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3. Citadel: Expose Saren

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1. Introduction (Gameplay, Tips, Mission Computer)
2. Prologue: Find the Beacon
3. Citadel: Expose Saren
4. Noveria
5. Artemis Tau
6. Feros
7. Virmire
8. Ilos
9. The Citadel
10. Planet Assignments/Sidequests
11. Galaxy and Normandy Assignments/Sidequests
12. Renegade Walkthrough


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Citadel: Expose Saren


Go to the Tower


Presidium


After the cutscene you'll have to talk to Ambassador Udina.

Once you start back up you'll be in Ambassador Udina's Office. Note the Flashing Arrow on your Mini-Map. This is where you need to go. Before you leave the room, decrypt the computer console for some XP and the Unusual Readings sidequest. Exit the room, turn left, and go down the stairs until you come out in the Presidium. Talk to Avina, the hologram. She will give you a tour and much information.

When you are done talking to her, head to the right to the Citadel Rapid Transit.

Citadel Rapid Transit


Citadel Transit terminals are placed throughout the Citadel and provide a quick and easy way to go from one location to another. As you explore more areas, more destinations will become available.


Choose to go to the Citadel Tower.

Talk to Garrus and then head forward up the various stairs to Captain Anderson. Talk to him to enter the hearing. Choose the top choice for the conversation.

After the hearing, talk to Captain Anderson to learn about Harkin, Barla Von, and the Shadow Broker. Each of these people, well, beings, can help you against Saren.

Investigate Saren


Head back down the stairs and talk to Chorban. Tell him you'll help him and you'll get the Scan the Keepers sidequest.

Go to the Rapid Transit and choose to go to Presidium Locations >> Embassies.

Head to Elcor and Volus Office. Talk to Din, Calyn, and Xeltan for some XP.

Head to C-Sec HQ. Talk to Executor Pallin. When you're done chatting, head to the computer console on the table on the left and Decrypt it for the Strange Transmission sidequest.

Head into the Embassy Lounge and talk to the people there. It seems everybody is trying to tell you to go see the Consort, Sha'ira, across the bridge.


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Exit out and head across the bridge and go to the Consort Chambers. Talk to Nelyna. Despite being told it'll be a three month wait, Sha'ira chimes in and invites you up. Go up the stairs and through the door. Talk to Sha'ira. You'll get the Asari Consort sidequest.

This effectively functions to get you to go to the Wards. Exit out and go to the nearby Rapid Transit. Choose to go to Wards Locations >> Chora's Den.

Lower Wards


After the loading ends, equip your squad so each member has a Pistol or Assault Rifle. Go through the the doorway in front of you, towards Chora's Den, and you'll be ambushed by two assassins. Crouch and take cover behind the wall. Feel free to use any powers you have, but otherwise, just shoot them.

Using Powers


Press and hold the "RB" button to pull up the Power Wheel. If a squad member has an ability you'll see it here. You can select up to one power per squad member (in other words, you can unleash three powers at a time on an enemy). Once you have the power selected move the Right Control Stick onto the enemy (or object) upon which you want to unleash the power. Release "RB" to use the power.

Also note that you can choose to have one power be your "favorite" for quick use. To do this, highlight your favorite power and hit "X". You'll see a blue border appear around that power. Anytime you want to use that power you simply have to tap "RB" (this way you don't have to press and hold it to pull up the power wheel).


After the assassins are disposed of, go through the door to Chora's Den. Locate Harkin, a human sitting at a table (you may walk by some Krogans and get a cutscene...ignore it for now). Talk to Harkin to learn that Garrus has gone to the Med Clinic on the other side of the Wards.

Exit out of Chora's Den. Head to the Lower Markets and if you want to purchase some items from Morlan, feel free. I recommend purchasing the Unique Items Elanus Risk Control License and Medigel Upgrade I, which increases your medi-gel carrying capacity by one.

Licenses


Each time you go to a merchant you should at least purchase the license that they are offering. Licenses allow merchants to carry certain weapons/armor. Therefore, the more licenses you have, the more items are available to you.


Go up the stairs in Lower Markets.

