Illium: Liara: The Observer is an Optional Mission in Mass Effect 2. Illium: Liara: The Observer requests you to recover data fragments for Liara. Optional Missions are secondary quests in Mass Effect 2, that are not mandatory to progress the game's story, but provide context and flavor by meeting interesting NPCs of all kind of Races, granting additional experience, and letting the player visit extraordinary and unique planets. Not to be confused with Assignments, in Mass Effect 2 there are a few Optional Missions and most of them revolve around choices in the first game.
Illium: Liara: The Observer Walkthrough
After completing Illium: Liara: Systems Hacking, Liara T'Soni will tell you about an agent of the Shadow Broker known only as the Observer. She wants to identify and kill this agent in order to weaken the Broker. She needs you to hack 5 terminals, to obtain a fragment of text that would help her unmask the Observer. You learn that Nyxeris, Liara's assistant, has narrowed down the list of potential suspects to a Batarian, a Krogan, a Salarian, a Turian and a Vorcha.
After completing the hacking job on a terminal, you have the option to call Liara and tell her who you think the Observer really is. Or, you can continue on the hunt for evidence.
Data Points Location
“…trader tried to kill the Batarian. Claims it was because he hates slavers, but the men were more likely fighting over money. Watch for now…”
Data Point 2
Found near the counter in the Eternity bar. The text reads:
“Smuggler and assassin have refused to work with the Vorcha due to lack of trust. Odd to see scruples from the men at this point.”
Data Point 3
On the Trading Floor. At a digital information board, just right of the large hologram. The text reads:
Data Point 4
At a kiosk near Serrice Technology. The text reads:
“Turian contact working well with the trader. Observer has rescinded kill order against him, given difficulty in securing contact with the trader through other methods.”
Located just down the stairs from Liara's office. The text reads:
How to unlock Illium: Liara: The Observer
- You obtain this Mission after completing Illium: Liara: Systems Hacking and then speaking to Liara T'Soni.
Enemies found on Illium: Liara: The Observer
Illium: Liara: The Observer Rewards
- Experience Points
Illium: Liara: The Observer Notes & Tips
- Notes & tips go here
- If the Lair Of The Shadow Broker conversation option is selected after starting this mission, then this Mission instantly completes without awarding credits or experience. Therefore, complete this mission before beginning the Shadow Broker DLC.