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This is the 30th Chapter of the Marauder Shields Audiobook, based on the 30th Episode of the Marauder Shields Comic, available here: [link]

Story / Lead: Koobismo
Audio Producer: JeffDaniel
Editor: AdoreeLyssa
Nihlus: Matt "Calavera" O'Connor
Officer Howsham: Natalie Loftus
Music: Derek Palmer

[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.]

P.S. Say hello to yet another audio chapter with fully proper licensed music. :) Isn't it awesome? Yes, yes it is.

P.S.2. My newest journal entry and a great place to introduce yourself to our little community: [link]

P.S.3. Be sure to follow me on twitter, here: [link] - I've got, umm, candy bars shaped like little geth. And be sure to follow Jeff as well, here: [link] - he starts making charts and Excel graphs when he feels lonely.
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:iconhectorarmadillo:
HectorArmadillo Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
"Captain Roy Batty"...?

All those... moments will be lost in time, like... tears in rain.
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:iconsm51:
SM51 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Is it wrong that I can imagine this voice saying, "BETRAYAL." "KILLIONARE.", and other such things from Halo multiplayer?
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:iconferretwulf:
ferretwulf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Roy Batty - nice :D
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MarbiChora Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this music available without the voiceover? It's incredible regardless, but I'd appreciate it.
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:iconlostmercenary99:
LostMercenary99 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Scariest part was that I mistook the voice for Saren at first. I mean damn... it's so similar it's freaky.
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:iconfelewin:
Felewin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very well done.
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:iconbytbyt:
bytbyt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
How did you do this?
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:iconszirru:
Szirru Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
You did hire Samuel L. Jackson to do the voice work, didn't you? :D "Why, Saren? A fellow spectre. Your protege. Your brother!"
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:iconjulification:
julification Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Crack... Crackk..! Cracckk!!!
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:iconstarklight:
starklight Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Koobismo is the writer Mass Effect deserves.
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:iconfavespotonthecitadel:
Is blue a lie in your story too? Ah wait..Second Catalyst...im expecting a comic issue with the illusive man and anderson...Blue Lie vs. Red Truth. Or the colors are going to switch in Shepards dream..would be epic..Looking forward to seeing what you do.
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Marudia45 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Wow that was fast!

Gorgeous as ever.
Next one on my wishlist would be a Audiobook to number 27! :)

But one thing I can say for sure ... you guys ... and your vision of the ending ... will not fail us!
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:iconbluedemonx:
BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This was great! Really powerful acting! And that face-to-face panel....!!!
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:iconstrawberryrainpop:
StrawberryRainPop Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
The green lie.

I always hated Synthesis. Hell, i hated the whole crucible godkid
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:iconbluedemonx:
BlueDemonX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Ah, canīt say I like the ending, but Iīm ready to accept it. And I like utopias (donīt know about the live husks, though :D).
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:iconstrawberryrainpop:
StrawberryRainPop Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Sees new audiobook by Koobismo.
*Foams at mouth*
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:iconjp3asy:
Jp3asy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Goosebumps...well done.
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:iconscirel:
scirel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Hearing the whole "green lie" speech is the most vindicating thing ever, seriously. I feel so bad for feeling so smugly cool every time I smile when I hear it. XD
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VectorPrimal Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Iīm still hoping the Geth make an appearance. I have this view of Tali about to be killed by a husk when a Prime appears from behind and rips him apart. Only for him to say "Legion last wish was that you wold not be armed. I will fulfill it..no matter the cost."
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:iconymladdych:
Ymladdych Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Holy moly! I can't believe the VA performances...they're sooooo good.

Another kudos to the team!
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Mur4s4me Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
..............
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I apologize for having no smart things to say. My brain has just melted from sheer awesomeness and I'm trying to find a way to piece it together.

All I can say is this is probably one of the best audiobook episode yet in my opinion. I love the full licensed music! What's the name of the song?
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:iconkraun15:
Kraun15 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Hell yeah! Great work) What is the name of the background song?
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:iconarchon89:
Archon89 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
"Calavera" is really good! :) Even if his voice remembers me more Saren than Nihlus...
Still great, though!
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:iconmandulis:
Mandulis Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
That gave me the chills. Again.
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:iconcreepingbone:
CreepingBoNE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Powerful.
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IKnowItsCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
This whole back story with Nihlus and Saren really adds depth to the series.

