Assassin-infiltrator Sultana “Ice-Cold” Shepard uses her Tactical Cloak so the enemy “won’t know what hit ‘em”, and her Operative training keeps her alive and deadly. She arms herself with the M-97 Viper sniper rifle, an accurate, easy-to-use weapon that can take out enemies before they even know you’re there.

Raised to be strong on the tough world of Mindoir, a middle-of-nowhere colony in the Attican Traverse, her family and friends died at the hands of slavers when she was sixteen, but she managed to hold out against them in a cave high in the mountains with just enough ammo and food to last until they gave up and left her for dead. A passing Alliance patrol rescued her after she got their attention by shooting at them, and she enlisted with the military because she needed a home and an outlet for her pent-up rage.

Throughout her military career, she held fast to one basic rule: get the job done. People who like her call her “cool” and people that hate her call her “cold”. After she deliberately sent 3/4ths of  her unit to its death and executed all of the surrendering batarians on Torfan, her fellow soldiers feared her iron fist, but they also knew they could count on her to “do what it take to get things done”.

from Sultana Shepard’s journal:

Jacob Taylor:

“Thankfully, I ran into someone else who was cool under fire. He resisted doing what I demanded. Seemed to have other obligations. I told him I didn’t care what his orders were, I wanted answers. I thought I might have to fight him and the mechs at the same time, but I wore him down and he relented. We agreed to be battle buddies for the time being.”

Miranda Lawson:

“Noticed Miranda squeezed the trigger real slow and calm like, so as not to jerk the gun; a woman after my own heart. She seemed eager to please; too eager. “Cut the crap, lady” I said. “I ain’t in the mood.” She wanted to leave right away but I don’t like being pushed around. It gets on my nerves.”

Tali’Zorah nar Rayya:

“When Tali was less than forthright about what was going on, I told her, “We can do this the easy way or the hard way, and neither one of us wants to do it the hard way.” Quarians can keep their secrets better than just about anyone. I have ways of making them talk, but I didn’t want to have to do that to someone I considered an old ally.”

the Mission:

“When the Illusive Man told me humans were being kidnapped, I assured him, ‘Not on my watch.’ Do Collectors know the old earth proverb, ‘Payback’s a bitch’? They will.”


“Salarians need to learn to mind their own business. If you peep through a keyhole you’re gonna get poked in the eye.”

Jeff “Joker” Moreau:

“And Joker needs to learn that we’re not buddies. We’re professional colleagues, nothing more. Sure, I basically died to save him, but that was my job. What part of ‘fuck off’ doesn’t he understand? I need to calm down. Save it for the Collectors, Shepard.”

Zaeed Massani:

“Cerberus hired Zaeed. I’m glad I’m not paying him. Though he doesn’t seem as tough as his reputation lead me to believe, he’s still tougher than the rest of the wimps Cerberus stuck me with. He better not cause trouble.”

Aria T’Loak:

“I didn’t mind Aria demanding a meeting when I arrived. I’d do the same if someone boarded the Normandy. But did it have to be in that loud, obnoxious nightclub? Her control of Omega won’t last long. The way she struts around, she’s just begging for someone to take her out. It won’t be me, though. If she stays out of my hair, I’ll stay out of hers.”

Mordin Solus:

“Like all salarians, Mordin was sticking his nose in where it didn’t belong, getting mixed up in a war between the Blue Suns and Blood Pack just to research a plague. ‘Good ridance to all of them,’ I say. I’d rather not meddle. I admire that he’s not afraid of a fight, though.”


“I could see this messed-up bitch was going to be a handful. Not what I needed. But I could also see in her rage a powerful fighter to have by my side if focused on the Collectors and away from me.”

Garrus Vakarian:

“It felt good to fight along side another steel-nerved sniper, even if his irrational emotions had gotten us into that mess in the first place. Garrus doesn’t seem to get angry, he just gets even, but he does have a tendency to go on and on about how he feels about things in the middle of a fight, and I really just don’t care.”


“Even though a hardcore krogan would be an asset in battle, I didn’t need the security risk of one loose on my ship.”


“The drells destroyed their homeworld. I think I’d rather be dead than not have a homeword. I’d also go crazy having their eidetic memory. I need to forget; it helps keep me focused on the present.”


“I wish I had been born an asari, so I could be a justicar.”


“I’ll admit Morinth scared me and I hated that feeling. Dangerously powerful biotics don’t scare me, I’ve killed more powerful ones than her, but her wild unpredictability made it tough to stay calm and focused around her. She had guts, I’ll give her that, but her death was a relief.”

the Migrant Fleet:

“The Migrant Fleet’s paranoia can get out of hand and Tali needed to fight it which meant another headache for me. Their justice “system” is such a mess that it would be too much trouble to reform. They should just scrap it and start over.”

Defeat The Collectors – After Action Report:

Kasumi Goto was sent through a thermal vent to allow two squads to infiltrate the Collector Base. Goto was killed due to Samara’s inadequate leadership of the second fire team.

Arrived at the Collector base in time to save the crew, but they were subsequently lost attempting to return to the Normandy due to lack of an escort.

Shepard, Zaeed Massani, and Tali’Zorah nar Rayya infiltrated further, protected from seeker swarms by Samara’s biotic shield while Garrus Vakarian lead a diversion team.

Miranda Lawson and Mordin Solus were killed holding a defensive line while Shepard, Samara, and Vakarian destroyed the Reaper.

Sultana Shepard disobeyed the Illusive Man and destroyed the Collector base.

 The specialists suffered 30% causalities:


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