Mass Effect/Liberation: StandoffMass Effect/Liberation: Standoff by TheWonderingSword
Commander Turtman barked orders to one of his squads, "Sergeant Kratos your squad will guard the shuttles. I want them prepped in case we need to leave in a hurry."
"Yes clan chi... sir," said the squad leader.
Turtman shined his flashlight near Mr. Aten, "Your show."
The drell operative turned to his batarian companion, "Mr. Si'nn?"
The batarian shook his head, "Yes, right, we have to go to engineering, get power back to the eezo core."
"Yeah, that's why we brought the power cells. Okay you dirty payaks, you heard him, lets move."
They walked down a series of dark corridors. Turtman left eye twitched, a clear sign that something was wrong. They navigated a maze of decks, stairways, and empty rooms. In over four hundred years, Turtman worked on many ships but not one the size of this one. It took them half an hour to reach the engine room.
Si'nn came to an abrupt stop, "Not good."
"What's wrong?" asked Turtman. Si'nn pointed at the door to the engine room. The holo lock was green, whic
ANN News: Embassy BuggedANN News: Embassy Bugged by TheWonderingSword
ANN News Desk
October 22, 2196
Systems Alliance Embassy Bugged
by Iris Dunnigan
PRESIDUM, CITADEL- The C-Sec investigation following the attempt on Commander Thompson-Ramos life (see: Headlines October 11) discovered an alarming number of bugs and multiple spy programs embedded on the Systems Alliance Embassy's computers and facilities. Among the devices found where nanite clusters on the wall carpeting, spy software incorporated into the operating systems of the embassy's computers, and several VI's with corrupted communications algorithms. C-Sec cybercrimes division is working with Alliance Intelligence in finding the source of the surveillance hardware as well as the nature and volume of the data transmitted to third parties. The exact volume, nature, or sensitivity of the data is unknown at this ti
Mass Effect/Liberation: AnvilMass Effect/Liberation: Anvil by TheWonderingSword
Galeena waved the first platoon sergeant over to her, "Sergeant, sitrep."
"Upper works secured. We counted over thirty dead, no prisoners, ma'am," he said.
"What about our casualties?" asked Galeena.
"Five wounded, the medics are patching them up now...." the sergeant said.
Galeena noted the man's hesitation,"And?"
"Five dead, including lieutenant Var'Tas," the sergeant said.
The lieutenant was a popular leader. He distinguished himself early in training and always lead from the front. She noticed that the other members of the platoon congregated around Specter Williams. She remember how Williams barked orders over the comm net in the middle of the battle. She must have seen the lieutenant go down and took charge over the situation.
"Very well sergeant, see to your platoon," said Galeena.
"Yes, ma'am," the gave Galeena a batarian style salute, an arm across the chest.
Specter Williams stood at the edge of the central shaft that led down to the mining site.
"A hundred meters
ANN News: What is Trident?ANN News: What is Trident? by TheWonderingSword
From: Alliance News Entertainment Desk
October 22, 2196
"What is Trident?"
By Joan Calder
MILGROM, BEKENSTIEN- "What is Trident?" is the question on the mind every Champions of the Terminus fan. With over 4.7 billion viewers throughout Citadel space (and many more views on pirate sites across the Terminus) the show has become a runaway success. The action-drama focuses on a team of mercenaries battling pirates, slavers and other ruffians across the Terminus systems. But savvy salarian fans discovered a series of recurring messages embedded in the background of the show as well as in the dialogue of secondary characters that hint at something they called Trident. According to list of clues posted at a one of the top shows forums the appearance of a three prong spear or mentions tied to it break down as follows:
27 appearances of a trident like symbol, weapon, badges, flags or other three pronged tools.
111 mentions of the word trident either directly or embedded
Last week massacre in California made me think of my college days. Back then I managed to, in spite of my extreme social awkwardness and ineptitude, to have a large circle of friends and acquaintances. Many of them were women. We would gather in the Student Union building for breakfast or lunch, tell stories, talk about the days events, etc. Often one of these women would ask me to accompany them to a location on campus. It happened so often I joked about setting up an escort service for ladies. Seemed pretty funny at the time.
Over twenty years later…not so much.
Time and time again women asks a male friend to escort them to and from their destinations.
In broad daylight.
In a campus filled with thousands of students.
A campus shock full of campus police as well as regular police.
A campus that at times seemed to gleam under the bright tropical sun.
I could not see it then, and I’m ashamed to admit that it took me this long to pierce through my own privilege to see what was really happening. After all, I walked all over the place, confident, even arrogantly. Hell, I strutted like a cock (my Alma Matters mascot is a rooster), checking out the ladies in their short shorts, drinking in the sunshine or simply sitting in a quite corner to read a book or two. Unless I was walking alone in parking lot after dark, I rarely feared for my safety. I feared more for my green two door Corolla been stolen that for someone to attack me in the dark, let alone in broad daylight.
This was not something one woman was worried about.
Multiple women asked me on multiple occasions to escort them around campus.
The reality of it is stunning and frightening.
In their world they could be harassed, assaulted or murdered everywhere, at any time, for any reasons and asking a male friend they trusted to escort them was not simply a coping mechanism, it was a survival strategy.
Let me repeat that, it was a a tactic within a larger set that formed a complex strategy for survival.
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