He is a graduate of the Systems Alliance N7 special forces program, and is initially assigned to the SSV Normandy as Executive Officer. Shepard later becomes the first human to join the Spectres, an elite special task force for the Citadel Council in order to track down another membr of the organization gone rogue- a turian terrorist named Saren Arterius. Saren commanded an army of synthetics, called the Geth, and funded multiple projects to cure the Krogan genophage in order to turn the species into a glorified slave race. Shepard was forced to quickly build a team to stop Saren's forces throughout the galaxy- stopping the mind-control of the Thorian on the Feros colony, rescuing Liara T'Soni from the Geth in the Artimis Tau Cluster and stopping her mother and Saren's right-hand woman Matriarch Benezia on Noveria. Shepard discovered that Saren was only a puppet of an ancient genocidal machine-race known as the Reapers. The vanguard of the Reapers, Sovereign, was pretending to be Saren's ship as he indoctrinated the turian and planned to bring about his fellow Reapers, but his plans were stopped by Shepard, who's actions resulted in the deaths of both Soverign and Saren.
After that, Shepard was ambushed by the Collectors, who destroyed his original ship, the Normandy, and killed him- forcing the pro-human terrorist organization Cerberus to bring him back to life using the Lazarus Project. Leading a Cerberus-funded suicide mission, Shepard put together an elite strike force to cross through the Omega-4 Relay, an act no ship had ever returned from, to destory the Collector Base and stop the Reapers once again- an act the Commander succeeded in. When the Reapers threatened to once more invade the galaxy, Shepard was able to slow them down substantially by ramming a massive asteroid into the Alpha Mass Relay they were going to use- at the cost of 300,000 innocent lives. When the Reapers did manage to begin their invasion, Shepard was forced to abandon Earth to assemble all the races and factions in the galaxy under a single banner before leading them on an assault to stop the Reaper threat once and for all.
Battle vs. Marcus Fenix (by Arrow7000)Edit
“You can’t trust Cerberus, sergeant, trust me I know.” Shepard turned around and approached Marcus; their conversation was not going well.
“You say that, but I’m not fucking hearing a better solution” Marcus replied, becoming increasingly aggravated.
“The Alliance can help. They’ll be here soon,” the commander tried to assure him, “I know it seems like a longshot, but Cerberus cannot be an option.” Marcus shook his head; he’d been down this road before.
“Cerberus is our BEST option! The Alliance can’t get their heads out of their asses long enough to help and even if they could by the time troops and supplies reached Sera it would be too late” Marcus bellowed. Shepard walked a bit down the battlefield. Bodies lay scattered about between different stone barriers and walls. If he couldn’t convince Marcus not to send a reply to Cerberus’s offer to help Sera in their conflict, Cerberus’s hold in this region would be near complete. The planet was also too far out of the Alliance’s reach to retake. Cerberus would gain a tight hold and near permanent control in the region. Calming down Marcus continued, “Commander, Cerberus can help and I’m certainly not going to stop them.” He turned toward the path leading to the nearby comm. station.
“I’m afraid I can’t let you do that, if Cerberus takes this planet we may never regain this cluster” Shepard said as he equipped his katana shotgun. Instinctively Marcus drew his Lancer assault rifle.
“It has to be done and you’re not going to stop me” he replied. Marcus fired the first shot, pouring rounds from his lancer into Shepard’s kinetic barriers bringing them down by half. Shepard immediately darted backwards, rolling into cover behind a large stone. Marcus had yet to retreat to a safe location and Shepard took the opportunity to fire his shotgun in Marcus’s direction. Even knowing the distance was out of range for his shotgun, Shepard’s shot tore into parts of Fenix’s armor, damaging the magnetic seals. Marcus fell back into a position further away and behind cover. Shepard looked around the corner to place his enemy but was met with another burst of gunfire. Realizing his shotgun was out ranged the commander switched it out for his Predator pistol. The Lancer, already low on ammo from the previous battle, ran out of rounds after this last burst. Not seeing any ammo around him Marcus too switched to his side arm. Commander Shepard leaned around the corner and fired three shots into Marcus’s direction, two hitting him in the shoulder.
Through the pain Marcus took aim at Shepard and released a volley of shots from his snub pistol but Shepard’s kinetic barriers prevented any injury. The protection his shields offered him allowed him enough time to dive just out of Marcus’s sight. Collapsing his pistol, Shepard pulled out his Avenger assault rifle and leaned around the corner to look for Marcus. During Shepard’s Jump to cover Marcus sought safer ground as well and quickly moved to the nearest corner.
“Going to need some stronger shit for this one,” Marcus said to himself as he threw down the snub pistol and withdrew his shotgun, “let’s see you handle this you son of a bitch.” Not seeing any movement Shepard moved forward to the nearest conveniently placed chest high wall. Marcus too, rolled out from his position to the nearest available cover in an effort to close the gap between them, but not before Shepard managed release a full clip from the Avenger in his direction missing most of the shots as Marcus dove for cover. Marcus felt the searing pain as he looked down and realized more than a few shots passed completely through his armor. “You’ll pay for that you bastard now I’m pissed” He yelled at the top of his lungs through the pain.
“You’re pretty quick I’ll give you that, wasn’t really expecting that with your armor” Shepard yelled back before turning to his assault rifle to eject the thermal clip. Marcus saw his chance and charged Shepard’s location. Before Shepard placed a new thermal clip Marcus vaulted over the barrier between them, his foot contacting Shepard’s shoulder stunning him briefly. This gave Marcus enough time to fire the Gnasher point blank at the commander. The shot overloaded the already stressed shields opening Shepard to another shot. By the time Marcus fired again Shepard jumped back but the shot still took its toll on his armor and even pierced it in a few places. Before Marcus could fire a third Shepard was on his feet and knocked the shotgun from the soldier’s grip. Marcus, ready to tackle Shepard, received a powerful second blow to his face from the commander and stumbled backwards. Seeing the body of a nearby gear Marcus grabbed the deceased’s lancer and swung around hitting Shepard with the back side of the gun before he could land another attack. The dazed Shepard staggered back and Marcus activated the lancer’s chainsaw. The bayonet roared to life and plunged into Shepard’s side as he tried to dive out of the way. The saw hit right between the ablative ceramic plates in his armor and cut into his flesh and with all his might the marine pushed the against the weapon permitting him the precious time needed to deploy his own. The last thing Marcus Fenix saw was a flash of orange before Shepard’s Omni-blade appeared around his wrist and plunged deep into the soldier’s chest, killing him near instantly.
Commander Shepard pulled away from Marcus as his omni-blade disappeared. Moving his hand away from his wound and seeing the blood, he looked around and said all that he could think of, “I should go.”
Winner: Commander Shepard.
Shepard’s weapons were deemed more powerful and able to do more damage to Marcus than his weapons could do to Shepard’s kinetic barriers. Only the Gnasher shotgun was strong enough to cause significant damage.
Battle vs. Johnny Rico (by So-Pro Warrior)Edit
On the bug planet of Klendathu the Hero of Planet P Johnny Rico and 4 soldiers of the Mobile Infantry are clearing out an area infested with "Bugs". After clearing the area Rico looks up into the sky and notices a strange ship heading to the planet and notice it land nearby. Johnny radios command and asks if they had sent any new ships into the area and command replies "No." Johnny figures that something is up and orders his men to follow him to the landing site of the ship.
At the landing site Commander Shepard exits out of the shuttle with 4 Alliance Marines.
"Remember men the MSV Wakanda was last reported near this planet called Klendathu. We are here to find the ship and look for any survivors." Shepard said
"Sir do we know anything about the ships location, what happened, and the natives of this planet?" A Marine asks
"All we know is that the last transmission mentioned something about heavily armed and armored mercs." Shepard replied
"Now let's move out!" Shepard said
"Sir yes sir." The Marines reply.
Shepard and the Marines leave the shuttle and head into the nearby hills to scout for crash site.
4 hours later...
Shepard and his men are on their way back to the shuttle as they have found no signs of the wreckage and think that a search from the Normandy would be better. However Shepard orders his men to get behind the rocks and orders the Marine with the M-92 Sniper to aim at the shuttle. The Marines ask what is going on and Shepard replies saying that he saw men near the shuttle. The Marine Sniper looks through the scoop and sees Rico and the 4 Mobile Infantry soldiers searching the shuttle.
"Sir what are your orders?" The Sniper asks
"They must be mercs but I've never seen mercs with that kind of armor before." Shepard says
"Well sir by the looks of it they are well armed and well armored." A Marine says.
Shepard nods his head and the sniper takes aim at the Mobile Infantry soldier at the door of the shuttle.
"SNIPER!" A Mobile Infantry soldier yells
"TAKE COVER!!" Rico yells
Just then another thermal bullet strikes the side of the shuttle and Rico and the Mobile Infantry soldier get behind nearby rocks for cover.
"We need a counter sniper." Rico says
One of the Mobile Infantry take out their Morita MkI Assault Rifle and attaches a scope to it making a Morita Sniper and looks for the sniper.
"I need someone to run out and act like bait." The MI Sniper says
One of the MI soldiers volunteers and runs out into the open to another rock. The Alliance Marine sniper sees him and fires but misses but the MI Sniper is able to locate his position and fires at the Alliance Sniper and puts a bullet through his head.
Shepard heads up to the Alliance Sniper and grabs the M-92 Mantis and looks for the MI Sniper and locates him. The MI Sniper however kept his eyes on the Alliance Snipers location and fires at Shepard but Shepard is able to duck down behind the rock and quickly locates the MI Sniper and fires putting a thermal shot in his head. Shepard finds the M-92 Mantis out of ammo and orders his men to charge at Rico and the MI soldiers. His Alliance Marines get out of cover and cautiously move towards Rico and the MI Soldiers. Rico sees this and orders his men to open fire and the MI Soldiers return fire with their Morita's. A Alliance Marine with his M-8 Avenger fires at a MI but the MI soldier gets back behind the rock and as the Alliance Marine gets down to reload the MI Soldier stands up and fires uses his Grenade Launcher to fire a Grenade at the Alliance Marine and blow him out from cover. Shepard fires his M-8 Avenger at the MI soldier and is able to hit him a couple a times in the chest, Shepard and his men continue to move up and a Alliance Marine with his M-9 Tempest runs to a rock but a MI soldier with a Morita Carbine jumps out and tries to kill the Alliance Marine but the combination of his armor and kinetic barriers protects him and empties his entire thermal clip into the MI, but as he continues to run Rico sees him and with the Kinetic barrier still recharging he fires a lot of his rounds at the Alliance Marine and kills him after penetrating the shield and armor. Rico falls turns to see Shepard and a Alliance Marine running towards some rocks for cover and tries to fire but finds himself out of ammo and fires his grenade at Shepard and the Alliance Marine. Shepard is blown against a rock but survives but the Alliance Marine is not so lucky and is torn apart. Shepard gets up and sees Rico and fires his M-8 Avenger but Rico gets back into cover and takes out his Vektor CP1 Pistol. Shepard moves towards Rico's position and right as he turns Rico hits the M-8 Avenger up and kicks Shepard in the chest. Shepard loses grip of his gun and tries to crawl towards it but Rico kicks it away and tries to shoot Shepard in the head but Shepard is able to kick Johnny off his feet and makes him lose his pistol. Shepard gets up right as Rico does and tries to hit Johnny in the head but Johnny blocks with his arm and headbutts Shepard in the head. Shepard stumbles back and notices Rico heading for his pistol and goes for his M-3 Predator. Rico picks up his Vektor CP1 and fires a few shots at Shepard but the Kinetic Barrier protect Shepard who pulls out his M-3 Predator and fires 5 shots into Rico's stomach. The Hero of Planet P falls down dead and Shepard raises his pistol in the air and yells in Victory "FOR THE ALLIANCE!!"
Winner: Commander Shepard
While Rico's gun had more ammo then Shepard's. Shepard brought in the better armor that protected more then the MI Standard Issue Armor. Plus the crucial X-Factors of Training, and Combat Experience brought the win to Commander Shepard.
Battle vs. Cybermen (Parallel Universe) (by Greenberet69)Edit
Out in space near the Citadel a Turian Cargo ship is in flames and heading towards the Citadel. People on the Citadel watch as the flaming wreckage heads towards an area of the Wards and crashes into the section. C-Sec is the first on the scene and are able to put the flames out and send Officers into the wreck to search for surviviors but group after group of C-Sec officers enter and none come out. The Citadel Council decide best to send the famous Human Hero and their own Spectre Commander Shepard along with 4 other Spectres ( 2 Turian, Salarian, and Asari) to investigate the crashed Cargoship and look for survivors and the C-Sec officers. Shepard and the Spectres arrive on the scene
"Captain Bailey what seems to be the problem here?" Shepard asks
"A Turian Cargoship crashed here in the wards, can't find out the name, no ones come out of there, sent some Officers in and haven't seen them in hours." Captain Bailey says
"Don't worry we'll check it out." Shepard says
Shepard and the 4 Spectres head into the Turian Cargoship. 10 Minutes into searching the ship and heading towards the Bridge something catches one of the Turian Spectres attention. The Spectre runs over and finds the body of one of the C-Sec Officers dead with no pulse.
"Shepard its one of the C-Sec officers." The Turian Spectre calls out
"Does he have a pulse?" Shepard says
"No he doesn't." The Turian Spectre replies
Just then he looks up to see a tall metal man who grabs him by the throat, lifts him up in the air and the metal man turns out to be a Cybermen who uses his Electro attack to fry the Turian Spectre who yells in pain. Shepard and the other Spectres look to see the Cybermen drop the dead body of the Spectre and turn to them.
"Contact OPEN FIRE!" Shepard yells
The team of Spectres open fire with their M-8 Avengers and riddle the Cybermen full of Thermal Clips. Just then 4 other Cybermen walk out from the dark, one of the Cybermen armed with a Energy Blaster fires at the Salarian Spectre and penetrates the Kinetic Barrier. The Salarian tries to get to cover but the Cybermen fires again and kills the Salarian Spectre. Shepard orders the remaining Spectres to get out of the ship as the hallway was to narrow and needed to get back into the open of the Wards. The Asari Spectre fires her M-9 Tempest and a Cybermen in the way and takes out the Cybermen with a hail of Thermal Clips.
Back in the Wards...
"Commander Shepard this is Bailey is that gunfire I hear?" Bailey asks
"Bailey I found your team their dead. We've encountered these metal man with some odd technology and they've already taken out two of the Spectres evacuate the Wards." Shepard says
"Alright. C-Sec we need to clear the Wards quickly." Bailey says.
Shepard and the Spectres exit the ship to find the Wards area evacuated giving relief to Shepard as no innocents will get hurt now. Shepard and the Spectres quickly get to cover and wait for the Cybermen to exit the ship, The Asari Spectre begins to hear mechanical noises around here and looks everywhere but doesn't see amything. After hearing more noises she looks behind her and looks down to notice the hand of a Cybermen however the arm points the Wrist Blaster at the Asari Spectre and fires it's lasers at the Asari Spectre and kills her in two shots. Shepard looks and sees the hand and fires his M-8 Avenger at the hand destroying it. Finding his Avenger out of ammo he tosses it aside and takes out his M-98 Widow just as the Cybermen start exiting the ship one of the Cybermen fires a tranquilizer from its mouth but misses Shepard and Shepard fires his M-98 Widow and blows the head off of the Cybermen with no arm. The Turian Spectre fires his M-8 Avenger but soon finds himself out of ammo and is about to pull out his M-9 empest when one of the Cybermen fires his Wrist Blaster while yelling "DELETE!" and kills the Turian Spectre but not before Shepard blows off the head of the Cybermen to. The last Cybermen fires it's Energy Blaster at Shepard's position and while Shepard is able to dodge the blast he loses the M-98 Widow and begins to sneek to the side of the Cybermen. Thining Shepard is still there the Cybermen continues to fire its Energy Blaster until he hears someone behind him say
"DELETE THIS!" Shepard says
Winner: Commander Shepard
Shepard won becasue he had the more better weapons, had faced off against foes much more powerful then Cybermen and his intelligence in making plans was greater then the Cybermen who would just walk to their deaths.
