A taste of the Pacific Rim/Mass Effect AU

For Avery Shepard things went to hell in the short period of ten minutes.

They both woke up - her in the bottom bunker and him on the upper one under strict military rules - got dressed with some haste and in under three minutes they were in their Jaeger, Normandy, and dropped on Earth to face another Reaper, codename Knifehead. Then everything had gone to hell when the Reaper had attacked them one-on-one and literally tore Kaidan away from the right side of the Neural Link, forcing Avery to fight alone, unable to move her side of the metal body and into killing the damned Reaper with the wrong cognitive responses.

It did leave a pretty neat scar afterwards.

It also left her stranded on Earth somewhere in the southern hemisphere while the GAAR scrambled to pin-point her location to retrieve their Jaeger.


Elijah Burritt - The Constellations of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere for Each Month in the Year, “Burritt’s Geography of the Heavens”, 1833.

These Celestial maps represent the Night Sky and Constellations of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Constellations are drawn in detail and include depictions of the Zodiacal figures the Stars are said to represent.

Map of the Northern Hemisphere shows Ursa Major (Great Bear or Big Dipper), Ursa Minor (the Little Bear or Little Dipper), Draco (the Dragono), Cassiopeia (the W), Perseus, Camelopardalis, and Cepheus. 
Map of the Southern Hemisphere shows Hydra (the Snake), Dorado (the Sword Fish), Pavo (the Peacock) and the Centaur.

Both charts are quartered by lines indicating the Solstitial and Equinoctial Colures.

Stunning southern night sky in Ofu Island in the National Park of American Samoa! They get a brighter, richer view of the Milky Way in the Southern Hemisphere due to the location on the globe. This is the only national park found in the Southern Hemisphere.

Photo: National Park Service