The Shanxi Campaign by Dr1ft3r0I Humanity has expanded beyond the Sol System, aided by the Charon Relays and homebrew FTL. But when First Contact on the borders of a frontier colony world goes sour, the entire galaxy will be blindsided by what a race unbound by the Mass Effect can do. A remake/reposting of 'Iron Hearts: The Shanxi Campaign.'
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, words: 6k+, favs: 9, follows: 12, 7h, Saren A., Rael'Zorah, OC
Second Wind by Mr. SpaceMagic After two years of mourning, Tali'Zorah finally moved on with her life. That is until she saw him again. As old feelings once buried are brought back to life, Tali remembers why she fell in love with the commander in the first place. My take on Tali's relationship arc in ME2.
T, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 2k+, 11h, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
5Vendetta » by SomethingProfound11 Total war demands victory at any cost. After the destruction of the Bahak System, Emilia Shepard returns home just in time for the Reaper invasion. The galaxy finds itself in a race against time: win the war before there's no one left to fight. ME3, canon-divergent with a focus on the milscifi and off-screen moments, multiple POVs, paragade Shepard.
T, English, Romance & Sci-Fi, chapters: 4, words: 25k+, favs: 9, follows: 15, updated: 14h published: 9/20, [Shepard, Ashley W.]
45Interstitium 2 » by AssaultSloth MORE flashbacks, interstitial scenes, and backdoor dealings. An AU retelling of ME3 focusing on characters and worlds, big and small.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 5, words: 44k+, favs: 44, follows: 56, updated: 10/4 published: 8/17/2020, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, EDI, Javik
30A Divided Earth: The First War » by TheConeezeanEmperor HMS Isaac Newton and HMS Alexander Fleming open the Shanxi Relay. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move. The following course of events would lead to Humanity's first hot war in over a century, a war which could have exploded into full on Interspecies Total War, assuming of course the various human nations could even agree on anything.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 10, words: 76k+, favs: 102, follows: 152, updated: 10/3 published: 7/20, Admiral Hackett, Saren A., Councilor Tevos, OC
2Mass Effect: Book III - Cerberus Chronicles by Shepard's Lore A continuation of ME: Book II - The Spectre Chronicles. After waking up in a Cerberus space station, Shepard demands answers and finds out that she had died two years prior with the destruction of the Normandy. With two years of her absence, how will the galaxy react to her returning, and how will she react to what the galaxy has become?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, words: 8k+, favs: 4, follows: 5, 10/3, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
4ME2: Revised » by Ender Mahe A retelling of Mass Effect 2 with some structural changes to smooth out the narrative. The Council especially, but also the Illusive Man, the Alliance, and the racial governments make a lot more reasonable decisions. This is a rewrite of a previous effort to write ME2 that flamed out because of the compounding narrative problems from the base game. FShep.
T, English, chapters: 7, words: 31k+, favs: 9, follows: 15, updated: 10/3 published: 8/21, Kaidan A., Liara T'Soni, Joker, Shepard
24Mass Effect: Interloper Redux » by M.B.Liddle This is the full rewrite of the original Interloper, first posted almost ten years ago. Summary: Follow the adventures of Michael Liddle as he quite literally falls into the ME universe. A self insert covering the events of the first entry of the series. Follows the story of the Normandy crew and more as they strive to save a changing galaxy.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 15, words: 67k+, favs: 57, follows: 110, updated: 10/3 published: 6/28
Mass Effect Synthesis Epilouge by CGTiessen TF Story Maker My stories are my own version of the events after the end of ME3 with the Synthesis ending.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Spiritual, words: 2k+, 10/2, Liara T'Soni, Admiral Hackett, Shepard, Javik
That's What Brothers Do by DeusVult47000 The meeting between Jason Isaac Shepard and Liara wasn't exactly very good. Seeing his brother suffering, Kyle, Jason's adopted brother, decides to solve things by his own and reunite Liara back with his brother. (Taking place on ME2)
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 960, 10/1, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
Sour Notes in the Dark by xIMrGibbsIx After all that Shepard has been through, normal is something far off and every night is pain. How can she move on when every night, all of that hurt and fear comes rushing back? : A story of PTSD and learning to cope. F/Shep-Garrus
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Tragedy, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/30, [Shepard, Garrus V.]
What If: The Gifted and Enhanced by This Is Sarcasm What if... superpowers, both mundane and extraordinary, were commonplace? An account of what might have happened if Garrus grew up in a Turian Hierarchy obsessed with normality, and the consequences thereof.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Suspense, words: 3k+, favs: 2, 9/30, Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Shepard
3 Specter by alliedforces74 Following his death, Liara needs a little help packing up Shepard's things.
T, English, Spiritual & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 9/29, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
12Marriage, Old Age and a Lot of Little Blue Children » by techybae The end was only the beginning. After ending the war to end all wars, our heroes deserve their happy ending. Follow along with Sarah Shepard and Liara T'Soni in their life after the war as they love and heal, and eventually make the home and family that felt so far away in the throngs of war.
