Chapter Nine: Horizon
Before setting course for Horizon, visit with any and all
crew members you haven’t checked in with for a while, and hit up the Citadel
one more time to make sure you picked up all the side missions that are
available to you. Once you do that, hop back on the Normandy, and begin your
hunt for Kai Leng.
You arrive at Sanctuary hoping to find some answers, but
instead find the refugee zone has been through the wringer. Hop out of the
shuttle and head up the stairs in front of you. As soon as you make it into the
courtyard, a Cerberus shuttle drops off two Phantoms and a Nemesis. Dispatch of
them quickly. After eliminating them, check the room on the right hand side.
There will be Parts to salvage right at the bottom of the second set of stairs.
Duck back out into the courtyard, and then head through the newly opened door
beneath where the Cerberus shuttle landed.
In the next room, there are a bunch of office desks. Some of
the terminals have logs you can examine to piece together what’s happened at
Sanctuary. There’s a staircase on the right hand side. Follow down to the next
level. A few logs can be found next to the crashed shuttles at the bottom of
the stairs. To the right of the steps, there’s another administration area. You
will encounter a small force of Cerberus soldiers once you enter the room. Take
them out. Near the dead Cerberus soldier by the large desk you’ll find the
Pistol Scope III. Continue through the Pool Maintenance door into the next
Activate the console you find in the next room to hear an
audio message from Miranda Lawson. She’s come to Sanctuary as well, though for
reasons much different from your own. On the wall behind you, you’ll find some
Equipment to salvage. Continue out into the pool area, and activate the water
pump. Once all the water drains from the pool, you find a hidden door at the
base of the far wall. Climb down the ladder, and head through that doorway.
In the next hall, there will be some salvageable Equipment
on the wall to your right. To the left of the next door you’ll find the
Rosenkov Materials Shoulder Guard. Grab that before proceeding into the next
room. Activate the console in the middle of the control area, and a series of
computer monitors will come to life replaying video footage of Cerberus turning
refugees into Husks. Shepard goes to the window and discovers Reapers now
overrun the whole facility.
There’s another console to activate in the corner of the
room. This one shows a video message from Miranda. You then see that Kai Leng
is searching for her in this facility. Head down the steps to get to the next
door. As soon as you open it, Husks come rushing out. Continue following the
steps down until you reach the next corridor. Here you’ll face off against a
mix of Marauders, Banshees, and Ravagers. Once you take them all out, head down
to the end of the corridor. On the left you’ll find a Med Kit and a few more
logs to examine, as well as the door into the next area.
Right when you enter the next room you’ll spot a console
with another recorded message from Miranda. Check it out, and then head up the
stairs behind you. Once you reach the top of the steps, more Reaper forces will
attack from the left. There are a few Barrier Engines providing the Reapers
with added defense so shut them down as quickly as you can. This should help
make the Marauders and Cannibals a bit easier to take out.
In the next hall there’s a small little section of desks.
Here you’ll spot the M-12 Locust and Shotgun Blade Attachment III. Continue on
to the end of the room, and you’ll spot another console with a message from
Miranda. Once you’re done watching the video, a ladder drops down behind you.
Climb up, and begin making your way to the tower.
Objective: Get to the
Marauders and Ravagers greet you as soon as you reach the
top of the ladder. There are more Barrier Engines protecting them. Take those
out first before focusing your ammunition on the Reapers. Once you’ve finally
finished off the Reapers in this area, continue down the hall, and through the
next door. Hop onto the lift, shoot the control box, and activate the lift.
Exit to your left, and head through the door. Two Brutes are in this next room,
and as soon as you take them out, another Brute and a Banshee break in from
down the hall.
Grab any ammo you find laying around, and then head to the
other end of the hall. On your left just before the steps, you’ll find a Pod
Status control to activate. Hit it, and then double back to where you entered
the room. There will now be an open pod with an M-99 Saber in it. Head back the
other way and up the steps. Enter the elevator on the right.
A cutscene plays out, and you discover Kai Leng has already
fled. Lucky for you, Miranda happened to place a tracer on him. Now you know
exactly where the Illusive Man is hiding out.