This mission begins when you land on Namakli after finishing Leviathan: Find Ann Bryson.
Choose your landing party: you will be fighting mostly the infantry-level Reaper minions dropped off by the Harvester, but the large, armored Reaper enemies, including the Harvesters themselves, show up later in the mission. Anti-armor and incendiary abilities, along with Power Combos to create fire or biotic explosions, should be considered when assembling your squad.
In the shuttle Shepard and the squad discuss the intel found up to this point. Cortez notes that if Ann is on the planet, she has not been responding to hails. However, Reapers are present and swarming around the dig site. Cortez drops the landing party off, but then gets chased off by Harvesters.
Warning: The Harvesters circling overhead will take shots at you. Use any and all available cover whenever possible, dashing from spot to spot even when on the move. Also, although it isn't completely clear what causes the Harvesters to shoot, multiple playthroughs on Insanity seem to indicate that if you move forward fairly quickly you will rarely if ever be shot by a Harvester: there is a grace period of at least several minutes before the Harvesters begin their bombardment, and it is possible to complete the entire mission before it expires.
Move ahead on the walkway: Ann will contact you, saying she will come to meet you. Shepard insists she stay where she is: they'll come to her. Ann will then give you a nav point for an elevator. Go into the structure and keep moving forward. The ladders to the side lead to the same areas as the forward path, so choose whichever way you prefer.
Eventually, you will encounter Cannibals by some explosive barrels. Dispose of the Cannibals however you wish, and be sure to pick up the AT-12 Raider shotgun off the body in front of the structure the Cannibals exited. Move into this same building and pick up the SMG High-Velocity Barrel on the left side.
Run and Gun EditHusk waiting for you, then find a place to jump across to the rocky area. The bridge control panel there needs to be fixed: one of your teammates will be volunteer themselves to do so while you fight off some Husks. After the Husks are defeated, the squad member will have finished with the controls just in time for the arrival of a Banshee. Take care of her, then move on. You'll encounter a few more Husks on your way to the elevator. Remember to keep pressing forward with alacrity and stay near cover, because the Harvesters will increasingly bombard you.
- If the bridge is up, you can run for the ladder instead of dealing with the Banshee.
- A common glitch in this area prevents you from going down a ladder. Depending on your system, either looking up when approaching the ladder or using the walk-not-run key will get you through.
Elevator Problems EditSMG Mass Pulse Recoil System mod on a counter. Keep moving up and around the wreckage. You'll encounter more Cannibals accompanied by two Ravagers--be careful, as one of the Ravagers is on a balcony above you and may be able to target you behind low cover. In the building on the right are data (2500 credits).
After taking care of the enemies, climb up the ladder and you'll find a Med Kit in the building. There may also be a couple Cannibals that were too shy to come out in the preceding fight. There is an ammo-pile on the left wall if you need it. Move out onto the balcony from which the Ravager had been shooting. At the end of it, Shepard will comment about the way being blocked: simply turn around and climb up the ladder, then navigate around the debris. After you've done so, Ann will contact Shepard about the Reapers pinning her team and her down. Keep moving forward and dispose of the occasional Cannibals that try to stop you.
Brute and Harvester EditBrute that attack soon after you do so. You may want to take advantage of the explosive barrels that litter this area.
Move forward and a platform will collapse in front of you. Move back to the structures and keep going. You'll encounter Cannibals and a Marauder backed up by a Harvester. Do enough damage to the Harvester, and it will fly off, leaving just the Cannibals. After taking them out, pick up the Med Kit on the path by the corner of the building. Note: the Harvester appears after the other enemies - if you remain on the high ground to kill all the other enemies before it appears then it will appear out of nowhere and ambush you just as you are crossing the open ground. That can be deadly on higher difficulty levels, so it is suggested you cross before engaging the Cannibals.
There is a Ravager on the balcony facing you as you turn the corner. Take it out now or move into the building away from its fire, take out the Cannibals inside, and move forward to shoot at it from the side while it is distracted by your squad. Along the wall between the first entrance and the one where the Ravager is/was located is an Assault Rifle Omni-Blade. Near the exit there is also Damaged Machinery to salvage for 2500 credits.
Move forward and a squadmate will yell about the elevator. Don't activate it just yet: there's a Med Kit and Data to salvage (5000 credits) inside the building just before the elevator controls.
Ann Bryson Edit
Hot Shuttle Extraction Edit
First there are Cannibals and a Harvester. The Cannibals are scattered and not too much of a threat, and Cortez needs the Harvester gone to come in safely, so make it your priority. Tip: It will die fairly quickly if you have any sort of grenades: using them sets off a chain reaction of exploding barrels. Likewise, hitting it with any sort of fire or biotic explosion will tend to create a massive chain reaction.
Marauders begin to accompany the Cannibals after the Harvester dies. You do not need to defeat the enemies to complete the mission, just head to the shuttle. On the way there is a Med Kit on a desk to the left. In the building to the right of Cortez, there is another Med Kit and salvageable data (2500 credits), though these are difficult to obtain without eliminating the enemies first.
On the shuttle, Ann does not remember being in thrall. She wants to contact her father right away, but Shepard breaks the bad news about her father's death.
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