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Mass Effect: C-Sec Twine Script
FADE IN
1.  INT. BANK, PRESIDIUM COMMONS, CITADEL – NIGHT CYCLE
The DETECTIVE is mediating a dispute between a male VOLUS and a female ELCOR.
DETECTIVE (to the ELCOR)
So… why exactly did you threaten to sit on him?
VOLUS (interrupting)
Bah! She's claiming I mis-sold her payment protection insurance. Can you (wheezing) believe that?
DETECTIVE
Definitely.
The DETECTIVE receives a call via their omni-tool.
C-SEC CONTROL (Comm)
Code 119. Code 119. Disturbance reported at the apartments - Possible abduction in progress. All available officers to the Presidium Commons immediately.
DETECTIVE (into comm)
Acknowledged. I'm en route.
(to the ELCOR)
Excuse me.
VOLUS
I will (wheezing) sue for this!
The DETECTIVE sprints down the corridor towards -
2.  INT. APARTMENTS - CONTINUOUS
DETECTIVE approaches the steps leading to the apartments. The sounds of a struggle can be heard.
Suddenly a hanar (HALIPULMO) and a female drell (SAADIA) rush down the steps to escape t
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Mass Effect: C-Sec Twine link
Another day, another Twine game link.
I'm starting to experiment with Twine games so here is something a little different - and a tad more ambitious.
I've always been slightly disappointed with the Mass Effect games that you can't play the single-player campaign as anything other than a human (multiplayer notwithstanding). You can play as other races in the Dragon Age games so why not in Mass Effect. So I decided to make a short Twine game set in the Mass Effect universe in which you could play as a human, asari, salarian or turian character.
2185 CE - You are a detective working for Citadel Security. When you foil a kidnapping on the Presidium you uncover a dangerous slaver ring threatening the Citadel.
You can find it here: http://www.philome.la/houzi771/mass-effect-c-sec-part-1
And as usual: Mass Effect™ is the © of BioWare, a division of EA Games. I make no money from this game.
Hope you enjoy playing. It took ages to build!
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Mass Effect: Andromeda - Grand Prix Twine link
2819 - The Quarian Ark has been found. Quarians, hanar and elcor have rejoined society in the Heleus Cluster. 
When a bomb explodes on Eos, Pathfinder Ryder investigates and discovers the blast is linked to a new craze sweeping the planet: Motor racing.
This interactive story was built using the Twine software. You can play it here: http://philome.la/houzi771/mass-effect-andromeda---grand-prix
Alternatively, you can read the full script, with branching player choices and alternative squad dialogue here:  ME:A - Grand Prix 
Think of it as a short piece of (very, very unofficial) DLC.
Please note, this is my first attempt at a Twine game and in a rush to get it published I forgot to put disclaimers on it: Mass Effect™ and Mass Effect: Androme
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Mass Effect: Andromeda - Grand Prix Twine Script
1. EXT. SPACE.
The Tempest drops out of FTL and approaches the planet Eos.
CUT TO:
2. INT. TEMPEST BRIDGE – DAY CYCLE.
RYDER, KALLO and SUVI are at the controls. Suddenly warning alarms echo around the bridge. SAM alerts RYDER.
        SAM
Registering explosion on the surface, Pathfinder.
        RYDER
Where is it?
        SAM
Localising. Explosion originated fifty kilometres west of Podromos. It came from a structure near an active volcano. I am reading several hundred colonists in the vicinity.
TONE WHEEL: EMOTIONAL – The hell?
RYDER: Near a volcano? What the hell are they doing?
SAM: Insufficient data.
TONE WHEEL: LOGICAL - They must have good reason.
RYDER: That many people couldn't have moved there on a whim.
SAM: Such a large population would require considerable logistical support.
     
