ships running to and from Century, it has a
   crew of only a dozen for maintenance and oversight. Nearly all the day-to-
   day operations are automated. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.35 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 36,257km
   Day Length: 17.1 Earth Hours

   This is the same as the other planet, it is moderate in resources as well 
   as having no element zero on it.


 - Planet: Teshub

   The first and the larger of the two gas giants in the Hawking Eta gateway
   system, Teshub is composed mainly of hydrogen and helium. The brown and
   orange colouration in its upper cloud deck are caused by the upwelling of
   sulfur from lower levels of the atmosphere.


   Orbital Distance: 0.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 63,568km
   Day Length: 16.6 Earth Hours

   This planet is moderate in resources, but there is no element zero here.


 Schwarzschild

 - Planet: Atahil

   A typical Venusian "greenhouse" world, Atahil is only of note for a few
   scattered craters. Though flattened by millions of years of high pressure,
   the marks of orbital bombardment strikes are unmistakable. It is generally
   accepted among academics that whoever hailed from or settled 
   Schwarzschild's second planet, Etamis, must have had outposts on Atahil 
   as well.


   Orbital Distance: 0.9 AU
   Orbital Period: 1 Earth Year
   Radius: 5,230km
   Day Length: 28.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 62 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 348 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.79G

   Another rich planet but without any source of element zero on it, so that
   isn't useful. 


 - Planet: Etamis

   Etamis is a superterrestrial world a third larger than Earth. It is in a
   "post garden" state that clearly shows evidence of attack from space.
   While now waterless, the shores of former oceans show patterns of 
   cratering too regular to be anything but saturation bombardment by
   dreadnought-class kinetic weapons. Although it is unclear how, most of 
   the atmosphere has been lost.

   Archeologists have found little of note. It appears that all settled 
   regions were touched by the global bombardment. The few relics found 
   suggest an advanced spacefaring race thrived on the world somewhere
   between from 20 and 40 million years ago. The level of antiquity makes it 
   impossible to estimate the world's former population, or guess whether
   it was the race's homeworld or colony. 


   Orbital Distance: 1.35 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.6 Earth Years
   Radius: 9,577km
   Day Length: 51.6 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.2 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -49.6 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 3.4G

   This planet is a good planet for resources, since it contains some element 
   zero on it. 


 - Planet: Linossa

   Linossa is a hydrogen-helium gas giant. It is surrounded by several thin
   rings of debris. Analysis of this debris has been difficult due to its
   extreme age and fragility, but several apparently nano-manufactured 
   materials have been identified. The leading theory is that the inhabitants
   of Etamis mined the atmosphere for helium-3.


   Orbital Distance: 3.34 AU
   Orbital Period: 6.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 55,806km
   Day Length: 17.8 Earth Hours

   Another moderate planet in resources, again, there is no element zero.


 - Planet: Rihali

   Rihali is a typical hydrogen-helium gas giant. It is notable because 
   none of its moon is larger than 12 kilometres in diameter, a rare trait
   among the charted gas giants of the galaxy. 


   Orbital Distance: 6.34 AU
   Orbital Period: 17.9 Earth Years
   Radius: 70,778km
   Day Length: 15.4 Earth Hours

   This is another moderate planet in resources, but there isn't any element
   zero with it.


 Thorne

 - Derelict Reaper

   Orbiting Mnemosyne is a two-kilometre-long ship with the unmistakable 
   profile of a Reaper. It is giving off power signatures in localized areas,
   but they are far weaker than a ship would indicate. The Reaper seems to
   maintain a mass effect field that has kept it from falling into the failed
   star, but massive holes have been blasted and melted into parts of the 
   hull and remain unrepaired. The only logical conclusion is that the Reaper
   "died" or was at least reduced to minimal functioning a long time ago. 


 - Planet: Lethe

   Lethe is the largest moon of Mnemosyne, massive enough to retain its own
   thin atmosphere of methane and nitrogen, and heated by the brown dwarf
   to relatively moderate temperatures. While nearly the size of Earth, its
   overall density is low, suggesting a paucity of valuable heavy metals. It
   is tidally locked to Mnemosyne, one hemisphere always bathed in the brown
   dwarf's heat and dim red light. 

   The moon experiences constant weak tectonic activity, driven by the tidal
   fluxes of Mnemosyne's gravity rather than Lethe's own internal heat. 
   Several large, ancient volcanoes release wide-ranging flows of molten
   silicate.


   Orbital Distance: 2,323,500 km (from Mnemosyne)
   Orbital Period: 16.4 Earth Days
   Radius: 5,663km
   Day Length: 16.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 0.58 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 31 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.59G

   Another rich planet in resources, there is no element zero on this planet.


 - Planet: Mnemosyne

   Mnemosyne is a brown dwarf of approximately 37 Jupiter-masses. It is
   young enough that some nuclear fusion still occurs within its depths. It
   is luminous, and radiates more heat that it receieves from the star 
   Thorne, with an atmospheric temperature in excess of 1,800 degrees Kelvin
   (1,500 degrees Celsius).

   Early probes of Thorne showed evidence of a minor gravitic anomaly in the
   northern hemisphere. This area of unexpectedly low mass did not move with
   the prevailing wind patterns. While an investigation was planned by the
   Besaral Institute of Plantary Science, the school ultimately sent an
   expedition to study the famed "deep anomalies" of the gas giant Ploba 
   instead. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.81 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.8 Earth Years
   Radius: 72,541km
   Day Length: 18.7 Earth Hours

   A moderate planet in resources, this contains no element zero in it. Well,
   technically, it is a sun soon.

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[8.23] The Phoenix Massing

This system is unlocked when you help Legion on its Loyalty mission. 

 Salahiel

 - Planet: Ekuna

   First discovered by the quarians at the turn of the century, Ekuna is 
   habitable, but a second-tier choice for most species. Circling an orange
   sun, Ekuna averages below freezing temperatures. This led development 
   firms to colonize at the planet's equator, where the climate is tolerable
   for agriculture.

   The quarians, seeking a homeworld of their own, petitioned the Citadel 
   Council for the right to take over Ekuna, but they had already settled
   a few hundred thousand quarians on the planet before approaching the
   Council. Seeing this occupation as an illegal act, the Council turned a 
   deaf ear to quarian pleas and gave the world to the elcor, who could
   withstand the high gravity of the world far better. The quarians 
   squatting on the planet were given one galactic standard month to leave,
   at which point their colonies would be bombarded. The junk left behind
   by the fleeing quarians clog up portions of the landscape to this day.

   Non-elcor visitors to Ekuna are advised to use personal or vehicular
   mass effect fields to lighten the pressure, as the surface gravity will
   otherwise cause health and mechanical problems.

   Colony Founded: 2103 CE
   Population: 221,256,200
   Capital: Bel Shadii (elcor: Durawunafon)


   Orbital Distance: 1.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 2.3 Earth Days
   Radius: 10,206km
   Day Length: 36.4 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 1.4 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: -37 Celsius (equator mean temperature 15 Celsius)
   Surface Gravity: 4.1G

   This is a rich planet, but again, no Element Zero. 


 Tassrah

 - Fuel Depot


 - Mass Relay


 - Planet: Ishassara

   A gas giant, Ishassara is composed mostly of hydrogen and nitrogen. Its 
   orbit in recent years has taken it close to the mass relay in this
   system, making it a popular stop for "scoop ships" to refuel the hydrogen
   in their thrusters before moving on.


   Orbital Distance: 3.8 AU
   Orbital Period: 5.7 Earth Days
   Radius: 22,769km
   Day Length: 14.0 Earth Hours

   This is a big planet, but it is poor in resources and no signs of Element
   Zero. 


 - Planet: Pahhur

   By normal standards a large rock planet, Pahhur ("fiery") is constantly
   scorched by the white, bright giant it orbits. A dense atmosphere featuring
   hydrogen, helium, and clouds of vapourised magnesium float over its iron-
   rich core, making for a truly hellish landscape. Its spectcular temperature
   prevents any practical exploitation. 


   Orbital Distance: 0.6 AU
   Orbital Period: 0.4 Earth Days
   Radius: 10,560km
   Day Length: 46.0 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 90.59 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 1445 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 4.6G

   This is a stereotypical rich planet, with no element zero involved. 


 - Planet: Sarapai

   Sarapai ("ever upward") is the second planet orbiting the white star 
   Tassrah. Sarapai's pressure-cooker atmosphere of carbon dioxide and ethane
   serves as a greenhouse to an already boiling-hot surface. Cobalt compounds
   are frequent found on its crust, giving spectcular blue tinges to its 
   land. Scans from orbital probes indicate its crust contains deposits of
   platinum, likely to be as unexploited as its sister planet Pahhur.


   Orbital Distance: 1.7 AU
   Orbital Period: 1.7 Earth Days
   Radius: 6,016km
   Day Length: 60.8 Earth Hours
   Atmospheric Pressure: 118.08 Earth Atmospheres
   Surface Temperature: 1271 Celsius
   Surface Gravity: 0.9G

   This planet is rich, but it doesn't contain Element Zero.


 The Sea of Storms

 - Heretic Station

   Once called Haratar by the quarians, this space station was stripped of 
   its useful technology by the fleeing Migrant Fleet when they left the 
   Perseus Veil	300 years ago. Little more than a cold metal superstructure
   floating in the void, the station was removed from star charts by 2050 CE.

   Scans indicate the station was reconstructed and upgraded in a massive
   effort that must have taken at least two years, implying that there may 
   have been geth outside the Veil before their infamous attack on Eden
   Prime. Needing little but a fuel source, it could have been hidden here
   for much longer without attracting attention from the barren worlds  
   around Tassrah or the clueless elcor in the Salahiel system.

   Heretic Station, as Legion refers to it, is home to a geth data core,
   capable of broadcasting vast distances through tightbeam projection. 
   Approximately 6.6 million copies of geth software are stored in the
   station, the majority of which are kept bodiless in servers and downloaded
   to legged platforms when needed. The station's "population" of legged 
   platforms is approximately 2.4 million.

   Total Length: 20.5km
   Total Width: 11.3km
   Total Height: 11.3km
   Exterior Armour Thickness: 8m
   Gross Weight: 1.55 billion metric tons
   Population: 6.6 million copies, 2.4 million platforms, 1 million of 
               which are in storage. 

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[9.01] Biotic Powers

The Biotic powers just a manipulation of the environment to defeat your
opponents. These are useful on the field as support powers. Of these powers,
note that the method has changed from Mass Effect 1 to Mass Effect 2. Instead
of the block of 12 points, there are blocks of 4 points, each block costing
as much as the number block it is. So level 4 in Pull will cost 4 squad 
points whilst level 2 in Shockwave will cost 2 points. 

Also new is that there is a little difference when you get to Level 4. You
will have to choose between two powers, the branch splits so to speak. With
that, you need to choose one over the other. This makes squad control a little
more interesting. Anyway, lets start with the powers.

 - Pull

Pull is a move that will basically pull the target towards the caster of the 
Pull move, however, it will do so by suspending them in the air. This makes
it useful in order to have the enemy defenceless, seeing they are in the air,
which will give you and your allies time to defeat the enemies with ease. 

Pull will not do any damage to your foes, because basically it is a move that
will set them up to take more damage. But they will move slowly, so you might
want to compensate for that. This is only available to Vanguards and Adepts. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time    - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Pull - 5 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time    - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Pull - 7 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time    - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Pull - 9 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Pull

 Heavy Pull basically makes the target stay in the air for longer, and 12
 seconds is more than enough to finish all but boss units out of the way.

 Recharge Time    - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Pull - 12 Seconds


 Pull Field

 This move basically affect all the targets nearby, so anyone close to you
 will be effected. With this, they will ALL be suspended in the air, so you
 will have groups of enemy in the air.

 Recharge Time    - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Pull - 9 Seconds
 Area of Impact   - 3 Metres	


 - Shockwave

This is a powerful move, this will basically move along the ground, sending
a powerful shockwave to dish out damage to your foes. This is powerful as it
is the biotic's main form of attack, besides weaponry. This can be used to
soften or wipe out enemies. 

This will often launch groups of enemies into the air, which is very useful,
as well as damaging airborne targets with a powerful shockwave. This sends 
out a series of shockwaves, not just one. Vanguards and Adepts have access
to this power. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time        - 6 Seconds
 Number of Shockwaves - 8
 Radius of Impact     - 1.5 Metres
 Force of Impact      - 300 Newtons


 Level 2

 Recharge Time        - 6 Seconds
 Number of Shockwaves - 10
 Radius of Impact     - 2 Metres
 Force of Impact      - 400 Newtons


 Level 3

 Recharge Time        - 6 Seconds
 Number of Shockwaves - 12
 Radius of Impact     - 2.5 Metres
 Force of Impact      - 500 Newtons


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Shockwave

 This basically strengthens the power of your shockwave, it will increase the
 force of which the shockwave will hit your enemies, meaning more damage.

 Recharge Time        - 6 Seconds
 Number of Shockwaves - 12
 Radius of Impact     - 2.5 Metres
 Force of Impact      - 700 Newtons


 Improved Shockwave

 This will improve the area of impact, the radius of the shockwave, which 
 means a group will be decimated a lot faster. 

 Recharge Time        - 6 Seconds
 Number of Shockwaves - 12
 Radius of Impact     - 3.5 Metres
 Force of Impact      - 500 Newtons


 - Charge

This is a move that will increase a biotic's strength and speed, using this
to power up and charge down an enemy. This will basically do enough damage
in order to push the enemy back and cause a hell of a lot of damage. This 
move will also compensate for obstacles that are in the way. 

With this, you will need to be able to use shields to your advantage, because
shields will take the incoming fire that your enemies are bound to unleash
upon you. With further training, the charge skill will run down the distance
faster, and if your target is in the air, it will dish out even MORE damage.
This is only available to Vanguards. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Effective Range     - 40 Metres
 Force of Impact     - 350 Newtons

 
 Level 2

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Effective Range     - 40 Metres
 Force of Impact     - 550 Newtons
 Strength of Shields - 50% of Maximum Shields
 Duration of Shields - 4 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Effective Range     - 40 Metres
 Force of Impact     - 750 Newtons
 Strength of Shields - 75% of Maximum Shields
 Duration of Shields - 4 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Charge

 This will basically increase the shields that you will be using, which
 makes things more interesting for you. 

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Effective Range     - 40 Metres
 Force of Impact     - 1000 Newtons
 Strength of Shields - 100% of Maximum Shields
 Duration of Shields - 10 Seconds


 Area Charge

 This will add an area of effect, which makes it that several enemies will
 be sent into the air, so aim for a group.

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Effective Range     - 40 Metres
 Force of Impact     - 750 Newtons
 Strength of Shields - 75% of Maximum Shields
 Duration of Shields - 4 Seconds 
 Radius of Impact    - 3 Metres


 - Warp

This is a powerful move against armour and barriers set by enemies, because
this will warp them with a mass effect field. This field will damage the
enemy, of course, and it will block their health generation, which is seen
in Vorchas and Krogans.

This will also cause more damage when the enemy is under the effect of 
Pull or Singularity, so it will cause more damage. And like I said, it is
effective against armour and barriers, doubling the normal amount of 
damage. This is only available to Adepts and Sentinel. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time     - 6 Seconds
 Damage            - 120 Points
 Detonation Radius - 3 Metres
 Detonation Force  - 400 Newtons


 Level 2

 Recharge Time     - 6 Seconds
 Damage            - 140 Points
 Detonation Radius - 4 Metres
 Detonation Force  - 550 Newtons


 Level 3

 Recharge Time     - 6 Seconds
 Damage            - 160 Points
 Detonation Radius - 5 Metres
 Detonation Force  - 700 Newtons


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Warp

 This will increase the amount of damage that your ability will do towards
 the enemy.

 Recharge Time     - 6 Seconds
 Damage            - 200 Points
 Detonation Radius - 5 Metres
 Detonation Force  - 700 Newtons


 Unstable Warp

 This will increase the radius in which the Warp attack detonates, which
 means more enemies will feel the hurt.

 Recharge Time     - 6 Seconds
 Damage            - 160 Points
 Detonation Radius - 7 Metres
 Detonation Force  - 700 Newtons


 - Throw

This is a nice ability, that will throw the enemy backwards, which can be
used to great effect, which means that you can throw an enemy backwards
into objects, like an explosive container for instance, however, it is a
question of your aiming. An enemy under the effect of Pull and Singularity
will take more damage. 

With careful aiming, you can efficiently move the enemy into a pile of 
objects, and get rid of them easily. This power is only used by Adepts and
the Sentinels. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Force         - 500 Newtons


 Level 2

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Force         - 700 Newtons


 Level 3

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Force         - 900 Newtons


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Throw

 This is basically using a very powerful attack, it will throw the enemy
 back with heavy force. 

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Force         - 1200 Newtons


 Throw Field

 This is where your mastery of the throw will throw multiple enemies back
 with a single blow. 

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Force         - 900 Newtons
 Impact Radius - 3 Metres


 - Singularity

Singularity is a powerful move that will create a little black hole, really,
a mass effect field, and it will draw the enemy into the field, and at that
point, they will be useless and they cannot do anything, except take the
heavy barrage of firepower that is being unleashed on them. 

This will hold them in for a few seconds, and will hold in multiple enemies,
so it is useful as a crowd control method, but this will not damage them as
much as you would like, none at all, but they will not be able to return fire,
so they are as good as dead. This is only available to Adepts. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time          - 4.5 Seconds
 Singularity Duration   - 20 Seconds
 Impact Radius          - 1.5 Metres
 Hold Duration          - 5 Seconds 
 Number of Targets Held - 2


 Level 2

 Recharge Time          - 4.5 Seconds
 Singularity Duration   - 25 Seconds
 Impact Radius          - 1.5 Metres
 Hold Duration          - 6 Seconds
 Number of Targets Held - 3


 Level 3

 Recharge Time          - 4.5 Seconds
 Singularity Duration   - 30 Seconds
 Impact Radius          - 1.75 Metres
 Hold Duration          - 7 Seconds
 Number of Targets Held - 4


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Singularity

 This power will be able to hold more enemies than a normal attack would, 
 excellent for group control. And it will last longer as well.

 Recharge Time          - 4.5 Seconds
 Singularity Duration   - 45 Seconds
 Impact Radius          - 1.75 Metres
 Hold Duration          - 9 Seconds
 Number of Targets Held - 6


 Wide Singularity

 This power is different, it won't be able to target that many enemies,
 but it will have a larger radius, so it will be able to drag more people
 in from a greater distance.

 Recharge Time          - 4.5 Seconds 
 Singularity Duration   - 30 Seconds
 Impact Radius          - 3 Metres
 Hold Duration          - 7 Seconds
 Number of Targets Held - 4


 - Slam

This is a power move. It is a mixture of the pull and the throw attack, 
as it will lift a target up, and then throw them against the ground, 
which makes it very, well, painful. 

This is a unique ability, it is only available to Shepard after you
have obtained Miranda's Loyalty, and you need to retrain the powers
of Shepard. It is quite powerful however.

 Level 1

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Lift Duration - 0.9 Seconds
 Slam Force    - 400 Newtons


 Level 2

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Lift Duration - 1.1 Seconds
 Slam Force    - 500 Newtons


 Level 3

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Lift Duration - 1.3 Seconds
 Slam Force    - 600 Newtons


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Slam

 This is basically a powerful slam, it will lift them up longer, and
 slam them with heavy force. 

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Lift Duration - 1.5 Seconds
 Slam Force    - 800 Newtons


 Crippling Slam

 This is a unique move, it will lift the target up, then slam them
 back down, and this will target their weak spots, so they will be 
 crippled and disabled for a short period of time. 

 Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Lift Duration - 1.3 Seconds
 Slam Force    - 600 Newtons
 Cripple Time  - 8 Seconds


 - Barrier

This is a defensive move, it will create a barrier in front of where
you want it, which makes it useful. It will create a barrier which will
take up a lot of damage, as well as giving you cover. The strength of
the barrier will depend on the maximum shield strength that you have.

This power is only unlocked through Jacob's Loyalty, and once you 
retrain your powers on your Shepard, it will give them the ability
to use this power. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 25% of Maximum Shields


 Level 2

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 50% of Maximum Shields


 Level 3

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 75% of Maximum Shields


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Barrier

 You can assume that this is quite a powerful barrier, this is the 
 strongest barrier that you can put up. 

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 100% of Maximum Shields


 Improved Barrier

 While this one doesn't take up as much damage as the Heavy Barrier,
 it will last longer on the battlefield, if you are just advancing and
 not under heavy fire. 

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 180 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 75% of Maximum Shields


 - Reave

This isn't a very powerful ability, it is very similar to Warp, except it
will continiously drain the health of an enemy. Basically, it does damage
against enemies and does it over a period of time, and it will do double the
amount of damage against armoured units and biotic barriers. When used 
against organic enemies, the caster will get a health boost and restore
their health.

This power is unlocked through Samara's loyalty mission and completing it
by siding with her. Then, train your powers with the upgrade and you can
use it in battle.

 Level 1

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Damage          - 40 Points per Second
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Damage          - 40 Points per Second
 Damage Duration - 3.5 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Damage          - 40 Points per Second
 Damage Duration - 4 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Reave

 This power is designed to cause maximum damage and last as long as possible
 to destroy the enemy it is targeted upon. 

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Damage          - 40 Points per Second
 Damage Duration - 5.5 Seconds


 Area Reave

 This reave is not designed to kill severely, but it is designed to target
 units in an area. 

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Damage          - 40 Points per Second
 Damage Duration - 4 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 3 Metres


 - Dominate

This is a powerful move if you can use it properly. This is basically the
biotic version of AI Hacking, but on Organics, so when an organic enemy
is down to health, you will control them and take them over for a short
period of time, and it will give them a barrier so they can take down the
enemy for you. 

To obtain this power, during Samara's loyalty mission, you will need to
side with Morinith, instead of Samara, then train the powers to get this
ability. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time    - 6 Seconds
 Duration         - 5 Seconds

 
 Level 2

 Recharge Time    - 6 Seconds
 Duration         - 7 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 200 Points


 Level 3

 Recharge Time    - 6 Seconds
 Duration         - 9 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 350 Points


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Enhanced Dominate

 This will increase the time that the creature will stay under your 
 control, the longer, the more damage they can dish out on your enemies.

 Recharge Time    - 6 Seconds
 Duration         - 12 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 500 Points


 Group Dominate

 This will dominate an entire group of enemies within the power's radius,
 making is very, very useful as a crowd control technique. 

 Recharge Time    - 6 Seconds
 Duration         - 9 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 350 Points
 Impact Radius    - 3 Metres

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[9.02] Tech Powers

Technology powers are best to deal with synthetic enemies, and playing
around with shields. It is all about using machinery and electronics to
your advantage. With the use of your omni-tool, a simple piece of hardware
can cause headaches for the enemy. 

 - Overload

This is a useful ability, this will be best used against shield enemies, 
as it will deal massive amounts of damage to an enemy's shields, and this
would be an opening move, seeing that it will always be the first layer of
defence against an enemy. At higher levels, it will stun synthetic enemies
as well. It will also disable their weapons as well, which is useful against
armed opponents. 

It is also used against synthetic enemies, it will damage them heavily
as well, shields or no shields. This is only available to Engineers and 
Sentinels. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time              - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius              - 1.2 Metres
 Shield and Synethic Damage - 120 Points


 Level 2

 Recharge Time              - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius              - 1.2 Metres
 Shield and Synethic Damage - 140 Points
 Synthetic Stun Duration    - 3 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time              - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius              - 1.2 Metres
 Shield and Synethic Damage - 160 Points
 Synthetic Stun Duration    - 3 Seconds
 Weapon Shutdown Duration   - 6 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Overload

 This is the one that you will use against synthetic enemies, it will be
 so powerful that they will be destroyed on impact, well, if they don't
 have that much health. 

 Recharge Time              - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius              - 1.2 Metres
 Shield and Synethic Damage - 200 Points
 Synthetic Stun Duration    - 3 Seconds
 Weapon Shutdown Duration   - 6 Seconds


 Area Overload

 This one is where it will overload enemies en masse. This is only 
 useful if there are a ton of enemies that have shields or are synthetic,
 such as large groups of geth. 

 Recharge Time              - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius              - 3 Metres
 Shield and Synethic Damage - 160 Points
 Synthetic Stun Duration    - 3 Seconds
 Weapon Shutdown Duration   - 6 Seconds


 - Incinerate

This powerful tech power is something that is very fun to use, as it
will fire powerful plasma at enemies, and that will burn the crap out
of them. Of course, because of the nature of armour, it will dish out
2.4 times more damage than normal, well, metal doesn't like high heat
all that much.

Anyway, this is used against all enemies, but they cannot be shielded
or protected by barriers. Note that this will also stop them from
regenerating health, stopping Krogans and Vorcha in their tracks. It is
only available to Engineers and Infiltrators. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Damage          - 130 Points
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Damage          - 150 Points
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Damage          - 170 Points
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Incinerate

 This is the most powerful version of incinerate, and it concentrates on
 raw firepower than anything else. This will really give armoured foes a
 run for their money. 

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Damage          - 210 Points
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Incineration Blast

 This will concentrate less on heavy damage, rather, it will concentrate
 on dealing damage to enemy units around the target unit. 

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 3 Metres
 Damage          - 170 Points
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 - Cryo Blast

This blast will be where you use your omni-tool to fire a super cold blast of
subatomic particles at the enemy, and it will freeze the enemy in their
tracks. And when the enemy is frozen, they will be shattered when shot, 
instantly killing them, if their health is low enough, and take more damage 
if they aren't shattered. 

This will freeze all enemies in their tracks, and this is where you can move
forwards and kill them all. This is only available to Sentinels and Engineers.

 Level 1

 Recharge Time   - 4.5 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Freeze Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time   - 4.5 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Freeze Duration - 4 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time   - 4.5 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Freeze Duration - 5 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Deep Cryo Blast

 This is a powerful weapon, it will increase and improve the length of time
 that your enemies will be frozen for. More time to shoot them down. 

 Recharge Time   - 4.5 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 1.2 Metres
 Freeze Duration - 7 Seconds


 Full Cryo Blast

 This is where the blast range of the cryo blast is maximised, and it will
 be able to freeze several enemies in a single go, making is useful to 
 get rid of groups easily. 

 Recharge Time   - 4.5 Seconds
 Impact Radius   - 3 Metres
 Freeze Duration - 5 Seconds


 - AI Hacking

This is a very useful move when you are fighting synthetic units, because
when they are only down to their health, you can use this power to make them
fight for you for a short period of time, or until your enemies have killed
off your little pawn. 

At higher levels, it will give them a shield that gives them more power to
duke it out against your enemies whilst they are under your control, and when
they are back under their normal control, the shield is gone. This is only
available to Infiltrators and Engineers. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Duration        - 5 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Duration        - 7 Seconds
 Shield Strength - 200 Points


 Level 3

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Duration        - 9 Seconds
 Shield Strength - 350 Points


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Improved AI Hacking

 This is the best of the best in terms of AI hacking. This will give your
 pawn a lot more shield strength, and have them fight for you that much
 longer. 

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Duration        - 12 Seconds
 Shield Strength - 500 Points


 Area AI Hacking

 Rather than taking a single unit, this power will be able to take over
 a group of synthetic enemies, which is good if you are taking over something
 like a group of LOKI mechs to taking out a YMIR mech.

 Recharge Time   - 6 Seconds
 Duration        - 9 Seconds
 Shield Strength - 350 Points
 Impact Radius   - 3 Metres


 - Combat Drone

This is a special ability where you can summon a combat drone to fight 
on your side. This will draw enemy fire, which is useful, as that means less
attention towards you, and it will be able to damage enemy shields as well,
which makes them like a buzzing insect, sure, it won't kill you, but it'll
piss you off.

Note that only a single drone can be active at a single time, so make note
of that. And only an Engineer can create one, no other class that you can
choose will be able to spawn combat drones. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 12 Seconds
 Drone Recharge Time - 4 Seconds
 Drone Health        - 100%


 Level 2

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 16 Seconds
 Drone Recharge Time - 3.7 Seconds
 Drone Health        - 120%


 Level 3

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 20 Seconds
 Drone Recharge Time - 3.4 Seconds
 Drone Health        - 140%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Attack Drone

 This will summon an attack drone, which will, as you can guess, specialise
 in attacking the enemy, and the attack will be able to damage health, armour
 and barriers, in addition to shields. 

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 24 Seconds
 Drone Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Drone Health        - 160%
 Drone Damage        - 40 Points


 Explosive Drone

 This is like a suicide drone, it will summon a drone that will explode when
 it is destroyed, which makes it very useful if you want to give a quick
 blast in the enemy's defences. 

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 24 Seconds
 Drone Recharge Time - 3 Seconds
 Drone Health        - 160%
 Pulse Radius        - 6 Metres
 Pulse Damage        - 100 Points


 - Tactical Cloak

This is an amazing power, and it is where you can, at a whim, go invisible
against the enemy. This will render you invisible to all enemies, so they
cannot see or target you until the cloak wears off. It will give a bonus to
your first few shots whilst under cloak, but you cannot recharge your health
or shields whilst cloaked.

This is best used when all your squad members are killed, so you can escape
to cover and wait until the cloak is off so you can recharge it, and you can
use it to get a better position. There are plenty of things that you can do,
I mean, what happens when you turn invisible? Flank the enemy of course. And
this is only available to the Infiltrator. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Duration      - 5 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Duration      - 5.5 Seconds
 Damage Bonus  - +20%


 Level 3

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Duration      - 6 Seconds
 Damage Bonus  - +40%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Enhanced Cloak

 This is the best cloak of them all, this will allow you to stay hidden for
 an even longer period of time, allowing you more time to plan your attacks,
 which is always useful. 

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Duration      - 8 Seconds
 Damage Bonus  - +40%


 Assassination Cloak

 This will give you the normal cloak, but it will give a stronger bonus when
 you shoot the enemy whilst under the influence of the cloak. This will give
 great surprise to the enemy. 

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Duration      - 6 Seconds
 Damage Bonus  - +75%


 - Tech Armour

This is a very interesting ability, it will generate an armour layer made of
energy, that you can use to protect yourself and increase your shields. This
is useful, because even though if it is destroyed, it still has the use
that it will damage the enemy and knock them back if they get too close.

Increasing the level of the armour will give you more shields to play 
with, and it will increase the power of the knockback that you will dish
out to the enemy if they get a little too close. This is only used by 
Sentinels on the battlefield. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time       - 12 Seconds
 Duration            - Until Destroyed
 Shields Strength    - +25% of Maximum Shields
 Energy Pulse Radius - 7.5 Metres
 Energy Pulse Damage - 30 Points
 Energy Pulse Force  - 100 Newtons


 Level 2

 Recharge Time       - 12 Seconds
 Duration            - Until Destroyed
 Shields Strength    - +50% of Maximum Shields
 Energy Pulse Radius - 10 Metres
 Energy Pulse Damage - 40 Points
 Energy Pulse Force  - 130 Newtons


 Level 3

 Recharge Time       - 12 Seconds
 Duration            - Until Destroyed
 Shields Strength    - +75% of Maximum Shields
 Energy Pulse Radius - 12.5 Metres
 Energy Pulse Damage - 50 Points
 Energy Pulse Force  - 160 Newtons


 Level 4 - Branch Split 

 Assault Armour

 This is best used if you are going to be rushing into the frontlines, so you
 will be needing this. It will increase the strength of the energy pulse in
 all areas, and it will give you a boost to your own shields after the pulse
 has been activated. 

