Trying to sort out the ME-TF crossover’s take on the Relay-314 incident for the set of stories based on the Cybertronians actively assisting the Systems Alliance, allowing them to bypass using the mass relays. What I basically have plot-wise is:
- A human ship comes across an inactive mass relay (having never seen one before, since they never came across one, the Charon Relay etc beforehand for some reason I haven’t yet decided on, or they came across Charon but never got around to activating it) and want to have a closer look at the thing. Basically sorta what happened as it did in canon for the first part.
- But as the Turians cannot track them due to humans not needing the mass relays in the first place, they are unable to find the human colonies.
- General Williams still surrenders, to ensure the crew of his ship SSV Shanxi are not harmed after his engineers rig the quantum engine to explode after the crew escapes in the pods, when the turians attempt to board the vessel, so the ship’s technology doesn’t fall into the wrong hands.
- Asari still intervene, etc.
Can’t get the story to flow right though. Might re-write it a bit.