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Mass Effect: New Origins Codex
WARNING, I will be updating this with new factions and organizations as they appear in the story, so spoilers may be found here. If you are not up to date with the story, I suggest that you do not read this.
UNSC: Founded in the 22nd century by the UEG (United Earth Government) the UNSC (United Nations Space Command) is the forefront of Humanity. It serves multiple purposes, such as military, colonization, research and diplomacy. The UNSC first saw battle in the Interplanetary War combating and defeating Communist and Fascist forces, resulting in the unification of Humanity. After the invention of the Shaw-Fujikawa drive in the 23rd century, the UNSC catapulted Humanity out of Sol and began to colonize other planets, causing Humanity to flourish. However, during the 26th century the UNSC began issuing strict regulations among the developing Outer Colonies, causing hatred towards the UNSC to develop. This led to the rise of the Insurrectionists, who wagged a revolution against the UNSC by bombing military and civilian locations. Despite the hardships of the Insurrection, they paled in comparison to the hardships that began in the year 2525, the Human-Covonent War. For nearly three decades, Humanity fought a war that they were not sure that they could win, losing billions as they desperately attempted to survive against the invading aliens. Many historians agree that if it was not for the Great Schism, a civil war that split the Covenant in half, Humanity might not have survived. When the war ended in 2553, Humanity began to rebuild, the future looking bright. When the UNSC discovered a Mass Relay on the dawn of the 27th century, it was able to colonize even further outwards. As a result of this, in 2608, Humanity made contact with the Council through the Second Contact War.
The Covenant: The Covenant was a galactic super power established in the year 852 B.C. At first it was just a pact between between the Sangheili and the San 'Shyuum, but it eventually absorbed the Unggoy, the Kig-Yar the Yanme'e, the Jiralhanae, the Mgalekgolo and the Huragoks. When the Covenant came into contact with the UNSC in 2525, the San 'Shyuum, the leaders of the Covenant, declared war on the UNSC. The genocidal war that followed nearly destroyed Humanity, as the Covenant used orbital bombardment to render entire planets uninhabitable. Despite the Covenant's military might, in 2552 it split in the Great Schism, a civil war lead by the Sangheili. Towards the end of the Human Covenant war, the majority of the Covenant's leaders were killed when High Charity was infected by the Flood, further fueling the Great Schism and leading to the collapse of the Covenant.
RSN: The RSN (Republic of Sovereign Nations) was formed in the year 2558. It is comprised of the Covenant Separatists, the Sangheili, the Mgalekgolo, the Unggoy,and the Huragok. The Sangheili act as the leaders of the RSN, in addition to picking up their old role as researchers, and maintaing their current role as warriors. The RSN is technically allied with the UNSC, but due to the Human-Covonent war, tensions between them are cold at best. The RSN has contributed much of their advanced technology to the UNSC, causing massive technological jumps. When the Second Contact War broke out, the RSN responded by sending a fleet to assist the UNSC in driving the Turians off of the planet. This move dissolved much of the tension between the UNSC and the RSN.
Jiralhanae Empire: After the Great Schism ended, the Jiralhanae descended into civil war as they no longer had a common purpose uniting them, the Yanme'e and Kig-Yar dragged were dragged down with them. For years the Jiralhanae Civil War raged, with alliances commonly being formed and broken, no one gaining the upper hand for long, due in part to a lack of decent military strategy. The war took an entirely different, in 2563 a Jiralhanae named Tritus formed an alliance out of several different factions through a complex system of promises, bribes, threats and blackmail. This alliance stampeded across Jiralhanae space, conquering other factions with ease and recruiting survivors into it's own ranks. Eventually the war ended in 2566 when the alliance conquering the last independent faction and declared itself the Jiralhanae Empire with Tritus as Emperor. The Empire spend the next half a century rebuilding from damage that the Human-Covonent War, Great Schism and Jiralhanae Civil War had done. During reconstruction, Tritus openly denounced pointless violence, saying that it had brought them to their knees in the past and should only be used to accomplish what is necessary. Despite the fact that the Empire was thriving, Tritus was worried about the rest of the galaxy declaring war once they learned of the Empire's progress, despite their policy of isolationism. This led to him making an alliance with Saren and declaring war on the rest of the galaxy to protect the Empire.
