405ME2: Getting up Again and Tales to Astonish » by axismundix After more than two years, John Shepard is resurrected to find a much changed galaxy. His crew is scattered to the winds, and he is in the hands of the terrorist organization Cerberus. And now is asked to do the impossible. Again. Meanwhile, Jane Shepard, given command of the Alliance Corsairs, is working behind the scenes to prepare for the imminent Reaper threat. Tali/Shepard Rom
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, chapters: 81, words: 321k+, favs: 144, follows: 198, updated: 4h published: 11/23/2017, [Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)] Shepard (F), Garrus V.
Palaven Shores by crazyasssoul She stares at the blade, it could be swift, easy, and no one would know, not for awhile at least. For one more day she pushes back the demons, its one more day, she can do it, can she? She has decisions to make, choices and consequences, can she make the right ones, or push the last people away and succumb to her own demons? *Chapters may get heavy with depression/suicidal thoughts
K, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 2k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 18h, [Shepard (F), Garrus V.] Primarch Adrien Victus, Solana Vakarian
4k+The Catalyst For Revenge » by Jade Tatsu Shepard chose to destroy Sovereign. The Council then declared war on the SA for that betrayal. The Humans tried to fight but it was a losing battle. Subjugation leading to extinction was not acceptable for making the hard military decision so the Humans chose another path and made a deal with the Reapers. The galaxy and the Cycle would never be the same. AU Paperwork for Ascended
T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 153, words: 1119k+, favs: 1k+, follows: 1k+, updated: 9/14 published: 10/10/2016, Ashley W., Illusive Man, Harbinger, Shepard (M)
60Fianchetto » by SomethingProfound11 Emilia Shepard wakes up missing her ship, crew and two years of her life. Stuck in an alliance with her former enemies, she struggles to deal with her own death and the mistrust of her mother and the woman she loves. But someone has to stop the Collectors, right? Novelisation of a reimagined ME2, past Ashley/Shepard.
T, English, Friendship, chapters: 17, words: 84k+, favs: 48, follows: 76, updated: 9/14 published: 1/7, [Shepard (F), Ashley W.] Garrus V., Miranda L.
About Horizon: Mass Effect » by andelind0280 We all know Shepard's side, but what about Kaidan's? Why was Horizon a burning match and kerosene instead of a happy reunion? How could he not trust her on Mars? She had turned against Cerberus and the Illusive Man. Two years is a long time. This is Kaidan's side of the story – why he made those choices and how they overcame the rift between them. Mass Effect 2-3, Shenko.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 3, words: 8k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, updated: 9/14 published: 9/1, Shepard (F), Garrus V., Kaidan A., D. Anderson
8Carpe Diem » by FivebyFive89 A series of one shots mostly about the day to day shenanigans of the Tempest crew. Expect sporadic updates and Suvi/Sara related stuff. It's all a mix of action, humour, regular interactions etc involving most chracters
T, English, Adventure, chapters: 8, words: 24k+, favs: 5, follows: 14, updated: 9/14 published: 10/26/2018, [Sara Ryder, Suvi Anwar] Cora H., Jaal aD.
Actions Have Consequences » by RPGWarrior4824 After they dealt with the Roekaar on Kadara Sara Ryder couldn't help to think that things were simply too easy. That they should have dealt with the Roekaar differently. She can't help to wonder if their actions will have lasting consequences. At first, nothing happened and everyone thought they approached the right way. But then something else happened. Was Ryder right, or is this
T, English, Adventure & Angst, chapters: 2, words: 7k+, follows: 1, updated: 9/13 published: 9/5, Sara Ryder, Reyes V.
316A House Divided Amongst Itself » by ThePilotArchangel First Contact AU! The United Confederacy explores the Orion arm of the milky way galaxy, unaware of the rest of galactic civilization. When mankind meets its first aliens, how will things unfold? How will mankind react?
T, English, chapters: 29, words: 107k+, favs: 366, follows: 540, updated: 9/13 published: 4/17, Hannah S., Rael'Zorah, OC
65Out There Saving the Galaxy » by mille libri Leaving C-Sec to join a human's ship may just be the best decision Garrus Vakarian has ever made.
