The allied Human and Nazzadi forces of the NEG
(New Earth Government) managed to finally liberate the cradle world of Earth from Migou and Deep One oppression. Their home had been ravaged by otherworldly monsters for far too long. Entire cities had been left lifeless, most of the animals on Earth were now extinct and mass starvation was a problem. But in the end, Humanity and Nazzadi alike had earned their victory.
The demons, aliens, and Eldritch beings from time immemorial were stopped in their tracks by the sacrifice of many soldiers and daring raids that over time crushed the heart of their enemies. With defeat the Rapient Storm, the Mi-gou, and other Eldritch evils on their world, the Earth is now theirs again. Even if barely. With much of the land no longer suitable for habitation and billions dead over the nearly 80 year long conflict, the NEG officials knew that they couldn't stop. They had to keep pushing and take the initiative. The future of the survival of every NEG citizen resided in space, amongst the stars.
The Mi-gou were sent running all the way back to Pluto by Humanity's resistance, having never lost a planet before and fearful of retaliation. So the NEG took the given breathing room and set up military bases, armed with Rail Guns that could hit a Bug ship from orbit, around the planet Mars and its moons to better defend the Earth from another invasion. On one of the digs to install an underground bunker, a strange cave system was discovered, along with signs of technology. Mars Defense Force units were quickly summoned and they investigated it, uncovering technology strange and foreign was discovered. It beckoned them forth, and altered the course of Human history.
This techonology with the ability to alter the very mass of an object (something never before thought possible) would be named Mass Effect
, and would be used to give the NEG fleet technology and weapons that the Mi-gou had not been prepared for. When the Earth fleet suddenly appeared over Pluto unannounced the Mi-gou spent a good five minutes just trying to process in their hive mind what was going on, just as the bombardment began.
The Mi-gou were wiped out from their system and sent running in terror. There had never been more cheers and joy among Humanity and Nazzadi than there was when the last Mi gou ship was struck and blown up by a Mass Accelerator Cannon. The Migou had left in such a hurry that they did not even bother to scuttle or destroy their colony on Pluto. With all the resources left behind by the Mi-Gou, along with the machinery, they inadvertedly provided yet another gift to humanity, allowing them to rebuild and colonize the entire Sol system during the prosperous time of peace that was soon to follow. There was a Second Baby Boom and for a good 90+ years all was good. Until the Mass Relay was discovered and the Message Arrived.
The only allies outside of their system the Humans and Nazzadi have is the Great Race of Yith. Scholars who travel through time and only seek to record all things for themselves and wishing to know everything that there is to know. Their allies, who constantly gave them vital intel during the war whenever they could, tell them that while Earth carved out a victory from an uncertain future, much is left to be found. The future is unwritten and even they who travel through time and live with it, cannot fully guess what is to come. But they are able to see hints.
When Humanity is ready and back on its feet properly, the Great Race of Yith sends some coordinates, with the location of a Mi-Gou mining operation. And Humanity takes the bait, not knowing the Yithians are gambling with the lives of all sentient beings, on the slim chance, that just maybe...the elder things and all others like them, may be defeated. The cycle must be broken
. The Undying horrors must die
, and new races must rise...
The Humans prepare for a full year before launching their invasion
of the world with a sizeable Mi-gou hive on it. The first to hit the ground are Mech troopers in dropods, with plans to hit the Mi-gou hard and fast, to send the bugs running and skittering about while the rest of the army comes. But while the two longtime foes duke it out in an a bloody meat grinder between their forces, things are about to change quickly.
Turian patrols will be arriving soon, catching the signals of combat, the signs of Eezo ,and some unknown energy being used in the combat zone. They will arrive to discover the Terran Confederation and Mi-gou forces doing battle with one another with the savagery that would match a Krogan.
The game is set now, the players are at their stations, and the clock is ticking. The Awakening of the Reapers is on its way.
And after the cycle completes, the stars will align, in these strange aeons where even death may die.