In the year
2148, explorers on Mars discovered the remains of an ancient spacefaring
civilization. In the decades that followed, these mysterious artifacts revealed
startling new technologies, enabling travel to the furthest stars. The basis
for this incredible technology was a force that controlled the very fabric of
space and time.
They called it
the greatest discovery in human history.
civilizations of the galaxy call it...
The Aftermath Of the Reaper
Commander Shepard had accomplished
the impossible. A devastating, destructive energy blasted through every Mass
Relay from the Sol System, to the Perseus Veil, and everywhere in between. It
destroyed every synthetic life form: Reaper, geth, artificial intelligence, and
virtual. The damage was unfathomable…but it was not irreparable.
For the ten years that followed, the
galaxy repaired itself. Every species involved in the war effort continued to
band together to restore some semblance of peace and stability throughout the
It was also a time to remember those
who had fallen:
Gunnery Chief Ashley Williams of the
SSV Normandy SR1 gave her life on
Virmire, staying behind to detonate a nuke and destroy an illicit krogan
Over half of the Alliance Fifth Fleet sacrificed themselves to
save the Citadel Council during the attack by the Reaper vanguard Sovereign.
Later, half of Commander Shepard's crew was decimated by a collector attack,
amongst them, Navigator and XO Charles Pressly.
A few years later, the salarian
doctor Mordin Solus died while selflessly administering the genophage cure for
the krogan through the sabotaged Shroud on Tuchanka.
The drell assassin Thane
Krios thwarted a Cerberus assassin during the coup attempt against the Citadel
Council. Despite his weakened state due to Kepral's Syndrome, Krios staved Kai
Leng off, though mortally wounded in the fight. He died later from blood loss
and complications from his disease.
The geth platform Legion sacrificed
itself to give other geth true awareness. Unfortunately, most of the quarian
fleet was decimated by Shepard's choice to allow the geth this upgrade.
Saddened, Tali'Zorah vas Normandy prepared to throw herself off a cliff, but a
last minute effort by the commander saved her. Rannoch was still reclaimed,
even though the population suffered.
Then, at the end of all things, Shepard
discovered the catalyst within the Citadel. He chose the destruction of the
Reapers, and as a consequence, the end of all synthetic life forms. He died in
the final explosion. It was finally over. There was peace.
But like all things, peace cannot
last forever. As the galaxy struggles to rebuild their civilization, they remain
oblivious to the watchful eyes of a sinister mind. In the darkest reaches of
the galaxy, remnants of a defunct organization rise from the ashes of their
self-built pyre. Seeking to continue their founder's dreams, Cerberus has been
resurrected under new leadership and begins its new crusade.