The planet Sanctum (Decoris system, Sigurd's Cradle) has been pinpointed as the source of a Blue Suns operation using false distress signals to lure ships into range to be attacked and captured by the Blue Suns. Shutting down the distress beacon would deliver a blow to the Blue Suns operations in the area.
Upon completion of N7: MSV Strontium Mule, Commander Shepard receives this e-mail from Cerberus Command:
When intially scanning the planet, the following audio is heard on a repeating loop: "Check all the tunnels for runners. Report to Captain Nero when you're done."
Scanning Sanctum, the following text is displayed:
“Distress beacon detected on initial sweep is confirmed to be a fabrication set in place to lure unsuspecting ships into orbit for pirate ambush. Preliminary scans indicate that shutting down false distress beacon will stop the Blue Suns transmission and disable their ambush site. Surface scans show Blue Suns communication signatures concentrated around a shuttle hangar bay.”
When Preparing a team for this mission, it is advised to have an ally outfitted with A.I. Hacking as they become invaluable towards the end of this mission.Normandy flies through the atmosphere dropping the shuttle. As the Shuttle lands, a Blue Suns merc, who is keeping watch, sees this and runs back inside the facility. Once you have control, find cover quickly as the Suns will be quick to respond. There will be two waves of enemies both consisting of Blue Suns Troopers and a Blue Suns Heavy. Stay in cover as the Heavies will stay back, firing their missile launchers, while the Troopers cover the distance and attempt to flank you. Once the first wave falls the second will be quick on their heels, however if you take too long, then the second wave may come out anyway.
The second wave has a few more Troopers and another Heavy. Follow the same tactics as the first wave, keep in cover and pop them while they have their heads out, and you should be fine. Once they are all down, head towards the door, grabbing the crate of iridium along the way. Once you reach the door enter the facility.Blue Suns Commander. The commander will have all three forms of protection, no matter the difficulty, so it would be a good idea to focus on him first, however there is a problem. The Troopers will try and climb the ramps to get to you and your squad, so keeping them on the highest level is probably a good idea, while you may have a limited firing arc, you have more protection. Once you whittle down the enemy a bit, then head down to the first landing and finish them off. Stay away from the couches in the center of the first landing as the Suns can trap you in there and shoot you like fish in a barrel.
Once all the suns are down, head down the ramps and into the room on the right. In the room is a wall safe, and a datapad where a worker was apparently fired and will be traveling to Omega, because the Blue Suns are hiring people to take out a vigilante. Once you are done in the side room head back out to the entrance room and on the opposite wall there will be a reason why the facility was closed. Apparently someone, Phillips, expanded the north mining tunnels into the mess hall, so the facility had to be shut down.
When you enter the tunnels, you see the drill, and to your left is another crate of iridium, grab it and keep moving. When you reach the large cavern, there is more iridium off to your left and directly ahead of you. Grab all three crates and then access the datapad and grab the power cells near the door, you will need them. Save your game before leaving this room, otherwise you might regret it.
Head through the door and you are treated to a short cutscene where Narom comes over the PA and the YMIRs activate. GET INTO COVER ASAP. The best long-term cover is to the left of the room, directly across the door from which you entered. A path-way is blocked by a destroyable crate, but a quick melee will get you in. There is a med-kit on the floor, and cover on all sides. Command your squad to focus fire on one YMIR, and when it's shields and armor are depleted spam A.I. Hack. While your new addition turns on his counter-part, give him a hand. Repeat this process until your confused YMIR is destroyed. By the time this happens, the other mech should have a 1/4 of its armor plating remaining. As you are well covered, make short work of him. While you are taking down the mechs, you have no need to worry about any other enemies, as the Suns won’t even make an appearance until the YMIRs are down. Once the last YMIR explodes, a Blue Suns squadron will swarm your room. Chip away at them as they scramble for cover, eventually making their way across from you to the right side of the room.M-76 Revenant the Troopers are the bigger threat because there are more of them, and they will tend to flank more than Narom. Once the Troopers are down, focus on Narom and he should be easy to take down without all of his lackeys.
When you have finished with them, and before heading into the center room on the opposite side of the hangar, off to the left side on one of the fighter pads is a med-kit. Grab it and then move to the room on the left side as it has a wall safe that you will be unable to access after you destroy the transmitter. The room on the right has a computer with some emails on how this operation got set up, so investigate if you want to. When you are ready bypass the center door and then access the console inside to overload the transmitter.
You are treated to a cutscene where Shepard orders the squad out, then rigs the overload, running out the room and vaulting the railing just as the transmitter explodes.
“A shuttle just landed outside the southern entrance. Get out there and take them out! Now!”
“Due to concerns over employee safety, the Brunfeld Mining facility has been closed until further notice.”
“Hey cousin. That jerk Selim just fired me for no reason. I swear that guy has it out for me. I hear the Blue Suns are hiring people to take out some dumbass vigiliante on Omega. I'm gonna show them how it's done. Wish me luck!”
“Due to Phillipps' "brilliant" expansion of the northern mining tunnels into the mess hall last week, our small facility will be closing indefinitely. All teams will be transferred to the nearest star base shortly.”
“We've got a major haul coming in from dig site, boys. Move all the unsorted cargo to the mines to make room.”
Interrogation Logs Edit
Authorization: Captain Narom
Mission Summary Edit
Deactivated distress beacon at Brunfeld Mining Facility. Eliminated Blue Suns resistance.
- Experience reward: 125 (156)
- Credits: 7,500
- Cerberus Funding: 3,750
- Credits Found: 3,750
- Iridium: 2,000
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