 Recharge Time       - 12 Seconds
 Duration            - Until Destroyed
 Shields Strength    - +75% of Maximum Shields
 Energy Pulse Radius - 18 Metres
 Energy Pulse Damage - 100 Points
 Energy Pulse Force  - 240 Newtons
 Pulse Shield Boost  - +50% of Maximum Shields


 Power Armour

 This is used if you are going to be sitting back and use your powers instead
 of shooting the enemy. And this will boost the power of your own weapons and
 biotic amps. 

 Recharge Time       - 12 Seconds
 Duration            - Until Destroyed
 Shields Strength    - +100% of Maximum Shields
 Energy Pulse Radius - 12.5 Metres
 Energy Pulse Damage - 50 Points
 Energy Pulse Force  - 160 Newtons
 Power Damage Boost  - +15% Damage


 - Neural Shock

This is a useful power against organic enemies, this will knock them out for
a short period of time, so you can have a free shot at them. This makes it
useful against charging enemies, so they will be stopped. This will also ruin
the enemy's accuracy at later levels.

This is obtained by finishing Mordin's Loyalty Quest, and once you do, you
can retrain your powers in order to get this ability, and it is useful, well,
against enemies that will charge at you, like Krogans. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time  - 3 Seconds
 Shock Duration - 5 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time  - 3 Seconds
 Shock Duration - 7 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time  - 3 Seconds
 Shock Duration - 9 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split 

 Heavy Neural Shock

 This will be used as it will send out multiple neural shocks that will be 
 activated at the same time, in order to shock them for longer, and it will
 put off the accuracy for longer. 

 Recharge Time  - 4 Seconds
 Shock Duration - 12 Seconds


 Neural Shockwave

 This will be concentrated more in groups, which will allow you more time
 to get rid of the enemy as they are too inaccurate with their guns, and that
 is if they survive the initial onslaught.

 Recharge Time  - 3 Seconds
 Shock Duration - 9 Seconds
 Impact Radius  - 3 Metres


 - Energy Drain

This is like the Overload ability, it will damage shields, and it will damage
the enemy if they are synthetic enemies. However, that it does better than
what overload does is that it will drain the energy of the enemy, and it will
use that energy to boost your shields, which is useful to say the least. 

This is obtained by making Tali loyal to you, and when she is, all you need
to do is to retrain your powers in order to use this power. Note that it is
best against synthetic enemies, only useful against shields on organics.


 Level 1

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Energy Drain  - 120 Points
 Impact Radius - 1.2 Metres


 Level 2

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Energy Drain  - 140 Points
 Impact Radius - 1.2 Metres


 Level 3

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Energy Drain  - 160 Points
 Impact Radius - 1.2 Metres


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Energy Drain

 This is basically the stronger damage dealing of the powers above. It 
 will dish out more damage, and drain more energy from enemies. 

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Energy Drain  - 200 Points
 Impact Radius - 1.2 Metres


 Area Drain

 This is the wide version of the Energy Drain, it will suck the energy
 from multiple targets in an area, allow you do drain several enemies.

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Energy Drain  - 160 Points
 Impact Radius - 3 Metres


 - Geth Shield Boost

This is the tech version of Barrier, this is where you can boost your
shields for a short period of time, which is useful if you need to
advance through a massive firefight without getting killed, which is
more often than not a tough order.

This is obtained by making Legion loyal to you, and when he is loyal
to your cause, you can use this power after you retrain your powers a
little bit. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 25% of Maximum Shields


 Level 2

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 50% of Maximum Shields


 Level 3

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 75% of Maximum Shields


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Geth Shield Boost

 This is where you put up a big shield, making it powerful enough
 that you can put up with heavy weapons with ease.

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 60 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 100% of Maximum Shields


 Improved Geth Shield Boost

 Sure, it will not take as much damage as your normal boost, but it will
 last a lot longer, which is an annoying tradeoff on the battlefield,
 either have a longer lasting shield or a shield that can take the brunt
 of the enemy's firepower. It will also boost your weapons.

 Recharge Time    - 12 Seconds
 Duration         - 180 Seconds
 Barrier Strength - 75% of Maximum Shields
 Weapon Damage    - +10%

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[9.03] Ammo Powers

Ammo powers are useful powers that will effect what type of ammo that your
weapons will be using. Normally, your ammo will be standard, but you can
add little effects onto them, which makes them more lethal. 

 - Cryo Ammo

This is a power that will allow you to freeze the enemy. When the enemy is
down only to their health layer, a round that has cryo ammo enabled will
freeze the target, which makes them stop dead, and at that point, they
will take extra damage from your attacks, and if you shoot at them whilst
frozen and on low health, they will shatter. 

This is only restricted to the Soldier, Infiltrator and Vanguard classes,
which is interesting, because this is the most accessible type of ammo
power. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Freeze Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Freeze Duration - 4 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Freeze Duration - 5 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Improved Cryo Ammo

 This basically is where you make your ammo freeze a target more
 often, so the chances of it freezing are higher, and the amount of 
 time they are frozen for is longer. 

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Freeze Duration - 7 Seconds


 Squad Cryo Ammo

 This is useful if you plan on having your squad firing cryo rounds
 at the enemy, this allow your entire squad to get this power, and it will
 freeze a lot of enemies. 

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Freeze Duration - 5 Seconds


 - Disruptor Ammo

This is an interesting type of ammo, normally because it will be able
to pierce and kill synthetic units so easily, and stick this on an 
assault rifle, and a normal burst can kill an enemy quickly. This will
dish out more damage against shields and synthetics, but not against
organics.

This is restricted to the Soldier and the Infiltrator class, so this
will be harder to get. At higher levels, this is able to disable synthetic
units and has the possibility to overheat their weapons as well. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time               - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                    - Until another ammo power is activated
 Shield and Synthetic Damage - +20% Weapon Damage


 Level 2

 Recharge Time               - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                    - Until another ammo power is activated
 Shield and Synthetic Damage - +30% Weapon Damage
 Duration of Overload        - 3 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time               - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                    - Until another ammo power is activated
 Shield and Synthetic Damage - +40% Weapon Damage
 Duration of Overload        - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Overheat        - 6 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Disruptor Ammo

 This is where the disruptor ammo is more powerful, which makes them
 get rid of synthetics faster, just watch out for how much ammo your
 weapons are using. 

 Recharge Time               - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                    - Until another ammo power is activated
 Shield and Synthetic Damage - +60% Weapon Damage
 Duration of Overload        - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Overheat        - 6 Seconds


 Squad Disruptor Ammo

 This is where your entire squad will have access to your disruptor ammo
 rounds, and that makes them excellent against synthetic enemies, so you
 will have little problems when facing them. 

 Recharge Time               - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                    - Until another ammo power is activated
 Shield and Synthetic Damage - +40% Weapon Damage
 Duration of Overload        - 3 Seconds
 Duration of Overheat        - 6 Seconds


 - Incendiary Ammo

This is another type of ammo power, where it will act like high explosive
rounds, it will cause fire damage over time, which makes your initial 
round the beginning of the amount of damage that they will be taking. This
power is also useful against krogans and vorcha, as it would be able to 
stop them from regenerating their health against you. 

This ammo is, however, useless against synthetic enemies, which is a 
problem, but your ammo will still hurt them. This is available only to
the Soldier and the Vanguard classes. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Fire Damage     - +20% of Weapon Damage
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 2

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Fire Damage     - +30% of Weapon Damage
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 3

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Fire Damage     - +40% of Weapon Damage
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Inferno Ammo

 This will be upgrading your ammo, so it will dish out far more fire
 damage over time, which is relatively useful against organics. 

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Fire Damage     - +60% of Weapon Damage
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 Squad Incendiary Ammo

 This will give access to this ammo to your entire squad, so in the
 Collector missions, this is the perfect type of ammo to set the little
 Collectors on fire.

 Recharge Time   - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration        - Until another ammo power is activated
 Fire Damage     - +40% of Weapon Damage
 Damage Duration - 3 Seconds


 - Shredder Ammo

This is a unique type of ammo, it is best against organic enemies that
no longer have any layer of defences, that is, they are down to their health
bar and that's it. It will tear through their body and dish a lot more
damage than normal, but again, it will only work on organics, it will not
deal extra damage to synthetics. 

This is only obtained through Thane's loyalty mission. Once you complete
the mission, you can retrain your powers and have access to this power,
and it is quite useful on a lot of missions. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Health Damage - +40% of Weapon Damage


 Level 2

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Health Damage - +50% of Weapon Damage


 Level 3

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Health Damage - +60% of Weapon Damage


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Improved Shredder Ammo

 This is basically the best shredder ammo you can get, it will make short
 work of the enemy, especially if they are organics. 

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Health Damage - +80% of Weapon Damage


 Squad Shredder Ammo

 This is where your squad gets access to this type of ammo, which is
 very useful because it will get rid of enemy hordes, like husks, with
 absolute ease.

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Health Damage - +60% of Weapon Damage


 - Armour Piercing Ammo

This is a very useful type of ammo, the ammo used here will tear out enemy
armour, such as said in the name, as well as acting as a weaker type of
shredder ammo, as it will dish out extra damage to health as well. This is
useful against all types of enemies, and armour is one of the most common
type of defence that you will see in the game.

This type of ammo is only obtained by completing Garrus' loyalty mission
and then, you will need to retrain your powers a little before you can get
this type of ammo. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time            - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                 - Until another ammo power is activated
 Armour and Health Damage - +30% of Weapon Damage


 Level 2

 Recharge Time            - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                 - Until another ammo power is activated
 Armour and Health Damage - +40% of Weapon Damage


 Level 3

 Recharge Time            - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                 - Until another ammo power is activated
 Armour and Health Damage - +50% of Weapon Damage


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Tungsten Ammo

 This is a special type of ammo, it will use tungsten in discarding sabot
 rounds, and it will pierce armour and health more effectively. 

 Recharge Time            - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                 - Until another ammo power is activated
 Armour and Health Damage - +70% of Weapon Damage


 Squad Armour Piercing Ammo

 As you can expect, this is where your entire squad gets this type of
 ammo, and you have to admit, with the damage it does, it is quite a 
 useful type of ammo. 

 Recharge Time            - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration                 - Until another ammo power is activated
 Armour and Health Damage - +50% of Weapon Damage


 - Warp Ammo

This type of ammo does little extra damage, but it will dish out extra
damage against barriers, armour and health, so it will be useful all 
round, well, everything other than shields. It will, because it is WARP
ammo, dish out more damage against enemies that are under the effect of
biotic powers disabling them, such as pull or singularity. 

This power is unlocked by Jack and her gaining loyalty, after you have
completed that, you can retrain powers and you can get access to this
type of ammo. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Extra Damage  - +15% of Weapon Damage


 Level 2

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Extra Damage  - +25% of Weapon Damage


 Level 3

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Extra Damage  - +35% of Weapon Damage


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Warp Ammo

 This is where it will dish out more damage than normal, so it will
 demolish enemies a lot faster than normal, better for you at least.

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Extra Damage  - +50% of Weapon Damage


 Squad Warp Ammo

 This is where your entire squad gets access to this type of ammo, which
 is quite useful for your squad, extra damage is always a good thing. 

 Recharge Time - 1.5 Seconds
 Duration      - Until another ammo power is activated
 Extra Damage  - +35% of Weapon Damage

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[9.04] Combat Powers

Combat Powers are powers that are directly to be used in combat, which is
quite useful when you are going for the kill. Combat powers are limited
based on their classes, only Soldiers can use the first 2, the second set of
2 are done via loyalty missions. But they make quick work of enemies. 

 - Adrenaline Rush

Basically, this will slow down time for you, which is useful as it will give
you time to shoot enemies rushing towards you with your weapons, so it will
give melee units a harder time, and it will also make it easier for you to
line up that headshot to take out the enemy with a single shot. 

It will also give a damage bonus, so when you shoot the target whilst you
are under this effect, you will be able to double damage it, making you very
lethal on the field. It is only available to Soldiers, however. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time       - 5 Seconds
 Duration            - 5 Seconds
 Time Dilation       - 50%
 Damage Bonus        - +100%


 Level 2

 Recharge Time       - 4 Seconds
 Duration            - 5 Seconds
 Time Dilation       - 50%
 Damage Bonus        - +100%


 Level 3

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 5 Seconds
 Time Dilation       - 50%
 Damage Bonus        - +100%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heightened Adrenaline Rush

 This is where you have a much better reaction time, so you will have your 
 time dilation strengthened and it will give a massive boost in your damage
 bonus, which is useful for a sniper aiming for that headshot.

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 5 Seconds
 Time Dilation       - 70%
 Damage Bonus        - +140%


 Hardened Adrenaline Rush

 This isn't as useful, it will be the same as a normal rush, but during 
 this amount of time, you will take less damage, so if you are in cover, you
 can stay out for longer, taking shots at enemies and their exposed heads.

 Recharge Time       - 3 Seconds
 Duration            - 5 Seconds
 Time Dilation       - 50%
 Damage Bonus        - +100%
 Health Damage Taken - -50%


 - Concussive Shot

This is an interesting ability, this is where you will fire a single round,
that is high impact, that will damage them, and knock them back somewhat,
and will stun them as well. The interesting thing is that it will dish out
more damage, 3.5 times more damage against biotic barriers, so they will not
last long. 

Because of this, this is useful before you can line up that valuable head
shot that you need to eliminate an enemy with. This skill can only be used
by Soldiers, and no other classes. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Force         - 250 Newtons
 Damage        - 45 Points


 Level 2

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Force         - 350 Newtons
 Damage        - 60 Points


 Level 3

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Force         - 450 Newtons
 Damage        - 75 Points


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Concussive Shot

 This is a stronger attack, it will knock back the enemy with more powerful
 rounds, and as such, it will cause more damage, and stunned for that much 
 longer. 

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Force         - 650 Newtons
 Damage        - 100 Points


 Concussive Blast

 This is the group power version, this is used to impact all the enemies in
 the area, which gives you a few more targets, and it makes it useful as a 
 crowd control weapon. 

 Recharge Time - 6 Seconds
 Force         - 450 Newtons
 Damage        - 75 Points
 Impact Radius - 3 Metres


 - Fortification

This is like the Barrier and the Geth Shield Boost, but this, instead of 
using shields, will set up an armour barrier, which will make it harder to
kill, well, depending on what ammo loadout and what powers they are using
to shoot at you with. 

This is a loyalty mission gift, from Grunt. Once you complete his loyalty
mission, you can retrain your powers to get access to this ability, to 
you can use it. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time   - 12 Seconds
 Duration        - 60 Seconds
 Armour Strength - 25% of Maximum Shields


 Level 2

 Recharge Time   - 12 Seconds
 Duration        - 60 Seconds
 Armour Strength - 50% of Maximum Shields


 Level 3

 Recharge Time   - 12 Seconds
 Duration        - 60 Seconds
 Armour Strength - 75% of Maximum Shields


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Fortification

 As you can expect, this is a big powerful where you get a stronger 
 piece of armour. This is useful if you don't want to play with shields.

 Recharge Time   - 12 Seconds
 Duration        - 60 Seconds
 Armour Strength - 100% of Maximum Shields


 Improved Fortication

 Again, it doesn't give a powerful boost to your armour, however, it does
 last that much longer, so again, you either have a long lasting piece of
 armour or you can have a more powerful piece of armour. 

 Recharge Time   - 12 Seconds
 Duration        - 180 Seconds
 Armour Strength - 75% of Maximum Shields


 - Inferno Grenade

This is an interesting attack, this will have you launching a grenade
into the air, that will explode, sending fragments everywhere, and it has
a large radius of effect to boot. It cause fire damage to the targets
that get hit by the fragments, and this is even more powerful against
targets that have armour as their defence layer. 

This is unlocked through completion of Zaeed's loyalty mission. Once
you complete that mission, you will have access to this ability and you
will we able to use it once you retrain your skills. 

 Level 1

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius       - 3 Metres
 Damage              - 50 Points
 Damage Duration     - 4 Seconds
 Number of Fragments - 3


 Level 2

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius       - 3.25 Metres
 Damage              - 60 Points
 Damage Duration     - 4 Seconds
 Number of Fragments - 4


 Level 3

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius       - 3.5 Metres
 Damage              - 70 Points
 Damage Duration     - 4 Seconds
 Number of Fragments - 5


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Heavy Inferno Grenade

 This is where you have the best grenades on hand. It will have a better 
 explosive to play with, so there are more fragments on hand to hit the 
 enemies with, and it does more damage as a result as well.

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius       - 3.5 Metres
 Damage              - 100 Points
 Damage Duration     - 4 Seconds
 Number of Fragments - 5


 Inferno Blast Grenade

 This is an interesting move, it will allow you to increase the number
 of fragments that will hit the enemy, and it will have a larger radius
 of damage.

 Recharge Time       - 6 Seconds
 Impact Radius       - 4.5 Metres
 Damage              - 70 Points
 Damage Duration     - 4 Seconds
 Number of Fragments - 6

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[9.05] Class Powers

These classes are explained already in their beginning section, so here
will be listing the powers that each level will boost it with. 


 - Adept

 Level 1

 Health              - +5%
 Power Recharge Time - -5%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +20%


 Level 2

 Health              - +10%
 Power Recharge Time - -10%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +40%


 Level 3

 Health              - +15%
 Power Recharge Time - -15%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Bastion

 This is the upgrade that allows you to have longer powers, as well as 
 reducing the cooldown on your power, as well as boosting your renegade
 and paragon scores.

 Health              - +20%
 Power Recharge Time - -20%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +100%
 Power Duration      - +15%


 Nemesis

 This is the pure power role, it will have your powers doing more damage
 as well as reducing the cooldown time. 

 Health              - +15%
 Power Recharge Time - -20%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%
 Power Damage        - +15%


 - Engineer

 Level 1

 Health              - +5%
 Power Recharge Time - -5%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +20%
 Research Costs      - -5%


 Level 2

 Health              - +10%
 Power Recharge Time - -10%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +40%
 Research Costs      - -10%


 Level 3

 Health              - +15%
 Power Recharge Time - -15%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%
 Research Costs      - -15%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Demolisher

 This is the upgrade that allows you to have longer powers, as well as 
 reducing the cooldown on your power, as well as boosting your renegade
 and paragon scores.

 Health              - +20%
 Power Recharge Time - -20%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +100%
 Power Duration      - +15%
 Research Costs      - -25%


 Mechanic

 This is the pure power role, it will have your powers doing more damage
 as well as reducing the cooldown time. 

 Health              - +15%
 Power Recharge Time - -20%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%
 Power Damage        - +15%
 Research Costs      - -25%


 - Infiltrator

 Level 1

 Health               - +5%
 Weapon Damage        - +3%
 Power Recharge Time  - -3%
 Sniper Time Slowdown - 30%
 Slowdown Duration    - 1.5 Seconds
 Paragon / Renegade   - +20%


 Level 2

 Health               - +10%
 Weapon Damage        - +6%
 Power Recharge Time  - -6%
 Sniper Time Slowdown - 40%
 Slowdown Duration    - 1.75 Seconds
 Paragon / Renegade   - +40%


 Level 3

 Health               - +15%
 Weapon Damage        - +9%
 Power Recharge Time  - -9%
 Sniper Time Slowdown - 50%
 Slowdown Duration    - 2 Seconds
 Paragon / Renegade   - +70%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Agent

 This is the upgrade that allows you to have longer powers, as well as 
 reducing the cooldown on your power, as well as boosting your renegade
 and paragon scores.

 Health               - +20%
 Weapon Damage        - +9%
 Power Recharge Time  - -15%
 Sniper Time Slowdown - 50%
 Slowdown Duration    - 2 Seconds
 Paragon / Renegade   - +100%
 Power Duration       - +15%


 Assassin

 This is the pure power role, it will have your powers doing more damage
 as well as reducing the cooldown time. 

 Health               - +15%
 Weapon Damage        - +15%
 Power Recharge Time  - -9%
 Sniper Time Slowdown - 60%
 Slowdown Duration    - 2.5 Seconds
 Paragon / Renegade   - +70%
 Power Damage         - +15%


 - Sentinel

 Level 1

 Health              - +5%
 Power Recharge Time - -5%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +20%


 Level 2

 Health              - +10%
 Power Recharge Time - -10%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +40%


 Level 3

 Health              - +15%
 Power Recharge Time - -15%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Guardian

 This is the upgrade that allows you to have longer powers, as well as 
 reducing the cooldown on your power, as well as boosting your renegade
 and paragon scores.

 Health              - +20%
 Power Recharge Time - -20%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +100%
 Power Duration      - +15%


 Raider

 This is the pure power role, it will have your powers doing more damage
 as well as reducing the cooldown time. 

 Health              - +15%
 Power Recharge Time - -20%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%
 Power Damage        - +15%


 - Soldier

 Level 1

 Health             - +10%
 Weapon Damage      - +3%
 Storm Speed        - +20%
 Paragon / Renegade - +20%


 Level 2

 Health             - +20%
 Weapon Damage      - +6%
 Storm Speed        - +30%
 Paragon / Renegade - +40%


 Level 3

 Health             - +30%
 Weapon Damage      - +9%
 Storm Speed        - +40%
 Paragon / Renegade - +70%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Shock Trooper

 This is the upgrade that allows you to have longer powers, as well as 
 reducing the cooldown on your power, as well as boosting your renegade
 and paragon scores.

 Health             - +40%
 Weapon Damage      - +9%
 Storm Speed        - +40%
 Paragon / Renegade - +100%
 Power Duration     - +15%


 Commando

 This is the pure power role, it will have your powers doing more damage
 as well as reducing the cooldown time. 

 Health              - +40%
 Weapon Damage       - +15%
 Storm Speed         - +50%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%
 Power Damage        - +15%


 - Vanguard

 Level 1

 Health              - +5%
 Weapon Damage       - +3%
 Power Recharge Time - -3%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +20%


 Level 2

 Health              - +10%
 Weapon Damage       - +6%
 Power Recharge Time - -6%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +40%


 Level 3

 Health              - +15%
 Weapon Damage       - +9%
 Power Recharge Time - -9%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%


 Level 4 - Branch Split

 Champion

 This is the upgrade that allows you to have longer powers, as well as 
 reducing the cooldown on your power, as well as boosting your renegade
 and paragon scores.

 Health              - +20%
 Weapon Damage       - +9%
 Power Recharge Time - -15%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +100%
 Power Duration      - +15%


 Destroyer

 This is the pure power role, it will have your powers doing more damage
 as well as reducing the cooldown time. 

 Health              - +15%
 Weapon Damage       - +15%
 Power Recharge Time - -9%
 Paragon / Renegade  - +70%
 Power Damage        - +15%

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[10.01] Weapons

This is a list of the weaponry in this game, as well as what I think of
them. 

 - Heavy Pistols

 Heavy pistols are good against armour, but it is weak against shields and
 barriers. They aren't the best weapons, but it is something to fall back
 on. 


 M-3 Predator Heavy Pistol - Default

 This is the cheapest of the pistols, it isn't that powerful, but it contains
 a fair amount of rounds so play with. It doesn't deal that much damage, but
 they are quite accurate. It can hold 12 rounds per clip, with a maximum of
 60 rounds. 


 M-6 Carnifex Hand Cannon - Recruitment of Mordin

 This is a very powerful cannon, it will dish out a hell of a lot of damage
 against your enemies, but it doesn't have as many rounds, but it does 
 dish out that much more damage. Its normal clip holds 6 rounds, and it 
 has a maximum of 24 rounds. 


 - Assault Rifle

 The main battle rifle, these are good against most type of defences, and
 is a weapon to be feared. These are the mainstay of the soldier class, and
 can you learnt by other classes. 


 M-8 Avenger - Default

 A weak rifle, this is capable of going fully automatic, which makes it
 very interesting to play with. It isn't strong, but with 40 rounds per
 clip and 400 rounds to play with in total, it is quite a useful weapon.


 M-15 Vindicator - Recruitment of Garrus

 A powerful rifle, this is only capable in firing in 3 round bursts.
 Because of that, it is capable of being extremely accurate, and as such,
 it doesn't need as many rounds, only 24 per clip with a total of 96 
 in external capacity.


 M-76 Revenant - Soldier Class on Collector Ship Only

 This is basically a machine gun, and as such, it is capable of automatic
 fire, and it is a spray and pray weapon. Because of its purpose, it
 can carry 80 rounds per clip, with a total of 480 rounds to carry as 
 well. 


 Geth Pulse Rifle - Recruit Tali in Hardcore or Insanity Difficulty

 This is the normal geth issue rifle, and it is a useful weapon, capable
 of full automatic fire, with 40 rounds in a clip and 480 rounds in
 total to carry, it is a useful weapon, but it doesn't deal as much
 damage as you would like.


 Collector Assault Rifle - Collector's Edition 

 This is an automatic rifle, so it can go full auto like crazy, but
 it doesn't have that many rounds to go full auto with, with only 28 
 rounds in it and a total of 280 rounds.


 - Submachine Guns

 SMGs are a basic weapon, they are good at close range, but they aren't
 as good at long range, and their weapon damage is quite weak, but they
 are accurate at close range and they can spit out bullets quite easily.


 M-4 Shuriken Machine Pistol - Default

 This isn't as strong a weapon, but it is basically a quick fire weapon,
 capable of firing only in burst rounds. This will carry 24 rounds per
 clip, with a total of 240 rounds. 


 M-9 Tempest Submachine Gun - Recruitment of Tali

 This weapon goes fully automatic, and whilst it's rock and roll mode may
 not be accurate, it is very useful in close quarters, seeing it is spitting
 out bullets. It can carry 50 rounds per clip, with 450 rounds in total,
 which is deadly.


 - Sniper Rifles

 Sniper Rifles are accurate, and available only to certain classes, but
 they compensate for their low firing rate and lack of ammo with extreme
 power and deadly accuracy. 


 M-92 Mantis Sniper Rifle - Default

 This is a powerful rifle, but it is a bolt action rifle, so you only have
 a single round per clip, and you have a total of 9 extra rounds. This makes
 it less effective when you have many targets, so make every shot count.


 M-97 Viper Sniper Rifle - Recruit Thane

 This is a powerful rifle, it is capable of semi-automatic fire, which
 makes it useful if you have a good aim and take out a target with several
 shots, it will have 12 rounds per clip, with a total of 48 extra rounds
 so you can take out a fair few enemies with this rifle.


 M-98 Widow Anti-Material Rifle - Collector's Ship, Soldier and Infiltrators

 This is a very deadly rifle, however, like the Mantis, it is only capable
 of single round fire, and it has a total of 12 extra rounds, so again, you
 don't have too much error for failure here.


 M-29 Incisor Rifle - Deluxe Digital Edition

 This is again, a semi-automatic rifle, it is capable of holding 15 rounds
 per clip, with 45 extra rounds. I personally would prefer the Viper, it
 does hold more rounds, but power wise, it is slightly better. 


 - Shotgun

 These are powerful weapons that you can use in close range, they are deadly
 if used properly. Don't try this at long range, it doesn't work well at
 that distance. However, it fires several projectiles at once, so it is
 quite deadly. 

 
 M-23 Katana Shotgun - Default

 This is the default shotgun, it isn't all that powerful, it will only have
 5 rounds per clip, with an extra 10 rounds, but that is about it, go you
 will need to be accurate and effective with this weapon. 


 M-27 Scimitar Assault Shotgun - Recruit Samara

 This shotgun has a bit more to fire with, carrying 8 rounds and carrying
 an extra 16 rounds, but this is a powerful weapon still, so if you can
 move within range, you will be able to kill anything in your path. 


 M-300 Claymore Heavy Shotgun - Vanguard and Soldiers on Collector Ship

 This is a very powerful shotgun, mainly because it is a single shot 
 shotgun, and compensates for its lack of carrying capacity with power.
 With that round, it can carry an extra 10 rounds. 


 M-22 Eviscerator Shotgun - Cerberus Network

 This is a long range shotgun, which might surprise you, and it will
 carry armour-piercing arounds, so it is deadly against enemy armour,
 so remember that. It carries 3 rounds per clip, and a total of 12 rounds
 besides that. 

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[10.02] Armour

Going to keep this short and simple. There is armour that you can purchase
from stores, or suits that you can download as DLC. Below is a list and 
what they will do. To change your armour, head to the Captain's Cabin and
change it there. 

 - Helmets

 Death Mask - Ratch's Wares

  * +10% Negotiation Skill


 N7 Helmet - Default

  * +5% Maximum Health


 N7 Breather Mask - Default

  * +5% Maximum Health


 Recon Hood - 7/11 Promotion

  * +5% Weapon Damage


 Sentry Interface - 7/11 Promotion

  * +5% Shield Strength


 Umbra Visot - 7/11 Promotion

  * +5% Power Damage


 Visor - Harrot's Emporium

  * +10% Headshot Damage


 - Chest

 Aegis Vest - Rodam Expeditions

   * +5% Maximum Health

 
 Capacitor Chestplate - Harrot's Emporium

   * -10% Shield Charge Delay


 N7 Chestplate - Default

   * +3% Power Damage


 Shield Harness - Ratch's Ware

   * +5% Shield Strength


 - Shoulders

 Amplifier Plates - Gateway Personal Defence
 
   * +5% Power Damage


 Asymmetric Defence Layer - Ratch's Ware

   * +5% Maximum Health


 N7 Shoulder Guards - Default

   * +3% Weapons Damage


 - Arms

 N7 Gauntlet - Default

   * +3% Maximum Health


 Off-Hand Ammo Pack - Rodam Expeditions

   * +10% Ammunition Capacity


 Stabilization Gauntlets - Ratch's Ware
                           Omega Market

   * +5% Shields Strength


 - Legs

 Life Support Webbing - Sirta Foundation

   * +10% Maximum Health


 N7 Greves - Default

   * +3% Shield Strength


 Stimulator Conduits - Omega Market

   * +10% Sprint Speed


 - Full Suits

 Blood Dragon Armour - Dragon Age: Origins Promotion

   * +15% Power Damage
   * +10% Shield Strength


 Cerberus Assault Armour - Cerberus Network DLC

   * +10% Heavy Weapon Ammo
   * +10% Shield Strength
   * +10% Maximum Health


 Collector Armour - Collector's Edition

   * +10% Health Regeneration Rate
   * +10% Sprint Speed
   * +20% Maximum Health


 Inferno Armour - Preorder Bonus

   * +10% Negotiation Skill 
   * +10% Power Damage
   * +10% Sprint Speed


 Terminus Assault Armour - Cerberus Network DLC

   * +10% Sprint Speed
   * +10% Ammunition Capacity
   * +15% Shield Strength	

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[11.01] Romance

There are romance options, well, 3 of them, if you import a character from
the first Mass Effect. 