Upper Wards


You'll end up in Upper Markets. Talk to Conrad Verner for The Fan sidequest. Talk to Expat to learn about Noveria and Feros. Buy the Elkoss Combine License from him.

Head toward the Med Clinic. On the way there, talk to Emily Wong, investigative reporter, to get the Reporter's Request sidequest.

Upon entering the Med Clinic you'll have to deal with three or four Thugs (enemies). Use cover and shoot them.

Talk to Garrus and the Doctor (Dr. Chloe Michel). Tell the Doc that you can protect her and ask her about the Quarian who has info on Saren. You'll learn about Fist (the Chora's Den owner and a Krogan) and Wrex, a Krogan bounty hunter. You'll also have to choose your squad.

Choosing your Squad


Your squad can only consist of three members. Obviously, you're one, so you need to choose the other two. Because Garrus is joining you at this point, this is the first time that you need to make a decision as to who stays and who goes.

The squad choosing menu appears. To select or deselect a member hit "X". You'll see the relative strength of your squad broken down into Biotic, Tech, and Combat strength. In general, you'll want to try to keep a balanced squad.

The choice is really up to you, but in an effort to stay balanced, I recommend you choose Garrus and Kaidan.

When your decision is made, hit "A" to accept the squad.

Please note that the only times that you can choose your squad are when a new member joins your squad or when you are departing from the Normandy (your ship). Therefore, choose wisely.


Talk to Dr. Michel again. Choose to buy from her the First Aid Interface I and II (if you can afford II). This increases your Health regeneration.

It's time to go find Wrex. Exit the Med Clinic and head down the nearby stairs to the C-Sec Academy.

Lower Wards


Technically, since you are back downstairs, you are in the Lower Wards. Go down the hallway and then enter the elevator.

Security (C-Sec)


When you exit the elevator you'll be on the Security floor. Go up the stairs on the left and you'll see Wrex on the left, surrounded by security guards. Talk to him and invite along on your quest to kill Fist.


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Wrex will join your squad. I suggest keeping your squad as Kaidan and Garrus, but do what you will.

Feel free to continue to explore the Security area...In the north part of C-Sec Offices, talk to Jahleed for the Jahleed's Fears sidequest. In the Requisition Office, talk to the Requisition Officer and purchase the Aldrin Labs License and the Grenade Upgrade I, which increases your carrying capacity by one.

When you're done looking around the Security floor, go to the Rapid Transit console and choose to go to Wards >> Chora's Den.

Lower Wards


Enter Chora's Den and immediately take cover. You'll have to battle your way through a variety of Thugs, Krogan Bodyguards, and the Bartender. Pay close attention to your Mini-Map as it will show you the locations of the enemies (red dots). I used lots of cover...the doorway, the bar itself...and the pistol for accuracy.

Remember to try to heal your with medi-gels if you see you or your squads' health going down. Don't worry if your squad members get knocked out, they'll come to after you've cleared all of the enemies.

Once the bar is clear, go down the hall and through the door, heading toward Fist's office. Take out the two Warehouse Workers (or use Charm) and open the Weapons Locker. Continue on to Fist's office where you'll find Fist. You'll also find that he is being protected on either side by Defensive Turrets. You can either shoot these until they explode or throw Grenades at them.





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No matter how you do it once the two Defense Turrets are taken out Fist will surrender. Interrogate him to learn that the Quarian is soon to be ambushed in the back alley of the Markets.

You have 4:00 to get to the back alley of the Markets to save the Quarian.

Backtrack out and be ready for a fight when you reach the bar. After you kill all of the Thugs, exit Chora's Den, go around the path, through the doorway and then turn left, going up the stairs. Go through the door at the top and then up some more stairs for a cutscene of the ambush.

Take cover and engage the assassins. Be patient and use your pistol for accuracy. If you get hit with a power that makes your weapon overheat you can still throw Grenades or switch weapons. Also, if you are close enough to an enemy and hit "RT" you'll punch the enemy (melee attack). Be sure to heal if you see your health go down.

Presidium


After the battle, talk to the Quarian. You'll end up in the Ambassador's Office.

