|Reviews for The Warp is Calm|
| Abaddon953 chapter 4 . 9/15/2013
As a WH40K lover, I feel obligated to inform you that, for the rebooted Ch.4, Imperial Macrocannons ARE NOT laser weapons. They are solid projectile weapons, like the autocannon, which are the main guns of today's main battle tanks. Astartes don't use lasguns, hellguns, multilas, or hot-shot lasguns. Having read many of the Black Library books, there is only one instance where they do use hellguns, and even then they are still derogatorily referred to as "flashlights". Skitarii are also so heavily modified that any physical or visual trace of gender is wiped away by their augmetics and armor.
Other than that, good chapter.
| alex.rushing.5 chapter 4 . 9/15/2013
Fertility am irite?
| The DCG chapter 4 . 9/15/2013
Now im interested in what happens with the cute Asari chibi, that was a nice toss in to break up the battles.
| Darksnider05 chapter 4 . 9/15/2013
Yay monstrous people from 40k woo.
| coduss chapter 3 . 9/5/2013
great story, glad to see some Finally had the brilliant idea to keep Nihlus alive
| Blinded in a bolthole chapter 3 . 8/26/2013
In the grim darkness of far future even pregnancy can be Grimdark.
Lack of a "strong" (as human presence, which I think were originally from the Galaxy far away and had escaped into the ME-galaxy during chaos of the Old Night, kind of guarantees) daemonic presence can be attributed to the Cycle the Reapers have unleashed upon the galaxy.
Though in itself the small periods of large scale (comparatively) and extreme violence DOES create daemonic creatures but considering just how short they are compared to the relative peace and how most races are cut short before developing any psychic potential, I'd think the chaotic entities had never moved past "Warp Beast" stage.
On that note, I'd imagine the local humans might also possess some level of Psychic powers (enough to light a matchstick at cost of melting their brain, I'd imagine), what with their possible journey here dating back to earlier stages of Psychic Manifestation and general calmness of the warp due to lack of Eldar.
BTW have the Inquisition brought any Xeno samples from home-galaxy to test their reaction? I'd imagine Orks would be unaffected, while Eldars and Dark Eldars would have some noticeable reaction to being separated from She Who Thirsts (ranging from regaining their race's original vitality to being stripped of their soul) and the likes of Genestealers would just serve as beacon for the next Meal of the Devourer.
The "Strange mods" suggests the Asari are not near-human but genetically engineered abhumans. Kinda odd, they Protheans kinda outlive the Imperium and were defeated around the same time as Birth of the Emperor. Could it be that at height of their power the Protheans have visited Terra (their advanced warp-free stasis technology enables them to bypass one of the major limits of ME-based FTL: lack of supplies due to small size of the ships) and brought some samples home with themselves?
Tis a fantastic story. Do keep it up!
| Blinded in a bolthole chapter 2 . 8/26/2013
Laser Macrocannon? The way I understand it (and I could be wrong) Macrocannons fire massive slugs and Las-batteries/Lances fire well... Laser. It's kinda like saying "Las-Bolter". Though this Frigate/Raider can have both.
Actually Wrex was born well over 300 years after Krogan Rebellion (being 700 years old during ME1-3) though his old man had faught in both Rachni war and the subsequent rebellion.
"equipped with impractically-expensive weapons and equipment" Maybe it is so here... I mean automated mini-rocket launcher? MBT-grade armor?
Also I like to point out that MEverse's known galaxy despite covering almost all of the galaxy is less than 2% of the actual whole (which I think was a deliberate effort by Reapers to make their divide and conquer strategy work better). For all the ME-guys know they might be some new power from the other 98% of the galaxy?
Haarlock... now I remember where I've heard this name.
| Shao Leafwalker chapter 3 . 8/25/2013
The encounter clock starts its count down.
I always thought the world of Mass Effect has the Council played by a bunch of hypocrites. It will be interesting to see how they deal with an Imperium that doesn't just blindly accept what their told while also refusing to assimilate into the Citadel.
| AngelForm chapter 3 . 8/25/2013
Would still have liked to know how, when and why they are in this galaxy but the content itself is solid.
| Yikari chapter 1 . 6/28/2013
...I find it strange that none of the characters made a mention of the insane amounts of the bling Astrates usually bring into battle with them :)
| PostHocErgoPropterIlle chapter 1 . 6/20/2013
Excellent restart. I see mass effect has been appropriately buffed which is good, because the Mass Effect universe was always a little pathetic compared to most any other scifi.
| Vermin-lord chapter 2 . 6/12/2013
Can't wait to see more
| Vermin-lord chapter 1 . 6/12/2013
I love that this isn't a complete stompfest like most 40k crossovers are. It's good to see their not unbeatable
| Rexnos chapter 2 . 5/22/2013
I actually kind of miss the original first chapter. The new chapter will flow much better into a story itself, but the original was basically a prequel. It told the background for both Shepard and the Inquisitor. While it was nearly bloated with exposition and necessary grounding in both universes, it also added additional degrees of realism, which I always appreciate.
That said, I also very much enjoyed the new first chapter. While the progress of Shepard's team through the base was fairly bland, I felt it built tension very well and provided an adequate grounding in the setting. The real gem was obviously the fight between the inquisitor and Beneziah. I don't believe I've ever read such an explosive one of one combat sequence ever. The two of them were remarkably well matched in ability even though they relied on entirely different combat doctrines. I'm very much looking forward to what the Inquisitor will do with her. I always felt she was painfully under explored in Mass Effect canon. Heck, even Liara didn't seem to care much about her death.
| DaggerDoom chapter 2 . 5/20/2013
I'd have to re-read the old story to know for sure, but this version definitively seems to be the better of the two.
Starting in Media Res is a technique that isn't often used well in fanfiction, I don't think many FF writers have a good sense of pacing or plot structure in general, but this story captured my interest. Especially how you seemed to have changed everything up from the original.
The use of Alpha Legionaries is also interesting. Their status as a mystery faction in 40k allows for writers to make up their own fluff and personalities for the Legion. They work with terrorists, heretics, xenos, and Daemons on a daily basis, yet seem to have an unshakable faith in the Emperor. I do not believe any "Canon" space marine chapter, Chaotic or Loyal, would think twice about totally and utterly destroying the ME universe, after all, they do not believe in the Emperor and consort with xenos/ Are weak. The Alpha Legion gets past that by not really being "good guys" per se, but they might have what's best for the universe at heart.
That's assuming that the Space Marines you show are Alpha Legion, but, come on. Changing faces? Blue and Green paint armor? Radical "Inquisitor"? The fact that the "Inquisitor" says he has "'...not had a fight this lively since...' The armored man's voice trailed off for a moment, and when he spoke again, his voice was considerably less amused, and had taken on a grim note, 'Since treachery beyond measure.'"? The only way he would know that is if he was there when Horus rebelled, meaning he would be really damn old. Or manipulating the Eye of Terror. Either or, or maybe both.
Needless to say, I'd feel pretty silly if it's just a random faction you made up.
Anyways, I hope you don't abandon this story any time soon. It's unfortunate when writers leave stories to rot in archives, forever unfinished.