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A Matter of Time and Space: Epilogue
A Matter of Time and Space
EPILOGUE
Spectre Office, Citadel Embassies, Presidium – 06:00 GST – 5th July 2185 CE
"Severan. Turian. Spectre status recognised," the VI said as the Spectre Office doors slid open.
Valni still hadn't got used to her new title. She wondered if she would ever get used to it.
The last few days had been a blur of interviews, personal messages from friends and family – her mother had been especially proud to have a Spectre in the family, though she did give Valni a stern lecture for not telling her she'd been selected for Spectre candidacy – briefings with advisors whose names Valni could barely remember, and a deluge of Council reports that she was expected to wade through.
In honesty, Valni was grateful the Spectre clearance gave her access to classified intelligence, it gave her a clearer picture of the movements of t
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A Matter of Time and Space: Chapter 50
A Matter of Time and Space
THE PARTING OF THE WAYS
"Welcome to Citadel NewsNet, I'm Emily Wong. Citadel authorities have arrested the CEO of Armali Council on kidnapping and slavery charges. Matron Tusanna Cathropiln is accused of conspiring with the head of Haliat Armory, Invidius Ruthlain, to sell Citadel citizens to an unknown third party in exchange for unregistered technology. The conspiracy was exposed by newly appointed Spectre, Valni Severan. Born on Palaven, Officer Severan was herself a victim of the kidnapping ring, but fought back and succeeded in downing the slavers' ship before it could leave Citadel airspace. The Haliat Armory ship, Imperium, crashed on Tayseri Ward, narrowly avoiding a collision with the Dilinaga Concert Hall. C-Sec search and rescue teams recovered a number of survivors who were due to be sold as slaves. The scandal has rocked the corporate world with both the Asari Republics and Turian Hierarchy stepping
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A Matter of Time and Space: Chapter 49
A Matter of Time and Space
ENDGAME
Imperium Crash Site, Dilinaga Concert Hall, Citadel – 01:10 GST – 25th June 2185 CE
Zaalia passed through the Imperium's airlock into a scene of devastation.
The wreckage of destroyed mechs and bodies of Haliat Armory guards lined the deck; some of them dead, others groaning from their injuries. Fires still burned in places, the fire suppression system either unable to cope or offline, while acrid smoke billowing from broken crates and destroyed sensor conduits made visibility tricky.
Behind her, Timoleon and Erata entered the ruined deck with weapons drawn.
"Valni!" Zaalia yelled, peering through the smoke. "Where are you?"
Erata joined in the chorus, calling out Valni's name as C-Sec officers and medics started to swarm in from the airlock on the opposite side.
"Over here," a voice answered.
The team followed
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A Matter of Time and Space: Chapter 48
A Matter of Time and Space
RAISE HELL
Traffic Control, C-Sec Academy, Citadel – 00:12 GST – 25th June 2185 CE
Vereen was finding it a little hard to concentrate over the noise of the battle.
She'd spent the last few minutes desperately searching Traffic Control's vid log for any clue as to who might have been in the docks at the time of Valni's abduction, a job that wasn't made any easier by the fact C-Sec were trying to storm the room. Fortunately, thanks to Valni's krogan friend, they weren't having much success. In fact, judging by the yells of "Is that all you pyjak's got?" and the cries for back-up emanating from the narrow stairwell it sounded like Chaill was fighting every officer in C-Sec.
Vereen tried to focus on the data on screen, while her friend, Rui, was checking the manifests of the ships docked at the Citadel. That was when he noticed something.
"T
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A Matter of Time and Space: Chapter 47
A Matter of Time and Space
WHEN HEAVEN FALLS
Presidium Docks, Citadel – 19:41 GST – 24th June 2185 CE
Zaalia held the oxygen mask to her face, gulping great lungfuls of air and wishing the pain killers the medics had given her were stronger. Her head was splitting! It wasn't helped by the fact she was furious with herself. Valni and the asari they were protecting had been taken and she had stumbled right into a trap. She silently thanked the Spirits the gas she'd inhaled wasn't toxic, but it didn't change the fact that she'd let her team leader down (in her mind, at least). And then she'd been told there'd been an explosion on the Presidium. To make matters worse she couldn't get through to T'Rani or anyone on the comm.
When she'd woken up the docks were already swarming with security guards and medics. A couple of the dockworkers had been taken to Huerta Memorial
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A Matter of Time and Space: Chapter 46
A Matter of Time and Space
ULTIMATE BETRAYAL
Armali Council Conference, Presidium, Citadel – 18:30 GST – 24th June 2185 CE
Erata and Chaill pushed their way through the crowd of people. They couldn't have felt more out of place. The majority of the guests milling around the conference were decked out in their finest clothes, while both she and Chaill were in plain clothes and visibly sweating (well, Erata was anyway).
"Where's the VIP area?" Chaill said. "They'll probably be there."
"I'm worried," Erata said as she accessed her omni-tool. "Why can't I get Valni or Zaalia on the link?"
"If they're on guard duty, I doubt they'll be able to answer calls."
"But the link won't connect. It's like something's blocking the signal."
"Don't worry, those two can handle anything the galaxy throws at them."
They approached a roped-off area near the stage, but were stopped by a
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A matter of Time and Space: Chapter 45
A Matter of Time and Space
CONSPIRACY EXPOSED
Citadel Tower, Citadel – 17:50 GST – 24thJune 2185 CE
The elevator doors opened and the team stepped onto the Citadel's Council chambers. The seat of power of the Council, the Citadel Tower lay at the epicentre of the Presidium ring. Standing over a kilometre tall, the Tower was, without doubt, the most recognisable structure on the Citadel and formed the hub of galactic politics. But even this edifice had not escaped the Battle of the Citadel unscathed. The Council chambers was famously where Commander Shepard had fought the turian traitor Saren. The Tower suffered extensive damage during the duel and was almost obliterated by falling debris when the Reaper Dreadnought Sovereign exploded, scattering wreckage all over the Citadel.
Naturally, the Citadel Tower was the focus of the restoration, and while parts of the War
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A Matter of Time and Space: Chapter 44
A Matter of Time and Space
NEST OF VIPERS
Maven T'Rani's Office, C-Sec Headquarters, Citadel – 11:20 GST – 24th June 2185 CE
"Are you certain that's her?"
The face of Matriarch Lidanya's assistant – or 'Joyaa T'Bain' as her Armali Council ID dubbed her – looked down from the conference screen in T'Rani's office. The remainder of the screen was taken up with a live link from the Illium office of the salarian specialist, Sekat. When Valni had recognised the assistant standing with Trajan on the dock, T'Rani had immediately ordered the team back to her office, leaving Chaill and Erata to keep an eye on the asari suspect, and told Lia'Vael to call Sekat on the link. The assistant was their best lead to exposing the conspiracy so it was imperative that the suspect didn't know they were on to her. In addition, they needed to find out exactly who the asari wa
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A Matter of Time and Space
COME WHAT MAY
Kenneth had never been a big fan of folk music, but even he had to admit the ceilidh band was on fire.
The dance hall was swollen with a laughing crowd of friends and family, their collective body heat warming the room to an almost uncomfortable degree. Not that it bothered his dance partner – she liked it hot.
Valni's grin lit up her face as she wheeled around in front of him, her pleated kilt – adorned in the red, emerald, and gold Donnelly tartan – flying high to reveal shapely, bare legs. Togged up in a matching sash and fetching black waistcoat, Valni truly was a vision in plaid.
This was the perfect way to end their tour of the highlands. Kenneth's family could barely contain their excitement when he'd announced he was returning home on leave; his mother especially was beside herself when she heard he was bringing someone to meet them. This was not without concerns. While Kenneth had neve
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FADE IN

