A New Dawn

Welcome to A New Dawn

A New Dawn is an AU Mass Effect Andromeda role playing forum. We are based in the year 2819. We begin our story directly after the arrival of the Hyperion (the human ark) to the Nexus. Alec Ryder has gone MIA upon Habitat 7 and thus the title of human Pathfinder is inherited by his daughter, Sara Ryder, as Alec requested of SAM (his AI).

What makes this an AU? Well, unlike the game which departs the Milky Way after the second game, we depart the Milky Way after the Reaper War. Shepard has destroyed the reapers and with them gave their life for the Milky Way. This means that the canons of the trilogy are allowed to be played on the site, if you can find a good reason for them to be in the Andromeda that is.


 Canon List
Andromeda Initiative
 Posted: Mar 29 2017, 12:48 AM



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Andromeda Initiative

the canon list

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Sara Ryder. 22. Jayde Rossi. Played by Staff

The twin of Scott Ryder and daughter of Alec Ryder and Ellen. Born on the Citadel space station in 2163. With information training aided by Alec Ryder's N7 background. Sara joined the Systems Alliance military which was continuing is search for Prothean technology after successful discoveries on Mars. Initially assigned to peacekeeping duties.

Sara was approached to serve a support role for these Prothean researchers. She often describes the thrill of serving with scientists like Mateus Silva on the brink of the next great discovery.

She then joined Alec and her twin into Andromeda, in the hopes of more adventures.

Scott Ryder. 22. Steven Brewis or in-game Scott Ryder. Open

He is the younger twin brother of Sara Ryder (by one minute) and son of Alec Ryder and Ellen. Born the younger Ryder twin on the Citadel space station in 2163, Scott grew up knowing the station was a gateway to the entire Milky Way. In his orientation interviews, he claims this fostered a longing to step through those gateways to adventure.

With informal training aided by Alec Ryder's N7 background, Scott joined the Systems Alliance military and was assigned to an outpost near Arcturus Station overseeing Relay 202. A primary route to Arcturus, this mass relay leads into contested space and has an unsavory reputation. Scott was needed to protect Arcturus, but also had a "front row seat to everyone else going off to fortune and glory."

When Alec Ryder was dishonorably discharged due to his AI research, internal memos show that this also effectively ended Scott's career, making Andromeda a more attractive option for the adventure he sought.

IMPORTANT: Sara may be the Pathfinder, but unlike canon-wise we will allow Scott to be awake from the begging like it was planned and to follow Sara on her adventures through Andromeda in the Tempest as a crew member.

Tempest Crew

Lexi T'Perro. 275. In-game Lexi. Open.

Although young by asari standards, Lexi T'Perro is regarded as one of the most skilled doctors in the Andromeda Initiative. Born on the crime-ridden space station Omega, Lexi began her medical career by stitching up her father, a turian bouncer at the Afterlife nightclub where her mother was also employed as a dancer. In her screening interviews, Lexi states her parent's dream was for her to "get off this rock and live a life worth talking about."

Following her parents' wishes, Lexi left Omega to continue studying medicine as well as psychology on the Citadel, where she eventually met Harry Carlyle. Carlyle convinced her to join the Initiative as the Hyperion's physician. Although there was some confusion around assigning an asari to the human ark, Lexi's credentials and expertise in alien anatomy quickly silenced any concerns.

By her own admission, Lexi is a workaholic. "On or off the table, I have a hard time not dissecting people... figuratively, of course." One of her many goals in Heleus is to improve her bedside manner and learn to "appreciate the moment.". She possesses a dry sense of humor, has a sort of a rivalry with Peebee, and a bit of a crush on Drack.

Liam Kosta. 25. In-game Liam. Open

Liam Kosta is a human security and crisis response specialist with civilian tactical training. His screening interview states that he was born on Earth, but his parents specialized in interplanetary policy law, and the family moved frequently. Their primary residence was split between London and the Citadel.

Liam entered university for engineering, but left to train for law enforcement. Though initially driven, he was only briefly stationed as a police officer, and described leaving as a "necessary move for all concerned." He transitioned to the multi-species effort of Heavy Urban Search and Crisis Response.

If Liam was disillusioned in law enforcement, service records show that was not mirrored in crisis response. The human contingent - Heavy Urban Search-Terrain 1 - reported that Liam performed exceptionally in all conditions. Liam says that this is when he learned of the Andromeda Initiative, after meeting former Alliance personnel at a "post-hostility relief action." His multi-disciplinary skills set him apart, and Liam was hand-picked by Alec Ryder to support the Pathfinder team.

Cora Harper. 30. In-game Cora. Open.