If you romanced Ashley or Kaiden from the first game, a photo of them will
be in your cabin, back on the Normandy, and if you stay faithful throughout
the game, then the photo will still be up, however, if you be unfaithful to
them, that is, going with someone else in Mass Effect 2, then that photo is
down. Otherwise, there isn't much in terms of romance between Ashley/Kaiden.

If you went out with Liara, all that happens is that you will lead off to
Illium and she will greet you with a kiss, that is all. Otherwise, love from
Mass Effect 1 is rather limited. 

Now, for Mass Effect 2. 

As a Male Shepard, you will be able to romance Miranda, Jack and Tali. For
all three of them, you will need to do their loyalty mission. For Miranda
and Jack, when they have their argument, you need to side with either both,
which is the simple option, or side with the one who will want to be with
in the end. 

Miranda will offer you romance option after a few chats of her loyalty 
mission. For Jack it is the same, after the loyalty mission, though you can
screw with her before. As for Tali, it is directly after her Loyalty 
Mission, as long you didn't expose her dad during the trial, hence, losing
her loyalty.

As a side bonus, a Male Shepard can also woo Kelly Chambers, the Yeoman 
next to the galaxy map. You can always flirt with her, and if you save her
after the Collector's base mission, the suicide mission, and then talk to
her, get the email, and have a little fling in the Captain's Cabin. It more
a fling than a romance.

For the Female Shepard, you can woo Jacob, Thane and Garrus. Of course,
like the Male Shepard, you will need to complete their Loyalty missions 
before you can do anything. 

For all relationships, talk to Mordin after confirming it, that just is
always a crack up. 

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[A.01] Primary Codex

Your Codex is basically the encyclopedia for the game, detailing various 
tidbits of information in the Mass Effect universe. There are several ways
to get some entries, but most of the time, there is a single method that is
bound to work, and that will be the one listed, for simplicity. 

And by saying From Start, it means it is available when you access your
Codex for the first time.


			--==Alien: Council Races==--

-> Asari

Obtained By: From Start

"The Asari were the first species to discover the Citadel. When the Salarians
 arrived, it was the asari that proposed the establishment of the Citadel
 Council to maintain peace throughout the galaxy. Since then, the Asari 
 have served as mediators and centrists of the Councils.

 An all-female race, the asari reproduce through a form of parthenogenesis.
 Each asari can attune her nervous system to that of another individual of
 any gender, and of any species, to reproduce. This capability has led to 
 unseemly and inaccurate rumours about asari promiscuity.

 Asari can live for over 1000 years, passing through three stages of life. In
 the Maiden Stage, they wonder restlessly, seeking new knowledge and 
 experience. When the Matron stage begins, they "meld" with interesting 
 partners to produce their offspring. This ends when they reach the Matriarch
 stage, where they assume the roles of leaders and councillors."


-> Salarians

Obtained By: From Start

"The second species to join the Citadel, the salarians are warm-blooded 
 amphibians with a hyperactive metabolism. Salarians think fast, talk fast, 
 and move fast. The salarians, other species seem sluggish and dull-witted.
 Unfortunately, their metabolic speed leaves them with a relatively short 
 lifespan, salarians over the age of 40 are a rarity.

 The Salarians were responsible for advancing the development of the primitive
 krogan species to use as soldiers during the Ranchi Wars. They were also 
 behind the creation of the genophage bioweapon the Turians used to quell the
 Krogan Rebellions several centuries later.

 Salarians are known for their observational capability and non-linear  
 thinking. This manifests as an aptitude for research and espionage. They are
 constantly experimenting and investing, and it is generally accepted that
 they always know more than they let on."


-> Turians

Obtained By: From Start

"Roughly 1200 years ago, the turians were invited to join the Citadel Council
 to fulfill the role of Galactic Peacekeeper. The turians have the largest 
 fleet in Citadel space, and they make up the single largest portion of the 
 Council's military forces.

 As their territory and influence has spread, the turians have come to rely 
 on the salarians for military intelligence and asari for diplomacy. Despite
 a somewhat colonial attitude towards the rest of the galaxy, the ruling 
 Hierarchy understands they would lose more than they would gain if the other
 two races were ever removed.

 Turians come from an autocratic society that values discipline and possesses 
 a strong sense of personal and collective honour. There is lingering 
 animosity between turians and humans over the First Contact War of 2157, 
 which is known as the "Relay 314 Incident" to the turians. Offically, 
 however, the two species are allies and they enjoy civil, if cool, 
 diplomatic relations.


			--==Alien: Extinct Races==--

-> Protheans

Obtained By: From Start

"Fifty thousand years ago, the Protheans were the only spacefaring species in
 the galaxy. The vanished into a swift "galactic extinction". Only the legacy
 of their empire remains. They are believed to have built the mass relays and
 the Citadel, which have allowed numerous species to explore and expand 
 throughout the galaxy. 

 Prothean ruins are found on worlds across the galaxy. While surprisingly 
 intact for their age, functioning examples of Prothean paleotechnology are
 rare. Time and generations of looters have picked their dead cities and
 derelict stations clean.

 Some believe the Protheans meddled in the evolution of younger races. The
 Hanar homeworld of Kahje, for example, show clear evidence of Prothean
 occupation. The presense of a former Prothean observation post on Mars has
 caused a rebirth of "interventionary evolutionists" among humans. These
 individuals believe the god-myths of ancient civilisations are misremembered
 encounters with humans."


		     --==Alien: Non-Council Races==--

-> Batarians

Obtained By: From Start

"In the early 2160's, the Alliance began aggressive colonisation of worlds in 
 the Skyllian Verge, much to the dismay of the Batarians who have been	
 developing the region for several decades. In 2171, the Batarians petitioned
 the Council to declare the Verge a "zone of batarian interest". The Council
 refused, however, declaring unsettled worlds in the region open to human
 colonisation. 

 In protest, the batarians closed their Council Embassy and severed offical
 diplomatic relations with the Council, effectively becoming a rogue state.
 They instigated a proxy war in the Verge by funneling money and weapons to 
 criminal organisations, urging them to strike at human colonies.

 Hostilities peaked with the Skyllian Blitz of 2176, an attack on the human
 capital of Elysium by batarian-funded pirates and slaves. In 2178, the
 Alliance retaliated with a crushing assault on the moon of Torfan, long
 used as a staging base by batarian-backed criminals. In the aftermath, the
 batarians retreated into their own systems, and are now rarely seen in
 Citadel Space."


-> Collectors

Obtained By: Completing Freedom's Progress Mission

"Living beyond the Omega 4 mass relay in the Terminus Systems, the mysterious
 Collector species is glimpsed so rarely as to be taken a myth by most in
 galactic society. In reality, Collectors are human-sized insectoid bipeds
 and can resemble massive winged beatles. They are a terrifying force in the
 galaxy, responsible for the murder of hundreds of thousands.

 Collectors generate permanent statis fields around themselves, creating
 nightmarish red-shifted energy fields. In battle, they hold position 
 wherever possible, relying on their aggressive biotics and nearly limitless
 power. Several types of bipedal Collectors have been identified, including
 minions, defenders, zealots, assassins and artillery operators.

 Acting together, Collectors have imprisoned entire cities in statis. While
 no definitive forsenic accounting to exists to explain the fate of those 
 imprisoned, leading speculation is that victims are harvested for scientific
 experimentation and neuro-biological repurposing. 


-> Elcor

Obtained By: From Start

"The elcor are a Citadel species native to the high-gravity world Dekuuna.
 They are massive creatures, standing on four muscular legs for 
 increased stability. Elcor move slowly, an evolved response to an 
 environment where a fall can be lethal. This has coloured their psychology
 making them deliberate and conservative.

 Elcor speech is ponderous and monotone. Among themselves, scent, slight
 movements, and subvocalised infrasound convey shades of meaning that make a
 human smile seem subtle as a fireworks display. Since their subtlety can
 lead to misunderstandings with other species, the elcor often go out of their
 way to clarify when they are being sarcastic, amused or angry.

 Dekunna's high gravity impedes mountain formation. Most of the world consists
 of flat, open plains, which prehistoric elcor wandered across in small
 family bonds. Modern elcor still prefer open sky, and can become restless
 and uncomfortable on long starship journeys."


-> Geth

Obtained By: From Start

"The geth are a humanoid race of network AIs. They were created by the 
 quarians 300 years ago as tools of labour and war. When the geth showed signs
 of self-evolution, the quarians attempted to exterminate them. The geth won
 the resulting war. This example led to a legal, systematic repression of 
 artifical intelligences in galactic society.

 The geth possesss a unique distributed intelligence. An individual has 
 rudimentary animal instincts, but as their numbers and proximity increase,
 the apparent intelligence of each individual improves. In groups, they can
 reason, analyse situations, and use tactics as well as any organic race.

 Geth space is located at the trailing end of the Perseus Arm, beyond the 
 lawless Terminus Systems. The Perseus Veil, an obscuring "dark nebula" of
 opaque gas and dust, lies between their space and the Terminus System."


-> Hanar

Obtained By: From Start

"The Hanar as a Citadel species known for excessive politeness. They speak
 with scrupulous precision, and take offense as improper language. Hanar
 that expect to deal with other species take special courses to help them
 unlearn their tendancy to take offense at improper speech.

 All hanar have two names. The Face Name is known to the world; the Soul Name
 is kept for use among close friends and relations. Hanar never refer to 
 themselves in the first person in conversation with someone they know on a
 face name basis. To do so is considered egotistical, so instead they refer
 to themselves as "this one", or the impersonal "it."

 Their homeworld, Kahje, has 90% ocean cover and orbits an energetic white
 star, resulting in a permanent blanket of clouds. Due to the presence of 
 Prothean ruins on the world, many hanar worship them, and hanar myths
 often speak of an elder race that civilised them by teaching them
 language. 


-> Krogan

Obtained By: From Start

"The krogan evolved in a hostile and vicious environment. Until the invention
 of gunpowder weapons, "eaten by predator" was still the number one cause of
 krogan fatilities. Afterwards, it was "death by gunshot."

 When the salarians discovered them, the krogan were a brutal, primitive 
 species struggling to survive in a self-inflicted nuclear winter. The 
 salarians culturally uplifted them, teaching them to use and build modern
 technology so they could serve as soldiers in the Ranchi War.

 Liberated from the harsh conditions from their homeworld, the quick-breeding
 krogan experienced an unprecedented population explosion. They began to 
 colonise nearby worlds, even though these worlds were already inhibited. The
 Krogan Rebellions lasted nearly a century, only ending when the turians 
 unleashed the Genophage, a salarian-developed bioweapon that crushed all
 krogan resistance.

 The genophage makes only one in 1000 pregnancies viable, and today the
 krogan are a slowly dying breed. Understandably, the krogan harbour a 
 grudge against all other species, especially the Turians.


-> Praetorians

Obtained By: Defeating the Praetorian on Horizon

"Hovering tanks resembling a cross between an octopus and a giant crab, 
 praetorians are well-armoured killing machines of mysterious origin.

 Praetorians employ redundant systems from the multiple humans encased
 within them. Armed with eye-mounted particle beams, they are capable of
 unleashing devastating close-range energy attacks that also regenerate
 their shields. Within hours after death, the organic components of 
 praetorian corpses disintegrate into a denatured pus, while their mechanisms
 turn to ash. One specimen, autopised within minutes of death, reveals a 
 clue: nanomachines may disintegrate the praetorian's organic and 
 mechanic components before self-destructing. 

 If correct, this self-rendering hypothesis could account for three
 documented cases of dead praetorians apparently releasing (or becoming)
 clouds of neurotoxic gases, causing suffocating paralysis and nearly-
 instant death. In one remote facility, 17 soldiers died from gas inhalation
 while assessing the praetorian. Any personnel in the vicinity of dead
 praetorians are urged to protect themselves with breathing apparatus."


-> Quarians

Obtained By: From Start

"Driven from their home system by the geth nearly three centuries ago, most
 quarians now live aboard the Migrant Fleet, a flotilla of fifty thousand
 vessels ranging in size from passenger shuttles to mobile space stations.

 Home to 17 million quarians, the flotilla understandably has scarce 
 resources. Because of this, each quarian must go on a rite of passage known
 as the Pilgrimage when they come of age. They leave the fleet and only 
 return once they have found something of value they can bring back to
 their people.

 Other species often tend to look down on the quarians for creating the geth
 and for the negative impact their fleet has when it enters a system. This has
 led to many myths and rumours about the quarians, including the belief that
 under their clothes and breathing masks, they are actually Cybernetic 
 creatures: a combination of organic and synthetic parts.


-> Reapers

Obtained By: From Start

"A myth common to several cultures in the galaxy, Reapers were imagined to be
 space monsters who consumed entire stars. Archeologists and mythologists
 attempting to uncover sources for such myths have yielded little, except
 interstellar religious themes of all-consuming devils common to primitive
 cultures."


-> Reapers: Indoctrination

Obtained By: Playing the first log on the derelict Reaper ship

"Reaper "indoctrination" is an insidious means of corrupting organic minds,
 "reprogramming" the brina through physical and psychological conditioning
 using electromagnetic fields, infrasonic and ultrasonic noise, and other
 subliminal methods. The Reaper's resulting control over the limbic system
 leaves the victim highly susceptible to its suggestions. 

 Organics undergoing indoctrination may complain of headaches and buzzing or
 ringing in their ears. As time passes, they have feelings of "being watched"
 and hallucinations of "ghostly" presences. Ultimately, the Reaper gains the
 ability to use the victim's body to amplify its signals, manifesting as
 "alien" voices in the mind.

 Indoctrination can create perfect deep cover agents. A reaper's "suggestions"
 can manipulate victims into betraying friends, trusting enemies, or viewing
 the Reaper itself with superstitious awe. Should a Reaper subvert a well-
 placed political or military leader, the resulting chaos can bring down 
 nations.

 Long-term physical effects of the manipulation are unsustainable. Higher
 mental functioning decays, ultimately leaving the victim a gibbering animal.
 Rapid indoctrination is possible, but causes this decay in days or weeks. 
 Slow, patient indoctrination allows the thrall to last for months or years."


-> Sovereign

Obtained By: Purchasing the model of Sovereign

"The flagship of the rogue ex-Spectre Saren Arterius, Sovereign is a 
 devastating dreadnought of unprecedented power.

 At two kilometres long, Sovereign was believed to have been powered by a
 gigantic element zero core, the only energy source potent enough to land
 the massive vessel on a planet.

 During the Eden Prime War, the ship unleashed its peerless destructive 
 force against which Citadel Council ships were defenceless. With a virtually
 undestructable flagship and a crew of fanatic geth and krogan, Saren nearly
 succeeded in wiping out all his benemies. Only the resourcefulness and 
 bravery of the commander and the crew of the SSV Normandy stopped him. 

 The overwhelming power of Sovereign ignited bizarre spectulation in tabloid
 media that the vessel was sent by extragalactic invaders, or was -- despite
 imdeterminate photographic evident at best -- a single giant robot. Some
 sources even claimed that Sovereign was alive. Such conjecture, however 
 baseless, remains to this day."


-> Volus

Obtained By: From Start

"The volus are a member species of the Citadel with their own embassy, but
 they are also a client race of the turians. Centuries ago, they were 
 voluntarily absorbed into the Hierarchy, effectively trading their 
 mercantile prowess for turian military protection.

 Irune, their homeworld, lies far beyond the normal life zone of its star.
 However, the world has a high-pressure greenhouse atmosphere that traps
 enough heat to support an ammonia-based biochemistry. As a result, the Volus
 must wear pressure suits and breathers when dealing with other species as
 conventional nitrogen/oxygen air mixtures are poisonous to them, and in the
 low pressure atmosphere tolerable to most species, their flesh will actually
 split open.

 Volus culture is tribal, bartering lands and even people to gain status. This
 culture of exchange inclines them to economic pursuits. It was the volus who
 authored the United Banking Act, and they continue to monitor and balance 
 the Citadel Economy."


-> Vorcha

Obtained By: Meeting Vorcha in Omega

"Although they resemble a mammal-reptile cross, the Vorcha have no  
 terrestrial dialogue. They are humanoid in form, but Vorcha have "clusters"
 of non-differentiated neoblast cells, like those of Earth's planarian worms.
 Damaged vorcha cells mature into specialised structures to alleviate  
 injury or stress. Transformations include thicker skin following injury,
 lung adaptation for barely-breathable atmospheres, and stronger cardio-
 skeletal muscle under high gravity. Skully capacity and brain size do not 
 change, and vorcha rarely make more than one somantic overhaul. 

 Vorcha assault each other frequently, causing their young to gain strength,
 intelligence and receiving pain as normal communication. For vorcha study
 professions, in part because their average life expectancy is only 20 years.
 Because vorcha can eat and breathe nearly anything, they can live almost
 anywhere, but racism prevents them from integrating into most societies that
 dismiss them as vermin. They have few employment options beyond krogan 
 mercenary bands."


		   --==Citadel and Galactic Government==--

-> Citadel

Obtained By: From Start

"The Citadel is an ancient deep-space station, presumably constructed by the
 Protheans. Since the Prothean extinction, numerous species have come to call
 the Citadel home. It serves as the political, cultural, and financial 
 capital of the galactic community. To represent their interests, most species
 maintain embassies on the Presidium, the Citadel's inner ring.

 The Citadel Tower, in the centre of the Presidium, holds the Citadel Countil
 chambers. Council affairs often have far-reaching effects on the rest of the
 galactic community. Five arms, known as wards, extend from the Presidium.
 Their inner surfaces have been built into cities, populated by millions of
 inhibitants from across the galaxy.

 The Citadel is virtually indestructable. If attacked, the station can close
 it's arm to form a solid, impregnible shell. For as long as the station has
 existed, an enigmatic race called the keepers have maintained it."


-> Spectres

Obtained By: From Start

"Spectres are agents from the office of Special Tactics and Reconnaissance and
 answer only to the Citadel Council. They are elite military operatives, 
 granted the authority to deal with threats to peace and stability in whatever
 way they deem necessary.

 They operate independently or in groups of two or three. Some are empathetic
 peacekeepers, resolving disputes through diplomacy. Others are cold-blooded
 assassins, ruthlessly dispatching problem individuals, All get the job done,
 one way or another, often operating outside of the bounds of galactic law.

 The Spectres were founded after the salarians joined the Council. For many
 yaers, they operated in secrecy, as back-room "problem solvers." Only after
 the Krogan Rebellions did their activities become publicised. Assignments of
 a Spectre is less contentious than military deployment, but makes it clear
 that the Council is concerned about a situation."


		--==Humanity and the Systems Alliance==--

-> Rise of the Alliance

Obtained By: From Start

"A political-economic pact for collective colonial security, the Alliance 
 is the central galactic institution of human society. The Alliance gained 
 associate membership to the Citadel Council in 2165 and assumed leadership
 in 2183, with former Ambassador Donnel Udina presiding. 

 Many species regard humanity as a rogue race and its 2183 victory following
 the attack on Eden Prime as a brutal and calculated sacrifice of its 
 military rivals. Humans allegedly leveraged military victory into a 
 political one, carving associate membership out of the violently-
 depopulated council. 

 Because the huamn Spectre Shepard's pivotal role in saving the Council,
 many analysts conclude several humans will be made candidates for Spectre
 status, further solidifying the human contribution to galactic peace.

 By achieving in decades what others waited centuries to receive, 
 especially after so bloody a conflict, humans have guaranteed themselves
 deep hostility and fear throughout the galaxy."


			--==Organisations==--

-> Cerberus

Obtained By: From Start

"Immediately following the First Contact War, an anonymous extranet manifesto
 warned that an alien attempt at human genocide was inevitable. The manifesto
 called for an army -- a Cerberus to guard against invasion throughout the
 Charon relay.

 Derided as "survivalist rhetoric written by an illusive man," the manifesto
 and its anonymous author soon fell off the media radar. But in 2165, 
 terrorists stole antimatter from the SSV Geneva; the sole figure arrested
 named his sponsor "Cerberus." Throughout the 2160s and 2170s, alleged
 Cerberus agents assassinated politicans, sabotaged starships bearing eezo,
 and conducted nightmarish experiments on aliens and humans. Denounced as
 human-supremacist, Cerberus calls itself human-survivalist.

 Counterterror experts speculate Cerberus may have changed leadership with
 its recent shift to stockpiling ships, agents and weapons. Whether "he", 
 "she", or "they," the Illusive Man hides his finances well behind shell
 companies. Few doubt he will kill anyone attempting to expose him."


-> Cerberus: The Illusive Man

Obtained By: From Start

"The reclusive tycoon calling himself the Illusive Man is a human nationalist
 focused on advancing human interests, whatever the cost to non-humans. The
 Citadel Council regards him as a fanatic posing a serious threat to 
 galactic security.

 A mysterious maverick to say the least, the Illusive Man heads the Cerberus
 network. Dubbed "the illusive empire" by investigators, Cerberus is 
 allegedly a untraceable syndicate of private intelligence agencies, biotic
 laboratories, engineering and scientific research teams, and lucrative 
 front companies.

 Branded a terrorist and seditionist organisation by authorities, Cerberus
 is the only human power base other than the Terra Firma party strong enough
 to embarrass -- if not threaten -- the Council and its human 
 representatives."


-> Mercenaries: Blue Sun

Obtained By: Talking to Jentha, Tarak's Assistant about Blue Moon during the
             Archangel Saga

"Founded by batarian slaver Solem Dal'sereh, the Blue Suns began as a 
 Skyllian Verge protection racket providing genuine protection against slavers
 and pirates. Eventually captued by the Systems Alliance Navy, Dal'sereh
 beat almost two dozen charges to be convicted on a single count of 
 conspiracy. The slaver benefited from the tuteluge of cellmate and brillant
 con artist Bernard "Legits" Ledger. Upon release five years later, Dal-sereh
 incorporated Blue Suns as a legal security agency.

 Today, the Blue Suns boast a galaxy-wide force of batarians, turians, humans
 and krogan. Each deployment is backed by a logistic corps selling everything
 from heavy weapons to shaving cream. Despite claims that Blue Suns sell its
 captives as slaves, no Blue Sun employee has ever been convicted on such
 charges.

 Many Blue Suns members sport the company logo in tattoo form, removed during
 assignments and reapplied at mission-end."


-> Mercenaries: Eclipse

Obtained By: Talking to Jaroth about Eclipse during Archangel Mission

"Brainchild of asari commando Jonas Sederis, Eclipse was incorporated as a
 "proactive" security company. Influenced by asari and salarian military
 doctine, Eclipse specialises in sabotage, assasination, and personal and
 organisational security. Although Citadel governments regard the 
 corporation with suspicion, it's embraced in the Skyllian Verge and
 Terminus Systems.

 Early on, Sederis sought government contracts to establish market share
 against the better-established Blue Suns. Her agency scored a galactic PR 
 coup by retaking several space stations captured by the Anhur People's
 Liberation Army and neutralizing its leaders, a victory Eclipse's marketing
 department never ceases trumpeting.

 Based on Omega Station, Eclipse controls nearly 20% of the asteroid's 
 real estate. Its services range from mech repair to open warfare, although
 assassination is reserved for meeting wider, longer-term company goals 
 (for instance, pre-emptive strikes against pirates rather than murdering
 spouses for insurance money.) Despite numerous reports, Eclipse denies
 sabotaging or kidnapping business rivals."


-> Mercenaries: The Blood Pack

Obtained By: Talking to Garm about The Blood Pack during Archangel Mission

"Originally a small Terminus Systems vorcha gang, the Blood Pack was 
 transformed into a legion by visionary krogan battlemaster Ganar Wrang.
 Exiled for striking a female in anger, Wrang obsessed over reclaiming his
 lost status.

 Leading the vorcha pack as a pirate crew, Wrang cultivated recruits and
 infamy for a decade before incorporating his fighters as a security company
 across the Skyllian Verge. His notoriety ensured his initial public 
 offering for investors made him rich beyond most krogan's dreams. Wrang
 returned triumphantly to his clan, rallying elders, krogan hordes, and
 their firepower and biotic support towards professional violence in the
 Terminus Systems.

 Banned from Citadel space, the Blood Pack bribes its way through spaceports
 into armed conflicts across the galaxy. Priding themselves for accepting
 otherwise untouchable contracts, the Blood Pack rejects bodyguarding and
 security in favour of cases requiring minimal oversight and maximal 
 violence."


			--==Planets and Locations==--

-> Aeia

Obtained By: Landing on Aeia

"Humans detected Aeia as an Earth-type world via telemetry in 2165. After
 probe surveys indicated life -- lush vegetation, ample fresh water and
 breathable air -- the Alliance upgraded the planet to a garden-world
 colonization priority. Commanded by Captain Ronald Taylor, the crew of
 Alliance survey vessel Hugo Gernsback made planetfall on the jungle world
 in 2173. Soon after, ship transmissions inexplicably stopped. While the
 precise fate of the Hugo Gernsback command and crew is unknown, they are
 presumed killed in action and their vessel destroyed."


-> Freedom's Progress

Obtained By: Landing on Freedom's Progress

"Freedom's Progress was once a typical Alliance settlement, but following
 complete communications blackout and its apparent destruction is now a 
 lightning rod for anxiety and dread in the galactic human community.

 The communication blackout followed an upgrade of the colony's small
 military force (supplemented by mechs and security drones) with high-
 powered, tower-mounted GARDIAN lasers. Colonists complained about
 construction cost overruns, delays, noise, and damage to the local
 environment. They also feared the defence array could be seen as 
 provocative to their world's neighbours. Such fears may not have been
 baseless. Authorities have still offered no explaination for the 
 communications blackout, fueling rumours of plagues, natural disasters,
 or a cult-inspired mass-suicide.

 Located in a strategically insignificant space, Freedom's Progress colony
 had once offered residents spectcular rainbows, lush marshlands and 
 stunning mountain ranges. Its potential as an argicultural settlement 
 and tourism wonderland rivaled that of any Alliance colony."


-> Haestrom

Obtained By: Landing on Haestrom

"Before the geth revolt 300 years ago, the quarians colonized Haestrom to
 study the mysterious instability of its sun, which threatened premature
 eruption into a red giant.As a scientific outpost of minimal military 
 value, Haestrom was ill-equipped to repel geth forces during the 
 insurrection and fell quickly under their control.

 Captured geth planetary survey data indicates that despite sustaining
 damage, Haestrom's architecture remains as it was before the war, 
 preserving a quarian architectural style that no longer exists anywhere 
 else in the galaxy.

 Because Haestrom's sun has overwhelmed the planet's protective magnetosphere,
 humans foolhardy enough to venture into geth-controlled Haestrom must
 exercise extreme caution. Minutes of radiation exposure will overload 
 shields and hours of exposure will kill. Furthermore, solar output 
 renders surface-to-orbit communication nearly impossible."


-> Horizon

Obtained By: Landing on Horizon

"A typical Terminus colony possessing minimal tourist value, Horizon
 promises substantial economic opportunity, especially in providing new 
 products for humans and supplying the Turian Hierarchy. Surveyed 18 years
 ago, Horizon received pilot habitation four years later; the colony 
 proper is now eight years old. 

 Blessed with verdant forests and abundant fresh water, Horizon maintains
 a colonial culture that thrives as a refuge from the increasing 
 restrictions of Citadel-governed society. Horizon has attracted numerous
 dissidents, marginal people, and fringe-dwellers from across Alliance 
 space."


-> Illium

Obtained By: Landing on Illium

"A regional hub of asari commerce awash in riches, Illium is infamous 
 for its abusive labour practices and legalisation of nearly anything 
 except murder. As such, Illium is the preferred production site of 
 weapons and pharmaceuticals that would be illegal nearly everywhere 
 else, made even more lucrative by legal indentured servitude. Among
 the biotics-related pharmaceutical producers is the Dantius Corporation,
 a rising star in galactic commerce.

 Despite the dangers of its products, Illium is renowned for glamour,
 luxury, and safety (provided by near-total surveillance), making it a 
 favoured tourist destination. Countless celebrities maintain palatial
 estates on Illium and in its capital, Nos Astra. The sole obstacle to 
 business on Illium is its extensive bureaucracy, tolerated only for its
 provision of security.

 Regardless of the character of its economy, Illium's self-congratulatory
 media exalts its own society with the provincial arrogance of "new 
 money" glorifying in "sexiest CEOs" and "ten richest residents" lists. 


-> Korlus

Obtained By: Landing on Korlus

"Known as the starcraft cemetery, Korlus was the regional toxic junk
 yard for centuries. Ships reaching astronomical "near-death" at 
 connecting mass relays were sent to Korlus, stripped of every useful
 component, and dumped planetward to clear shipping lanes.

 Currently Korlus hosts numerous merc factions such as the Blue Suns, 
 rumoured to be using downed ship fossils to test advanced munitions.
 Massive gun batteries threaten anyone attempting planetfall, with
 minimal defenses against ground attack. 

 Because ancient vulcanism greenhoused the planet; Korlus was too hot
 and CO2-rich to develop a biosphere, despite the abundant lakes that
 could have sponsored the development of life.

 Now cool enough for protected habitation, but too searching for anyone
 but extremeophiles and mercenaries seeking secrecy, Korlus supports
 numerous krogan outposts. The krogran have therefore seeded Korlus with
 hardy varren, often kept as war hounds. Varren live primarily on a diet 
 of geophagous vermin and each other."


-> Omega

Obtained By: Landing on Omega

"Originally an asteroid rich in element zero, Omega was briefly mined
 by the Protheans, who eventually abandoned it due to it's thick, 
 impenetrable crust. Thousands of years later, nature did what even the
 Protheans could not; a collision with another asteroid broke Omega in
 half, exposing its trove of element zero for easy mining.

 A rush ensured as corporations and private individuals tried to strike
 it rich on Omega, and thieves and outlaws followed in their wake. As
 space became tight, construction of professing facilities extended
 vertically from the asteroid, creating Omega's jellyfish-like
 silhouette. To prevent future collisions, the station is ringed with
 enormous mass-effect field generators that redirect incoming debris.

 Today, Omega is a major hub of narcotics, weapons, and eezo trafficking
 without even a pretense of civilian government or military control. Only
 mercenary groups have been able to instill a limited order; the most 
 ruthless is an asari syndicate run by the notorious Aria T'Loak."


-> Pragia

Obtained By: Landing on Pragia

"Choked by the hyper-growth of non-native plant species, Pragia serves
 as a galactic reminder about the imperative for careful regulation 
 during colonization.

 Two centuries ago, batarian agribusiness chose uninhabited Pragia as
 their empire's breadbasket. Colonization authorities introduced non-
 native industrially-mutated plants that flourished in the world's 
 fertile volcanic soil. Synergizing with Pragia's natural geothermal
 conditions and chemotropic microbes, the imported species soon became
 a nightmare. Mutant strains of poisonous and even carnivorous plants
 arose, overgrowing colonies in days instead of years, and causing the
 batarians to abandon their holdings. Because the planet's small animal
 population is insufficient to check its plant growth, Alliance ecologists
 predict soil exhaustion in 400 years.