Accept Tali Zorah nar Rayya (Tali from here on out) into your squad. She is highly skilled at Tech. Choose who you'd like in your party. I chose Tali and Kaidan for a nice mix of strengths.

Your main goal now is to head back to the Tower, however there are a few things you may want to do.

Head down to the Presidium atrium area (near the reception desk) and talk to Samesh Bhatia to get the Homecoming sidequest.

Head across to the Financial District and talk to Barla Von in the Bank. Yes, for some reason, the game has already marked that you talked to Barla Von in the "Citadel: Wrex" mission. This is because you found Wrex straightaway. There really is no reason to talk to Barla Von other than to learn some info and gain some XP.

Finish up any sidequests that you may want to (Note, not all sidequests are listed in the main walkthrough. Please see the "Sidequests" section).

Finally, if you haven't yet, you should visit Flux Nightclub and Casino in Flux and Wards Access (name of the area it's in).

Quasar


Quasar is a gambling game that you can play in Flux Casino. It is similar to Blackjack but has its differences. In this case, you need to get as close to 20 without going over. However, instead of playing cards that run in value from 1 to 10, Quasar uses 1 to 8. At that, you can choose to add a random number between 1 - 8 to your total or between 4 - 7 to your total.

So, say you currently have 11. If you choose 4 - 7 you know you'll end up in the money, at least between 15 and 18. If you choose 1 - 8 you may end up with 12 (not yet in the money) or you may end up with 19. Use your brain and figure out what is in your best interest.

There is an increasing scale for payouts between 15 and 20 (the closer to 20 the higher the payout).


When you are all set, head to the Citadel Tower.

Citadel Tower


Head up the stairs toward the Council Chambers and you'll run into Captain Anderson. You'll get an automatic cutscene where you give the evidence against Saren to the council and gain Spectre status.

As a reward for becoming a Spectre you'll gain the Spectre Training, Charm, and Intimidate talents.

Charm, Intimidate, and Spectre Training


You may have noticed that when talking to certain people there are grayed-out conversation options. These are the Charm or Intimidate choices. Now that you have unlocked them, you can...shall we say...persuade people to do what you want by either charming them (Paragon path) or intimidating them (Renegade path).

In addition, charm decreases the cost of goods in stores while intimidate increases the selling price when you sell items.

Keep in mind that these are ungradeable talents, just like any other, so you may not yet have the skills to charm/intimidate certain people in certain situations, however, for the time being on the Citadel, your skills will be quite adequate. You can see your current status in the Mission Computer >> Squad menu under "Talents".

Spectre Training is also an upgradeable talent.


C-Sec



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Head to the C-Sec Academy and talk to the Requisition Officer in the Requisition Office. Tell him "I need supplies" and he'll open up the "Rare Stocks," the items only available to Spectres.

Purchase what you want, if anything. I purchased the Bluewire Tool III, an Omni-tool, as it gives a nice shield bonus and some med recharge. Equip it to your Tech squad member. In my case, I gave it to Kaidan.

When you're all done there, head to the Docking Bay, via the elevator in C-Sec. On the way down the elevator you'll get the UNC: Missing Survey Team sidequest.

Docking Bays


Talk to the Ambassador and the Captain. You are given the Normandy! You have a ship.

Choosing Where to Go


Part of the fun of this game is that you have to decide what to do next. You have three options: Feros, Artemis Tau Cluster, and Noveria.

It doesn't matter in what order you go to each of these places, and, if you're looking for help on a particular area, just skip to that section of the walkthrough. Just keep in mind that I may have done things on one planet that affected something on another that you haven't done yet (or have done and I haven't). In general, this isn't a problem, but if you're stuck, please be thorough in your reading and keep this in mind.


Feel free to talk to Joker, the ship pilot. Otherwise, go to the Galaxy Map and onto the platform overlooking it so that you can "open" it.

Galaxy Map


The Galaxy Map on the Normandy contains all the navigation info in order to get from world to world. There are four viewing levels: Galaxy, Cluster, System, and Planet. When you want to travel to a particular planet or system move the cursor over the planet or system and hit "A".




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