Admiral Kahoku has given you the coordinates to a research facility run by the Cerberus group. You need to investigate the planet Binthu to find out why Cerberus is unleashing alien monstrosities in the Attican Traverse.
After completing UNC: Missing Marines, the next time you use the Galaxy Map you will receive a message from Admiral Kahoku. He has information that the ambush which killed his marines was orchestrated by a group known as Cerberus. Kahoku has located three of their research facilities, on the planet Binthu in the Yangtze system of the Voyager Cluster. There are three Cerberus research facilities on Binthu, which must be cleared.
The three Cerberus bases are all similarly built: standard underground entrances with two defense turrets on top. Inside, you will find Cerberus troops—snipers, commandos, and biotic research technicians—working around forcefields in the centre of the room.
These forcefields hold whatever creatures Cerberus is currently experimenting on: one base will hold three Rachni Workers, another will hold one Rachni Soldier, and the other base holds three Thorian Creepers. A good technique for dealing with these bases, especially on higher difficulty levels, is to give Cerberus a taste of their own medicine. Get your team to wait in the anteroom, go in low and fast through the door, shut off the forcefields at the closest diagnostic station, and then run back out again. The experimental subjects and the Cerberus personnel will then attack each other, giving you fewer enemies to face or a chance to pick them off while they're in disarray.
However this tactic will give you less experience as you won't be making the kills. You can divide and conquer by leaving the forcefield up, killing the Cerberus troops and then take the creatures out (they're not that difficult). Using this strategy, the best thing to do is send your squadmates to cover one of the pillars, and cover the other yourself. Just watch for flanking enemies because sometimes your squadmates will let enemies through.
Once you've cleared the area, take time to explore each base. The first base you enter will have a console at the far end that when accessed will trigger one of your squadmates to say that Cerberus has other bases on the world. Each base will hold different loot. One will hold nothing, another will hold a technician kit, an aid station and locker, and the other will hold another technician kit and five medical stations and those will produce Sirta Foundation armor and various bio-amps.
Note: If you activate the terminal in the first base before you clear the base of the enemies it holds, then the mission will not complete and you will be forced to reload the auto-save when you landed on the planet. Clear the base first, then activate the terminal.
Regardless of the order in which you clear them, Kahoku will be located in the final facility. He was captured and murdered by Cerberus operatives soon after transmitting details of the operation to you. Examining Kahoku's body will complete the assignment and trigger the next, UNC: Hades' Dogs.
You check for a pulse but find none. Admiral Kahoku is dead. Despite the ferocity of the creatures he was sealed in with, there are no signs of trauma to his corpse. The needle marks on his arm suggest a different means of execution.
- Due to a bug, if you enter the same research facility a third time, Kahoku's body will be present there (with no enemies) and the mission will end when you locate it. You can still go to the remaining research facilities to rediscover Kahoku's body again in those places and to gain XP. *(This bug has been removed in current versions of the game.)
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