The Marauders: A splinter faction of Jiralhanae, the Marauders broke off from the Empire and began to wage a revolution a decade before the Empire declared war on the rest of the galaxy. The Marauders believe in peaceful coexistence with the rest of the galaxy, a feat the Empire strongly disagrees with. It is not known exactly when or why the Marauders turned to violence, but it is known that 30 million of them are currently waging a guerrilla war against the Empire. The Marauders, however, are heavily outnumbered, for every single one of them, the Empire has 100 warriors to fight them with, and their hopes of defeating the Empire without outside help is slim. The main strength of the Marauders comes from their flagship the Eternal Salvation, a stolen Empire prototype that is a staggering 50 kilometers long. The strength of the Salvation is more than it's staggering firepower, it's true purpose is that of a mobile shipyard, completely capable of building entire ships from raw resources. Currently the Marauders are led by three ex-Supreme Commanders, Marton, Rutherforae and Tesueg.
Jiralhanae Conscripts. First to fight, first to die.
When it came to the Empire's military, Tritus needed as many hands as he could get. He could not, however, pass a draft on the community without severely hampering the economy, as every adult Jiralhanae, male and female, sought work as being unemployed in the Empire was highly frowned upon. Knowing he could not afford to sweep through the community to find those who weren't looking for work or couldn't find any, Tritus turned to those whose complaints would fall on deaf ears, the criminals of the Empire. In exchange for freedom, the convicts of the Empire exchanged their years in prison for years in the army, a change that most of them took with enthusiasm, despite the fact they had no say in the matter. That positive attitude quickly slipped away as they realized that they were being placed on the front lines with only a week of combat training and outdated Covenant era equipment. As the enemies of the Empire opened fire on them, they realized that Tritus had used them as cannon fodder, nothing more.
Chemical Corps: The tiniest of warriors wield the most destructive force.
One of the Jiralhanae Empire's three specialist divisions, the Chemical Corps are commanded by the Supreme Commander Rason. Every last member has a high understanding of the anatomy of every known race, which they use to their advantage on the battlefield. As their name suggests, the Corps is well known for using a wide array of chemical weapons, ranging from nerve gas to hallucinogens. They prefer not to face their opponents head on, commonly deploying traps in the form of tripwires and pressure plates that release hidden caches of gas. Every member of the Chemical Corps has a grenade launcher attached to his right fist that is capable of firing fragmentation, incineration and gas grenades. In addition they also have spikers as a secondary weapon. Despite their preference to fight from behind front lines, the Chemical Corps is not to be underestimated on the front lines, as their skill with weapons is second only to the shock troops in the Empire.
Metal Fist: Within the shadows we lurk, waiting to strike.
The Black Ops and intimidation division of the Empire, Metal Fist falls under the control of the Supreme Commander Sukron. Even to the Jiralhanae people, little is known about Metal Fist, they operate in secrecy, and those who do discover their doings quickly wish that they didn't. Metal Fist replaced the stalkers long ago, equipping themselves with active camouflage and using stealth as a first resort. They commonly use grenade launchers as a shock and awe weapon just as much as they use their wrist mounted flame throwers, known as scorchers. While many would consider it terrible to be burned alive by Metal Fist, it is actually preferable to being captured, as Metal Fist operatives commonly torture captives for information and pleasure. It is worth noting that Metal fist is completely loyal to Sukron and not the Empire, as Sukron lead the original Metal Fist during the Jiralhanae Civil War. Sukron gained his current position of Supreme Commander because of how he assisted Tritus during said war, and forged the new Metal Fist out of his old followers. Tritus is constantly wary of Metal Fist, worried that they might rebel one day.
The Jiralhanae Shock Troopers: From the heavens we will rain down our wrath.
The third and final specialist division of the Empire, the shock troops are led by Ultimas. The shock troops could be called the Jiralhanae equivalent to ODSTs, as they specialize in attacking hardened areas and dropping from high orbit. The shock troops are the best shots in all of the Empire, using the highly accurate and powerful spike rifle to pick off their opponents at great distances. Highly trained for five years, and intensely loyal to the Empire, only the best of the best are allowed into the shock troops. Shock troops never give up, never surrender, and are more than willing to lay down their lives for the future of the Empire. Chances are if you fight them, it will be the last thing that you ever do.
The Imperial Guard: Those who meet us know only death.
The personal guard of Tritus himself, every member of the Imperial guard has been handpicked by the emperor for his or her breathtaking combat skills. Those who are chosen go through several years of special and brutal training, during which only 5% avoid washing out or dying. While many make it through the intensity of the training, most fail the final test, a one on one battle with the Emperor himself. The rules of this final test are simple, survive for five minutes, anything goes. Tritus absolutely refuses anyone into the Guard who can not pass this test, no matter how impressive they are. Those who fail are sent back to their original posts, while those skilled enough to pass are welcomed into the one of the most prestigious positions available in the Empire. The Imperial Guard is easily recognizable by their ornate armor, which is trimmed with the alloy and marked with the symbols of the Forerunners. Only a thousand Jiralhanae may be members of the Imperial Guard at a time, but every single one of those members is on par with a Council Spectre. Tritus views the Guard as his personal specialist division and tends to keep them in reserve, only sending them out to the front lines when they are truly needed. In the Empire, they know no equal.