Battle vs. Nathan Hale (by So-Pro Warrior)Edit
Shepard starts to walk out from behind the shuttle when Hale fires a Homing Tag which hits Shepard in the chest. Shepard wonders what jut hit him and then looks up to notice Nathan Hale who begins to fire his Bullseye at Shepard but Shepard quickly rollls back behind the shuttle and the shots impact the shuttle. Shepard prepares his M-8 Avenger and wonders why there is a human at the crash site and then thinks Hale is a scavenger and not wanting anything of the Normandy disturbed after its destruction he prepares to kill Hale so he can protect the Normandy. Hale angles the Bullseye and fires again Shepard still wondering what the yellow thing on him is is then surprised when he begins to receive hits from Hale's Bullseye and starts running with Bullseye Energy Rounds following him. Soon the Homing Tag wears off and Hale reloads his Bullseye, Shepard figures out that the mark on him was some sort of homing device that lead the Energy Rounds to him like a Heat seeking Missile and learns to becareful of it. As soon as he sees Hale he fires his M-8 Avenger which hits Hale two times before he jumps back into cover. Shepard sneeks to a spot where he can see Hale and sees the spots where his rounds hit, however he soon notices the wounds regenerate themselves and Shepard soon knowns that the fight will be tough. Shepard pops out of cover and fires his M-8 Avenger at Hale who starts running back while shooting his Bullseye but both warriors miss each other. Hale fires a Homing Tag but Shepard quickly rolls out of the way dodging the tag and fires at Hale who gets hit in the leg and falls back behind cover to regenerate. After regenerating Hale finds his Bullseye out of regular ammo and tosses it and grabs his L23 Fareye and finds a spot for sniping, meanwhile Shepard also tosses his M-8 Avenger as he wasn't prepared to fight at the crash site and only brought a couple of Thermal Clips and decides to take out his M-3 Predator and starts cautiously moving towards Hale's position. As he turns around the corner he finds Hale not there meanwhile Hale having found a spot on a nearby cliff takes aim at Shepard and fires a shot at where his heart is located but the Kinetic Barrier protects Shepard who spots Hale's position and fires his M-3 Predator at Hale's position while running for cover Hale activates the Focus Mode on the gun and takes aim at Shepard again andd fires two shots at him but still the Kinetic Barrier protects him. Shepard dives into cover and grabs his Black Widow. He prones down into the snow and gets his sniper rifle into position and locates Hale's hiding spot again and takes aim. Hale sees the glint off of Shepard's scope and qucikly ducks as Shepard fires the Widow which destroys the Fareye. Shepard sees the path and waits for Hale to run off of the path and as soon as he does Shepard fires again and hits Hale in the leg. Hale falls down as his leg is nearly torn off but still stays on and begins to crawl. Shepard discards his Black Widow and begins to move in on Hale with his M-23 Katana but Hale quickly takes out his HE .44 Magnum and fires at Shepard. Two rounds hit and destroy 50% of Shepard's Kinetic Shield energy and so he quickly jumps to cover and fires back with his Katana. Hale notices his leg start to regenrate and fires a Explosive round at Shepard's position which blows him onto his back. Shepard quickly gets back up and runs to Hale's position but doesn't see Hale. Just then he hears a click behind him and finds out that Hale had finished his regeneration and circles around him. As Hale is about to fire both of them hear the gun click which marks out of ammo and so Shepard swings his shotgun around and hits Hale back. Hale qucikly rolls back as Shepard fires his Katana and grabs his Rossmore 238 and fires both barrels at Shepard which blows him back. Hale gets up and walks over to Shepard to check to see if he's alive
"No way this guy survived both Barrels its impossible." Hale says
Hale begins to walk away but Shepard quickly kicks Hale in the leg which makes him fall and quickly gets up and pulls out his M-3 Predator. Hale stares in anger as Shepard pulls the trigger and puts a thermal clip into his head. Shepard sighs in relief picks up the body and tosses it over the nearby ledge. Shepard then walks away so he can pay his respects the the SSV Normandy and the crew members who died.
Winner: Commander Shepard
In the end while Hale dominated the majority of weapons. It was Shepard's domination in the X-Factors including the major ones like the Training, Endurance, and Psychological Health that won him the day.
Battle vs. Luke Skywalker (Legends) (by So-Pro Warrior)Edit
It's the heght of the Reaper War. Commander Shepard has just defeated Cerberus except for the Illusive Man who has warned the Reapers about the Citadel. But has succeded in gathering all of the Races of the Universe including the Asari, Geth, Krogan, Salarian, Quarian, Turians, Humans, everyone. He tells the fleets to prepare for the final battle and is about to head up to his quarters when Joker comes over the intercom.
"Commander EDI and I just picked up some type of signal coming from the nearby planet you better come check this out."?
Shepard walks to the cockpit and stands next to Joker.
"What is it Joker?" Shepard asks
"That planet where near is giving off some type of strange signal not Reaper of any type of Communication signal." Joker replies
"We don't have any time to go check out this strange signal we need to be ready to head to Earth." Shepard said
"Shepard. Whatever this signal is I'm not detecting any type of Reaper activity on the planet or anywhere near this system." EDI says
"No Reapers? Are there any colonies down there?" Shepard asks
"I'm detecting a total of 5 Human Colonies on this Planet but getting no reports of any Reaper attack." EDI replies
"Why would the Reapers not attack this planet? Something's down there that the Reapers might be fearing. If it's true then we could use whatever this is to our advantage." Shepard says
"Sir should I tell the team to get ready?" Joker asks
"Yeah still can't take any chances." Shepard replies
A Couple of Minutes Later Shepard and his team are prepped for Combat and board the Shuttle and Cortez takes them planetside to where the Signal is coming from. Cortez lands on a cliff and drops the team off and then heads back to the Normandy. The Team sees a cave entrance, take out their weapons and enter the cave.
"So some type of strange signal, a planet with 5 Colonies that the Reapers haven't attacked yet, and with any luck the strange signal being some type of new weapon that we could use to help defeat the Reapers along with the Crucible. Once again seems to good to be true." Garrus says
"It would make things a lot more easier to beat these son's of a b****'s." Ashley says
"I thought things were already going to be a lot more easier with the Crucible. That is until the Reapers took that away thanks to that dumbass Illusive Man." James says
"Let's just hope that whatever this thing is also doesn't require something else to use. We could of already of won this war if the Illusive Man hadn't warned the Reapers about the Crucible needing the Citadel." Javik says
As the team Continues to head deeper into the Cave in an Alternate Universe different from theres in a Galaxy Far Far Away...
On the Planet Coruscant The New Republic begins it's rise following the Galactic Civil War'. The Jedi and Hero of the Rebel Alliance Luke Skywalker in his hood approaches the ruins of the once Great Jedi Temple that was left in ruins during the Empires rise to Power.?
"So this is where it all began." Luke says to himself
Luke walks up the Temple steps and enters into the halls of the Jedi Temple.' Rubble still lays out across the grounds of the Temple. Marks of Blasters and Thermal Detonators still remain, fallen pillars still remain on the ground, the sense of death and sadness still clouds the air in the Temple.
"The Jedi were wronged and killed all those years ago. Now they will be rebuilt." Luke says as he walks further into the Temple.
Meanwhile back in the other Universe...
Shepard and his team have so far encountered no trouble in the cave and have been wandering the cave for what seems like hours. As soon as the team decides to head back as there seems to be nothing there something catches EDI's eyes.
"Shepard over there." EDI says as she points to what looks like writing on one of the walls.
Shepard and the team walk over to the wall and examine the strange writings on the wall.
"Liara what's it look like?" Shepard asks
Liara examines the writing much more closely but says "I...I don't know. I've never seeen this writing before. It isn't Promethean." Liara replies
Javik steps up to look at the writings "I to have never seen this writing before." Javik says
"Well that's just great our greatest scientist who studies everything known can't translate it. And even the one who is from 50,000 Years ago doesn't know the writing. This can't be good." Tali says
EDI walks up to the writing and after putting her right hand on the wall the writings begin to light up in a bright light and EDI's body begins to light up as well and begins to levitate into the air in a bright light as well.
"EDI!!" Shepard yells
James and Ashley try to rescue EDI but find themselves somehow stuck and unable to move, everyone else tries to move but re also unable to move it. Just then EDI's body turns around but still levitates in the air.
"Finally you have arrived." EDI says but with a different voice.
"Who are you! What have you done with EDI!" Shepard says his feet still stuck.
"Do not worry. I am just borrowing your synthetic's body to speak to you." The voice says through EDI
"Who are you? What do you want?" Shepard says
"My name is Minerva." Minerva replies
"I come from somewhere else not of your world or even Universe. Rather a Alternate Universe." Minerva says
"A what?" Shepard says
"A Alternate Universe is a different Universe that is far diffirent then this one or any other." Minerva says
"You see where I come from we were known as the First Civilization however our world was in danger and so we worked to find a way to save it. Instead during our search we were able to unlock the ability to travel to different universes and use this to escape our dying world. However when we reached this Universe we had unfortunetly come during the time that these beings called the Reapers had begun their purge of this Galaxy. When we had retreated through our device they had followed us and began to attack other Universes. In order to stop them we had sacrificed our lives to send the Reapers back to this Universe where they had come from. This was around the time that your race (points her finger at Javik) was being attacked. However we knew that sooner or later the Reapers would try to find a way to travel to other Universes to bring their destruction to these other Universes. So we had hidden our Universal Travel devices in spots that we knew that those "Heroes" of any Universe would get a feeling or as for you a strange signal to find it. Even beyond death we still observe the Universes we have been to and if there is one thing that we have noticed for every Universe. It is that there is and always will be a Fight between the Forces of Good and the Forces of Evil. We belive that if these heroes and there armies if they have any are brought to your universe to help fight the Reapers that the combined Forces of all that are of Good will be enough to stop the Reapers once and for all and stop them once and for all to protect those of the future." Minerva says
Shepard and his friends stare at one another and then back at Minerva.
"If whatever you says is true that this plan of yours to stop the Reapers forever his true then what do we have to do?" Shepard asks
"Unfortunately our device only has enough power to send you to one Universe however we have been able to manipulate it and have chosen a Universe you will travel to." Minerva replies
"Be warned however that you must choose with your heart who is good and who is evil I cannot help you anymore." Minvera says then changes to EDI's voice
EDI's body slowly descends to the ground and everyone is able to move.
"EDI are you alright?" Shepard asks
"Yes I am." EDI says
"Alternate Universe, Heroes, Fight between Good and Evil that's a lot of stuff that just sounds weird and hard to belive." James says
"But if it's true then these Heroes from these Alternate Universes could help us fight and defeat the Reapers and we won't ever have to worry about them ever again. I say we should try it." Garrus says
" I agree with Garrus." Tali says
"Ahhhh how nice of you Tali." Garrus says
"sheesh you two get a room." Ashley says to them.
Just then the wall begins to glow again and the cave begins to rumble.
"Now what!" Javik says
The walls begin to tear apart but behind it sits a whole lit up room with a pyramid shaped stone at the center of the room. Shepard and his team walk to the center of the room and stop in front of the strange stone.
"Think this could be what Minerva was talking about?" Liara asks
"I don't know, if it is I expected it to be more metallic looking." Ashley replies
"EDI did Minerva give you anything while she was in you?" Shepard asks
"No she didn't." EDI replies
"Well that helped a lot." James says
Shepard begins to slowly walk towards the strange stone and reaches out with his hand.
"Shepard are you sure that's a good idea?" Ashley asks
Shepard's hand contacts the stone and the stone lights up in a flashing light as everyone covers their eyes from it. When the light stops and everyone moves their hands away from their eyes Shepard is gone.
"Shepard?" Ashley says as she and the others begin to look around
"Shepard!" Ashley yells
Back at the Jedi Temple in the other Universe.
Luke arrives at the Jedi Council chamber and looks around. Windows broken, once the chairs of Jedi Council members now destroyed and all over the room. Just then a strong surge travels through Luke and he looks out into the hall and quickly walks out of the room.
"What is this strange feeling." Luke says
Commander Shepard opens his eyes and get's up. He looks around and notices that he is not only not in the cave anymore, but that Ashley and everyone else is gone. Shepard tries to contact them but get's no response only static. He looks around again and notices how wherever he is it looks like there had been a battle there and so get's his weapons ready. Luke uses the Force to guide him to the strange disturbance in the Great Hall and looks down to notice someone. He get's a closer look and sees a man with strange weapons and armor, Luke get's his weapons including his Lightsaber ready. Luke tries to use the force to find out if this person is off good or evil but can't sense anything. So he thinks that with those weapons and armor he might be some type of mercenary or bounty hunter sent by the Empire to kill him. Luke decides to not engage the Bounty Hunter at close range as the Empire might of hired a really powerful bounty hunter to kill him and so grabs out his DH-17 Blaster Rifle he had taken with him for insurance like this. Luke carefully takes aim at the bounty hunter and charges up his gun for a charged shot. Shepard continues to walk slowly but just then he hears a strange sound and looks in the direction to see something heading towards him and quickly rolls out of the way as the shot hit's the spot he was at. Shepard looks up and notices a figure in black with a strange weapon and takes aim with his M-8 Avenger and opens fire at the position. The sounds of the shots cracking near him makes Luke head to a different position for cover as Shepard continues to fire at Luke. Luke returns fire with his Blaster Rifle as Shepard begins to run and gun following Luke from the ground floor.Luke sees a gap up ahead and drops his DH-17 and jumps from over the ledge to the ground below using the force to safetly land. Shepard sees this and is amazed but still opens fire at Luke whpp rolls out into cover and grabs his DL-44 Pistol. Shepard discards his Avenger and grabs his M-3 Predator while ducking behind cover.
"You should head back to the Empire and tell them you failed Bounty Hunter, I'll let you live if you do so." Luke yells out loud
"Bounty Hunter? Empire? I'm sorry I don't know what you're taling about I'm just trying to find out where I am and how I got here."
Luke doesn't buy it as that sounds like a ridiculous story but for some reason he cannot sense if the man is telling the truth or not. Luke get's out of cover and begins to use the force to lift the rubble out of the way and get's sight of Shepard. Shepard quickly get's up and begins to back up and looks at Luke but doesn't see any Blue Aura around him
"Biotics?" Shepard asks himself
He begins to head to a nearby pillar when Luke hurls the rubble at Shepard who turns around and casts the Biotic Barrier to protect him from the rubble. Luke sees this and wonders if this stranger could be a force uder but still doesn't feel anything. Shepard lowers the barrier and raises his Predator, Luke sees this and quickly activates his Lightsaber as the Shepard fires one shot which once it hits the Lightsaber passes through and turns into molten ash which get's into Luke's face. Luke twists around in pain and quickly turns around firing off a couple of shots from the DL-44 however the Kinetic Barriers on Shepard's armor protects him from the shot's and Shepard continues to fire at him. Luke quickly de-activates his lightsaber and jumps to cover.
"Shields on his armor? And what was he firing? It passed right through my Lightsaber but came out as molten ash." Luke asks himself.
Luke quickly uses the Force Heal to take care of the pain from the shot. Shepard then carefully walks out from behind cover and slowly walks towards Luke's position when Luke uses the Force Speed to sneek up behind Shepard and fires at the back of Shepard with his DL-44, but once again the Kinetic Barriers on Shepard's armor protects him and warns him. Shepard quickly turns around and fires at Luke who quickly gets back into cover. Shepard powers up with his Biotics and casts Shockwave which blasts Luke out of his cover. Luke quickly recovers as Shepard takes aim with his Predator and uses the Force Pull to pull Shepard's sidearm out of his hand and proceeds the cut the gun with his Lightsaber. Shepard quickly uses the Biotic Lift to lift up some rubble behind Luke and sends it flying at Luke. A small rock hit's Luke in the head which alerts Luke to the trouble behind him and uses the Lightsaber to destory or cut some of the rubble to protect him. Shepard charges up and uses the Biotic Charge, Luke turns around to be met with a charge hit from Shepard and knocks him far back. Blood begins to run down from Luke's nose and he just wipes it away and uses the Force to lift up a rock and toss it at Shepard, Shepard sees this and activates his Omni-Blade to cut it in half. Luke then uses the force to lift up a small pillar and launches it at Shepard. Shepard rolls out of the way but unknown to him Luke uses the force to send another small pillar at Shepard. The pillar hits Shepard with full force and sends him flying into a pillar making the pillar fall down. Shepard climbs out of the rubble with a bunch of bruises and cuts on his face and while he is tired out from that strike he manages to stand up and sees Luke charging at him, Shepard casts the Slam Biotic on Luke and when Luke begins to fly in the air Luke tries to get free of it but to no avail and then Shepard slams Luke into the ground and then casts the Throw Biotic and sends Luke flying and hitting a wall at full force. Luke falls down in pain and to begins to tire but still manages to stand up. Shepard and Luke stare at each other. Both warriors are bloodied and bruised up, both are tire but still stand. Luke activates his Lightsaber and charges at Shepard who casts the Singularity Biotic but Luke is able to resist the force of the Singularity by planting his Lightsaber in the ground to make him hold his ground but sees Shepard raise his Avenger that he retreived and fire off the last clip of the Avenger but Luke lifts his hand up and uses the Force to diret the shots back at Shepard who uses Barrier to protect him from the shots. Shepard tosses his Avenger again now that it's out of ammo and waits for Luke who begins to charge at him again. Luke takes a swing at Shepard but Shepard ducks under the Lightsaber and punches Luke in the stomach who then back's up from the force of the punch. Shepard then turns around and kicks Luke in the face sending him whirling around onto the ground. Shepard then stands over Luke and activates is Omni-Blade and goes for the kill when he get's a strange feeling that stops him in his track's. This gives Luke a chance who kicks Shepard off his feet making him fall on his back and get's up and points his Lightsaber at Shepard. However he begins to feel something come from Shepard. He begins to sense the presence of goodness in the man's heart. Luke then raises his Lightsaber and drives it downward.
Shepard opens his eyes and sees the Lightsaber next but close to his head.
"You're not from here are you." Luke asks
"No I'm not." Shepard replies
Luke de-activates his Lightsaber and puts it away.
"Who are you?" Luke asks
"Commander Shepard, N7 Marine and Spectre of the Citadel." Shepard replies
"Your're from an alternate universe aren't you." Luke asks
"How do you...." Shepard says when Luke cuts him off
"Last night I had a vision of a women named Minerva. She told me all about these Alternate Universes and these Reapers." Luke says
"Who are you?" Shepard asks
"I'm Luke Skywalker. I'm well what Minerva would consider the Hero of this Universe along with a couple of others (Han, Chewbacca, Leia). These Reapers whatever they are haven't attacked this Universe which means that they haven't unlocked the ability to travel to other Universe yet luckily." Luke says
"I must admit your strong and powerful." Shepard says
"You aren't bad yourself." Luke says
"So if what Minerva told me in my vision last night is true. You need my and my friends help to defeat the Reapers?" Luke asks
"Yeah." Shepard says
"Well you have it." Luke says
Luke takes Shepard to the counil of the New Republic to explain the story.
