MEA Journal - Prologue Hyperion
Meet your father, the Pathfinder, on the Hyperion's bridge.

Acquisition Edit

Since this is the very first mission, you obtain this one immediately after generating a new character or importing an existing character.

Walkthrough Edit

This prologue mission is mainly intended to present the events that lead to Pathfinder Ryder assuming the protagonist role. Taking place six hundred years after the events of Mass Effect 3, in an entirely different galaxy, this is a fresh start.

Upon waking up from cryostasis, Ryder will be taken to the Cryo Bay to be checked out by Dr. Lexi T'Perro. Lexi will check your SAM implant and make sure you're ready for action.

As Ryder begins to regain bearings with some warm coffee, a cutscene starts and something goes wrong where the ark is damaged by a strange celestial energy cloud. The cloud managed to damage one of the relays on the ship near the Cryo Bay causing a temporary loss of gravity and erupting chaos throughout the ark. Cora Harper then enters and fixes the gravity issue.

After the cutscene, you're given the first primary objective of the game and an optional objective to check on Ryder's twin sibling who is currently in a damaged cryopod nearby.

Report to the Hyperion bridge Edit

Simply follow the navigational marker to the bridge. You can consult the map for directions. Since you'll arrive there eventually to progress the game, you can spend some time exploring the immediate surroundings.

Optional: Check on your brother/sister Edit

To accomplish the optional objective, you need to talk to Dr. T'Perro (marked withMEA Optional Objective Map Icon).

It appears that your sibling, although in stable condition, will have to remain in a low-level coma temporarily.

After completing the objective, feel free to investigate the nearby area for datapads, interesting conversations or learn more about the mission from the information wall located on the Eastern wall of the Cryo Bay. Note: The five datapads during this mission are only available during this mission. Read the datapads now or they will be gone.

Message from Captain Dunn
Attention Hyperion personnel:

After a 600-year voyage, the good news is we're exactly where we're supposed to be: We have arrived in the Heleus Cluster, Andromeda Galaxy, year 2819. All stasis medical personnel should report for duty immediately. Give the Pathfinder Mission team revival priority, and prep its members for field reconnaissance.

Reports of an unusual celestial phenomenon in the cluster are being investigated. Updates to follow.

Captain Dunn

Message from Jien Garson

Hello, Traveler, and welcome to your first day in Andromeda! This is the dawn of a new era for all of us. As you recover from stasis, know that you're in good hands. In a few short hours, you'll be leaving the Hyperion and joining thousands of your fellow colonists as you chase your fortunes and build the new life you've always dreamed about. It's been a long wait—but I promise you it will be worth it.

Jien Garson
Founder, Andromeda Initiative

Once you're ready, head to theMEA Tracked Objective Map Iconmarker (known as a navpoint) to use the door to exit the Cryo Bay.

Investigate the malfunction Edit

Mea power relay prologue hyperion
Upon exiting the Cryo Bay, Ryder will witness an explosion from a damaged power relay. As the crew attempts to fix the problem, the crew calls on Ryder to use the new scanner function to locate and repair the damaged power conduit.

Scan the power conduit to locate the fault Edit

Scan the power conduit and Ryder will find three items that glow dark orange until successfully scanned. This is the first encounter with the scanner. Scan the three items (Compensator Relay, Axial Coupling, and the Phase Coil) until the items change to a light yellow color and a description box of each item appears.

Note: This minor objective introduces the scanner function of Ryder's Omni-tool. This mechanic will be important throughout the game.

Reset the power relay Edit

After Ryder scans the correct component, a new objective and a new navpoint becomes active. Approach and interact with the Power Terminal to avert another disaster in the Cryo Bay.

Head to the tram Edit

Head towards the navpoint on the tram and there is a datapad on the floor in the hallway.

Event Tracking Logs
REPORT RUN:2819, Identifier QPA-Z

[2185] Departure.procedures: confirmed
[2815] Stasis.lockdown.engaged: confirmed
[2186] Anomalous.comm.sensor.readings: report logged
[2347] Trajectory.drift.detected: report logged
[2347] Trajectory.course.correction: confirmed
[2411] Arks Paarcheo/Leusinia/Natanus: condition green
[2497] Sensor.arry.fault.detected: report logged
[2497] FAILED
[2819] Trajectory.destination: confirmed
[2819] Destination.location.proximity: confirmed
[2819] Stasis.revival.engaged: confirmed
[2819] Nexus/Arks Paarchero/Leusinia/Natanus: not detected
[2819] Sensor.fault#JSKL*L&^MD:"LASF4@JK F
[2819] ERROR

Open the door to enter the tram.

Wait for Cora Edit

Cora will come running up the hallway and into the tram.

Activate the tram Edit

Interact with the Tram Console to activate the tram to the bridge.

Once Ryder has arrived on the ship's bridge, a brief cutscene where Captain Nozomi Dunn and Alec Ryder argue over the next move to make will ensue. It doesn't matter which side Ryder supports, soon Ryder will be preparing for the first mission to Habitat 7, New Earth.

After the cutscene, Ryder appears in a staging room.

Get your helmet Edit

Pick up Ryder's helmet. This is an Initiative Helmet I.

Collect a sidearm Edit

Pick up the firearm. This is an M-3 Predator I.

In the room are two additional datapads.

Pathfinder Team Field Manual
**First Contact Protocol**

In the event any member of the Pathfinder Team encounters intelligent alien life, it is imperative that "first contact" protocols be strictly observed. The Andromeda Initiative holds the principles of peace and cooperation among our highest ideals. Aggressive action against extraterrestrials is only permitted when hostile intent is clearly demonstrated and Pathfinder team members are at obvious risk of injury or death.

Pathfinder Team Field Manual

As a member of the Pathfinder Team, you play a critical role in the Andromeda Initiative's efforts to establish a foothold in the new galaxy. The team faces many challenges:

- Golden world site verification
- Reconnaissance and mapping of unknown territories (planetary and celestial)
- Scientific analysis and discovery of new phenomenon
- Potential first contact with extraterrestrials
- Establishing diplomatic relations with local inhabitants
- General support of settlement outposts

Ryder can interact with several items and characters in the room. Pathfinder team member David Fisher will comment on Ryder's decision to side with either Captain Dunn or Alec Ryder in the previous cutscene.

Report to the hangar bay Edit

Once Ryder is ready, head to the navpoint in the shuttle bay.

Upon entering the shuttle bay, Alec Ryder will assemble the team and give a brief rousing speech, Ryder can choose any dialogue option. Now it's time to board the shuttle and begin exploration. The mission then completes (not shown on screen).

Aftermath Edit

The Pathfinder team is assembled and ready to explore Habitat 7. Hoping to find a world suitable for an outpost before the damaged Hyperion ship loses all power and jeopardizes the lives of all 20,000 people aboard.

The follow-up mission Planetside starts automatically.

Rewards Edit

  • None
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