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Joined 05-11-12, id: 4000137, Profile Updated: 10-01-12
Author has written 4 stories for Mass Effect.

READERS' GUIDE (Updated: 01/10/2012)

The Three Tasks of Urz, King of the Varren: Post-ME3, by a few centuries

A fun little one-off I did because…well, because it was fun. Krogan-centric. If you prefer to read stuff that isn’t dark, read this one! And then go no further down this list.

High Class Hostage: Post-ME3, spanning 2187 to 2206 CE. Garrus’s POV (for the most part).

This was written prior to Bioware's release of the Extended Cut for ME3. This was my attempt to think logically about the kind of universe Shepard may have left behind with the Synthesis ending before the EC fixed it. Interestingly enough, my interpretation of the Synthesis ending seems remarkably similar to the EC’s version of the Paragon Control ending.

Black Box: ME2, shortly after the destruction of the SR-1 in 2183 CE. Many different POVs, mostly OCs

Again, a one-off I did because I thought the concept would be mildly interesting. This follows the fate of black box footage from the Normandy SR-1 as it passes through several hands on the Citadel...eventually ending up in the talons of everyone's favorite turian.


*UPDATE*

Ceremony of Innocence (sequel to High Class Hostage) Post-ME3, 2213 CE. Tali's POV (again, for the most part).

I've started posting chapters. I will be sticking to a regular(ish) update schedule, posting three chapters/week (M-W-F mostly, but occasionally M-W-R). Enjoy! :-)


