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Feros Assignments

Mass Effect Walkthrough and Guide

by Michael Monette  

 
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Feros Assignments

- Geth in the Tunnels
- Varren Meat
- Power Cells
- Water Restoration
- Data Recovery
- UNC: Espionage Probe/Investigate Shipments
- UNC: ExoGeni Facility/Investigate Facility
- UNC: Colony of the Dead/Investigate Samples

Note -- 'Feros: Geth in the Tunnels,' 'Feros: Varren Meat,' 'Feros: Power Cells' and 'Feros: Water Restoration' all start in the Zhu's Hope colony and can be completed in the tunnels. For this reason, make sure that all of the aforementioned assignments are active before you venture into the tunnels underneath Zhu's Hope.

Feros: Geth in the Tunnels

Speak to Fai Dan at the Zhu's Hope colony after successfully cleansing the tower of geth during the 'Feros: Geth Attack' mission. There are still geth in the tunnels underneath Zhu's Hope, and it's your job to clear them out. There's a geth transmitter in the tunnels, too, and destroying it will aid the colony significantly.

Objective: Find the Geth
Open up your map and locate the stairs that lead down to the tunnels. They're just beyond the elevator that travels to the Prothean Skyway. You'll meet some geth as you descend, so be careful. Follow the path at the bottom of the stairs until you reach a walkway. Follow the walkway to its end and turn right. Sprint towards the rubble in the distance and then turn left into the tunnel there. Destroy all of the geth in this tunnel.


Geth

When you emerge from the first tunnel, sprint straight ahead to the rubble at the opposite end of the walkway and turn left into a second, adjacent tunnel. There are more geth in this tunnel to be destroyed. The biggest threat here is the geth destroyer; a variant of geth with strong shields and plenty of firepower. Use tech abilities such as Overload and Sabotage to lower the destroyer's shields, and then weapon abilities to deal extra damage. Be careful though, as the destroyer tends to rush if its weapon has been disabled. Crippling abilities such as Lift or Singularity can be used for an easy kill.

Once you've cleared the tunnel of geth, return to the previous area and cross the gap using the extended bridge. Take cover behind the rock on the left as soon as you enter the next area, as two geth snipers are positioned on a small platform that overlooks the tunnel. Take out the two snipers first, and then the remaining geth troopers. Make sure that each of your squad members is at full health and full shields before you proceed because you'll encounter three krogan outside of the transmitter room.

Proceed with caution when the squad is ready. Biotic abilities such as Stasis and Lift are especially helpful when facing the krogan because they can used to incapacitate one or more of them, giving you a better chance of survival. The krogan also tend to charge, so retreat without hesitation if you things get hairy. Once the krogan have been dealt with, move to the back of the room and blast the transmitter tower to deplete its life bar.


Geth Transmitter

Objective: Inform Fai Dan
Return to Zhu's Hope and tell Fai Dan that you've ridden the tunnels of geth to complete the assignment and earn Paragon points.

Feros: Varren Meat

David Reynolds can be found aboard the craft in the middle of the Zhu's Hope colony. Talk to David to learn that the colony is also suffering from a food shortage. David would like to rectify this problem by hunting varren in the tunnels and bringing the meat back to the colony. Unfortunately he is unable to hunt the lesser varren due to the due to the presence of the dangerous alpha varren. You'll have to find and kill the alpha varren in the tunnels beneath Zhu's Hope so the lesser varren can be hunted.


David Reynolds

Objective: Find Alpha Varren
Open up your map and locate the stairs that lead down to the tunnels. They're just beyond the elevator that travels to the Prothean Skyway. You'll meet some geth as you descend, so be careful. Once in the tunnels, open your map again and locate the door to the 'Collapsed Highway Section.' Make your way to this door and enter the area. A pack of varren—the alpha that David spoke of among them—inhabit this area. The pack of lesser varren can tear Shepard and allies to shreds if you aren't careful, so keep your distance at all times.

