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Cat's in the Cradle in Mass Effect 2

Cat's in the Cradle11 (10)

Gain the loyalty of the Assassin

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Achievement won on 30 Jan 10
TA Score for this game: 1,777
Posted on 01 February 10 at 16:42, Edited on 23 November 10 at 22:38
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To gain the loyalty of Thane, you must perform his quest on the Citadel, where you stop his son from becoming an assassin. You obtain this quest by talking to Thane on the Normandy once prompted; Kelly will tell you when he is ready to talk about it, and the quest will also appear in your Missions log in your journal.


The quest gets underway on the Citadel, by talking to the C-SEC officer near the entrance (after customs, after the security door -- in the C-SEC office). [NOTE: it appears that you must have Thane in your party to receive the appropriate dialogue options.] He directs you to Mouse, a petty criminal, who tells you the name of the man who hired Thane's son. After you finish up with mouse, you then return to the C-SEC officer, who agrees to bring in that man (whom he has an "understanding" with, complicating matters) and allows you to interrogate him privately. That man eventually discloses the name of his target, a turian politician. After that interrogation and the subsequent conversation with the C-SEC officer, you will go to the area where the turian politician is campaigning. If you successfully follow him around the area without losing him, you will be able to prevent Thane's son from completing the assassination (either by preventing the death or by using a Renegade action to shoot the turian yourself).


If you complete the mission and the assassination target is killed by Thane's son, there should be an autosave that takes you back far enough to allow you to try again to prevent it. You must prevent the assassination (or complete it yourself) to gain this achievement.
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