Mission 3: Artemis Tau
Your first job as captain is to give a rockin' speech for karma points.
Seth Green is quite a character, I mean Joker. Talk to him if you want to meet
the man behind the robot chicken, I mean the Normandy.
Go down a deck and speak with Kaidan. Then examine the sleeper pods near him
and a computer in what used to be Anderson's room. Now down the elevator. Go
see Wrex if you want. He's got a good story. Ashley doesn't say much. Garrus
has some to say, not much. Then go see Tali down by the core. You can learn
a lot about her in this chat; learning is fun, and this is by far the most
epic chat yet. Adams also have some things on his mind.
*NOTE: You should gain a level during these chats; they're just that big.
Also, just as a measuring stick, I was at level 11 by this point in the game.*
You can go see the requisition officer, but even with all the licenses you
picked up, you probably can't buy anything useful.
Just head up to the command deck. Talk with Pressly. Then get up to the
Galaxy Map to see the galaxy map.
It's the Mikly Way. You must zoom out to see the whole map. You have lots of
options and you can go where ever you wish, but for now let's just head to
the Artemis Tau cluster on the edge. Enter the Knossos system and then choose
the only landable planet, Therum.
*NOTE: The normal way to find this planet is to check each of the four star
systems in Artemis Tau one by one, but there will only be one planet to land
on in each system, so it's really not that hard to find.*
Once you land, go to the front of the ship and out the door. Choose your squad
and it can be whoever. You could go with the two humans if you want the old
gang back together, but it doesn't matter, your choice. And if anyone hasn't
been active for a while, be sure to assign talent points.
Nothing to do but go along the path. Once a ship flies overhead, kill the two
Armatures that drop (run them over for laughs and damage).
When you get near the refinery, check map, you will see three turrets in the
front, but you don't have to fight them; you can and if you dodge their
missiles you can beat them. Bring up the map and find a side path with just
Within the walls of the enemy territory, run over guys, use exploding tanks,
and don't die. When the open area is secure, get out and locate about four
containers of loot around the sides. There are two gates, one by the turrets
you saw and one opening the path ahead. Don't open the turret gate unless you
want to get shot at, or if you want to fight them. Search both buildings by
this gate. Then go to the other gate and search the building on the left to
open the path.
Get back in the vehicle and get to rollin', and save, always save after you do
stuff. Along this path will be many Armatures in your way, so try to run them
into the lava, or go past them. Once you hit a more narrow path there will be
infantry and a Colossus. The big thing is almost not worth the large amount of
time and effort, but you may as well try. The only way to bring it down is
to constantly run through its legs, but don't stay parked under it or the game
could glitch up; just stay moving, keep chopping it down, and it'll die
Go through the tunnel, after saving, and kill two troops at the end. Swing
around the path and into another tunnel with two more troops inside. At the
end will be more little guys. Go to the end of the path with a narrow opening
between some rocks. Get out and proceed on foot.
A fight in the rocky area as soon as you are on foot. Keep moving and then
another fight. In this one you have limited cover and there are snipers up
high. Just survive and advance as I always say.
Make your way up the trail and to the mining camp. A cutscene reveals an
attack squad of a good mix of Geth on the way. As soon as the scene is over,
bring up your powers menu and assign your friends and you to do something. Find
cover for all and then focus on the smaller enemies, Ghosts and Stalkers, then
take out the troopers. Save the Armature for last, where a good ammo choice and
the overkill power should do it in not too long of time.
Recover and use any points you may have earned. Then take the tunnel down to
the ruins proper. While a different map, still the ruins.
Two enemies at the bottom. Then go into the elevator down. A loot container
near the exit of the elevator, then move forward to run into some bots. Blow
them up and get in the next elevator.
Step off down the broken walkway and then turn toward the blue field to find
Liara. Then take the rest of the intact walkway down to the rock floor, and
fight the enemies along the way. There are three down here. Once they are
dead, go visit the tents. Find the control thing in the ground and enter this
Take the hole in the ground and press the button. Then go talk to Liara to get
At the top you will run into the Krogan. Use your powers to quickly take out
the troopers, then focus on the boss guy. That's all. Watch the cutscene.