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Marauder Shields 37: From the Skies by koobismo Marauder Shields 37: From the Skies by koobismo
The 37th Episode of the "Marauder Shields" Mass Effect Comic.

In this one... Cavalry comes from the skies. But will they live long enough to actually make a difference?

BACKGROUND MUSIC

Be sure to play this track in the background to upgrade your reading experience: [link]

AFTERWORD

Just before the break

I had a lot of help with creating this episode - AssaultSloth wrote the codex entry and sculpted out the Hanar fighter in 3d, whereas Mihai (a.k.a. Enixtm) helped me out with compositing the shots with Blair. All hail the awesomists!

One more episode before we arrive at our Mid-season Finale. Be prepared. It will be huge.

GENERAL INFORMATION

This is an ongoing story providing an alternative fan-made ending to the Mass Effect trilogy, with our own game-changing maverick transforming the course of history: Marauder Shields. Be sure to start reading at episode 6. Special thanks to MichelKobayashi and my awesome team, especially our editor - AdoreeLyssa!

Hope is Alive!

[The Mass Effect universe, its design and characters are owned by BioWare/EA Productions. This is a work of parody and fan-fiction, created under the terms of fair use. Special thanks to BioWare for creating the world we all love and care for! I remain a huge ME & BW fan!]

P.S. Help me spread this series around - retweet, send out links, share this with your friends and post it on your facebook wall!
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WatanabeMayuyu Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  New member
The reapers are supposed to be hyperintelligent with millions of years of galactic war experience. They shouldn't be giving off so many hints if they really want the Crucible activated.
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malovence Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Uh...holy shit.
Asking permission beforehand but, may I use the tech idea from your stories for my own fanfictions?
Follower38 on fanfiction.net is my alias and where i post my stories. 
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Haupmann Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I didn't know Kodiaks had shields I guess it makes sense, but they seem to be kind of useless, everything just one shots them usually.
However, Hanar! Finally doing something useful. I like the design too, it looks like it should be piloted by jellyfish. No idea how it would work but it looks cool so i don't care. Then i read how it works! :D
Nice bit of drama too. I'm wondering what Samara's going to do. I do like how shes being shown as how powerful she actually is. I recall using reave to just annihilate husks.

So i'm guessing you're kind of showing how everything hit the fan in the game since it doesn't really tell you why everything's so bad when you're doing so well. Which is nice really, i always wondered where the rest of hammer went. I know it was a terrible plan to not drop in right above the target, but still.
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EluneEruanne Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I love how Samara kills the husk like I'm-seeing-something-intersting-don't-interrupt without truly looking.

I love the model and the idea of the hanar ship. Jepp, and don't trust the rreapers, they are mean und tricky bastards and very good strategist.

Glad you spoke again, I was worried.

Greetings!
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Marudia45 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Hey Koob, just discovered it recently, but maybe you already have heard about it, but what do you think about the MEHEM Mod created by MrFob?

In your Article "The Leviathan and the Death of Hope" you wrote about the emotional theme of hope, that was present throughout the whole series from ME 1 right till before the ending. Because I had seen it the same way as you, I think this mod really fixes the ending at least for me, even better when MrFob will polish it a little bit more, but even now I think it does a very good job.

I´m still a big fan of your Story, because the epic level is a lot bigger and because all of my crew members are there!!

But for ingame, I think this mod will ease the pain a lot of players who had grieved by the original and EC ending.

So what´s your opinion about it? If you have not seen it yet, just search for MEHEM in the Mass Effect Fan Creation forum on BSN or look at it on Youtube.
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athmystikal Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Modders around the world are making good progress on new tools to mod ME3. Soon we might be able to realize Marauder Shields within the game. It will take a lot of time, effort and men. But possible.

BTW, Mass Effect 4 is confirmed by BioWare. Interestingly, BioWare Montreal is heading the development instead of Edmonton. But Casey is still in charge.
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Marudia45 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Well an MS Edition Mod would indeed be cool.

And ME 4 ... well we´ll see what´s going to happen there. Maybe they learned something, maybe not. But I will be cautious around any piece of information for this matter.
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leon9130 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Guess he is torturing us with awesome but not climatic episodes... so the hit of the real epic ones will be even harder. Though it's hard to imagine the pain of a series of epic episodes connected to each other...the waiting will be childhood's Christmas 1000 times worse
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XEBES Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great to see you still at it koobs! I'm locked in and ready for the next issue!
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CrulLovetroy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
I'm super-excited for the next episode right now :) and the best thing is: it's said to be published during the next two days, if I didn't lose count :D Koobs, despite the last episodes not being that awesome, I'm awaiting the next installment impatiently. I'm sure it will be epic, and I'm curious to see what is going to happen in the midseason finale. Gotta be something huge...but right now, clues are all I've got.
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