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The community for stories focusing on original characters in the Mass Effect universe, or for stories focusing on minor characters (i.e., Admiral Hackett, Captain Bailey, Haron, Balak, Anaya, Conrad Verner, etc.). Must have little to no cameos from the main cast, little to nothing of Commander Shepard, and must not be a self-insert. All ratings considered. See NaturalBornParagon's profile for more details.
A Matter Of Race And Character
by Xeno Sapian reviews
2183 - Before Mass Effect, before the Battle of the Citadel, Gabby and Kenneth briefly served with the Turian Fleet. Follow our intrepid engineers, and a full cast of turians, asari, salarians, and a krogan, as they encounter adventure, romance, deadly enemies, and dancing aliens. Content warning: features violence, some language and mild scenes of a sexual nature. Complete.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 42 - Words: 211,160 - Reviews: 180 - Favs: 138 - Follows: 153 - Updated: 9/24/2014 - Published: 10/11/2012 - [Ken D., OC] Gabby D. - Complete
by EarthScorpion reviews
On Illium, an asari private investigator stumbles upon a conspiracy. But digging deeper, there are hidden things that she didn't even know she didn't know. With her eyes wide open she walks into the heart of an ancient secret which isn't exactly a secret and which carries a hidden message from the past of her species. A space-noir take on Mass Effect.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Crime/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 8 - Words: 26,265 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 34 - Updated: 11/26/2014 - Published: 7/25/2012
Special Ops: Susan Rizzi and the N7's
by cswang reviews
The Reaper War has caused untold devastation and chaos across the galaxy as well as the largest military mobilization ever seen by the sentient species. Among those on the front lines of the war is Susan Rizzi, N7. Can she survive crazy missions, oddball team members, and an incompetent procurement department? And if she survives the war, will it be with her sanity intact?
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 53 - Words: 291,683 - Reviews: 118 - Favs: 58 - Follows: 63 - Updated: 5/11/2014 - Published: 7/21/2013 - Complete
by thebluninja reviews
When Saren attacks the Citadel, lots of people are rounded up by the geth. But they never manage to catch everyone. Written for the February contest in Aria's Afterlife. Warning: Contains large quantities of badass volus!
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,802 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 24 - Follows: 5 - Published: 1/29/2014 - Complete
by Kendoka Girl reviews
Two asari huntresses defend the landing zone as the planet Cyone is invaded by Reapers. Inspired by a multiplayer gold Reaper match.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,400 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 9 - Published: 1/5/2013 - Complete
by Sir Jid
An episodical story about the adventures of Pandora Company during the Reaper Wars. A backstory for the ME3 multiplayer characters. Almost entirely OC's, any canon characters will likely be cameos. Episode 1.5: Kepesh-Yakshi: Gerrit gets to know Pandora Company en route to the Citadel.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 5 - Words: 6,935 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 2/19/2014 - Published: 1/19/2014 - OC
Sideways to Zero
by davidnm2007 reviews
Dr. Nassana T'Saith, a junior asari scientist, has hit a brick wall in her career. Frustrated and annoyed, she searches for options. However, her attempts to resolve the situation may just lead to discoveries no-one could ever have expected... (This is a speculative prequel, set a long time before the events of the main trilogy, using a group of non-cannonical characters.)
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 3 - Words: 21,030 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 12/26/2013 - Published: 2/8/2013
For Courage, Duty, and Honor
by BlackBox Inc reviews
They all fought the Reaper War for different reason. Follow three N7s as they form a bond forged in the fires of war. Part One : Escape from Earth
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 8 - Words: 48,775 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 9 - Updated: 11/2/2012 - Published: 8/7/2012
Mass Effect: Confirmation
70 years after the War of Existence, the yahg have risen up in force. Council forces managed to stop their advance, however they are divided on what to do. Go to toomuchbrainfart. for a small codex. Please read!