Do not let them get too close to you; sprint away from them if you must, and then turn around and shoot them as they approach. When all of the lesser varren have been killed, search for the alpha varren on the upper highway. The alpha varren is red and much tougher than his white counterparts. You'll have an easy time if you managed to wipe out the lesser varren before facing the alpha, however. Attack the alpha varren until it falls to complete the objective.


Varren

Varren Alpha

Be sure to remove the power cells from the crashed vehicle on the upper highway before leaving the area.

Objective: Inform David Reynolds
Return to David Reynolds at Zhu's Hope and tell him that the alpha varren has been dealt with. You can earn some Renegade points by selecting the 'Just pay up' option afterwards, but you're still given a credit reward after the conversation regardless so there's no reason to be rude.

Feros: Power Cells

Explore the northeastern corner of Zhu's Hope and speak to Mary O'Connell. Things sure are bleak for Zhu's Hope; aside from the geth attacks, food, and water shortages, the colony is also having trouble maintaining power. Mary asks you to find replacement power cells to fix the generator, thus restoring power to the colony. Unfortunately power cells from the Normandy are not compatible with the generator, so you'll have to explore the tunnels underneath Zhu's Hope to find the compatible cells.


Mary O'Connell

Objective: Find Cells
Open up your map and locate the stairs that lead down to the tunnels. They're just beyond the elevator that travels to the Prothean Skyway. You'll meet some geth as you descend, so be careful. Once in the tunnels, open your map again and locate the door to the 'Collapsed Highway Section.' Make your way to this door and enter the area. Kill all of the Varren in the area to complete 'Feros: Varren Meat,' and then look for a crashed vehicle on the upper highway. Approach the vehicle and remove the Power Cells from its Fuel Compartment.


Crashed Vehicle

Power Cells

Objective: Deliver Cells to May O'Connell
Return to May O'Connell at Zhu's Hope and show the power cells to her. Credits, Omni-gel, Paragon points and XP are your reward.

Feros: Water Restoration

Macha Doyle can be found working on the colony's water supply in the northeast end of the colony. Speak to Macha Doyle to learn that the colony's water supply is inactive. To rectify this problem, water valves in the tunnels beneath Zhu's Hope must be activated to restore water to the colony. Agree to help to add this assignment to your Journal.


Macha Doyle

Objective: Find Water Valves
There is a total of three water valves to open. Open up your map and locate the stairs that lead down to the tunnels. They're just beyond the elevator that travels to the Prothean Skyway. You'll meet some geth as you descend, so be careful. Follow the path at the bottom of the stairs until you reach a walkway. Follow the walkway to its end and turn right. Sprint towards the rubble in the distance and then turn left into the tunnel there. First and foremost, destroy the geth present in this tunnel. Afterwards, look for the first Water Valve next to the doorway used to enter this tunnel. Open the valve to complete the objective.


Water Valve

Objective: Find More Valves
The second valve is in the same tunnel as the first, but at the opposite end of the tunnel. When you emerge from the first tunnel, sprint straight ahead to the rubble at the opposite end of the walkway and turn left into a second, adjacent tunnel. There are more geth in this tunnel, but it also houses the final water valve. Destroy the geth and open the final water valve to restore water to the colony.

Objective: Inform Macha Doyle
Return to Zhu's Hope and talk to Macah Doyle. She thanks you for restoring the water to the colony. You are given credits, XP and Paragon points as reward.

Feros: Data Recovery

Locate and speak to Gavin Hossle in the refugee camp off of the Prothean Skyway.  Gavin was forced to leave important data on his console at the ExoGeni Headquarters when the geth attacked. He claims that this data could be worth a lot of money, and promises a reward if the data is returned to him. Agree to help Gavin and he'll give you an OSD to download the data onto.

Objective: Find the Console
Gavin's console is located in the Upper Level of the ExoGeni base. The data can be recovered from his console as you follow the main Feros storyline mission. When you reach the area that contains the geth altar, destroy the two geth and then head through the doorway at the bottom of the stone steps. Follow this corridor to its end. Clear the next room of geth and then proceed to the upper level of the ExoGeni base.


