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Mass Effect: Andromeda

The Baryte Rush

Nathan Garvin

In the northwestern corner on the ground floor of Tartarus - the bar in the Kadara Slums - you’ll find a Salarian named Derc accompanied by two Asari babes. Chat with him and he’ll make a suspicious-sounding and vague business proposal, before getting into the details. He’s convinced that Baryte is going to increase in value soon, and needs you to check in on his surveyor, who went missing collecting Baryte samples in Draullir.

Fortunately you don’t have to go too far into Draullir to reach the navpoint Derc gave you. Simply fast-travel to the Sulfur Springs Forward Station and follow the road uphill to the south until you reach a fork, at which point dismount the Nomad and continue on foot to the southeast towards a comm tower on the slope of a mountain. The comm tower is merely a landmark, your real destination is a cave in the rocks just east of the comm tower.

Talk to Derc in Tartarus to pick up this job (left) then head into a cave in the Draullir section of Kadara (right).

Enter the bowels of Kadara and follow the linear cavern until you reach a larger chamber with a pillar in the middle, at which turn west and continue down another passage. Plunder a Lithium node (there are numerous mineral nodes throughout these caves) read a Datapad “Whoever turned off the lights…”, and chatter with SAM about the presence of a rather significant bit of material. Took more than one person to haul all this here.

Continue down the tunnel and you’ll reach a fork. To the southwest you’ll find some ledges behind a shallow - but still dangerous - pool of toxic water. On these ledges you’ll likely encounter a Rylkor, which is all too happy to sit back and spit acid at you. Kill it, leap over the toxic water and search a dead-end cavern behind it to find some Uranium and a container. Backtrack down the slopes and over the water, then continue down another tunnel to the east, southeast, where you’ll have to put down a pack of Wild Adhi. Kill them and carry on, looting a Lithium deposit shortly along the way.

Shortly thereafter you’ll pick up a search area, which is rather redundant, as… well, the caves aren’t exactly linear, but aside from a few short-run dead-ends they’re not terribly labyrinthine, either. Speaking of which, continue east until you reach a fork, at which turn southeast and kill another Rylkor. Plunder a container down a short dead-end to the northeast, then continue southeast down the passage past where you fought the Rylkor until you find… another fork!

The cave is full of nasty beasties (left), but press on and you’ll find out what happened to Derc’s surveyor (right).

Ignore the path to the south, southwest, as it leads to another quest, which you’ll get to shortly. Instead continue east and follow that branch of the cavern under you find the body of a Salarian, which you need merely scan to get the information Derc wants. Loot some Uranium nodes on the ground, jump up onto a ledge and read an… ironic Datapad “Personal Log: Nebar”. You can also score a Titanium node up here, too. Now that you’ve found out what happened to Derc’s surveyor, you need merely return to him in Tartarus and report what you found. You’ll be rewarded with the conventional fare of 29 AVP, +2% Kadara viability and 270 XP.

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Guide Information
  • Publisher
    Electronic Arts
  • Platforms,
    PC, PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    16 February 2017
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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Sent on a 600 year voyage to the next galaxy, you are the Pathfinder, the one selected to lead your race as you discover and colonize new worlds. To survive in this harsh new reality, you must quickly learn to co-exist with other races in Andromeda, and unlock the mysteries of the galaxy itself, in order to ultimately decide the fate of humanity. Inside the guide you will find:

  • A detailed explanation of the main missions.
  • Complete coverage of every side quest and area you can discover.
  • Planetary guide coverage.

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