Trash Panda Trauma by ChimeraArts A friend had a financially horrid experience caused by a raccoon and a group of us discussed the fact that 'the raccoon did it' is a ridiculous explanation for a lot of damage. The conclusion was 'I should have hit the trash panda,' and I thought this would make an amazing pair of lines for a prompt. SO here goes!
T, English, Humor & Romance, words: 1k+, favs: 1, follows: 1, 3/10, Garrus V., Shepard
Of Death and Friendship by RachelItIs (Femshep) Garrus is concerned about his closest friend when she refuses to allow anyone to be present for the addition of a new name to the memorial board.
T, English, Angst & Friendship, words: 2k+, favs: 2, 3/9, [Shepard, Thane K.] Garrus V.
Have Hope by DeusVult47000 Shepard always loved Liara, since the beginning, but never told her anything. After the fall of Thessia and seeing Liara suffering like that, the Commander can't deny his feelings for the Shadow Broker anymore.
K, English, Romance & Hurt/Comfort, words: 747, favs: 3, 3/9, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
76Envirosuits and Doobies » by SympathyForTheQuarians After being exiled from known space following a disastrous failed colonization attempt, the Migrant Fleet makes First Contact with Earth in 1968. Chaos ensues. AU Historical First Contact, Humans/Quarians.
T, English, Humor & Drama, chapters: 17, words: 43k+, favs: 269, follows: 350, updated: 3/7 published: 5/17/2019
14The Way Up » by barbex The history of the quarians, according to my headcanon. How did they end up in those suits, why do their eyes glow? After the end of the Reaper War, Tali discovers secrets on Rannoch and asks Liara for help. Tali and Liara as history nerds and many original quarian characters. This is a story of adventure and discovery, a look into quarian history. Deviates very much from canon.
K+, English, Adventure & Drama, chapters: 14, words: 60k+, favs: 23, follows: 34, updated: 3/6 published: 3/30/2014, Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, OC
31 Mass Effect: Scions Of Nemesis » by Clockwork Dragonfly In the year 2110 PN(pre nemesis) the once thought mythical star of Nemesis returned and was revealed to be a small black hole heading directly towards the sun. In reaction humanity quickly built underground cities while some looked to Mars to do the same, here however they would find mass effect and eventually the reapers would know fear as their cycle falls apart before them.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 10, words: 22k+, favs: 52, follows: 68, updated: 3/6 published: 2/12
1Waiting Between Worlds » by ThatWildWolf As we all know, the ending of ME3 majorly sucked. And so I have decided to write myself a good one—without the Catalyst AI at all, keeping with the tone of the Citadel DLC. This piece shows Commander Shepard recovering from her injuries after the events of Mass Effect 3. Includes some Post-Coma!Shepard and lots of Shakarian. This story is parallel to my fanart series on tumblr.
T, English, Family & Hurt/Comfort, chapters: 8, words: 18k+, favs: 17, follows: 21, updated: 3/5 published: 5/29/2020, [Shepard, Garrus V.] Tali'Zorah, Hannah S.
Waking up Shepard by Winsome248 A day in the life of the T'Soni-Shepard children. Post ME short story evolved in the relationship of John Shepard and Liara T'Soni. Enjoy, I hope you like it :)
T, English, words: 1k+, 3/4, Liara T'Soni, Shepard
122Mass Effect: Where Angels Fear » by Suffering Soldier All who step into war are tested. Those who emerge are changed. Those who do not are consumed. Amidst this hellish crucible, a young man is torn from the life he knows and finds himself amongst a new band of brothers on the crew of humanity's first Spectre. But with time against them, success is uncertain and survival is not assured. Rated for language and violence.
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, chapters: 27, words: 159k+, favs: 293, follows: 446, updated: 3/4 published: 1/1/2013, J. Garson, Liara T'Soni, Tali'Zorah, OC
Venusberg by EnricoDandolo It is the day of their departure, and Sara wakes up doubting the wisdom of their choices. [Rydercest]
T, English, Romance & Angst, words: 2k+, follows: 2, 3/4, [Sara Ryder, Scott R.]
46All I Ever Wanted » by Celtic Knot [The Paths We Are Given, Part 4] The Reapers have been destroyed, and by some miracle, Rhiannon Shepard has survived. Now begins the work of rebuilding shattered lives as she and Kolyat lean on each other for support. But when an assassination attempt leaves Shepard once again fighting for her life, Kolyat must decide how like—or unlike—his father he really is.
T, English, Angst & Family, chapters: 15, words: 33k+, favs: 13, follows: 21, updated: 3/3 published: 2/25/2018, Kolyat K., Shepard, OC
1 Mass Effect Rewrite by ThrowingIdeasAtTheWall Basic Mass Effect Rewrite
K+, English, words: 714, 3/2
1 Respite by EvanescingSky Shepard pays Thane a visit, but her exhaustion weighs on her.
K, English, Romance & Angst, words: 567, 2/28, [Thane K., Shepard]
2Character Reference - Chronicles of Samantha Shepard » by Desert Sunrise With the number of OCs growing as the story continues, a number of readers have asked for this, so we decided this could be a useful (and maybe necessary) tool to help keep track of them all. We'll continue to update this as required, and if you happen to find any characters we have forgotten to list, please comment on it, and we'll get them added! Hope it answers the mail!
K, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 3, words: 3k+, favs: 12, follows: 8, updated: 2/27 published: 5/25/2018
194The Song of The Red Eagle » by KanisRussell Mads Aleksandrovich Romanov was nothing but a soldier serving a cause of which he could not understand when the unforeseen happened. He was declared dead, but secretly admitted to a project that would send him long into the future. Now his life seems more like a sci fi movie. The story takes place over all three games. (Early chapters under going re-write)
T, English, Adventure & Romance, chapters: 73, words: 372k+, favs: 332, follows: 388, updated: 2/25 published: 6/17/2017, [Tali'Zorah, OC] Garrus V., Liara T'Soni
8Steadfast as the Bright Star » by GossamerComet Alejandra Shepherd is many things: talented smuggler, charming rogue, excellent shot - even a decent bodyguard and escort, if the money is right. But a hero? Trade her freedom for sacrifice and (maybe) glory? No, thanks. However, when her path crosses with that of the SSV Normandy, Aleja is drawn into a conflict much bigger than herself.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Romance, chapters: 5, words: 30k+, favs: 16, follows: 23, updated: 2/22 published: 9/16/2020, [Shepard, Kaidan A.] Garrus V., Ashley W.
1Another Time, Another Life » by TheDiamondTyrant Shepard survives, and decides he wants to be a little selfish for once and pursue the one thing he really wants. A Family.
T, English, Romance, chapters: 3, words: 11k+, favs: 8, follows: 18, updated: 2/22 published: 2/6, [Shepard, Samara] U. Grunt, Falere
8Saving The Day » by under0 After they failed at repairing their relationship, Liara returned to Illium, hoping that some space and time will help Shepard figure out what she wants in life. But when Liara is kidnapped, Shepard is forced to set her priorities straight as she rushes to save her friend. Maybe Shepard isn't sure what she wants, but she is certain who she needs by her side.
T, English, Romance & Drama, chapters: 10, words: 40k+, favs: 18, follows: 25, updated: 2/21 published: 4/28/2018, [Shepard, Liara T'Soni] Feron, Aethyta
452The Pinnacle of Evolution » by swrWriter "Synthesis is the final evolution of all life." That's what the Catalyst claims, but it's really not all that it's cracked up to be. After being forced into this 'evolution', Jordan Sower ends up in Mass Effect with two purposes: Save the Galaxy and Synthesize all life. But he doesn't take orders from the Catalyst! Follow Jordan as he tries to change things for the better. Maybe.
T, English, Adventure & Friendship, chapters: 54, words: 348k+, favs: 751, follows: 915, updated: 2/19 published: 7/4/2018, [T. Vasir, OC] Shepard, Catalyst
2The Tragedy of Tela Vasir by swrWriter Tela Vasir: Corrupt Spectre working for the Shadow Broker. The real question is, why is she like this? How could an esteemed Spectre fall so far from grace? Well, that's a long story, starting with her first mission after her induction into the Spectres. Read on about her story, involving the Broker, the Vorcha homeworld, a rouge STG agent, and the infamous Uplifting Protocol.
T, English, Sci-Fi & Adventure, words: 3k+, favs: 4, follows: 3, 2/18, Aria T'Loak, Councilor Tevos, T. Vasir, OC
2k+ Transcendent Humanity » by Solaris242 Humanity never developed FTL. The Prothean archives contained no technology, no Element Zero, just a warning. Isolated from the rest of the galaxy for two thousand years, restricted to their only system, how will humanity have changed when they first meet the Turians? AU, alternate history of humanity and First Contact.
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 27, words: 79k+, favs: 7k+, follows: 8k+, updated: 2/16 published: 5/7/2013
Mass Effect Unity by Tales of Fox This story follows the life of Eudo Baptiste (OC) as he helps find a new alien race, and works to prove himself worthy to follow the legend of the great Commander Shepard. (Warning for spoilers, violence, and language)
T, English, Adventure & Sci-Fi, words: 1k+, follows: 1, 2/14
1 Interface by hanktalkin I'm the God-Emperor of the Universe, and this is my Favorite Store on the Citadel!
K+, English, Sci-Fi, words: 3k+, 2/13, Harbinger, Clone Shepard
7Mass Effect Alternate Universe Anthology » by ThePilotArchangel An infinite number of Universes means an Infinite number of possibilities. This Fic is a collection of short stories set in Alternate Universes; uploaded out of order but clearly labeled and easy to follow. Majority will be set firmly in Mass Effect, but some may have small X-Overs with other series. (Image not owned, updates irregularly.)
T, English, Sci-Fi, chapters: 5, words: 37k+, favs: 20, follows: 25, updated: 2/12 published: 2/4, Garrus V., Tali'Zorah, Shepard, OC
1 Parthenogenetic by hanktalkin The tank is stored on Lazarus station instead of Minuteman. Shepard stumbles, fumbles, bumbles into a clone pod. Shenanigans ensue.
K+, English, Family & Mystery, words: 6k+, favs: 4, follows: 3, 2/12, Miranda L., Shepard, Clone Shepard