Mission 7: Ilos
Of course you get another viewing of that terrible "vision". Then the usual
report to the Council.
After you have the usual rounds with the crew. Most should have nothing new
to say except for the usuals. In the lowest deck will be the Salarians you
saved, but more importantly is another opportunity to buy stuff from their
seller. Be sure to clear out your items and upgrade and sell what you don't
need. By now, money should not be an issue.
Then go to the map where you will be forwarded to the Citadel.
Bummer, betrayed and grounded, sucks to be you. But then things are made good,
and then things are interrupted! Darn, so close! Put your raging hormones
aside and go meet Anderson in the club Flux. You may also consider visiting
the shops and doing any remaing side quests.
At least visit the view point area of the upper wards, and meet the fan, and
run by Flux for the strung up kid. And any other side quests you may have
missed or haven't finished. Now is the time to tie off all loose ends.
Sit and have a little chat with Anderson in the club. Pick one of the two
options and back to the Normandy. *FYI, the office cutscene is boring compared
to the other.
Feel free to complete any clusters at this time, any not invovlving the
Citadel because you're unable to return. You'll notice any Citadel-related
quests are now completed in your log if you did not do them. Something to do
the next playthrough, so no worries.
Anything else or if you just want to explore the galaxy, do it now. When ready,
head out to the Pangaea Expanse.
And now the time comes! Now, you see, when an Asari and a woman love each
other... it's a bit awkward actually. But then again, when isn't it? Or, it
will be the human of your choice, but that's boring. Anyway, for better or
worse, romance subplots are now over.
*Note: Not just to bring your little pooh bear along, but Liara has at least
one interesting line if you bring her along. She actually has a lot to say.*
*Note: One last thing, it seems that if you endorsed the guy from the terra
firma party on the Citadel, you may or may not get the Negotiation mission
from Hackett when you reach the system with Ilos. Feel free to go do that
Ilos: Upper Ruins
Turn around, use the Mako's cannons on the first couple of guys, but you will
have to push onward on foot. A fight in the first area including some Aramtures
on the left. Kill them all and go to the left path.
*Note: There are two paths on the sides of this first area that lead down to
the lower ruins. But there's nothing done there but small loot and a few Geth.
You can make the trip if you want. I believe the Armature computer in the
lower ruins does something, probably turns off the Armatures.*
Make your way to the courtyard and fight it out. There is a small, unmarked
elevator on the side that leads up to a higher walkway where some Geth were.
Then proceed to the proper elevator at the end of the path.
Ilos: Security Station
There are some bad guys in the center area, so fight them. On both sides are
some consoles for you to hack up some Armatures to fight for you, but this
battle isn't that tough, so don't outsmart yourself.
Go to the end of the room and swing up one of the ramps. Use the computer in
here for a quick scene. Now back down the ramps and through the path to an
elevator that returns you to the ruins, a different elevator from the one you
took up here.
Just get in the Mako and through the opened door.
Just drive to the other side, in awe of course. A group of enemies at the end
of the second corridor. Once you hit a barrier, get out and go right into an
elevator. Take it down and use Vigil. Ah ha, I knew those bastard Keepers
were no good! My god, I feel like I need a seizure for looking at that thing
for so long, DBZ style.
*Note: Lots to talk about in this conversation. Be sure to check all the
investigations and be smart about which options you choose so as to not move
the conversation before hearing all you can.*
After, return to the car and keep rolling.
Ilos: Trench Run
Blast the first enemies in your way. Turn left and down a long stretch. When
you hit a tunnel, clear out the enemies you can see before going around the
corner to face the Colossus and it's minions. Either fight or move on, your
call. Just a few more infantry in your way. Once it's in view you get a sweet
After you are back in control, zip down the ramp without any concern for the
Colossi, just dash to the conduit and jump in before time expires.