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    Mass Effect 3 Resources Guide
    
    Author: Timothy Porn
    Introduction
    Resource scanning in Mass Effect 3 is more streamlined than in Mass
    Effect 2, since the scanner allows for a large region to be scanned all
    at once.  However, use of the scanner will attract Reaper attention.  In
    general, you can scan 3 times before Reapers come to that system.  Once
    they are there, you must complete a mission before they leave the
    system.  It should be noted that the Reapers will chase after you, but
    you can escape them most of the time. However, if they catch you then a
    critical mission failure will occur, which can be advantageous if you
    want to find resources and then reset the star system to when you flew
    in and then scan only the points of interest.  This guide lists all
    known resources in each system.  Note that some systems will not be
    available until Priority missions are completed.   
    
    How to use this guide
    This guide is set up so that clusters are the main division and then for
    each cluster the systems in it make up the next division.  Under systems
    are the planet or general area of the system that resources are to be
    found.  All clock positions are based on the idea that 12 o'clock is the
    top center of the screen if the Normandy is located at the center of the
    system.  If a scannable planet has a resource tied to a mission, the
    mission will be listed as well as the contact for the mission.  All
    clock position references have fuel units at the location.  The clusters
    are listed in order that they come available for exploration.
    
    Notes on resource system
    When fuel is found as a resource it will be used up regardless of the
    amount you have with 1000 being the maximum, i.e. you have 1000 units
    and find 750 units, you gain 0 units and the resource is used up.
    
    Fuel resources can be located by flying the Normandy over the location
    which remains invisible until scanned.  When the Normandy is over the
    location, the same sound that is made when you fly over a planet is
    made.
    
    If you find an artifact before receiving the mission, the mission will
    be added automatically, but will just note that you should find someone
    on the Citadel that can use the it.  If you bring up the map, it will
    list and show the general area for a contact for a resource even if you
    have not met them previously.
    
    Once a planet is found to have a resource, you can enter scanning mode
    and follow the white line on the reticle until you find a large white
    dot.  Once that is found, place the reticle over the white dot and
    launch a probe to find the resource.
    
    There are five resource types: Intel, War Assets, Artifacts, Salvage,
    and fuel.  Intel is usable at the Shadow Broker terminal in Liara's
    Cabin on the Normandy and provides upgrades in the form of 5% increase
    in weapon damage, power damage, extra ammo, etc.  War Assets add to your
    military resources and effective military strength.  Artifacts are used
    to complete missions on the Citadel where a NPC is looking for something
    and will often have an effect on your military resources and effective
    military strength.  Salvage is always in the form of 10000 credits. 
    Last, fuel is used to power the Normandy's engines when traveling
    between systems in the same cluster.
    
    
    EXODUS CLUSTER
    Utopia
    	Zion- War Asset: Prothean Data Files
    	5 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel
    Asgard
    	Borr- Intel: Remains of Reaper Destroyer
    	Tyr- War Asset: Alliance Naval Expedition Flotilla
    	Terra Nova- War Asset: Alliance Cruiser Shanghai
    	10 o'clock position between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 250 units of
    		fuel
    	Loki- War Asset: Alliance Special Ops Delta Team
    
    HADES GAMMA
    Antaeus
    	Trebin- Salvage: 10000 credits
    	4 o'clock position between 5th and 6th orbits- 300 units of fuel
    Plutus
    	Nonuel- War Asset: Special Ops Team Zeta
    Dis
    	3 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel
    	Klensal- Salvage: 10000 credits
    Farinata
    	Juntauma- War Asset: Alliance Cruiser Agincourt
    	1 o'clock position in inner asteroid belt- 200 units of fuel
    Cacus
    	Chohe- Salvage: 10000 credits
    	10 o'clock position between 4th and 5th orbits- 400 units of fuel
    
    SIGURD'S CRADLE
    Skepsis
    	Watson- War Asset: Javelin Missile Launchers
    	2 o'clock position between the 5th and 6th orbits- 200 units of fuel
    Decoris
    	6 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 350 units of fuel
    	Laena- Salvage: 10000 credits
    
    APIEN CREST
    Trebia 
    	No known resources
    Gemmae- scan while on Pheiros to find all three
    	12:45 o'clock position in 1st orbit- 750 units of fuel
    	1:15 o'clock position in 1st orbit- 800 units of fuel
    	Pheiros- War Asset: Turian 79th Flotilla
    Castellus
    	4 o'clock position in inner asteroid belt- 350 units of fuel
    	Digeris- Artifact: Banner of the First Regiment- Apien Crest: Banner
    		of the First Regiment- Turian in Purgatory near the lower bar
    	
    MINOS WASTELAND
    Fortis System
    	Pietas- Salvage: 10000 credits
    	Near Mass relay- 200 units fuel
    
    SHRIKE ABYSSAL
    Xe Cha System
    	Zada Ban- Salvage: 10000 credits
    	6 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 150 units fuel
    Urla Rast System
    	Talis Fia- Artifact: Prothean Obelisk- Shrike Abyssal: Prothean
    Obelisk- Volus in Embassies office
    	2 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 300 units of fuel
    	
