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Family Matter

Ben Chard

This Assignment takes place during your second visit to the Citadel once you have completed any main mission off-world such as Liara’s Dig Site.

(1 of 2) Make your way to the Presidium to find Michael and Rebekah

Make your way to the Presidium to find Michael and Rebekah (left), the pair are arguing over her unborn child. (right)

How to Begin

This rather short Assignment can be accepted once you return to the Citadel having completed one of the main missions on the Galaxy Map. Make your way over to the Financial District on the Presidium and head east from the Bank to find Michael and Rebekah in a heated discussion.

Convince Rebekah or Michael

Following the death of her husband, Rebekah wants to ensure that her unborn baby is as safe as possible and to give it the best possible life. Michael, on the other hand, wants to get Gene Therapy to ensure there are no defects with the baby later down the road. This is where Commander Shepard comes in, you’re here to hopefully defuse the situation and guide them on one path or another.

Saying “Let her choose.”, you’ll have the following options:

  1. Saying “It’s still her choice.” (2 points of Charm) will result in Michael seeing sense and earn +8 Paragon.
  2. Saying “You’re not helping.” (3 points of Intimidate) will take a more forceful stance with Michael and earn +9 Renegade.

(1 of 2) You can either convince Michael

You can either convince Michael (left), or Rebekah for Paragon/Renegade points using Charm and Intimidate. (right)

If you choose to convince Rebekah that Gene Therapy is the way to go by saying “Get the treatment.”, you’ll have the following options:

  1. Saying “It’s worth it.” (3 points of Charm) will convince her to give the baby a better chance and earn +8 Paragon.
  2. Saying “Think of the child.” (2 points of Intimidate) will tell her not to endanger the baby and earn +9 Renegade.

Regardless of your actions, so long as you find a resolution, you’ll be awarded XP for completing the Assignment.

Codex Entries
Secondary - Humanity and the Systems Alliance / Genetic Engineering


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  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG, Third-person shooter
  • Guide Release
    14 May 2021
  • Last Updated
    17 August 2021
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The guide for Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition features all there is to see and do including a walkthrough containing coverage of all Assignments, detailed breakdown of all the important choices, class builds and much more!

  • Full coverage of all the Main Missions.
  • Every Assignment covered.
  • In-depth look at the major choices and consequences of each.
  • Full details on how to romance Ashley, Kaiden or Liara
  • Class builds to get the most out of your chosen class.
  • Details on every Talent.
  • How to spec your squad.
  • Breakdown of all Paragon and Renegade opportunities.
  • Trophy/Achievement guide.

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