How to Begin
You’ll have to progress the story to the point that you’ve recruited Garrus and Wrex, then rescued Tali from Chora’s Den. Once you regain control, make your way back to the Upper Wards and head to the Med Clinic to walk in on Doctor Michel being blackmailed.
Go ahead and speak with her to learn the full story and learn that she’s being blackmailed for her medical supplies, directing you to the Lower Markets to assist her with the issue.
Talk to Morlan
As Dr. Michel mentioned, you’re supposed to make a delivery to a Salarian by the name of Morlan, and you’ll find him down in the Lower Markets. Upon approaching him, you’ll eventually be approached by the Blackmailer himself. At this point, you have several options available to you once the Krogan demands the supplies:
- Saying “You should reconsider.” (6 points of Charm) will result in the Krogan standing down and earn +8 Paragon.
- Alternatively, saying “Talk and you’re dead!” (3 points of Intimidate) will threaten the Krogan into keeping quiet and earn +9 Renegade.
If you don’t meet the necessary Skill Checks (Charm is unlikely early in the game), you have three additional choices you can say here:
- Saying “Let’s work this out.” results in a the Krogan attacking and earn +2 Paragon.
- Saying “No deal.” results in the Krogan attacking and no points to Paragon or Renegade.
- Saying “Kill him.” results in the Krogan attacking and earn +2 Renegade.
Unless you meet the necessary Skill Checks for Charm or Intimidate, you have a fight on your hands. This is a much tougher battle on higher difficulty levels but seeing as the odds are in your favor, use Biotics such as Lift and Throw to disable him and get some distance. Being a Krogan, he’ll have high regenerative properties so consider using ammo with Toxic damage to prevent it.
Talk to Doctor Michel
With the Blackmailer dealt with, return to the Med Clinic and deliver the news to Dr. Michel. You can press her for more information on Banes, which she’ll direct you to Captain Anderson and she reward you with a Store Discount and buy Items from you at an Increased Price.