Back in Shepard's Universe at the cave one hour after Shepard's dissapearance. Ashley and the others wait for something to happen that Shepard will appear and are about to give up when the stone lights up again and instead of a bright light and portal opens up which makes Ashley and the others stand up and stare. Two shadow figures appear and the other grab their weapons and prepare for combat until they notice Shepard walking out of the portal along with Luke Skywalker, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca.
"Shepard!" Ashley yells as she runs and hugs him.
The rest of Shepard's team notice Luke and the others and Shepard notices them.
"Don't worry their on our side." Shepard tells them
"Shepard is..." Garrus says before being cut off by Shepard
"What that Minerva lady said true...It is" Shepard says
Just then the portal flies out of the cave and into the planet's atmosphere. Joker and the rest of the Crew of the Normandy who had been told on what had happended by EDI stare out of the ship's windows as the portal widens and grows bigger and just then the New Republic Ships to fly out of the portal.
A Couple of Hours Go By. Location: Earth
The Reaper fleet stands ready for the arrival of Shepard and his fleet. Just then from the reaches of Space from the Mass Relay the Normandy appears followed by the fleets of the races of the Galaxy. And then the New Republic's fleet.
"Alright now to check on the fleet's. Alliance Fleet Reporting, Turian Fleet Reporting, Krogan Fleet Reporting, Salarian Fleet Reporting, Asari Fleet Reporting, Quarian Fleet Reporting, Geth Fleet Reporting, all our fleets of our universe reporting. New Republic Fleet reporting...." Joker says
Just then other ships not of the Post Galactic Civil War Star Wars Universe or the Mass Effect Universe begin to also appear with the fleets of the New Republic and Mass Effect Races Fleets out of all of the ships one stands out with the name Infinity. And on the Normandy Shepard walks from the Cockpit to the briefing room along the way passing by Ashley and the others as they get ready for combat. Shepard enters the briefing Room where shadowy figures; one wearing green armor, one with a giant S on his suit, one with a Straw Hat, one man with a shield and a star in the middle, and many more standing and sitting all turn their attention to Shepard.
"So are All of you Ready?!" Shepard says
Winner: Luke Skywalker
This was very, very close but in the end Luke barely pulls out the win due to his Lightsaber proving better then the Omni-Blade. Both warriors were pretty even when it came to the pistols and their respective abilities. And while Shepard had a better long range weapon it wasn't enough to help him pull out the win.
Battle vs. James Raynor (by Geomax)Edit
The Normandy exits a Mass Relay nearby a Cerebus space station. While on thier mission to fight the Collectors,the crew of the Normandy recieved a distress call from a Cerebus base, and came to thier aid. As the Normandy approaches the base, they see a massive, dreadnought sized warship docked to the station.
A Kodiak drop shuttle exits the Normandy and docks with base. Commander Shepard steps out and looks around, and sees that a massive blue dropship has recently landed in the hangar bay. Commander Shepard hears a scream, and one of the doors to the hangar bay blasts open. A human wearing massive,black,powered armor steps into the hangar bay.
He raises a massive gun and opens fire on Shepard, stripping his shields in a second. Shepard jumps behind the Kodiak Dropship and cretes a biotic singularity, causing Jim Raynor to float into the air, and open fire with his M-8 Avenger ripping through Jim's armor,but Jim opens fire with his plasma gun.
The massive bolt slams into Shepard, stripping down his shields and heavily burning him, as well as dissipating the Singularity, and Jim proceeds to fire his revolver, heavily wounding Shepard. Jim Raynor walks over to Shepard and points his Commando Rifle at his head. As he's about to fire ,Shepard rolls to the side,avoiding the first shot and pulling out his Mantis and firing, but not before Jim Raynor get's his aim back on Shepard and fires. The two sniper rounds hit their targets in the head simultaniosely, causing them both to drop to the ground, dead.
Matt Horner recieves the message about Raynors death from one of the marines that was part of the force attacking the base. The Hyperion had fallen through some kind of interdimensional portal, had discoved a highly xenophobic organization known as Cerebus, and had tried to destroy them. And now Raynor had died. "Activate Hyperdrive" he said. "It's time to learn more about this universe."
Battle vs. Master Chief (by So-Pro Warrior)Edit
(Narrated by Shepard)
Last time on Heroes UNITE!
"What's your name?" Shepard asks
"I'm the Doctor..."
"Oh and it seems you have already gathered your first group of heroes too nice." The Doctor says looking at Luke Skywalker, Leia, Han and Chewbacca.
"Hold on that little box over there can what?" Tali asks
"Travel across all of space and time..."The Doctor says
"It's the Reapers Shepard. Minerva told you how they were trying to unlock the ability to travel across the Multiverse to bring their harvesting to the other Universes. Well they succeeded." The Doctor says bringing up a screen and showing the group as Reaper forces in their galaxy begin to open up portals in front of them and fly through them heading to other alternate universes.
"It's begun." The Doctor says
"Soon the entire Multiverse will begin to feel what your universe will go through Commander. Which is why I'm here to help." The Doctor says
"Wait a minute...I've seen some of these people...are these..."
"That's right Commander...before all of you are the heroes who protect their respective universes from the forces of all that is evil. Each of them are unique in their own ways...some have powers and some don't but they all share the same thing and that's protecting all that is good." The Doctor says
"The Reapers are powerful Shepard and you know that. By themselves many of these heroes won't be able to defeat the Reapers and may even die...but if you can unite all of them together including their armies and bring them back here to your universe where the main bulk of the Reaper forces are and you can use the Crucible and defeat the main bulk of the Reaper Forces including Harbinger then the rest of the Reapers throughout the Multiverse will become loss...confused without their main leader. And all will be won." The Doctor says
"...We'll do anything to defeat the Reapers and bring peace to the future of not just our galaxy but the future of the Multiverse itself." Shepard says
"Great we'll be leaving soon so I suggest getting all the gear you need ready..."
"So Doctor where are we going exactly?" Shepard asks
"The first heroes we are about to get...well let's just say that in this universe they are the only two heroes...and one of them...is going to be of great help in rescuing and recruiting the other heroes." The Doctor says as he stares at his screen which shows the image of the man in bulky green armor and the humanoid lizard that Shepard stared at before.
Meanwhile in an Alternate Universe...
Down on the Planet Earth...
In a building with the words UNSC on it...
A man wearing a large bulky green suit of armor with a gold tinted plate visor stares out the windows of the building into the sky as the alarms sound all around him.
In the Alternate Universe...
The Space battle above the Earth rages on...The UNSC and Separatist Covenant Fleet continue to fire all their weapons at this unknown enemy who has appeared out of nowhere. The Reapers meanwhile continue to take out many UNSC and Separatist Covenant ships loosing not many of their own as fighters from both sides fly about trying to take each other out.
"This is Eagle 6 anyone want to explain to me who or what the fuck these things are!"
"They came out of nowhere and they have some serious tech that's all I got to say!" Eagle 3 says
"Doesn't matter just give them everything you got!" Eagle leader says
All around UNSC Longswords, Broadswords, and Separatist Covenant Seraph's engage the fighters of the Reapers while the UNSC and Separatist Covenant Capital Ships along with the help of the Orbital Defense Platforms engage the capital ships of the Reapers. One Longsword continues to fly after a Reaper fighter firing its autocannon at the fighter as it flies under a UNSC Frigate. The pilot then locks onto the fire and fires its missiles and knocks the fighter out of the sky.
On the UNSC Infinity...
"Captain Lasky sir! We just lost the Yorkshire!"
"Keep firing all weapons don't stop until every single one of these metallic squids are out of the skies!" Captain Thomas Lasky yells
Lasky stares out of the bridge as the Space Battle wages on. He stares at the UNSC Charon Class Light Frigate Foxtrot as one of the strange metallic squids powers up its weapon and fires at the ship firing its beam across the ship and destroying it as it explodes.
"My God..." Lasky says in terror at the sight of these things weapons powers.
Meanwhile a group of five Reaper fighters form up and fly towards a Separatist Covenant ship and begin a strafing run from the top firing their weapons as inside the ship Sangheili, Kig-Yar, Mgalekgolo, Yanme'e, and Unggoy run about to get to their stations as the fighters begin their attack on the ship causing some parts inside to explode taking out any Covenant near the explosions.
"Damage report!" The Shipmaster yells
"Fires have broken out in sectors 9 and 2 sir we have our men on it now," One of the Elites say
Back on the Infinity...
"Just what the hell are these things!"
"Who knows man but I've been at this shit longer then you have and I can tell you this those aren't Storm Covenant that's for damm sure!"
"Well no shit since when did the Storm Covenant have shit like this!"
"Keep it together you two and focus on the battle!" Lasky says to the two crewmen.
"Man I wonder how things are going on the ground?" Lasky asks himself.
Down on the Earth...
Location: New Mombasa...
Three Longswords fly in formation as they fly towards New Mombasa as smoke pillars rise up into the air. The city has become a warzone with buildings destroyed, fires all around and rubble lay about the streets.
"GET TO COVER!" A UNSC Marine yells as he along with Marines, Elites, Jackals, and Grunts, move forward and begin opening fire on the strange creatures before them.
The Husks return fire at the UNSC and Separatist Covenant forces as they get into cover and fire at them. A Marine armed with a MA5D fires his gun and manages to take out a Cannibal which falls down dead. The UNSC and Separatist Covenant forces continue to fire their weapons at the Husks managing to take out many of them in the thick of battle loosing some of their own troops. One Marine reloads his Battle Rifle and pops out of cover firing his gun taking out a Husk which charges forward and takes aim but is killed when a Marauder fires its gun hitting him in the head as his dead body flinches back from the impact of the shot.
A Warthog drives up behind the group as a Marine begins laying down fire on the Husks with the Chaingun cutting down many Husks.
"INCOMING!!" One Marine yells as a Harvester flies out from around the corner of the building and flies towards them.
The Gunner takes aim and begins firing the Chaingun at the Harvester hitting it many times but to no avail as the Harvester fires its gun at the Warthog.
"OH SHIT!" The Marine Gunner yells as he jumps off the back of the Warthog as the shot impacts destroying the Warthog and killing the driver who couldn't get out in time and causing the Warthog to backflip as the Marine turns around in time to see the Warthog and rolls out of the way as it crashes back onto the ground.
A Marine runs up to the Gunner "You alright you alright!"
"Come on then grab your weapon and--"
The Marine is not able to finish his sentence as he is hit by a shot from a Cannibal.
"Fuck! MEDIC!!! MEDIC!!" The Marine yells as he grabs the Marine and drags him into cover.
Just then five objects hit the ground near the Husks position and reveal themselves to be more Husks.
"Enemy reinforcements!" One of the Marines yell
"This is Bravo Company does anyone read! We are need of support repeat we need support!" A Marine yells into his comm.
"I can't raise anyone Sarge!"
"Then keep trying!" The Marine Sergeant says as he fires his MA5D taking out two Husks.
"I say again this is Bravo Company we are in need of support! Repeat in need of (just then he hears something land to his right and looks to see a...)GRENADE!!!" The Marine yells as he dives on top of the grenade to save his fellow marines and allies.
The grenade detonates killing the Marine who's body flies into the air a few inches before landing back down.
"Jackson!" One of the marines yell
"You son's a bitches!" Another Marine yells popping out of cover with his DMR and firing the gun at the Husks.
The Marines along with their Covenant allies continue to fire their weapons at the Reaper forces as bullets, high-velocity rounds, and plasma travel through the air. A Marine and Sangheili pull out their respective grenades looking at each other and nod before priming their grenades and tossing them at the enemy forces as the Plasma Grenade gets stuck to a Marauder and the grenade lands near a group of Cannibals. The two grenades go off taking out small groups of the Husks.
Justs then another object impacts the ground behind the Husks as the Marine and Covenant forces wait to see what's next. A large screech pierces the air as from out of the smoke appears a tall creature and two large ones with legs that resemble spider legs.
"What the fuck are those things..." The Sergeant says to himself
The two Ravagers open fire on the Marine and Covenant forces with their twin artillery cannons with some shots impacting near them and taking out some Marines and Covenant soldiers. Two marines hiding behind a destroyed vehicle fire their weapons at the Ravagers but hitting the sacks which explode and then release small groups of Swarmer's which scurry towards the group. One of the Ravagers takes aim at the two marines and fires its cannons which impact the ground to their side sending them flying into the wall of the buidling hitting the wall and falling back down to the ground. Two Elites fire their Carbines at the Ravager and manage to take one of them out when the second Ravager turns its attention on the two Elites and fires with the shots hitting the ground in front of the Elites sending them flying backwards. The Banshee let's out another bloodcurdling screech when it begins teleporting towards the Marines and Covenant who try to get a fix on her. All of a sudden The Banshee appears in front of an Elite scaring some of the other soldiers who back up when the Banshee picks up the Elite with its left hand and then drives its right hand through the stomach of the Elite impaling him and then tossing him aside.
"Take it down! Take it down!"
The Marines and Covenant begin immediately firing their weapons on the Banshee who casts a Biotic Barrier with the Barrier taking most of the shots.
"Weapons aren't working!"
The Banshee then casts a Biotic Nova which sends the Marines and Covenant in front of her flying back from the blast.
The tide turns in favor of the Husks as they charge forward towards what's left of the soldiers as they try their best to fight back. One Marine begins backing up firing his shotgun at Husks when he finds himself out of ammo and tries to go for his pistol but is pounced on by a Husk which begins to viciously cut him open with its claws as the Marine yells in pain.
"Pull back! Pull back!"
The Banshee raises its arms in the air and brings it down cutting straight down the Jackal in front of her killing him. A Cannibal tosses a grenade which lands next to and kills a Marine and two Grunts as they try to retreat. The Swarmer's from the Ravagers begin crawling all over a Marine and Elite as they yell in horror trying to get the swarmer's off them. A Harvester flies into the area and fires down on the ground troops taking out five Marines with a shot from its cannons.
"Retreat! Retreat!" Various Marines and Elites yell as the UNSC and Covenant forces begin to get pushed back.
The Sergeant picks up a SAW from one of his dead men and begins firing it into the crowd of Husks in an attempt to give covering fire for his men as they retreat. The Sergeant turns to his right but too late to see the Banshee as it picks him up from the ground and brings him face to face with it. The Sergeant struggles to escape but then finally relents.
"Go ahead you ugly ass piece of shit...do your worse."
The Banshee is about to impale the Marine Sergeant when all of a sudden a knife is thrown into the Banshee's brain. The Banshee drops the Marine to the ground and then falls down dead with the knife still sticking in its head.
All of a sudden someone walks past him and takes the knife out of the dead Banshee's skull. The figure turns around.
"You okay soldier?"
"Y--Yes sir." the Marine says as the figure helps him up.
The Marine looks at the figure and then realizes who it is.
"No way...your...the Master Chief."
Master Chief nods his head as he then looks at the group of Husks before him as they move towards him.
Nearby a Elite who is holding back a Husk using his gun is saved when a Energy Sword is drived through the Husks head. The Husk falls down dead as the Marine looks up to see the Arbiter Thel Vadam standing over him.
"Are you okay soldier?" Thel asks
"Yes Arbiter." the Elite says as he stands back up with his weapon in hand.
All of a sudden UNSC and Covenant reinforcements arrive as two Scorpions along with two Warthogs arrive along with more troops as the two Warthogs Chaingun gunners open fire on the Reaper forces with the Marines and Covenant forces also firing their weapons as the Husks are cut down. The Scorpion tanks begin firing their main guns taking out large groups of husks along with the assistance of the Hunters. Meanwhile the Drones fly past the group and begin buzzing around and firing their weapons on the Harvester which cannot get a fix on them.
Master Chief puts away his Combat Knife and pulls out his MA5D as he charges forward and fires his Assault Rifle at the Husks. Chief takes out two Cannibals and then gets behind some rubble for cover as he continues to fire his weapon at the Husks. All of a sudden Chief picks up movement on his right in the form of three dots on his motion sensor. Chief looks to his right to see a wall in between him and whatever he is picking up on his motion sensor. His reaction kicks in and he jumps backwards as three Brutes charge through the wall. Chief lands back a few feet away from the three Brutes who roar at him. Chief responds by pointing his assault rifle at the lead Brute and firing his entire clip into the Brute to no affect but pissing it off. The Brute charges at him to which Chief rolls to his left to dodge the charge but looks up just in time to see the second Brute lift its claws into the air to which Chief quickly jumps back from as they impact into the ground.
The Arbiter firing his Plasma Pistol looks to see Chief as he dodges the attacks from the three Brutes and quickly orders two of his Hunters to go assist him.
Chief rolls backwards with his right fist in the ground and kneeling on the ground as he gets ready for anything. The three brutes stand in front of him as they prepare to attack. All of a sudden Chief gets help as two of the Brutes are attacked by two Hunters which bash them in the face with their shields. This gives Chief the opportunity to deal with a single brute as the brute tries to hit him with a sweep from the left to which Chief jumps up into the air forward and lands behind the Brute.
"Spartan!" Thel yells catching the Chief's attention as he tosses him a plasma grenade.
Chief gets the idea and jumps onto the back of the Brute and primes the plasma grenade and sticks it onto the brute and then jumps off the brutes back. The Brute turns around and is about to charge at Chief when the grenade goes off and blows its back off killing it.
The Hunters deal with the last two Brutes as the Drones finish off the Harvester and the rest of the Husks are killed.
"Area cleared!" One of the Marines yell
Chief scans the area to see no more of the unknown enemies forces in sight.
Chief then walks towards the Sergeant he saved earlier.
