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6Taproot » by WesternLarch Commander Circe Shepard is well acquainted with death. Her life is full of death. But for Shepard, living is harder. What happens when the fight is over? Set against the backdrop of a galaxy in upheaval, 'Taproot' is an exploration of duty, change, love, and most of all, finding home. This story takes place in the 10 years after the Reaper War.
T, English, Drama & Angst, chapters: 32, words: 141k+, favs: 19, follows: 22, updated: 14h published: 11/8/2022, Garrus V., Kaidan A., Miranda L., Shepard
10Citadel News Network » by DeafeningEcho The Citadel News Network provides only the best reports on events across the galaxy, from the gleaming cities of Thessia, to the darkest corners of the Terminus Systems, to the presidium of the Citadel itself; we are there, and we bring the stories to you every day.
K, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 12, words: 1k+, favs: 6, follows: 7, updated: 18h published: 7/5
15Getting Back Up To (FTL) Speed » by MorloMagnets Rediscover the world of Mass Effect through the eyes of "Commander" Gorman, as he finds himself many light years and regular years away from home. His mind is shattered by horrific visions and the odds are against him – but determination and luck will see him assemble a ragtag crew and take the fight to this strange new galaxy. This week: The mission begins with a bang.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Parody, chapters: 28, words: 112k+, favs: 36, follows: 61, updated: 7/16 published: 10/24/2023
2Honorable Discharge » by Sheev314 An injured Shepard is finally looking to retire after a long and arduous career. However, he first needs to use up all of his accumulated shore leave to qualify. Will he be able to enjoy some quality time with Tali, or will they be interrupted by another threat? More importantly, will Shepard even be able to defend himself?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 4, words: 8k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 7/16 published: 7/10, Garrus V., U. Wrex, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
31Mass Effect Solaris: Break the wheel » by Ace gaming Humans are a bunch of overly paranoid war apes. What happens when you give these war loving apes th keys to the universe? They cause mayhem. This is my take on a more realistic progress path for Humanity, specifically based on modern prediction models. Reviews and criticisms are welcome.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 8, words: 15k+, favs: 126, follows: 213, updated: 7/16 published: 6/21, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
41Mass Effect: Book III - Cerberus Chronicles » by JShepLord A continuation of ME: Book II - The Spectre Chronicles. After waking up in a Cerberus space station, Shepard demands answers and finds out that she had died two years prior with the destruction of the Normandy. With two years of her absence, how will the galaxy react to her returning, and how will she react to what the galaxy has become?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 36, words: 280k+, favs: 47, follows: 55, updated: 7/15 published: 10/3/2021, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, Shepard
1The Reaper War » by Sonadow345 After three years of warnings and denials, the galaxy is now faced with a threat they never believed they would face: galactic genocide by centuries old, sentient machines known aptly as the Reapers. The fate of the galaxy now rests on the shoulders of Commander Kacey Shepard, a talented Commander who's career is built on performing the impossible. Retelling of ME3.
T, English, Hurt/Comfort & Romance, chapters: 22, words: 69k+, favs: 8, follows: 9, updated: 7/14 published: 6/15/2023, [Shepard, Kaidan A.] [Garrus V., Tali'Zorah]
6A War of Tragedy, A War of Sorrow: The First Contact War (Rewrite) » by DeafeningEcho A single spark, a single event, can change the lives of many and shape civilizations. From a silent Relay far from everything, to worlds only freshly known, to a grand space station that has served as the time to a million peoples across a million lifetimes, one such event was the First Contact War. [Version Two]
K, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 3, words: 6k+, favs: 11, follows: 17, updated: 7/12 published: 6/28, Admiral Hackett
Mass Effect Betrayal: Act 2- Rising Storm » by JacenAntilles Tali carries a dangerous secret that could spark rebellion. She feels trapped and alone, but now isn't the time to reveal it. Torn between loyalty and exposing Shepard's betrayal, she stands alone in the battle for truth and justice. Her actions will have far-reaching consequences, altering her destiny and the galaxy's fate.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 6, words: 18k+, favs: 4, follows: 5, updated: 7/10 published: 12/3/2023, OC, Garrus V., Shepard, Tali'Zorah
1The Scrapyard » by DeafeningEcho When I write it's common for me to trash chapters that have already been partially or fully written. this scrap yard is so you can all see my forever incomplete work, older drafts, or those I have abandoned. They are mostly not edited so expect lots of errors.