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,294 - Published: 3/30/2012
ME Legends: The Silent Step
by KFish1 reviews
Based on one line from Capt Kirrahe's inspiring Virmire speech, this is the untold story of a STG legend "who defeated a nation with a single shot." SHORT story with all original characters.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,200 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 17 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/5/2012 - Councilor Esheel - Complete
Mass Effect: Interceptor
by Mothbanquet reviews
Six months before the events of Mass Effect, a young turian named Arlen Kryik is recruited into an elite C-Sec unit known as the Interceptors, a cadre of agents responsible for hunting fugitives throughout the galaxy. Partnered with veteran agent Garrus Vakarian, Arlen quickly becomes embroiled in a terrorist plot to destroy the Council and plunge the galaxy into chaos...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 44 - Words: 324,701 - Reviews: 145 - Favs: 52 - Follows: 39 - Updated: 12/3/2012 - Published: 4/22/2011 - Garrus V., Nihlus K., Primarch Adrien Victus, OC - Complete
In Times of War
by MLGumm reviews
...friends pop up from the oddest places. A human colony kid, barely fifteen and a turian C-Sec officer closing in on twice her age certainly count as an odd pair of friends, but war has a way of bringing us together, even as it tears us apart.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Family - Chapters: 29 - Words: 26,250 - Reviews: 77 - Favs: 56 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 5/9/2012 - Published: 3/14/2012 - Complete
The Young Blood Herald
by Sasquatch097 reviews
Markao is an assassin, a prodigious artist of his trade and son of the infamous Blood Herald. The world he enters is rife with alliances and rivalries, secrets and lies and deceit that he must navigate. He soon discovers he's become the hunted. Please R&R
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 2 - Words: 1,967 - Reviews: 1 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 4/15/2012 - Published: 4/3/2012 - Morinth, U. Grunt
Find Comfort in the Homeworld's Skies
by Morrigain Sangre reviews
"The ship beside theirs breaks open, scatters into a million shards to rain upon the blue-green seas of the planet below. The Homeworld." Young Jona'Hazt has seen both his parents killed by geth, but it ist still not something he understands.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Tragedy - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,151 - Reviews: 1 - Favs: 4 - Published: 3/26/2012 - Complete
by dragondrewversion2 reviews
Four strangers; a human, a krogan, a turian, and a quarian; are stranded in London during the Reaper invasion of Earth. Forced together through strange circumstances, they'll need to work together if they hope to survive. Chapter 4: The Face of the Enemy.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Friendship - Chapters: 27 - Words: 128,568 - Reviews: 99 - Favs: 82 - Follows: 90 - Updated: 2/11/2013 - Published: 9/15/2011
Tevak'Semis: The Pilgrimage
by Dr Death DST reviews
During the events of ME1, a group of quarians on Omega plan to steal a batarian slaver ship for their pilgrimage. This is the first of three stories following the main character, Tevak. If you like quarians then you should like this story.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 6 - Words: 10,628 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 7 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 4/28/2012 - Published: 2/25/2012 - Complete
The Day the Arms Closed
by thesarge400 reviews
Humanity, as a whole, has been deemed 'too violent' as a species to be permitted within the Citadel and Council-controlled space. Follow those who dwell within as civil uprisings and chaos spread across a once-peaceful and grand Citadel.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Drama - Chapters: 13 - Words: 37,072 - Reviews: 217 - Favs: 415 - Follows: 485 - Updated: 12/29/2013 - Published: 6/21/2011
by Knightfall1138 reviews
Downloaded from an Omega maintenance terminal within the residential quarantine zone.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,857 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 6/1/2011 - Complete
by Exilo reviews
In a sensitive situation, the Citadel cannot always use proper military and channels. In those situations, expendable units must be used. Krogan, Quarian, and human centered. One shot. Read and review please.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,480 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 3 - Published: 5/17/2011 - Complete
by Syroc reviews
A short story. Something stirs on Feros, something that may alter the human race forever.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,097 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 5 - Published: 2/26/2011 - Complete
Byzantine: Shanxi's Last Stand
by LeroyZanzibar reviews
In the year 2157, the First Contact War began. Despite the Alliance's surrender of the planet, only one unit refused the order and held the city of Byzantine for the month the war lasted. This is their story.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,940 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 19 - Follows: 8 - Published: 2/26/2011 - Complete
Something That'll Last
by popehippo reviews
A small glimpse into the life of those outside of Commander Shepard's story; based on the interactions of two NPCs in Illium.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Romance/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,055 - Reviews: 74 - Favs: 308 - Follows: 29 - Published: 6/26/2010 - Complete
by Bugsie70 reviews
A Rachni queen remembers, and is preparing for what is to come.
Mass Effect - Rated: K - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 784 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 14 - Published: 7/9/2010 - Complete
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by 95Headhunter reviews
It's a new tour for Commander David Anderson, as he finds himself tasked with the protection of a diplomatic meeting that could change the face of galactic politics. But this is the Attican Traverse, where nothing goes to plan...
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Sci-Fi - Chapters: 6 - Words: 39,964 - Reviews: 4 - Favs: 1 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 12/30/2010 - Published: 8/1/2009 - D. Anderson