Hello hello all you patrons, and welcome back to Mass Effect: The First War, the purported mother-of-all HFY ‘fics which thus far is shaping up to be a particularly boring, lazy, plot-regurgitational, bog-standard HFY ‘fic.
Maybe CT was right about it being the purest form of the species after all.
Also, I have said it before and will say it again. Prepending “Mass Effect:” to the title of your Mass Effect ‘fic accomplishes jack diddly because we already know what category it’s in and it also makes the ‘M’ section unreasonably large when sorting ‘fics by alphabetical order. So quit already.
Anyway, last time we got a bunch of codex entries outlining the development of human society in the absence of some of the technology the prothean ruins canonically contained. It occurred… pretty much exactly the same as in canon, just a little slower and there are AIs. Yay mankind, I guess.
We left off just as things were actually supposed to start narratively happening, with an expedition to open an unexplored Mass Relay.