Mass Effect Transcendence/AARs/TWTCit
Client: Suraj Pradesh
Contract: Investigation/Threat Assessment. Short term/Single threat.
Location(s): Citadel, Tayseri Ward.
Principals involved: Kirroe Tuditan, Kane, Russell Ortiz, Sam Lyn and Raik Yghorl.
Public broadcast by Suraj Pradesh for security assistance; sabotage and hate messages. Discussion agrees outline but another offer from Blue Suns.
In meantime investigate neighbourhood and visit museum. Encounter hanar who's been speaking out against temple's claims on mandala. Sam and Kirroe stay a while and meet a trio of vorcha.
Get back to base and contact Pradesh - undercut Blue Suns offer them and take contract. Principals visit temple to gather information and start on leads. Kane sets up security/camera network and sends drones to map crawl-spaces.
On return to base, Russell takes a call from Representative Ranbir Kapoor who applies pressure for results.
Russell, Kane and Kirroe respond to alert from Kane's drone and return to temple. Exploration of tunnels reaches site of last ping from drone. Further exploration uncovers someone cutting into power cables. Kane stealths and apprehends a man who doesn't speak. Trio bring him up to the surface and call C-Sec.
While waiting for authorities, man kept in a side room. He interfaces a terminal with binary-override which opens access to a geth runtime. Kane shuts it down and man taken into custody. Main event at concert hall recalls trio.
After concert, four principals (all but Kane) return to Temple with their latest findings. Kirroe and Russell follow up on leads relating to RLF contract which seem linked, Sam and Yghorl explore tunnels and find an area with massive energy readings with strange signatures.
When they come back up, Channel 53 News is broadcasting an interview with a local politician and rabble-rouser Kethern Arrusen. Aligns himself against the temple and insinuates they're harbouring vorcha and maybe geth. Sam persuades Pradesh to meditate and take a break, Yghorl sits outside making his presence visible. Once Pradesh returns, Sam persuades him to talk to the media, an interview arranged with Channel 53 News. Yal Ralsa arrives quickly and talks to Yghorl, Pradesh and Sam.
Not long after dignitaries start arriving - as show of solidarity from humans connected to Representative Kapoor. Crowd also builds up outside chanting anti-human slogans. Principals order civilians into more defensible parts of temple. More power cuts, C-Sec call to warn of a hacker as they begin to mobilise crowd control. Another load of humans arrive, this time clearly muscle to "protect" the temple. They are mustered in the central area with the officers and NCOs identified to lead them.
Another power cut, power stays out. Then statue of Ganesh comes alive.
Arrusen, Kethern - turian local sub-ward Representative up for re-election on an anti-human platform.
Ganesha Yantra - An important Hindu mandala. A relic in the possession of the Vanusi Museum is said by the Hindus of Tayseri Ward to be a reproduction of that mandala looted from a world attacked by the geth in the Eden Prime War.
Haviland, John - ID traced on the catatonic saboteur.
Kapoor, Ranbir - An influential Systems Alliance Parliamentary Representative from the Indian state.
Pradesh, Suraj - A community leader in a predominantly Hindu block of Tayseri Ward.
Ralsa, Yal - salarian reporter for Channel 53 News.
Talid, Isoria - turian C-Sec Detective Inspector heading up the investigation.
Tayseri Ward Ganesha Temple - A Hindu temple and community centre, the only one of its kind on the Citadel and thus an important location for Hindus on the station.
Thurman, Val - C-Sec sub-ward Captain.
Vanusi Museum - An asari museum hosting precursor relics and antiquities. At the time of this assignment, was showcasing a relic allegedly from Rylas, the provenance of which was disputed by a number of different species.