I just had a thought. Back to right before Saren shoots Nihlus he says, "Don't worry, I have it all under control." Is it just me, or does this sentence have so much more beautiful, spine-tingling meaning behind it now?
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:iconnicart9:
nicart9 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice! But maybe Nihlus' voice needs more of that turian flanging effect...?
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Lakdav Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Goosebumps all over again. Great work. Though i kinda missed the usual battle sounds at the very beginning, and the creeking of the ravagers at the end before they fire. But thats the biggest complaint i can muster ;)
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jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
To date, all Nihlus/Marauder Shields audiobooks have been an internal monologue. These audiobooks are his thoughts. So, that is the reason for no sound effects.

The gun shots are what he's hearing in his mind as he remembers Saren shooting him.

The only "real" sound is at the very end. If you listen closely, you will hear the shot, explosion, and a Marauder screaming. It's buried in there, intentionally.

We may hear Marauder Shields' real voice in the near future. . .
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Lakdav Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I got what the last sounds was (there went another goosebump). It is true that its an inner monologue, but this being the second Nihlus audiobook (the first with both monologue and fighting) i didnt gather this rule, that an episode of inner monologue doesnt have the sound effects that one would expect from looking at the panels.

Its lack doesnt ruin anything, dont get me wrong, its just that of all the other audiobooks where there were incoming Reaper forces on a panel, you could hear them too faintly in the background. I kinda expected them here, but its not a loss in any way.
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jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I completely understand your point. We have a few ideas of where to go with this concept. It may work. . . it may not.

We take every suggestion and comment seriously, and try to use them to make our story and experience even better. That's why we really appreciate feedback like this. Fan feedback is what can make a good story great. . . as long as the writers and developers listen and don't dismiss wisdom.

Never hesitate to offer suggestions. We look forward to them!
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Lakdav Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
"you could hear them too, faintly in the background"

added a comma to avoid misunderstanding
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:icontechta:
Techta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I had such a huge smile. But I've missed a bunch of chapters. I need to go back and read them :/
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:iconkhenmes:
Khenmes Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Greatest. Audio and Comic series-ever. Love you guys and your hard work! I kept holding hope that after the extended cut dlc we would get a fully satisfying ending, but sadly what we got only makes me more reluctant to finished playing my second character. But this gives me more hope. I take your cannon story over biowares any day. Thanks a ton!
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gmork6 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Amazing as always!
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Bombeletta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Love it my Gingie Angel :*
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scirel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I LOVE THIS! Keep going! The voicework was absolutely amazing.
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:iconthx-11381:
thx-11381 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Does anyone else think that Nihlus sounds kind of like Saren? It's great either way. :D
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:iconcalaverava:
CalaveraVA Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Yes, I got that impression as well. Perhaps some aspect of Saren is imparted to Nihlus (the crazy one, right? Or is he the only sane one in this whole crazy universe?). Perhaps I have gargled too much gravel, as if there could be such a thing!
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Arcadia365 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I get the feeling illusive man was the second betrayer
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:iconrobert-uk:
Robert-UK Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Had to be you Koobismo, somebody else, Bioware, might have gotten it wrong.
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:iconnatalieloftarse:
NatalieLoftarse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I absolutely love this one. It's even better getting to be in it!

Cal and Jeff, you're a pair of wizards!

Wizards!
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Oh, no love for the Scribe, then? Sureeee, figures. ;>
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:iconnatalieloftarse:
NatalieLoftarse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
You know we don't talk about our love in public.

No one would understand D:
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Yes, of course, sweep it under the rug, you... you... rogue tit. ;)

By the way people, shocking reveal: that Officer Howsham part...? That's how this girl speaks! Like always!
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NatalieLoftarse Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
It's how I talk when I skype with Minty. Heavy breathing into the mic.

She loves it.

I'm sorry, Koobs. I'm cheating on you with Liara.
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evisneffo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
You mean ... I wasn't your first MS romance?

This is. I'm not sure any amount of heavy breathing can save this. KOOBS LET US AWAY AND I SHALL GIVE YOU ALL THE RECOGNITION THAT NATALIE REFUSES TO.
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:iconnatalieloftarse:
NatalieLoftarse Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
But... BUT YOU COMPLETE ME D:

Koobs is my pimp, actually.
He'll be sending you a bill.
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:iconiknowitscrazy:
IKnowItsCrazy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Christ, you guys, stop making me nerd out like this every time you release something. I'm going to get whiplash from all the flailing about.

As always, so humbled to be a part of a team with such mind blowing talent! (:
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:iconkoobismo:
koobismo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Our overall goal is to flail you about into oblivion, Dylan! Be prepared. ;)
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