Scanning the planet Canalus (3rd planet, Dirada System, Pylos Nebula) reveals strange weather patterns and substantial geth activity. Landing on the planet, Shepard and the team are tasked with disabling a climate-change device the geth are protecting that may be responsible for the strange climate patterns on Canalus.
Starting off from the landing zone a blue spire of light permeates the thick smog. From the shuttle, move towards the rock column on the right. Around the corner will be a palladium pickup. To the left will be a flare on the ground. Next to the flare is a path leading upwards. Following this path brings you to three refined palladium rocks. Head back down head away from the transport and you will come across another flare next to a crashed probe of sorts. A little further back from this probe, towards the shuttle is another palladium rock. Be careful, for as soon as you step forward from this point you will be attacked from the fog by several geth; this attack can be dangerous on the harder difficulties as there is no warning.
Fighting the geth can be difficult because of the lack of visibility, but use your targeting system to compensate. Also, if you are not afraid to lose a bit of ammo, are very accurate, and/or lucky, you can sometimes take geth out by aiming at the blue flashlight heads sometimes visible beyond auto target range. Use the cover around to keep your head down, and shoot back. Move up whenever you have the chance, but send your squadmates first. Also keep an eye out for the Geth Hunters mixed in with all of the other Geth Troopers. Remember they can cloak, so keep an eye out, lest they get behind you.
When you reach to the top, and the geth stop attacking, head left and you will come across another palladium rock, which is in the hole, not on top. If you follow the path round it leads back past the previous two collectibles and back down to your transport. Heading forward from the flare leads you uphill past another flare and towards several more geth. Continue forward and you'll come across another palladium rock. Just ahead is a split in the path, both directions leading the same way. Both also have palladium rocks, so be sure to collect both.
Just ahead is a large area with a boulder in the middle. To the left are two rocks with palladium, and the right has another, which is just behind that L-shaped rock formation. Continuing past the boulder you will start going uphill again and encounter more geth resistance. Again keep an eye out for the Hunters, while dealing with the Troopers. Hunters are a huge threat if they get close, and even a bigger one if they get around your cover. However also keep an eye out for the Geth Destroyer that is mixed in with this mess. It will try to get close to use its flamethrower attack, so don't let it. There is also extremely limited cover here, so make sure that you keep behind what little there is. There is no need to move up for this fight, as the geth seem perfectly content just charging into your gunfire.
At the top of the hill is a large geth structure with the last bit of palladium to the left and a 'Geth Device' to the front. The device is what's causing the current weather and activating this device causes Shepard to shut it down and ends the mission.
Note: The Damage Protection upgrade is awarded at the end of the assignment after the geth device is shut down. It is not found during the assignment.
Mission Summary Edit
Recovered geth climate change technology.
- Experience reward: 125 (156)
- Credits: 7,500
- Cerberus Funding: 3,750
- Credits Found: 3,750
- Palladium: 2,000
- Ablative VI (Damage Protection)