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Sound the Clarion by Amber Penglass reviews
In the chaos of the ongoing First Contact War, the Alliance is contacted by a resistence cell comprised of captured humans on Palaven, and Shepard is drafted for a covert mission to make contact. Her cover lands her where? The Vakarian household, of course. Shepard/Garrus, AU.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 21 - Words: 153,271 - Reviews: 818 - Favs: 833 - Follows: 950 - Updated: 5/7 - Published: 8/12/2011 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Reminiscence by anonymous moose reviews
"Primarch Vakarian? Uh, sir? I'm here to ask you about Commander Shepard." Shepard/Vakarian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Angst/Humor - Chapters: 46 - Words: 104,927 - Reviews: 418 - Favs: 551 - Follows: 661 - Updated: 4/6/2013 - Published: 4/6/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
Through the Looking Glass by Thanatos34 reviews
Shepard discovers something on Alchera she would rather have never known.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Horror - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,130 - Reviews: 26 - Favs: 34 - Follows: 42 - Updated: 11/24/2012 - Published: 3/27/2012 - Shepard (F)
Stock, Scope, and Crosshairs by Niamh St. George reviews
A series of sniper-related vignettes spanning all three games, tracking the friendship - and eventual relationship - between Garrus and Shepard.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Friendship/Romance - Chapters: 4 - Words: 45,668 - Reviews: 36 - Favs: 116 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 11/16/2012 - Published: 7/16/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Variations on a Theme, with Tank and Gunfire by servantofclio reviews
Shepard finds herself reliving the last few years, from the beacon on Eden Prime to the battle on Earth. Again, and again, and again. How much can she change? How much should she change? M for language, occasional sexual situations.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 23 - Words: 38,574 - Reviews: 245 - Favs: 411 - Follows: 121 - Updated: 9/28/2012 - Published: 9/6/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Journal of the Plague Days by servantofclio reviews
Everyday life on Omega isn't the easiest, but it can be good... until the plague hits. Female Human OC/Male Turian OC, Shepard cameo
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,311 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 37 - Follows: 7 - Published: 8/27/2012 - Shepard (F) - Complete
Aftershock by Thanatos34 reviews
Sequel to Mindgames. Shepard just wants to retire from the military and head off with Garrus for some peace and relaxation after the War. Fate has a different idea, as old enemies and new ones rise from the shadows.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Romance - Chapters: 5 - Words: 8,919 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 46 - Updated: 7/26/2012 - Published: 6/15/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Messiah by Donatien Valiarde reviews
'Before now, before death, she has never seen the stars.' Shepard comes to terms with death and with what she has done. Oneshot, FShep/Garrus.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,541 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 8 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
Amalgam by OhSoDeadly reviews
Saren believed in the superiority of flesh and blood over machine, even as he served Sovereign. The difference was slight, but it was his shield. That was before he lost his arm. One-shot.
Mass Effect - Rated: M - English - Sci-Fi/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,977 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 4 - Follows: 1 - Published: 5/13/2012 - Saren A., Sovereign - Complete
As I Wait Beyond the Traverse by Aulist reviews
Garrus never realized that he had feelings for Shepard until after her death. Two years has passed and he is given a second chance. Set from Garrus's time on Omega and onwards another take on the FemShep/Garrus relationship & romance development.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 9,105 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 10 - Follows: 14 - Updated: 5/12/2012 - Published: 4/28/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F)
One Step at a Time by tarysande reviews
Before she died, Shepard loved the stars. Not so much, anymore.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,220 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 91 - Follows: 4 - Published: 5/2/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
Releasing Control by Arthur88 reviews
Just a Collector-based drabble I wanted to get out of my head. The Collector General's perspective of the base's destruction and Harbinger's forsaking of the Collectors.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,294 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/30/2012 - Complete
Good Days by servantofclio reviews
Even happy endings have their challenges. A look at Shepard and Garrus growing old together.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,026 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 67 - Follows: 7 - Published: 4/15/2012 - Shepard (F), Garrus V. - Complete
A Day in the Life by red lilies reviews
It was a good day when Primarch Victus didn't have to deal with turian politics or Commander Shepard's antics. It was a bad day when he had one. There was no word for both.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,350 - Reviews: 23 - Favs: 70 - Follows: 5 - Published: 4/13/2012 - Shepard (F), Primarch Adrien Victus - Complete
Sign Ups and Takedowns by PartSpace reviews
Archangel was building an impressive team and putting one heck of a dent in the merc's hold on Omega. According to his contact on Illium, they were scared. Good. Let their leaders squirm a little before he takes them out. One. By. One. Language/Violence
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Crime - Chapters: 28 - Words: 40,974 - Reviews: 42 - Favs: 27 - Follows: 13 - Updated: 8/25/2011 - Published: 3/5/2011 - Garrus V. - Complete
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Ceremony of Innocence reviews
Twenty-seven years after Shepard changed the fabric of the galaxy forever, Tali must help Garrus's human daughter return to Earth in order to save the daughter of Shepard and Liara from a neo-Cerberus sect. Sequel to High Class Hostage. References to femShep/Garrus. Post-ME3 (Synthesis).
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 23 - Words: 80,408 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 85 - Follows: 49 - Updated: 11/30/2012 - Published: 10/1/2012 - Tali'Zorah, Garrus V. - Complete
Black Box reviews
Footage from the Normandy SR-1's black box is passed between several of the Citadel's shadier residents...until ending up in the talons of one particular turian.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,618 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 2 - Published: 8/2/2012 - Garrus V. - Complete
High Class Hostage reviews
After the events of ME3, Garrus Vakarian wanders Earth, lost and purposeless...until possible redemption arrives unexpectedly in the form of a human infant. Vakarian/Shepard...sort of . Also includes post-ME3 histories of Tali and Liara.
Mass Effect - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 25 - Words: 69,481 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 145 - Follows: 93 - Updated: 6/21/2012 - Published: 5/16/2012 - Garrus V., Shepard (F) - Complete
The Three Tasks of Urz, King of the Varren reviews
"Have I ever told you the story of Urz, King of the Varren?" The old krogan leaned forward on his stone seat, eyeing the group of small krogan clustered around his feet. The young ones stared up at him, their wide-set eyes glowing in anticipation.
Mass Effect - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,755 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 5 - Published: 5/22/2012 - U. Wrex - Complete