1.  INT. BANK, PRESIDIUM COMMONS, CITADEL – NIGHT CYCLE

The DETECTIVE is mediating a dispute between a male VOLUS and a female ELCOR.

DETECTIVE (to the ELCOR)
So… why exactly did you threaten to sit on him?

VOLUS (interrupting)
Bah! She's claiming I mis-sold her payment protection insurance. Can you (wheezing) believe that?

DETECTIVE
Definitely.

The DETECTIVE receives a call via their omni-tool.

C-SEC CONTROL (Comm)
Code 119. Code 119. Disturbance reported at the apartments - Possible abduction in progress. All available officers to the Presidium Commons immediately.

DETECTIVE (into comm)
Acknowledged. I'm en route.
(to the ELCOR)
Excuse me.

VOLUS
I will (wheezing) sue for this!

The DETECTIVE sprints down the corridor towards -

2.  INT. APARTMENTS - CONTINUOUS

DETECTIVE approaches the steps leading to the apartments. The sounds of a struggle can be heard.

Suddenly a hanar (HALIPULMO) and a female drell (SAADIA) rush down the steps to escape the fight. With a cry of pain, a male turian - DJAMIL LEPTIS - tumbles down the stairs, closely followed by two asari MERCs in Eclipse armour. The MERCs vault over the turian's fallen body.

DETECTIVE
C-Sec! Freeze!

The asari ignore them and continue their headlong rush towards the main courtyard.

