Find Spender on the Nexus Edit
When Ryder first arrives back on the Nexus after obtaining Drack as a squad member, you may overhear a conversation between Spender and a salarian technician named Del Jasin. Spender berates the salarian for incompetence and making frivolous requests for parts to fix the air filtration system on the Nexus. After Spender leaves, Ryder can ask her if Spender is always such an abusive supervisor which she affirms. Del suggests that Ryder undermine Spender's reputation with the Nexus leadership in order to get him removed.
Talk to Kesh Edit
Find Kesh in her office; she'll reveal that Spender has gained the favor of the Nexus leadership but she believes he might be communicating with the exiles. She suggests speaking with Kandros to obtain the proof of his betrayal.
Speak with Kandros Edit
Speak to Kandros and let him know you're investigating a possible link between Spender and the Nexus uprising. He'll note that there were some discrepancies but that there hasn't been time to dig deeper to find answers. He'll give you access to the video archives.
Review Nexus security footage Edit
Unfortunately, the security footage is corrupted, and there isn't anything definitive about Spender's actions that prove he is guilty.
Confront Spender Edit
Speaking to Spender, he denies any wrongdoing and warns Ryder off further investigation. At this point the mission is put on hold until Ryder can locate the planet mentioned in the security footage (+530XP).
ON HOLD: Locate the planet mentioned in security footage Edit
After landing on Kadara, the next objective becomes active.
Talk to SAM on the Tempest Edit
SAM has discovered more about Spender and gives a navpoint for further investigation.
Investigate Spender's Kadara connection Edit
Anti-vehicle mines are detected when approaching the navpoint, causing SAM to suggest proceeding on foot. The outlaws realize the Pathfinder is coming and believes that Spender must have blabbed. They try to escape, but a shuttle leaves without them. Defeat the remaining outlaws.
Search the hideout for cluesEdit
On a datapad is a message to Spender from someone named Aroane.
Evidently, Spender has been sneaking Nexus goods to the exiles. SAM concludes that the scrambler could explain the destroyed files on the Nexus' security system.
You receive 29 AVP and +2% Kadara viability.
Search for a scrambler in Spender's roomEdit
Upon entering Spender's room, SAM says he can't "see" part of the it. If you try to scan, SAM says that there is some interference, and that Ryder must manually investigate.
There is a model ship on a shelf to the left that was declared missing from inventory months ago. Ryder can choose either to take it for themselves or bring it back to the Nexus inventory.
The logs in the room reveals how Spender has been undermining the Nexus' activities. There are also supplies that were previously reported missing.
SAM can't analyze the scrambler, so Ryder decides to let a comms expert look at it.
Talk to the Comms OfficerEdit
He is standing next to Addison in Operations on the Nexus. During the conversation you can choose whether you are open or secretive with what you know.
It's a scrambler for sure, and they are illegal, because they can hack through any security.
Ryder asks the Comm Officer to get some solid evidence for who has been using it. He'll let Ryder know when he has found something (this will happen in the follow-up mission Nakmor Drack: A Future for our People).
Ryder get notified about a new email and the next objective becomes active. The email is about the follow-up mission, and there is no need to read or acknowledge it.
Speak to Drack on the TempestEdit
Something important has been stolen from a krogan outpost. When the conversation is over, the mission completes, and the follow-up mission Nakmor Drack: A Future for our People starts.
- 1330 XP
- 73 AVP
The issue with Spender continues later on.
Datapads found in Spender's room.
Messages found on Spender's terminal.
- Well before this mission is unlocked you can hear various Nexus personnel complaining about Spender in ambient dialogue.