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Salvation Through Imagination
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Literature
Salvation - Episode II: Chapter 2
Salvation: Episode II - Lair of the Shadow Broker
Disclaimer: This fan-fiction is part of an episodic series taking place after Salvation: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Universe Fan Fiction and Salvation: Episode I - The Taking of the Carmenta Illustria. These episodes will lead directly to its sequel, Salvation II: Project Prometheus. The episodes and sequel take place OUTSIDE of the Mass Effect 3 continuity, though certain themes, characters, and situations may be extrapolated. Characters property of their respective companies, Half-Life created by Valve and Mass Effect created by Bioware.
Chapter 2: The Breath of a Soul
“Alright, alright - I got one!” Joker exclaimed on the bridge of the ship, as he sat turned around in his seat facing the two crew members in his company - three if you count EDI’s blue hologram. “What do you call it when a turian gets killed by a horrible, spiky, monster?”
“Heh.” Garrus snickered and
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Literature
Salvation - Episode II: Chapter 1
Salvation: Episode II - Lair of the Shadow Broker
Disclaimer: This fan-fiction is part of an episodic series taking place after Salvation: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Universe Fan Fiction and Salvation: Episode I - The Taking of the Carmenta Illustria. These episodes will lead directly to its sequel, Salvation II: Project Prometheus. The episodes and sequel take place OUTSIDE of the Mass Effect 3 continuity, though certain themes, characters, and situations may be extrapolated. Characters property of their respective companies, Half-Life created by Valve and Mass Effect created by Bioware.
Chapter 1: Suns that Never Set
A loud hiss and a mechanical rumbling heralded the opening of a gateway to the cosmos. The blazing light from a nearby sun poured in, potent as a laser, as the massive hangar bay door began to open, like a window shade being drawn back. A blanket of the purest light expands and is strewn about the hangar, bathing everything in the the ethereal
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Salvation - Episode II: Table of Contents :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 4 1 New White House Logo :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 1 2 Address to the Planet - Emergency Advisory System :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 4 13 Hackett's Eulogy - A Reading by William Marcill :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 4 11 New Earth Union Logo Evolution :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 7 5 Salvation Shorts #1: Fugue for the Lost :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 7 2 The One and Six Poster :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 1 2 The New Earth Union Logo :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 3 1 DeviantID 2017 :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 3 1 Gordon in the HEV Mark VI :iconespionagedb7:EspionageDB7 4 10

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I fell in love with the Mass Effect series the moment that Shepard took the helm of the first Normandy in Mass Effect 1 and delivered a riveting speech to inspire his crew as he set off in pursuit of Saren... In the Half-Life Universe, our shy protagonist Gordon Freeman probably couldn't muster a speech if his life depended on it - thankfully it hasn't yet - but one of the most scintillating facets of Half-Life 2 are the amazingly well worded and delivered Breencasts. Such powerful little speeches, delivered with such forcefully constructed words that I don't think any player with a true love of the Half-Life games has ever been able to walk by one of the Breencast screens without stopping and just listening for a while. That isn't even to mention our mutual fiend's speeches, as well as Dr. Kleiner's little address to rebelling masses, urging them to "procreate". 

My point is, I enjoy a finely crafted speech. And speeches throughout the series of both Half-Life and Mass Effect are two very important elements. Elements which serve to draw our attention, captivate us, inspire us, and stir within us a profound sense of immersion and emotion. I have attempted to incorporate the same speech-giving motifs into Salvation, where appropriate of course. And throughout my existing installments, I've already sprinkled a few speeches here and there, as you can see here:  

The Speeches of Salvation
Salvation: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Universe Fan Fiction
Chapter 6: 179 Years Later...
Shepard Addresses the crew after the successful assault and destruction of the Collector Base

This is Commander Shepard. First of all, I want to say how proud I am of each and every one of you... Not only did we survive going through the Omega-4 Relay, which is something that no one before us had done. But we also showed the Collectors what this crew is really made of, and brought our people home.
Now, It's not over... Not by a long shot... We can't forget the lives that have been lost getting here. And we can't forget that the Reapers are still out there. But now they know what they're up against! This crew stands in their way, and they know it.
Each of you got on this ship for different reasons, but we're all fighting for the same cause. You've all seen what the Reapers are capable of... I can't fathom how many lives they've claimed throughout the ages... How many race


But the truth is, there is only so much the written word can do without a truly inspiring voice to convey that emotion. That sense of pride, determination, angst, or anguish... That's where my friend Mr. William Marcil (willietg.deviantart.com/) comes in. Not so long ago, he revealed to me that he is actually an amazing, aspiring voice talent who has been gracious enough to perform a few renditions of some of the Speeches from my series. So far, he has bestowed me, and well frankly all of us, with three. 

