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Riley Jane Shepard was the oldest daughter of the family, and she lived happily with her parents and younger sister on the small colony planet Mindoir, on the edge of human occupied space. She had everything she could ever have dreamed of, but all of that changed when slavers attacked.

Rainbow Prism, father of Rainbow Dash, had dreamed of being a Wonderbolt since he was a foal, and he was proud to announce to the world that he had achieved that dream at such a young age. Happily married to the beautiful Firefly and with a devoted fan and admirer in his young daughter Rainbow Dash, Prism could not have dreamed of his life ever going better.

Neither realized how quickly their lives could change. Neither realized the blessings that could come from such a tragedy.

Neither realized that the coming years would shape the savior of the galaxy.

A Mass Effect/MLP:FiM Crossover, the First Story in the First Meetings Universe

1. Mass Effect: Shepard and the Rainbows
2. Mass Effect: Shattered Record, Broken Wings
3. Mass Effect: Gathering Storm (Mass Effect One)
4. Mass Effect: One Wrong Step (Equestria Girls Side Story)
5. Mass Effect: Harmony Lost
6. Mass Effect: Fight for the Lost (Mass Effect Two)
7. Mass Effect: The Darkness Breached (Mass Effect Three)
A. Mass Effect: Side Stories

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.


Featured 9/11/2014

Chapters (23)
Comments ( 482 )

What do I tough? I love it!
the idea of Luna having a baby is good because only that could have stop her from her "i'm nightmare moon, fear me!" trip. At first I tough you were going to do a " Twilight is Luna's daughter somehow" kind of plot, guess i was wrong.

Ri2

…Oh, wow. Nice going, Luna. You are WORST PRINCESS.
Not that there was ever any doubt.

Ri2

The Wonderbolts are actually effective? This really IS an AU!
And Prism just got his new daughter. Yay!

4985983 Well, he hugged her. It's not quite that easy. :fluttercry:

Ri2

4986417 Right, right, he has to fill out all the adoption paperwork and stuff first.

WAIT A MINUTE!
I just realise that Rilley IS Shepard! God am I slow!

4986789 First name Riley, middle name Jane!

Wait a sec...

How can this story be a sequel to Mass Effect: Shattered Record, Broken Wings, when that story is also a sequel to this story?

:unsuresweetie:

4987590 My bad. :trixieshiftleft::trixieshiftright: Was trying to see if I could make it say Prequel in the top part. Still figuring everything out here!:scootangel:

Fixed... I think.

4987590 Shattered Record, Broken Wings is a side story that just so happened to complete first before I even began writing anything else. Shepard and the Rainbows is the first story in the chronology and the beginning of all of the actual events in this universe. I hope that clears it up for you!

Will Rainbow Dash be beating anybody up in this story?

4987759 Why do you ask?:rainbowderp:

She's like... six years old.

I think that this is a great story I loved it and can't wait for the next chapter :pinkiehappy:

4987764 I like to see ponies fight, and Rainbow Dash is my favorite character.

She's like... six years old.

She is? ...I think I'm missing something here... ...But then again I haven't read the story yet. ...Does this mean that she's not going to be beating anybody up? Will this at least have fights in it?

4988566 This story takes place about twelve years before Shattered Record, Broken Wings, so all of the Mane 6 are about 4-8 years old.

4987764 6 year-olds are a force to be reckoned with!

Well shit, this is probably the furriest opening to a story that I've ever seen.

Will there be Changelings in this story and if so will they be good guys alongside the other races

Damn it i cant decide whether to start with the prequel and then go to the other story or finish the other one first since its completed. Such a dilemma! :raritydespair:

4989389 Well, this story is going to take awhile, so if you really want to get started... Just be aware, the other story contains SPOILERS:pinkiegasp: for this story, though they are incredibly light.

The ending has to be better than the actual Mass Effect 3 ending

Ri2

Oh my. Discord, what are you up to?