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 46, words: 60k+, favs: 72, follows: 95, updated: 9/12 published: 7/12/2018, [Garrus V., Shepard (F)]
9Broker Report on the Citadel : Internal Structure and Organization » by LogicalPremise A proposal by Seven Seven. This is an in-universe document story covering the galactic history, the Citadel, C-Sec, Citadel political groups, the ministries and subcommittees, Spectres, and the Citadel Fleet. Written by the mighty Xabiar, with inputs from several members of the Editing Gang and maybe a story excerpt here and there. Most likely teen, no foul language expected.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Mystery, chapters: 2, words: 25k+, favs: 19, follows: 21, updated: 9/12 published: 9/10
6Nowhere Like Home » by Harnette Alternate universe where Scott Ryder joins up with Samantha Shepard during the events of Mass Effect 1. Blacklisted and unable to find his place in the galaxy, Scott Ryder finds a sense of belonging among the crew of the SSV Normandy. Meanwhile, Samantha Shepard struggles to reconcile the trauma of her past with the possibilities of a better future.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 7, words: 13k+, favs: 14, follows: 18, updated: 9/12 published: 8/13, Shepard (F), Scott R.
7Two Steps Towards Oblivion by Nazwin43 When signals of an unknown race reach Citadel Space, the Council leads an effort to gain enough information upon the newcomers to the galactic community. However, after much deliberation among themselves, as well as a powerful AI, they learn the fate of the galaxy is at stake, before opting to unleash a preemptive strike. Unknowingly, this was the first step to their destruction..
T, English, Sci-Fi & Suspense, words: 1k+, favs: 14, follows: 19, 9/11
7Andromeda: Foreknowledge » by DeusExfreak A prequel to "Andromeda: Alternate Beginning" based on minor changes made to the plot following reviews, a re-imagining of the Andromeda Initiative as I had originally pictured it: a desperate, daring, last ditch effort to save civilization in the face of the Reaper harvest. Constructive criticism welcome.
K+, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 12, words: 6k+, favs: 1, follows: 2, updated: 9/11 published: 6/19, Alec R.
3 Date by Mordinette When a popular multi-species restaurant, the only business on the entire Citadel that has ever refused to give Shepard a discount in exchange for her endorsement, is having a two-for-one Valentine's Day sale, Shepard asks Garrus to be her pretend date so she can finally get that rebate she's wanted for so long. Garrus agrees. It's just for pretend, right?
T, English, Romance & Humor, words: 3k+, favs: 7, follows: 1, 9/11, Shepard (F), Garrus V.
24 The STG Field Manual » by LogicalPremise The STG Field Manual details out all aspects of the STG, from its organization and structure, to weapons, mission types, report structures and more. A free-to-use resource inspired in part by Xabiar's "XCOM Files" organizational reports (which may have been inspired by the Cerberus Files, lol) and mostly a challenge to myself to see if I can organize gud or not. Some cursing.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 4, words: 26k+, favs: 29, follows: 18, updated: 9/10 published: 10/6/2018
57Effect of Immortal A self-insert story, » by CaptainRolo A self-insert/OC story, after waking up on an alien planet and having panic attacks our main character learns he is immortal and has somehow knowledge in his mind to create whatever he wants and so after years and years of building he finally goes to space to try and found his way back to Earth, unfortunately, he founds that he is not in his own universe but in Mass Effect universe
T, English, Sci-Fi & Humor, chapters: 3, words: 14k+, favs: 263, follows: 375, updated: 9/10 published: 4/26
104The Catalyst For Revenge: Extras » by Jade Tatsu Extra bits from The Catalyst For Revenge. Could be extra scenes, alternative scenes or things that are just plain weird. These are things that didn't make it into the main story but still might give someone a laugh or a smile or illustrate things in a different way. They were usually given out to readers as a chapter bonus. Enjoy. Ashley Williams: Grand Admiral, Empress, Godmother