Admiral Hackett's Address to the Planet (Read as Admiral Elzevir Morris)
Address to the Planet - Emergency Advisory System by EspionageDB7
After the Citadel evacuees are given refuge on Earth, Admiral Steven Hackett addresses the world in a global broadcast, informing them of the destruction of the Alliance's Arcturus Station, and warning them of the impending Reaper invasion.



The Light after Darkness Speech
The Light after Darkness Speech by EspionageDB7
Admiral Hackett's eulogy for the brave men and women, of all races of the galaxy, who fell during the Battle of the Black Tide, in the war against the Reapers.



Hackett's Eulogy for David Anderson
Hackett's Eulogy - A Reading by William Marcill by EspionageDB7
The eulogy delivered by Admiral Stephen Hackett at the Citadel Tower, during the funeral services for the Galactic Councilors, in memorium of David Anderson


These are all 3 amazing renditions, that I never thought, in my wildest dreams, I'd hear as anything more than the voice inside my own imagination. But Will has certainly done these works justice. I hope he'll continue to lend his voice to my future projects ;P - please visit his page and show him your support! He more than deserves it. 

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Jesse De La Rosa
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My name is Jesse De La Rosa - I've been a freelance graphic designer pretty much since I got out of high school. I've never had any formal schooling in my craft, but I've accumulated a fair amount of experience, coupled with a dash of natural talent, to become a fairly versatile graphic artist. My specialty is logotypes - but I also enjoy dabbling in creating wallpapers, movie posters, flyers, business cards, and occasionally websites. I do take commissions for logo work - my pricing depends on the complexity of your request. For more information on commissioning me for a logo I can be contacted at espionagedb7@gmail.com or via note here on DA.

I am also the one... the only... Espionage DB7. Fan-Fiction writer extraordinaire! Okay, well maybe not extraordinaire, as I'm only responsible (as of this point) for one story series. Salvation: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Crossover A story that sees the paths of two legends of gaming intertwine, and follows them as they fight for galactic survival. My story is not all that well known, however I have accrued what I like to call a small cult following, or a group of "ELFs" (Extremely loyal fans) as my friend malovence is fond of saying. It is my hope to someday soon branch out into original writing works, and become a full fledged novelist, but for the time being I am extremely proud of Salvation - which is an ongoing series.

I hope you'll hang around my DeviantArt page a while and take a look at some of Jesse's graphic art, as well as read a bit of Espionage's writings. All are welcome, as is any feedback, good or bad :D Take care and hope to talk to you soon :)

Salvation - A Half-Life/Mass Effect Fan Fiction Table of Contents: [Link]
Salvation Episode I - The Taking of the Carmenta Illustria Table of Contents: [Link]
Salvation Shorts #1 - Fugue for the Lost: [Link]
Salvation Episode II - Lair of the Shadow Broker Table of Contents: [Link]


:bulletblack: Salvation: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Universe Fan Fiction [Completed]
:bulletorange: Salvation - Episode I: The Taking of the Carmenta Illustria [Completed]
:bulletpurple: Salvation - Episode II: Lair of the Shadow Broker [In Progress]
:bulletblue: Salvation - Episode III: Voices of a Distant Star [Still to Come]
:bulletwhite: Salvation - Episode IV: Into the Aperture [Still to Come]
:bulletgreen: Salvation II: Project Prometheus [Still to Come]


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Shell of choice: shell?
Wallpaper of choice: Mostly made by me
Skin of choice: my own is fine.
Favourite cartoon character: Optimus Prime baby
Personal Quote: Challenge the Invincible, Change the Inevitable
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MVGaea Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
I would like to wish you a happy birthday! Hope you have a great day today!
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EspionageDB7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Thank you for the donation and the birthday wishes. Sorry I hadn't responded sooner, I've been really busy and haven't really been checking my DA messages :( but thank you again! It's very much appreciated :meow: 
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MVGaea Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
It's okay for the late response. I appreciate you taking your time and responding to me. I'm glad you seem to be doing okay and hope you take care. 
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Archangel470 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
Happy Birthday! :)
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EspionageDB7 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! Sorry for the late reply - haven't been on here too much. But I greatly appreciate it :dance: 
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TheBlackNova Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Hi Jesse,

I wanted to ask if you have a weasyl.com account, because I am considering leaving deviantart, but would like to keep contact with my buddies here, so I've been asking all my friends here.

(weasyl.com is an art site similar to this one)
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EspionageDB7 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm no I don't, but I wasn't aware of the site. Maybe I'll make one. 
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TheBlackNova Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
on a side note, when my 3d story, The Kitsune's Tail, is finished, I'm thinking about making a credits sequence like you've been doing with your fics, and if all goes according to plan, you'll be appearing in the credits (in the form of a 3d model I put together to represent you in 3D) along with some other friends of mine.

Thought you'd like to know :D
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Bengtzone Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016
How are you doing
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EspionageDB7 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there. I'm good, how are you doing? 
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