The two MERCs run towards the courtyard. A skycar flies in and hovers in the air. As the first MERC leaps into the skycar, the other merc (ASARI) pulls a gun to provide covering fire. The DETECTIVE grabs their sidearm and raises it.

The DETECTIVE and ASARI lock eyes. A moment passes - There is a shock of recognition on their faces. The ASARI hesitates.

Just then the MERC in the skycar screams:

MERC
Kill 'em!

The DETECTIVE reacts:


BIOTIC/TECH ATTACK
The DETECTIVE unleashes a biotic/tech attack. The attack hits the ASARI and sends her gun flying out of her hands.
Unarmed, the ASARI jumps into the skycar.


FIRE WEAPON
The DETECTIVE fires. The bullet hits the ASARI's gun sending it flying out of her hands.
Disarmed, the ASARI jumps into the skycar.


The skycar flies away from the Presidium Commons. All the DETECTIVE can do is watch it leave.

CUT TO:

3.  INT. APOLLO'S CAFÉ – NIGHT CYCLE

A human female JOURNALIST is talking into a flying news camera drone.

JOURNALIST
The kidnapping of a hanar merchant was foiled tonight when a turian engineer selflessly fought off the attackers. The hanar, whose Face Name has not been revealed, was confronted at his apartment by two asari. The alleged attackers turned violent but fled the scene when artificer Djamil Leptis stepped in to help. C-Sec are appealing for witnesses to the incident. From the Presidium Commons, this is Khalisah Bint Sinan al-Jilani for Westerlund News.

The DETECTIVE approaches DJAMIL LEPTIS who is sitting at a café table. LEPTIS - with a black carapace and yellow colony markings - is nursing a head injury with an ice-pack.

DETECTIVE
The hero of the hour.

LEPTIS
Some hero. I couldn't even perform a simple take-down.

DETECTIVE
The attackers were biotics. You're lucky to be alive. Some might call what you did brave.

LEPTIS
Others would call it sloppy.

DETECTIVE
I just need to take your statement. Who are you?

LEPTIS
Head Artificer Djamil Leptis of the Hierarchy cruiser PFS Arcadias.


INVESTIGATE - Artificer?
DETECTIVE: What's an artificer?
LEPTIS: Artificers specialise in maintaining the Mass Effect core – the beating heart of the ship. We train for five years before gaining the rank. It's like being a cardiologist.


PARAGON - I'm impressed.
DETECTIVE: Do all turian engineers rush to save the helpless like that?
LEPTIS: No, we usually have more sense. It was instinct. And I might have had a couple of drinks at Apollo's Café.


NEUTRAL – Why were you there?
DETECTIVE: What were you doing on the Presidium Commons?
LEPTIS: Late dinner. Ship rations are fine, but after a while you start to crave proper food. And a drink to wash it down... Alright, maybe two drinks.


RENEGADE - That was foolish.
DETECTIVE: Going up against two trained asari was risky. You're lucky you didn't get yourself killed.
LEPTIS: Indeed. Not a habit I want forming. That's the last time I drink at Apollo's.


DETECTIVE
Had you met the hanar before?

LEPTIS
I don't think so, but... well, it's difficult to tell one hanar from another.
(beat)
Spirits! That sounds racist when said aloud.

DETECTIVE
After this I doubt anyone would call you racist.

LEPTIS (chuckles)
Well I wouldn't want to sully my heroic image. Not that my crew are gonna let me forget my poor fighting skills.


PARAGON - You were brave.
DETECTIVE: What you did was very noble. I'd be proud to have you as my commanding officer.
LEPTIS: You've obviously never served on a turian ship. There's a strict chain of command but the crew still enjoy 'busting each other's balls' as the humans say.


NEUTRAL - You looked fine.
DETECTIVE: Your technique may need polishing but you got the job done. At least they didn't shoot you.
LEPTIS: Very true. After this I think I'm going to be spending a lot more time in the sparring ring.


RENEGADE - They were armed.
DETECTIVE: You were outnumbered and outgunned. Running into situations like that could get yourself and everyone around you killed.
LEPTIS: You make a sound point, detective. But I'm not about to run away and hide if someone needs my help.


DETECTIVE
While it's fresh in your mind, is there anything you want to add to your statement?

LEPTIS
I hope to never drink alone again.

DETECTIVE (smiling)
I meant regarding the kidnapping.

