Mass Effect has a wide line of story arcs and developments which can be complicated and nerve-racking at times. After the series of missions that take place on the Citadel, Shepard’s team is tasked with finding an Asari scientist and Prothean expert, Dr. Liara T’Soni before Saren gets to her.
It’s not an optional Quest instead is one of the First Main campaigns in the game, following Shepard becoming a Specter. And, Liara in herself is a very important character, and also the final squadmate Shepard can recruit, and her biotics make her a powerful companion and ally in some of the more challenging fights of the game.
Not to mention she is also one of only two romance options available to Shepard in Mass Effect, so players who want to initiate her romance right away should prioritize finding her. Players can wait to recruit her even until after the missions on Feros, Noveria, and Virmire.
She is located at some Prothean ruins inside a volcano on the planet There. And players have to deal with many extremely powerful Geth both while inside and outside the Mako. Then, Shepard has to find a way to get past some barrier curtains and free her before Saren’s minions reach her.
How To Find And Rescue Liara T’Soni
Shepard after becoming a Specter, will receive full command of the Normandy, and the players will find out that Saren is tracking Liara somewhere in the Artemis Tau Cluster. Though they won’t receive specifics, Shepard and the squad will be able to deduce the correct planet due to its Prothean ruins.
Then players need to travel to the Knossos system in the Artemis Tau Cluster and find the planet There. To reach the ruins, players need to drive the Mako around the molten lava on the planet and deal with Geth, including massive Geth Armatures and a Geth Colossus.
The fight will certainly not be simple, but hey you will have your squadmates to back you up. The Mako cannot touch the lava, or it will result in a critical mission failure for Shepard and the team.
For this mission, bringing Tali along will be a good choice, as her hacking and sabotage abilities can be extremely useful when taking on synthetics like the Geth. If Shepard does not have biotic abilities, it may also be a good idea to have a biotic like Kaidan along during this mission.
Upon entering the ruins, Shepard and the squad will need to get past more Geth to reach Liara. However, afterward, they will get an opportunity to speak with her and will need to find their way past the barrier curtains.
Players will need to find the Mining Laser Controls console and solve a puzzle to activate the mining laser and tunnel under the barrier. This will trigger a seismic event, as the ruins are unstable.
Then take the elevator up and free Liara and after rescuing her they will need to fight more Geth, along with a difficult krogan Battlemaster, to escape the collapsing compound. Liara will automatically join Shepard’s squad following the mission. She can be found in the backroom of Med Bay.