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This story is a sequel to Mass Effect: Shattered Record, Broken Wings

When a Prothean Beacon is unearthed on Eden Prime, Commander Shepard and Flying Officer Rainbow Dash are sent to oversee its transfer to the Citadel. That simple mission spirals quickly out of control when they find the colony planet in ruins and a vision of death and destruction awaiting them. When the rogue Turian SPECTRE, Saren Arterius, tries to kill them, a galactic manhunt begins to bring him to justice. What they uncover during the search will shake the galaxy to its core. It is just the beginning, and a storm is gathering.

Special Thanks to Markotonc for the cover art, and Dorath for the support on Patreon!

Featured February 18, 2015!

A Mass Effect/MLP:FiM Crossover, the Third 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

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

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

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.

Chapters (46)
Comments ( 1509 )

I only have one thing to say to this:

And so... it has begun. Prepare for Sovereign.

5626519 This is it boys. Lock and load. Once it starts we are NOT stopping until the ride reaches it's end.

Arm yourselves! Prepare for the fight of your life! The fight to protect life!
For our existence! For our love ones!
For our motherlands! Charge!

Ohh all mysterious.

Did you mean 'sister' instead of 'mother' when Luna opened Celestia's balcony doors? You could have some weird Greek god thing going on where they are both a mother to another god and a sister but more likely it is a typo.

5626754 Yeah, that was typo. No, Celestia is not Luna's mother.

That would be weird...

Prepare for the hour of Ascension!


(Or at least Twilight's!)

Dear Sir or Madam. You are being Upvoted! :pinkiehappy:

Hey, Meluch, I think it would really help the coming story make sense if you included why two sisters (Riley and Rainbow, not Luna and Celestia), almost ten years apart, are in the SAME UNIT. Also, there is no way that Riley would have been able to have military training on Equestria.

5627107 Already taken care of. It is going to be a part of the story. A major part of the story actually. It won't be addressed in Chapter One (slightly hinted at), or Chapters Two, Three, or Four, but definitely Six. It is one of the first major changes to the ME universe, and a good reason for why two sisters would be paired together. They also aren't in the same unit.

Also, Riley was not trained on Equestria. She is an N7 operator who happens to have dual citizenship.

Welp, only took me six hours to catch up after discovering this series. :pinkiehappy:

By jove it appears a rather powerful vision has captured your attention. I am eager to see where it leads.

There are a few feels in this chapter.i can't wait to see how Presley and other members of the crew are, like Adams or joker.

Keep up the great work!

Teh feels they are everywhere.

Damn, I still have to read last chapter of rainbows, and you already have two chapters here... Why do I have so little time to read? and why is that so many people decided to update recently.

5628451 :derpytongue2: And I also have the next two chapters scripted out! Too much to read is better than a complete lack of updates in my opinion. I'm glad you like my story!

Great chapter. I love what you did with scootaloo. I'm guessing it will be answered later but what's Shepard's war background (hero, lone survivor, or ruthless)?

"We'll try not to get stuck in any battles that'll get our names on every news network across the galaxy." Rainbow grinned sheepishly. "Again, I mean.”

If only they knew.

are you planning on having shepard romance anyone like liara or whoever else

5628516 Chapter five will answer your question. :pinkiegasp:

5628526 Right on the money, actually. I don't like just saying it, so I'll spoiler it. Not that it's really a spoiler. It's in the description on fanfiction.net

I just watched the entire playthrough of mass effect 3...almost all over 180 videos of it...in 3 days.
And got the general idea of how each characters and ships are like because I don't know much about Mass Effect universe beside someone name Sheperd is the main protagonist and fighting some sort of machine. And said protagonist can be aromance or F**k anything sapient, depending on the player.
I'm somewhat excited for how you will take this story.
Good luck, commander.

Hoping that when we see the Normandy, she actually has some Equestrian based technology on her, given how she now seems to be a Human/Turian/Pony joint project. You could solve so many of the problems facing a warship in general and the Normandy-class in particular with a couple carefully chosen enchantments.

5628869 That's commitment. I would have recommended watching ME1 videos, but Mass Effect 3 would certainly give a lot of context to the universe itself. :rainbowderp:

And so Riley Shepard and Rainbow Dash strike out, not knowing that they are headed not for Arcturus Station, but into legend.

5627869 I understood that Riley wasn't trained on Equestria, but thank you for the clarification. :D

she had born with pride

"Borne" is what you want here

and it allowed her directly influence

This one was at the wraparound to a new line so it's a little harder to catch

Great start. Looking forward to seeing how the Equestrians are integrated into the Alliance military. One thing comes to mind with the Equestrian technologies and the Princess' attitude to protecting her little ponies as shown in the Octavia/Vinyl story with the negotiation of the dreadnaught numbers, how will this translate to the equipment and ship Shepard and RD gets.

To quote Rainbow "This is going to be so awesome.":rainbowkiss:

So it begins...The origin of interplantary friendship cannon.

5629139 why do I get the destinct feeling I should be playing "N7 with pride" by Borderline Disaster right now?

It's gonna be interesting seeing where you go with the elements of harmony. Will we finally get more of the mane six next chapter?

5634432: The Council is going to shit a brick when they hear about the Elements.

The ship is ... pretty good actually, it seem natural, I admit I was scared that it drive me away from the story, but I like it ! Well Done.

5628528 I just finished Shattered Record, Broken Wings, and after reading the Epilogue I feel stupid for asking that question.

5637759 I... :facehoof:... Please excuse me while I go work some stuff out in the next few chapters.


No, wait! I can work with this. :pinkiegasp:

5636782 The Council will most definitely goes into chaos from hearing of those cute little gem stones...:D
Aside from human for whatever reason...Because it seem the human-pony relationship seem that much closer than the rest...

OH...... um..... yeah about that Nirali. See..... I don't think you WILL.

5640430 Oh I do to... that's what makes this worse.

Hold on to your flanks, colts and fillies, this ride is going to get bumpy.

5640506 Shit, I know... I'll erase it and try again

5640518 I raise you that and give you a song that may be Mass Effect 4's credit song.

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