LEPTIS
Not that I can think of. You got a clearer view of the asari than I did. I hadn't met or seen them before and didn't get a good look at the one who hit me. Aside from than a weird dream about wrestling a jellyfish while I was unconscious, that's all I can tell you.

DETECTIVE
Okay. Thank you for your cooperation.

LEPTIS (surprised)
Is that it?


CHARM – How about a drink?
DETECTIVE: Well, perhaps you'd like to discuss this further over dinner sometime? My treat.
LEPTIS: Is that part of your investigation, detective?
DETECTIVE: Call it a chance to get to know you better.
LEPTIS: I'm afraid you're not really my type. But my husband might appreciate it. Marine Corp training gives him one hell of an appetite.
DETECTIVE: (coughs) Yeah, I think I have all that I need from you.
LEPTIS: Thought you might.


PARAGON - You've been very helpful.
DETECTIVE: Thank you for your assistance. I'll be sure to mention how helpful you've been in my report.
LEPTIS: My pleasure, detective. And if you ever want a tour of the ship feel free to drop by.


NEUTRAL - I have everything I need.
DETECTIVE: Much obliged. Should I need to speak to you again...?
LEPTIS: Our ship will be in dry-dock for a while, detective. I won't be going anywhere.


RENEGADE - Don't leave the Citadel.
DETECTIVE: We may need to speak to you again. Don't plan on going anywhere.
LEPTIS: I'm in no position to argue with that, detective.


DETECTIVE
I should probably go.

LEPTIS
You know where to find me.

The DETECTIVE leaves.

Standing with a C-Sec guard by the steps leading up to the next level are the hanar (HALIPULMO) and a female drell (SAADIA).
The PC approaches them. The guard salutes the PC and steps away from the hanar and drell.

DETECTIVE
I'm with C-Sec. I'd like to ask a few questions.

HALIPULMO
This One is always sappy to kelp He-Sec.

DETECTIVE (with confusion)
Excuse me?

HALIPULMO shakes his tentacles in remorse.

SAADIA
Halipulmo meant no offence.

HALIPULMO
This One is most contrite. This One fumbly hugs your bergiveness.

SAADIA
Halipulmo humbly begs your forgiveness.

DETECTIVE
That's quite alright.

HALIPULMO
You are too kind. This One wings brame in his shake.

SAADIA
Brings shame in his wake.

DETECTIVE
I don't think I understand.

SAADIA
Halipulmo was born with a congenital disorder that affects his language and communication skills.


INVESTIGATE - A speech impediment?
DETECTIVE: I've never heard of this condition.
SAADIA: It is quite rare. It affects about one-in-a-thousand hanar, but is seldom discussed off the hanar homeworld. Improper language is considered extremely impolite on Kahje. Halipulmo is an outcast from hanar society. Even his family have disowned him.


INVESTIGATE - Who are you?
DETECTIVE: I didn't get your name.
SAADIA: My name is Saadia. My family have served Halipulmo's family for decades as part of the Compact. When Halipulmo left Kahje I chose to accompany him.


SPECIAL – (If 'Who are you' was chosen) Compact?
DETECTIVE: What's the Compact?
SAADIA: Our homeworld was dying. Two centuries ago the hanar made first contact and rescued hundreds of thousands of drell from Rahkana. We have lived on Kahje ever since. To show our gratitude we enter into a period of service with hanar families known as the Compact.
DETECTIVE: What kind of service?
HALIPULMO: It is nothing sinister – simply tasks This One finds pificult to deform.


INVESTIGATE - Are you two close?
DETECTIVE: How well do you know each other?
SAADIA: I have known Halipulmo all my life. When he left Kahje I chose to remain in his service. Over the years we have become… very close. I even have the pleasure of knowing his soul name.
DETECTIVE: What's a soul name?
SAADIA: Hanar have two names: A 'face name', used in public, and a 'soul name' shared only among close family and trusted friends.
HALIPULMO: This One trusts Saadia impolitically.
SAADIA: He means implicitly.
The hanar strokes SAADIA's shoulder affectionately with a tentacle.
HALIPULMO: This One... would be lost without her.


INVESTIGATE - What's your job?

DETECTIVE: What do you do for a living?
HALIPULMO: This One trades. This One has a mumble herchant business run from an apartment on the Copridium Sommons.
DETECTIVE: That's where the asari jumped you?
HALIPULMO: Yes.
DETECTIVE: Could it have been a robbery?
HALIPULMO: This One does not believe so. The asari wanted This One as a prisoner. They made no attempt to mentor the compartment.
SAADIA: Enter the apartment.