K, English, chapters: 51, words: 159k+, favs: 4, follows: 7, updated: 7/5 published: 12/12/2023
3Mass Effect Andromeda: Into The Great Unknown » by Deathzealot After taking part in the Eden Prime War as a member of Commander Shepard's Primary Combat Team and following the Commander's death Sara Elaine Ryder accepts a position in her father's Pathfinder Mission Team as part of the larger Andromeda Initiative. What awaits this veteran in the Andromeda Galaxy? That is the question. [AU][No Pairing]
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 4, words: 21k+, favs: 4, follows: 10, updated: 7/3 published: 6/20, Scott R., Sara Ryder, SAM
9The Cradle of Cosmos by Chief-smith An Asari exploration vessel, reactivated a new Mass Relay coordinates to an unexplored part at the edge of Council space. The coordinates led them away from the renowned Attican Traverse into foreign territory. Little did they know, the Relay would bring them right into the heart of a fledgling star-faring civilization… wait, a fledgling civilization?
T, English, Adventure & Humor, words: 8k+, favs: 52, follows: 69, 6/30, Shepard, Councilor Tevos, OC
1k+Interesting Times » by Zanarkand Kido Coming to terms with being reborn? Doable. Finding out you're in the Mass Effect universe? Slightly more difficult. I know I'm no soldier material but I want to do what I can to help save the galaxy. To that goal I will become one of the worst beings in human society. A businessman and politician. A SI/OC-story of a different kind.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 56, words: 274k+, favs: 4k+, follows: 5k+, updated: 6/29 published: 3/21/2020
186Starquake Saga » by YunikoYokai Endellion Shaik is struggling to answer why she is nearly 200 years in the future. In her search, she finds only promises of destruction and continuing a cycle. Determined not to fall under the same snare, she must save the galaxy from the Reapers and their sleeper agents. 6 Book saga. Book 5 ongoing. Individual blurbs on profile. Slight AU at start, extensive AU later.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 153, words: 786k+, favs: 263, follows: 276, updated: 6/26 published: 9/17/2013, Shepard, OC
The Forces That Bind Us » by Mousewithacrown The Reds, red tape, and everything in between intertwine Garrus Vakarian and Shepard in a murder investigation on the Zakera ward. Garrus is an up-and-coming officer at Citadel Security. He leads the murder investigation on Aptis Casotin. While Shepard, a former Alliance marine with ties to The Tenth Street Reds, finds herself stuck in the middle as a confidential informant.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 6/24 published: 6/13, [Shepard, Garrus V.]
Humanity: A Difficult Species by WhatAConcept humanity, united by the threat of alien life. Is it possible that humanity will stay united in their purpose of a greater humanity, or will they fall to their petty squabbles of internal divisions?
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, words: 2k+, favs: 2, follows: 2, 6/24
15Mass Effect: Interceptor 2 » by Mothbanquet Six months after the Battle of the Citadel, Arlen Kryik is a prolific but burnt-out C-Sec agent on the trail of a sadistic criminal gang leader. As his path again crosses that of C-Sec's Joint Security Task Force, who are dealing with a major terrorist threat to the Citadel, Arlen faces a race against time not only to save lives but to avoid falling prey to his own personal demons.
