One of the origin-related assignments, this assignment will only be available if you chose Spacer as your Pre-Service History.
How to Start
After completing one of the three missions after leaving the Citadel for the first time (either Therum, Feros or Noveria you’ll find a man named Zabaleta in the “Citadel: Flux and Wards Access” area - just ride down the elevator near the Plaza area on the Presidium.
Zabeleta’s Downward Spiral
Talk to Zabaleta and he’ll ask you for twenty credits, name-dropping your mother and his past service with her to soften you up. Pick the option “I’ll give you the money.” for Paragon +2 or “You’re just a drunk.” for Renegade +2. Neither of these options will affect your ability to progress the assignment.
Return to the Normandy and enter the Comm Room, where you can contact your mother and learn some details about Zabaleta’s ordeals.
After learning about Zabaleta’s past, return to the Citadel and find him in his roost in the “Citadel: Flux and Wards Access” area. Talk to him and eventually you’ll get several options, including a Charm and Intimidate option. All of them will resolve the assignment, but there are some variations in your reward:
- “I’ll give you 20 for food.” - you’ll gain Paragon +8 and Omni-gel x5.
- “Take the money.” - you’ll gain Omni-gel x5.
- “Screw you.” - you’ll gain Renegade +2 and Omni-gel x5.
- [Charm 4] “The Veteran’s Affairs Office.” - you’ll gain Paragon +8 and Omni-gel x5.
- [Intimidate 5] “No one understands! Waaah!” - you’ll gain Renegade +9 and Omni-gel x5.
|Renegade +2 or Paragon +8 or Renegade +9|
|If you have 4 ranks in Charm, you can convince Zabaleta to get help.|
|If you have 5 ranks in Intimidate, you can bully Zabaleta into getting help.|
However you respond to Zabaleta, you’ll complete the assignment.