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This is an audio story based on the 39th episode of the Marauder Shields Comic ("The Debt, Part 1"), available here: [link]


Story / Lead: Koobismo
Audio Producer: JeffDaniel
Editor: AdoreeLyssa
Admiral Hackett: Matt "Calavera" O'Connor
Lieutenant Attlee: Phil Hornshaw


Be sure to check out the afterword provided with the original comic, here: [link]

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. Music track licensed in accordance with copyright laws and being good guys.

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KazeNaruto Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Holy shit ! I just come ! Bioware really need you for the Mass Effect 4 :happybounce: 
nickshepard Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
I salute to you.
All ships... FIRE EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!
Galtorian Featured By Owner May 26, 2014
you sir, are a genius
168natasha Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
amazing, lets go get harbringer raaaaaaaaaaaa
ShepardBroker Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
awesome job O'Connor u do an amazing job as hackett
WindWalker666 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Dude... I teared up reading the comic... this has me balling my eyes out... you're the greatest!!
Svetlana-Shepard Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
Nice approximation of a younger Lance Henricksen.
SeaghanDragon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Student Artist
Its moments like these that make me wanna charge at my enemy with my brothers and arms and if i had any ships we all would gladly charge at our enamy, its moments like these that make me wanna jus CHAREGE "le haigh mo tír agu smo tenaga" aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
humasara Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
ScornfulOrchid Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
I've got chills...this is truely awesome.
SlCt12 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Yup...still playing this over and over...

...may I get this in a loop?

This just makes me feel so...I can't even find words...
captaincody91 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Frakkin' chills up and down my spine listening to this.
azile0 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Wow. Just wow.
kato42 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
That's not a bad Hackett, with a bit Zaeed mixed in.
Smeginator Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I actually thought he sounded more like the Codex voice (at the beginning, anyways)

Still, good work!
Mur4s4me Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amusing, since I think Zaeed and Hackett really looks like long lost brothers XD
kato42 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
angiee45 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I was reading these comics out loud for me and my mom and then I saw you had audio for this one. I opened the audio in a separate window and opened the comic in another and just scrolled down to match the audio and visual. IT WAS AWESOME. Totally epic.
Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
I don't know why but i keep hearing Harbinger in my head saying.

"this is meaningless, you all will fall"

XP sorry about that By the way love this stuff keep it up :)
HDReaper Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
This is epic please tell Matt O'Connor that he is god.
I'm going on ME now. repay the debt.
Fuck Harbinger
Ardvarkeating101 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Jesus Jetfuel Christ!
Bigstrital Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
For great justice!
Warmaster-Tarik Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
I've got to say, I've been watching this series, and you have done a phenomenal job. You have put a lot of work into this and it really shows. Keep up the hard work.
Winter-moot Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This series just keeps getting more amazing with each installment, and this one has me tearing up every time I read it or listen to the audiobook version.

Matt O'Connor reminded me of Peter Cullen (the voice of Optimus Prime) in all the right ways here. Thank you so much for this, all of you.
venci17 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
ya,when u mentioned it,he really does
mrphungcs104 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Listen to this audio and reading the comic at the same time. How can I still survive this much epicness ?
10Tabris01 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Wow. Just. Wow. omfg
Zinshan Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012

Goosebumps. If ME3's ending had half of the epicness this comic has, it would have been the best ending of any videogame. Keep up the amazing work!
bainsidhe1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Oh my God. I thought I had chills from reading the comic... this is OUTSTANDING. I haven't listened to many of the audio books (because I usually read the comics on my iphone in public), but I am super impressed. What a fabulous Hackett impression. All the feels, Koobs & Crew. Thank you so much for making these.
overandoverandout Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
This gave me chills... You guys are amazing... The episode, the audiobook both made me get goosebumps all over. This is the way Mass Effect was meant to end.
AzuleneAroma Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh wow
Arcadia365 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
Awesome really awesome
redsteven Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Really, genuinely impressed.

And I say that because I did not have high expectations for these audio productions. Nothing personal. I just thought it was a very ambitious, unrealistic undertaking. But they've all been truly well done.

Keep up the good work.
evildeathbloody Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
JJJJust jizz in my pants!!!!!!!!!
Mur4s4me Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great work to everyone yet again. I'm glad this audiobook for this episode was done as priority (it didn't require a lot of voice actors so it made it easier too).

The pace, the music, the voice acting... Everything sends shiver down my spine.
Mur4s4me Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
*mashes the repeat button*
baldulf2024 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Really emotive, congrats for a great work.
silentruth Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
embracedestruction Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Great audiobook, but I miss the Two Steps From Hell.
pacientK Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Love it. Koobs how do you manage time after time make such powerful episodes. Are you a writing god or something?
SlCt12 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is only two minutes and twenty seconds...why does it seem like it's gone on for over ten minutes...
jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Because, like me, you probably played it 5 times in a row. . .
mjjdj88 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
seriously matt o'connor is an amazing hackett. great job once again!!
jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
I couldn't agree more. The guy is amazing! Can't wait for you to hear him as Thane!
Marudia45 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Ohoh o´Connor as Thane? I want to hear that too!! :)
Lakdav Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Ohhohoy, now shit is about to go down! Great work. And while at some point i agree with Demyu's point about the lack of radio noise, it will be that much better if/WHEN you guys make this in animation.
10lamdn1 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
This is what it should have been.
jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Demyu Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Frankly, I was expecting just Rachni dropping out of nowhere saving the day - I know that everyone owes Shepard and his crew a lot, but rachni have the biggest debt, they were reduced to a single person and because of Shepard they were reborn and rebuilt. I'm glad I was wrong because this is much bigger than I expected. Jeff was right. It's freaking AWESOME!!! I believe this is the turning point of the battle for Earth and the whole galaxy. From now on, reapers are doomed. They will take lives but they will lose anyway.

Thank you, guys. This is my Mass Effect.

Jeff, you may want to add some radio noise and echos starting with "We owe them for leading the fight" - to move viewer on boards of all those ships, listening to Hackett.
jeffdaniel Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Thought about adding radio noise and echos. Koobs and I actually had that discussion. In the end, we decided against it. If we ever animate this thing, I'd make adjustments not to just this, but to every audiobook.

And I notice that you are using more !!! now. Told you!
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