T, English, Romance & Family, chapters: 5, words: 17k+, favs: 55, follows: 73, updated: 9/28 published: 11/22/2020, [Shepard, Liara T'Soni] Hannah S., Aethyta
Mass Effect Trilogy: Never Again » by xenowriter Wrex's contract into Fist leads him to a new opportunity with a Spectre. He never really thought about any relationships or mates due to the genophage but he's drawn to Shepard. She's a fierce warrior who doesn't take crap from anyone. Their relationship remains platonic but it's a struggle with their sexual tension that could never bloom. Her love for Liara makes things difficult
T, English, Drama & Adventure, chapters: 22, words: 37k+, favs: 6, follows: 7, updated: 9/28 published: 8/4, Liara T'Soni, U. Wrex, Aria T'Loak, Shepard
The Lioness: Maiden Hear my Tale by Mad King Qrow While waiting to arrive on Ilos, Liara asks Shepard who are those two people in the photograph at her work desk. Shepard tells the story of two people from her past.
K, English, Friendship & Romance, words: 2k+, 9/28, J. Garson, Liara T'Soni
90 Mass Effect: Book II - The Spectre Chronicles » by Shepard's Lore Book II of my overall Mass Effect novelization. Having been pulled from her duty station on Luna, Commander Jane Shepard is drafted aboard the SSV Normandy SR1 for a mission that was supposed to be an easy covert pick up on the surface of Eden Prime. But what she finds on the surface will not only change her life, but the lives of everyone in the galaxy.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 62, words: 439k+, favs: 71, follows: 81, updated: 9/27 published: 1/3/2018, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah
What it Took by CrescentBunny Years after the Reapers, Garrus and Shepard still cope with the past.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 2, 9/27, Garrus V., Shepard
Good Time to Be Generous by gregories She was never his, but when had he let that stop him from doing right by her? Set in Mass Effect 3. Written for Day 7 of #MERweek2021.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Friendship, words: 682, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/26, Kaidan A., Thane K.
Operation Radiant Dusk by Mawkish Warden Right before Omega 4, Shepard receives one last mission from Admiral Hackett regarding suspicious movements along the human-batarian border. While Shepard himself is prepared to answer the call, he is much less enthusiastic with the fact that he will have to work with Alliance personnel...Alliance personnel who are not happy with being assigned to fight with a supposed traitor.
T, English, Adventure, words: 3k+, favs: 2, follows: 1, 9/26, Garrus V., Miranda L., Shepard
Bolto by gregories A feel good piece for our beloved Commander. Set in Mass Effect 2. Written for Day 6 of #MERweek2021.
T, English, Friendship, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 9/25, Zaeed M., Thane K., Shepard
9Mass Effect: A Knight's Tale » by Cayde646 Rework of a former story of mine of the same title. having been recruited by my future self, this is the story of how I ended up in the Mass Effect Universe and helping Shepard and the crew try and stop the Reapers from killing us all. No pressure eh?
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 8, words: 30k+, favs: 21, follows: 32, updated: 9/25 published: 8/27
5Broker Report on the Terminus Systems : the Powers and the Players » by LogicalPremise This is an in-universe document story covering the history and the major players of the Terminus systems. This includes Omega and Aria as well as new cultures, people and forces alongside the context of the region and how it relates to the Citadel. Written by the mighty Xabiar, with inputs from several members of the Editing Gang. Some of the concepts will be mature.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Suspense, chapters: 2, words: 30k+, favs: 16, follows: 16, 9/25, Aria T'Loak, Shadow Broker, Ogrinn
perfect machine by SomethingProfound11 On the Crucible, Shepard makes a choice. The consequences are unexpected, especially for the woman she left behind. Post Control ending.
T, English, Angst & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 4, follows: 6, 9/25, [Ashley W., Shepard]
195The Song of The Red Eagle » by KanisRussell Mads Aleksandrovich Romanov was nothing but a soldier serving a cause of which he could not understand when the unforeseen happened. He was declared dead, but secretly admitted to a project that would send him long into the future. Now his life seems more like a sci fi movie. The story takes place over all three games. (Early chapters under going re-write)
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 74, words: 377k+, favs: 359, follows: 414, updated: 9/24 published: 6/17/2017, [Tali'Zorah, OC] Garrus V., Liara T'Soni