"Sergeant Calahan sir Bravo Company. 2nd Division." Callahan says saluting the Chief.
"At ease Sergeant." Chief says
"What are you and your men doing here?" Chief asks
"We were searching the area for civilians. We received word that the entire area hadn't been fully evacuated yet and so we got orders to clear this area and search for survivors."
"And the Covenant?" Chief asks
"We picked them up along the way. Got lost in all the confusion. Separated from their platoon."
"Chief...do you have any idea what the hell is going on? What the hell are these things?"
"I don't kow Sgt. No one seems to know who or what these things are. But whatever they are their here with the intention to kill all of us." Chief says
"But sir...their tech, their...I don't know what to make of it. And the way everything went to shit...These guys and those ships of their's come out of nowhere in some portal or something that's not slipspace and in just five hours the whole world goes to hell."
Whatever these things are they can be killed and that means defeated. So we continue fighting until their's none left...Now then we'll help you search for the survivors. Now that the area's clear..."
"Chief you read me?" A Female voice says over his comm.
Chief puts his two right fingers to his helmet. "I read you Palmer what's happening?"
"Well...I don't know how to say it...you better come to our position. We're just a couple clicks west of your position." Sarah Palmer says
"I'll be on my way." Chief says
Chief walks past the Sergeant and walks to the Arbiter who is talking to some of his Elites. The Elites then walk away as Arbiter finishes talking to them and turns around.
"Spartan we have transport ships en route. If we do find any survivors the ships will be ready to carry them and our wounded out." Thel says
"That's good news...Arbiter it seems that Commander Palmer found something and needs me. Do you think you can handle the search parties?" Chief asks
"I will do my best Spartan." Thel says
"I'll be back as soon as I can." Chief says as he runs off in the direction of Palmer's coordinates.
"Five hours....fiver hours was all it took for the entire world to go to shit" Chief thought to himself.
It had been 7 months since the events on Requiem...7 months after Chief defeated the Didact....7 months since Chief...lost her.
"Don't make a girl a promise... If you know you can't keep it..."
"It was my job to take care of you."
"We were supposed to take care of each other."
The past seven months have been hard on Chief...failing his mission to save Cortana...but he knew that no matter what he did there was now no way of bringing her back. Halsey was missing and he still had his job to do helping the UNSC and Separatist Covenant battle against the Storm Covenant.
The past seven months also saw many changes in the galaxy. Much of the Sangheili race began to accept Humanity as allies and while there were some who joined with the Storm Covenant there were not many Sangheili ever seen with the Storm Covenant. The UNSC and Sangheili were able to broker piece treaties with many of the other races of the former Covenant...all but the Jiralhanae thus far. The galaxy was thriving again. The races were at peace with one another and their militaries working side by side against the Storm Covenant. The races even began trading technology, and many other things between each other now and there were even colonies where all the races were living in peaceful harmony amongst one another. The same thing was happening even on the homeworlds such as Earth where once it was just humans but now there were Sangheilies and other races walking amongst one another. It had taken Chief some time to get use to things since he was gone for four years but he was use to it.
Today was just suppose to be an ordinary day as always...but that all changed when the space fleet orbiting Earth sent word that unknown contacts appeared out of nowhere and began shooting without any warning. In the first 30 minutes it was just a space battle as strange metallic squids came out through some sort of portal that wasn't a Slipspace portal and not only headed towards the Earth but also out into the Galaxy most likely heading towards other planets to do the same thing...attack them. Next thing happens the enemy somehow establishes their ground forces on the ground and in just five hours the whole worlds in chaos.
Chief didn't know what to think of this. These weren't Storm Covenant, not Prometheans and no one not even the Covenant knew what these things were. And to make things even stranger was the technology they possessed was something that not even the Covenant possessed.
For 45 minutes Chief ran through the ruined streets of New Mombasa finally arriving at Palmer's location inside a office building.
Commander Sarah Palmer a SPARTAN-IV takes off her helmet as Chief approaches her behind her the SPARTAN-IV Fireteams Majestic and Crimson.
"Chief." Palmer says
"Palmer." Chief says
"Take a look for yourself." Palmer says stepping to the side as Chief then sees a strange white and black armored clad man with a strange weapon of some kind against the wall with blood trailing down the wall. Chief then looks around to see more dead bodies of the strange armored clad men some of them looking different from one another.
"What happened and what are these?" Chief asks
"We were clearing this building out for hostiles and any civies. Searched the entire building found nothing. Come back down here to the bottom floor these guys jumped us out of nowhere and so we fought back and well you can see the results." Palmer says
"They don't look like any of those creatures outside in fact the armor almost looks like it was built for humans." Chief says
"This is the frightening part right here actually...(walks over to the dead armored man) check this out." Palmer says as she then opens up the soldiers helmet.
Chief looks and becomes horrified as he sees...a human...but the face almost resembling that of one of the creatures.
"What the hell." Chief says
"Yeah no idea what to think now. These are humans but...not anymore." Palmer says
"Not only that but their weapons and armor are shit that we don't have." SPARTAN-IV Thorne of Majestic Team says
"Anything else you can tell me?" Chief asks
"Nothing else just that." Palmer says
"If you ask this is just a little to odd don't ya think?" Madsen says
"What do you mean?" Chief asks
"First these ugly guys and those gigantic squids appear out of nowhere and just randomly attack us. Next thing you know now these guys are attacking us and also came out of nowhere...anyone else here confused on what the hecks's going on? Cause I sure am." Madsen says
"No kidding this day just keeps on getting weirder and weirder by the minute." Hoya says
All of a sudden a beeping sound comes from the dead man as a strange orange hologram of somekind appears on his left arm.
"I didn't do anything." Madsen says
"What the hell is that?" Demarco says
The Spartans continue to stare at the strange hologram as it continues flashing.
"Thorne you touch it." Madsen says
"Uh-Uh last time I touched some strange thing I got sent from a ship to a planet. The last thing I want is the opposite thing getting sent from here onto one of those ships up there." Thorne says
"I'll do it." Grant says as she walks to it and presses the flashing light.
All of a sudden a voice comes out from it. "Zeta Squad report in."
The Spartans stare at the thing in confusion.
"Uhh I think that things some kind of communicator." Madsen says
"Zeta Squad report!"
Thorne quickly acts "This is uhhh Zeta Squad we read you loud and clear over."
"Have you found the one known as the Master Chief?" the voice says stunning the Spartans who hear it.
"Uhh negative on that we have not made contact with him...Uhh what...what are suppose to do again with him?" Thorne asks
Palmer slaps her face at what Thorne just did...but to her amazement.
"Your orders are to find the one known as Master Chief and either kill him or subdue him. The Illusive Man wants to speak to him and see if he can turn him against Commander Shepard."
"Oh right yeah um well anyways no we haven't seen him." Thorne says
"Things seem to be getting busy out there. I want you to return to the UNSC Headquarters. We'll send a fake transmission out and lure the Hero here. We'll have to deal with the one known as Arbiter later. First this Master Chief." the voice says as the communication ends.
"Uhhh did that make any sense to anyone?" Madsen says
"Whoever these guys are it seems they want you Chief and the Arbiter for some reason." Demarco says
"No wonder we haven't been able to get in contact with the base." Palmer says
"I'd best go and see what's going on." Chief says
"Wait what? Chief didn't you hear them. They're after you...whoever they are." Palmer says
"It also seems that their after The Arbiter. I want you and your team to head to where he is and give him a warning as well as some support. I'll head to the HQ and see if there are any survivors there and also deal with these guys and also try and get some answers out of them." Chief says
"You don't want me to send Majestic or Crimson with you?" Palmer asks
"No thanks. I'll move faster by myself." Chief says as he then heads off.
"Are you sure we shouldn't go help him?" Madsen says as Chief exits the building.
"Madsen you do know who you're talking about right? I'm sure that whatever is thrown at him Chief will deal with it. He always does." Demarco says
Former ONI Alpha Site...
Current Designation: UNSC Headquarters of New Mombasa...
Chief carefully crosses the bridge as he heads to the UNSC Headquarters. Arriving at the entrace to the site he carefully checks the area to see no signs of enemy forces. Chief carefully begins making his way towards the building which had been changed since it's destruction during the Battle of Earth during the Human-Covenant War. The building had been rebuilt into a large twelve story building and had been made into a UNSC Headquarters just in case of another attack due to the cities location had the Storm Covenant ever decided to attack New Mombasa.
Chief walks through the deserted plaza of the site as the sounds of the battle echo from the all around as the battle between the UNSC and Separatist Covenant against the Unknown Enemy raged on as explosions sounded throughout the quiet area Chief was in. Chief soon finds himself at the entrance of the building and carefully enters with his Assault Rifle at the ready as he steadily enters.
Meanwhile on the Top Floor of the building...
Two Cerberus Assault Troopers check through some crates labeled UNSC as they look at the weapons.
"This is how far Humanity has gotten in this universe? Huh pathetic."
"Yeah well whoever this Master Chief fella is. He's sure got the full attention of the Illusive Man."
"What the...you hear that?"
"Yeah what is that?"
All of a sudden a blue box appears before the two Cerberus soldiers confusing them as they point their weapons at it.
"Check it out!"
The Cerberus soldier on the left slowly moves forward still keeping his Hornet pointed at the strange blue box. As he gets right next to it all of a sudden one side of the door opens up as a man with brown spiked up hair, wearing a blue suit with red pinstripes pokes his head out of the entrance.
The Doctor pokes his head out of the door to see if he arrived at the right spot when all of a sudden.
The Doctor looks to his right to see a Cerberus Soldier pointing his gun at him.
"Oh my...that's the second time I've gotten a gun pointed at my face." The Doctor says
"Who are you!" The Cerberus soldier yells
"Uhh sorry I uh must of arrived at a wrong time I'll just be leaving now." The Doctor says as he quickly pulls his head back into the TARDIS.
"Hey stop!" The Cerberus soldier yells as he is about to head into the TARDIS when all of a sudden he is punched right in the face and falls down backwards to revealing the attacker to be Commander Shepard.
"What the!" The other Cerberus soldier says as he is about to fire his gun when all of a sudden Shepard ducks down to reveal Garrus aiming his Mantis Sniper Rifle and fires the shot killing the other Cerberus soldier before he can pull the trigger.
Shepard opens the other side of the door as he along with the rest of his team walk out with their weapons at the ready followed by The Doctor.
"Doctor you neglected to mention anything about Cerberus." Shepard says
"I'm just as surprised as you are Shepard Cerberus doesn't exist in this Universe. Something's not right something's not quite right how did Cerberus get into this Universe the Reapers yes but Cerberus no...no something's quite wrong here." The Doctor says
The downed Cerberus soldier groans as he begins to recover from the hit.
"Looks like sleeping beauty here is waking up." James says
"Hold we'll question him for some information first. We need to find out how and why Cerberus is here." Shepard says
The Cerberus soldier gets up and turns around to find a Predator pistol pointed at him causing him to raise his hands up in the air.
"Alright you better answer my questions otherwise you'll end up like your friend over there." Shepard says
The Cerberus soldier at first says nothing when..."THIS IS DELTA..."
The Doctor quickly pulls something out of his blue suit's pocket and points it at the Cerberus soldier and pushes a button as a strange sound emits from the device. Just like that the Cerberus soldier finds his communicator not functioning.
"What was that?" Shepard asks looking at the Doctor as he holds up a strange device in his hand.
"Oh right forgot to mention it too ya. This here is my Sonic Screwdriver all I did was disable that fellas Communicator so he couldn't get that message out and all." The Doctor says
"That thing a weapon?" Garrus asks
"This little thing Oh no no no no no I don't like weapons I reeeeally dislike weapons and killing not my style." The Doctor says
"What's that Sonic Scredriver do then?" Liara asks
"Oh it can do a lot of things so many that we don't have a lot of time to say what it can do. But it's the best tool of a Time Lord and the only thing it can't do is work on stuff that is made of wood and that's about it." The Doctor says
"This Sonic Screwdriver tool of yours sounds quite amazing Doctor." EDI says
"Yes thank you for the compliment so yeah you can get back to what you were doing Shepard." The Doctor says
"Thanks." Shepard says as he turns his attention back to the Cerberus soldier
"Now then where were we oh yeah. So how did Cerberus get here?" Shepard asks
"Go to hell!" the Cerberus soldier says
"Not the answer I was looking for." Shepard says as he motions to Garrus who walks up to the Cerberus soldier and using the butt end of his gun hits him in the stomach as the Cerberus soldier let's out a gasp of air.
"Try again." Shepard says
"You'd better talk my friend here was a former C-Sec Officer and I'm pretty sure that he'd have worse ways of getting information out of you." Shepard says as Garrus cracks his knuckles.
"Alright alright! The Reapers spoke to us through one of our men who had become indoctrinated. When the Illusive Man warned the Reapers about the Citadel the Reapers no longer attacked us since we helped them. When the Reapers had learned about the awakening of the lady known as Minerva from the First Civilization they had already known about the plans she had set in motion. That plan that involved uniting all the Heroes and Armies of the entire Multiverse and everything and asked the Illusive Man for help. You may think that by destroying our main base that you defeated us. But we have more bases then that and as long as the Illusive Man lives we will all serve him. The Reapers asked us to help them in dealing with the Heroes while they dealt with the armies. The Reapers gave us the technology we needed to build a couple of teleporters to send us throughout the Multiverse to deal with the Heroes. So while the Reapers attack the other Universes and deal with the armies we deal with the Heroes." The Cerberus soldier says
Hearing this stuns Shepard and the others at what they just heard.
"Cerberus and the Reapers are actually working together?" Shepard says
"Yeah after all we both share a common enemy...you." the Cerberus soldier says
The Cerberus soldier then without warning attacks Garrus trying to grab the sniper rifle causing Shepard to have no choice but shoot the Cerberus soldier shooting him in the head killing him as his body falls to the ground.
"Great as if things weren't bad enough now we have Cerberus AND the Reapers working together and trying to kill the Heroes and Armies we need if we have any chance of winning this war." Ashley says
Tali then looks away and notices something and walks over to a nearby window and stares out into the city "Shepard." Tali says getting the others attention as they head over to the window and look out to see the city as smoke pillars rise into the air and explosions go off around and over the city.
"The Reapers..." Shepard says
"We better hurry and find the heroes." The Doctor says as he all of a sudden runs back to the TARDIS.
"Doctor?" Shepard says
"Yep just hold on for a moment! Let's see uh oh! No wait not this ummm oh here it is." THe Doctor's voice is heard from inside the TARDIS.
The Doctor then comes out holding a small handheld device in his hand.
"Here we go!" the Doctor says
Shepard and his team soon join up with him walking away from the windows.
"And that would be?" James says
"Why this here is the Hero tracker! Built myself on the way to your ship and well yeah. Knew we were going to be looking for heroes and whatnot and so made this thing here which can track any and all heroes in any and all universes." The Doctor says
"Really? And has it been...tested?" Shepard asks
The Doctor then looks at the device again and back up at the group.
"Well...No not exactly I haven't exactly been looking for heroes before and all and like I said I just built this." The Doctor says
"Buuttt according to this one of our Heroes are actually in this building." The Doctor says
"You said that there was two though right?" Ashley asks
"Yeah and according to this...oh my that's a long way from here. Yeah he's nowhere near us but he is in the city." The Doctor says
Shepard and the others then stare out at the city as the sounds of battle echo through a broken window.
"The other ones...somewhere out there?" Garrus asks
"Yep." The Doctor says
"Alright then we'll just have to split up then for this. Doctor can you use your TARDIS to land near that other Heroes position?" Shepard asks
"Yeah no problem I can do that." The Doctor says
"Alright then here's the plan then I'll look for the hero in this building by myself. Cerberus might still be in this building and this hero is going to be needing help. I want the rest of you to go with the Doctor and find the second hero in the city." Shepard says
"Wait Shepard you staying here by yourself?" Ashley asks
"Things are a lot more worse in the city. I need all of you together to save that hero. Thing's aren't as bad in here I can handle a couple of Cerberus soldiers." Shepard says
"You sure Loco?" James asks
"Yeah I'm sure." Shepard says
"Well if that's the case hold on for just a moment!" The Doctor says as he runs back into the TARDIS.
The Doctor comes out a minute later holding a metallic briefcase and holds his hands out to Shepard who looks at it confused.
"What's with that?" Shepard asks
"Just in case." The Doctor says opening the case to reveal to Shepard some guns that are recognizable to him such as the M-15 Vindicator, M-76 Revenant, M-100 Grenade Launcher and a couple of Inferno Grenades.
"Wait I thought you weren't a man for weapons?" Shepard says
"Well I got these from the stuff you packed up and placed it in this briefcace so you could carry these around along with the rest of your weapons." The Doctor says
"Why would I need these extra guns exactly Doctor?" Shepard asks
"While none of these heroes know about me I know a lot about them. After all I did know about you and all your friends and I do have a machine that can travel across space and time meaning that I know pretty much any and all things throughout the entire multiverse. And if this hero is who I think it is and the timeline is correct and since he might think you are with these fellas since well the weapons and armor most likely...trust me when I say that you are going to be needing these. At the most try to take him down but don't kill him. Trust me this hero is going to be of great help to us as we recruit the rest of the heroes and armies." The Doctor says as he closes the briefcase.
Shepard looks at the case again and then finally grabs it as he places it on the middle of his back.
"Be careful and take care of my team Doctor." Shepard says
"Same goes for you Shepard be careful." The Doctor says
"Wait how will I know who to look for?" Shepard asks
"Oh yeah that's right uh hold out your Omni-Tool would ya?" The Doctor asks
Shepard activates and holds out his Omni-Tool as the Doctor takes out his Sonic Scredriver and activates it pointing it over the Omni-Tool.
