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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.

The Starheld Compendium » by TSarr A set of short stories following the characters from the Red Moon Collection series. Each story sets one of the characters as the protagonist to flesh out defining moments in their past, present or even future.
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 4, words: 15k+, favs: 3, follows: 3, updated: 6/28/2015 published: 5/13/2015
5The Red Moon Collection - 5 - The Empty Night » by TSarr The galaxy has been thrust into conflict and chaos. Will, Eleena, and the rest of their crew will fight to see themselves through the Reaper War... no matter how slim the odds. /Volume 5 of the Red Moon Collection\
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 49, words: 218k+, favs: 13, follows: 14, updated: 6/13/2019 published: 1/1/2015
11 The Red Moon Collection - 4 - Fragments and Ire » by TSarr For the first time in years, William Hume is lost. But if there's anything the Terminus Systems can force you to learn, it's how to pull yourself back together or die trying. /Volume 4 of the Red Moon Collection\
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 39, words: 179k+, favs: 19, follows: 14, updated: 11/6/2014 published: 11/4/2013, OC
7 The Red Moon Collection - 3 - A Hunt and a Kill » by TSarr Sometimes the galaxy changes fast. For better or for worse, the crew of the MSV Hyperion changes with it. /Volume 3 of the Red Moon Collection\
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 25, words: 106k+, favs: 20, follows: 15, updated: 10/9/2013 published: 4/29/2013, OC
18 The Red Moon Collection - 1 - Starside » by TSarr A transport crew finds themselves entangled in a deadly machination in the depths of the Terminus Systems that forces them to fight for answers and their lives. This story contains a large cast of all original characters and takes place a few years before the events of Mass Effect. Hope you enjoy! T for violence and language. /Volume 1 of the Red Moon Collection\
Mass Effect, T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 20, words: 76k+, favs: 45, follows: 29, updated: 11/25/2012 published: 8/30/2012, OC
190 A Matter Of Race And Character » by Xeno Sapian 2183 - Before Mass Effect, before the Battle of the Citadel, Gabby and Ken were part of an exchange program with the Turian Fleet. Join our intrepid engineers and a full cast of OC turians, asari, salarians, and a krogan, as they face adventure, romance, lethal enemies, and boogying aliens. Content warning: includes violence, swearing, nudity and moderate sex. Complete.
Mass Effect, T, English, Humor & Romance, chapters: 42, words: 211k+, favs: 239, follows: 196, updated: 9/24/2014 published: 10/11/2012, [Ken D., OC] Gabby D.
21Blue Social » by EarthScorpion 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, T, English, Crime & Sci-Fi, chapters: 8, words: 26k+, favs: 40, follows: 48, updated: 11/26/2014 published: 7/25/2012
164 Special Ops: Susan Rizzi and the N7's » by cswang 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, T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 53, words: 291k+, favs: 84, follows: 71, updated: 5/11/2014 published: 7/21/2013
4 Compound Interest by thebluninja 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, K+, English, Adventure & Humor, words: 2k+, favs: 32, follows: 9, 1/29/2014
18 Huntress by Kendoka Girl Two asari huntresses defend the landing zone as the planet Cyone is invaded by Reapers. Inspired by a multiplayer gold Reaper match.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, words: 1k+, favs: 10, 1/5/2013
Pandora Company » 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, T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 5, words: 6k+, favs: 5, follows: 4, updated: 2/19/2014 published: 1/19/2014, OC
4Sideways to Zero » by davidnm2007 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, T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 3, words: 21k+, favs: 9, follows: 11, updated: 12/26/2013 published: 2/8/2013
7For Courage, Duty, and Honor » by BlackBox Inc 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, T, English, chapters: 8, words: 48k+, favs: 11, follows: 10, updated: 11/2/2012 published: 8/7/2012
Mass Effect: Confirmation by NotCras 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, T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, words: 4k+, 3/30/2012
8 ME Legends: The Silent Step by KFish1 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, T, English, Sci-Fi, words: 1k+, favs: 20, follows: 3, 6/5/2012, Councilor Esheel
149 Mass Effect: Interceptor » by Mothbanquet 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, T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 44, words: 316k+, favs: 75, follows: 48, updated: 12/3/2012 published: 4/22/2011, Garrus V., Nihlus K., Primarch Adrien Victus, OC
82 In Times of War » by MLGumm ...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, T, English, Friendship & Family, chapters: 29, words: 26k+, favs: 69, follows: 57, updated: 5/9/2012 published: 3/14/2012
1The Young Blood Herald » by Sasquatch097 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, T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 2, words: 1k+, follows: 1, updated: 4/15/2012 published: 4/3/2012, Morinth, U. Grunt
1 Find Comfort in the Homeworld's Skies by Morrigain Sangre "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, K+, English, Drama & Tragedy, words: 2k+, favs: 5, 3/26/2012
99Survivors » by dragondrewversion2 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, T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 27, words: 128k+, favs: 100, follows: 99, updated: 2/11/2013 published: 9/15/2011
5 Tevak'Semis: The Pilgrimage » by Dr Death DST 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, T, English, chapters: 6, words: 10k+, favs: 7, follows: 2, updated: 4/28/2012 published: 2/25/2012
243The Day the Arms Closed » by My Nips Hurt 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, T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 14, words: 38k+, favs: 547, follows: 632, updated: 8/10/2019 published: 6/21/2011
4 Contact by Knightfall1138 Downloaded from an Omega maintenance terminal within the residential quarantine zone.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi, words: 1k+, favs: 5, follows: 1, 6/1/2011
2 Covert Ops by Exilo 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, T, English, words: 4k+, favs: 4, 5/17/2011
8 Spore Generation by Syroc A short story. Something stirs on Feros, something that may alter the human race forever.
Mass Effect, T, English, Sci-Fi, words: 6k+, favs: 8, follows: 5, 2/26/2011
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