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These writings belong to Matriarch Dilinaga. It looks like there are many other writings to be found scattered across the galaxy.


This assignment appears in the Journal after the first piece of asari writing is found. Though there are 16 total, only ten need to be found to complete the assignment.


Interstellar colonization sparked a golden age of learning and cultural advancement for the asari. During this time, the Matriarchs became obsessed with achieving 'ultimate knowledge'. To that end, a small but dedicated group chose to leave Thessia hoping to find greater wisdom and true enlightenment.

Within a span of a few years, twenty-eight Matriarchs left Thessia with no destination in mind and no plan to return. Only six were ever heard from again. Of the other twenty-two, only Matriarch Dilinaga's remains were discovered, along with several writings made during her journey.

The writings instantly became the subject of intense study and discussion. Hundreds of anthropologists and historians analyzed the writings and theorized on their meaning and importance to the asari race. For several generations, these writings were kept at Thessia Guildhall, the center for asari learning and research. Less than a century ago, these were finally made available to the public. Since arriving at the Farinah Museum, the Dilinaga exhibit has become one of most popular historical attractions on Thessia.


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Cluster System Planet Access
Argos Rho Phoenix Tuntau land
Armstrong Nebula Gagarin Junthor survey
Armstrong Nebula Grissom Solcrum land
Armstrong Nebula Hong Matar survey
Artemis Tau Macedon Porolan survey
Artemis Tau Macedon Sharjila land
Gemini Sigma Han Paravin survey
Hades Gamma Antaeus Ploba survey
Hades Gamma Cacus Chohe land (×3)
Hades Gamma Plutus Nonuel land
Horse Head Nebula Pax Veles survey
Kepler Verge Newton Klencory survey
Maroon Sea Vostok Pataiton survey
Styx Theta Acheron Altahe land
Total 16

Mass Effect 3 Consequences

If the Commander obtained at least 10 of Matriarch Dilinaga's Writings during the course of Mass Effect, along with having retrieved Gavin Hossle's data on Feros and having purchased the Elkoss Combine armory license, the schematics can be analyzed by Conrad Verner if he was interacted with and survived in both previous games. Conrad's dark energy dissertation will have an additional 5 point bonus towards war assets.


  • The background information on these writings can be found in the game files, but does not appear in-game.
  • In Mass Effect 2, Captain Bailey mentions that there is a Dilinaga Concert Hall in the Citadel's Tayseri Ward. Even two years after Saren's attack, it remains closed for repairs due to heavy impact damage from Sovereign's debris.
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