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    Commander Shepard is well acquainted with death. Her life is full of death. But for Shepard, living is harder. What happens when the fight is over? How do we cope with limitations? How do we choose to live? Do we grow, or do we wither?

    This story takes place in the 10 years after the Reaper War. This is a character driven story, with some larger plot elements at play. Updated weekly.

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    Follow the path of the Wanderer and journey through three galactic cycles of life and death against the Reapers - an epic telling of lost stories spanning from the distant reaches of time to the Normandy and her crew. Updated every Friday.

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    Having survived the Reaper War, the crew of the Normandy fight to get back home in the memory of what they believe to be their fallen commander. In her absence, a new chain of command must be decided, which places the impossible burden upon the last person who would ever want it. Those closest to Commander Shepard are forced to do their best to keep up morale while simultaneously struggling with their own doubts and hopelessness. Will grit and hope be enough to bring them home?

    Meanwhile, back in the Sol System, Commander Aziza Shepard's fight isn't over. First she must overcome the devastating injuries that she suffered, then fight to rebuild the galaxy that she fought so hard to save, all the while holding on to the desperate hope that the crew she loves is out there somewhere. But as weeks and months turn to years, the galaxy begins to move on. Will she move on along with it? Or will hope win out over "ruthless calculus"?

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    Quinn and Rarvan, her batarian bodyguard, parted with bittersweet feelings on Camala. Rarvan’s past catches up with him and Quinn contends with new life as a competitive racer on Omega. Could the galaxy’s erupting politics keep them apart or will they find a way to be together?

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    The Sol System. The remnants of a collapsed empire, of a failed humanity uplifted by the Traveller. The legacy of the Orokin became mere legends with only few surviving witnesses. Dangers are lurking and gathering beyond the Sol System, however, and this fractured system will soon become the battlefield for survival – and not just for its inhabitants.

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    This is an alternate universe of Mass Effect.
    A rogue spectre and an ancient sentient spaceship threaten the survival of all intelligent life in the galaxy. The only ones who can stop it are a misfit crew of soldiers, a mercenary, a disgraced cop, a scientist, and a quarian engineer.

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    When a smuggling job on the Citadel goes awry, you’re stuck in the hands of a young and hotheaded turian C-Sec officer by the name of Garrus Vakarian. What started as a simple job becomes a much bigger problem when, together, you uncover the threads of a horrible conspiracy against the Alliance.

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    After venturing into uncharted territories for a mission, Shepard and Tali are left stranded on the planet, Turkon. However, things take a turn for the worst...

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    In the year 2175, humans have been a council species for ten years and quickly become a main stay in Citadel holdings. Salarian art dealer, Ropon Lau, is currently having an infestation with the species left overs. A human duct rat currently haunts not only his work space, but his mental space as well. And it's getting old fast.

    When the human girl shows a great promise as an artist, Lau will take a great interest in her development. As the two grow alongside each other as people, hopefully they can grow to be more than protégé and mentor to each other. And maybe this human child can help lift the weight of half a lifetime of regret of the salarian's shoulders...

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    The story begins during ME3, When Miranda comes out of hiding and contacts Shepard for the first time.

    Commander J. Shepard:
    Fierce, loyal, formidable, stoic & unstoppable.
    She has saved the galaxy and beyond a countless number of times.
    She will do whatever it takes to get the job done. She is a conduit for nations around the galaxy. A safe tool. The people cry for help; Shepard is sure to answer.
    This has been her way of life for as long as she can remember.

    During the suicide mission of entering the Omega 4 Relay to stop the Collectors, Shepard had lost some of her friends along the way and the trauma had bastardised her to no point of return- resulting in her dubiously ending things with Liara in order to protect her and hardening her heart further in the process.
    Shepard swore she would never let anyone in again. She vowed that she would never lose anyone again. Even at the expense of her own life.
    Nothing would obstruct her way of thinking ever again.
    And then Shepard intercepted a message from someone she never thought she would never see or hear from again. And for the second time in Commander J. Shepard's whole life,

    her heart was exhumed.

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    A year after the end of the Reaper War, Malcolm Shepard and Kaidan Alenko embark on a new adventure- settling their own colony. Retired from the military, they set out with their friends to build a home anyone willing to build bridges between the species,

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    When I first began writing The Null Room, I found myself writing the rough draft of the last chapter of THIS fic a few weeks later. In a very real way, the entire 60 chapters of The War Room was only written so I could eventually write this after-ME3 story, and get to the "real end" for this Shepard. Hope you enjoy it.

    Some of the characters survived the War. Now what?

    ObDisclaimer: this story will make a great deal MORE sense if you've read the series. story begins a few days after As Yet Unwritten The VIP Corridor ends (what happened on the Citadel during the last bit of Mass Effect 3/The War Room). plan is to update the timeline (Background/Extra Information from The Retrofit) sporadically.

    ObShamelessPlug: every kudo, comment, and click gives me a tiny bit of floon to keep going.

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    Commander John Shepard kept his personal life and Alliance life separated to the best of his abilities. With the powers granted to him by the Council, things began slipping out of hand. Tali'Zorah found it easy to coax answers out of the Commander when it came to his personal life, soon leading Shepard to bring his brother aboard.

     

    This will cover all three games, with changes made throughout the story.

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    Former salarian STG operator Tolaen Valrin has got a new job on the Citadel, using his finely honed skills learned in the salarian military to "solve people's problems". Hired by an unusual customer looking for a close relative who went missing, Valrin will find himself in the midst of a clash between two powerful biotics as the investigation turns out that this case is much more than a simple kidnapping.

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    In this magical AU adventure, Garrus is whisked away from the frustrating life of a C-Sec officer by Council Spectre Nihlus Kryik. Flung headfirst into the whirlwind of intrigue and deception that is the world of a Spectre, what secrets will Garrus uncover? More importantly, who will he uncover?

    Rating subject to change.

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    What if there is still a Reaper out there?

    Old Friends - New Friends
    Old Enemies - New Enemies

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    Kaidan and the crew of the SSV Marathon have a new Head of Marine Detail: Staff Lieutenant Jay Shepard.
    Murray is ecstatic.
    Kaidan is overthinking.
    Jay is nervous.
    AKA: Shepard's story from 2177 up to joining the Normandy.

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    Six months after the events on the Citadel, Walt Reilly finds himself in a hole of debt and depression on the space station Omega after losing his job on Terra Nova. Penniless and desperate, he's forced to sign up with an up and coming gang of mercenaries if he wants to save his turian girlfriend Aurelia Aries from her life sentence.

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  19. A Bad Place by Anonymous

    Fandoms: Mass Effect Trilogy  

    20 Dec 2022

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    Jack is taken by force. Referenced by Jack in a Citadel bathroom in ME2.

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    Both John Shepard and Ashley Williams are soldiers to a T, he is a war hero coming from an esteemed military family, she is longing for a chance to prove herself, as her family name has been nothing but a hindrance for her career.
    When their paths cross, they discover that they have more in common than they thought, and soon, unforeseen tensions arise. Feelings which might hazard everything that has been important for them till now, especially the uniform they are wearing, and the oaths, which went along with it. And all that while the galaxy is in danger.

    My take on the Mass Effect 1 arc, containing mainly off-screen moments between Shepard, Ash, and the crew, serving as background for the other parts in my series.

    Major Character Death because of a planet called Virmire.

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