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    • #1917
      Mr.Green
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      Been away, for awhile from this. But re-reading stuff has piqued some interest again.

      1) Shieldbreakers

      This almost seems to be a comical punishment, for any STG Members. That have failed / contributed to failure and will be on the receiving end of.

      One has to ask, how numerous are the Shieldbreakers? As from the Cerberus Files – they seem to be on-par with Asari Paladins and those are expensive to make. Yet here is STG threatening to cyber-up anyone into their suits.

      Also. How easy/hard is it to make a Shieldbreaker in-general?

      2) Protocol Six: Vigilance

      This seems rather odd take. As the Lythari were stated on being the opposite of the PV!Salarians.

      A bit curious, as are they seen as too soft to be able to contribute to salarian society? Thus they are removed, because they might leave a gap open in the Salarian Union?

      Not to mention, they are asked to leave Union space – but somehow with their lives intact?

      (It also begs the question, if the Lythari are like the Rakhana Drell? Seeded double-agents in plain-sight. Since Mordin Solus, I recall had been threatened by STG Agents . despite him having been a Lythari?)

      What kind of social status, DO the Lythari hold in-general among the Salarians?

      3) Protocol Twenty-Nine: Social Preservation

      I can understand one part of this STG Order. That mandates that any deviant ideas or cultures are removed – before they are allowed to fester and hinder the political structure.

      But why are yindo-structures seen as such a hostile threat? Does this tie into the matter, of salarian need for control? As if salarians ‘divide’ into smaller ‘clans/families’ – does this make them more vunerable to infiltration or sabotage then?

      4) STG in-general

      The STG once-rated that in-order of preservation, their survival ranked higher than that of the SIX or the Union itself?

      That begs the question, how or why the STG was started in the first place? As are they like Cerberus – made for a specific reason, then eventually working for themselves?

      Or like a Preatorian Guard? Once designed for the purpose of protection and security – until they became their own separate entity and now almost completely haven taken control of the leadership of the salarians.

      5) Indoctrination Resistance

      I recall, mentions, that the quarians had a weak immunity to Reaper Indoctrination due to the influence of the Puppetmakers – and thus more vunerable to Reaper Indoctrination?

      How long are their resistance – compared to the salarians. Whom had the canon-lowest resistance to it.

      Also, does this mean that Tali might be affected/is affected by the Reapers – in the future? Due to her race having a low indoctrination resistance?

    • #1931
      Logical Premise
      Keymaster

      Oh good, decent questions at last ๐Ÿ˜€

      1) Shieldbreakers

      This almost seems to be a comical punishment, for any STG Members. That have failed / contributed to failure and will be on the receiving end of.

      One has to ask, how numerous are the Shieldbreakers? As from the Cerberus Files โ€“ they seem to be on-par with Asari Paladins and those are expensive to make. Yet here is STG threatening to cyber-up anyone into their suits.

      Also. How easy/hard is it to make a Shieldbreaker in-general?

      All Shieldbreakers are ex-STG but not all of them were failures. The punishment is the primary method in which the salarians keep up their numbers, but some ex-STG volunteer for the process — those getting too old to fight, or those with critical injuries, or a particularly crazy Solus.

      Shieldbreakers are very expensive to make, the Shieldbreaker Corps as a whole is almost four percent of the Salarian Union’s GDP. More details will be coming in a Tech Guide document.

      2) Protocol Six: Vigilance

      This seems rather odd take. As the Lythari were stated on being the opposite of the PV!Salarians.

      A bit curious, as are they seen as too soft to be able to contribute to salarian society? Thus they are removed, because they might leave a gap open in the Salarian Union?

      Not to mention, they are asked to leave Union space โ€“ but somehow with their lives intact?

      (It also begs the question, if the Lythari are like the Rakhana Drell? Seeded double-agents in plain-sight. Since Mordin Solus, I recall had been threatened by STG Agents . despite him having been a Lythari?)

      What kind of social status, DO the Lythari hold in-general among the Salarians?

      The Lythari are a political movement. The core of this movement is a rejection of most of the amoral tenets of ‘nothing is evil’ that the mainstream salarian society practices. Lythari reject the deep genetic modification, things like the Alteration project, the suppression of yindos, and many other things.

      But above all else the Lythari reject the SIX and their leadership. Most Lythari are disgusted by salarian society and leave for the fringes of the Black Rim, the Terminus, the Traverse, or even the SA.

      A few remain to try to change things from within, and those are the ones the STG goes after.

      Lythari are not like the drell — most would (and many have) die before submitting to the ideals of the SIX.

      Mordin (and many like him) became Lythari and left the Salarian Union willingly. Those who do not and openly proclaim their beliefs are seen as dangerous, untrustworthy and weak. They are thrown out of their families in most cases, are never allowed to breed and almost no one will employ them.

      3) Protocol Twenty-Nine: Social Preservation

      I can understand one part of this STG Order. That mandates that any deviant ideas or cultures are removed โ€“ before they are allowed to fester and hinder the political structure.

      But why are yindo-structures seen as such a hostile threat? Does this tie into the matter, of salarian need for control? As if salarians โ€˜divideโ€™ into smaller โ€˜clans/familiesโ€™ โ€“ does this make them more vunerable to infiltration or sabotage then?

      The power-base of salarian society relies on the dalatrass-centered focus of the current birthing structure. Yindos practice sexual equality and a focus on small groups or even a single male and female pairing, which given the male/female birth ratio would reduce the salarian population to below human levels if it became widespread.

      Small independent clan families with no connections make it much harder for the SIX to manipulate them at will.

      4) STG in-general

      The STG once-rated that in-order of preservation, their survival ranked higher than that of the SIX or the Union itself?

      That begs the question, how or why the STG was started in the first place? As are they like Cerberus โ€“ made for a specific reason, then eventually working for themselves?

      Or like a Preatorian Guard? Once designed for the purpose of protection and security โ€“ until they became their own separate entity and now almost completely haven taken control of the leadership of the salarians.

      The STG is convinced that if it is destroyed, the salarian people will be obliterated in short order.

      They were started to combat the League of One, but over the years the changes in society and the SIX (not to mention the Wheel Priests) have shifted their views. Only the Solus and di Dasso fully support the STG now, making the situation dangerous.

      5) Indoctrination Resistance

      I recall, mentions, that the quarians had a weak immunity to Reaper Indoctrination due to the influence of the Puppetmakers โ€“ and thus more vulnerable to Reaper Indoctrination?

      How long are their resistance โ€“ compared to the salarians. Whom had the canon-lowest resistance to it.

      Also, does this mean that Tali might be affected/is affected by the Reapers โ€“ in the future? Due to her race having a low indoctrination resistance?

      Salarians have the weakest even below quarians. Quarians don’t do so hot, even when all cybered up.

      As long as Tali is inside Vigil’s Obdurance Field, she (like anyone within about five hundred feet of Vigil) is effectively immune to indoctrination. On her own she’s not going to last any longer than any other quarian.

      Good questions ๐Ÿ˜€

      Purge the alien. Kill the heretic. Suffer not the witch to live.

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