INVESTIGATE - Why were you attacked?
DETECTIVE: Do you have any idea why anyone would want to harm you?
SAADIA glances at HALIPULMO.
SAADIA: Some of the other merchants have told us that asari have been asking them where they can find a 'stuttering hanar'.
HALIPULMO: This One believes it was deliberately targeted. Perhaps This One's family ordered its abduction? Maybe they hired the asari to return This One to Kahje...?
HALIPULMO becomes agitated. SAADIA moves to console him
SAADIA: It's okay. It's okay now. I'm here.
DETECTIVE: I promise we'll find out who did this.
SAADIA: Please do.


DETECTIVE
Is there anything else?

HALIPULMO
This One would like to thank the turian who kunched the pidnappers.


PARAGON - He's a good guy.
DETECTIVE: He's a credit to the Hierarchy. Wish there were more citizens like him.
HALIPULMO: This One is grateful.


NEUTRAL - No problem.
DETECTIVE: I'm sure that can be arranged.
SAADIA: Thank you, detective.


RENEGADE - He got lucky.
DETECTIVE: Would you say his actions took great fortitude and luck?
HALIPULMO: (beat) This One had better not try!
SAADIA: (angrily) Really, detective?


DETECTIVE
I think I have everything I need. We'll be in touch.

The C-SEC DETECTIVE leaves the pair and walks up the steps to -

4.  INT. APARTMENT CORRIDOR, PRESIDIUM COMMONS – CONTINUOUS

The DETECTIVE activates their omni-tool and connects with CAPTAIN BAILEY at C-Sec headquarters.

DETECTIVE
Reporting in.

BAILEY (Comm)
What have you got for me?

DETECTIVE
Neither of the victims knew the attackers. The motive for the attempted kidnapping is still unclear but it may have something to do with the victim's speech impediment.

BAILEY (Comm)
Speech impediment? You don't have anything else to go on? Have you ID'd the attackers?

DETECTIVE
Well... I think a trip to the lower Ward may provide the answers.

5.  INT. BANK, PRESIDIUM COMMONS – CONTINUOUS

BAILEY (Comm)
(pause)
Really? Alright, then. But keep us posted. And go in armed.

DETECTIVE
Will do.

The DETECTIVE enters the elevator.

FADE TO:

6.  CUTSCENE: A skycar departs the Presidium Commons. It joins the spacelanes surrounding the Citadel and lands in an unfashionable - not to mention dangerous - part of Tayseri Ward.

FADE TO:

7.  INT. DINGY BAR – NIGHT CYCLE

The bar is dark and hasn't been refurbished for years. An assortment of turians, salarians, krogans, a quarian, and an elcor are sitting alone or in groups, keeping their conversations low.

The C-SEC DETECTIVE, dressed in casual clothes, enters the bar, receiving a few hostile glances from some of the patrons. It's obvious the DETECTIVE doesn't belong there.

Ignoring the glances, the DETECTIVE moves to the bar and takes a seat, taking a few furtive glances around the room.
The suspicious glares from the patrons continue for a moment until an ASARI approaches the DETECTIVE from behind - The same ASARI who tried to abduct the hanar.

ASARI
Hey there. Looking for some company?

DETECTIVE
Actually, I was looking for...

The ASARI suddenly thrusts a handgun into the DETECTIVE's ribs.

ASARI
Ah! Ah! Ah! I don't think so. Hands where I can see them, gorgeous.

The DETECTIVE slowly raises their hands.

ASARI
Now why don't we go somewhere more private?

The ASARI grabs the DETECTIVE by the shoulder and directs them away from the bar.

The ASARI pushes the DETECTIVE into a private booth and slams the DETECTIVE against the wall, thrusting the gun under her captive's chin.

She leans in close -


CHARM
The DETECTIVE strokes the ASARI's cheek.
DETECTIVE: The pistol is a nice touch.
ASARI: Gotta keep up appearances.


INTIMIDATE
Suddenly the DETECTIVE thrusts their own gun under the ASARI's chin.
DETECTIVE: Still retain a flair for the dramatic, I see.
ASARI: It's a survival skill in my line of work.


The ASARI removes the pistol from the DETECTIVE's chin and holsters it.