Geth Altar

Immediately take cover upon reaching the upper level, as there are three enemy krogan at the end of its initial corridor. Kill the krogan and move to the far end of the corridor. Open the computer console there to move the data from Gavin's console onto the OSD he provided.


Krogan

Gavin's Computer

Objective: Deliver OSD to Hossle
Speak to Gavin Hossle at the ExoGeni refugee camp, or at the Zhu's Hope colony after completing the Feros storyline mission, and hand over the OSD containing the data he asked for. You are given Omni-gel, credits and XP for completing the assignment.

Investigate Shipments/UNC: Espionage Probe

Enter the craft in the middle of the Zhu's Hope colony and successfully decrypt the terminal in the room on the far right. The ship's logs show large deliveries being made to a system in the Voyager cluster which consists entirely of uninhabitable, uncharted worlds. The fact that large deliveries are being made to an uninhabited system is strange... An investigation is in order!


Terminal

Objective: Go to Amazon system
Travel to the Amazon system of the Voyager cluster. The Normandy receives a transmission from Admiral Hackett upon entering the system. Hackett explains that an old Alliance espionage probe carrying a nuclear payload recently sent a 'Mission Complete' signal. The probe is no longer needed, so the Admiral wants you track it down and disable it. At this point, the assignment name will change to 'UNC: Espionage Probe' if the assignment was triggered on Feros.

Objective: Find the Probe
Land on Agebinium. Be sure that Shepard or one of the squad members you choose has talent points invested in the 'Electronics' skill. Locate the Alliance Homing Beacon on the map and set a Destination flag nearby. Make your way to the beacon to discover the entrance to a mine. Exit the Mako, head up the ramp and enter the mine. After a quick inspection of the first few corridors and the main room, the mine appears to be barren. The probe's signal is coming from inside the room at the northern end of the mine, however. Save your game and enter the room.


Mine Entrance

An explosion occurs once you are in the room, effectively trapping Shepard and allies in the tunnels. You then find yourself conversing with the hologram of one Elanos Haliat. He tells you that the probe was a trap set to lure you to this location. As the man behind the attack on Elysium, Elanos wants you dead due to your status as the first human Spectre, or due to Shepard's War Hero background in which Shepard valiantly defended Elysium against his attack.

Objective: Escape
There must be another way out of the mines, but first things first: the probe carrying twenty tons of nuclear explosive must be disabled! The probe is set to detonate in ten seconds, so you'll have to act fast. There are three hardpoints that must be manually disabled or automatically disabled at the cost of 100 Omni-gel. It's quite unlikely that you possess the amount of Omni-gel required to disable all three hardpoints, so disabling one or more of them manually is probably necessary. To disable one manually, press the button that lights up onscreen in a timely manner. There is a total of ten button presses per hardpoint, all of which appear quite slowly, giving you plenty of time to react. As soon as one hardpoint has been disabled, immediately move on to the next. The timer freezes while you work to disable a hardpoint, so there's no rush once in the menu.


Bomb

Probe Hardpoint

With the bomb disabled, return to the large room, turn left and go through the door there. The door in this small room leads back outside. This second exit is atop a hill overlooking a small camp. A large group of pirates—Elanos Haliat among them—occupy the camp grounds. If Shepard is trained with a Sniper Rifle, sit atop the hill and pick off the pirates below. Be careful, however, as there are sniper rifle-wielding pirate among the others.  Scan the area and you'll undoubtedly notice the Mako parked a short ways east from the camp. A simple way do deal with the pirates below is to sprint down the hill and make a beeline for the Mako. Taking out the pirates is an easy task with the Mako's weaponry at your disposal. Either way, the assignment ends when Elanos and the pirates are dead.


Sniping

Mako

Investigate Facility/UNC: ExoGeni Facility

Decrypt the ExoGeni Terminal in the Upper Level of the ExoGeni Base (in the same area where the geth ship's claw is severed) to add this assignment to your Journal.