T, English, Adventure & Suspense, chapters: 35, words: 278k+, favs: 21, follows: 21, updated: 6/19 published: 8/8/2022, Mordin S., T. Vasir, OC, Venari Pallin
3Lost Little Lamb » by Kaida22 Shepard has finally gotten free of Cerberus, but the Illusive Man never planned to let go of her so easily. Now he holds a bargaining chip too big for Shepard to ignore, and its origins have the potential to overturn her life...again. Slight AU. Set after ME2 but before Shepard returns to Earth for court martial. Quasi-sequel to Searching for Shepard, but is a stand-alone story.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 11, words: 12k+, favs: 3, follows: 4, updated: 6/19 published: 7/27/2023, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Shepard
2Mass effect: Through the Looking-Glass (up for adoption) » by edinix In a future where humanity has mastered eezo technology and diverged from the rest of the galaxy, the United Galactic Nations (UGN) governs a vast, decentralized civilization. As they encounter the Citadel Council, historical rivalries and unique technological prowess shape their complex geopolitical landscape. More info about the story in the timeline chapter.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 17, words: 23k+, favs: 6, follows: 10, 6/18, Shepard
7One Shepard is not enough » by EclipsePheniox John Shepard has lost everything. His friends, family, home and more. Given a second chance and a mission by a Watcher, he is sent to another world to help another Shepard in her quest and to counter dark forces at work. But nothing is ever simple as more divergence events happen and more Shepards appear. Inspired by a Fistfull of Shepards
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 8, words: 26k+, favs: 21, follows: 34, updated: 6/14 published: 8/28/2023, Miranda L., Jacob T., Shepard
681Contact » by KE12 AU: Humanity failed to conquer FTL, having no Eezo in Sol, but they did manage to overcome many other technologies which have allowed them to become the masters of their solar system, but what happens when the Citadel Council stumble across them in the year 3517AD? The Citadel wants their technology and Humanity wants out of Sol, but can a deal be struck? Heavy! focus on FC aspects
K+, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 41, words: 234k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 2k+, updated: 6/13 published: 4/3/2019, [Shepard, Councilor Tevos] Benezia
Mass Effect Chronicles: Book I: The Saren Chronicles » by FeagenofLegends Commander Alexander Ramon Shepard of the Alliance military makes contact with a Prothean beacon while on a routine mission. This changes the fate of his entire life. In more ways than he will ever understand Rated T for violence, blood and swearing Pairings to be announced later.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 7, words: 30k+, favs: 2, follows: 3, updated: 6/12 published: 5/26, Garrus V., Ashley W., Tali'Zorah, Shepard
325Mass Effect: Isolation » by PoachedEgg What if humanity was diplomatically isolated from the Citadel races, left to fend for itself against the Batarians and other threats? This is an AU story of a humanity forced to struggle and fight for its place in the stars, with many points of divergence and some pretty significant changes made to the background lore. Contains violence and some mature themes.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 33, words: 143k+, favs: 882, follows: 1k+, updated: 6/11 published: 1/17/2021
45The Fourth Galactic Power » by The Real BONK'er As humanity and other Council races develop along the path set by the Reapers, a different civilization is born. Developing alongside but separately from other species, isolated from the wider galaxy. An Empire with its own FTL technology, independent of Mass Relays. What will happen if a civilization so different from others in almost every way, joins the Galactic community?
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 23, words: 209k+, favs: 160, follows: 174, updated: 6/11 published: 7/14/2021, [Garrus V., Shepard] Illusive Man, OC
8Heart to Heart » by Sonadow345 After stopping the coup attempt on the Citadel, Kaidan re-joins the crew on Normandy, with a lot of questions for Commander Kacey Shepard about her time with Cerberus. It's about time he got an explanation! A causal retelling of Mass Effect 2 and a slight AU for Mass Effect 3. KaidanXFemShepard
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 86, words: 220k+, favs: 21, follows: 21, updated: 6/11 published: 7/16/2021, [Kaidan A., Shepard] Garrus V.
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