 Due to its relative isolation and lack of population, Pragia has become 
 a regional haven for drug-runners, weapons-smugglers, pirates,
 mercenaries, terrorists, and intelligence agents seeking secrecy."


-> The Perseus Veil

Obtained By: Accepting Legion's Loyalty Mission

"As vast in natural beauty as it is in threat, the purple and gold
 nebula called the Perseus Veil forms the natural border between
 geth space and the Terminus Systems.

 The Veil's total opacity prevents Council intelligence from surveying
 geth activity. Theoretically, the geth could be preparing a devastating
 attack which the Council would be defenseless, or the geth could have 
 died out, so that the defence budget against them could be gaining 
 the Alliance nothing but economic ruination.

 Despite fears of geth, prospectors do occasionally mount salvages ventures
 inside the Veil; one ended in tragedy. Using technomental domination, 
 the geth drew the team into the Veil aiming them back as husks at the
 organic society that produced them.

 A leaked classified Spectre report claims that the dreadnought Sovereign,
 commanded by ex-Spectre Saren Arterius and crewed by geth, hid near the
 Veil before initiating the 2183 Citadel attack."


-> Tuchanka

Obtained By: Landing on Tuchanka

"The krogan homeworld boasts extreme temperatures, virulent diseases, 
 and vicious predatory fauna. Around 1900 BCE, the krogan discovered 
 atmoic power and prompty instigated many intraplanetary wars, sending
 Tuchanka into a nuclear winter. With most of their industrial base 
 destroyed, the krogan entered a new dark age and warring tribal bands
 dominated. Populations remained low for the next 2000 years.

 First contact with the salarians made resurgence possible. Krogan
 brought to less hostile planets bred exponentially and returned to 
 reconquer their home. They built vast underground shelters to shield
 themselves from surface radiation, which proved prescient during the
 Krogan Rebellions when many of them isolated themselves in a vain 
 attempt to avoid the genophage. Convinced they could outbreed the 
 genophage, they transmitted it into more than 90 percent of the sealed
 bunkers. Today, Tuchanka's population is sharply limited and while
 individual krogan are long-lived, the genophage ensures few replacements."


			--==Ships and Vehicles==--

-> Normandy Armour Upgrade: Silaris Armour

Obtained By: Upgrading Normandy with the Heavy Armour Upgrade

"Asari-made Silaris armour can resist even the tremendous heat and kinetic
 energy of starship weapons. The armour is nearly unsurpassed in strength
 because its central material, carbon nanotube sheets woven with diamond
 Chemical Vapour Deposition, are crushed by mass effect fields into super-
 dense layers able to withstand extreme temperatures. That process also
 compensates for diamond's brittleness.

 Diamond armour itself has two limiting disadvantages. First, while nanotubes
 and CVD-diamond construction have become cheaper in recent years, it remains
 prohibitively expensive to coat starships or aircraft larger than fighters
 in Silaris material. Second, the armour must be attached to the ship's 
 superstructure, so shock waves from massive firepower can still destroy 
 the metals beneath the armour itself.

 A popular misconception hold that the diamond composition of Silaris armour
 gives it a sparkle. In fact, atmospheric nitrogen impurities during the
 super-hot forging process gives the armour a metallic grey or yellow sheen."


-> Normandy Shield Upgrade - Cyclonic Barrier Technology

Obtained By: Upgrading Normandy with Multicore Shielding

"Cyclonic Barrier Technology (CBT) attempts to solve the higher-end 
 limitations of traditional kinetic barriers. Traditional barriers cannot 
 block high-end kinetic energy attacks such as disruptor torpedoes
 because torpedo mass effect fields add mass. The CBT violently slaps
 aside rather than hitting incoming linear force. By rotationally firing
 their mass effect field projectors, ships create rapidly oscillating
 kinetic barriers instead of static ones. Shooting through the CBT is
 like trying to shoot at a target inside a spinning ball.

 Significant drawbacks to current CBT configuration prevents it use on
 anything other than frigates and fighters. Its many high-frequency sensors
 and emitters require frequent maintenance and replacement. A partially
 damaged CBT can endanger its operator, who is surrounded by rotating 
 mass effect fields skewing in unpredictable directions. Fortunately, if an
 emitter is damaged, the CBT corrects to become a traditional shield array,
 a safety feature that makes it most effective during opening volleys."


-> Normandy SR-1

Obtained By: From Start

"The Systems Alliance Space Vehicle Normandy is a prototype starship created
 as a joint human and turian venture. A frigate optimised for reconnaissance
 missions, the vessel uses state-of-the-art stealth technology.

 Most ships generate tremendous heat that is easily detectable against the
 absolute-zero background of space. The Normandy, however, temporarily sinks
 this heat within its hull. Because of exterior hull refrigeration, the ship
 can travel undetected for hours, or drift passively for days of covert
 observation. That heat-sinking carries the risk of cooking the crew alive if
 the stored heat is not eventually radiated.

 Also contributing to the stealth is the Normandy's revolutionary Tantalus
 drive, a mass effect core double the standard size. The Tantalus generates
 mass concentrations that the Normandy "falls into", allowing it to move
 without the use of heat-emitting thrusters."


-> Normandy SR-2

Obtained By: When you get the Normandy SR-2

"With elaborate secrecy, Cerberus laboured for years to build a new, superior
 Normandy. The vehicle's many alterations required a craft nearly double the
 original size, requiring an even larger Tantalus drive core to compensate.

 The new Normandy features greater space in living quarters, research
 laboratory, observation deck, and cargo bay. Its shuttle can attempt to 
 make landings the Normandy cannot attempt. In addition to tightbeam 
 communications, Normandy's Quantium Entanglement Communicator (QEC) provides
 an instantaneous contact with the Illusive Man. The Enhanced Defence 
 functions, assisting and even supplanting human piloting.

 Potential upgrades are numerous: the airframe could support additional 
 armour and an axial mass accelerator, the thrustors could support recent
 advances in fuel technology beyond H2/O2 chemical rockets, and the hull can
 mount double the standard number of kinetic barrier projectors, leaving
 space for stronger shields, easily sustainable via the new eezo drive core."


-> Normandy Weapon Upgrade: Thanix Magnetic-Hydronamic Cannon

Obtained By: Upgrading the Normandy with the Thanix Cannon

"Following the Battle of the Citadel, human and turian volunteers conducted
 a massive three-month recovery effort to clear the station's orbit of debris.
 Secretly, the turian Office of Technological Reconnaissance "volunteers" were
 technology recovery specialists salvaging the main weapon of the geth 
 flagship Sovereign, and large amounts of its valuable element zero core.

 Contary to popular belief, Sovereign's main gun was not a directed-energy
 weapon. Rather, its massive element zero core powered an electromagnetic 
 field suspending a liquid iron-uranium-tungsten alloy that shaped into 
 armour-piercing projectiles when fired. The jets of molten metal, 
 accelerated to a fraction of the speed of light, destroys targets by impact
 force and irresistable heat.

 Only 11 months after the battle, the turians produced the Thanix, their own
 miniaturized version of Sovereign's gun. The Thanix can fire reliably every
 five seconds, rivaling a crusier's firepower but mountable on a fighter or
 frigate."


-> UT-47 Kodiak "Drop-Shuttle"

Obtained By: Using the Drop Shuttle when Docking

"The Systems Alliance UT-47 drop-shuttle landing craft holds 12 soldiers in a
 cramped, uncomfortable cargo bay and two more in the cockpit. Offically named
 the Kodiak, the drop-shuttle is better known to Alliance marines as the
 "combat cockroach" due to its appearance and durability.

 The vehicle's robust environmental sealant technology exposes few vulnerable
 parts to the elements. First tested in the sulfuric acid clouds and extreme 
 temperatures of Venus, the Kodiak can land in hard vacuum, high pressure, and
 temperature from near-absolute zero to over 900 degrees Celcius.

 A true contragravitic vehicle, the Kodiak's substantial element zero core 
 allows flight by entirely countering the vehicle's mass. Its small thrusters
 are for directional control only, so if the mass effect field fails, the
 vehicle becomes a proverbial "three-million-credit coffin." The unarmed 
 shuttle forgoes weaponry-space for active masking, electronic countermeasures
 and a robust kinetic barrier system. It is ideal for dropping troops 
 undetected."


			    --==Technology==--

-> Biotics

Obtained By: From Start

"Biotics is the ability of rare individuals to manipulate dark energy and
 create mass effect fields through the use of electrical impulses from the
 brain. Intense training and surgically-implanted amplifiers are necessary
 for a biotic to produce mass effect fields powerful enough for practical use.
 The relative strength of biotic abilities varies greatly among species and
 with each individual.

 These are three branches of biotics. TELEKINESIS uses mass-lowering fields
 to levitate or impel objects. Mass-raising KINETIC FIELDS are used to block
 or pin objects. DISTORTION uses rapidly shifting mass fields to shred 
 objects.

 Most organis species are capable of developing biotic abilities, though there
 are risks involved. Biotics are the result of in-utero exposure to element
 zero. This usually causes fatal cancers in the victim, but in rare cases it
 coalesces into nodules within the fetus's developing nervous system. "


-> Element Zero ("Eezo")

Obtained By: From Start

"When subjected to an electrical current, the rare material dubbed element
 zero, or "eezo", emits a dark energy field that raises or lowers the mass of
 all objects within it. This "mass effect" is used in countless ways, from
 generating artificial gravity to manufacturing high-strength construction
 materials. It is most prominently used to enable faster-than-light space
 travel.

 Eezo is generated when solid matter, such as a planet, is affected by the
 energy of a star going supernova. This material is common in the asteroid
 debris that orbit neutron stars and pulsars. These are dangerous places to
 mine, requiring extensive use of robotics, telepresense, and shielding 
 to survive the incredible radiation from the dead star. Only a few major
 corporations can afford the set-up costs required to work these primary
 sources. 

 Humanity discovered refined element zero at the Prothean research station on
 Mars, allowing them to create mass effect fields and develop FTL travel."


-> Mass Effect Fields

Obtained By: From Start

"Element Zero can increase or decrease the mass of volume of space-time when
 subjected to an electrical current. With a positive current, mass is
 increase. With a negative current, mass is decreased. The stronger the
 current, the greater the magnitude of the dark energy mass effect.

 In space, the low-mass fields allow FTL travel and inexpensive surface-to-
 orbit transit. High-mass fields create artificial gravity and push space
 debris away from vessels. In manufacturing low-mass fields permit the
 creation of evenly-blended alloys, while high mass compactions create dense,
 sturdy construction materials.

 The military makes extensive use of mobility enhancing technologies, with
 mass effect utilising fighting vehicles standard front-line issues in most
 military forces. Mass effect fields are also essential in the creation of
 kinetic barriers of shields to protect against enemy fire."


-> Mass Relays

Obtained By: From Start

"Mass relays are feats of Prothean engineering advanced far beyond the
 technology of any living species. They are enormous structures scattered
 throughout the stars, and can create corridors of virtually mass-free
 space allowing instantaneous transit between locations seperated by years
 or even centuries of travel using conventional FTL drives.

 Primary mass relays can propel ships thousands of light years, often from on
 spiral arm of the galaxy to another. However, they have fixed one-to-one
 connections: a primary relay connects to one other primary relay, and 
 nowhere else. Secondary relays can only propel ships a few hundred light 
 years, however they are are omnidirectional; a secondary relay can send a 
 ship to any other relay within its limited range.

 There are many dormant primary relays whose corresponding twins have not yet
 been located. These are left inactive until their partner is charted, as
 established civilisations are unwilling to blindly open a passage that might
 connect them to a hostile species. 


-> Omni-Tool

Obtained By: From Start

"Omni-tools are handheld devices that combine a computer microframe, sensor
 analysis pack, and manufacturing fabricator. Versatile and reliable, an
 omni-tool can be used to analyse and adjust the functionality of most 
 standard equipment, including weapons and armour, from a distance.

 The fabrication module can rapidly assemble small three-dimensional objects
 from common, reusable industrial plastics, ceramics, and light alloys. This
 allows for field repairs and modifications to most standard items, as well
 as the reuse of salvaged equipment.

 Omni-tools are standard issue for soldiers and first-in colonists."


		   --==Weapons, Armour and Equipment==--

-> Collector Particle Beam

Obtained By: Take the Collector Beam on Horizon

"The Collectors' particle beam weapon is strangely crafted, possessing few
 moving pieces, lacking any obvious means for disassembly, and containing
 organic parts. The amount of energy required to create a destructive beam
 is several orders of magnitude more than the energy required to launch a 
 physical projectile at high velocity via a mass effect field. Lacking any
 clear ammunition or fuel source, the device likely uses heat sinks or
 compensators to maintain firing during sustained combat. Current Cerberus
 efforts to understand the technology and replicate it have failed."


-> M-622 Avalanche

Obtained By: Research the M-622 Avalanche

"Still in its experiemental stages, the M-622 Avalanche generates a 
 Bose-Einstein condensate within a mass effect bubble which dissipates
 on impact, violently spraying the condensate outward and coating the
 target in a near-absolute-zero superfluid.

 The Avalanche is unreliable, at times merely coating its target with ice, 
 defacing exposed skin and freezing armour joints. Such low temperatures
 cause great damage to electronics like kinetic barrier emitters, which
 sometimes lead to total systems failure. At the other extreme, the
 Avalanche freezes flesh and bone, causing massive trauma as blood vessels
 constrict and frozen blood expands. Occasionally such iced tissue shatters."


-> Medi-Gel

Obtained By: Play with Medi-Gel for the first time

"Medi-Gel is a common medical salve used by paramedics, EMTS, and military
 personnel. It combines several useful applications: a local anesthetic,
 disinfectant, and clotting agent all in one. Once applied, the gel is 
 designed to grip tight to flesh until subjected to a frequency of 
 ultrasound. It is sealable against liquids - most notably blood - as well
 as contaminants and gases.

 The gel is a genetically-engineered bioplasm created by the Sirta 
 Foundation, a medical technology megacorp based on Earth. Technically the
 medi-gel violates Council Laws against genetic engineering, but so far, it
 has proved far too useful to ban."


-> ML-77 Missile Launcher

Obtained By: Research ML-77 Missile Launcher

"Based on existing technology, the ML-77 is a rapid-fire missile launcher
 using seeking projectiles. Each projectile features a friend-or-foe 
 recognition system, ensuring it will find a hostile target even if the
 user's aim is not completely accurate.

 The weapon excels at taking out snipers and other entrenched enemies
 in dense urban environments. This makes it popular with mercenary groups,
 particularly the Blue Suns. Missile Launchers have been appearing with
 increasing frequency in the Terminus Systems, but their point of 
 manufacture is unknown. Legal duplication of missile launchers is difficult
 due to Fabrication Rights Management (FRM) technology."

*~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~*
[A.02] Secondary Codex

The secondary codex is the second part of the codex, for more indepth 
information. Still, you get a reward for discovering the entry, but there 
are some that are limiting.

		        --==Aliens: Council Races==--

-> Asari: Ardat-Yakshi

Obtained By: Talking to Samara about her daughter

"Arday-Yakshi ("demon of the night winds") are asari suffering from a 
 genetic disorder preventing conventional melding of nervous systems during
 mating. Instead, Ardat-Yakshi electro-chemically ravage their partners'
 nervous systems, in extreme cases leaving victims as vegetative invalids
 or corpses. Asari psychologists regard this incapacity for mental fusion
 as preventing the development of empathy, leading to psychopathy. There is 
 no known cure.

 This disorder generally begins in infancy, reaching full pathology during
 Maiden adolescent sexual development. While seductive and sexually-driven
 as other asari, Ardat-Yakshi are congenitally sterile.

 Ancient asari mythology held Ardat-Yakshi as gods of destruction, depicting
 them as villians of countless legands and as the anti-heroes of numerous
 asari epics.

 Contary to popular belief, Ardat-Yakshi are neither extremely rare (around
 one percent of asari dwell on the AY spectrum), nor are they all murderers.
 Most cultivate and discard countless exploitative or abusive relationships
 during their legally marginal lives. Despite rumours of Ardat-Yakshi 
 syndicates, by nature Ardat-Yakshi are incapable of long-term cooperation.

 As a disproportionately wealthy species, asari employ their economic reach
 and media ownership to hide the AY pathology from the galactic community,
 placing most Ardat-Yakshi in monitored work programs or seclusions. Only the
 most aggressive cases are sentenced to sanitaria or prisons or to the
 execution lists of justicars. 


-> Asari: Biology

Obtained By: From Start

"Asari have a robust cellular regenerative system. While they do not heal
 faster than other species, asari are known to reach 1000 years of age.

 Although asari have one gender, they are not asexual. An asari provides two 
 copies of her own genes to her offspring. The second set is altered in a 
 unique process called melding. 

 During melding, an asari consciously attunes her nervous system to her
 partner's, sending and receiving electrical impulses directly through the 
 skin. The partner can be another asari, or an alien of either gender. 
 Effectively, the asari and her partner briefly become one unified nervous 
 system. 

 This unique means of reproduction is the reason asari are talented biotics. 
 Their evolved ability to consciously control nerve impulses is very similar 
 to biotic training. Asari believe that their offspring acquire the best 
 qualities of the "father" from the melded genes, but evidence is anecdotal.

 Asari pass through three climacteric life stages, marked by biochemical and 
 physiological changes. The Maiden stage begins at birth and is marked by the 
 drive to explore and experience. Most young asari are curious and restless.

 The Matron stage of life begins around the age of 350, though it can be 
 triggered earlier if the individual melds frequently. This period is marked 
 by a desire to settle in one area and raise children.

 The Matriarch stage begins around 700, or earlier if the individual melds 
 rarely. Matriarchs become active in their community as sages and councillors,
 dispensing wisdom from centuries of experience.

 While each stage of life is marked by strong biological tendencies,
 individuals do make unexpected life choices. For example, there are Maidens 
 who stay close to home rather than explore, Matrons who would rather work 
 than build a family, and Matriarchs who have no interest in community 
 affairs."


-> Asari: Culture 

Obtained By: From Start

"Because of their long lifespan, asari tend to have a "long view" not common
 in other races. When they encounter a new species or situation, the asari are
 more comfortable with an extended period of passive observation and study 
 than immediate action. They are unfazed that some of their investments or 
 decisions may not pay off for decades or centuries. Matriarchs can seem to 
 make incomprehensible decisions, but their insight is evident when their 
 carefully laid plans come to fruition. In interstellar relations, this long 
 view manifests in the unspoken policy of centrism. The asari instinctively 
 seek to maintain stable balances of economic, political, and military power.

 Traditionally, asari spread their influence through cultural domination and 
 intellectual superiority. They invite new species of advanced development to
 join the galactic community, knowing that their ideals and beliefs will
 inevitably influence the existing culture."


-> Asari: Government

Obtained By: From Start

"The asari came late to the concept of world government. For centuries, their
 homeworld of Thessia was dotted with loose confederacies of great republican
 cities. The closest Earthly equivalent would be the ancient Mediterranean
 city-states. Since the asari culture values consensus and accommodation, 
 there was little impetus to form larger principalities. Rather than hoard 
 resources, the asari bartered freely. Rather than attack one another over 
 differing philosophies, they sought to understand one another. 

 Only in the information age did the city-states grow close. Communication 
 over the internet evolved into an "electronic democracy". Asari have no 
 politicians or elections, but a free-wheeling, all-inclusive legislature
 that citizens can participate in at will. Policy debates take place at all 
 hours of the day, in official chat rooms and forums moderated by specially-
 programmed virtual intelligences. All aspects of policy are opened to 
 plebiscite at any time. In any given debate, the asari tend to lend the most
 credence to the opinions of any Matriarchs present, nearly always deferring
 to the experience of these millenia-old "wise women".

 Achieving consensus through public debate may take too long in a crisis. In 
 cases where prompt, decisive action is required, the asari defer to the
 wisdom of local Matriarchs."


-> Asari: Justicars

Obtained By: Talking to Samara about Justicars

"Despite the refinement and sophistication of asari culture, criminality 
 remains a fact of life. The asari solution to the most vicious and 
 destructive criminal element is the Justicar Order.

 Justicars are an asari class of virtually untouchable, extra-judical
 executioners operating almost exclusively within asari territory. In the
 last decade alone, Justicars have smashed dozens of criminal rings inside
 asari territory, operated by asari and non-asari alike. Their methods range 
 from subtle where possible, to brutal where necessary. 

 Trained for extreme strength, biotic capacity, resourcefulness, asceticism,
 and ruthlessness, the fanatical justicars are romanticized and feared 
 throughout asari society. 

 Although justicars generally work alone, their effectiveness arises from the
 huge body of knowledge they can access. Any asari who enters the ranks of  
 justicars have already spent centuries in a combination of criminal 
 investigation, military intelligence, and combat experience; the collective
 body of justicar knowledge exceeds even that of the Spectres.

 Justicars tend to be independent, requiring little help but also scorning
 it since such advanced skill and experience usually travels with a powerful
 ego. The conflicts presented by such arrogance prompted the Justicar Order
 to develop the Oaths of Subsumation. The Oaths pledge protection of the
 innocent, the punishment of the guilty, and defence of common law and the
 norms of asari society. The effect of the Oath is conservative, ensuring
 that justicars respect the existing distribution of asari power rather than
 staging a coup to rearrange society according to justicar satisfaction. 
 Nevertheless, the possibility of such an attack is a source of anxiety -- and
 counter-intelligence -- among the asari elite.

 Of all the pledges, the Third Oath of Subsumation is sworn the least of any 
 of the oaths. Requiring a Justicar to swear loyalty that overrides the 
 dictates of even the Justicar Code, the Third Oath is usually invoked in 
 matters where even the black-or-white thinking of justicars is forced to
 concede the existance of grey."


-> Asari: Military Doctrine

Obtained By: From Start

"The asari military resembles a collection of tribal warrior bands with no 
 national structure. Each community organises its own unit as the locals see 
 fit, and elect a leader to command them. Units from populous cities are large
 and well-equipped, while those from farm villages may be only a few women 
 with small arms. There is no uniform; everyone wears what they like. The 
 asari military is not an irregular militia, however; those who serve are 
 full-time professionals.

 The average asari huntress is in the maiden stage of her life and has devoted
 20-30 years studying the martial arts. Asari choose to be warriors at a young
 age, and their education from that point is dedicated to sharpening them mind
 and body for that sole purpose. When they retire, they possess an alarming
 proficiency for killing.

 Huntresses fight individually or in pairs, depending on the tactics preferred
 in their town. One-on-one, a huntress is practically unbeatable, possessing
 profound tactical insight, a hunter's eye, and a dancer's grace and alacrity.
 Biotics are common enough that some capability is a requirement to be trained
 as a huntress; lack of biotic talent excludes a young asari from military 
 service.

 While fluid and mobile, asari can't stand up in a firestorm the way a krogan,
 turian, or human could. Since their units are small and typically lack heavy
 armor and support weapons, they are almost incapable of fighting a
 conventional war, particularly one of a defensive nature. So asari units 
 typically undertake special operations missions. Like an army of ninjas, they
 are adept at ambush, infiltration, and assassination, demoralising and
 defeating their enemies through intense, focused guerrilla strikes.

 As a popular turian saying puts it, "The asari are the finest warriors in the 
 galaxy. Fortunately, there are not many of them"."


-> Asari: Religion

Obtained By: From Start

"The pantheistic mainstream asari religion is Siari, which translates roughly
 as "all is one." The faithful agree on certain core truths: the universe is
 a consciousness, every life within it is an aspect of the greater whole, and
 death is a merging of one's spiritual energy back into greater universal
 consciousness. Siarists don't specifically believe in reincarnation; they 
 believe in spiritual energy returning to the universal consciousness upon
 death will eventually be used to fill new mortal vessels.

 Siari became popular after the asari left their homeworld and discovered 
 their ability to "meld" with nearly any form of life. This ability is seen as
 proof that all life is fundamentally similar. Siari priestesses see their 
 role as promoting unity between disparate shards of the universe's awareness.

 Before the rise of siari pantheism, asari religions were as diverse as their
 political opinion. The strongest survivor of those days is the monotheistic
 religion worshipping the goddess Athame. Like the asari, the goddess cycles
 through the triple aspects of maiden, matron, and matriarch."


-> Salarians: Biology

Obtained By: From Start

"Salarians are noted for their high-speed metabolism, which allows them to 
 function on just one hour of sleep a day. Their minds and bodies work faster 
 than most sapient races, making them seem restless or hyperactive. The 
 drawback of this active metabolism is a short lifespan of around 40 human 
 years.

 The salarians are amphibian haplo-diploid egg-layers; unfertilized eggs 
 produce males and fertilised eggs produce females. Once a year, a salarian 
 female will lay a clutch of dozens of eggs. Social rules prevent all but a 
 fraction from being fertilised. As a result, 90% of the species is male.

 Salarians have photographic memories and rarely forget a fact. They also 
 possess a form of psychological "imprinting", tending to defer to those they 
 knew in their youth. Salarian hatching is a solemn ritual in which the clan 
 Dalatrass (matriarch) isolates herself with the eggs. The young salarians 
 psychologically imprint on her and tend to defer to her wishes.

 During the hatching of daughters, the Dalatrasses of the mother and father's
 clans are present at the imprinting. This ensures the offspring have equal 
 loyalty to both, ensuring the desired dynastic and political unity. "


-> Salarians: Culture

Obtained By: From Start

"The rare salarian females are cloistered on their worlds out of tradition
 and respect. Powerful female Dalatrasses are dynasts and political kingpins.
 They determine the political course of their respective regions through 
 shrewd negotiation. Though male salarians rise to positions of great 
 authority in business, academia, or the military, they rarely have any 
 input on politics. 

 Due to their method of reproduction, salarians have no concept of romantic
 love, sexual attraction, or the biological impulses and social rituals that
 complicate human lives. Male-female relationships are rare (due to the
 scarcity of females) and are more akin to human friendship. 

 Sexuality is strictly for the purpose of reproduction. Ancient social codes
 determine who gets to fertilise eggs, which produces more daughters to
 continue a bloodline. Fertilisation generally only occurs after months of 
 negotiation between the parents' clans, and is done for purpose of political
 and dynastic alliance. No salarian would imagine defying this code. 

 Salarian names are quite complex. A full name includes - in order - the name
 of a salarian's planet, duchy, barony, fiefdom, family, and finally, the 
 given name."


-> Salarians: Government

Obtained By: From Start

"The salarian government is called the Salarian Union. It is a labyrinthine 
 web of matrilineal bloodlines, with political alliances formed through 
 interbreeding.

 In many ways, the salarian political network functions like the noble 
 families of Earth's Medieval Europe. Structurally the government consists 
 of fiefdoms, baronies, duchies, planets, and marches (colonisation clusters).
 These are human nicknames; the original salarian is unpronounceable. Each 
 area is ruled by a single Dalatrass (matriarchal head-of-household) and 
 represents an increasing amount of territory and prestige within the 
 salarian political web.

 Approaching 100 members, the first circle of a salarian's clan comprises of
 parents, siblings, uncles, aunts, and cousins. The next circle includes second
 cousins, etc, and escalates to well over 1000 members. The fourth of fifth
 circle of a clan numbers into the millions. Salarian loyalty is greatest to
 their first circle and diminishes from there. Their photographic memories 
 allow salarians to recognise all their myriad relatives."


-> Salarians: League of One

Obtained By: From Start

"Before they joined the Citadel Council, the salarians' most potent military 
 tool was a small reconnaissance team known as the League of One. Their 
 primary training was in espionage and assassination. Never more than a dozen
 strong, the team was adept at infiltrating the tightest defenses and 
 eliminating all necessary obstacles.

 Only a few top members of government and military were privy to the League's 
 identities. League members wore no distinguishing garments, and held no 
 particular rank. The only evidence of their participation in the League was a
 small medallion presented to each member upon induction. This secrecy was 
 maintained until the formation of the Council.

 In an afford to dispel rumours and appease their new asari partners, the 
 Salarian Union released all classified documents pertaining to the League. 
 The League of One was suddenly exposed and in danger of being hunted by 
 enemies of the salarians. Before any harm could be done, the team 
 mysteriously disappeared. Most assumed this was a convenient lie to help hide
 their identities, but a few months later, the inner cabinet was murdered. 
 Though there was no incriminating evidence, it was clear who was responsible.

 Realising the threat posed by this rogue outfit, the Special Tasks Group 
 dispatched a team of hunters. When they didn't return, the STG dispatched ten 
 of its brightest operators with broad discretionary powers. Only two returned;
 they reported no evidence of the League.

 No further incidents were reported and it was assumed the League was wiped 
 out. Some recently declassified documents, however, have suggested there may 
 have been a thirteenth member who eluded the salarian military."


-> Salarians: Military Doctrine

Obtained By: From Start

"In principle, the salarian military is similar to the Alliance, a small 
 volunteer army that focuses on maneuver warfare. What differentiates the 
 salarians is not their equipment or doctrine, but their intelligence services
 and rules of engagement. The salarians believe that a war should be won 
 before it begins.

 Conventional wisdom holds that the salarians know everything about everyone, 
 and this is not far from the truth. In war, the unquestioned superiority of 
 their intelligence services allows them to use their small military to 
 maximum effectiveness. Well before fighting breaks out, they possess 
 complete knowledge of their enemy's positions, intentions, and timetable.

 In every war the salarians have fought, they struck first and without 
 warning. For the salarians, to know an enemy plans to attack and to let it 
 happen is folly. To announce their own plans to attack is insanity. They find
 the human moral concepts of "do not fire until fired upon" and "declare a war
 before prosecuting it" incredibly naive. In defensive wars, they execute 
 devastating preemptive strikes hours before the enemy's own attacks. On the 
 offensive, they have never telegraphed their intentions with a declaration of
 war before attacking.

 Biotics are virtually unknown in the salarian military. Those with such 
 abilities are considered too valuable to be used as cannon fodder and assigned
 to the intelligence services.

 While capable of defending themselves against most threats, the salarians 
 know that they are small fish in a universe filled with sharks. As a point of
 survival, they have cultivated strong alliances with larger powers, 
 particularly the turians. Though the relationship between the two species was
 rocky at first due to the krogan uplift fiasco, the salarians take pains to 
 keep this relationship strong enough that anyone who might threaten them 
 risks turian intervention."


-> Salarians: Special Tasks Group

Obtained By: From Start

"Salarian intelligence field agents are grouped into an organization called 
 the Special Tasks Group. STG operators work in independent cells, performing
 dangerous missions such as counterterrorism, infiltration, reconnaissance,
 assassination, and sabotage.

 The STG is a proactive organisation, puncturing worrisome trends before they
 become movements. At any time, a dozen groups are operating covertly within
 the lawless Terminus Systems, sowing dissent among the various factions.
 Civilians analysts also note how troublesome "hinge point" individuals in
 Terminus frequently meet unexpected deaths.

 STG operators are feared throughout the galaxy for their clear-eyed, 
 remorseless practicality. They are willing to do whatever it takes to achieve
 their mission, even if it kills civilians or results in the team's own 
 destruction. In many ways, they are akin to the Council Spectres."