So I assume Prism is going to adopt Shepard then. Well that would presumably, assuming his request gets through his wife and the SA bureaucracy, require his family to move to a new house on the ground. I smell a possible early point of conflict between Dash, who's going to get ripped away from all her friends (Presumably the filly DOES have more then just Fluttershy at this point in time), all because her dad adopted some weird alien orphan (And Dash is a single child, so enjoy all that 'new baby' angst), and Shepard, who's just had her entire world destroyed, burned down, and then blasted into ash, and who got adopted by someone she's known for a grand total of maybe an hour at this point, then dragged off to a strange world. At any rate I would assume Omnitools are something that are given to children at a young age, so Shepard won't have to deal with a language barrier at least.

Also I assume there's some reason discord doesn't simply snap his talons and erase the Reapers from existence, even if it's only "That wouldn't be a challenge", or "That's against the rules of the Game."

4987764

True, though by the first game Dash will be about 19 years old, if my math is right. Assuming ponies mature at about the same rate as Humans, she could easily make it onto the Normandy with her big sis after graduating boot camp, especially if she joins the service a year early or so by lying about her age to the recruiters.

4996212 You are completely correct about that!

4996037 That's just uncalled for. :fluttercry:

4996669

Yeah, I'm guessing that Shepard joins SOME military right out of High School (Either the SA marines, given that she'd still be a citizen, or whatever Equestria has for a military beyond the Wonderbolts), so Rainbow will be growing up with a steady stream of visits from Big Sister on leave, feeding her war stories and the like. Especially if you end up going the War Hero route, that's the kind of thing Rainbow would absolutely eat up and then ask for seconds. And as Dash was already pretty inclined to a military career in canon those would be the kind of things that would push her over into signing up, if we pretend for a moment that the Wonderbolts are actually a military unit on the show. Instead of the corrupt and ineffective flight team riding on the current of their glory days and their predecessors who actually were that good that they actually are. Plus without the whole NMM thing, she's not going to have the elements of harmony holding her back in Ponyville or wherever.

4997106 Yeah, the Wonderbolts are almost a complete 180 from canon. They were one of the only legitimate military forces Equestria had to offer so Celestia adapted them as necessary for actual warfare. I think they proved their worth on Mindoir. :rainbowdetermined2:

4997116

Out of curiosity, what class would this Shepard be?

4997143 I always took classes as more of a game mechanic than an actuality of the universe. As an N7 soldier, Shepard should actually have quite a few of the skills from all of the classes (some depending on whether or not they are a biotic). So, she's a spec-ops soldier trained to fight in zero-g and work behind enemy lines against horrible odds and come out successful... Take that as you will.

Short but sweet. I loved it! :D

I think that with the personnality we usualy associate Shepard with, she will go just fine with rainbow dash

4999994 I think that if Shepard and Rainbow Dash are sisters, the insurance companies will have to classify their sibling rivalry as an 'act of God' to stay in the black.

Also, minor nitpick, but it's "perform", not "preform".

Well, the propety damage may increase expedution, but at least it will be awasome.

Though on a unrealted figure, are we going to see qurians on Equestria. With a place known to be tolerant, woulnd't it make sense that they a few go their for their pilgrimages, if not possibly setting up permament stay on the planet. It would be great if Twilight's best freind outside of Rainbow Dash is Tali.

Ri2

Firefly writes Daring Do? Then what of the real Daring?
Ms. Hall crashed into the sphere? Who is 'Ms. Hall' and why did she crash?
Rainbow is adorable.
Two one-way tickets? What, isn't she planning on, you know, coming back to Equestria?

5002554 You shall see about Daring Doo. On the matter of the tickets, its more of a I don't know how long we'll be gone, so I can't buy the return ones yet.

As for Hall, you shall see later in the story. It will be explained.

Sounds like you have equestria in a dyson sphere for this story.

Ri2

Poor Firefly. Little Rainbow's a hoof full.
I…have never seen a female Turian before. Huh. Seems like a cute couple.

It's still "perform", not "preform", but aside from that, I loved the meeting of Firefly and RD with everyone's favorite grumpy bartender.

Not sure I entirely like Firefly being the author of Daring Do, though. It just makes it seem odd that Dash would be so resistant to getting into the series at first. Plus, with them not being autobiographies, that probably means no Ahuizotl unearthing an ancient spaceship with the power to RULE THE GALAXYYYYY! And that just seems like a missed opportunity for epic hamminess to me. :twilightsheepish:

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