ASARI
You damaged my favourite gun.

DETECTIVE
Had to make your escape look real.

AGENT (sarcastically)
Appreciate it.

DETECTIVE
Do the Eclipse Sisters know you're here?

ASARI
Give me a little credit. I know how to go off-grid.

DETECTIVE
Yeah, I noticed… The hanar?

ASARI
I know…

DETECTIVE
Nice of you to warn us.

ASARI
I know!


PARAGON - Are you safe?
DETECTIVE: Do Eclipse suspect you're C-Sec?
ASARI: No, my cover is solid. But they're getting twitchy about this deal on Omega - Something about kidnapping aliens with unique genetic characteristics. The hanar was just the tip of the iceberg.


NEUTRAL - Why the hanar?
DETECTIVE: What's special about the hanar?
ASARI: We were ordered to round up 'stuttering hanar' and take them back to Omega. There's a big deal going down there.


RENEGADE - Just do your job.
DETECTIVE: What, you forget who you're working for? Your loyalty is to C-Sec, not Eclipse.
ASARI: Don't remind me! I thought this was a simple infiltration. I never figured kidnapping hanar with speech impediments would be part of the job description.


DETECTIVE
What's this about? And why didn't you tell us about the hanar?

ASARI
I didn't know about the kidnapping until the last minute. The Eclipse Sisters aren't taking any chances. I have no idea why they wanted the hanar, but scuttlebutt on the ground suggests the buyers are calling themselves 'Collectors'.

DETECTIVE
This is getting dangerous. If Eclipse can move about freely around the Presidium...

ASARI
Yeah… that's what makes it interesting.

DETECTIVE
You want to stay in longer?

ASARI
I'm so close to breaking this. I just need a few more days...

Two turian THUGS appear and block their exit.

THUG #1 (to the DETECTIVE)
Haven't seen you around here before. New faces are trouble. You ain't welcome.

ASARI
Get lost. This is private.

THUG #2
There's a tax on new faces. You wanna drink here it's gonna cost you. Say, every credit you got.


THREATEN THEM
DETECTIVE: You don't want to do anything stupid, friend, and I'll tell you why...
The DETECTIVE nods at the red dot from the laser-sight on the DETECTIVE's pistol she/he is currently pointing at THUG #1.
DETECTIVE: Because in the time it'll take for you to grab your gun, I'll have opened up your chest with a high-explosive round. So, you gotta ask yourself: am I worth the trouble?
THUG #1: Maybe we'll waive the tax this one time.
DETECTIVE: Good call!
The thugs leave.


FIGHT THEM
DETECTIVE: Sounds like you're threatening me. I don't like being threatened.
ASARI: It's true. He/she really doesn't like that.
THUG #2: Oh yeah? What are you gonna do about it?
The DETECTIVE and the ASARI look at one another, then both lunge at the thugs. In a few brief seconds the thugs are lying face-down and groaning on the floor.
DETECTIVE: Hardly broke a sweat. This place needs a better class of criminal.


DISTRACT THEM
DETECTIVE: Like the lady said: this is a private party. Beat it!
THUG #1: We like to party.
ASARI: Are you guys deaf as well as stupid?
The ASARI grabs the DETECTIVE and kisses them passionately. THUG #1 grimaces.
THUG #1: (grunting in disgust) Oh, I think my gizzard just turned.
The ASARI breaks the kiss and glares at the thugs.
ASARI: Private party, boys. Scram!
THUG #1: (to THUG #2) She's working. Come on. Let's go.
THUG #2: Can't we stay and watch?
THUG #1 drags THUG #2 away and they leave.


ASARI
I better go before I'm missed.

DETECTIVE
Stay safe out there.

ASARI
Can't promise anything.

The ASARI leaves the booth and melts into the crowd.

The DETECTIVE saunters out of the bar, ready for whatever the future holds...

TO BE CONTINUED
Mass Effect: C-Sec Twine Script
Choose your species - Asari, human, salarian or turian and join C-Sec to fight the mercs preying on Citadel citizens.

This story is a re-draft of a script originally beta read by the wonderful :iconbayzee: Many thanks as always to you, Bayz.
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Another day, another Twine game link.

I'm starting to experiment with Twine games so here is something a little different - and a tad more ambitious.