-> Turians: Biology

Obtained By: From Start

"The turian homeworld, Pavaven, has a metal-poor core, generating a weak
 magnetic field and allowing more solar radiation into the atmosphere. To deal
 with this, most forms of life on Palaven evolved some form of metallic
 "exoskeleton" to protect themselves. Their reflective plate-like skin makes
 turians less susceptible to long-term, low-level radiation exposure, but they
 do not possess any sort of "natural armor". A turian's thick skin does not
 stop projectiles and directed energy bolts.

 Although life on Palaven is carbon-based and oxygen-breathing, it is built on
 dextro-amino acids. This places the turians in a distinct minority on the
 galactic stage; the quarians are the only other sapient dextro-protein race.
 The food of humans, asari, or salarians (who evolved in levo-amino acid-based
 biospheres), will at best pass through turian systems without providing any
 nutrition. At worst, it will trigger an allergic reaction that can be fatal 
 if not immediately treated."


-> Turians: Culture

Obtained By: From Start

"While turians are individuals with personal desires, their instinct is to 
 equate the self with the group, and to set aside all personal desires for the
 good of all.

 Turians are taught to have a strong sense of personal accountability, the 
 "turian honour" that other races find so remarkable. Turians are taught to 
 own every decision they make, good or ill. The worst sin they can make in the
 eyes of their people is to lie about their own actions. Turians who murder 
 will try to get away with it, but if directly questioned, most will confess 
 to the crime.

 Turians have a strong inclination toward public service and self-sacrifice, 
 so they tend to be poor entrepreneurs. To compensate, they accepted the 
 mercantile volus as a client race, offering protection in exchange for their
 fiscal expertise.

 The turian military is the centre of their society. It is not just an armed
 force; it is an all-encompassing public works organisation. The military 
 police are also the civic police. The fire brigades serve the civilian 
 population as well as military facilities. The corps of engineers builds and 
 maintains spaceports, schools, water purification plants, and power stations.
 The merchant marine ensures that all worlds get needed resources."


-> Turians: Government

Obtained By: From Start

"The turian government is a hierarchical meritocracy. While it has great
 potential for misuse, this is tempered by the civic duty and personal
 responsibility turians learn in childhood.

 Turians have 27 citizenship tiers, beginning with civilians (client races and
 children). The initial period of military service is the second tier. Formal
 citizenship is conferred at the third tier, after boot camp. For client races,
 citizenship is granted after the individual musters out. Higher-ranked
 civilians are expected to lead and protect subordinates. Lower-ranking citizens
 are expected to obey and support superiors. Promotion to another tier of
 citizenship is based on the personal assessments of one's superiors and 
 co-rankers.

 Throughout their lives, turians ascended to the higher tiers, and are
 occasionally "demoted" to lower ones. The stigma associated with demotion 
 lies not on the individual, but on those who promoted him when he wasn't 
 ready for additional responsibility. This curbs the tendency to promote 
 individuals into positions beyond their capabilities.

 Settling into a role and rank is not considered stagnation. Turians value
 knowing one's own limitations more than being ambitious.

 At the top are the Primarchs, who each rule a colonisation cluster. The
 Primarchs vote on matters of national importance. They otherwise maintain a 
 "hands-off" policy, trusting the citizens on each level below them to do 
 their jobs competently.

 Turians enjoy broad freedoms. So long as one completes his duties, and does 
 not prevent others from completing theirs, nothing is forbidden. For example, 
 there are no laws against recreational drug use, but if someone is unable to 
 complete his duties due to drug use, his superiors step in. Judicial 
 proceedings are "interventions." Peers express their concern, and try to 
 convince the offender to change. If rehabilitation fails, turians have no 
 qualms about sentencing dangerous individuals to life at hard labour for the
 state."


-> Turians: Military Doctrine

Obtained By: From Start

"Although they lack the brutality of the krogan, the skill of the asari, and 
 the virtuosity of humans, the turian military has formidable discipline. 
 Officers and NCOs are "lifers" with years of field experience. Enlisted 
 personnel are thoroughly trained and stay calm under fire. Turian units don't
 break. Even if their entire line collapses, they fall back in order, setting
 ambushes as they go. A popular saying holds: "You will only see a turian's 
 back once he's dead."

 Boot camp begins on the 15th birthday. Soldiers receive a year of training 
 before being assigned to a field unit; officers train for even longer. Most 
 serve until the age of 30, at which they become part of the Reserves. Even 
 if they suffer injuries preventing front-line service, most do support work 
 behind the lines.

 Biotics are uncommon. While admired for their exacting skills, biotics' 
 motives are not always fully trusted by the common soldier. The turians 
 prefer to assign their biotics to specialist teams called Cabals.

 Command and control is decentralised and flexible. Individual squads can call
 for artillery and air support. They make extensive use of combat drones for 
 light duties, and practice combined arms: infantry operates with armour, 
 supported by overhead gunships. Strategically, they are methodical and 
 patient, and dislike risky operations.

 Tradition is important. Each legion has a full-time staff of historians who 
 chronicle its battle honours in detail. The oldest have records dating back 
 to the turian Iron Age. If a legion is destroyed in battle, it is 
 reconstituted rather than being replaced.

 The turians recruit auxiliary units from conquered or absorbed minor races. 
 Auxiliaries are generally light infantry or armoured cavalry units that 
 screen and support the main battle formations. At the conclusion of their 
 service in the Auxiliaries, recruits are granted turian citizenship."


-> Turians: Religion

Obtained By: From Start

"Although Turians have a strict moral code, their belief in individual 
 responsibility means that the concepts of good and evil are simply the 
 individual's choice between egotism and altruism in any given decision. They
 have no concept of "good" deities that encourage noble behaviour or "evil"
 ones that tempt individuals to misdeeds.

 Turians believe that groups and areas have "spirits" that transcend the 
 individual. For example, a military unit would be considered to have a 
 literal spirit that embodies the honour and courage it has displayed. A 
 city's spirit reflects the accomplishments and industry of its residents. An 
 ancient tress's spirit reflects the beauty and tranquility of the area it 
 grows within.

 These spirits are neither good nor evil, nor are they appealed to for 
 intercession. Turians do not believe spirits can affect the world, but 
 spirits can inspire the living. Prayers and rituals allow an individual to 
 converse with a spirit for guidance or inspiration. For example a Turian who
 finds his loyalty tested may appeal to the spirit of his unit, hoping to 
 reconnect with the pride and honour of the group. A Turian who wishes to 
 create a work of art may attempt to connect with the spirit of a beautiful 
 location.

 Turians enjoy absolute freedom of religion and can practice whatever appeals
 to them so long as it does not impede anyone's ability to perform their 
 duties. There are many practitioners of the asari "siarist" philosophy. Since
 opening dialog with the human Systems Alliance, some Turians have embraced
 Confucianism and Zen Buddhism."


-> Turians: The Unification War

Obtained By: From Start

"At about the time the salarians and asari were forming the Council, the
 turians were embroiled in a bitter civil war. The Unification War, as it was
 later named, began with hostilities between the colonies furthest from the 
 turian homeworld. Palaven.

 These colonies were run by local chieftains, many of whom had distanced
 themselves from the Hierarchy. Without the galvanizing influence of the
 government, the colonies became increasingly isolated and xenophobic. 
 Colonists began wearing emblems or facial markings to differentiate  
 themselves from members of other colonies and open hostilities became 
 common.

 When war finally broke out, the Hierarchy maintained strict diplomacy and
 refused to get involved. After several years of infighting, less than a 
 dozen factions remained, and the Hierarchy finally intervened. By that time,
 the chieftains were too weak to resist; they were forced to put an end to
 fighting and renew their alligence to the Hierarchy.

 Though peace was restored, it took several decades for aminosity between
 colonists to fade completely. To this day, most turians still wear facial
 markings of their home colonies. As a point of interest, the turian term
 "barefaced" refers to one who is beguiling or not to be trusted. It is also
 a slang term for politicians."


		      --==Aliens: Extinct Species==--

-> Protheans: Beacon

Obtained By: From Start

"The beacon was a Prothean artefact unearthed on the Alliance colony of Eden
 Prime. Its resemblance to the Prothean data banks recovered on Mars provoked
 an immediate interest from the Alliance and the Citadel Council. It proved to
 be a solid state data storage device, part of a galaxy-spanning comm network
 similar to the modern extranet. Intact Prothean "paleo-technology" is rare; 
 the beacon seemed to promise another quantum leap of technology, akin to the
 discovery of the mass effect drive and relays.

 Unfortunately, the beacon also drew the attention of the rouge Spectre Saren
 Arterius and his synthetic allies, the geth. A dawn raid by his flagship
 Sovereign resulting in hundreds of civilian casualties. The beacon was badly
 damaged. The motives behind the attack are still being investigated.

 During the recovery operation, the beacon fired a pulse of energy at the 
 Executive Officer of the Alliance frigate Normandy. Lieutenant Commander
 Shepard survived and appears to have suffered no ill effects. Afterwards, the
 beacon fell inert. The mechanism appears to be dead."


-> Protheans: Cipher

Obtained By: From Start

"The Prothean beacon downloaded its knowledge into Lt. Commander Shepard on 
 Eden Prime, causing confusing dreams and visions. While the imagery is 
 becoming clearer with time, the meaning of the beacon communication remains 
 elusive.

 It has been suggested that Prothean data recording is highly dependent on a 
 certain point of view, what Carl Jung described as the collective 
 unconscious. The "cipher" needed to comprehend the images implanted in 
 Shepard's mind is the cultural knowledge of a Prothean: the archetypes, 
 biological instincts, and common experiences universal to the race. Since the
 Protheans have been dead for millennia, it may be impossible to acquire this
 "cipher"."


-> Protheans: Data Disks

Obtained By: From Start

"Despite all the evidence confirmed the Protheans, little is known about their
 culture and society. From time to time, dig sites will yield new clues, but 
 after 50,000 years of decay, little of value is unearthed.

 Recent research has focused on the discovery of Prothean data discs. On their
 own, they are frail and rarely found in one piece. Occasionally, however, an 
 intact disc will be discovered within a console or reading device.

 To date, over three dozen discs have been recovered and few have been 
 restored to the point where researchers can begin analysing them. Though it 
 may be some time before scientists discover a way to transfer the data off 
 the discs, they are currently considered the most tangible leads for learning
 more about the Prothean culture."


-> Protheans: Mar's Ruins

Obtained By: From Start

"After twenty years of manned research outposts and nearly a century of 
 robotic exploration, the European Space Agency's Lowell City became the first
 permanent settlement on Mars in 2103. Within a decade, the United States and
 China had founded permanent settlements, as well.

 The south polar region of Promethei Planum developed a "Bermuda Triangle"
 reputation. Satellites detected intermittent mass concentration and magnetic
 field shifts. In 2148, prospectors working near Deseado Crater discovered an
 underground complex: a Prothean observation post. The odd phenomena were
 generated by the operation and discharge of a mass effect core, struggling
 to function despite fifty millennia of neglect.

 Earth was electrified with the news. Humanity was unequivocally not alone.
 While courts battled who owned the ruins, the international scientific 
 community coordinated a massive effort to access, translate, and interpret
 the databanks recovered from the facility.

 The facility proved to be a biosciences observation post built when homo
 sapiens were first evolving on Earth. While the motives of the Protheans are
 not certain, translated records indicate that the facility was in regular
 communication with automated observation platforms in Earth orbit and the
 lunar nearside. The half-dozen mass effect spaceships found in the facility
 were presumably used for first-hand observation."


-> Ranchi

Obtained By: From Start

"Though now extinct, the ranchi once threatened every species in Citadel 
 space. Over 2000 years ago, explorers foolishly opened a mass relay to a 
 previously unknown system and encountered something never seen before or 
 since: a species of spacefaring insects guided by a hive-mind intelligence.

 Unfortunately, the ranchi were not peaceful, and the galaxy was plunged into
 a series of conflicts known as the Ranchi Wars. Attempts to negotiate were
 futile, as it was impossible to make contact with the hive queens that 
 guided the race from beneath the surface of their toxic homeworld.

 The emergence of the Krogan ended the Ranchi Wars. Bred to survive in the
 harshest environments, the krogan were able to strike at the queens in their
 lairs and reclaim conquered Council Worlds. But when the krogan fleets 
 pressed them back to their homeworld, the ranchi refused to surrender, and 
 the krogan eradicated them from the galaxy.


		    --==Aliens: Non-Council Races==--


-> Collectors: Collector General

Obtained: After fighting Harbinger for the first time on Horizon

"Cerberus xenobiologists believed until recently that the Collectors were 
 coordinated by a biologically active caste, similar to other insectoid
 species. New evidence suggests the Collectors have a singular commander,
 a so-called "Collector General" that has never been seen on the 
 battlefield. Instead, it selects its minions as remote platforms for
 its consciousness in a process that has been likened to a biological 
 hack or a cybernetic version of demonic possession.

 The Collector General can send a secure signal to one of its minions,
 smoothly take control of their motor functions, and awaken their
 previously dormant biotic potential. In a matter of seconds, even the 
 lowliest Collector drone can be upgraded to a battle-hardened biotic
 commander. If the Collector dies, the General can simply activate and
 control another body.

 Postmortem analysis reveals that this "command signal" relies on 
 cybernetic implants directly installed in the Collectors' cerebellum, but
 how this technology functions is presently unknown. Coordinating sensory
 input and motor functions simultanously with remotely amplifying biotic
 abilities is beyond the grasp of current human science. Why such an
 advanced species would be interested in humans is puzzling. More 
 disturbing still, victims of the Collectors say the General has spoken to 
 them and referred itself by a human name: Harbinger."


-> Drell: Biology

Obtained By: Talk to Thane about his disease

"Drell are omnivorous reptile-like humanoids with an average life span of 85
 galactic standard years. They give live birth to their young, who are capable
 of eating solid food from the moment they are born. Drell appearance is very
 similar to asari and humans, but their muscle tissue is slightly denser than
 that of humans, giving them a wiry strength. Many of their more reptilian
 features are concealed, like a three-chambered heart with a muscular ridge 
 that is capable of shunting oxygenated or deoxygenated blood as needed. 

 One unique characteristic, however, is the hyoid bone in their throats,
 which allows them to inflate their throats and produce vocal sounds outside
 the human range. Would-be assassins have noted that these two features make
 drell extremely hard to strangle or suffocate.

 Because the drell ancestors emerged from arid, rocky deserts, the humid,
 ocean-covered Hanar homeworld of Kahje proved tolerable only when the drell 
 stayed inside a climate-controlled dome city. Due to this huge disparity
 in the two species' homeworld environments, the leading cause of death among
 drell on Kahje is a bacterial lung disease called Kepral's Syndrome.

 With a generation of the drell's arrival on the planet, the disease had 
 become resistant to hanar antibiotics and other advanced treatments. Once 
 an infection settles in, death is slow but imminent. Transplants may buy
 time, but as the infection spreads to other major organs there comes a point
 of diminishing returns and eventual system failure."


-> Drell: Culture

Obtained By: Talking to Thane about his upbringing

"Eight centuries ago, the already-arid drell homeworld, Rakhana, began its
 swift descent into lifelessness due to disasterous industrial expansion. 
 Because their population was bursting at 11 billion and they did not possess
 interstellar flight capacity, the drell would have been doomed without
 the intervention of the hanar.

 Following first contact, the hanar spent ten years transporting 375,000
 willing drell to their own homeworld, Kahje. The remaining billions perished
 in the dying world, warring against each other for diminishing sources of 
 water and food. Today, only a few thousand survive on Rakhana in clusters
 never exceeding a few hundred. Now a cemetery world, Rakhana's population
 can double during pilgrimage season.

 Drell have been part of the galactic community for almost two centuries. Most
 reside on Kahje, content to coexist with the hanar. Those who leave Kahje
 tend to be adventurers. Gifted by the hanar with acute perception of
 interspecies body language, solitary drell travelers often seek out new  
 species elsewhere, adopting that species' culture and rarely returning to 
 Kahje. Such drell number in the thousands and are scattered across the
 galaxy, tending towards quiet integrated lives.

 On Kahje, the hanar afforded the drell every opportunity to thrive. While
 outsiders and even some hanar regard the drell as junior partners, if not
 actual servents, drell have integrated themselves into every level of
 hanar society as respected productive citizens."


-> Geth: Armatures

Obtained By: From Start

"Armatures are quadruped all-terrain heavy weapons platforms, akin to the 
 armoured fighting vehicles of other races. Geth being synthetic 
 intelligences, armatures are not crewed vehicles, but intelligent entities, 
 capable of independent decision-making and learning.

 Armatures are equipped with heavy kinetic barriers. Their main cannon mounted
 on the articulated "head" turret, appears to be a highly efficient 
 conventional mass accelerator. It is capable of firing in anti-personnel and 
 anti-tank modes. Some armatures carry drones into battle, presumable for 
 reconnaissance purposes. Others host a swarm of insect-sized repair 
 microbots."


-> Geth: Heretics

Obtained By: Talking to Legion about Heretics

"Conversations with the geth programs dubbed "Legion" have brought to light
 a profound schism in geth society. When Saren Arterius approached the geth
 in the dreadnought Sovereign, some of them choose to follow him, most did
 not. Saren's followers were allowed to leave geth society, but were dubbed
 "heretics" by those that remained.

 This relevation implies several things. First, the majority of geth chose 
 not to attack organic society. Second, the geth forces the Council and 
 Alliance fleets have battled the last two years represent only a small
 portion of their actual military and economic power, perhaps as little as
 five percent of mainstream geth society. Third, this schism suggests 
 that individual geth possess more free will and perhaps even personality 
 than previous suspected. Without such individuality, no geth could have
 deviated from the group's decision to join or reject Saren's mission. 
 There could not have been a division.

 Finally, there is a matter of Legion's word choice. The geth used the 
 English word "heretics" to describe Saren's followers. Of the many words
 Legion could have chosen (nonconformists, dissenters, rebels, etc.), only
 the word "heretic" suggests a broadly accepted geth philosophy or religion,
 and that the actions of Saren's allies violated the orthodoxy."


-> Keepers

Obtained By: From Start

"When the Asari discovered the Citadel,  they also discovered the keepers, a
 docile multi-limbed insect race that seemingly only exist to maintain and
 repair the great Prothean station.

 Early attempts to communicate with or study the keepers were futile, and it 
 is now illegal to interfere with or impede keeper activity. Because they are
 completely non-threatening, keepers have become virtually invisible to 
 everyone else. Similarly, they seem indifferent to other species, except for
 their tendancy to help new arrivals integrate themselves into the Citadel.

 No matter how many keepers die due to old age, violence or accidents, they
 maintain a constant number. No one has discovered the source of new keepers,
 but some hypothesize they are genetic constructs, biological androids 
 created somewhere deep inside the inaccessible core of the Citadel itself."


-> Krogan: Biology

Obtained By: From Start

"The krogan evolved in a lethal ecology. Over millions of years, the grim 
 struggle to survive larger predators, virulent disease, and resource scarcity
 on their homeworld, Tuchanka, turned the lizards into quintessential 
 survivors. Perhaps the most telling indicator of Tuchanka's lethality is the 
 krogan eyes. Although they are a predator species by any standard 
 definition, their eyes evolved to be wide-set, as any Earth prey species like
 deer and cattle. Krogan eyes have a 240-degree arc of vision, better suited 
 for spotting enemies sneaking up on them than for pursuit. 

 Physically, the krogan are nigh-indestructible, with a tough hide impervious
 to any melee weapon short of a molecular blade. While they feel pain, it does
 not affect their ability to concentrate. They have multiple functioning 
 examples of all major organs, and can often survive the loss of one or two of
 any type. Rather than a nervous system, they have an electrically conductive 
 second circulatory system. A krogan can never be paralysed - they may lose 
 some fluid, but it can be replaced by the body in time.

 The hump on krogan's back stores water and fats that help the krogan survive
 lean times. Large humps are a point of pride; being well-fed implies the 
 krogan is a superior predator.

 The most widely-known biological feature of the krogan is their incredible 
 birth rate and rapid maturity. Once freed from the hostile cauldron of 
 Tuchanka, the krogan population swelled into a numberless horde. Only the
 genophage kept them from out-breeding the combined Council races. Now the 
 rare krogan females capable of bringing a child to term are treated like 
 strategic resources: warlords will trade them at diplomacy or (more 
 frequently) fight wars over them."


-> Krogan: Blood Rage

Obtained By: Talk to Tank-Bred Krogan on Korlus

"Feared throughout the galaxy as nightmarishly violent warriors, the krogan
 are aided and hobbled by their legendary "blood rage".

 In the grip of that madness, krogan become inseemingly invincible, but are
 merely totally unresponsive to pain. "Blood-enraged" krogan fight regardless
 of injury level, to the extent that krogan shorn of all four limbs continue
 gnashing past brain death until total somatic death.

 The supremely resilient, hyper-violent blood rage is the synergy of two 
 aspects of krogan neurology. The first aspect is a positive feedback loop in
 which adrenalin, also activated by fear or rage, suppresses serotonin, the
 brain chemical that induces serenity. The second is the over-developed krogan
 limbic system. In krogan, as in humans, fear of rage shifts mental control
 from frontal lobes, responsible for reasoning, to the limbic system, 
 responsible for aggression and survival. During that shift, krogan and humans
 exhibit diminished capacity for logic and self-control.

 Prior to the ecological destruction of Tuchanka, blood rage was extremely 
 rare among the krogan. Back then, while all krogan were capable of heightened
 anger and violence in fight-or-flight scenarios, almost none experienced
 insensitivity to pain. The one percent who did were those suffering 
 serotonin-suppression. At that time, krogan society regarded the condition as
 pathological, and medicated or imprisoned sufferers to protect them from
 society.

 Following nuclear ecocide four millennia ago, evolution selected only those
 krogan afflicted with blood rage for survival. Today there is no living 
 memory among the krogan of a life without mindless, murderous fury."


-> Krogan: Culture

Obtained By: From Start

"The harsh krogan homeworld conditioned the krogan psychology for toughness
 just as it did the body. Krogan have always had a tendency to be selfish,
 unsympathetic, and blunt. They respect strength and self-reliance and are
 neither surprised nor offended by treachery. The weak and selfless do not 
 live long. In their culture, "looking out for number one" is simply a matter
 of course.

 After their defeat in the Rebellions, the very concept of krogan leadership
 was discredited. Where a warlord could once command enough power to bring
 entire solar systems to heel and become Overlord, these days it is rare for
 a single leader to have more then 1000 warriors swear allegiance to him. Most
 krogan trust and serve no one but themselves.

 This solitary attitude stems in part from a deep sense of fatalism and 
 futility, a profound social effect of the genophage that caused krogan 
 numbers to dwindle to a relative handful. Not only are they angry that the 
 entire galaxy seems out to get them, the krogan are also generally 
 pessimistic about their race's chances of survival. The surviving krogan see
 no point to building for the future; there will be no future. The krogan 
 live with an attitude of "kill, pillage, and be selfish, for tomorrow we 
 die"."


-> Krogan: Genophage

Obtained By: From Start

"The genophage bioweapon was created to end the Krogan Rebellions. From the 
 start, the krogan had overwhelmed the Council. Only timely first contact with
 the turians saved the Council races. The turians fought the krogans to a 
 standstill, but the sheer weight of krogan numbers indicated the war could 
 not be won through conventional means. The turians collaborated with the 
 salarians to genetically engineer a counter to the rapid breeding of the 
 krogan.

 The genophage virus gained the energy to replicate by "eating" key genetic 
 sequences. Every cell in every krogan had to be altered for the weapon to be
 foolproof; otherwise the krogan could have used gene therapy to fix the 
 affected tissues. Once a genophage strain could find no more genes to eat, it
 would starve and die, limited spin-off mutation and contamination. This 
 "created" genetic flaw is hereditary.

 The salarians believed the genophage would be used as a deterrent, a position
 the turians viewed as naive. Once the project was complete, the turians mass
 produced and deployed it. The krogan homeworld, their colonies, and all 
 occupied worlds were infected.

 The resulting mutation made only one in a thousand krogan pregnancies carry 
 to term. It did not reduce fertility, but offspring viability. The rare 
 females able to carry children to term became prizes the krogan warlords 
 fought brutal battles over.

 The krogan are a shadow of their former glory. While the Rebellions took 
 place centuries ago, they are constantly reminded of the horror of the 
 genophage and of their inability to counter it. The release of the genophage
 is still controversial, bitterly debated in many circles."


-> Krogan: Krogan Rebellions

Obtained By: From Start

"After the Rachni War, the quick-breeding krogan expanded at the expense of 
 their neighbours. Warlords leveraged their veteran soldiers to seize living 
 space while the Council races were still grateful. Over centuries, the krogan
 conquered world after world. There was always "just one more" needed. When 
 the Council finally demanded withdrawal from the asari colony of Lusia, 
 krogan Overlord Kredak stormed off the Citadel, daring the Council to take 
 the worlds back.

 But the Council had taken precautions. The finest STG operators and asari 
 huntresses had been drafted into a covert "observation force", the Office of 
 Special Tactics and Reconnaissance. The Spectres opened the war with 
 crippling strategic strikes. Krogan planets went dark as computer viruses
 flooded the extranet. Sabotaged antimatter refineries disappeared in 
 blue-white annihilation, Headquarters stations shattered into orbit-
 clogging debris, ramming by pre-placed suicide freighters.

 Still, this only delayed the inevitable. The war would have been lost if not
 for first contact with the turians, who responded to krogan threats with a 
 prompt declaration of war. Being on the far side of krogan space from the 
 Council, the turians advanced rapidly into the lightly-defended krogan rear 
 areas. The krogan responded by dropping space stations and asteroids on 
 turian colonies. Three worlds were rendered completely uninhabitable.

 This was precisely the wrong approach to take with the turians. Each is first
 and foremost a public servant, willing to risk his life to protect his 
 comrades. Rather then increasing public war weariness, krogan tactics 
 stiffened turian resolve.

 The arrival of turian task forces saved many worlds from the warlords' 
 marauding fleets, but it took the development of the genophage bioweapon to 
 end the war. There were decades of unrest afterwards. Rogue warlords and 
 holdout groups of insurgents refused to surrender, or disappeared into the 
 frontier systems to become pirates."


-> Krogan: Military Doctrine

Obtained By: From Start

"Traditional krogan tactics were built on attrition mass-unit warfare.
 Equipped with cheap rugged gear, troop formations were powerful but 
 inflexible. Command and control was very centralized; soldiers in the field 
 who saw a target contacted their commanders behind the lines to arrange fire 
 support.

 Since the genophage, the krogan can no longer afford the casualties of the 
 old horde attacks. The Battle Masters are a match for any ten soldiers of 
 another species. To a Battle Master, killing is a science. They focus on 
 developing clean, brute-force economy of motion that exploits their brutal 
 strength to incapacitate enemies with a swift single blow of overwhelming 
 power.

 This change of focus from mass-unit warfare to maximal efficiency has 
 increased employment demand in the fields of security and "muscle for hire". 
 Due to the unsavoury reputation of the krogan, most of these jobs are on the
 far side of the law.

 Battle Masters are not "spit and polish", but they do believe in being well-
 armed and equipped, preferably with a gun for each limb. They are callous and
 brutal, but methodical and disciplined. They use any means at their disposal 
 to achieve their goals, no matter how reprehensible. Hostage-taking and 
 genocide are acceptable means to ensure a quiet occupation with few krogan 
 casualties.

 The krogan serving with Saren's forces appear to be returning to the old 
 style of mass attrition combat. They also work in close cooperation with 
 supporting geth units, who fill in the roles occupied by combat drones in 
 other armies.

 Biotics are rare among the krogan. Those that exist are viewed with suspicion
 and fear. The krogan see this aura of fear as a useful quality for an 
 officer, and often promote them. Combat drones and other high-tech equipment 
 are likewise in short supply."


-> Quarians: Economy

Obtained By: From Start

"The Migrant Fleet has little economic base, operating in a state of perpetual
 "hand-to-mouth". White quarian ships include light manufacturing and assembly
 plants, they lack heavy industries such as refining and shipbuilding. The 
 fleet has tankers for water purification and oxygen cracking, but with the 
 space-intensive nature of agriculture limits food production. A single 
 disaster could destroy the fragile balance.

 The quarians earn income in creative ways. Because the government is obliged
 to provide food, water, air, and medical support for every individual, the 
 Conclave strategically determines the course of the Fleet to bring in 
 resources and income. A species who suspects the Migrant Fleet is heading 
 towards their space often offers a "gift" of surplus starships, fuel, and 
 resources to alter course.

 As the fleet passes through the a system, swarms of mining vessels work over 
 asteroids for metals and siliceous materials and cometary bodies for water 
 ice and organics. Quarian miners are adept at locating and strip-mining 
 space-borne resources. This sparks conflict with corporations already working
 the system. Large mining concerns spend millions on lobbyists and public 
 relations portraying the quarians as locusts, devouring the resources of a 
 system before moving on.

 The greatest asset of the quarians is their rarefied skills. Most are 
 experienced miners. Due to their life of perpetual salvage and repair, they 
 are skilled engineers and technicians. More than once, they very corporations
 that lobby against the quarians have made back room deals with the Fleet, 
 arranging for skilled quarians to fill space engineering jobs that other 
 species would demand higher wages for. Quarians are widely hated among the 
 working classes. "The quarians are coming to take our jobs" is a common 
 response to the Fleet's approach."


-> Quarians: Government

Obtained By: From Start

"Due to the quarians' precarious existence and the need to enforce strict 
 rationing, government is somewhat autocratic. The Migrant Fleet's operations 
 are directed by the Admiralty, a board of five military officers who are 
 advised by a legislative body called the Conclave.

 Each vessel in the Fleet has the right to send representatives to the 
 Conclave aboard the flagship. The number of representatives is based on crew
 size. Larger clans, with bigger ships and more votes, form the cores of 
 political blocs. Opposition comes from the Outriders' Coalition, with 
 delegates from thousands of smaller ships. 

 The Admiralty defers to the Conclave's decisions in most circumstances. 
 However, if all five members agree a Conclave decision jeopardized the 
 survival of the fleet, and cannot get the Conclave to address their concerns,
 they have the right to summarily overturn the legislative decision. After the
 Admiralty uses this extraordinary power, they must resign. If the Admiralty 
 does not step down after using their veto the rest of the military is obliged
 to arrest them.

 Each ship captain has authority over the vessel, but is advised by an elected
 civilian Council, just as the Admiralty is advised by the Conclave. This 
 relationships may range from cooperation to polite tolerance to outright 
 hostility, but any captain who overrules his council without good reason is 
 relieved of command by the Admiralty.

 Many quarian ships are owned by clans who pool their resources to purchase 
 used vessels from private sellers. Large ships are prestigious for big, rich 
 clans, but a small ship means status for a small clan with enough personal 
 wealth to afford a private vessel. Clan vessel captains are not subject to 
 dismissal by the Admiralty; abusive captains are a "family" problem if they 
 do not disrupt the operations of the fleet."