"There ya go when you see the hero this thing is going to start lighting up." The Doctor says as he puts away his Sonic Screwdriver and heads back to the TARDIS.
"Be careful all of you." Shepard says to his team
"You too Shepard." Ashley says as the team heads into the TARDIS after the Doctor as James closes the door.
The TARDIS begins making its sound
And then disappears.
"All right then...let's do this." Shepard says as he pulls out his M-8 Avenger should he encounter any Cerberus soldiers and then heads off.
Meanwhile on the 3rd Floor of the building...
A squad of Cerberus soldiers stand about with two of them sitting on some chairs and another one sitting on a table.
"I don't like it haven't heard anything from Alpha or Delta Squads on the 2nd floor." The Cerberus Centurion says
"Relax sir it seems that something messed up the communications engineers are working on the problem right now." One of the soldiers say
All of a sudden the sound of the elevator moving is heard as the squad looks at the door.
"What the hell?"
"Ah it's probably one of the squads coming up here to show that their okay or report something."
The elevator door opens up but shows no one on there.
"What in the world?" One of the Assault Troopers say causing the ones sitting down to stand up as the squad gathers close to each other and looks at the empty elevator. Just then something rolls out of the elevator towards the squad as they look down to see what it is and see a small green ball.
"Is that a..."
"Grenade!" the Centurion yells as he dives backwards just as the grenade goes off blowing away the Assault Troopers and killing them.
Chief comes out from the side of the elevator and charges forward as the Centurion gets back up and sees him coming.
"Oh shit!" The Centurion says as he tries to pull out his gun but has no time to react as Chief pulls up his M6H pistol and fires a shot which travels right through the head of the Centurion killing him.
Chief stops in his tracks and looks around at his handiwork. Chief wasn't liking at what he had encountered so far. Whoever these guys were had mercilessly killed all the UNSC personnel in the building both combatants and non-combatants alike. He had so far encountered no survivors and had taken care of the two squads on the 2nd floor and decided to work his way all the way up the building to try and secure it planning on leaving some of these men alive so he can find out who they were and why they were looking for him and the Arbiter.
"I heard an explosion and gunshot down this way!" A voice calls out as Chief looks up hearing the voice come from the hallway to left.
Chief quickly acts and notices a opened ventilation shaft above him meaning that these men were thorough in their search searching the air ducts for survivors even. Chief jumps upwards and quietly crawls in and stares out through the opening. Soon a group of 15 Cerberus soldiers arrive on the scene as they have their weapons at the ready and scan the area,
"What the hell happened here?" A Assault Trooper says
"Looks like we got an unwelcomed guest." Another Trooper says
"Great and if things weren't already bad with the comms off!" Another Trooper says
"Quiet everyone and search around I want the bastard who did this dead." The Centurion says
As the Cerberus soldiers begin searching the area one of them stands right under the open ventilation giving Chief an idea who quickly readies his pistol and pulls out a grenade. After waiting for a couple seconds to see if he would move away Chief goes into action jumping through the ventilation just as the Cerberus Assault Trooper begins to look up out of curiosity as Chief plants his boots right into the Troopers chest kicking the trooper to the ground at full impact taking him out.
Chief reacts quickly priming his grenade and tossing it at four Cerberus soldiers to his left and jump rolls forward.
One of the four troopers yell but is too late as the grenade explodes and takes the four of them out.
Chief rolls forward and gets into the crouch position as he raises his pistol to his right and fires his rounds into three Cerberus Troopers who are each hit a couple times and go down.
"Take him out!" The Centurion yells as he along with the rest of the remaining six Assault Troopers open fire on Chief who quickly runs towards the crates and slides over the top of them into cover as the rounds hit the crates and the wall. Chief reloads his pistol and puts it away as he pulls out his MA5D and waits for the enemy soldiers to stop firing. As the Cerberus soldiers begin to reload their guns Chief pops out of cover and fires his gun in short bursts managing to take out five of the Cerberus troopers.
Chief finds his gun out of ammo due to the battle with the Reaper forces as well as the Cerberus soldiers from the second floor and hops over the crates and charges forward towards the two remaining Cerberus soldiers. The Assault Trooper reloads his Hornet and raises the gun just for Chief to push his gun up into the air with his right hand making the soldier fire his gun and waste ammo and follow up with a powerful punch into the stomach making the trooper bend over and let out a gasp of air from the punch as Chief finishes him off by rolling over his back still holding the hand with the gun and getting behind him. Chief then breaks the troopers arm as the trooper let's out a scream of pain and Chief who grabs his neck with his right hand pulls him up and then slams his head into the wall breaking the troopers skull and leaving a large dent on the wall as Chief then throws him to the ground.
"You'll pay for that!" The Centurion says as he charges forward with his Shock Baton out and swings it at Chief who ducks under it and then grabs the Centurion's throat with his left hand and then throws him down on the ground. The Centurion even though he is wearing his armor still feels a powerful pain travel throughout his body almost as if he got hit by a truck and then sees as Chief puts a gun to his head and Chief pulls the trigger...
Chief stands back up and looks around making sure their all dead and when he's 100% sure heads off.
Meanwhile on the 9th Floor...
Shepard has so far encountered not a lot of resistance from Cerberus forces fighting past only two squads on the last two levels. Shepard arrived on the 9th Floor and started making his way through the entire floor making sure to clear it of Cerberus forces to lower the danger level once he found the hero. As he made his way into what seemed to be the medical center for this floor he all of a sudden heard Cerberus soldiers heading his way about to come through the other side of the rooms door. Shepard quickly ducked down behind a bed and looked out from under as he soon sees two Cerberus Assault Troopers walk in.
"Huh man all this stuff is way too much to take in this whole...Multiverse thing and stuff." The one on the left says
"No kidding finding this out would probably mostly be compared to when humanity found out we weren't along in the galaxy anymore." the other one says
"Maybe but nowhere as near as this." the other one says
Shepard readied his M-3 Predator pistol and by looking under the bed took aim at the Cerberus soldier on the left. Just then another Cerberus trooper runs into the room.
"Hey did you hear we got the comms back up and running problem is we haven't heard any word from the squads on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th floors! Orders are to head to the 5th and set up an ambush for whoever's taking out our guys." the trooper says
"Let's go then!" the one on the left says
Shepard hearing this decides to react quickly and fires shots into the heads of the first two Cerberus troopers taking them out in quick succession.
"What the!" the Assault Trooper yells as Shepard pops out of cover pointing his Predator at the Trooper.
The Assault Trooper acts quickly and radios in "This is Charlie 6 Shepard's here! He's on the 9th floor!"
Shepard then fires a shot into the troopers head killing him.
"Hopefully that will take some pressure off the Hero whoever he is." Shepard says as he heads off.
Both Shepard and Chief continue to fight their way through many Cerberus soldiers as all the Cerberus soldiers try their best to kill both the heroes.
On the 5th Floor Chief finishes off a Centurion driving his knife into his chest and then ripping it out when he looks up to sees two Cerberus Phantoms appear down the hallway. The two draw their Monomolecular Blades and get into battle stances with their right hands pointed out and their blades behind them. Shepard stares at the two and then readies his combat knife holding it in his right hand. The Phantoms make the first move as they both charge forward at the same time too which Chief gives a reply as he begins to charge forward too. Both the Phantoms and Chief run at top speeds towards each other down the narrow hallway as they prepare to engage each other drawing closer...and closer to each other. The Phantom on the right makes the first move jumping over and attempting to slice Chief's head off which Chief is quick to react too and block with his blade as the Phantom flies over him and safely lands behind him. The second Phantom jumps up into the air and brings her blade down on Chief who blocks the blade with his knife as the two become deadlocked. Chief however quickly gains the upper hand due to his augmented and multiplied by his armor strength and pushes the blade up into the air forcing the Phantom to stagger back a little and follows with a kick to the chest sending the Phantom flying down the hallway and hitting the ground and rolling back a bit. Chief then quickly turns in time to block the other Phantom's blade who quickly pulls is back and attempts to kick Chief in the head who just throws his head back to dodge the kick.
Chief then notices his motion sensor and looks behind him to see the other Phantom who survived the kick but with a lot of broken bones in her body raise her right hand and fire her Phase Disruptor too which Chief quickly sees coming and dodges causing the shot to hit the other Phantom and send her flying. Chief looks to see the other Phantom sent flying and turns his attention back to the other one as he sees her take aim with her gauntlet again. Chief throws his knife up into the air and catches it by the blade and then throws it at the Phantom and in just a mere second the knife strikes her and imbeds itself into her skull as she then falls backwards onto the ground dead. Chief turns his attention back to the other one just as it recovers and charges at him again and jumps sideways and attempts to kick down the Chief's body to which Chief catches her leg in the air causing the Phantom to fall on the ground and Chief then slam the Phantom into the wall and then throw her down the other side of the hallway as she hits the ground and rolls down the hallway before stopping near the end. The Phantom slowly and painfully gets back up trying to continue to fight and just as she stands up she sees the Chief charge right towards her and drive his left fist into her face as he slides past her and she falls backwards onto the ground with the helmet all cracked up.
Meanwhile on the 7th floor Shepard finds himself pinned behind some desks as a group of seven Cerberus Assault Troopers fire their weapons at him. Shepard pops out of cover and fires off a short burst from his Avenger and takes out two of the Assault Troopers. Shepard quickly gets back into cover as two rounds hit the desktop mere inches from him as he begins thinking of a plan. Shepard comes up with one and powers up his Biotics. He waits for the right moment and when it comes he pops out of cover and casts Singularity which catches hold of three of the Troopers as they struggle in the air. Shepard pulls out his Predator pistol and fires a single shot into each of the three as he slides over the desktop towards the Cerberus soldiers. One of the other Troopers pops out of cover and is about to fire but Shepard counters and casts the Stasis on the Cerberus soldier who freezes in place. The other Trooper sees this and pops out of cover as well but Shepard uses his Charge and in a split second flies towards nad rams right into the Cerberus trooper sending him flying into the wall. Just as the Stasis ends Shepard puts the Predator at the Troopers head and fires a round into him.
Just then he notices a flash of red appear on his eyes and disappear and looks to see a Nemesis on the balcony for the floor above him and quickly dives into cover as the Nemesis fires a shot which hits the desk. Shepard puts away his Predator and pulls out his M-92 Mantis and slowly peeks over the desk to see if the Nemesis is still there to which he gets his answer with a round that hits mere meters away from his face. Shepard looks to his left and right and then decides to go to the left noticing a small gap between a pillar and a desk he could hide behind and and hopefully get a shot off. Shepard quickly gets down on his stomach and begins to slowly and quietly crawl towards his position. Meanwhile the Nemesis continues to scan the area Shepard is trapped in making sure he can't make a break for the doorway or run anywhere else. The Nemesis slowly and steadily scans to her right with the sniper rifle but then sees something in between a desk and pillar. The Nemesis scans back and sees something just as a flash is seen and the sound of a gun firing is heard. Shepard fires the Mantis with the round travelling through the scope and going in and out of the Nemesis's eye. With the Nemesis dealt with Shepard gets back up and heads off.
Chief arrives at the staircase and begins running up the staircase towards the sixth floor.
Meanwhile Shepard arrives at the elevator and after calling it up and entering it begins to head to the sixth floor as well.
Chief kicks down the door with his pistol drawn and quickly scans all around for signs of the enemy soldiers too see no sign of them. With the area cleared Chief quickly takes off to his left and begins checking each room for any survivors of enemy soldiers. As Chief finishes clearing the tenth room he heads to the next one and soon comes across a double sided opened door and gets against the wall as he prepares to check the room. Chief has his pistol at the ready and slowly breathes in as he jumps out of cover and raises his pistol upwards should he encounter any Cerberus soldiers. What he finds instead however is the UNSC Armory with the weapons that remain in there. Surprisingly the majority of the weapons are all still stacked up on their racks with some weapons on the floor with grenades and ammo packed in their crates.
Chief lowers his pistol and walks into the armory as he looks at all the weapons.
"Whoever these guys are must of attacked without warning for most of the weapons to be in here still." Chief says to himself also remembering that he is low on ammo and still needs to clear this floor and the top upper floors still.
Chief heads in and starts packing up on some ammo for his Assault Rifle and decides to replace his pistol as he places it aside and picks up a M45D Shotgun since things were going to be close quarters fighting most likely and packs up on Shotgun shells. He also grabs a couple more Grenades and also comes across some Covenant Plasma Grenades finding a crate of Covenant weapons as well behind some other UNSC crates and grabs a couple of them too. With all he needs Chief then leaves the armory.
Chief soon walks into what appears to be this floors main plaza. The plaza littered with rubble all around as well as showing signs of battle with shell casings on the ground, spent gun mag's and also finds a in-place M247H Heavy Machine gun and spent casings by its side. The plaza itself has a desk near the back, with pillars lining on both sides of the room holding up walkways for the floor above, with some more desks and chairs also lying about the area wither destroyed, flipped over or in perfect conditions, as well as some large square planters in the center with some grass and each with at least one tree growing out. Seeing no signs of the unknown enemy troops Chief is about to head out when he hears the ding of the elevator arriving on the floor sound. Chief looks towards the elevator and then looks around and hurries to get behind a pillar as he gets behind it and readies his Assault Rifle.
Shepard walks out of the elevator with his M-8 Avenger raised up as he scans for signs of Cerberus troops. Shepard moves slowly and cautiously as he moves past the first pillar and quickly turns to his right to see and open plaza and scans for Cerberus activity. Shepard continues to walk slowly sideways as he walks past the second pillar still seeing no sign of Cerberus. Shepard then turns to his left and once again looks down the hall to see if he can spot any Cerberus soldiers.
Chief quietly peers out from behind the pillar he is hiding behind and soon sees a human male walk past the second pillar. Chief notices the strange armor and weapons but notices the face looks exactly human unlike the other soldiers he had encountered so far who's faces looked like those of the creatures he was fighting. Chief didn't know what to make of the person as he certainly had the weapons and armor that almost closely resembles that of the other enemy soldiers in terms of the looks of what the armor was made out of. The armor didn't look like any of the soldiers he had encountered before's uniforms but he was wielding a weapon that once again was something that he had ever seen before. For all he knew this was perhaps the leader of whoever these men were. He was wearing armor the likes no other human had ever seen before and wielding a weapon that was not in any databases on known weapons. Not wanting to take any chances Chief carefully takes careful aim at the man before him.
Shepard passes by the fourth pillar and soon lowers his Avenger as he doesn't see any sign of Cerberus activity on this level. Shepard turns around but all of a sudden rounds start landing all around him as bullets hit the pillar and wall whizzing by him and with some of the shots hitting his armor which thankfully is protected by his Kinetic Barrier as Shepard quickly jumps behind two desks to his left. Shepard then peers out from the side of his cover trying to see where the shots came from. Peering out Shepard sees what appears to be someone or something behind a pillar on the other side but the figure fires his gun causing Shepard to quickly move his head back into cover.
Chief ejects the empty mag tossing it to the ground and then puts another mag into his MA5D. However the man on the other side pops out of cover and opens fire with his gun at Chief with three rounds hitting him before he can get back into cover as a couple more rounds hit the pillar. Chief waits in cover as his energy shields then recharge from the damage. Chief takes out and preps his M9 Grenade as he slowly moves to the other side of the pillar. Chief primes the grenade as Shepard continues to wait for the figure to appear out from behind the pillar still aiming his Avenger at the pillar but soon notices the figure pop out from the other side of the pillar and toss something at him. Shepard looks into the air and notices it to be a grenade as it flies towards him.
"Shit." Shepard says as he quickly runs to his left as the grenade lands near the desks. The grenade explodes destroying the desks and sending rubble flying into the air as Shepard runs away from the blast.
Chief runs back to the other side of the pillar and notices the man running and takes aim and begins firing his Assault Rifle at the man as he runs down the hall past the pillars. Shepard hears the figure firing his gun as bullets fly all around him hitting the wall and floor around him with a couple of shots hitting him and taking out some of his Kinetic Barrier's power as Shepard quickly turns past the last pillar and slides towards the planter in front of him. Chief steps out of cover and begins making his way to the planter in front of him trying to get a better angle on the man just as the man pops out of cover and and opens fire with his gun. Chief quickly returns fire with his assault rifle as the two men exchange fire at one another with rounds flying past them, hitting around them or hitting the target but Chief's Energy Shields and Shepard's Kinetic Barriers both absorb the rounds as Chief then gets behind the cover of the planter. Shepard ducks down and reloads his Avenger as Chief also reloads his gun. Shepard pops out of cover and fires off a burst at Chief's position with Chief still behind cover however with the shots impacting the top of the planter. Chief also pops out of cover and fires off a short burst of ammo from his gun with Shepard quickly ducking back into cover causing the shots to miss.
Shepard takes out one of his frag grenades and primes it, he pops out of cover and tosses the grenade at Chief's position. Chief pops out of cover and is about to fire his gun when he notices the grenade flying towards him. Chief's reflexes kick in as he quickly gets out of cover and runs towards the back desk he saw just as the grenade hits the ground flies a couple of inches in the air and explodes. Shepard sees Chief running and fires his Avenger after him as Chief quickly retaliates holding his assault rifle with his right hand and firing it backwards at Shepard's position and quickly jumping and sliding over feet first the desk into cover. Chief lands in cover and reloads his assault rifle as he heads to the side of the desk and then pops out too see Shepard already aiming his gun at him and firing his assault rifle at Chief causing him to duck back into cover as the rounds hit the desk. Shepard knowing he's in an exposed position due to his attacker's position looks behind him and slowly begins to walk backwards while still aiming his assault rifle at Chief.
