Initiative personnel Nilken has been convicted of murder, but it may be a mistake. Investigate all the details to discern the truth.
Speak with the turian named Mariette located in the Militia Office in the Nexus and agree to help her investigate the possible wrongful conviction of her husband to begin this mission.
Walkthrough EditMariette is distressed that her husband has been sentenced to exile for a murder she believes he is not guilty of committing. Believed to be the first murder in the Andromeda galaxy, Nilken was sentenced to exile, but Mariette can't believe he killed his friend Reynolds.
Speak with the Prison Guard Edit
Sergeant Aker is turain security guard located across the atrium from Mariette near the prison cell where Nilken is confined. Speak to him and he'll introduce you to his prisoner. Nilken will explain that he argued with Reynolds while they were station together during a field colonization attempt of Eos. Shortly after the argument, Nilken may have accidently shot Reynolds mistaking him for kett during a limited visibility attack. Nilken mentions that there is a recording of the argument and recommends the Ryder listen to it for himself.
Rdyer will have to get permission from the security chief, Tiran Kandros, before he can listen to the recording. Speaking to Kandros, he will reaffirm the suspected guilt of Nilken but offers Ryder the chance to evaluate the evidence for himself by interviewing a witness and listening to a recording.
Optional: Playback Recording Edit
Although optional, listen to the recording first. It doesn't leave much to the imagination, it certainly seems as though Nilken was willing to do whatever it took to evacuate Eos rather than counter attack the kett.
Speak with Witness Shaw Edit
Cassidy Shaw is located on the Nexus bridge, speak to her. She'll ask if you've listened to the recording and explain that she was the one that separated the Nilken and Reynolds when they fought right before Reynolds died. Shaw tells the story similarly to how Nilken described it leaving little room for a defense. At the end of the conversation, Shaw mentions that Reynolds' body was never recovered, leaving an important piece of evidence un-examined.
Tann wouldn't authorize an extraction of Reynolds' body for examination during the murder trial, claiming it was too dangerous to return to Eos to retrieve the body. Speak to Tann and Ryder will convince him that it's worth the risk of sending his pathfinder team to locate and retrieve the body. The coordinates of the remains are added to your map.