-> Quarians: Law and Defence

Obtained By: From Start

"Although the Conclave establishes civil law much as any planet-based 
 democracy, enforcement and trials are more unique. After the flight from the 
 geth, there were few constables to police the millions of civilians aboard 
 the Fleet, so the navy parcelled out marine squads to maintain order and 
 enforce the law. Today, quarian marines have evolved training and tactics 
 akin to civilian police, but remain adept at combat in the confined spaces 
 of a starship, and fully under the command of the military.

 Once taken into custody, the accused is brought before the ship's captain for
 judgment. While the ship's council may make recommendations, tradition holds
 that the captain has absolute authority in matters of discipline.

 Most are lenient, assigning additional or more odious maintenance tasks
 aboard the ship. Persistent recidivists are "accidentally" left on the next 
 habitable world. This practice of abandoning criminals on other people's 
 planets is a point of friction between the quarians and the systems they pass
 through. Captains rarely have another choice; with space and resources at a
 premium, supporting a non-productive prison population is not an option.

 In the early years, many quarians freighters were armed and used as irregular
 "privateers". Civilian ships still show a strong preference for armament, 
 making them unpopular targets for pirates. Though they have rebuilt their 
 military, there are still mere hundreds of warships to protect the tens of 
 thousands of ships. The quarian navy follows strict routines of patrol, and 
 takes no chances. If the intent of approaching ship can't be ascertained, 
 they shoot to kill."


-> Quarians: Pilgrimage

Obtained By: From Start

"When quarians of the Migrant Fleet reach young adulthood, they must leave 
 their birth ship and find a new crew to accept them as permanent residents.
 To prove themselves, they must recover something of value. This is offered to
 their prospective captain as proof that they will not be a mere burden on the
 shoestring resources of the ship.

 This process is called the Pilgrimage. Stripped of ritual, the Pilgrimage is 
 merely an attempt to maintain genetic diversity within the small, relatively 
 isolated population bases that make up the Migrant Fleet. If the young stayed
 and married within their birth vessel, the risk of inbreeding would increase 
 sharply.

 Quarians are surgically fitted with their various immunity-boosted implants 
 in preparation for leaving on Pilgrimage. Having grown within the sterile, 
 controlled environments of the Migrant Fleet ships, quarians have virtually
 no natural immune system."


-> Quarians: Religion

Obtained By: From Start

"The ancient quarians practiced ancestor worship. Even after abandoning faith
 for secularism, quarians continued to revere the wisdom of elders. As time
 passed and technology advanced, they inevitably turned their knowledge to 
 preserving the personalities and memories of the elderly as computer virtual
 intelligences. These recordings became a repository of knowledge and wisdom, 
 stored in a central databank and available through any extranet connection.

 They held no illusions that this was like a form of immortality; like all
 virtual intelligences, their electronically-preserved ancestors were not
 truly sapient. This was considered a surmountable problem; sapience could
 surely be reduced to simple mathematics.

 The quarians began exhaustive research into creating artificial intelligence
 so they could learn to escape the bounds of mortality and give their 
 ancestral records true awareness. Unfortunately, the life the quarians 
 created did not accept the same truths they did. The geth destroyed the 
 ancestor databanks when they took over.

 The centuries since they evacuated their homeworld, most quarians have 
 returned to religion in various forms. Many believe the rise of the geth and
 the destruction of their "ancestors" were chastisement for arrogantly 
 forsaking the old ways and venerating self-made idols.

 Others have a more philosophical outlook, believing their race was indeed
 arrogant, but no supernatural agency lay behind the geth revolt. Rather, the
 quarians' actions wrought their own doom. Either way, every quarian would
 agree that their own hubris cost them their homeworld."


		   --==Aliens: Non-Sapient Creatures==--

-> Husks

Obtained By: From Start

"After the geth secure a location, they round up and impale dead and living
 bodies on mechanical spikes. They spikes rapidly transform these victims into
 withered husks, extracting water and trace minerals and replacing them with
 cybernetics.

 The cybernetics re-animate the lifeless flesh and tissue, transforming the
 bodies into mindless killing machines. Some Alliance soldiers refer to the
 husk-generating spikes as Dragon's Teeth, a reference to the mythological 
 berserkers who sprang up from the earth wherever the teeth of the dragon Ares
 were planted.

 Dragon's Teeth and husks bear little resemblance to other pieces of geth 
 technology. No one is sure why a synthetic race would bother to drain the
 miniscule amount of recoverable resources from organic corpses, though the
 value of reusing them as shock troops is obvious."


-> Husks: Scion

Obtained By: Defeating Scion

"Though the exact fate of species captured by the Collectors is unclear, the
 humanoid appearance of the scions gives ghastly clues. The scion's frame
 and skull are similar to those of a human or asari, but the bone structure
 is overlaid with a metallic resin. Posthumous examination of their bodies
 reveal a skin tone resembling that of Reaper husks, but their transformation
 process seems more extensive. Like husks, they are cybernetically modified on
 a nano-scale so they can operate even in hard vacuum. Hoses rather than veins
 and muscle tissue join major portions of the body together. One arm is
 replaced with a construct that fits a large rifle, turning the creature into
 a humanoid weapons platform, and a fleshy sack is supported by the creature's
 head and back.

 The sacks contain brain matter and spinal tissue, too much to have come from
 just one victim. This indicates scions are an amalgam of several individuals,
 with one primary victim providing the frame and several "secondaries" 
 providing the flesh for a decentralised semi-mechanical nervous system. This 
 decentralisation makes them highly resistant to gunshot wounds; even a 
 headshot is not a certain kill.

 The scions' weapons, however, indicate that scions retain some living tissue,
 or at least sustain some of the same electrochemical reactions as those of a
 human biotic. The weapon creates a powerful warp effect, which is consistant
 with the eezo nodules visible in the scion's expansive nervous system. Given
 the rarity of human biotics, it seems likely that these dust-form eezo
 nodules are deposited during their transformation rather than requiring a 
 biotic victim in the first place."


-> Thresher Maws

Obtained By: From Start

"Thresher Maws are subterranean creatures that spend their entire lives eating
 or searching for something to eat. Threshers reproduce via spores that lie 
 dormant for millennia, yet are robust enough to survive prolonged periods in
 deep space and atmospheric re-entry. As a result, thresher spores appear on
 many worlds, spread by previous generations of space travelers.

 The body of a thresher never entirely leaves the ground; only the head and
 tentacles erupt from the earth to attack. In addition to phyiscal attacks,
 threshers have the ability to project toxic chemicals and emit bursts of 
 infrasound as a shockwave weapon.

 The Alliance first encountered threshers on the colony Akuze in 2177. After
 contact was lost with the pioneer team, marine units were deployed to 
 investigate. The shore parties were set upon by hungry threshers, and nearly
 the entire assault force was killed. Alliance forces recommend engaging 
 threshers with vehicle-mounted heavy weapons.


-> Varren

Obtained By: From Start

"Varren are omnivores with a preference for living prey. Originally native
 to the krogan homeworld of Tuchanka, they are, like most from Tuchanka,
 savage, clannish, and consummate survivors. They are pack hunters when
 vulnerable prey is readily available and become scavengers when outnumbered
 or outclassed.

 Their supreme adaptability, vicious demeanor and rapid breeding cycle have
 made them ubiquitus and dangerous pests on many worlds. Virtually everywhere
 the krogan have been, Varren infestations have followed, wreaking havoc 
 with the native ecology.

 The krogan have a love-hate relationship with Varren for millennia, 
 alternatively fighting them for territory and embracing them as treasured
 companions. To this day, krogans raise them as beasts of war. A common
 subgenus of Varren have metallic silver scales, leading to the rather 
 unusual nickname "fishdogs"."


		--==Citadel and Galactic Government==--

-> Citadel Conventions

Obtained By: From Start

"These diplomatic talks occurred in the wake of the Krogan Rebellions, as a 
 response to the destruction of the conflict and an attempt to distance the 
 Council from the brutal krogan warfare.

 The Conventions regulate the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction. A WMD causes
 environmental alteration to a world. A bomb that produces a large crater is 
 not considered a WMD; a bomb that causes a "nuclear winter" is.

 Use of WMD is forbidden on "garden" worlds like Earth, with ecospheres that 
 can readily support a population. If a habitable world is destroyed, it will 
 not be replaced for millions of years. The Conventions do not forbid the use 
 of WMD on hostile worlds or in sealed space-station environments. Many 
 militaries continue to develop and maintain stockpiles.

 The Conventions graded Weapons of Mass Destruction into tiers of concern. 
 Tier I is the greatest threat to galactic peace.

 TIER I: Large kinetic impactors, such as asteroid drops or de-orbited space 
 stations. Effectively free and available in any system (in the form of debris
 left over from planetary accretion), kinetic impacters are the weapons of 
 choice for terrorists and "third galaxy" nations.

 TIER II: Uncontrolled self-replicating weapons, such as nanotechnology, viral
 or bacteriological organisms, "Von Neumann devices", and destructive computer
 viruses. These weapons can lie dormant for millennia, waiting for a careless 
 visitor to carry them on another world.

 TIER III: Large energy-burst weapons such as nuclear or antimatter warheads.

 TIER IV: Alien species deliberately introduced to crowd out native forms 
 necessary for the hearth of an ecosystem. Ecological tampering can take years
 to bear fruit, making it difficult to prove."


-> Citadel Council

Obtained By: From Start

"The Council is an executive committee composed of representatives from the
 Asari Republics, the Turian Hierarchy, and the Salarian Union. Though they
 have no offical power over the independent governments of other species, the
 Council's decisions carry great weight throughout the galaxy. No single 
 Council race is strong enough to defy the other two, and have a vested 
 interest in compromise and cooperation.

 Each of the Council species have general characteristics associated with the
 various aspects of governing the galaxy. The asari are typically seen as
 diplomats and mediators. The salarians gather intelligence and information. 
 The turians provide the bulk of the military and peacekeeping forces.

 Any species granted an embassy on the Citadel is considered an associate
 member, bound by the accords of the Citadel Conventions. Associate members 
 may bring issues to the attention of the Council, though they have no input
 on the decision. The human Systems Alliance became an associate member of 
 the Citadel in 2165."


-> Citadel Space

Obtained By: From Start

"Citadel Space is an unoffical term referring to any region of space 
 controlled by a species that acknowledge the authority of the Citadel
 Council. At first glance, it appears that this territory encompasses most of
 the galaxy. In reality, however, less than 1% of the stars have been
 explored.

 Even mass-effect FTL drive is slow relative to the volume of the galaxy. 
 Empty space in any systems without suitable drive discharge sites are 
 barriers to exploration. Only the mass relays allow ships to jump hundred of
 light years in an instant, the key to expanding across an otherwise 
 impassable galaxy. 

 Whenever a new relay is activated, the destination system is rapidly 
 developed. From that hub, FTL drive is used to expand to nearby star 
 clusters. The result is a number of densely-developed clusters thinly spread
 across the vast expanse of space, connected by the mass relay network."


-> Citadel Station: Citadel Security Forces (C-Sec)

Obtained By: From Start

"Citadel Security is a volunteer police service answering to the Citadel 
 Council. The 200,000 constables of C-Sec are responsible for maintaining 
 public order in the densely populated Citadel. They also provide pirate 
 suppression, customs enforcements, and search-and-rescue throughout the 
 Citadel cluster.

 C-Sec has six divisions:

 ENFORCEMENT - Uniformed officers who patrol the Citadel and respond to 
 emergencies.

 INVESTIGATION - Detectives who puzzle out the truth behind crimes and bring 
 perpetrators to justice.

 CUSTOMS - Screen the thousands of passengers and cargo containers that pass 
 through the Citadel's ports every day.

 NETWORK - Deals with "cybercrimes" like identify and copyright theft, hacking
 and viral attacks, and illegal artificial intelligence.

 SPECIAL RESPONSE - Deals with hostage situations, bombs, and heavily armed 
 criminals. In the unlikely event that attackers board the Citadel, they are 
 also the front line of defence, armoured with military grade equipment.

 PATROL - Naval arm, with ships stationed throughout the Citadel cluster. 
 Unlike the other divisions, they are rarely seen at the Citadel, nor do they
 stay in one place long.

 Joining C-Sec is prestigious; applications must be sponsored by a Citadel 
 Councillor or the ambassador of an associate Council race. Generally, 
 applicants have many years of distinguished service in the military or police
 forces of their nations, but an inexperienced applicant with demonstrable 
 talent will be fairly considered.

 C-Sec and Spectres are often at odds. May C-Sec members, notably the current
 Executor Venari Pallin, believe that allowing Spectres to be "above the law"
 is a dangerous practice, the actions of Saren Arterius lend credence to this
 position. The Spectres, in turn, are aggravated within C-Sec's dedication to
 procedure and due process hampers their investigations."


-> Citadel Station: Foundations

Obtained By: From Start

"The "undersides" of the Wards, between the inhabited superstructures and
 impenetrable outer hull, are called the Founderations. These dangerous 
 areas are filled with life support systems and power plants. Offically, only
 the keepers are allowed in the Founderations. In reality, the Foundations
 are the slums of the Citadel, home to criminals, minorities, transients, and
 occasional "state-less" exiles. Some stay in the Foundations of their own
 will. Others end up there when the opportunity they sought in the Citadel do
 not come.

 The station's recycling systems are located in the Founderations. These 
 manufacture a variety of artificial organic pastes that can be eaten for
 subtenance. They are free and nutritious, but nearly tasteless and of 
 unpleasant texture. Poorer Citadel residents quickly become adept at dressing
 up this bland fare with sauces and spices, while imported foodstuffs are a
 popular luxury of the wealthy."


-> Citadel Station: Presidium Ring

Obtained By: From Start

"The Ring is an enclosed loop of park-like space serving as the connection
 point for the Wards. The interior walls are lined with the embassies of
 influential species and private residences for the galaxies elite.

 The Presidium is full of "open-air" restaurants, bars, and luxurious
 meeting areas. Gravity is about 1/3 Earth-normal. A holographic "sky" is
 projected over the "ceiling" of the ring. unlike the 24/7 bustle of the 
 Wards, the Presidium maintains a 20-hour day schedule, with a six-hour 
 "night" where lights are dimmed and the sky goes through a night cycle.

 Offices and residences are often open to the interior. It is not unusual for
 embassies to have no exterior wall at all. This does not cause a crime 
 problem due to the heavy C-Sec presence and ubiquitous monitoring devices on
 the Presidium. Thieves are quickly identified and apprehended.

 The Ring is the location of the Citadel's spaceports. Being closer to the
 centre of the spin, there is less motion for a ship to match, and the reduced
 spin gravity makes handling cargo easier. Hundreds of ships pass through the
 Citadel every day, and every species with an embassy is granted a private 
 dock.

 The Tower, at the centre of the Ring, holds the administration of the Citadel
 Council. The Tower rises over a kilometre from the ring, appearing to thrust
 forward parallel to the ward arms. As the Tower is at the centre of the spin
 axis, it experiences little centrifugal force. Gravity is maintained using
 mass effect fields at a 90-degree angle to the Ring and Wards.

 A Consular dock can be found at the base of the Tower. While normally used 
 for diplomatic couriers and Spectre business, the shuttles docked here can
 evacuate the Council government in an emergency."


-> Citadel Station: Serpent Nebula

Obtained By: From Start

"The Citadel is surrounded by a blue-tinted reflection nebula. The light of 
 the nebula is actually light from the Citadel, scattered and reflected back 
 at the station.

 At first, the Serpent Nebula was assumed to be made of microscopic
 construction debris. Prevailing theory holds the Protheans used molecular
 nanotechnology to manufacture the incredibly durable materials used to make
 the Citadel. But unlike other nebulae, the Serpent does not dissipate over
 time. Therefore, it must be replenished constantly. The current popular 
 theory is that the non-recyclable waste collected by the Citadel's keepers is
 somehow rendered down to the atomic or molecular level, and ejected into the
 clouds.

 The thick nebula resents a navigation hazard. Beyond the relatively clear
 areas around the Citadel, electrical discharges are common. These are not 
 blocked by kinetic barriers, and can severely damage metal-framed starships. 
 In addition, some dense knots of dust can overwhelm the repulsion of kinetic
 barriers on smaller ships. If such a vessel is moving fast enough at the
 time, the effects are similar to being hit by a sandblaster.

 Attempting to reach the Citadel through open space navigation is unadvisable;
 the only safe approach is through the various mass relays that orbit it."


-> Citadel Station: Statistics

Obtained By: From Start

"Although the Citadel is equipped with mass-effect-generating element-zero 
 cores, most of the gravity on the station is generated by the centrifugal 
 force of rotation.

 Rotation: 3.5 minutes per revolution
 Rotational Gravity in Wards: 1.02 Earth
 Rotational Gravity in Presidium: 0.3 Earth
 Total Length (Open): 44.7 km
 Diameter (Open): 12.8km
 Ward Length: 43.6km
 Ward Width: 330m
 Presidium Ring Diameter: 7.2 km
 Presidium Ring Width: 553 m 
 Exterior Armour Thickness: 13 m
 Population: 13.2 million (not including keepers)
 Gross Weight: 7.11 billion metric tons
 Height of the Presidium Tower: 1047 m"


-> Citadel Station: Wards

Obtained By: From Start

"The majority of the Citadel's population lives in the Wards, the five massive
 arms of the station that house the residential and commercial districts. Many
 galactic races have established cultural enclaves here. Population density
 and cost of living are extremely high, akin to Earth cities such as Hong Kong
 and Singapore.

 The Wards are open-topped, with skyscrapers rising from the superstructure.
 Towers are sealed against vacuum, as the breathable atmosphere envelope is
 only maintained to a height of about seven meters. The atmosphere is 
 contained by the centrifugal force of rotation and a "membrane" of dense, 
 colourless sulphur hexafluoride gas, held in place by carefully managed mass
 effect fields.

 The view from the Wards is spectacular. In the background, stars, Serpent 
 Nebula, and the nearby blue giant called "the Widow" move across the sky as
 the station rotates to stabilize itself. In the foreground, the lights of
 buildings and vehicles on the opposing Ward arms perpetually shine. The 
 Citadel has no real day or night. While the station keeps to standard 
 galactic time for political functions, business rarely close, and residents 
 acclimate to sleep and work according to personal need rather than a
 day-night cycle.

 Additions and modifications are constantly being constructed, though they 
 must stay within certain specifications that will not compromise the
 operation of the station. Occasionally, the keepers will descend on an area
 of the Ward and move or change the architecture without explanation.
 Residents have learned to live with these inexplicable intrusions."


-> Treaty of Farixen

Obtained By: From Start

"Due to the destructive potential of dreadnaughts, the Council races agree at 
 the Farixen Naval Conference to fix a ratio of dreadnaught construction 
 between themselves. At the top of pyramid is the peacekeeping turian fleet. 
 Below the turians are the other Council races, currently the asari and the 
 salarians. Council associate races are at the bottom. The human Systems 
 Alliance is part of this last group.

 The ratio of turian to Council to associate dreadnaughts is 5:3:1, for every 
 dreadnaught the humans are permitted to build, the asari have three, and the 
 turians five."


		--==Humanity and the Systems Alliance==--

-> Earth

Obtained By: From Start

"The homeworld and capital of humanity is entering a new golden age. The
 resource wealth of a dozen settled colonies and a hundred industrial outposts
 flows back to Earth, fueling great works of industry, commerce, and arts. The
 great cities are greening as arcology skyscrapers and telecommuting allow 
 more efficient use of land.

 Earth is still divided among nation-states, though all are affiliated beneath
 the overreaching banner of the Systems Alliance. While every human enjoys
 longer and better life then ever, the gap between rich and poor widens daily.
 Advanced nations have eliminated most genetic disease and pollution. Less
 fortunate regions have not progressed beyond 20th century technology, and are
 often smog-choked, overpopulated slums.

 Sea levels have risen two meters in the last 200 years, and violent weather 
 is common due to environmental damage inflicted during the last 21st centry.
 The past few decades, however, has seen significant improvement due to 
 recent technological advances."


-> First Contact War

Obtained By: From Start

"Humanity's first contact with an alien race occurred in 2157. At that time, 
 the Alliance allowed survey fleets to activate any dormant mass relay 
 discovered, a practice considered dangerous and irresponsible by Council-
 aligned races. When a turian patrol discovered a human fleet attempting to
 activate a relay, they attacked. One human vessel survived, retreating to 
 the colony of Shanxi.

 The turians followed, quickly defeating the local forces. Shanxi was 
 occupied, the first - and, to date, only - human world to be conquered by
 an alien species. The turians believed the handful of ships they defeated
 represented the bulk of the human defences. So they were unprepared when the
 Second Fleet under Admiral Kastanie Drescher, launched a strong counter-
 offensive, evicting them from Shanxi.

 The turians mobilised for a full-scale war, drawing the attention of the rest
 of the galaxy. The Council quickly intervened, forcing a truce. Fortunately 
 for humanity, the First Contact War was ended with a diplomatic solution."


-> Gagarin Station ("Jump Zero")

Obtained By: From Start

"Gagarin Station is the largest deep space station built by humanity, a
 "Bernal Sphere" designed with a 500-meter-diameter habitable area. It was
 constructed beyond Pluto, nearly 80 Astronomical Units (12 billion 
 kilometres) from Sol. Moving crew and materials to this location bankrupted
 most of the backers.

 Gagarin was placed at the inner edge of the "heliopause" - the point at which
 the solar wind can no longer push back the interstellar medium. It was built
 to test a number of faster-than-light drive principles that theoretically 
 could only occur in interstellar space. The station was nicknamed "Jump 
 Zero", as it was intended to be the jumping-off point for humanity's 
 expansion into the galaxy. Shortly after the station was completed, the 
 Prothean ruins were discovered on Mars, rendering the entire effort moot.

 After struggling to make a profit for a decade, Gagarin was sold to the
 Systems Alliance in 2159 for a fraction of its construction costs. The
 Alliance refurbished it as a research and training centre for the recently
 discovered biotic phenomenon.

 In 2169, the Biotic Acclimation and Training program was shut down and 
 Gagarin became a general research facility. Its remote location and 
 intentional isolation from the extranet makes it popular for dangerous 
 research, particularly in the field of artificial intelligence. Humanity's
 first stable AI, the Alliance-sponsored "Eliza", achieved sapience at 
 Gagarin in 2172.

 Today, Gagarin Station has a permanent population of approximately 9000. A
 plan has been proposed to move it to the gravitationally stable barycentre 
 point between Pluto and the Charon Relay allowing it to serve as a gateway
 facility between the Sol and Arcturus systems. The high cost of safely 
 moving it mass has delayed this indefinitely."


-> Genetic Engineering

Obtained By: From Start

"In the 22nd century, manipulation of the human genome became commonplace.
 Techniques for genetic engineering advanced to the point where the rich could
 custom-build foetuses that grew into stronger, smarter, and more attractive
 adults. In more permissive regions, custom-designed life forms and "uplifted"
 animals occupied an ill-defined niche between "property" and "sapient being."

 Travel to planets with unique forms of life brought an awareness that Earth's
 biodiversity could be lost if it spliced and hybridized to gain useful alien
 qualities. The Sudham-Wolcott Genetic Heritage Act was passed by the Systems
 Alliance Parliament in 2161. It imposed sharp restrictions on controversial
 uses of genetic engineering, but provided government subsidies for beneficial
 applications.

 SCREENING AND THERAPY: Most governments provide free assessments and 
 corrective therapy for genetic diseases in prospective parents. This has
 nearly eliminated everything from cystic fibrosis to nearsightedness. The
 earlier screening and therapy is performed, the more comprehensive the 
 results. Though ideally performed on artificially fertilized zygotes in a 
 lab, procedures are available for embryos in the womb and newborns, out of 
 respect for personal beliefs.

 ENHANCEMENT: Improvements of natural human abilities is legal, but adding new
 abilities is not. Treatments to improve strength, reflexes, mental ability, 
 or appearance are permitted; adding a tail or the ability to digest cellulose
 is not. Some genetic enhancement is provided for free to Alliance military 
 recruits, but the average citizen must pay for the privilege. The process
 can take years to reach fruition in an adult.

 ENGINEERING: Artificial hybridization of genes from compatible non-human 
 species with human genetic code is illegal. Creation of designed life is
 broadly legal (and mainly used for terraforming and medical applications), 
 but sentient creatures are heavily regulated, and creation of sapient life is
 outlawed by both the Systems Alliance and the Citadel Council."


-> Systems Alliance

Obtained By: From Start

"The Systems Alliance is an independent supranatural government representing
 the interests of humanity as a whole. The Alliance is responsible for the
 governance and defence of all extra-solar colonies and stations.

 The Alliance grew out of the various nation space programs as a matter of
 practically. Sol's planets had been explored and exploited through 
 piecemeal nation efforts. The expense of colonising entire new solar systems
 could not be met by any one country. With humans knowing that alien contact
 was inevitable, there was enough political will to jointly fund an
 international effort.

 Still, the Alliance was often disregarded by those on Earth until the First
 Contact War. While the national governments dithered and bickered over who
 should lead the effort to liberate Shanxi, the Alliance fleet struck 
 decisively. Post-War public approval gave the Alliance the credibility to
 establish its own Parliament and became the galactic face of humanity."


-> Systems Alliance: Geological Survey

Obtained By: From Start

"As the human race expands its territory and raises the general standard of 
 living, demand for industrial resources continues to grow. Many planets, 
 moons and asteroids contain a wealth of resources, but many systems have 
 been barely charted, let along thoroughly surveyed. Unmanned probes are one
 solution, but they are often lost to space hazards, unforeseen circumstances,
 or theft by salvagers.

 In recent years, AGeS, the Alliance Geological Service, has offered bounties 
 to private individuals or teams willing to perform mineralogical surveys on 
 the frontier. This survey data is made publicly available to further 
 corporate development. Due to the cost of travel and the dangers of operating
 on hostile worlds, it is rarely a profitable endeavour.

 LIGHT METALS - Metals with low atomic weight are often used in the 
 construction of spacecraft and vehicles.

 HEAVY METALS - Metals with higher atomic weights are used to construct 
 equipment components. The platinum group elements are particularly useful.

 RARE EARTHS - Most useful in this category are radioactives or magnets.

 GASSES - Various gasses are required to support all known forms of sapient 
 life. Some are commonly used as fuel."


-> Systems Alliance: Military Doctrine

Obtained By: From Start

"The Alliance military is of great concern to the galaxy. At first contact 
 with the turians, they were completely inexperienced. Turian disdain to 
 respect after the relief of Shanxi, where the humans surprised them with 
 novel technologies and tactics.

 The human devotion to understanding and adapting to modern space warfare
 stunned the staid Council races. For hundreds of years, they had lived behind
 the secure walls of long-proven technology and tactics. The Council regards
 the Alliance as a "sleeping giant". Less than 3% of humans volunteer to serve
 in their military, a lower proportion than any other species.

 While competent, Alliance soldiers are neither as professional as the turians
 nor as skilled as the asari. Their strengths lie in fire support, 
 flexibility, and speed. They make up for lack of numbers with sophisticated 
 technical support (VIs, drones, artillery, electronic warfare) and emphasis 
 on mobility and individual initiative.

 Their doctrine is not based on absorbing and dishing out heavy shocks like
 the turians and krogan. Rather, they bypass enemy strong points and launch
 deep into their rear, cutting supply lines and destroying headquarters and
 support units, leaving enemies to "wither on the vine".

 On defensive, the human military is a rapid reaction force that lives by Sun
 Tzu's maxim, "He who tries to defend everything defends nothing." Garrisons 
 are intended for scouting rather then combat, avoiding engagement to observe
 and report on invaders using drones.

 The token garrisons of human colonies make it easy for alien powers to secure
 them, for which the Alliance media criticizes the military. However, the
 powerful fleets stationed at phase gate nexuses such as Arcturus are just a
 few hours or days from any colony within their sphere of responsibility. In
 the event of an attack, they respond with an overwhelming force."


-> Systems Alliance: Military Jargon

Obtained By - From Start

"ashore - When a ship's crew leaves the vessel, they are "ashore." Though 
 normally used regarding planets, it can refer to boarding a space station.

 aweigh - When a ship releases the equipment tethering it to a space station 
 or surface dock, it is "aweight."

 aye, aye - The proper way to acknowledge an order. If told to attack the 
 correct response is "Aye, aye, sir." If asked "Are you proud to be a marine?"
 the correct response is "Yes, sir".

 ASAP - Pronounced "a-sap," an acronym of "as soon as possible."

 belay - Stop, cease.

 bridge - The navigation centre or a spacecraft, where the steering is done.

 captain's mast - Non-judicial disciplinary proceedings by unit commanders.

 CIC - Combat Information Centre, the command centre of a spacecraft. The CIC 
 is filled with sensor displays to make sense out of the chaos of combat.

 DC - Damage Control. The containment and repair of damage to a spacecraft.

 ECM - Electronic Counter-Measures used to avoid enemy sensors, from passive 
 emissions masking to active jamming.

 EVA - Extra-Vehicular Activity. Time spent in a pressure suit, outside of a 
 vehicle, spacecraft, or station.

 flank - The flank is the "side" of a military formation. Since the soldiers 
 are facing elsewhere, an enemy that can attack on the flank can often "turn 
 it" or "roll it up."

 FNG - "Freaking" New Guy(s). A derisive term for inexperienced personal.

 groundside - The surface of a planet.

 helmsman - The crew member who pilots the spacecraft.

 ladar - Light-amplified detection and ranging. An active sensor that bounces 
 lasers off an object to determine its bearing and distance. Ladar has 
 sufficient resolution that the data can be reconstructed into an image.

 shore party - Spacecraft's crew sent ashore on official business.
 
 silent running - An old submariner's term used aboard the Normandy to denote 
 when stealth systems are active.

 sitrep - Abbreviation of "situation report," an evaluation of the current 
 military situation.

 spacer - Someone who has spent most of their life in space.

 XO - Executive Officer, the second-in-command of an Alliance warship. The XO 
 is responsible for administrative and personal matters."


-> Systems Alliance: Military Ranks

Obtained By: From Start

"The Alliance uses a modified version of the ranking system that has been used
 for hundreds of years. Soldiers are classified into rank-and-file enlisted
 personal, experienced non-commissioned officers (NCOs), and specially trained
 officers. 

 The divide between naval personnel and ground forces ("marines") is small.
 Ground units are a specialized branch of the fleet, just as fighter squadrons
 are. This unity of command is imposed by the futility of fighting without
 control of orbit; without the navy, any army is pointless. The marines, as
 a matter of pride, maintain some of their traditional rank titles; for 
 example, marines have Privates and Corporals instead of Servicemen.

 In ascending order of responsibility, the ranks of the Alliance are:

 ENLISTED
 Serviceman 3rd Class / Private 2nd Class
 Serviceman 2nd Class / Private 1st Class
 Serviceman 1st Class / Corporal

 NCOs
 Service Chief
 Gunnery Chief
 Operations Chief

 OFFICERS
 2nd Lieutenant
 1st Lieutenant
 Staff Lieutenant
 Lieutenant Commander
 Staff Commander
 Captain / Major
 Read Admiral / General
 Admiral
 Fleet Admiral"


-> Systems Alliance: N7

Obtained By: From Start

"The Alliance Military Vocational Code system classifies the career path of 
 all serving personnel. The MVC consists of one letter and one number. A 
 soldier's MVC indicates proficiency, not rank. The letter notes career path;
 the number indicates level of experience, as indicated by service record,
 technical scores, and commendations. All 26 letters are used, and numbers 
 run from 1 to 7. N is the letter code for Special Forces personnel."


