With Liara safely aboard the Normandy, we ask her if she knows anything about the Conduit. She’s never heard of it before, and explains that her main area of research is the extinction of the Protheans. We tell her that a race of killer robots called Reapers did it and that we have visions implanted in our mind from a Prothean beacon and have also talked to a living Reaper about the extinction event. We throw in that we’ve melded with another asari who imbued our mind with the ancestral memory of all Protheans, too.
Liara is taken aback by all of this and starts to throw a tantrum, complaining that it’s not fair that she’s spent the past 50 years excavating dig sites and conducting research on the Protheans, only for some random human to have all of the answers she’s been searching for dumped in her lap. Mom tells her to shut the hell up and Liara apologizes. We explain that we need help sorting out the information from the Beacon, and she melds her mind with us. She gets excited and tells us that the Conduit is located on the planet Illos.
Mom: Geez, she’s so hyper. It’s obnoxious.
There’s just one problem, she says. The only way to get to Illos is via the Mu Relay, which has been lost for centuries. Once again, Liara is late to the party, as we’ve already gotten its location from her mother. We neglect to mention that we killed her.
Liara can get us to Illos, but there’s one problem. The Mu Relay is deep in the Terminus Systems, and Council ships entering the area might be seen as an act of war. The Normandy could sneak in undetected, but Saren likely has an entire Geth army waiting for us. We need to head back to the Citadel and have the Council put together an invasion force.
But first, it’s time for one last attempt at making Kaidan love us for our money so we can steal his money.