Scholar achievement in Mass Effect


Find all primary Alien: Council Races, Extinct Races and Non-Council Races codex entries

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How to unlock the Scholar achievement

  • SecondHALONICKSecondHALONICK625,561
    22 Jul 2008 17 Oct 2008 21 Aug 2009
    137 35 27
    Once you make a game you need to start finding about Alien Races here is a list and how to get them.
    NOTE:These are not in order so be sure to read them all first.

    Turians: At the very beginning of the game, talk to people about the Spectres and Saren.

    Asari: Either talk with Captain Anderson, or with Avina [The VI about the council races].

    Salarians: Talk to Captain Anderson after the first meeting with the council.


    Rachni: Talking with the VI near the Krogan Statue about the Krogans, the rebellion, and the war.

    Batarians: After acquiring the Normandy, talk with Captain Anderson. Ask him about him becoming a Specter.

    Elcor: Talk to the Elcor diplomat Calyn in the embassy. The embassy is to the right of the Human Embassy.

    Geth: Ask Ashley AFTER finding her on Eden Prime.

    Hanar: Either with the Preaching Hanar, or with the Shop Keeper that is Hanar. Ask him about his speech.

    Keepers: Ask Avina near the Citadel Tower light.

    Krogan: Automatic by watching the confrontation between Wrex and the Krogan bouncer in Chora's Den.

    Quarians: Talk to Garrus in medical center.

    Volus: Talk with Avina outside the embassies.

    There have been complaints stating that I have copied this from, which is true. I do not take any credit for this guide.

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    Redd FiveI believe this carries over through multiple playthroughs. It popped for me after talking to the Volus on Noveria about the Rachni. I was working on the squadmate achievements, so I wasn't hunting codex entries at all.
    Posted by Redd Five on 13 Feb 15 at 13:57
    A4TH BrokenHaloAnyone know how long this takes after after starting a new game? Thanks.
    Posted by A4TH BrokenHalo on 23 Jan 17 at 02:04
    edwardwykeI thankyou for this guide. I finally popped it this morning
    Posted by edwardwyke on 21 Sep 21 at 15:01
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  • LoneDireWolfessLoneDireWolfess67,049
    12 Dec 2010 12 Dec 2010
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    There is a great video you can follow on youtube also, if you think you are having a hard time making sure you're getting the right conversations going. Hope this helps!
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    InfiniteRefrainThanks for posting! Its always easier to see something that's chronological.
    Posted by InfiniteRefrain on 16 Dec 12 at 14:05
    Pretty cool to see my guide here after all these years! Looks like it's majorly in need of updating laugh 240p was great in 2008.
    Posted on 09 May 20 at 22:09
    Due to a dispute I'm having with Trueachievements I am sadly revoking all of my guides. PM me on Xbox Live for a valid link.
    Posted on 17 Aug 20 at 18:27
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