In the year 2148, explorers on Mars discovered the remains of an ancient spacefaring civilization. In the decades that followed, these mysterious artifacts revealed startling new technologies, enabling travel to the furthest stars. The basis for this incredible technology was a force that controlled the very fabric of space and time.
They called it the greatest discovery in human history.
The civilizations of the galaxy call it… Mass Effect.
But while humanity struggles to find a foothold in a strange and vibrant galactic community, the daily business of other spacefaring sapients continues. Even without an upstart new civilization in the galactic community, there’d be plenty of conflict–and conflict means salvage adrift for the taking. It may not be the most glamorous of pursuits, but with the right business acumen, a bit of luck, and a flexible regard for legality, it can be very profitable.
The crew of the Rook knows the ups and the downs of the trade–right now, admittedly, a bit more of the ‘down’ part. The jobs they take are dangerous, requiring skill and finesse for hard-to-reach salvage, but it hasn’t always paid off. They have their eye on a big payday, though, one that could change their fortunes. If it doesn’t get them all killed, anyway.