Lieutenant Cora Harper (service number 6002-AC-1762) is a human biotic and formerly an officer in the Systems Alliance military. Her screening interviews state she was raised in poverty on an independent cargo freighter, joining the Alliance at eighteen to obtain training for her powerful biotic abilities.

However, Cora claims her superiors saw her talents as a liability, supported by test cores showing her abilities spike at abnormally high levels. She was transferred via the Citadel Council's Valkyrie Program (a subset of their interspecies military integration plan) and placed with the asari commando unit Talein's Daughters.

Though the activities of asari huntresses are typically sealed for 5,000 years, Cora has freely shared her experiences on the record: peacekeeping, counter-terrorism, and hunting fugitives. When she left Talein's Daughters for the Andromeda Initiative - no reason is recorded - Cora's huntress training and biotic capability made her a candidate for Alec Ryder's second-in-command and, if warranted, his successor as Pathfinder.

Nakmor Drack. 1485. In-game Drack. Open

Drack is an aged and grizzled veteran, even by krogan standards. He has spent over 1,400 years causing a ruckus in the Milky Way, wearing the title of soldier, mercenary, and at times, pirate. When the loyal, but stubborn, veteran was given the chance to join his clan on a voyage to Andromeda, he had no choice but to sign up. Doing so would present him with a whole new galaxy of stuff to shoot.

He originally traveled on the Nexus, along with many other members of Clan Nakmor, but left after the Nexus uprising.

Born on Tuchanka around 700 CE, Drack was a young warrior when the Krogan Rebellions began in earnest. He and his krantt accounted for over two hundred kills, which, Drack claims, includes the of the then-newly founded Council Spectres. After the salarian-designed genophage ended the Rebellions, various bounties and military bulletins show Drack chose a new path as a pirate and soldier of fortune for whatever conflicts came his way. Over centuries of fighting, multiple injuries required several of his limbs and organs to be replaced with cybernetics. Eventually, Drack says, his search for one last horizon brought him to Andromeda.

Drack is the grandfather of Nexus Superintendent Nakmor Kesh.

Kallo Jath. 30. In-game Kallo. Open

Kallo Jath was born on Sur'Kesh and, quoting directly, "into a life so boring even you couldn't calculate it." Pushed towards a lucrative but dull bureaucratic career with Parohe Aerospace, Kallo became more interested in flying the starships he was meant to be cataloguing. He eventually left Sur'Kesh for formal pilot training and joined Parohe's competitor as a test pilot.

Internal emails show that when the Andromeda Initiative was building teams to develop their survey vessels, Parohe Aerospace warned against recruiting Kallo, so fervently that Jien Garson's interest was piqued. Kallo claims that the prospect of the Initiative was intriguing enough to make him join the Tempest design team, test-flying her early prototypes, running stress tests in regions like the Nemean Abyss, and, rumor has it, helping to "acquire" advanced technology.

Kallo has an acute photographic memory, even by salarian standards. This may be linked to his unusual motor responses, though he discourages the speculation.

Peebee B'Sayle. 100. In-game Peebee. Open

Pelessaria B'Sayle, nicknamed Peebee, is an asari member of Ryder's squad. Hailing from Port Lerama, Hyetiana, Peebee grew bored of living in the Milky Way and joined the Andromeda Initiative.

A lone wolf and adventurer at heart, she originally came to Andromeda aboard the Nexus but quickly left and went adventuring on her own before encountering Ryder's team. Intelligent but socially blunt, she decides to join them simply as a means to finding out more about the galaxy's mysteries.

Vetra Nyx. 28. In-game Vetra. Open.

The Andromeda Initiative's records on Vetra Nyx are sparse. She states that she is from Palaven but has also disclosed that she is not recognized as a formal citizen of turian society, never having entered boot camp. It appears she left Palaven at an early age, and spent most of her life in the outer reaches of Council space, never settling down in one place.

Vetra was recruited into the Initiative by Nakmor Kesh, who lists her as "a business associate" and recommended her on the basis of her "street smarts, adaptability, and familiarity with most weapons." Vetra's only other recorded family is her sister, Sidera Nyx, who accompanied Vetra on the journey to Andromeda, on board the Nexus.

Gil Brodie. 29. In-game Gil. Open

Technical Officer Gil Brodie is the chief engineer aboard the Tempest. After traveling to Andromeda aboard the Nexus, records show that Gil was woken from stasis roughly a year ago to assist with construction efforts before prepping the Tempest itself. There are no records of Gil's early life: he explains he was an undocumented "street kid" from one of Earth's megapolis cities. Though unschooled, Gil likely showed a remarkable aptitude for mathematics and spatial reasoning since at ten, he often broke into a local scrapyard to dismantle and repair destroyed shuttle engines. In time he was caught and "sentenced to a steady job."