T, English, Humor & Adventure, chapters: 25, words: 34k+, favs: 99, follows: 110, updated: 9/10 published: 9/20/2017, Ashley W., D. Anderson, Shepard (M), Councilor Quentius
25 The Soft Light Affair » by Wgreen Post ME2, Shepard's tangled love life and his past collide. Angst ensues, TaliX M Shepard, LiaraX M Shepard
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 28, words: 68k+, favs: 21, follows: 33, updated: 9/9 published: 3/1/2012, Tali'Zorah, Shepard (M)
248First Love » by DRWPJT Some people spend their whole lives searching for love, others stumble into it completely by chance. Nicola "Nikki" Shepard was devastated when her childhood sweetheart left Mindoir, but fate is a fickle creature and in the long run it was probably for the best. Starting with brief snapshots on Mindoir and other events pre-ME1 then hopefully continuing throughout the trilogy. F/F
T, English, Romance, chapters: 85, words: 237k+, favs: 172, follows: 244, updated: 9/9 published: 6/20/2016, [Shepard (F), OC]
9The kid of the Normandy » by Titanwarrior1933 On her mission to stop Saren, Commander Shepard encounter an abnomally that will be something not even with all her training could prepare her for. Dealing with a well mannered and kind 11 year old boy from the 21th century who became the most powerfull biotic in the galaxy, in a ship full of the weirdest crew the galaxy has seen. Expect a bit of dark themes and many shenanigans.
T, English, Adventure & Humor, chapters: 5, words: 15k+, favs: 27, follows: 55, updated: 9/9 published: 5/9, Shepard (F), OC
3The Unknown Book: 1 » by xMajesticWriterx Gamma River. A young girl from the colony of Horizon, her life was just normal with her parents until the Reapers attacked the colony. Waking up on the citadel, confused and alone, can the help of commander Shepards crew help her find her parents and can Gemma be helped to realise she's a lot more powerful then she ever knew. *Disclaimer: Bioware own all rights*
T, English, Romance & Adventure, chapters: 11, words: 27k+, favs: 3, follows: 7, updated: 9/8 published: 7/7, Shepard (F), Kaidan A., Admiral Hackett, Garrus V.
60Mass Effect: Book II - The Spectre Chronicles » by Shepard's Lore Book II of my overall Mass Effect novelization. Having been pulled from her duty station on Luna, Commander Jane Shepard is drafted aboard the SSV Normandy SR1 for a mission that was supposed to be an easy covert pick up on the surface of Eden Prime. But what she finds on the surface will not only change her life, but the lives of everyone in the galaxy.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 41, words: 284k+, favs: 37, follows: 52, updated: 9/7 published: 1/3/2018, Garrus V., Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah
2k+Mass Effect: Newton's Third Law » by Raven Studios The Reapers have arrived. The war has begun, and already the galaxy crumbles. Reunited with old friends, aided by new allies, Shepard finally finds herself face-to-face the enemies she's dreaded for years...while keeping Cerberus at bay with one hand. (Cover images all belong to Bioware. As with Mass Effect itself, I'm just borrowing them and giving credit where it's due.)
T, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 436, words: 438k+, favs: 76, follows: 104, updated: 9/7 published: 9/30/2017, [Shepard (F), Kaidan A.] Garrus V., Shepard (M)
1Never Leave Me » by Kachimoochi An interpretation of the Netflix miniseries River in Mass Effect format. A detective for the CLED had a hidden love for his partner, although it is much too late, he still continues to love her. He now must traverse the world of law enforcement on The Citadel, while coming to terms with the woman he loves. M Human X F Turian
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 8, words: 20k+, favs: 4, follows: 7, updated: 9/7 published: 6/3, OC
7United We Stand, Divided We Fall » by crappyfriend Humanity has long thought of themselves as the only intelligent species left in the galaxy. With the only knowledge that we have of aliens existing being the ruins and clues that they left behind. Today humanity is threatened by an enemy that met our wish of coexistence with death and destruction. We will have to unite if we expect to defeat this threat or hope will soon be lost.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Drama, chapters: 3, words: 4k+, favs: 28, follows: 48, updated: 9/7 published: 8/28, Rael'Zorah