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Mass Effect 1 Legendary Edition

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Ben Chard

This Assignment takes place during your first visit to the Citadel once you have met the council for the first time but cannot be completed until later.

(1 of 2) You’ll find Conrad Verner by the stairs leading to the Lower Markets on the Citadel

You’ll find Conrad Verner by the stairs leading to the Lower Markets on the Citadel (left), your comments will decide his fate. (right)

How to Begin

You can begin this Assignment as soon as you’ve had your first Council meeting on the Citadel however you won’t be able to see the outcome until after you’ve progressed the story a little. Begin by making your way to the Upper Markets to run into a man named Conrad Verner at the top of the stairs leading to the Lower Markets.

First Visit

Your first run-in with Conrad will result in him asking you for an autograph, oblige him to keep him happy and he’ll run off for now. None of your choices here have a major impact on the overall outcome of the Assignment so feel free to choose any.

Second Visit

Once you’ve successfully become a Spectre and have completed one of the main missions on the Galaxy Map such as Therum, return to the Citadel and you’ll find Conrad in the same place. This time he’ll ask for a picture and depending on how you answer, will determine his fate.

  1. Saying “I suppose.” or “Go ahead.” will progress this Assignment to a final stage later in the game.
  2. Saying “No! Get out of here!” will end the Assignment here with no further outcome.

Third Visit

Provided you didn’t shut Conrad down in your second visit to the Citadel, you’ll have one final encounter with him once you complete yet another main mission on the Galaxy Map. This time, he expresses his desire to become a Spectre and you’ll get the following choices:

  1. Saying “Let’s talk about trust.” (2 points of Charm) will convince Conrad to return home and earn +8 Paragon.
  2. Saying “Here’s a test.” (3 points of Intimidate) will result in Shepard what really comes with being a Spectre and earn +9 Renegade.

Any other choice will result in Conrad pressing on with his desires at a fatal cost to himself, at which point he won’t show up in later games.


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Guide Information

  • 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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