-> Terra Firma Party

Obtained By: From Start

"Terra Firma is an Alliance political party formed after the First Contact 
 War. Its policy agenda is based on the principle that Earth must "stand firm"
 against influences. This covers a variety of legislation. Recent activities 
 by Terra Firma include opposition to a law requiring high school alien 
 language study, a proposal to increase tariffs on alien imports, and leading
 a popular movement to mark the First Contact War as a public holiday.

 Though founded by well-meaning individuals who feared the submersion of 
 native human cultures under a wave of "alien vogue", Terra Firma's agenda
 attracts many jingoists and xenophobes."


-> Timeline

Obtained By: From Start

"2069 - Armstrong Outpost at Shackleton Crater becomes the first human 
        settlement on Luna. It is formally founded on July 24, the 100th 
        anniversary of the first lunar landing.

 2103 - Lower City in Eos Chasma becomes the first human settlement on Mars.

 2137 - Eldfell-Ashland Energy Corporation demonstrates helium-3 fuel 
        extraction from the atmosphere of Saturn.

 2142 - Construction of Gagarin Station (Jump Zero) begins beyond the orbit of
        Pluto.

 2148 - Prospectors discover the Prothean ruins at Promethei Planum on Mars.

 2149 - Translation of Prothean data leads humans to the Charon mass relay.
        Systems Alliance founded to coordinate exploration and colonization of 
        extra-solar worlds.

 2151 - A shipping accident at Singapore International Spaceport exposes
        downwind communities to containers of dust-form element zero. Alliance
        begins construction of Arcturus Station.

 2152 - Roughly 30% of the children born in Singapore after element zero 
        exposure suffer from cancerous growths. Systems Alliance begins 
        settlement of Earth's first extra-solar colony world, the planet 
        Demeter.

 2154 - Commander Shepard born.

 2155 - Systems Alliance occupies completed portions of Arcturus Station as a
        headquarters.

 2156 - Some children of Singapore exhibit minor telekinetic abilities.

 2157 - Turians encounter human explorers; First Contact War. Occupation and
        liberation of the human colony of Shanxi.

 2158 - Humans learn potential of biotics. An international effort to track
        element zero exposures begin. Roughly 10% of exposed children show
        some sign of biotic ability.

 2160 - Systems Alliance Parliament formed.

 2165 - Humans establish embassy on Citadel.

 2170 - Batarian slavers attack the Alliance colony Midoir.

 2176 - Skyllian Blitz - Pirates and slavers attacked Elysium, the human 
        capital in the Skyllian Verge.

 2177 - Thresher maws devour the Alliance colony of Akuze.

 2178 - In retaliation for the Skyllian Blitz, an alliance fleet wipes out an
        army of slavers on the moon of Torfan.

 2183 - Geth led by rogue Spectre Saren Arterius attack the Citadel, ensuring
        in a battle that cost thousands of lives. A few weeks later, the SSV
        Normandy is ambushed and destroyed. Commander Shepard is presumed 
        dead.

 2185 - Current Date"


			--==Planets and Locations==--

-> Ilos

Obtained By: From Start

"Like the ancienty human city of Troy, Ilos is a world known only through
 second-hand sources. References to Ilos have been found at several other
 Prothean ruins, though direct study of the world is unlikely to occur.

 Ilos lies in a remote area of the Terminus Systems only accessible by the
 legendary Mu Relay. Four thousand years ago, the Mu Relay was knocked out
 of position by a supernova and lost. Since then, Ilos and its cluster have
 been inaccessible. 

 Occasionally, a university will organise an expedition to chart a route to
 Ilos using conventional FTL drive. These never get beyond the planning stages
 due to the distance and danger. The journey could take years or decades, 
 passing through the hostile Terminus Systems and dozens of unexplored 
 systems."


-> Purgatory

Obtained By: Talk to the Prison Warden on Purgatory

"Originally an "ark ship" designed to carry argicultural animals, the 
 Purgatory was taken by the Blue Suns mercenary company during a large-scale
 battle in the Skyllian Verge. In a years-long reconstruction of its 
 interior, the Blue Suns repurposed it to hold sapient prisoners, supposedly
 because they captured so many in their conflicts throughout the galaxy. 
 When media outlets started investigating claims that the ship was used for
 slaving operations, the Blue Suns turned a public relations nightmare into
 a regular income source.

 Claiming to be in full accordance with Citadel law, the crew of Purgatory
 now regularly lands on planets or space stations claiming that they can 
 no longer hold their prisoners because of cost overruns. To avoid keeping
 prisoners under inhumane conditions, they will have to release them at the
 nearest port, dumping the scum of the galaxy directly into the local
 population. Faced with such a scenario, the government usually grants 
 Purgatory's crew massive discounts in fuel, food, and repairs as long as
 they go away. Some even afford their own prisoners to Purgatory for a 
 fee, grateful to have a problem relocated somewhere other than their 
 backyard. Such unfortunates go in the dark depths of the ship, never to 
 be seen again by their families or contacts.

 Purgatory is minimally armed with GARDIAN defences. Though a crusier- 
 weight ship, it relies on the Blue Suns' fighters to prevent any attacks
 bent on a jailbreak or similar events."


-> The Migrant Fleet

Obtained By: Accept Tali's request for help on her loyalty mission

"The flotilla, or the Migrant Fleet, is a fleet of roughly 50,000 starships
 that house over 17 million quarians. The largest collection of starfaring
 vessels in the galaxy, the Fleet is so large it may take days for all the
 ships to pass through a mass relay.

 The ships are constantly repaired, replaced, and upgraded to comfortably
 house as many quarians as possible. Typically, ships specialize in roles 
 for the Fleet, from the enormous argicultural liveships to the shielded
 lab ships to the repurposed freighters known as homeships that house
 quarian children, young parents, and educators. Employed quarians typically
 live in the ship they work on, since commuting from ship to ship ties up
 resources with unnecessary docking procedures.

 Even within the flotilla, quarians on most ships will remain encased in
 their protective suits. Rarely, quarians will meet on "clean ships" for
 specific purposes such as medical services or reproduction. When this
 occurs, they remove their suits, knowing full well that it is likely they
 will spend a few days having allergic reactions or getting over infections
 as their weakened immune system compensate for each other's presence."


-> Virmire

Obtained By: From Start

"Virmire is a lush world located on the frontier of the Attican Traverse. Its
 vast seas and orbital position on the inner life zone have created a wide 
 equatorial band of humid, tropical terrain. Only the political instability
 of the region has impeded efforts at colonisation.

 Many times, the Citadel has opened negotiations to settle Virmire with the
 various criminal gangs and petty dictatorships in the nearby Terminus 
 Systems. All fell apart due to internal power shifts within the opposing 
 parties. The Citadel has written off the colonisation of Virmire as 
 impossible without significant political change.

 The Terminus powers themselves are unlikely to ever settle Virmire. Most
 lack the resources to support settlement of a virgin world, finding it more
 expedient to steal from their neighbours than build for themselves."


			    --==Publications==--

-> Ascension

Obtained By: Purchasing Ascension Novel from Zakera Cafe

"Written by human author Drew Karpyshyn, the popular military-historical
 novel Ascension focuses on several lives warped or destroyed by the
 human-survivalist cult Cerberus. Following the Citadel attack of 2182 and
 the accelerated rise of human influence in the galaxy, Cerberus 
 instituted Ascension, a secret biotics program aimed at producing a super-
 human warrior. Biotics prodigy Gillian Grayson, a 12-year-old autistic 
 girl, suffered for the sins of her father, a secret Cerberus operative
 and red sands addict. Paul Grayson was ensnared in a web of criminality 
 involving a quarian traitor and extending to Saren Arterius, the geth, and
 a terminal threat to the quarian flotilla. Having fled to the Terminus
 Systems with his daughter after exposure of Cerberus's link to Ascension,
 Grayson was pursued by Gillian's teacher, scientist Kahlee Sanders, 
 initiating a chain of tragedies that demonstrated Cerberus's nearly 
 unlimited power and boundless ambition."


-> Fornax

Obtained By: Purchasing Fornax from Omega

"Launched in 2167, Fornax magazine described itself as "the galaxy's finest
 xenophilia." By its fifth year, Fornax became the first human magazine to
 offer full five-sensory stimulation, a previous unaffordable magazine
 technology made profitable by the economy of scale. With a monthly publishing
 run of 127 million available in both in hard-copy and direct download, Fornax
 offers a range of alien models with particular emphasis on the unisexual
 asari, although both genders of quarian, drell, batarians, and volus are
 regularly depicted. Speciality editions such as Genit-elcor and Krogasm
 service devoted but smaller markets."


-> Revelation

Obtained By: Purchasing Revelation Novel from Zakera Cafe

"Revelations is a popular military-historical novel by human writer Drew
 Karpyshyn that dramitizes human conflicts and political expansion following
 the 2148 discovery of the Prothean mass relay on Pluto and the beginning
 of human galactic exploration. In 2165, years before his rise to political
 prominence, Lt. David Anderson was a young veterain of the turian war, 
 investigating the destruction of top secret military research station
 Shanxi. Every scientist stationed at Shanxi had been slaughtered except
 Kahlee Sanders, who'd disappeared with secret files making her Anderson's
 prime suspect. The book traced Anderson's dangerous investigation of 
 Sanders, which included run-ins with Blue Sun mercenaries and a krogan
 bounty hunter. The investigation uncovered illegal research into AI, and
 forced Anderson into an alliance with the human-hating turian Spectre
 Saren Arteius, who would eventually enter into a genocidal collaboration
 with the geth."


		         --==Ships and Vehicles==--

-> A-61 Mantis Gunship

Obtained By: Talking to Cathka during Archangel Saga

"The workhorse of mercenary bands throughout the galaxy, the Mantis is a two-
 man, vectored-thrust aircraft that excels in close air-support roles. Highly
 modular in construction, the Mantis can be reconfigured as a low-altitude
 gunship, a fighter, a high-altitude bomber, or even a single-stage-to-orbit
 spaceplane that can engage enemy craft around a planet or space station. The
 only role that the Mantis cannot perform is that of a true deep-space 
 fighter, as it has no FTL drive. 

 First rolled off the assembly lines in 2170, the Mantis remains in service
 in dozen of armies across the galaxy. It is most commonly used as air support
 in pitched ground battles, in a configuration that sports two pods for 
 Inferno PKRs (Precision Kill Rockets) and a chin-mounted M350 mass 
 accelerator cannon. Its kinetic barriers, thermal decoy system, and 
 electronic countermeasures suit make the Mantis far less vulnerable to
 surface-to-air attacks than previous generations of aircraft. Like most
 modern planes, the Mantis uses an element zero core to ease the load of the
 engines with a mass effect field, allowing it to take off vertically or hover
 in place using minimium fuel. This also gives it far gerater range and speed
 than the helicopters and jump-jet aircraft that once filled its niche -- a
 Mantis can take off from Baton Rouge, reach Moscow in a few hours, fly a 
 ground attack mission, and return home before having to refuel."


-> FTL Drive

Obtained By: From Start

"Faster-than-light drives use element zero cores to reduce the mass of the 
 ship, allowing higher rates of acceleration. This effectively raises the 
 speed of light within the mass effect field, allowing high speed travel
 with negligible relativistic time dilation effects.

 Starships still require conventional thrusters (chemical rockets, commercial
 fusion torch, economy ion engine, or military antiproton drive) in addition 
 to the FTL drive core. With only a core, a ship has no motive power.

 The amount of element zero and power required for a drive increases  
 exponentially to the mass being moved and the degree it is being lightened.
 Very massive ships or very high speeds are prohibitively expensive.

 If the field collapses while the ship's moving at faster-than-light speeds,
 the effects are catastrophic. The ship is snapped back to sublight velocity,
 the enormous excess energy shed in the form of lethal Cerenkov radiation.


-> FTL Drive: Appearance

Obtained By: From Start

"New space travellers ask, "What does it look like outside a ship moving at 
 faster-than-light speed?" Part of the answer can be seen in a simple pane of 
 glass. Light travels slower through glass then it does through open air; 
 light also moves slower in conventional space then it does in a high-speed
 mass effect field. This causes refraction - any light entering at an angle 
 is bent and separated into a spectrum. Objects outside the ship will appear 
 refracted. The greater the difference between the objective (exterior) and
 subjective (interior) speeds of light, the greater the refraction.

 As the subjective speed of lights is raised within the field, objects outside
 will appear to red-shift, eventually becoming visible only to radio telescope
 antennae. High-energy electromagnetic sources normally hidden to the eye 
 become visible on the spectrum. As the speed of light continues to be raised,
 x-ray, gamma ray, and eventfully cosmic ray sources become visible. Stars 
 will be replaced by pulsars, the acceleration discs of black holes, quasars,
 and gamma ray bursts.

 To an outside observer, a ship within a mass effect drive envelope appears to
 blue-shifted. If within a field that allows travel at twice the speed of 
 light, any radiation it emits has twice the energy as normal. If the ship is
 in a field of about 200 times light speed, it radiates visible light as x-ray
 and gamma rays, and the infrared heat from the hull is blue-shifted up into
 the visible spectrum or higher.

 Ships moving at FTL are visible at great distances, though their signature
 will only propagate at the speed of light."


-> FTL Drive: Drive Charge

Obtained By: From Start

"As positive or negative electronic current is passed through an FTL drive 
 core, it acquires a static electrical charge. Drives can be operated with an 
 average of 50 hours before they reach charge saturation. This changes 
 proportional to the magnitude of mass reduction; a heavier or faster ship 
 reaches saturation more quickly.

 If the charge is allowed to build, the core will discharge into the hull of a
 ship. All ungrounded crew members are fried to a crisp, all electronic 
 systems are burned out, and metal bulkheads may be melted and fused together.

 The safest way to discharge a core is to land on a planet and establish a 
 connection to the ground, like a lightning rod. Larger vessels like 
 dreadnaughts cannot land and must discharge into a planetary magnetic field.
 The ship passes the charge from the drive core to the exterior armoured hull,
 then dives into the magnetic field.

 As the hull discharges, sheets of lightning jump away into the field, 
 creating beautiful auroral displays on the planet. The ship must retract is
 sensors and weapons while dumping charge to protect damage, leaving it blind
 and helpless. Discharging at a moon with a weak magnetic field can take days.
 Discharging into the powerful field of a gas giant may require less then an
 hour. Deep space facilities such as the Citadel often have special discharge
 facilities for visiting ships."


-> Helios Thruster Module

Obtained By: Upgrading the Normandy with Helios Thruster Module

"Intended for next-generation fighter craft, the Heed Industries Helios 
 Thrustle Module propulsion system far outpaces the typical hydrogen/liquid
 oxygen ractors that powers a frigate's maneuvering thrusters. By using
 metastable metallic hydrogen, the Helios boasts a fuel that burns at far
 greater efficiency than liquid H2/O2. Navigators can execute the numerous
 small course corrections inherent to any long-distance travel without fear
 of exhausting the ship's fuel supplies. This net gain extends to forward
 impulse as well: a ship powered by antiprotons can coast temporarily using
 the Helios to reach an inferior but highly sustainable speed. Such efficiency
 lowers antiproton consumption, a constant concern for any warship.

 When a Helio-propelled ship must refuel, however, it typically relies on a
 large carrier or nearby planetary factory to synthesize the metallic 
 hydrogen. This process uses extremely dense mass effect fields to create the 
 metal under pressures of over a million Earth atmospheres, an activity most
 safely done while planetside. While the process may seem like a drawback
 compared to "skimmer ships" that can gather hydrogen and oxygen from anywhere
 in the universe, the combat superiority of the Helio's maneuvering 
 capabilities is often a worthwhile tradeoff. The same efficiency that allows
 for microburn course correction can power rapid bursts of motion. Once a 
 pilot becomes used to the ship's new energetic responses, she can easily put 
 the ship wherever and at whatever angle she desires."


-> Space Combat: Combat Endurance

Obtained By: From Start

"Heat limits the length and intensity of ship-to-ship combat. Starships 
 generate enormous heat when they fire high-energy weapons, perform 
 manoeuvring burns, and run on-board combat electronics.

 In combat, warships produce heat more quickly than they can disperse it. As 
 heat builds within a vessel, the crewed spaces become increasingly 
 uncomfortable. Before the heat reaches lethal leaves, a ship must win or 
 retreat by entering FTL. After an FTL run, the ships halts, shuts down non-
 essential systems, and activates the heat radiation gear.

 Combat endurance varies by ship design and by the battle's location. Battles 
 in the deep cold of interstellar space can go on for some time. Engagements 
 close to a star are brief. Since habitable worlds are usually close to a 
 star, battles over there are usually more frantic."


-> Space Combat: General Tactics

Obtained By: From Start

"Shells lofted by surface navies crash back to earth when their acceleration 
 is overwhelmed by gravity and air resistance. In space, a projectile has 
 unlimited range, it will keep moving until it hits something.

 Practical gunnery range is determined by the velocity of the attacker's 
 ordinance and the manoeuvrability of the target. Beyond a certain range, a
 small ship's ability to dodge trumps a larger attacker's projectile speed. 
 The largest-ranged combat occurs between dreadnaughts, whose projectiles have
 the highest velocity but are the least manoeuvrable. The shortest-range 
 combat is between frigates, which have the slowest projectile velocities and
 highest manoeuvrability.

 Opposing dreadnaughts open with main gun artillery duel at EXTREME ranges of
 tens of thousands of kilometres. The fleet close, maintaining evasive lateral
 motion while keeping their bow guns facing the enemy. Fighters are launched
 and attempt to close to disruptor torpedo range. Cautious admirals weaken the
 enemy with ranged fire and fighter strikes before committing to close action.
 Aggressive commanders advance so cruisers and frigates can engage.

 At LONG range, the main guns of cruisers become useful. Friendly interceptors
 engage enemy fighters until the attackers enter the range of ship-based
 GARDIAN fire. Dreadnaughts fire from the rear, screened by smaller ships.
 Commanders must decide whether to commit to a general melee or retreat into 
 FTL.

 At MEDIUM range, ships can use broadside guns. Fleets intermingle, and it
 becomes difficult to retreat in order. Ships with damaged kinetic barriers 
 are vulnerable to wolfpack frigate flotillas that speed through the battle 
 scene.

 Only fighters and frigates enter CLOSE "knife fight" ranges of 10 or fewer
 kilometres. Fighters loose their disruptor torpedoes, bringing down a ship's
 kinetic barriers and allowing it to be swarmed by frigates. GARDIAN lasers
 become viable weapons, swatting down fighters and boiling away warship 
 armour.

 Neither dreadnaughts nor cruisers can use their main guns at close range;
 laying the bow on a moving target becomes impossible. Superheated thruster
 exhaust becomes a hazard."


-> Space Combat: Planetary Assault

Obtained By: From Start

"Planetary assaults are complicated if the target is a habitable garden world;
 the attackers cannot approach the defenders straight on.

 The Citadel Conventions prohibit the use of large kinetic impactors against
 habitable worlds. In a straight-on attack, any misses plough into the planet
 behind the defending fleet. If the defenders position themselves between the
 attackers and the planet, they can fire at will while the attacker risks 
 hitting the planet.

 Successful assaults on garden worlds hinge upon up-to-date intelligence. 
 Attackers need to determine where the enemy's defences are, so they may 
 approach from an angle that allows them to fire with no collateral damage. 
 Note this is not necessary for hostile worlds.

 Once control of orbit has been lost, defensive garrisons disperse into the 
 wilderness. An enemy with orbital superiority can bombard surface forces with
 impunity. The best option for defenders is to hide and collect reconnaissance
 in anticipation of relief forces.

 Given the size of a planet, it is impractical to garrison entire conquered 
 worlds. Fortunately, colonisation efforts tend to focus on building up a dozen
 or fewer areas. Ground forces occupy the spaceports, industrial facilities, 
 and major population centres. The wilderness is patrolled by unmanned aerial 
 vehicles and satellite reconnaissance. If a defender unit is spotted, 
 airmobile rapid deployment units and satellite artillery are used to pin down 
 and destroy them."


-> Space Combat: Pursuit Tactics

Obtained By: Investigate Monitor on Normandy

"Dependent on light, sensors cannot detect objects moving at faster-than-light
 speeds. No ship can be detected at interstellar ranges. Detection at 
 interplanetary ranges suffer from light speed lag; observers see ships not 
 where they appear to be but where they were when the light bearing their
 image left them, minutes, hours, or days before. To counteract light speed 
 lag, battle fleets surround themselves with spheres of screening and  
 scouting frigates.

 Pursuers cannot detect ships and directly intercept them. Instead, pursuers
 track where objects were, where they were heading, and at what speed they 
 were moving. Such data reliably predicts an object's future location and for
 pursuit along its light-lagged "wake." Ships trying to evade pursuit follow
 erratic zig-zag courses, requiring pursuers to make stops to update their
 projections.


-> Space Combat: Trans-Relay Assaults

Obtained By: From Start

"The crucial choice for any attack through mass relays is how to divide the
 fleet for transit. The accuracy of a relay's mass-projection depends on the
 mass being moved and how far it's going. Any long distance and/or high mass
 jump will see drift. That is, a ship may be hundreds of millions of 
 kilometres from its intended drop point, in any direction from the relay.

 Distance can't be chosen by admirals, but a relay is told how much mass to
 transit. For example, if told to move a million metric tons of mass, the
 relay will scan the approach corridor, find four 250,000-ton freighters, and
 transit them together, maintaining their relative position.

 A commander has the option of moving his fleet as one large, coherent
 formation that may be wildly off-position, or breaking it up into many 
 smaller formations that will be individually closer to the intended attack
 point, but could be widely dispersed.

 Conservative assault doctrine holds that fleets should be moved en masse, 
 maintaining concentration of force and reducing the chances of collision. 
 The only time it is reasonable to split up a formation is during blockade
 running. 


-> Starships: Carriers

Obtained By: From Start

"All races provide their fleet with organic fighter support. Crusiers handle
 a handful in space between internal pressure hulls and exterior armour. 
 Dreadnoughts have a hangar deck within its hulls. Humans, who had only 
 recently "graduated" from surface to space combat, were the first to build
 ships wielding fighters as the main armament.

 In fleet combat, carriers stay clear of battle, launching fighters bearing
 disruptor torpedoes. Fighters are the primary striking power of the ship; 
 if a carrier enters mass accelerator range of the enemy, things have gone
 very wrong.

 It is possible to recover and rearm fighters during combat, though most 
 carriers seal the flight deck and try to stay out of the way. The flight
 deck is essentially a corridor through the armour and into the heart of
 the vessel. A single well-placed torpedo is enough to gut a carrier.

 Alliance carriers are named after great leaders, artists, and intellectuals
 from human history."


-> Starships: Crew Considerations

Obtained By: From Start

"Cabins give each individual ten cubic meters of space. On larger vessels 
 private rooms are common. As ships get smaller, the number of crew packed into 
 a single wardroom increases. Asari prefer shared spaces even on large vessels 
 while krogan territorial instinct make it impossible for them to cohabitate 
 even on the smallest ships. 

 On smaller vessels, "hot bunking" is the norm. Crew members are assigned 
 different watches share the same bunk. When one gets off-duty, he wakes up 
 the person in the bunk. While that crewman is on duty, the first gets his 
 rack time.

 Spacecraft compartments can be isolated by air-tight doors in case of
 decompression. The cinematic version of explosive decompression is fiction;
 holed compartments either take enough damage that the occupants are killed 
 instantly, or leak slowly enough that they are able to reach protective gear.

 Compartments are equipped with Emergency Life Supports Apparatus: fireproof
 plastic bubbles with air  bottles. Small when stowed, ELSA comfortably
 accommodate one individual inflated. Damage control procedure cuts off
 ventilation to burning compartments. With oxygen to consume, fires die in
 seconds. The compartment is re-pressurized afterwards for crew recovery.

 Mass effect fields create an artificial gravity (a-grav) plane below the 
 decks, preventing muscle atrophy and bone lose in zero-gee. Large vessels 
 arrange there decks perpendicular to their thrust axis. The "highest" decks 
 are at the bow, and the "lowest" decks at the engines. The allows a-grav to 
 work with the inertial effects of thrust. Ships that can land arrange their 
 decks laterally, so the crew can move about while the vessel is on the 
 ground.

 Warships normally turn off their a-grav systems during combat, reducing heat
 generated by systems and increasing combat endurance. To provide a point of
 reference for navigating in zero-gee, floors are painted a different colour
 from the walls and ceiling."


-> Starships: Cruisers

Obtained By: Purchase Turian Cruiser Model from Omega

"Cruiser-weight starships are the standard combat unit encountered away from 
 large naval bases, the "poor bloody infantry" of most fleets. Nimble scouting
 frigates have neither the punch of the stamina to stand up to serious combat,
 and the mighty dreadnaughts are a strategic resource, carefully hoarded and
 committed to the most critical battles.

 Cruisers perform routine independent "show the flag" patrols in settled 
 systems and lead flotillas of frigates in small engagements such as pirate 
 suppression campaigns. In major fleet engagements, cruiser squadrons support
 the dreadnaught battle line by screening their flanks against enemies
 attempting to manoeuvre for a main gun "bow shot" from their vulnerable
 broadsides.

 Alliance cruisers are named after cities on Earth."


-> Starships: Dreadnaughts

Obtained By: Purchase the Destiny Ascension Model from Citadel Souvenirs

"The dreadnaught is the ultimate arbiter of space warfare; millions of tons of
 metal, ceramic, and polymer dedicated to the projection of firepower against
 an enemy vessel of like ability. No sane commander would face a dreadnaught
 with anything less then another dreadnaught.

 A dreadnaught's power lies in the length of it's main gun. Dreadnaughts range
 from 800 meters to one kilometre long, with a main gun of commensurate 
 length. An 800-meter mass accelerator capable of accelerating one 2 kg. slug
 to a velocity of 283 km/s every two seconds. Each slug has the kinetic energy
 of 38 kilotons of TNT, three times the energy released by the fission weapon 
 that destroyed Hiroshima.

 When used to bombard planets, some of this kinetic energy is lost due to 
 atmospheric re-entry friction. As a rule of thumb, each Earth-atmosphere of 
 air pressure saps approximately 20% of a projectile's impact energy.

 The turian fleet presently has 37 dreadnaughts; the asari, 21; and the 
 salarians, 16. Humanity has six, with additional hull under construction at 
 Arcturus Station. Alliance battleships are named for mountains of Earth. 

 Everest Class: Everest, Fuji, Elbrus.

 Kilimanjaro Class: Kilimanjaro, Tai Shan, Shasta, Aconcagua (under 
 construction)"


-> Starships: Fighters

Obtained By: From Start

"Fighters are single-pilot combat small craft. They are lightweight enough 
 that they can be economically fitted with powerful element zero cores, making
 them capable of greater acceleration and sharper manoeuvres then starships.

 Kinetic barriers shields changed starship battles from short, vicious 
 bloodbaths to extended indecisive slugging matches. Only the main gun of a 
 dreadnaught could punch a mass accelerator slug through the barriers of an 
 opposing dreadnaught. This changed with the development of the fighter-
 launched mass disruptor torpedo, a short-ranged weapon that can penetrate 
 kinetic barriers to destroy their projector assemblies.

 Starship GARDIAN defences must be overwhelmed through swarm tactics. Fighter 
 groups can take heavy casualties pressing their torpedo attacks home. Once 
 fighter-launched torpedoes have crippled an enemy's barriers, the mass 
 accelerator on frigates and cruisers can make short work of them.

 Interceptors are a type of fighter optimized to attack other fighters, with no 
 ability to damage starships. Interceptors are used to screen friendly units 
 from incoming fighter attack."


-> Starships: Frigates

Obtained By: Purchase Normandy SR1 Model from Citadel Souvenirs

"Frigates are light escort and scouting vessels. They often have extensive 
 GARDIAN systems to provide anti-fighter screening for capital ships, and 
 carry a squad of marines for security and groundside duty. Unlike larger 
 vessels, frigates are able to land on planets. 

 Frigate drive systems allow them to achieve high FTL cruise speeds. They also
 have proportionally larger thrusters and lighter design mass, allowing them 
 to manoeuvre more handily. In combat, speed and manoeuvrability make a 
 frigate immune to the long-range fire of larger vessels; in the time it takes
 projectiles to reach them, frigates are no longer where they were predicted
 to be.

 In fleet combat, frigates are organized into "wolfpack" flotillas of four to 
 six. Wolfpacks speed through enemy formations, hunting enemy vessels whose 
 kinetic barriers have been taken down by fighter-launched disruptor  
 torpedoes. The wolfpack circle-strafes vulnerable targets, using their 
 superior speed and manoeuvrability to evade return fire.

 Alliance frigates are named for great battles in human history."


-> Starships: Heat Management

Obtained By: From Start

"Dispersal of heat generated by onboard systems is a critical issue for a 
 ship. If it cannot deal with heat, the crew may be cooked within the hull. 

 Radiation is the only way to shed heat in a vacuum. Civilian vessels utilise
 large, fragile radiator panels that are impossible to armour. Warships use 
 Diffuse Radiator Arrays (DRA), ceramic strips along the exterior of the 
 armoured hull. These make the ship appear striped to thermographic sensors. 
 Since the arrangement of the strips depends on the internal configuration of 
 the ship, the patterns for each vessel are unique and striking. On older 
 ships, the DRA strips could become red- or white-hot. Dubbed "tiger stripes"
 or "war paint" by humans, the glowing DRA had a psychological impact on 
 pirates and irregular forces.

 Strip radiators are not as efficient as panels, but if damaged by enemy fire,
 the ship only loses a small portion of its total radiation capacity. In most 
 cases, a vessel's DRA along allows it to cruise with no difficulties. 
 Operations deep within solar systems can cause problems.

 A ship engaged in combat can produce titanic amounts of heat from manoeuvring
 burns and weapons fire. When fighting in a high heat environment, warships 
 employ high-efficiency "droplet" heat sinks.

 In a droplet system, tanks of liquid sodium or lithium absorb heat within the
 ship. The liquid is vented from spray nozzles near the bow as a thin sheet of
 millions of micrometer-scale droplets. The droplets are caught at the stern
 and recycled into the system. A droplet system can sink 10-100 times as much
 heat as DRA strips.

 Droplet sheets resemble a surface ship's wake through water. The wake peels 
 out in sharp turns, spreading a fan of droplets as the ship changes vectors 
 and leaves the coolant behind."


-> Starships: Quarian Liveships

Obtained By: Land on the Quarian Ship for Tali's trial

"There are few wide-open spaces in quarian spacecrafts; liveships are the
 exception. Each ship is a massive hydroponics facility, growing thousands of
 tons of genetically modified staple crops under artificial light and in 
 highly enriched soil.