Gil's mechanical expertise eventually drew him off-world, to numerous colonies across the Milky Way. His unconventional work drew the attention of Vetra Nyx, who agrees she was always on the lookout for new contacts. Vetra claims she persuaded Gil to join the Initiative: Gil claims he won Vetra's Initiative clearance in a poker game, and exchanged it for a guaranteed seat along with his friend Jill. He remains an invaluable member of the Tempest crew.

Suvi Anwar. 27. In-game Suvi. Open

Suvi Anwar is a member of the Nexus' science team, and holds advanced degrees in astrophysics and molecular biology. In a screening interview, she stated that she was from a "large, rather boisterous family" of five children. Her neuroscientist mother and mathematician father exposed her and her siblings to science from a young age, which sparked a lifelong love of the subject.

While pursuing her PhD in molecular biology, Suvi was handpicked for a team doing cutting edge biophysical and cybernetics research. After a year, the team was headhunted by a black-ops organization for a classified biomedial project; Suvi was extended an invitation but declined, option to refocus her attention on her own projects.

She declares that there was no hesitation on her part in signing up for the Andromeda Initiative, once she learned of its existence, owing to a desire to see and experience more than one small corner of this vast universe.

Jaal Ama Darav. 32. In-game Jaal. Open.

A lieutenant in the Angaran Resistance, Jaal comes from an enormous and famous family of fighters. He’s a self-taught modder and tech-head who likes to take things apart in his spare time. Jaal, like all angara, is free with his emotions and will always let you know how he feels – good or bad. Although he is respected and admired, Jaal searches for a place he can truly belong.

Trilogy Canons

ATTENTION: We are a AU Mass Effect rp which allow canons only because the Initiative left after the Reaper War. We will only allow members to play these canons if they can find a good reason for them to follow the Initiative to Andromeda.

P.S.: We have both Ashley Williams and Kaidan Alenko on the canon list as we will let the members pick who died on Virmire. We will let the members decide by simply letting the one who will be played by a member first live and killing off the other.

Ashley Williams. 28. In-game Ashley. Open.

Born on April 14th, 2158 on the colony world Sirona in the 61 Ursae Majoris system, Ashley Madeline Williams comes from a large family that includes a long line of Alliance soldiers. Following her family's tradition, Ashley enlisted in the Alliance Navy as a marine after high school and was assigned to the Recruit Training Depot in Macapá, Brazil.

Kaidan Alenko. 35. In-game Kaidan. Open.

Kaidan was born in 2151 into a family already familiar with space: his father served in the Alliance military. After his mother was downwind of a transport crash in Singapore, Kaidan was exposed in utero to element zero and beat the odds, gaining biotic potential instead of terminal brain cancer. He was then sent off the Jump Zero where he trained as a biotic. He left, however, when he killed his overseer during a fit of rage when the overseer broke his crush's arm. He then went into hiding for awhile, eventually joining the Alliance.

Garrus Vakarian. 33. In-game Garrus. Open

Garrus Vakarian is a turian, formerly part of C-Sec's Investigation Division. Like most turians, Garrus had his military training at fifteen, but later followed in his father's footsteps to become a C-Sec officer. He was responsible for the investigation of Saren Arterius, the Council's top Spectre, after the Alliance claimed Saren had gone rogue. Although Garrus was told that the investigation was over, he decided to defy the Executor's order and pursue another lead on his own. Eventually, Garrus joined Commander Shepard's team to help defeat Saren and the geth.

Liara T'soni. 109. In-game Liara. Open.

Dr. Liara T'Soni is an asari researcher who has spent the past fifty years of her life studying Prothean technology and culture, specialising in the Prothean extinction. She was born on Thessia in 2077. Her two parents were asaries, making her a pureblood which is shunned upon in the race.

Urdnot Grunt. 3. In-game Grunt. Open.

Grunt was biologically engineered by a krogan warlord to become the perfect krogan. However during a raid by the Blue Suns the warlord was killed and Grunt's casing was taken by Shepard. On board the Normandy, Shepard opened the casing and eventually helped Grunt join the clan of Urdnot.

Jack. 24. In-game Jack. Taken

Born in 2161, Jack was abducted by Cerberus operatives in 2165 from Eden Prime, although it is unknown whether that was her birthplace. Cerberus' motives pertained to her newly discovered biotic potential, a result of accidental exposure to element zero in the womb. As a cover for her abduction, her mother was told that she had died due to complications of her eezo exposure. After initial tests, Jack became the prime subject of a sizable Cerberus experiment on Pragia's Teltin facility, with the goal of enhancing biotic potential in humans, regardless of the cost. She was eventually imprisoned on space vessel where Shepard freed her. She then joined Shepard's crew and is currently teaching students biotics.

