Name: Aurin Shepard
Background: Earthborn / Sole Survivor
Favorite Combat Ability or Abilities: Charge. There is something so satisfying about Charging in and shotgunning baddies in the face. After that, she loves that Samara taught her Reave. It’s helpful to be able to replenish your health while depleting an enemy’s at the same time.
Decisions, decisions, decisions....
ME1 Council: Saved them. It was the right thing to do, even if the Turian councilor is a bit of a jackass.
The Rachni: Found the queen fascinating and saved her to see how it would turn out.
What happened on Feros?: Charmed what’s-his-face (Jeong, but she calls him “What’s-his-face”) into saving the colony, knocked out all of the colonists without killing them, and let Shiala live with the colony.
Virmire: Convinced Wrex, assisted the Salarians, saved Kaidan, because tactically he was the better choice and because she’s in love with him. She’s not about to deny that both reasons played into the decision.
Conrad Verner: Apparently she put a gun in his face (she doesn’t remember it going down the same way he does), and then she, once again, convinced him to give up the hero act.
Noveria: Helped the asari for the money, helped Qui’in and Parasini because it was the right thing to do.
Bring Down the Sky: Saved everyone, let Balak go. Still hoping to hunt that guy down.
Anderson or Udina: Recommended Anderson because Udina’s a bastard. Now feels bad about setting Anderson behind a desk but still thinks he’s a better choice than Udina.
ME2 and the Council: Demanded recognition for saving their hides and accepted reinstatement.
The Collector Base: Blew it up, again because it was the right thing to do, but took immense satisfaction from thwarting the Illusive Man. Was proud of Miranda for tendering her resignation from Cerberus at the same time.
Suicide Mission casualties: Everyone survived.
The Geth (Legion): After debating, decided to reprogram. AI or not, Sovereign had essentially reprogrammed them and she saw it as righting that wrong for the benefit of the galaxy.
Tali: Gave a big speech and kept Tali from exile, and her father’s actions a secret. Told Zaal'Koris vas Qwib Qwib to keep fighting for peace between the quarians and the geth.
Genophage cure data (Mordin): Saved it. You never know what might come in handy later on and she sees it as much less of a risk than keeping the Collector Base. Convinced Mordin to let Maelon go, in part due to her own conflicting feelings regarding the Genophage.
Kasumi: Allowed Kasumi to keep the greybox, but with a warning that it could come back to haunt her.
Zaeed: Saved the factory workers. Punched Zaeed for being a bastard. They made up and she hopes to help him hunt Santiago down when they get the chance. Now they are war buddies.
Jacob: Rescued the remaining survivors and had the elder Mr. Taylor arrested. Jacob and Shep are now bros.
Grunt: Defeated the Thresher Maw and Uvenk. Is happy that she was able to help strengthen Wrex’s clan by helping Grunt.
Garrus: Talked with Sidonis, convincing Garrus that it would be more fitting to let him live as punishment.
Miranda: Convinced Miranda to keep in contact with her sister.
Thane: Saved Kolyat from becoming an assassin and convinced Thane to salvage their damaged relationship.
Samara: Helped Samara kill Morinth. She is still impressed by Samara’s conviction and commitment even if she thinks the Justicar Code is too black and white.
Overlord: Rescued David (sent him to Grissom Academy) and pistol-whipped Archer for being a butt to his brother.
Lair of the Shadow Broker: Liara is the new Shadow Broker. Matchmaker Shep is hoping to get her together with Feron.
Romance: Kaidan Alenko
Why Shepard and her LI are such a great match: He’s tough but caring. A little dangerous, but in a champion of justice kind of way that Shepard finds irresistible. They don’t have to worry about accidentally hurting or scaring each other off because they are both biotics and this is something they both find comforting. Most of all, though, Shepard thinks he’s the bees’ knees because he offered her an ear and a shoulder when no one else would. Oh, and because he’s also a bit of a smart-ass.
Kaidan (What, aren’t you supposed to be best friends with the love of your life?)
She has a strong moral compass. She doesn’t want to kill anyone without reason, but she also won’t hesitate to do something for money (hey, she needs it and so does her team) as long as she can see no harm done to innocents from her actions. She likes to have fun when the time calls for it. Knows how to let her hair down, but can also be all business when needed. She’s a bit of a smart-ass. Considers herself a bit of a girl-scout: hope for the best, prepare for the worst. If she had to describe herself in one word it would be “practical.”
Three fun facts:
1) Even though she hates to admit it, she loves girly things and wants to go shopping with Kasumi. Her favorite color is purple.
2) She meditates and is an avid surfer.
3) Though biotics and in-your-face combat are her specialty, she’s also a pretty decent hacker.