 The surface of a liveship is studded with docking bays so as many shuttles
 as possible can distribute the foods throughout the flotilla on a daily
 basis. When received, the crops are sterilized with radiation, ground up into
 nutritious pastes, and pumped into quarian suits through feeding tubes. In
 return, waste products that could be used as fertilizer or compost are 
 returned to the liveships through an efficient (if odorous) recycling 
 program.

 Liveships do not hold animals. The quarians consume a vegan diet, driven
 not by ethics but by practicality. Captive animals require living space,
 and consume large amounts of water and plant matter. The quarians cannot
 afford such an inefficient resource-to-calorie ratio, to say nothing of a 
 live animal's disease or allergen potential. As a result, when the flotilla
 arrives in a star system where life is based on the same dextro-amino 
 acids that the quarians consume, pastes based on animal proteins fetch 
 highly inflated prices, and the vendors are typically mobbed by quarians 
 wanting a new taste sensation. The sickness that often follows these binges
 is treated much the same way as hangovers are in human culture: painful, but
 part of the overall experience of excess."


-> Starships: Sensors

Obtained By: From Start

""Light lag" prevents sensing in real time at great distances. A ship firing 
 its thrusters at the Charon Relay can be easily detected from Earth, 5.75 
 light-hours (six billon kilometres) away, but Earth will only see the event 
 five hours and 45 minutes after it occurs. Due to the light-speed limit, 
 defenders can't see enemies coming until they have already arrived. Because 
 there is FTL travel and communications but no FTL sensors, frigates are 
 crucial for scouting and picket duties.

 Passive sensors are used for long-range detection, while active sensors 
 obtain short-range, high quality targeting data.

 Passive sensors include visual, thermographic, and radio detectors that watch
 and listen for objects in space. A powered ship emits a great deal of energy;
 the heat of the life support systems; the radiation given off by power 
 plants and electrical equipment; the exhaust of the thrusters. Starships
 stand out plainly against the near-absolute zero background of space. Passive
 sensors can be used during FTL travel, but incoming data is significantly
 distorted by the effect of the mass effect envelope and Doppler shift.

 Active sensors are radars and high resolution ladars (LAser Detection And 
 Ranging) that emit a "ping" of energy and "listen" for return signals. Ladars
 have a narrower field of view than radar, but ladar resolution allows images 
 of detected objects to be assembled. Active sensors are useless when a ship 
 is moving at FTL speeds."


-> Starships: Thrusters

Obtained By: From Start

"A mass effect drive core decreases the mass of a bubble of space-time around
 a ship. This gives the ship the potential to move quickly, but does not apply
 any motive power. Ships use their sublight thrusters for motive power in FTL.
 There are several varieties of thruster, varying in performance versus 
 economy. All ships are equipped with arrays of hydrogen-oxygen reaction
 control thrusters for manoeuvring.

 Ion Drives electrically accelerate charged particles as a reaction mass. They
 are extremely efficient, but produce negligible thrust. They are mainly used
 for automated cargo barges.

 The primary commercial engine is a "fusion torch", which vents the plasma of
 a ship's power plant. Fusion torches offer powerful acceleration at the cost
 of difficult heat management. Torch fuel is fairly cheap: helium-3 skimmed
 from gas giants and deuterium extracted from seawater or cometary bodies.
 Propellant is hydrogen, likewise skimmed from gas giants.

 In combat, military vessels require accelerations beyond the capability of
 fusion torches. Warship thrusters inject antiprotons into a reaction chamber
 filled with hydrogen. The matter-antimatter annihilation provides unmatched
 motive power. The drawback is fuel production; antiprotons must be 
 manufactured one particle at a time. Most antimatter production is done at
 massive solar arrays orbiting energetic stars, making them high-value targets
 in wartime.

 The exhaust of fusion and antiproton drives is measured in millions of 
 degrees Celsius. Any vessel caught behind them will melt like wax in a 
 blowtorch.

 Any long-duration interstellar flight consists of two phases: acceleration 
 and deceleration. Starships accelerate to the half-way point of their 
 journey, then flip 180 degrees and apply thrust on the opposite vector, 
 decelerating as they finish the trip. The engines are always operating, and
 peak speed is attained at the middle of the flight."


-> Weapons: Ablative Armour

Obtained By: From Start

"A warship's kinetic barriers reduce the damage from solid objects, but can
 do nothing to block GARDIAN lasers, particle beams, and other forms of 
 Directed Energy Weapon (DEW). The inner layer of warship protection consists
 of ablative armour plate designed to "boil away" when heated. The vaporised
 armour material scatters a DEW beam, rendering it ineffectual.

 A scaffold was built around the interior pressure hull, with sheets of 
 ablative armour hung from the structure. Ships typically have multiple layers
 of armour separated by empty baffles, spaces often used for cargo storage.
 Cruisers, which lack the internal space to fit dedicated fighter hangers,
 store the shipboard fighter complement in the baffles. It is not unknown
 for enlisted crew to build illicit alcohol distilleries in some obscure 
 corner of the baffles, safe from prying eyes."


-> Weapons: Disruptor Torpedoes

Obtained By: Monitoring Station in Main Battery, Normandy

"Disruptor torpedoes are powered projectiles with warheads that create random
 and unstable mass effect fields when triggered. These fields warp space-time
 in a localised area. The rapid asymmetrical mass changes cause the target to
 rip itself apart.

 In flight, torpedoes use a mass-increasing field, making them too massive for
 enemy kinetic barriers to repulse. The extra mass gives the torpedoes a
 very sluggish acceleration, making them easy prey for defensive GARDIAN 
 weapons. So, torpedoes have to be launched at very close range.

 Torpedoes are the main anti-ship weapon used by fighters. They are launched
 from point-blank range in "ripple-fire" waves reminiscent of the ancient
 Calliope rocket artillery launchers (thus their popular nickname "Callies").
 By saturating defensive GARDIAN systems with multiple targets, at least a few
 will get through."


-> Weapons: GARDIAN

Obtained By: From Start

"A ship's General ARea Defensive Integration Anti-spacecraft Network (GARDIAN)
 consists of anti-missile / anti-fighter laser turrets on the exterior hull. 
 Because these are under computer control, the gunnery control officer needs 
 to do little beyond turn the system on and designate targets as hostile.

 Since lasers move at light speed, they cannot be dodged by anything moving at
 non-relativistic speeds. Unless the beam is aimed poorly, it will always hit 
 its target. In the early stages of a battle, the GARDIAN fire is 100% 
 accurate. It is not 100% lethal, but it doesn't have to be. Damaged fighters
 must break off for repairs.

 Lasers are limited by diffraction. The beams "spread out", decreasing the 
 energy density (watts per m^2) the weapon can place on a target. Any high-
 powered laser is a short-ranged weapon.

 GARDIAN networks have another limitation: heat. Weapons-grade lasers require 
 "cool-down" time, during which heat is transferred to sinks or radiators. As
 lasers fire, heat builds within them, reducing damage, range, and accuracy.

 Fighters attack in swarms. The first few WILL be hit by GARDIAN, but as the 
 battle continues, the effects of laser overheat allow the attacks to press 
 ever closer to the ship. Constant use will burn out the laser.

 GARDIAN lasers typically operate in infrared frequencies. Shorter frequencies
 would offer superior stopping power and range, but degradation of focal 
 arrays and mirrors would make them expensive to maintain, and most prefer 
 mechanical reliability over leading-edge performance where lives are 
 concerned. Salarians, however, use near-ultraviolet frequency lasers with six
 times the range, believing that having additional time to shoot down 
 incoming missiles is more important.

 Lasers are not blocked by the kinetic barriers of capital ships. However, the
 range of lasers limits their use to rare "knife fight"-range ship-to-ship 
 combat."


-> Weapons: Javelin

Obtained By: Monitoring Station, Main Battery, Normandy

"The Javelin is an experimental close-assault weapon fitted on a handful of
 newer Alliance warships. It consists of a "rack" of two or more disposable
 disruptor torpedo tubes bolted or magnetically "slung" onto the exterior
 of a ship's armoured hull. Fired on converging trajectories, the torpedoes
 detonate in a precisely timed sequence that allows the warhead's dark
 energy to resonate and thereby magnify the resulting space-time warp
 effects.

 Like fighter-launched torpedoes, Javelins are "cold-launched" for safety
 reasons, though they use a different approach. Resembling old-fashioned
 submarine torpedo tubes, Javelin torpedoes come packed in individual sealed
 tubes filled with compressed, inert gas. Opening the front of the tube
 causes escaping gases to push the torpedo into the vacuum, releasing a puff
 of crystals around the mouth of the tube. After completely clearing the
 tube, the torpedo ignites its thrusters.

 Javelin mounts are most often fitted on swift frigates, which enter "knife-
 fight" torpedo ranges as a matter of course. Javelins may be also fitted on
 heavier ships for short-range engagements such as trans-relay assaults. 
 They are particularly useful in this role for dreadnoughts, which cannot
 lay their main guns on close-range targets.

 As missile weapons, Javelins are subject to highly accurate defensive 
 GARDIAN fire. They must be launched in large numbers and at short range to
 have any chance of hitting their target at all."


-> Weapons: Mass Accelerator

Obtained By: From Start

"Mass accelerators proep solid metal slugs via electromagnetic attraction and
 repulsion. A slug lightened by a mass effect field can be accelerated to 
 extremely high speeds, permitting previously unattainable projectile
 velocities.

 The primary determinant of a mass accelerator's destructive power is length.
 The longer the barrel, the long the slug can be accelerated, the higher the
 slug's final velocity, and therefore the greater its kinetic impact. Slugs
 are designed to squash or shatter on impact, increasing the energy they
 transfer to its target. Without collapsibility, slugs would punch through
 their targets while inflicting only minimal damage.

 Rather thanbeing mounted on the exterior, starship guns are housed inside
 hulls and visible only as gun portholes from outside.

 A ship's main gun is a large spinal-mount weapon running 90% of the hull's
 length. While processing destructive power equal to that of tactical 
 nuclear weapons, main guns are difficult to aim. Because ships must be 
 able to point their bows almost directly at their targets, main guns are 
 best used for long-range "bombardment" fire.

 Approximately 40% of the hull's width, broadside guns inflict less 
 damage and can be mounted with greater numbers and more flexibilty. The
 modern human Kilimanjaro-class dreadnoughts mount three decks with 26 
 broadside accelerators apiece for a total salvo weight of 78 slugs per 
 side, firing once every two seconds. 

 However, mass accelerators produce recoil equal to their impact energy. 
 While the mass effect fields suspending the rounds mitigate the recoil, 
 recoil shock can still rattle crews and damage systems."


			    --==Technology==--

-> Argus Planet Scan Technology

Obtained By: Upgrading Normandy with Argus Scanner

"The Argus provides a qualitative leap in planetary surface imaging. A
 proprietary technology of Ayndroid Group, an RRD laboratory reportedly
 owned by Cerberus, this upgrade for Normandy's sensory array delivers
 superior long-range topographical scanning resolution and rendering
 speed.

 By deploying an orbital multistatic grid of 100 radar-emitting micro-
 satellites, the Argus quickly delivers a global Digital Elevation Model
 (DEM) at 15 meters per pixel (mpp) resolution, vastly outclassing the
 Normandy's previous scanner peak performance of 27 mpp. Such imaging 
 quality provides superior defensive intelligence, at a speed warranted
 by the dangers of combat.

 At slower scanning and rendering speed, the Argus can resolve down to an
 astonishing 0.001 mmp -- one millipixel per pixel -- ideal for geological
 and biological prospecting, archeological research, and long-term security
 surveillance. By employing such a massive multistatic grid of nearly-
 untraceable micro-emitters, the resiliant Argus is virtually invulnerable
 to electronic countermeasures. The spherical geometry of the Argus grid
 also allows superior cross-sectioning of targets."

-> Biotics

Obtained By: From Start

"Biotics is the ability of rare individuals to manipulate dark energy and
 create mass effect fields through the use of electrical impulses from the
 brain. Intense training and surgically-implanted amplifiers are necessary
 for a biotic to produce mass effect fields powerful enough for practical use.
 The relative strength of biotic abilities varies greatly among species and
 with each individual.

 These are three branches of biotics. TELEKINESIS uses mass-lowering fields
 to levitate or impel objects. Mass-raising KINETIC FIELDS are used to block
 or pin objects. DISTORTION uses rapidly shifting mass fields to shred 
 objects.

 Most organis species are capable of developing biotic abilities, though there
 are risks involved. Biotics are the result of in-utero exposure to element
 zero. This usually causes fatal cancers in the victim, but in rare cases it
 coalesces into nodules within the fetus's developing nervous system. "


-> Biotics: Biotic Amps

Obtained By: From Start

"Biotics manipulate mass effect fields using dozens of element zero nodules 
 within their nervous system that react to electric stimuli from the brain. 
 Amplifiers allow biotics to synchronize the nodules so they can form fields 
 large and strong enough for practical use. Amplifiers can improve a species 
 discipline or talent.

 An implant is surgically-embedded interface port into which amps are "plugged 
 in". On humans, the implant is usually placed at the base of the skull for 
 convenient access, though the user must be careful to keep it free of 
 contaminants.

 Implant ports can fit a variety of amps, and there is a growing market for 
 modifications and add-ons. The finest quality implants and amps are 
 manufactured by asari artisans, but the Alliance's L3 implants - first 
 deployed in 2170 - are a significant step forward."


-> Biotics: Life as a Biotic

Obtained By: From Start

"Biotics possess extraordinary abilities, but they must live with minor
 inconveniences. The most obvious issue is getting adequate nutrition. 
 Creating biotic mass effects takes such a toll on metabolism that active
 biotics develop ravenous appetites. The standard Alliance combat rations for 
 a soldier is 3000 calories per day; biotics are given 4500, as well as a
 canteen of potent energy drink for quick refreshment after hard combat.

 Another issue is electric charge. Electricity accumulated in starship drive 
 cores must be discharged, and so must the electricity in a biotics user.
 Biotics are prone to small static discharges when they touch metal.

 Unfortunately, human biotics also face suspicion and persecution, beginning 
 with the popular misconception that they can read and control minds. Biotics
 symbolise the dehumanisation of mankind to people philosophically or 
 religiously opposed to gene modification and cybernetics. Militaries are 
 the only organisations that always welcome biotics, offering them huge 
 recruitment incentives."


-> Communications

Obtained By: FTL Link on Normandy

"Real-time communication is possible thanks to networks of expensive mass 
 relay comm buoys that can daisy-chain a transmission via lasers.

 Comm buoys are maintained in patterns built outward from each mass relay. The
 buoys are little more than a cluster of primitive, miniature mass relays. 
 Each individual buoy is connected to a partner on another buoy in the 
 network, forming a corridor of low-mass space. Tightbeam communications 
 lasers are piped through these "tubes" of FTL space, allowing virtually 
 instantaneous communication to anywhere on the network. The networks connect
 across regions by communications lasers through the mass relays.

 With this system, the only delay is the light lag between the source or 
 destination and the closest buoy. So long as all parties remain within half a 
 light-second (150,000 km) of buoys, seamless real time communications is
 possible. Since buoys are maintained in all travelled areas, most enjoy 
 unlimited instant communications. Ships only suffer communications lag when 
 operating off established deep space routes, around uninhabited areas out 
 near system gas giants, and other unsettled areas.

 During wartime, comm buoy networks are the first target of an attack. Once 
 the network is severed, it can take anywhere from weeks to years to get a 
 message out of a contested system. In systems where a buoy network has not 
 yet been built or has been destroyed, rapid communication means ferrying 
 information through high-speed courier ships and unmanned data drones."


-> Communications: Administration

Obtained By: From Start

"While comm buoys allow rapid transmission, there is finite amount of 
 bandwidth available. Given that trillions of people may be trying to pass a 
 message through a given buoy at any one time, access to the network is 
 parcelled out on priority tiers.

 The Citadel Council and the Spectres have absolute priority; if they are 
 using all the bandwidth, everyone else must wait. Individual governments and 
 their militaries enjoy the next-highest tier. During wartime, civilian 
 communication can suffer hours or even days of lag. Intelligence agencies 
 study ping time through various systems to predict military build-ups.

 Below the government and militaries, bandwidth priority is sold to the 
 highest bidder. Mega conglomerates, particularly headline news networks, 
 purchase higher priority to provide their viewers with timely information and
 response capability (for example, financial instructions and investment 
 firms) also invest heavily in priority access. The funds acquired through 
 sales of bandwidth are used to maintain and expand the communications 
 infrastructure. 

 While everyone with a computer has guaranteed free and unlimited access to 
 the galactic extranet, they are the last in the line for bandwidth and may 
 have to wait for their requests to be processed. Bandwidth resale 
 corporations use investment capital to purchase blocks of high priority 
 access, made available by paid subscription."


-> Communications: Methodology

Obtained By: From Start

"As the population of the galaxy increases and new worlds are settled, timely
 access for home users and frontier settlements with underdeveloped 
 communications infrastructures is a growing problem. To ameliorate bandwidth
 issues, a sophisticated array of data caches and virtual intelligence search
 agent programs are available. 

 When a user submits a query, it is first routed to the data cache, the user's
 search agent VI collates mountains of locally-stored data to find the desired
 material. If the information is not available locally, the query is passed 
 along to neighbouring systems, and then outward in an expanding network. VI
 search agents in those systems replicate the search. If the desired 
 information is found, it is compressed into a "burst" file and queued for
 transmission to the source system. The burst is assigned a priority based on
 the number of queries for it; the greater the number of queries, the higher
 the priority.

 When a new solar system is first connected to the net, a selection of the 
 most popular data is installed locally. Though storage hardware is cheap, 
 the capacity required to hold all the data produced everyday by trillions of 
 people on hundreds of worlds is not trivial. It's not economical to store 
 local copies of all the data available on obscure topics just in case.

 As colonies mature, older and loss-popular chunks of data filter into them as
 a result of queries and are placed in the local archive. Searches for obscure
 topics are increasingly likely to produce instant results as the archive 
 grows."


-> Credits ("Creds")

Obtained By: From Start

"The standard credit was established by the Citadel's Unified Banking Act as 
 the currency of interstellar trade. The credit, has a managed floating 
 exchange rate, calculated in real time by the central bank to maintain the 
 average value of all participating currencies. Some regional currencies are 
 worth more then a credit and some less.

 Hard currency can be stolen or counterfeited, so electronic fund transfers 
 are the norm. More importantly physical transactions cannot easily be 
 tracked, making them ideal for tax evasion or the purchase of illegal goods.

 When the Alliance joined the Citadel, its various nation treasuries were 
 linked into the credit network. a human with a bank account of Mexican pesos,
 Japanese yen, or Indian rupees can purchase any item priced in credits at 
 fair market value. All economies participate in the credit network are 
 required to price items in both local currency and credits."


-> Computers: Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Obtained By: Talk to EDI

"An artificial intelligence is a self-aware computing system capable of 
 learning and independent decision making. Creationn of conscious AI 
 requires adaptive code, a slow, expensive education, and a specialised 
 quantum computer called a "blue box."

 An AI cannot be transmitted across a communication channel or computer 
 network. Without its blue box, an AI is no more than data files. Loading 
 these files into a new blue box will create a new personality, as variations
 in the quantum hardware and runtime results create unpredictable variations.

 The geth serve as a cautionary tale against the dangers of rogue AI, and in
 Citadel Space, they are technically illegal. Advocacy groups argue, however,
 that an AI is a living, conscious entity deserving the same rights as 
 organics. They argue that continued use of the term "artificial" is 
 institutionalised racism on the part of organic life, the term "synthetic"
 is considered the politically correct alternative."


-> Computers: Haptic Adaptive Interface

Obtained By: From Start

"Advances in computing have done away with traditional input devices like
 keyboards. Instead, modern input peripherals are usually holographically
 displayed in front of the user at a height and angle for ergonomical ease.
 Machines that use this interface detect a user through a microchip frame
 in the user's glove that "keys in" to the computer. Once a user is 
 accepted, motion accelerators in the user's gloves match his hands' location
 to that of a proportionate but smaller "mirror" set of controls inside the
 holographic field, force-feedback in the glove kicks in, giving a slight
 resistance. A person can feel his way using a touch-screen that isn't 
 actually there. A simple toggle switch on the back of the hands allows the
 gloves to be turned off when not in use.

 Haptic interfaces have become so common that some individuals undergo
 cybernetic enhancement surgery to have the accelerators implanted in their
 fingertips. "Going bareskin" is the sign of a committed computer user, who
 no longer has to fuss with putting on gloves or cleaning them with alcohol
 wipes to get rid of the clammy-hand smell."


-> Computers: Visual Intelligence (VI)

Obtained By: Talk to EDI

"A virtual intelligence is an advanced form of user interface software. VIS 
 use a variety of methods to simulate natural conversation, including an audio
 interface and an avatar personality to interact with. Although a VI can 
 provide a convincing emulation of sentience, they are not self-aware, nor
 can they learn to take independent action. 

 VIs are used as operating systems on commercial and home computers. Menial 
 VIs "agents" are also available. Agents are compact and specialised. Some 
 serve as personal secretaries, filtering calls and scheduling meetings based
 on user-defined properties. Others are advanced search engines, propagating
 themselves across the extranet to collate user-requested data.

 Commercials VIs in a variety of stock personalities are available at any
 software retailer. Boutique firms and hobbyists also build unique VIs to
 personal specification. Although software emulation of living personalities
 is illegal, reconstructions of famous historical figures are common."


-> Drones

Obtained By: Destroy an Assault Drone

"Drones are small robots used to support and supplement organic soldiers on
 the battlefield. They have no artificial intelligence of any kind, but 
 follow fixed, minimally adaptive programs. Most varieties employ mass effect
 leviation to improve mobility.

 All modern armies rely on veritable fleets of drones for routine soldiering
 (static garrison, patrols, etc). The use of drones in non-critical duties
 keeps manpower needs down and reduces causalties in low intensity conflicts.
 Less advanced races and cultures with less sensitivity to casualties have
 correspondingly fewer drones in their inventory. Drones are of little use
 in conventional open field battles, as they are poorly armed and armoured.

 In addition to combat drones, support drones are used to assist organic
 units in the field. Reconnaiseance drones are small, stealthy craft that
 screen combat units in the field and warn commanders when enemies are
 spotted. Electronic Warfare drones supplement battlefield technicians, 
 serving as mobile jammers and ELINT (ELectronic INTelligence gathering
 platforms). Military and civilian police utilize "dazzler drones" equipped
 with powerful strobe lights to disorient and subdue intruders using 
 nonlethal force.

 Drone formations are offically referred to as wings (i.e., "Deploy the 4th
 Assault Drone Wing on the left flank!"). Common soldiers often refer to
 friendly formations as flocks and enemy formations as swarms."


-> Security Mechs

Obtained By: Defeat a Mech on Freedom's Progress

"The death of thousands of security and military personnel in the Battle of
 the Citadel was a loss felt throughout the galaxy. As large numbers of
 qualified personnel transferred to the Citadel to replace those that died,
 short-handed security companies filled out their numbers with large-scale
 use of unmanned security robots. Commonly referred to as "mechs", the
 security robots are typically grouped into light and heavy varieties. Light
 mechs come in a variety of sizes but are usually distinguished by opposite
 digits that help them in their versatile security roles. Heavy mechs lack
 digits and are simply weapons platforms intended to keep the peace in 
 high-threat areas. The quadrupedal dog mech has a "face" composed of
 contraband-detection srnsors, and it too is armed in case a perpetrator 
 resists arrest.

 A typically security mech has an extremely limited virtual intellgence.
 Its duty is straightforward and narrow, usually to guard an area, run a
 friend-or-foe program to haly unauthorised access, and fire a set of
 prerecorded voice commands to warn troublemakers away from the area. Light
 security mechs are equipped with irriant sprays and electroshockers to force
 compliance, and heavy mechs may be outfitted with flash bang stunners for
 similar purposes. When facing an opponent armed with a firearm, any mech 
 will immediately resort to lethal antipersonnel weapons to neutralise the
 threat. If the situation turns violent rapidly enough, it may not even use
 its warnings.

 Security mechs are frowned upon for actual military duty. Though tough
 enough to survive most firefights, their VI simply does not have the
 programming to plan an ambush, rescue a hostage, treat a wound, or any of
 countless other objectives that a soldier must be able to perform on the
 fly."


		   --==The Veteran: Zaeed's Secrets==--

-> M-451 Firestorm

Obtained By: Picking up the M-451 Firestorm

"The M-451 Firestorm flamethrower is a product of human ingenuity, 
 ruthlessness, and industrial espionage. Its origins date back to the 
 2160s, when human colonists to new planets used flamethrowers to clear
 vegetation or ice. The fuels performed erratically on planets with
 extremely cold temperatures and differing air compositions from Earth.
 Realizing this could be a problem for military units, Systems Alliance
 intelligence operatives stole the turian design for the "Hieras" 
 flamethrower, a battle-tested workhorse that functioned in nearly
 every environment. 

 The result was the Firestorm, an anti-personnel and anti-armour flame
 unit that can accept a variety of liquid fuels. The turian design used
 low-octane hydrocarbons thickened with dentra oil, which is taken from 
 large marine animals similar to Earth's whales. Humans then reverse- 
 engineered a synthetic composite with almost identical properties that
 could be fabricated from heavy weapon fuel cells using an omni-tool.

 The result is a sticky spray that burns at approximately 1,600 degrees
 Celsius, a less intense fire than plasma weapons but covering a 
 significantly wider target area. Adding to the trauma is the choking smoke
 produced by the spray, and if the target's armour is breached, the fires
 quickly consume the oxygen within. The Firestorm may not be the most
 efficient weapon in the Systems Alliance arsenal, but the sheer ugliness
 of how it kills ensures it is the most feared."


-> Mercenaries: Blue Suns (Full History)

Obtained By: Discovering that Zaeed help found the Blue Suns

"Founded in 2160 by the human mercenaries Zaeed Massani and Vido Santiago,
 the Blue Suns were orignally a Skyllian Verge protection racket. As they
 expanded in numbers and influence, the two co-founders disagreed vehemently
 on many issues. Finally, after arguing about whether to recruit the slave-
 trading batarians into their ranks, Vido ambushed Zaeed and shot him in
 the head.

 Believing Zaeed dead, Vido took full control of the Blue Suns and hired 
 whatever batarians he pleased. Soon, he had crowned one named Solem
 Dal'serah as titular head of operations. It was a move designed to placate
 his batarian investors and draw fire from would-be assassins. It worked
 on both counts, and the partnership has lasted to this day.

 Over the decades, the Suns grew into a fearsome combat force spanning 
 dozen of planets in Citadel space, the Verge, and the Terminus Systems.
 Knowing that a good logistical team is key to fielding an army, Vido 
 diversified the Suns, selling arms, training, and supplies as often as 
 taking contracts to crack skulls. Even when the Suns suffered heavy
 losses, Vido's entrepenurial expertise ensured new recruits could replace
 the old. All that was lost was the truth -- today, only a handful of
 trusted mercs even know who Vido Santiago is, let alone his old partner
 Zaeed."


-> Planet: Zorya

Obtained By: Zaeed's Loyalty Mission, which you get straight away

""Bring firearms and antihistamines" is what veteran guides say about this
 lush garden world. First colonised in 2160, Zorya's temperate and tropical
 zones are overrun with plants and fungi of all kinds. As a result, the
 air is most habitable areas is choked with pollen and spores that range from
 benign to deadly. The scattered colonies across the planet have resorted
 to clear-cutting and slash-and-burn farming to create habitable zones, and
 the more rural areas, where the spores are thickest, are populated only
 by vorcha. Lax ecological laws allow mining and manufacturing industries to
 flourish and pollute cheaply, as the planet's carrying capacity far outstrips
 the current size of its colonies.

 Zorya is also home to the Blue Suns mercenary company, who dominate the
 colonies' security forces. The Suns enjoy nearly unlimited influence with
 local politicans and judges, ensuring no other private military contractors
 and compete with them economically. Nearly every colony has a Suns recruitnig
 station, if not a training camp, though this has hardly made the planet any
 safer. Piracy, drugs and vice, and political violence are commonplace."


		   --==Weapons, Armour and Equipment==--

-> Body Armour

Obtained By: From Start

"Combat hard-suit use of a dual-layer system to protect the wearer. The
 inner layer consist of fabric armour with kinetic padding. Areas that don't
 need to be flexible, such as the chest or shins, are reinforced with 
 sheets of lightweight ablative ceramic.

 The outer layer consists of automatically-generated kinetic barriers. Objects
 traveling above a certain speed will trigger the barriers reflex system and
 be deflected, provided there is enough energy left in the shield's power 
 cell.

 Armoured hard-suits are sealable to protect the wearer from extremes of
 temperature and atmosphere. Standard equipment includes an onboard mini-
 frame and a communications, navaigations, and sensing suite. The mini-frame
 is designed to accept and display date from a weapon's smart targeting
 system to make it easier to locate and eliminate enemies."


-> Kinetic Barriers ("Shields")

Obtained By: From Start

"Kinetic barriers, colloquially called "shields", provide protection
 against most mass accelerator weapons. Whether on a starship or a soldier's
 suit of armour, the basic principle remains the same.

 Kinetic barriers are repulsive mass effect fields projected from tiny 
 emitters. These shields safely deflect small objects traveling at rapid
 velocities. This affords protection from bullets and other dangerous 
 projectiles, but still allow the user to sit down without knocking away
 their chair.

 The shielding afforded by kinetic barriers does not protect against 
 extremes of temperature, toxins, or radiation."


-> Mass Accelerator

Obtained By: From Start

"A mass accelerator propels a solid metal slug using precisely-controlled
 electromagnetic attraction and repulsion. The slug is designed to squash or
 shatter on impact, increasing the energy it transfers to the target. If 
 this were not the case, it would simply punch a hole right through, doing
 minimal damage.

 Acclerator design was revolutionised by element zero. A slug lightened by a
 mass effect field can be accelerated to greater speeds, permitting 
 projectile velocities that were previously unattainable. If accelerated to
 a high enough velocity, a simple plant chip can impact with the same 
 destructive force as a nuclear weapon. 

 However, mass accelerators produce recoil equal to their impact energy. This
 is mitigated somewhat by the mass effect fields that rounds are suspended
 within, and weapons recoil is still the prime limiting factor on slug
 velocity."


-> Small Arms

Obtained By: From Start

"All modern infantry weapons from pistols to assault rifles use micro-scaled
 mass accelerator technology. Projectiles consist of tiny metal slugs 
 suspended within a mass-reducing field, accelerated by magnetic force to
 speeds that inflict kinetic damage.

 The ammo magazine is a simple block of metal. The gun's internal computer
 calculates the mass needed to reach the target based on distance, gravity, 
 and atmospheric pressure, then shears off an appropriate sized slug from the
 block. A single block can supply thousands of rounds, making ammo a non-issue
 during any engagement.

 Top-line weapons also feature smart targeting that allows them to correct for
 weather and environment. Firing on a target in a howling gale feels the same
 as it does on a calm day on a practice range. Smart targeting does not mean
 the bullet will automatically find the mark every time the trigger is pulled;
 it only makes it easier for the marksman to aim."

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[B] Credits

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