Jacob Taylor. 28. In-game Jacob. Open

Jacob was born in 2157 and eventually joined the Alliance military. Originally Jacob was part of an Alliance-sponsored group called the Corsairs, a program that contracted independent starship captains to handle missions that fell outside of official Alliance jurisdiction, giving the Alliance plausible deniability. Jacob eventually left the Corsairs and was assigned to Eden Prime, and was present for the geth attack that nearly destroyed the colony. After Eden Prime, and later the geth attack on the Citadel, Jacob became disillusioned with the ineffectual bureaucracy of the politicians and quit the Alliance after five years of service. Later that year, after his collaboration with Miranda Lawson to protect the council against a terrorist threat, Jacob enlisted with Cerberus for a chance to serve humanity without too much to hold him back, although he remains cautious of some of the organization's more ruthless measures. After the suicide mission he left Cerberus, seeing its true colors, and did some odd jobs here and there. He eventually became a hired guard for some ex-Cerberus scientists.

Miranda Lawson. 35. In-game Miranda. Taken.

Miranda was born in 2150. As she explains to Shepard, Miranda never had a mother, only a father who is extremely influential, wealthy, and ego-maniacal. Using a modified copy of his own genome, Miranda was genetically engineered to be a specimen of human perfection. Everything, from her intelligence, physical constitution, biotic abilities, to her appearance were designed before birth to be excellent. She boasts about being able to shoot a mech's head off from 100 meters away or just as easily crush it with her biotic powers. Miranda also heals faster than other humans and will probably live half a lifespan longer. After the suicide mission she left Ceberus and has been hunted down ever since.

Urdnot Wrex. 1450. In-game Wrex. Open.

Born into Clan Urdnot, Wrex quickly gained fame for his prowess in battle. He became a leader of one of the smaller Urdnot tribes while still a youth – the youngest krogan to be granted the honor in a thousand years. After the Krogan Rebellions ended, most remaining krogan tribes wanted to continue fighting despite the genophage and its devastating effect on their ability to reproduce. The most influential voice calling for a return to arms was one of the few warlords to survive the war, Wrex's father Jarrod. His father invited him to a Crush, a meeting on neutral ground, but when he couldn't convince his son he attacked. Wrex killed his father and escaped. After that he worked for three centuries as a merc. Eventually joining Shepard's crew to destroy Saren. After Saren's demise Wrex returned to his planet and became leader of Urdnot.

Zaeed Massani. 53. In-game Zaeed. Open

Zaeed Massani once headed the Blue Suns "private security outfit" along with his partner Vido Santiago, dealing in gun running, extortion, some arson, and "knocking heads that needed knocking." As the organization grew some of the Suns wanted to get involved in the batarian slave trade, and Zaeed vehemently disagreed. Like any other "civil organized body" they "respectfully discussed their differences and had a vote", resulting in Vido shooting Zaeed point-blank in the face. In his own words, he was "overruled." Most guys in Zaeed's age can't handle a career change at that point in life, he claims. Zaeed survived the hit and took to drowning himself in alcohol as he recovered, calling it "adjusting just fine." Not a day went by without him thinking of revenge, initially, but as time went by it did happen eventually. Shepard helped him with this revenge, killing Vido, with this Zaeed joined Shepard's crew. After the suicide mission Zaeed returned to his mercenary ways.

James Vega. 31. In-game James. Open.

Lieutenant James Vega is a human Systems Alliance Marine and a member of Commander Shepard's squad in 2186. While Vega is an experienced soldier, he is unfamiliar with the seedy underbelly and political workings of the galaxy. He eventually joined Shepards crew after the initial Reaper attack on Earth.

Samantha Traynor. 27. In-game Samantha. Open

Samantha spent some time in England when she attended Oxford University. Her parents didn't have money for sending her to a university, but she was able to pursue her studies as the Alliance offered her full scholarship after seeing her aptitude scores. She has a strong British RP (Received Pronunciation) accent. Samantha later reveals that she was visiting her parents on her birth planet, Horizon, when the Collectors attacked. When the Reaper war came Samantha was the comm specialist on the Normandy SR-2.

Here are the canons that we will not allow due to canon reasons:
- Joker
- Javik
- Legion
- Tali'zorah vas Normandy (Quarian Ark has not yet arrived)
- Kasumi Goto
- Samara
- Aria T'loak

We know that we did not add all canons unto the list but we will add more over time, we simply added the ones that we thought would be the most wanted. However, if you want staff to add some canons then tell us whom with this code.

I would like you to add [b]Full name of canon[/b] who is part of [b]group name (Nexus, Outcasts, Exiles, etc...)


I would like to reserve [b]Name of canon[/b] until the [b]Date three days from now[/b]


I would like to claim [b]Name of canon[/b] as my character. Here is the link to the [url=linktocharacterapp]app[/url].
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