Year of the Pathfinder: An Andromeda Retelling in the Mass Effect Universe
We made it.
That was Scott’s first thought as he started up out of cryosleep and into the arms of the waiting techs. He attempted to stand up, but they were ready to catch him as his knees tried to buckle, and they eased him back onto the table.
As the disorientation from cryosleep began to fade, Scott took in his surroundings. The cryo bay was a hive of activity, with other crew members slowly waking up and being attended to by the medical staff. The air was filled with a mix of excitement, relief, and a hint of anxiety. They had arrived in Andromeda, a new galaxy, after a 600-year journey from the Milky Way. It was a monumental achievement for the Andromeda Initiative, and Scott couldn't help but feel a surge of pride and awe at being a part of it.
But amidst the jubilation, there was also a sense of loss. Scott's father, Alec, the original Pathfinder, had not survived the journey. It was a heavy burden to bear, knowing that the mantle of Pathfinder had been passed on to him. He had never expected to become the savior of humanity, and the weight of that responsibility settled on his shoulders like a leaden cloak. But he had no choice but to carry on his father's legacy and protect the colony from the impending threat of the Kett.
As Scott was helped off the table and guided towards the exit of the cryo bay, he caught sight of familiar faces. Gil, the engineer with a mischievous smile, gave him a thumbs-up, while Vetra, the no-nonsense Turian quartermaster, offered a reassuring nod. Liam, the ever-enthusiastic infiltrator, bounded over with his trademark energy, cracking a joke to lighten the mood. And there, standing at the periphery, was Reyes, the charming pilot and exile, his gaze filled with a mixture of curiosity and intrigue.
Scott knew that the road ahead would be fraught with challenges and unforeseen disasters. But as he looked at his newfound team, he felt a flicker of hope. Together, they would navigate the uncharted territories of the Andromeda galaxy, unravel its mysteries, and confront the Archon and his Kett forces. The Year of the Pathfinder had just begun, and Scott Ryder was ready to forge his own path, shape the future of Andromeda, and prove that he was worthy of the title bestowed upon him.