The Arcturian Jade is a luxury passenger liner that appears in Mass Effect Galaxy. The only known crew members are its captain, Reginald Tudge, and a porter. Jacob Taylor vacations on board the Arcturian Jade in Mass Effect Galaxy after retiring as an Alliance marine.
The Arcturian Jade is travelling to the Citadel when it is attacked by batarian terrorists. Luckily, Jacob has brought his assault rifle, kept from his tenure as a marine, and uses his combat experience to battle the batarians and defend the crew and passengers.
After intercepting the batarians as they head to the bridge, Jacob confronts and questions the batarian leader, who reveals his motives for the attack. He wishes to show humanity a lesson in obedience, resenting the human "sense of entitlement" and the Council's unwillingess to listen to the batarians' demands. To this end, he ordered an attack on the ship, despite knowing the ship's promixity to the Citadel would make it a suicide mission. After defeating the batarians and saving the Arcturian Jade, Reginald Tudge offers Jacob his choice of cabins for the remainder of the journey to the Citadel.