|Shepard and Grunt on Tuchanka.|
Shepard goes to Utukku to investigate missing squad of Krogan soldiers. Upon arrival at Utukku he discovers that Grunt is the commander of the Aralakah Company; a special company made up of Krogan warriors from the various clans on Tuchanka. It’s not clear if the Aralakah are investigating the disappearance also or if the missing squad is from the Arlakah but it sets the stage for the Shepard / Grunt reunion.
In the central chamber Shepard discovers the Rachni Queen from Mass Effect that he let live during the battle with Matriarch Benezia. Turns out the Reapers have captured the queen with advanced Reaper Technology. (Nothing a few rounds from the M-8 Avenger won’t fix.)
The queen was able to resist Reaper indoctrination. To counter the queen and take control of the Rachni the Reapers trapped her isolating her influence and indoctrinated the other Rachni directly rather than through the queen. Shepard and company have the choice to release the queen or leave her trapped by the Reapers.
|Grunt charges into the Ravagers.|