Sanctuary: Discovered by UNSC expedition ships on October 26, 2602, Sanctuary is a planet unlike any other. It is not exposed to any radiation of any kind, as a result there is next to no evolution on the planet. The organisms on the planet are, in a sense, "retarded", native plants have been recorded to have been overrun by alien plants in a matter of days. Intrigued by this unique planet, the UNSC bended their rule of not developing new colonies for this one planet, and several colony ships were dispatched.
First, write down the names of 12 characters of your choice. Then read and answer the questions. You can't look at the questions until you write down the 12 characters you're going to use. Otherwise where would the fun be?
1. Adam Jensen
2. Master Chief
3. Samus Aran
5. Kane (from Command and Conquer)
6. Ashley Williams
7. Ahsoka Tano
8. Thel ‘Vadum
9. Sgt. Johnson
10. Craig Boone
12. Commander Shepard
Question #1: Have you ever read a Six/Eleven fic? Do you want to?
Fawkes and Ash...that’s just weird...and I’m pretty sure Fawkes doesn’t have the...required material.
Question #2: Do you think Four is hot? How hot?
Tali? I like her but she’s more cute than hot...though yeah, she can be fairly hot
Question #3: What would happen if Twelve got Eight pregnant?
Shepard getting Thel pregnant!? Uh...I’m pretty sure Thel would have to regain his honor...probably by killing shep with an energy sword
Question #4: Have you read any fics about Nine?
Johnson? Not really, mainly because most Halo fics are after his death. I did write a fic with him once though
Question #5: Would Two and Six make a good couple?
Chief and Ash...hm...well Chief doesn’t have much of a sex drive so it would be a very asexual relationship but...yeah, I can see some chemistry there.
Question #6: Five/Nine or Five/Ten? Why?
Kane with Boone or Sgt Johnson...uh, Johnson I guess, mainly because Boone is too hung up over his dead wife to take a hint from even his best friend who clearly has a massive hard on for him.
Question #7: What would happen if Seven walked in on Two and Twelve in bed together?
Ashoka walking in on Shepard and Chief...pretty sure that she would need therapy because I’m pretty sure that those two would destroy the room.
Question #8: Make up a summary for a Three/Ten fic.
Samus and Boone huh...hm...after destroying Phazon for good, Samus is pulled through a rip in time and crash lands on an irradiated planet. She does what she does best until she can repair her ship and get back to where she came from, bounty hunting. Along the way, she finds a sniper with a broken heart, much like her own, and the two of them form a very strange but powerful bond.
Question #9: Is there any such thing as One/Eight fluff?
Adam/Thel fluff. I don’t think so, but if there is, I never asked for it.
Question #10: Suggest a title for a Seven/Twelve hurt/comfort fic.
Shepard/Ashoka huh? After Order 66
Question #11: What kind of plot device would you use if you wanted Four to deflower One?
Tali deflowering Jensen...uh...I...WHAT?!...I...I guess she could hack him...I feel unclean.
Question #12: What might Ten scream at a moment of great passion?
Boone? Eh, he wouldn’t...if he would he’d say his wife’s name, regardless of who he’s sleeping with.
Question #13: If you wrote a song-fic about Eight, which song would you choose?
Thel...What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? I don’t know, I’m not a music guy.
Question #14: What might be a good pick up line for Two to use on Ten?
Chief to use on Boone...I DON’T KNOW! They’re both bricks!
Question #15: What is Six's super-secret kink?
Ash’s secret kink? Uh...being spanked? (God I’m a pervert) I don’t know.
Question #16: Would Eleven get in bed with Nine? Drunk or sober?
Fawkes with Johnson? No, not even drunk.
Question #17: If Three and Seven get together, who tops?
Samus and Ashoka? Samus, no brainer...unless it’s other m...fuck that game.
Question #18: Have you ever read any Six/Eight stories? If not, are you interested in reading one?
Ash/Thel? No, not really
Question #19: Have any of your friends written an Eleven fanfic?
No but I am. Does that count?
Question #20: Two and Nine were lovers, until Nine ran away with Four. Two was depressed, and then had a one-night stand with Ten. Two later had a brief and unhappy relationship with Five. Finally, after getting some advice from Eight, Two was able to find true love with Seven. Please create a title for this story.
Chief was with Johnson, who ran away with Tali, he had a one night stand with Boone then had an unhappy relationship with Kane before settling on Ashoka with some advice from Thel.
The Arbiter pulls Chief from the depths of despair...I don’t know. How about, he lost the fight?
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