Shepard: I'm inside. I've got gravity again.
Tali: Great. I'm looking for... Got it. There should be a hull breach not far from your position. The nearest undamaged docking tube is on the other side.
Shepard: Think I found that hull breach you mentioned.
Tali: Admiral Daro [SP] tried a frontal assault. We lost six frigates. That tiny hole was the only damage we did.
Shepard: I wouldn't call it tiny. Not the way you'd have done it?
Tali: No, not that I have much say in the matter. I'm not even part of the fleet anymore.
Shepard: What about the other admirals?
Tali: Sent back to the invasion, largely as a chance to test her toys. Bronn [SP] gave provisional support. Admiral Koris was the lone voice against the war, and he was right. We could use lose the whole fleet, Shepherd.
Shepard: I found another air lock. I think we're good to go.
Tali: Great. If you override the controls we'll be right there.
Shepard: Got it. You're clear to board.
EDI: Thank you, Shepherd. I will try to find a more convenient docking point next time.
Shepard: Next time?
Tali: Here, let me see if I can get this open. In the meantime, take a look at this. There. It's open. We're clear to go.
Tali: It's admiral Zen's design. It transmits an energy pulse on contact that disrupts shields and synthetics.
Shepard: That'll be handy.
EDI: It is much like using polonium tipped rounds against organics, which is illegal.
Shepard: So where are we headed?
Tali: We're looking for an operation center. I can disable the reaper command signal from there.
Shepard: Where's the closest one?
Tali: Past their defense network and through a sensor cluster.
EDI: Guardian anti-fighter lasers. I believe the Dreadnought's using ultraviolet frequencies instead of the standard infrared.
Shepard: Expensive, but it gives them an edge in close combat though.
Tali: When the fleet rushed the Dreadnought, those lasers cut right through our ships.
Shepard: We'll make them pay for that.
Tali: Watch out! Geth incoming.
EDI: Understood. More Geth incoming.
Shepard: I don't hear an alarm.
Tali: They're Geth. They can alert every unit on this ship. We need to get to the operations center before they box it in.
EDI: Geth [inaudible 05:20] preservation instincts.
Tali: Network intelligence. As we kill them, their attacks become more aggressive.
EDI: You have engaged the Geth previously, Shepard. Tactical advise?
Shepard: Disable their shields.
Tali: And take them down before they recharge.
Shepard: Look. The signal's heading all Geth processes. They represent them completely under control.
EDI: This structure is amazingly complex. It is unsurprising that the Quarians have been unable to disrupt it. We may be able to extract combat data from these sensor panels.
Tali: We're taking heavy losses. The Geth have a planetary defense cannon. It's ripping through our fleet.
Shepard: They just need to hold out a little longer.
Tali: The Dreadnought's operations center is just ahead.
Shepard: Good. Let's cut the Reaper signal and turn the tables on these bastards.
Tali: The hunters are moving in.
EDI: One hundred down. Doing it now. We must find the remaining hunters.
Tali: Dammit! They've locked down the Reaper signal. We can't shut it down from here in the operations center. There. The Reaper signal's coming from the drive core.
Shepard: So if we get there we shut it down?
Tali: Right, but how do we get there? The Geth have sealed emergency bulkheads to block us off. We need a route to the drive core that can't be blocked. A path that runs the length of the ship.
Shepard: What about the main battery? It runs right by the drive core.
Tali: That could work.
Tali: The Geth still have us locked in here. We need to get these doors open. They've locked high level processes. We need something basic, a ship-wide emergency, like a fire.
Shepard: What about the heat diffusion system?
Tali: Wait, I see a thermal warning. It would open all maintenance tube for emergency venting.
Shepard: Would that override the lock-down?
Tali: Yes. Okay, I've got it primed, but be ready. I'm reading hostile Geth on the other side of the doors.