I've always been slightly disappointed with the Mass Effect games that you can't play the single-player campaign as anything other than a human (multiplayer notwithstanding). You can play as other races in the Dragon Age games so why not in Mass Effect. So I decided to make a short Twine game set in the Mass Effect universe in which you could play as a human, asari, salarian or turian character.

2185 CE - You are a detective working for Citadel Security. When you foil a kidnapping on the Presidium you uncover a dangerous slaver ring threatening the Citadel.

You can find it here: www.philome.la/houzi771/mass-e…

And as usual: Mass Effect™ is the © of BioWare, a division of EA Games. I make no money from this game.


Hope you enjoy playing. It took ages to build!
Hiya,

Haven't posted here for a while, but I'm still kicking and still writing. Do you mind if I pick your brains? I was wondering if anyone has any experience with using the Twine software?

I've written a draft of a short interactive adventure set in the Mass Effect: Andromeda universe with Twine. Unfortunately, finding a way to host it online has proved more difficult than I thought (I'd assumed the Twine website would have an archive of Twine games, but apparently not), and the websites I've been directed to that might have a Twine archive have either been flagged up as unsafe by Norton Anti-virus or don't seem to accept the file. It's not something I'm familiar with so I'm almost certainly doing something wrong and am at a loss how to proceed. Does anyone know how or where I can host the file online? Is there some way to post it directly on DeviantArt or tumblr?

I am planning to post the script here but would like everyone to have the chance to play it properly. I'd also welcome any and all feedback on it.

Would anyone have any advice on how to get the Twine file online?

Cheers, guys

deviantID

Xeno-Sapian
United Kingdom

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swiperenyart Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2017
Awesome to hear that you are starting the next chapter and it's cool that your going to be working on something for andromada, I was just thinking a couple of days ago that it would be cool if you did something for andromada.
Look forward in reading the stories.
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Xeno-Sapian Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2017
Thank you. Happy cry (Tears of joy) 

Certainly hope everyone enjoys the story(s) when they are (eventually) set free to wreak havoc on the world. evil plotting ;P
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fredihaberg Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  Student Photographer
Hey, do you have any updates on the new story yet? :D (Big Grin)
Would love to read it..  :eager: by darkmoon3636 
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Xeno-Sapian Featured By Owner May 10, 2017
Hi fredihaberg, apologies for the late reply, I've been on holiday abroad and offline for a while. Read "Nexus Uprising" while I was away and now I have a copy of Mass Effect: Andromeda on PS4 (yay!Woohooooo! :happybounce: ) - for research, you understand. ;) (Wink)  Already 10 hours in and enjoying the game immensely.

Rest assured I am still writing (both 'A Matter of Life and Death' and something set in ME:A  OMG MOAR POEMS! ) and should have something AMoLaD related out in the near(ish) future. I hope. Fingers-Crossed - NaNoEmo14 Day 12 

All the best. :D (Big Grin) 
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fredihaberg Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Student Photographer
Only 10 hours eh?

I spent a good 100 hours on my first playthrough (dunno if that's average Giggle  ),
and I enjoyed it all the way. he best thing about the game in my opinion: Vetra and Pebee's conversations in the Nomad.

I've got Nexus uprising already, I like it so far, just haven't had much time to read it lately (exams); maybe in the summer though..



Now to the important questions:
Shepard or Ryder? :D (with or without the old animations) Glitch Shephard  Mass Effect andromeda 


Have fun with the writing and playing ME:A!
Fredi
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raapster01 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Just wondering are you going to continue the 'A Matter of Race and Character' series?? 
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Xeno-Sapian Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Oh yes. I haven't forgotten Valni. :D  But I may have to conduct some necessary research into the next Mass Effect game beforehand. Gamer fella - playing Sega Gensis Console (works) ;)
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raapster01 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
Glad to hear! GL!
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ImperatorGermaniae Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
Hallö! :D (Big Grin) 

Sorry that I waste your time, but I would have a little question about Mass Effect and I am very shure that you know the answer. Nod 

I wanted to ask, if the markings, who many Turians have on their faces have any special meaning or are they simply more like jewellery?
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Xeno-Sapian Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017
No worries. Happy to answer that. Turian facial markings are elaborate tattoos that signify which colony (or country on Palaven) they came from. The markings vary widely in design and colour, but it's not clear which design is from which colony.

More info can be found on the Mass Effect wiki site: masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Turi…

Hope that helps. :D
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