The asteroid-based Pinnacle Station was originally constructed as a concealed command center during the Krogan Rebellions. It has been retrofitted as a military training facility for all high-level special operations teams employed by the Council. The station's combat simulator allows teams to train under a variety of hazardous conditions.
- Population: 1,200
The station has three notable sections. After the airlock, visitors enter the command centre, where the station's operators and commanding officer can be found. The command centre shows evidence of the station's turian heritage as, like the construction of the SSV Normandy's CIC, the CO is placed behind and above his subordinates to look over them. The command centre also offers a spectacular view of Vebinok and the local asteroid field.
The second section, the observation deck, is where competitors rest between scenarios, check their scores, and watch other competitors going through the simulator. Ochren, the simulator's designer, is on hand here to set up new scenarios and monitor the simulation.
The third section is the simulator itself. Using a combination of sophisticated combat VIs, holographic images and kinetic barriers, the simulator can produce small-scale combat scenarios to test the competitors, using kinetic slugs to simulate damage (though they hurt as much as real rounds, and actually cause damage if they penetrate shields). The simulator offers a choice of volcanic, subterranean, tropical or warehouse settings, all of which have different objectives to achieve. Most enemies in the simulator are either simulated geth, pirates, or mercenaries.
Notable Inhabitants Edit
- Admiral Tadius Ahern - station commander
- Tech Specialist Ochren
- Sergeant Dahga
- Guard Captain Vidinos
- Khel Burrem (krogan competitor)
- Lieutenant Bryant (human competitor)
- Pinnacle Station is a Galaxy at War mission location in Mass Effect 3: Datapad.