Chief however doesn't wait and quickly pops out of cover while Shepard tries to move back and fires his assault rifle towards the Commander hitting him a couple of times but to no avail as the Kinetic Barriers protect him just as Shepard turns the corner of the planter and gets back into cover. Chief loads in his last clip for his MA5D and peers out from behind his cover looking at where Shepard is. Chief quickly remembers the Heavy Machine Gun and quietly crawls his way to the other side of the desk and peers out to see the Machine Gun still there. Shepard meanwhile reloads his Avenger with his last thermal clip and tries to figure out what to do. Shepard decides to see if he can try flanking the man and so slowly and quietly begins to head to the other side of the planter and then peeks out. However as he does so however Chief who had quietly snuck up to the Machine Gun sees Shepard and quickly begins to fire his M247H at Shepard's position who barely dodges the shots.
"Fuck!" Shepard says quietly to himself
Chief continues to fire his Heavy Machine Gun at Shepard's position as rounds impact all around sending chunks of debris flying all around as the sounds of the bulllet impacting the top of the planter is heard by Shepard who keeps his head down. Shepard quickly comes up with a strategy and powers up his biotics. Shepard first casts the Barrier giving himself more protection and then quickly pops out of cover and sends the Chief a gift in form of the Lift Biotic which he aims at the Heavy Machine Gun hitting it as Chief jumps back to avoid the strange blue orb that flies towards him and soon notices as the Heavy Machine Gun begins to float in the air. Chief stares at the Commander and becomes confused in the strange blue aura that surrounds him but gets his mind back to action as he quickly runs to and jumps into the air and grabs the M247H out of the air and lands back on the ground as Shepard pulls out his Avenger again but sees Chief's actions. Chief quickly aims the Heavy Machine Gun at Shepard and let's loose firing at Shepard who quickly gets back into cover as Chief slowly begins backing up towards the doorway so he can get to the armory.
"Well that's just cheap." Shepard says to himself.
Shepard pulls out an Inferno Grenade and preps it for when Chief stops firing. Chief continues to fire his gun soon finding it out of ammo and just in time arriving at the doorway. Chief quickly drops the Heavy MG and turns around runs as Shepard tosses the Inferno Grenade at Chief too which the grenade lands and explodes at the doorway but Chief manages to escape the blast radius as he jumps forward. Shepard quickly puts away his Avenger and pulls out his Tempest and chases after Chief.
Chief quickly finds himself back at the armory and tosses aside his assault rifle as he then grabs a pair of SMG's and loads up on some ammo for them. Chief also decides to grab a Bubble Shield Grenade just in case and quickly exits the armory. Shepard quickly runs down the hallway keeping his Tempest aimed forward for when he encounters the figure who fired at him. As he turns down the hallway and moves towards the next hallway corridor Chief pops out of cover with his shotgun out and fires off a round which hits Shepard in the chest but is protected by his Kinetic Barriers as Chief pumps his shotgun again and fires to which Shepard dives into the side of the wall to dodge the shot and fires his Tempest at Chief causing Chief to get hit a couple of times as he rolls back into cover. Shepard cautiously moves forward still sticking to the wall as Chief down the hall preps one of his Plasma Grenades and then pops out of cover and tosses the grenade at Shepard who fires his Tempest but misses as Chief quickly gets back into cover. Shepard barely dodges the grenade standing straight up against the wall as the strange thing flies past him. Shepard looks at the object which lands on the ground and hears the hissing from it and doesn't like what he's hearing. Shepard thinks quickly and fires his Tempest at the wall in front of him putting 20 holes in the wall and runs at it crashing through it into another room as the Plasma Grenade goes off.
Chief looks out from cover and doesn't see Shepard but then notices the hole in the wall and knows that he must of went in there. Chief carefully walks out of cover with his shotgun trained right at the hole and makes his way towards it. Chief stands against the wall with the hole right next to him and takes out, primes, and tosses his M9 Grenade into the room making sure it's clear and the grenade goes off a couple seconds later. Chief then moves in and finds himself to what appears to be an NCO's office. Chief looks around and sees no sign of Shepard and lowers his guard when all of a sudden Shepard jumps out from behind a cabinet with his M-100 Grenade Launcher in hand and fires a shot at Chief hitting Chief directly in the chest and sending him flying out the hole and crashing through the other side of the wall finding himself in a lockers room as he crashes into a couple of lockers and knocks them over. Shepard steps out of the NCO office and sees Chief as he gets up from the shot as if he shrugs it off as nothing. Shepard acts quickly and begins to fire his grenade launcher at Chief who acts quickly and pulls out and plants into the ground the Bubble Shield grenade which activates and forms a shield dome around him as the shots impact but are blocked by the shield. Shepard sees nothing but smoke fill the room in front of him and lowers his grenade launcher. However he smoke begins to clear and expects to see a dead body but instead sees what appears to be a dome of some kind disappear and sees the figure still clouded by the smoke aim something at him.
Shepard acts quickly and casts the Barrier Biotic but unknown to him Chief takes aim at him with a Asymmetric Recoilless Carbine-920 which he found from one of the destroyed lockers and charges the gun up to full power and fires it at Shepard. The shot impacts into Shepard which sends him flying backwards back into the office and through the wall of that office, Chief gets up as he stares through three holes in the walls and tosses the Carbine aside.
Shepard meanwhile finds himself on a pile of rubble as he wakes up from the shot letting out a sigh of relief as he gets up from the rubble and rubs his head.
"That's going to hurt in the morning." Shepard says to himself rubbing his head.
Shepard stands up and looks around to find himself in this floors medical center. Shepard hears footsteps coming towards him and quickly looks around for somewhere to hide and heads off getting behind a bed on its side.
Chief steps into the room with his SMG's out and a M739 LMG on his back deciding to replace his shotgun with the LMG as he looks around for Shepard. Shepard meanwhile takes out his M-76 Revenant and gets ready to strike waiting for the right moment. As Chief turns to the right with his SMG's pointed that way searching for Shepard, Shepard leans out of cover and fires his Revenant at Chief who quickly turns to the shots and returns fire with his Duel SMG's while also walking his way towards cover as the two soldiers fire at each other in a hail of bullets both getting hit multiple times but being saved by their shields as Shepard gets back into cover to reload his Revenant and Chief flips a table on its side and gets behind it for cover. Chief places down his SMG's and takes out his LMG and peeks over the desk and opens fire at Shepard's position with the bullets easily ripping right through the mattress of the bed causing Shepard to run away from the bed as he jumps over another bed as he turns around and returns fire at Chief as he backs his way towards the door with the two continuing to exchange gunfire at each other. Chief ducks down behind the desk as he begins to reload his LMG as Shepard continues to fire his Revenant with the rounds travelling right through the desk all around Chief who finishes reloading his LMG and pops back out of cover and fires again at Shepard who quickly retreats through the door.
Chief puts his LMG on his back and grabs his SMG's and quickly heads after Shepard. Chief runs out the door Shepard left through and looks down both sides of the hallway when he looks to his right and sees the door to the staircase close. Chief quickly runs to the door and kicks it open with his SMG's pointed out as he quickly looks down and then up the staircase and sees Shepard running up the stairs. Chief takes aim with his SMG's and fires both SMG's at Shepard as he runs up the stairs with the bullets hitting the railing near Shepard who jumps away from the railing to dodge the shots and then runs back over and fires his Revenant down at Chief who also dodges the shots as they hit all around him but as a distraction so he can continue running up the stairs as Chief begins to give chase again.
Meanwhile in the City...
"INCOMIIINNNG!" A UNSC Marine yells as a rocket is fired from a Cerberus Mech which takes out a Marine and ODST who are sent flying into the air.
Cerberus soldiers move in and engage UNSC and Covenant forces as Marines, ODST's, Elites etc...engage these unknown forces that appeared before them.
"These are the same fuckers we took care of in that building!" Hoya says firing his shotgun
"Yeah well it seems that they brought along some friends of theirs!" Madsen says firing his sniper rifle taking out a Cerberus Assault Trooper.
"Are these the strange humans you told me about?" Thel asks Palmer nearby as they take cover behind some rubble.
"Yeah these are them alright but it seems they had some friends we didn't encounter before." Palmer says
Since Chief left Palmer along with Fireteam's Majestic and Crimson had linked up with the Arbiter along with the others who had also been joined by some ODST's by then and cleared the area of the strange creatures and got any civillians out of the area as well. As they were about to leave they were ambushed by these strange humans who this time brought in some support of their own in a form of a mech and some unit's that weren't encountered before.
An ODST continued to fire his MA5D when all of a sudden he notices a red dot appear on his helmet and became confused. However when he saw where the red dot was coming from he noticed a sniper.
"SNIPER!" The ODST yells out when the Nemesis fires and hits the ODST with the round travelling right through the visor killing the ODST.
The Marine next to him armed with a DMR sees the sniper and fires it at the Nemesis managing to take her out.
"Move forward!" A Centurion yells as Cerberus soldiers begin to move in on the Marines and Covenant. The Marines and Covenant continue to fire their weapons managing to take out a couple of Cerberus soldiers but having trouble dealing with the Guardians due to their shields.
"Snipers aim between the gaps in their shields!" Palmer orders.
Any snipers in the group do just that as they carefully take aim and fire at the Guardians managing to get between the gaps and taking out some of the Guardians. The Atlas however continues to prove a problem as the pilot continues to advance forward and fires another rocket which takes out a Elite and some Grunts and Jackals. A couple of Drones take off and fly towards the Atlas in an attempt to take it out from behind. However the pilot sees this and takes aim and begins firing his Mass Accelerator Cannon taking out two of the Drones who fall out of the air. Some of the Assault Troopers on the ground give some assistance and fire their weapons at the drones who are all soon shot down.
"Where the hell are our Launchers!" Palmer yells
"We used up all our rockets! We don't have any left!" A Marine yells back
The Atlas Pilot continues to move forward and then begins to take aim at where Palmer and the Arbiter are.
"Commander!" Thel yells getting Palmer's attention as she sees the Atlas take aim at them.
"Oh shit!" Palmer yells as she and the Arbiter quickly get up from their cover and begin to retreat as rounds from the Cerberus soldiers hit all around them.
The Atlas fires the rocket which hits where Palmer and the Arbiter were once before as Palmer and The Arbiter get behind a destroyed Wraith and fire their weapons at the Atlas which continues forward.
"This battle is not going in our favor!" Thel says
"No kidding!" Palmer says firing her DMR and managing to take out a Assault Trooper who attempts to move forward.
"We must retreat to a better position before we are wiped out!" Thel says
"You probably right!" Palmer says
All of a sudden a rocket is fired from atop a building behind the Cerberus forces but hits and destroys the Atlas.
"What the?" Palmer says to herself
"Uhh what just happened?" Thorne says to Demarco the two in the front behind a destroyed Warthog.
All of a sudden someone opens up on the Cerberus forces from the building on their left and begins cutting them down as they try to figure out what the hell just happened. The Cerberus forces recuperate and begin firing at where the shots are coming from becoming distracted and giving the Marines and Covenant time to counter-attack them. Still not knowing what just happened Palmer puts it aside for now and orders everyone to open up on them while their distracted. The soldiers begin to fire at the Cerberus troops who become trapped between a crossfire. Some Cerberus soldiers try to return fire at the Marines and Covenant but become easy targets for the ones in the building while the Cerberus soldiers firing at the ones in the building become easy targets for the Marines and Covenant. A Phantom jumps from out of cover and activates her tactical cloak and moves towards the Marines and Covenant who haven't noticed her yet. All of a sudden she reappears in front of a Marine who becomes shocked and tries to fire his gun but is stabbed in the neck by the Phantom who jumps over him as Marines and the Covenant forces take notice of her.
"Somebody fucking get that son of a bitch!"
The Phantom holds up her right hand and casts a biotic barrier around her which deflect all the shots as the Marines and Covenant fire at her with all they got in an attempt to kill her. However as the Phantom lowers the Barrier and is about to reactivate her cloak she fails to notice the Arbiter appear behind her and then drive his Energy Sword through her lifting her up into the air and then pulling it out of her causing her dead body to fall to the ground.
"Well that's the end of that." Demarco says
"Anyone want to explain what the hell is going on? Cause I could've sworn we cleared that building before these guys jumped us." Madsen says
"What we thought you guys could use some help." A voice came from behind the group.
Palmer and the others turned to see two humans in strange armor followed by strange looking creatures or something with them causing Palmer and the others to raise their weapons at the group.
James and the others stop in their tracks and raise their hands up too show they aren't hostile.
"Woah hey we just saved your asses!" Ashley says
"And that we're thankful off but we have no idea who the hell you people are and who they are with you." Palmer says referring to Garrus, Tali, Liara, Javik and EDI.
"Easy their with us." James says
"Not to mention killing us isn't exactly a good way of showing appreciation to the ones who saved you guys." Garrus says shocking some of the soldiers hearing him speak the common english language.
"Alright everyone stand down." Palmer says causing everyone to lower their weapons as Ashley and the others put away their weapons to further show their non-hostility to them.
Just then the Doctor runs through the group with his Hero Tracker in hand running up too Palmer, Thel and the others who look at the man confusingly as he walks by Palmer pointing his tracker at her and then walks by Demarco, Thorne, Madsen, and then a couple of Marines, ODST's, and Elites each one pointing his Tracker towards them while looking at it and walking to each one without even looking at them or where he's going. Just then the Doctor stands in front of the Arbiter and his tracker begins lighting up in green indicating something to him.
"Ahh here we go found him." The Doctor says looking up from the tracker and then slowly looking up towards the Arbiter while still smiling as the Arbiter stares down at the Doctor and let's out a small growl indicating he wants personal space from him.
"Oh my..."The Doctor says taking a step backwards away from him.
"Alright just who the hell are you people?" Palmer asks
"(turns his attention to Palmer) Oh yes right sorry for not introducing ourselves my name's The Doctor and these here are my friends the two humans Ashley Williams and James Vega, the Quarian the one with the mask on Tali Zorah, the Asari the blue one there Liara T'Soni, the Turian the one with those healing scars on his face Garrus Vakarian, the AI there in a synthetic body EDI, and the last Prothean the one with the four eyes Javik." The Doctor says
"Prothean? He looks nothing like one of those things." Thorne says looking at Javik who becomes confused by the comment.
"Well he's not exactly your version of Protheans. No not at all in fact quite very different he;s actually a living being, and he can do some stuff they can't do." The Doctor says
"Wait...what do you mean our version?" Palmer asks
"sssss riiiigght ummm yeah we got some explaining to do. That's for sure." The Doctor says
"You can say that again umm..." Palmer says
"The Doctor." Doctor says
"What just the Doctor?" Demarco asks
"Dude just go with it you can ask all you want he just calls himself the Doctor." James says
"Well umm it's a uh long story." The Doctor says
"And there is no short version of it. Not unless you want to fully understand it." Liara says
Back at the UNSC HQ...
Chief kicks open the door to the 8th Floor finding himself entering into an open area with a large open area in front of him with pillars and planters with grass circling it with the next floor's walkways above with a security room on the walkway as well. Chief carefully scans the area with his BR85 which he had picked up from a opened UNSC crate back on the 7th floor along with a Sniper Rifle System 99-S5 Anti-Matériel. As he looks for Shepard, Shepard takes careful aim with his M-92 Mantis as he looks out through the destroyed window of the security room. Shepard finally sees his opponent seeing it to be someone wearing a large bulky green armor with a gold visor. Shepard begins getting a strange feeling that he shouldn't fire his weapon but cannot figure out what that feeling is. As he aims straight for the head Shepard fires the Mantis which hits Chief in the head but the Energy Shield protects Chief and looks at the security room and sees the Mantis's barrel sticking out through the window and retaliates by firing his BR85 at the window while heading to cover behind a pillar as Shepard reloads his Mantis and fires another shot which lands left of Chief who fires another burst and gets into cover. Chief pops out of cover and fires his BR85 at Shepard as the rounds impact below the gun as Shepard fires another shot which Chief dodges getting back into cover. Chief quickly comes up with a plan as he kneels down against the wall with his gun pointing down to the ground. Chief looks around and finds a piece of rubble too which he places under the stock of the battle rifle which holds it up in position with the barrel still pointing down as he then grabs the Sniper Rifle from his back and prones down and begins to crawl in the opposite direction.
Shepard continues to keep his scope trained at the pillar unknown to Chief who uses the grass to conceal himself as he crawls to an excellent spot to get a shot off at Shepard. Chief soon gets a good angle on Shepard and carefully takes aim with his gun. Shepard all of a sudden begins to think something's up as he hasn't seen the gun move making him wonder what that strange armored man is doing. All of a sudden his gun is hit and destroyed as Chief fires his sniper and takes out Shepard's Mantis who tosses it aside and brings out his M-15 Vindicator and rushes out of the security room. Chief begins tracking Shepard's movement and fires his sniper rifle after him with the first round missing hitting behind him. Chief readjust his sniper and fires again this time hitting Shepard on his shoulder and the impact of the round making him flinch from it's impact. Chief then fires again hitting Shepard in the foot causing him to fall over but luckily the Kinetic Barriers protected him both times from the shots. Shepard gets back up and sights Chief and fires on his position with his Vindicator as the rounds hit Chief who gets up and reloads his sniper rifle and fires off three rounds at Shepard as he slowly walks sideways missing two times but hitting him again with the third shot. Chief ditches the sniper rifle and runs behind a pillar as he looks around for a weapon but then notices a UNSC crate in front of him. Chief walks up to it with the pillar blocking Shepard's sight and opens it up to reveal a M6 Grindell/Galilean Nonlinear Rifle.