    ANNOS BASIN
    Pranas
    	No known resources
    	
    ISMAR FRONTIER
    Aquila System
    	Metaponto- Intel: Advanced Biotic Implants
    
    KITE'S NEST
    Vular System
    	Vana- Artifact: Black Market Artifacts- Aria: Blue Suns- Save
    		General Oraka
    	11 0'clock position in 3rd orbit- 150 units of fuel
    Harsa
    	1 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 300 units of fuel
    	Verush- Intel: Weapon Upgrade Kit
    	Khar'shan- Artifact: Pillars of Strength- Citadel: Pillars of
    		Strength- Batarian preacher in Docks: Holding Area/ refugee
    camp
    Untrel
    	11 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 100
    units of fuel
    	Adek- Salvage: 10000 credits
    
    NINMAH CLUSTER
    Maskim Xul
    	No known resources
    Mulla Xul
    	No known resources
    
    GEMINI SIGMA
    Han
    	Mavigon- Salvage: 10000 credits
    	4 o'clock position between 4th and 5th orbits- 320 units of fuel
    Ming
    	Parag- War Asset: Alliance Cruiser Nairobi
    	4 o'clock position 2nd orbit- 200 units of fuel
    
    KROGAN DMZ
    Aralakh
    	No known resources
    Dranek
    	6 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel
    	Rothla- Shadow Broker Wet Squad- Citadel: Barla Von
    Nith
    	2 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 300 units of fuel
    
    PETRA NEBULA
    Vetus
    	No known resources
    
    HORSEHEAD NEBULA
    Pax
    	No known resources
    
    ARCTURUS STREAM
    Arcturus
    	Acturus Station- Intel from Battle of Arcturus
    	1 o'clock position inside 1st orbit- 350 units of fuel
    Euler
    	10 o'clock position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 100 units of fuel
    
    AETHON CLUSTER
    Aru
    	Cherk Sab- Volus Fabrication Units
    	Irune- Book of Plenix- Irune: Book of Plenix- Volus in banking
    		office of Presidium Commons
    	11 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 200 units of fuel
    Nura
    	Oma Ker- Intel: Volus Intelligence Archives
    	1 o'clock position between Oma Ker and Welm Urun orbits- 250 units
    		of fuel
    Esori
    	4 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 300 units of fuel
    	Solu Paolis- Volus Dreadnought Kwunu
    Satu Arrd
    	7 o'clock position outer edge
    	Nalisin- Volus Engineering Team
    
    ATTICAN BETA
    Hercules
    	Eletania- War Asset: Interferometric Display
        5 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 370 units of fuel
    Theseus
    	Feros- War Asset: ExoGeni Scientists
    	2 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 240 units of fuel
    
    NIMBUS CLUSTER
    Pelion
    	Trategos- Intel- Intact Reaper Weapon
    	4 o'clock position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 650 units of fuel
    	1 o'clock position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 750 units of fuel
    	10 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 750 units of fuel
    Agaiou
    	Carcosa- Artifacts: Library of Asha- Nimbus Cluster: Library of
    		Asha- Asari on first landing in Purgatory
    Kallini
    	8 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 300 units of fuel
    
    VALHALLAN THRESHHOLD
    Raheel-Leyya
    	2 o'clock position of the outer edge- 95 units of fuel
    Paz
    	Garvug- Artifacts: Prothean Data Drives- Valhallan Threshold:
    		Prothean Data Drives- Alliance soldier in Dock D24
    	4 o'clock position inside of only orbit- 160 units of fuel
    Micah
    	Elohi- War Asset: Emergency Fuel Pods
    	4 o'clock position of the asteroid belt- 340 units of fuel
    	Farlas- War Asset: Element Zero Converter
    
    ATHENA NEBULA
    Parnitha
    	Tevura- War Asset: Asari Cruiser Cybean
    Orisoni
    	4 o'clock between 3rd and 4th orbits- 350 units of fuel
    	Egalic- War Asset: Asari Research Ships
    Tomaros
    	8 o'clock position between 2nd and 3rd orbits- 200 units of fuel
    	Pronoia- War Asset: Asari Cruiser Nefrane
    Vernio
    	Polissa- Artifacts: Hesperia-Period Statue- Athena Nebula:
    		Hesperia-Period Statue- Asari scientist in banking area of
    		Presidium Commons
    	2 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 400 units of fuel
    Ialessa
    	3:30 position between 3rd and 4th orbits- 500 units of fuel
    	Trikalon- War Asset: Asari Engineers
    