ExoGeni Terminal

Objective: Investigate Facility
Back on the Normandy, travel to the Vostok system of the Maroon Sea cluster and land on Nodacrux. The name of this assignment changes to 'UNC: ExoGeni Facility' at this point.

Objective: Explore Colony
Locate the Science Facility using your map and make your way there. Some Thorian creepers occupy the area outside of the facility, so use the Mako's weaponry to clear the perimeter. Once the creepers have been dealt with, exit the Mako and enter the facility. Move through the corridor until you reach the facility's main room. Install the Anti-Thorian Gas I upgrade acquired at Feros if you still have it.


Science Facility

Creepers

The main room is absolutely packed with creepers. If you have the anti-Thorian gas upgrade installed, try to round up the creepers into one big pack (by luring them towards you, or by using biotic Singularity) and lob the grenades at them. You should be able to take out the lion's share of them with this method. If you have since parted with the anti-Thorian gas upgrade, you'll just have to make due with the abilities and weaponry available to you.

Once the room is clear of creepers, proceed to the facility's southeast room. Some non-infected ExoGeni scientists have been trapped in here due to the creeper outbreak. Dr. Ross, one of the ExoGeni scientists, tells you that the creepers in the Nodacrux science facility were created to be obedient and carry out monotonous tasks, but all went wrong when they suddenly attacked.


ExoGeni Scientists

Dr. Ross attempts to bribe you once she learns that you know of the Thorian and plan to turn her in. Selecting the neutral 'Okay' option on the conversation wheel accepts the bribe and ends the assignment, while selecting the top-right or bottom-right options forces you to face the scientists and the mercenaries that accompany them. The assignment is complete when you accept the bribe, or have killed the remaining ExoGeni scientists and mercenaries.

Investigate Samples/UNC: Colony of the Dead

Decrypt the Server Node in the Upper Level of the ExoGeni Base (in the same area where the geth ship's claw is severed) to add this assignment to your Journal. The ExoGeni employee's personal log reveals that ExoGeni provided samples to a group known as Cerberus, a group you may have dealt with before...


Server Node

Objective: Go to System
Travel to the Matano system in the Maroon Sea cluster and land on Chasca. Move southeast from the Mako's drop point to reach the Science Facility and civilian structures. There are three buildings in the area that can be investigated in any order, but start with the eastern-most building for the purpose of following this walkthrough. Husks roam the facility's outer perimeter of each building. Upon observing the husks, the assignment name changes to 'UNC: Colony of the Dead.'

Objective: Search for Clues
Destroy the husks outside of the facility, then exit the Mako and enter the building. Many more husks occupy the facility's main room. There are explosive cells scattered throughout the area which can be used to damage the husks, but be careful yourself, as the electric shock released by a husk can set the explosives off. Due to the hazards in the room, get the husks' attention, stand near the entrance to the room and pick them off as they approach.


Civilian Structure

Husks

Once you've cleared out the husks occupying the first facility, move through its main room and open all of the containers and lockers to acquire additional items. Leave the facility when ready and proceed to the second (northern-most POI icon) Civilian Structure. This facility features a layout similar to the last. Clear out the husk and open all containers in the building before moving on to the Science Facility.

Enter the facility and make your way to its main room, which is of course filled with husks. Destroy the husks and move to the facility's southwestern room. Access the terminal in this room to learn that a member of the notorious Cerberus group recently passed through this colony. It's likely that the Cerberus group had something to do with the transformation of the colonists. Accessing the terminal completes the assignment.


Science Facility

Terminal



 
 
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Comments for Feros Assignments

 
 
3 comments, latest first.
 
Dec 14th 2012 Guest
For some resan the guy I have to take to for killing the leder of the dog things won't take to me he sead I don't want to take right now
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Jun 27th 2012 Guest
Same question :(
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Jan 10th 2012 Guest
I don't suppose you can complete the data recovery mission after the main missions, when the prothean skyway elevator is put out of comission?
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