"Now we're talking," Chief says to himself as he grabs it.
Chief gets back behind the pillar and then pops out of cover and begins powering up the Spartan Laser. Shepard is about to fire his gun when he notices the Spartan Laser as the barrel begins to glow bright red.
"Oh boy..." Shepard says to himself as Chief fires the Spartan Laser too which Shepard runs away from the railing but Chief actually aiming it at the ceiling of the walkway on his floor causing the walkway to collapse from under Shepard who falls down with it.
Chief lowers his Spartan Laser and places it aside as he then grabs a M6H pistol which was also in the same crate with the Spartan Laser and begins to make his way towards the rubble. Chief begins walking through the rubble as he begins checking for the body of the man soon coming across his destroyed weapon under a rock. All of a sudden he picks something up on his motion sensor behind him and turns around just in time as Shepard steps out from under some rubble with his M-3 raised and fires his pistol with Chief firing his pistol at the same time as well. Both shots go past each other in the air but both shots manage to hit and damage the opponents pistol which both Shepard and Chief look at and then toss aside.
With no more weapons in hand Chief takes out his combat knife and holds it with the blade backwards in a reverse grip as he gets into a fighting stance. Shepard powers up his Biotics as he prepares to fight Chief. Both soldiers stare at each other waiting for one another to make the first move...
Shepard makes the first move as he casts a Shockwave towards Chief who's augmented reflexes kick in as he rolls to his right to dodge the shockwave which proceeds past him. Chief rolls off the rubble and into the open area and looks up to see Shepard charge at him and then jump into the air and raise his right arm. Shepard activates his Omni-Blade while in mid-air and drives it downwards towards Chief who quickly flips backwards causing the Omni-Blade to go into the ground instead. Shepard pulls his Omni-Blade out of the ground as it then retracts and de-activates. Shepard charges up his Biotics and then casts the Charge as he disappears and in a split second impacts into Chief who is sent flying into a pillar behind him crashing through it into the wall. Chief gets up shaking it off and looks at Shepard who stands ready for another round. Chief looks down and finds a sharp chunk of rock and picks it up, Chief then twists around and throws the rock like a frisbee at Shepard who barely dodges the rock as it skins his head. Shepard looks at Chief amazed by the speed he was able to throw that but gets his mind back into battle as he uses lift on a medium sized broken piece of pillar from the rubble behind him and then casts throw as he then throws the pillar at Chief. Chief merely charges forward towards the pillar and then jumps over the pillar and then flies towards Shepard as he sticks his right foot out and before Shepard can react kicks Shepard right in the chest sending him flying into the wall hitting it and then falling off it.
"(groans and then looks at his armor to see a dent on his armor) Shit...this guy's got some power." Shepard says looking at Chief who stands back up.
"This guy's got some weird stuff and is good I can give him that." Chief says to himself
Shepard stands back up and looses his balance stumbling to his right but manages to get back up as he powers up his Biotics again. Shepard then quickly casts Singularity which appears behind Chief who looks behind to see a strange black orb appear behind him and then feel as if it's trying to suck him in. Chief struggles to get away from the gravitational pull this thing is doing which amazes Shepard seeing this as no one had ever before been able to escape from a singulairty pull before. Chief then quickly plants his hands and feet firmly into the ground in an attempt to hold himself in place as the thing tries to pull him in. Shepard sees a chance and charges towards Chief as he prepares to give him a Biotic Slam. Chief looks up as he sees Shepard charging towards him, Chief looks behind him as the Singularity continues to try and pull him in but knows that he has to do something to defend himself from the attack. Shepard charges forward and jumps up into the air and raises his right hand as he prepares to deliver the Slam...all of a sudden without warning Chief using all of his strength pushes himself off the ground and into the air towards Shepard and pulls back his right arm. Both Shepard and Chief fly at each other and then throw their punches at each other with their punches connecting in the air.
The powerful punch of the two warriors sends out a powerful blast of air outwards from them as the grasses in the planters blow back from the force of the two contacts. Somehow Chief's punch causes a Biotic explosion that forms from the two fists and explodes outwards sending both Chief and Shepard flying. Chief is sent flying straight towards the ground and rolls back while Shepard flies backwards into the air and then falls down to the ground as Chief stops rolling.
For a minute both Shepard and Chief don't make a single move or twitch at all and the room becomes quiet for a minute. Then at the same time both Chief and Shepard both try their best to get up both struggling as they get up and stumble a bit as they attempt to regain their balance. When they do both soldiers stare straight at each other...both of their armors are beat up showing dents here and there all over their armor as both men breath slowly from the long battle they have gone through.
"You're not so bad." Shepard says complementing the man before him due to what's he's done that no one else has ever been able to do before.
"You're not so bad yourself." Chief replies due to no other regular man being able to stand against him or any other SPARTAN for that matter for more then a minute at best.
"Give up?" Shepard asks
"(grunts) I could do this all day." Chief replies
"Really...huh so can I." Shepard says back.
Shepard powers up his Biotics once again as Chief gets into a fighting stance with his combat knife at the ready again in his reverse grip. Shepard is about to cast Stasis on Chief but Chief knows the movement of when he is about to do something and as such quickly comes up with a strategy as he quickly runs diagnolly to his left as Shepard finishes casting Stasis causing it to miss Chief however who barely dodges getting hit. Shepard tries again as he takes aim at Chief who quickly stops in his tracks sliding to a stop and then doing a zig-zag across the battlefield making Shepard not be able to get an exact location on where he is as he tries to casts Stasis on him. Chief then stops in his tracks and changes course as he then charges straight at Shepard and before Shepard can react Chief hits him square in the chest with his right fist sending him flying backwards however quickly thinking Shepard then while in the air casts Charge as he looks right at Chief and flings himself forward at Chief hitting Chief in the chest once again but Chief plants his feet firmly in the ground and slides back a couple of feet. Chief then looks up to see as Shepard jumps into the air again and tries the Biotic Slam again to which Chief dodges by jump flipping backwards causing Shepard to hit the floor instead. Chief lands on his feet and charges forward again as he then throws a punch at Shepard's face who ducks under the punch and gives Chief an uppercut followed by a series of punches to the chest. Chief however shrugs them off and then catches both of Shepard's fists and easily holds them back. Chief then follows with a headbutt as Shepard stumbles back and holds his face in pain and Chief then follows falling to the ground and giving Shepard a sweep kick knocking him off his feet to the ground. Shepard looks up to see Chief about to punch him and quickly casts lift which sends Chief flying into the air giving Shepard some time to get up and away as Chief then falls back onto the ground.
Shepard stares at the Chief as blood begins coming from his mouth and nose and sees as Chief stands right back up and charges at him again. Shepard powers up his Biotics again but Chief anticipates this and leaps over Shepard causing Shepard to turn around as Chief then knees Shepard in the stomach causing him to let out a gasp of air from the hit. Chief attempts to punch Shepard in the chest but Shepard quickly recovers and then let's loose a Biotic Shockwave sending Chief flying into a pillar. Chief stands right back up with his combat knife at the ready charges once again at Shepard. Shepard comes up with a way to end this battle as he waits for the right moment. As Chief charges towards him Shepard pulls his right arm back but doesn't power up his Biotics. Chief however knows what is coming instead and quickly plans on how to dodge it. As Chief gets right at him Shepard drives the Omni-Blade forward but to his surprisement Chief plants his feet in front of him and ducks down as he slides past Shepard and under the Omni-Blade stopping a few inches away from Shepard and then turning around which as the Omni-Blade retracts Shepard also does at the same time powering up his Biotics ready to use another Shockwave but the two soon find each other at a standoff as Chief places his combat knife right on Shepard's throat and Shepard places his right hand right in front of Chief.
Both Shepard and Chief know that they are both at a standoff as Shepard tries to move and Chief could slit his throat but Chief meanwhile doesn't know what Shepard could throw at him as he doesn't know if he has any other powers that he is hiding for a moment like this.
The two soldiers stare at one another just waiting for one of each other to make the move to end it all...
However just then as Shepard looks at him...his mind begins trying to tell him something. As Shepard looks at Chief for a couple more seconds...he then remembers...the visions he had of the heroes and the images the Doctor showed him and his team on the TARDIS...he then remembers the man before him and the green armor. Shepard then fully remembers...
"Wait a minute..." Shepard says
"It's...it's you...the one from my vision..."Shepard says confusing Chief.
"What are you talking about?" Chief asks
"You...you're one of the Heroes I saw in my vision. You're one of the two heroes of this universe!" Shepard says
"What do you mean?" Chief asks
Too show Chief that he means him no more harm he powers down his Biotics and lowers his right arm. Chief becomes confused at this action but even more so because of what he says. Believing that he should kill this stranger right now...something else inside of him tells him otherwise and so he pulls the combat knife away from him and puts it away.
"Alright whoever you are start talking." Chief says.
Shepard and Chief sit on some pieces of rubble as Shepard explains the entire story about The Reapers, Minerva and her plan, and everything that is happening back in his universe and everything.
"So that's pretty much it." Shepard says
Chie remains quiet due to all of the stuff he just learned and is a lot to take in.
"That's...a lot to take in...so those guys that I fought were known as Cerberus." Chief says
"Yes. Back in my universe their a terrorist organization. Their whole goal is to advance the human race and make it the dominate race of our galaxy. But the methods of which they do it by is...terrible as you saw what they do to their soldiers." Shepard says as Chief remembers the face of the dead Cerberus soldier he saw.
"And the Reapers...their whole thing is purging the...well your galaxy of all advanced life?" Chief asks
"That's right." Shepard says
"If that's the case why are they attacking our's and all these other universes. Some of them you said aren't very advanced according to this Doctor guy you mentioned." Chief asks
"That part we don't understand either. All we know is that in order to stop the Reapers once and for all Minerva came up with the plan I told you about...Uniting all the Heroes and their armies together to fight the Reapers. According to the Doctor the main bulk of the Reaper forces are still in our galaxy including their main leader Harbinger. We built a weapon that has been in the works for many centuries with each cycle trying its best to add onto it so that the thing could be built and then end the Reapers once and for all. Me and my team had originally planned on attacking our Earth to retake it and use the Crucible but when we came across Minerva's tomb and I met a group of heroes from another universe and brought their army into ours we knew that we would stand a much better chance by gahtering all of you heroes and armies. The Reapers had already devasted our entire galaxy as well as our militaries. With what we had I don't know how well we would of done. But with what Minerva said...we knew that perhpas if we did this...perhaps we would stand a much better chance. But we didn't count on the Reapers finding a way to travel throughout the Multiverse and start attacking all the universes. And we definetly didn't expect Cerberus to ally with the Reapers and help them by killing the heroes of each universe in an attempt to take out our list of potential allies." Shepard says
"I believe you Shepard. I do...especially with all that's happened today...but I can't just leave Earth...my Earth with what's happening and with what you said about the Reapers. Earth needs me...I can't just abandon it." Chief says
"I felt that way too when I left my Earth...I left a great friend of mine behind on Earth...he's leading our resistance back on my Earth. But he said something to me that's true...I had to leave Earth...if we were to stand a chance against the Reapers I needed to gather all of our allies together if we even had ANY chance of winning this war. I know how you feel Chief...but think about it. If we don't band together and fight the Reapers alone...this war's already lost. If you want to save your universe you need to come with me and help me gather the rest of the Heroes and their armies. The Doctor said it itself. If we actiavte the Crucible and take out Harbinger then the Reapers are essentially defeated." Shepard says
"And...do you know what this Crucible does or how it works?" Chief asks
"We know thow it works...sorta...but we don't know what it does. But again think about it. You saw how your military is doing even with your alien allies. We need to gather all the armies of the multiverse together if we are to have any chance of beating the Reapers. By yourselves you're not going to stand any chance at all against them. Together we can stand a more better chance then you would of before. If you want to save your universe...think about it." Shepard says
And Chief does begin to think about it...Chief stands up and turns around with his back towards Shepard as he thinks about it. Meanwhile he pulls out from one of his armor's pockets...Cortana's Data Chip attached to a chain. Chief had already lost Cortana...he let her down...he was not about to loose his entire universe to these Reapers and let all of these people down. He was not about to loose anymore friends and definetly not his entire universe...
Chief puts away Cortana's Data Chip and turns back to Shepard..."I've decided...I'll help you." Chief says
Shepard gives a small smile on his face as he gets up and walks up to Chief and holds out his right hand. Chief looks at it and then grabs his hand as the two shake signifying their alliance.
"In terms of the help of the UNSC and Covenant...I don't know. I know two friends of mine who have to decide on that." Chief says
"Well then I'll just contact my team and I'll have them come and pick us up." Shepard says
"Their they are!!" A voice echoes from behind Chief as Shepard looks past Chief and Chief turns around.
The two then see as Cerberus forces enter through the staircase and begin to open fire on them. Shepard stands in front of Chief and casts a Biotic Barrier Shield around him and Chief as the Cerberus troops continue to fire their weapons at him.
"You happen to have anymore weapons on you?" Shepard asks
"All I got is my combat knife. How long will you be able to keep this up?" Chief says
"I'll try and hold it as long as I can!" Shepard says but begins to loose it having still not recovered from his battle with Chief.
As more Cerberus soldiers pile into the room and fire on Shepard and Chief soon the sound of the TARDIS is heard behind Shepard and Chief who turn around to see the TARDIS materialize.
"What's that?" Chief asks
"The Calvary." Shepard says with a smile
The double doors of the TARDIS open up as Ashely along with the rest of the team exit out and open fire on the Cerberus troopers. However what surprises Chief and Shepard are others who come out...The Arbiter, Palmer, and Fireteam Majestic also exit the TARDIS and open fire at the Cerberus soldiers who soon begin to concentrate their fire on them but soon more Cerberus soldiers appear on the walkways above and join in as they shoot towards the groups. Some of Sheaprd's team and Fireteam Majestic begin to shoot at the Cerberus soldiers on the walkways.
"Shepard we got you covered come on!" Ashley yells
All of a sudden the entire building starts shaking.
"What was that!" James yells out
Just then the Doctor appears at the door of the TARDIS.
"We need to go now the Reapers found out that we're all in here and are about to bring the house down!" The Doctor yells
"We better move fast then." Shepard says to Chief
"No problem." Chief says
Shepard soon lowers his Biotic Barrier as he and Chief turn tails and at full sprint run towards the TARDIS as the others quickly walk past the Doctor and head back into the TARDIS. Ashley and the Arbiter remain at the door and continue to give covering fire for Shepard and Chief as they run towards the TARDIS.
"Doctor get inside already!" Ashley says
A round hits near the Doctor who ducks from the sound of the shot impacting near him as he then runs back into the TARDIS and begins powering it up.
Meanwhile in the sky above the building a Reaper descends on the building and begins to power up its weapon. Ashley and the Arbiter step aside as Chief and Shepard run past the two into the TARDIS as Chief stops and looks all around at the inside of the TARDIS amazed by what he sees due to the insider being...way bigger on the inside then outside. Ashely and the Arbiter close the door as the Doctor throws the final switch.
"HOLD ON!" The Doctor yells as the TARDIS begins rumbling as outside the TARDIS begins to disappear as the Cerberus soldiers continue to fire their weapons at it.
The Reaper outside meanwhile finishes powering up its weapon and fires at the building. Inside the weapon travles all the way down the building and then destroys the building along with killing all the Cerberus soldiers inside of it.
Meanwhile in Space a couple Miles away from the Earth...
The Space Battle was lost...Lasky has no other choice but to order the remaining UNSC forces retreat at a safe distance from the Earth as Reaper ships hover over the planet. The Covenant also retreat their ships with the UNSC as well. From a far the ships that survived stare at the Earth as all the human crew members stare with sadness in them seeing the Earth as it is. Lasky sighs at the sight of Earth having no choice but to leave it to save his men from total annahilation. Unfortunetly some of his friends were down there as well...Chief, Palmer, Fireteam's Majestic and Crimson...all on the Earth along with many other Humans and Marines. All of a suden he hears a strange sound come from behind him as he then sees...a blue box materialize before him. Some of the Marine and Elite Guards on the ship rush over and point their weapons at the box. Just then the doors open up and everyone staring becomes surprised as they see...Master Chief step out causing the Marines and Elites to back up from the box and lower their weapons. Chief is soon followed by Palmer, Majestic, and the Arbiter...but are alos followed out by someother...people.
"Chief! Palmer! Majestic!" Lasky says surprised and happy as well.
Lasky takes notice of the other group of people with them including some of the strange looking individuals.
"Who are they?" Lasky asks
"It's a long story..." Chief says
Chief along with Palmer and Thel explain to Lasky and the crew members on the bridge what they were told by Shepard and the others. Hearing all of this not only amazes them as they learn that they are literally more...universes different from this one...but also become horrified about what they hear about the Reapers. Chief even then explains the plan of Shepard's that he had gained from Minerva and how that if they are to save their Universe they will have to go with Shepard and his team to their Universe and join their army of allies. At first not a lot of the crew memebers like hearing this idea but begin to understand that the Reapers are perhaps the most powerfulest foes ever and that by themselves will not stand any chance agains them and that the only way possible is to join forces with all of these other universes armies to help defeat the leader and main bulk in Shepard's Universe.
