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Echo Squad by Turbulence1973 Echo Squad by Turbulence1973
So I had this thought. In the Mass Effect universe, well before Commander Sheppard got involved, the Quarian Race had been in a 300 year war with their own creation, the Artificial Intelligent robotic Geth. I wanted to explore that a bit from the Quarian perspective so I started writing a story about a special operations squad in the Quarian defense force. Not much is known about the Marines as we've only seen the units led by Tali'zorah in Mass Effect 2. And Kal'Reegar is a bad ass.

So using a lot of the tools from the ME3 multiplayer I started creating the unit. I felt that special squads would probably be small, 4-5 people, for missions that bigger units would just be to much for. So I created Echo Squad, a four person team, seen here in this order;
Echo Squad is composed of the following members
1. Dani'Breizh Vas Yaska - Infiltrator (The Leader)
2. Myls'Stanis Vas Qwib Qwib - Soldier (The Muscle)
3. Zen'Ratha Vas Honorata - Engineer (The Sniper)
4. Uli'Narah Nar Yaska - Sentinel (The Psychic)

This is an entry for the competition "The Mass Effect OC Team Competition" for :iconthe-joeblack: found here:…

You can read their adventures in the story Dreadnought here…

Originally I went to my friend Damien :icondg-doodles: for the lines;

In my opinion he draws the best Mass Effect characters hand down. And working with all the references and specifics I gave him he was able to work out such excellent lines for the characters.

After that I went searching for a colorist. I was on a limited budget, but still wanted quality. I got lucky, because that's when Roni :iconronron84: introduced herself to me. She has an impressive gallery or art she has colored, and was eager to take on the project. God bless her, because I'm sure I was annoying as shit during the process. But she took all my instructions and changes like a champ to help me perfect everything. Without her they wouldn't look as cool. I will definitely use her services again in the future (If she'll let me :D) Please be sure to give her some love here;

Mass Effect & Quarians belongs to Bioware
Characters are all my idea though :)

Enjoy! And please remember that this is commissioned work. If you are going to re-post or reuse this anywhere please credit myself, the line artist and the colorist.
Concept: Wayne Thomason
Lines: Damien Grudnoske
Colors: Veronica Smith
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Mrparker95 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
because quarians are badass
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I tend to think so. We only got a glimpse of the Quarian culture so I took a little bit of each class an applied it to the member of Echo Squad. I cna link you a story I'm writing about this group if you're interested.
Mrparker95 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014
Ok cool go ahead and send me the link and i can give some feedback
Mrparker95 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Dude awesome story do intend to draw up a comic series
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sadly I'm just a writer, but I am having someone do up some comic pages to try it out.
tnuch Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Now that's an awesome piece of work. It's a shame there's a rumor Bioware will dump Quarians completely in ME4...
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It does make one a little sad, but doesn't mean I'll give up on these characters or my writing.
Marianne2O Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
Yes! this is awesome!
Turbulence1973 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! A lot of good people help bring my idea to life. If you would like to know more about this group please check out my Mass Effect story Dreadnought
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