    FAR RIM
    Dholen
    	No known resources
    Ma-at
    	No known resources
    
    PERSEUS VEIL
    Tikkun
    	No known resources
    
    ARGUS RHO
    Hydra
    	Canrum- War Asset: Haptic Optics Array
    Array
    	5 o'clock position inside 2nd orbit- 270 units of fuel
    Gorgon
    	Camaron- War Asset: Advanced Power Relays 
    Phoenix
    	Intai'sei- Artifacts: Fossilized Kakliosaur- Citadel: Kakliosaur
    		Fossil- Salarian in Apartments 90-98 corridor in Presidium
    		Commons
    	Pinnacle Station- War Asset: Turian Special Ops Team
    	12 o'clock position between third and fourth orbits- 450 units of
    		fuel
    
    SILEAN NEBULA
    Kypladon
    	Hanalei- War Asset- Dr. Jelize
    Loropi
    	3 o'clock position of only orbit- 300 units of fuel
    	Yasilium- War Asset: Armali Sniper Unit
    Nahaula
    	Hyetiana- War Asset: Serrice Guard 
    	8 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 250 units of fuel
    Phontes
    	Oltan- War Asset: Elcor Flotilla
    	Dekuuna- Artifact: Code Of The Ancients- Citadel: Code Of The
    		Ancients- Elcor at VIP entrance of Purgatory
    	4 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 175 units of fuel
    Teyolia
    	Nevos- Artifact: Rings of Alune- Silean Nebula: Rings of Alune-
    		Asari consultant in patient lounge of Huerta Memorial Hospital
    	Quirezia- Salvage: 10000 credits
    	4 o'clock position between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 375 units of fuel
    
    HADES NEXUS
    Hekate
    	Asteria- War Asset: Alliance Frigate Hong Kong
    	4 o'clock position between the 2nd and 3rd orbits- 380 units of fuel
    Hoplos
    	Kopis- Obelisk of Karza- Hades Nexus: Obelisk Of Karza- Human
    		researcher near Meridian Place sign in Presidium Commons plaza
    	9 o'clock position between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 250 units of fuel
    Pamyat
    	Dobrovolski- War Asset: Alliance Frigate Leipzig
    	6 o'clock position in asteroid belt- 100 units of fuel
    Sheol
    	Gei Hinnom- Prothean Sphere- Hades Nexus: Prothean Sphere- Refugee
    		near Bay E28 in Docks: Holding Area/refugee camp
    
    HOURGLASS NEBULA
    Osun- scan at center to find all
    	Erinle- Salvage: 10000 credits
    	6 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 100 units of fuel
    Ploitari
    	Zanethu- War Asset: Terminus Freighters
    Sowilio
    	Hagalaz- War Asset: Shadow Broker Support Team
    	12 o'clock position between 4th and 5th orbits- 200 units of fuel
    Faryar
    	Alingon- War Asset: Shadow Broker Starship Tech
    	1 o'clock position between 5th and 6th orbits- 600 units of fuel
    
    KEPLER VERGE
    Newton
    	No known resources
    	
    NUBIAN EXPANSE
    Dakka
    	Pragia- Intel: Research Data From Pragia
    	5 o'clock between the 3rd and 4th orbits- 350 units of fuel
    Qertassi- scan while on Noresha
    	Noresha- War Asset: Alliance Frigate Trafalgar
    	10 o'clock position inside of only orbit- 50 units of fuel
    Kalabsha
    	Yamm- War Asset: Alliance Marine Recon Unit
    	1 o'clock position between 1st and 2nd orbits- 300 units of fuel
    
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    Contributions
    Please feel free to let me know about preferred listing information if
    you contact me with updates or clarification to this guide.
    
    Nathan Friesen: for noting that systems are reset after the critical
    mission failure tht occurs after the Normandy is caught by the Reapers.
    
    Mark Eubanks: for reminding me about some resources that were missing in
    version 1.0 of this faq, which was incomplete.
    
    Alisu: for noting that invisible locations, i.e. fuel resources, are
    able to be located by listening for the sound that they make when you
    fly over the location, which is the same sound that is made when you fly
    over a planet. 
    
    Kit Ryuu: for noting that there were unlisted resources in Kite's Nest,
    in the Untrel system.
    
    
    Version history
    1.0 Upon review of the guide I found one fuel resource I forgot to
    note the amount in the Aethon Cluster, Satu Arrd system.  I could not
    find a save that in which I had not already got it.  As I did not want
    to play through again just to clear this up I am leaving it as is. 
    Unfortunately, unlike the previous games in the series, the galaxy map
    is not open from the beginning of the game, which makes it more time
    consuming to check, as it would require another few hours to open the
    system.  Should anyone find discrepancies please feel free to
    contact me and I will revise the guide.
     
    1.1 I accidentally uploaded an incomplete version of this guide.
    Formatting has been cleaned up a bit to enhance readability.
    
    1.2  Added Neoseeker as an authorized host.  Minor changes to grammar
    and editing.
    
    1.3  Added information concerning resetting a star system to the point
    that the Normandy flew in by being caught by the Reapers.  Added
    information concerning locating fuel resources by sound.  Added a
    contribution section.  
    
    
    1.4  Added missing information concerning resources in Kite's Nest.