Saren is searching for the Conduit, an ancient relic dating back to the Prothean extinction. Through the visions burred into your mind by the beacon on Eden Prime, you believe that the Conduit is a weapon capable of wiping out all life in the galaxy. Saren must be stopped!
This mission is acquired after talking to either Matriarch Benezia on Noveria, or Shiala on Feros. This mission is the overarching mission of Mass Effect and will update over the course of the game with the completion of additional plot worlds.
Race Against Time is a mission that doesn't relate to any specific point in the game. Rather, it is your ongoing mission to stop Saren Arterius' plans, and is completed by finishing the game. See the Mass Effect Guide for additional information about completing the game.
The mission name is updated several times throughout Mass Effect, and these changes correspond to specific points in the game. They are explained below.
- Race Against Time
- This is the name given to the mission when it is first acquired.
- Race Against Time: Sovereign
- Race Against Time: Conduit
- Race Against Time: Final Battle