|“||This war's brought us pain, and suffering, and loss. But it's also brought us together, as soldiers, allies... friends. This bond that ties us together is something that the Reapers will never understand. It's more powerful than any weapon, stronger than any ship. It can't be taken or destroyed. The next few hours will decide the fate of everyone in the galaxy. Every mother. Every son. Every unborn child. They're trusting you. Depending on you to win them their future. A future free from the threat of the Reapers!||”|
–Commander Shepard at the end of the Reaper War
The Originals, or what the creators coined just "Classic" for the fact that the lore is based in classic Mass Effect lore, is a world created in the foundation of the video game aptly named: Mass Effect. The Originals takes place within the Milky Way galaxy in the years following the Reaper War of 2186, and most stories occur on the Citadel as this is the central location. A few things have ventured from the original source material like that Dark Star Lounge is now officially the Last Resort Lounge; Purgatory Bar is now Guilty Pleasures; Tiberius Towers is now Creed Towers, and Afterlife Club on Omega is now the Devil's Respite.
As of current the characters in The Originals consist of some of its creators' very first characters and a host of others tied directly or indirectly to them. The titular characters (or characters who are the main focus) are Carmen and his wife Olivia Creed, both originally conceptualized characters that are interweaved throughout the canon back story of Mass Effect. The Originals tries its best not to stray from the rules and authenticity of the game, and stories here usually reflect this, but it doesn't always happen as the group is known to change small details.
The Original Characters
|The Originals||Alistair Creed ⚫ Carmen Creed ⚫ Dr. Celeste Creed ⚫ Doctor Shale ⚫ Elaina Kryik|
Jamie Kaine ⚫ Jared Kaine ⚫ Captain Marcus Marcellus ⚫ Norah Creed ⚫ Olivia Creed
Ranger Steele ⚫ Veralia Shepard
Dolls: Alpha ⚫ Charlie ⚫ Echo ⚫ India ⚫ Juliet ⚫ Sierra ⚫ November ⚫ Whiskey
|The Immortals||Gods: Aphrodite ⚫ Apollo ⚫ Artemis ⚫ Eris ⚫ Persephone ⚫ Poseidon ⚫ Hades ⚫ Iah|
Sasha Vargas ⚫ Cadence Lee ⚫ Joel Hunter ⚫ Killian Nakoa
|Families||The Creed Family ⚫ The Marcellus Family ⚫ The Birchall Family ⚫ The Turner Family ⚫ The Aurora Family|
|Locations||Citadel ⚫ Earth ⚫ Omega ⚫ Plana Nublar|
|Ships||SSV Normandy SR-3 ⚫ Onyx Rose ⚫ Devil's Revenge II ⚫ Hope's Enigma ⚫ Sapphire Flame|
|Pirate Clans||Azure Phoenix ⚫ Crimson Shadows ⚫ Void Dragon ⚫ Sapphire Flame ⚫ Diamond Blade|
Emerald Fox ⚫ Ivory Talons ⚫ Shadow Marauders ⚫ Jade Scarab