"If it means saving not only the Earth but our entire Universe as well then you have the help of the UNSC." Lasky says
"And I have already agreed that you will also gain the help of the New Covenant as well." Thel says
"Thank you..all of you." Shepard says
"We won't need to worry about of forces still on the Earth. I put Fireteam Crimson in charge of leading a resistance against these Reapers. Let's just hope they can hold out against them while we're gone." Palmer says
"We still have a lot of our fleets out there in our galaxy...I will contact all of them and explain the situation. Maybe even call in some fleets to come with us to your galaxy to gather with the other armies you've gathered so far." Lasky says
"Well the first part is necessary Captain Lasky but I have a toy that will help some of your ships travel in between this universe and Shepard's universe. It was built for if there was ever a time like this that universes had to be connected. My people built the device itself when we ourselves encountered the Reapers and learned that they could unlock the ability to travel in between Universes." The Doctor says as he then runs into the TARDIS and cloes the door as he then has it travel out into space.
The TARDIS then fires a small black orb from the top of itself which then transforms into a gigantic black hole...but then the darkness is replaced by an image...the image shows the New Republic Fleet over the plant that Shepard and the others encountered Minerva...
Meanwhile in Shepard's Universe...
"Joker I'm picking up some strange readings!" Traynor says as Joker pilots the Normandy around the planet.
Soon a gigantic black hole forms in front of him and the New Republic Fleet with the crew memebers on the New Republic ships stare in confusion at the black hole which then changes as an image forms...
Back in Chief's Universe...
The Doctor lands the TARDIS back on the Infinty and steps out.
"Doctor just what is that?" Shepard asks
"The Universal Connection gun. Makes a gigantic black hole but then changes into a portal which will link this universe to your universe. Like I said the Time Lords built it for when the Reapers did learn the ability to travel across the Multiverse. Usually we would never of built something like this but when we encountered the Reapers and learned about them we knew that something like this could be needed. In which I would say is quite right. Don't have to worry there aren't any side effect when crossing through it and the better part is that it's invisible to the Reapers and any allies they might have such as Cerberus but visible to those who are on the side of good to say." The Doctor says
"Meaning..." Lasky says but is cut off by the Doctor
"Meaning that should you need more ships or supplies then you can travel back and forth between their's and your universe just for that. Also give you connection to your universe for contacting over here as well. Let's you keep in on what's happening back in your universe." The Doctor says
"Wait you didn't do this for Luke's Universe though?" Tali says
"Ohhh right yeah I better do that when we get back then and all." The Doctor says
"I'll still need to contact the rest of the UNSC and explain the situation. So if you could wait a little bit before...and maybe contact your allies on the other side so they don't open fire on us." Lasky says as he leaves to contact the rest of the UNSC.
"I should most likely do the same with my forces as well." Thel says as he exits the room.
Meanwhile inside the TARDIS....
"Joker can you hear me?" Shepard says as the Doctor pointed him out to his TARDIS's communicator so he could contact Joker on the other side.
"I read you Commander ummm this portal I see in front of me doesn't happen to be the work of the Doctor would it?" Joker asks
"Yes it's his doing. You see the ships on the other side right?" Shepard asks
"Well yeah I do. Excellent contact the New Republic Admiral and tell him that the ships that will be coming through are allies. This universe's armies. We got the heroes and their armies and will be coming through." Shepard says
"Well that sounds like good news...So how was things over there?" Joker asks
"Things were...a little rough. Afterall it's not everyday you travel to a whole different Universe and well you know." Shepard says
"Huh yeah I believe that." Joker says
"So how are things over there...also how long have we been gone?" Shepard asks
"Things are actually quiet here. I'm surprised the Reapers haven't attacked this place yet. They seem to know about your whole plan and whatnot and I'm a bit surprised they haven't tried attacking the New Republoc fleet while their still here." Joker says
"The Reapers havne't attacked yet?" Shepard asks
"No...oh and it's been 3 hours since we heard from you." Joker says
"Hmmm I wonder..." Shepard says
"What is it Shepard?" Joker asks
"Like I said before this whole thing started something's on that planet and is keeping the Reapers away from that planet...if that's the case...we should make that planet a rendevous point and the main meeting location for our armies to gather." Shepard says
"Huh?" Joker asks
"I'll explain later but tell the admiral of the New Republic fleet not to fire at the ships that come through." Shepard says
"Got it Shepard." Joker says
Shepard exits the TARDIS as his team talk with Palmer and the team members of Fireteam Majestic. Just then Captain Lasky returns and tells Shepard that he explained everything to the rest of the UNSC forces who were confused at first but thanks to Chief understood everything. Chief and the Arbiter return as well as Arbiter explained everything to his forces who also acted the same as the UNSC confused at first but then understood.
"Alright then let's go meet our new allies." Lasky says as the UNSC and Covenant Fleet fly towards the portal and go through it.
The New Republic fleet as well as the crew of the Normandy watch as the UNSC and Covenant fleet fly through the portal in space as the ships join alongside the New Republic ships as well.
"Wow now those are some ships." Lasky says looking at some of the New Republic's ships.
Meanwhile on the Normandy...
The TARDIS re-materializes in the Hangar Bay where Luke along with Leia, Han and Chewie along with Traynor, Cortez, Adams, Daniels and Donnelly wait for Shepard and the team's return. Shepard and his team step out of the TARDIS soon followed by Master Chief and the Arbiter who stare at the inside of the Normandy's Hangar. Some of the crew members look at the Master Chief and Arbiter and become amazed by what they see before them.
Luke then walks forward "Welcome back Shepard." Luke says
"Thanks Luke." Shepard says as Chief stands next to him and stares at Luke.
"You must be one of the Heroes that came from that alternate universe." Luke says
"You could say that. Call me Master Chief." Chief says
"I welcome you to the fight Master Chief. And you are?" Luke says as Thel joins them.
"I am Thel Vadame. But you may call be Arbiter." Thel says
"I welcome you as well." Luke says
As Chief and Arbiter get shown around the Normandy and meet some of the crew who learn about these two heroes Shepard heads to the Comm Room and reports to Hackett, Anderson, Wrex and the Council who are pleased that he has found another group of heroes as well as not one but two armies from this other universe.
"Very good work Shepard." Hackett says
"You have done well Commander...but if I understand what you said correctly...the Reapers now have gained the ability to travel throughout the Multiverse." Tevos says
"And that Cerberus and the Reapers have actually formed an alliance after somehow finding out about the plan and now work together to destroy these other heroes and armies before you can recruit them?" Sparatus says
"Unfortunetly yes Councilor. This is a big turn in events. But I won't give up. We need these heroes and armies and unless I see their worlds in absolute flames I will continue my mission to gather these heroes and their armies for the war." Shepard says
"It seems now that the entire multiverse will begin to feel what we're going through soon." Anderson says lowering his head down.
"Continue as best as you can Shepard but don't get yourself killed along the way." Hackett says
"Yeah it wouldn't feel exactly right for us to kick Reaper ass without you there." Wrex says
"This universe I came from just now...I encountered a...powerful hero to say. The Doctor said that he would be of great help in saving and recruiting the rest of the Heroes." Shepard says
"And do you belive this Doctor?" Valern asks
"I've experienced what this Hero can do and trust me he can be of great help not just for saving and recruiting the remaining heroes but a powerful ally as well." Shepard says
"Anything else then Shepard?" Hackett asks
"...Actually there is one more." Shepard says
"And what's that?" Tevos asks
"If you can could you possibly bring your fleets to his planet here?" Shepard asks
The leaders become confused at this request. "Why is that Shepard?" Hackett asks
"I have reason to believe that there's something on this planet that are keeping the Reapers away from here. I was gone for three hours and the Reapers didn't try attacking the New Republic fleet while I was gone. If that's the case I say that all our forces that aren't out in battle or are needed somewhere should gather here. If we can gather all of our forces together here they should be safe from the Reapers. That and...well I'll explain what else I have in mind when you get here." Shepard says
"It definetly sounds like something's keeping the Reapers away from that planet if they haven't attacked that place at all during this entire war. I say you should listen to him." Anderson says as he leaves the conversation.
"It does sound like a good plan to gather all our forces at a spot that the Reapers have not gone near during this entire war." Tevos says
"Alright Shepard we'll move our fleets there and meet with you soon enough." Hackett says
"Also when you do arrive Councilor's, Admiral Hackett, Wrex could you gather on my ship I have something to discuss." Shepard says
Soon the System's Alliance Fleet followed by the Turian's also carrying Krogan forces aboard due to the Krogan having no ships of their own, Asari, Salarian, Geth, and Quarian fleets arrive in orbit over the planet. Admiral Hackett, the Councilors, Wrex soon joined by also joined by Admiral Raan and a Geth trooper representing for the Geth as both the Quarians and Geth were contacted by Shepard as well walked onto the Normandy.
The leaders walk into the Normandy's meeting room where before them was Captain Lasky and Thel Vadam along with the leader of the New Republic's forces known as...Admiral Gial Ackbar also stood over the table with Shepard, Chief and Luke also in the room.
"Hello Shepard." Hackett says
"Admirals, Councilors, Wrex." Shepard says greeting them.
"Hey Shepard." Wrex replies
"So who might these people be?" Sparatus asks
"These are the leaders of our allies fleets." Shepard asks
"Captain Lasky representing for the UNSC." Lasky says
"Thel Vadam representing for the Covenant." Thel says
"Admiral Ackbar for the New Republic." Ackbar says
"And who are that?" Valern asks referring too Master Chief
"This here is Master Chief the new Hero I recruited from the universe I just came from with the final hero from that universe being Thel Vadam over there." Shepard says
"So Shepard why did you bring all of us here?" Hackett asks
"I brought all of you here to discuss the statues of our forces so far." Shepard says
"What do you mean?" Wrex asks
"It's simple actually and the second reason I wanted all our forces to meet here. It's true that in the end we'll all be fighting side by side against the Reapers in the end. But the thing that hasn't happened so far is that our forces haven't exactly got to know each other personally." Shepard says
"What do you mean Commander?" Raan asks
"In our universe we all have foughten alongside each other before and our militaries can work together perfectly and trust each other. But the problem for the forces who I'm bringing from the other universes well they haven't worked exactly by our forces or another universes forces sides. If we want to work together I think that while we gather our forces here at this spot that we should have our forces talking to one another. Let soldiers go onto others ships and get to know the military forces, the soldiers that they are going to be fighting alongside in the upcoming battle. Have our forces train one another in different tactics, fighting ways and other stuff that will help us in the upcoming battle. We need all of our forces to know that they can trust everyone to watch their back in combat." Shepard says
"So in which case fraternization with our new allies." Hackett says
"Exactly get our forces to know one another. Maybe even have our combat leaders talk to one anther and come up with new battle strategies, battle tactics using our forces. Also have our forces train alongside each other show each other ways they fight and everything. Get to know our allies." Shepard says
At first all the leaders are silent when the Geth Representative speaks.
"I agree with the Commander's suggestion. If we do as he says then our forces would be more effective in combat and be able to work alongside one another much more efficiently."
"It does sound like a great plan Shepard. We can't have our forces all go in but know next to little or nothing about our new allies." Hackett says
"Especaially in developing new tactics and strategies to use in battle since all of our forces have different ways of fighting or have certain things another does not." Sparatus says
"While you and your team continue gathering the heroes and armies Shepard we will consider what you have said and put it into effect and have our forces get to know each other more better and all of the other things you have said." Tevos says
Shepard and Chief return down to the hangar where the rest of the team and the Doctor waits.
"So Commander are we ready to go save more heroes and armies are we?" The Doctor asks
"We're ready." Shepard says
"Alright then let's go." The Doctor says
"Let's just hope we aren't to late to save the other heroes." Chief says as the team enters the TARDIS.
"Let's just hope that my plan works and something bad doesn't happen while we're gone." Shepard says
"I think that your fraternization plan might work. All our soldiers get to know each other, strengths, weaknesses, and we develop new strategies and tactics for the battle to come." Chief says
"Alright then here we go!" The Doctor says as he flips the switch and the TARDIS flies off to another multiverse.
"I wonder what this universe is going to be like?" Tali wonders
"Who knows but we can definetly expect Reapers and Cerberus to already be there messing the place up." Garrus says
"Not really helping the situation Garrus." Tali says
Meanwhile in another Alternate Universe...
The sky darkens up as red lighting appears in the sky...A Reaper ship descends from the clouds over a dark land with a volcano in the middle...meanwhile far from the volcano a gigantic white city is seen against a mountain with a large open plain before it...with a blooming white tree at the top...as a leaf falls from the tree.
Meanwhile at the Citadel...
The Illusive Man sits on a new seat much like his old one however this time as he looks at the view of the Citadel from his spot. The Illusive Man blows out a puff of smoke from his mouth holding his cigar to his side. All of a sudden a bright light appears before him.
"Ah the one known as Minerva am I correct." The Illusive Man says as Minerva appears before him.
"You are the one known as the Illusive Man." Minerva says
"(puts his ciagrette in his mouth and then pulls it out and blows) and what if I am." the Illusive Man replies
"You should stop what you are doing and what you are trying to do. You cannot control the Reapers...no one can. And you should stop trying to stop the Commander and his friends. You should stop trying to kill the Heroes of the Multiverse. You should not ally with the Reapers. You are messing with things that you cannot comprehend." Minerva says
"Sorry but better people then you have tried. I am simply trying to do what is best for Humanity and the galaxy...well more like the Multiverse now that is...Besides thanks to the Reapers foolishly allying themselves with me and giving me the technology. Not only have I found a way of traveling throughout the Multiverse...but I have also defied even death itself." The Illusive Man says as soon three figures cloaked by shadows are seen behin them...two of them looking like humans...and the third one looking like...a turian.
"You will regret ever doing what you have done Illusive Man. And you will pay for it." Minerva says as she disappears.
"So how did our treaty go with the remnents of this...Empire?" The Illusive Man asks
"They have agreed to lend us and the Reapers their support. The Reapers have already learned about the treaty as well and have not attacked them." the skinny human says
"Excellent work. While Shepard gathers his own allies. We shall gather our own." The Illusive Man says
"Now then we should most likely try and talk to these Storm Covenant next about allying with us...(smokes) You won't be needed for this one...Kai Leng. But I do need you to head to another Alternate Universe." The Illusive Man says
The Shadow figure steps out of the shadows to reveal the Cerberus Assassin...Kai Leng. "As you wish sir." Kai Leng says
"Perhaps I should go and talk to these Storm Covenant?" the other human says
"No no I am sending you to another Alternate Universe...Clone Shepard." The Illusive Man says
The Clone Shepard steps out of the shadows "Aw man where's the fun in that now?" the Clone asks
"You may look like Shepard but you don't exactly posses some of his personality. You're more for the combat role instead...our new friend here will talk to the Storm Covenant if you would...Saren."
Just then the Turian steps out of the Shadows and reveals himself to be none other then...Saren Arterius.
"I will convince these Storm Covenant otherwise. Illusive Man." Saren says
"Good then the three of you can be off now." The Illusive Man says as the thre nod and head off to do their respective missions while the Illusive Man continues to stare at the Citadel.
In the end both Shepard and Chief tied the battle up and both came out as victors. Both Shepard and Chief had their strengths and weaknesses that contributed to the battle. Chief's strengths were for example that he was MUCH more used to fighting by himself where Shepard was more use to fighting alongside his team members much more. Chief had his strengths such as his Genetic Augmentations that helped him out when things got in close quarters combat and to escape from Shepard's weapons. Shepard however had Biotics which was something totally unknown about to Chief who knew next to nothing about them and had little ways of fighting against them except trying to doge them or some other way. However when it comes to these two Soldiers they both deserve the title of "THE BEST of Humanity" and there is no way for a clear victor to ever be decided between these two legendary heroes of Humanity.
Battle vs. Predator (by Appelmonkey)Edit
No battle written
Winner: Commander Shepard
Human ingenuity and far better technology were perhaps the main reasons why Commander Shepard came out on top in this clash of the armored foes. He swept the weapon edges and had a lot of experience fighting against similarly equipped foes which cancelled out the more brutal and animalistic style of the Predator as well as the tech possessed by it.
Battle vs Ferus Olin (by BeastMan14)Edit
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Battle vs. Baldur (Too Human) (by Oshbosh)Edit
Baldur is walking through the ruins of a ship. Suddenly, bullets come flying at him, Baldur see's his attacker is Commander Shepard. He takes out his laser and and shoots it at Shepard. He evades it and and shoots his M8 Avenger. It just barely misses Baldur. Baldur comes in with Fenfir out and attacks Shepard. Shepard retaliates with his omni blade. The weapons both clash. Baldur does a well-timed parry and kicks Shepard in the face, sending him flying. baldur then takes out his Marks of Gungnir and Shepard takes out his M9 Tempest. Baldur manges to shoot the gun out of Shepard's hands. Shepard then get's his omni blade out and charges at Baldur. Baldur takes out Fenfir and charges at Shepard. The weapons clash and the two warriors struggle to send eachother off balance for the kill. Shepard then kicks Baldur away as Baldur turns Fenfir into a hammer. Baldur hits Shepard away and out of the ruins of the ship. Desparate, Shepard takes out the M-920 Cain and charges it up to full power. He then shoots it and destrots the ruins. Thinking Baldur was dead, he started to leave. But then Baldur came out, wielding the Burning Blade At Worlds Edge. Shepard quickly activated the Omni Blade, but the force of the Burning Blade At Worlds Edge was to much power to take and the Omni Blade unit was destroyed. Baldur then plunged the blade into Shepards chest, and the commander fell dead. Baldur left him there andreturned to the base.
An example of brains over brawn isn't always the smartest approach. Shepard may have had more combat expieriance, but the stronger weaponry and godlike abilities of Baldur, more then outmatched anything Shepard could bring to the table.