As we prepare to head for Virmire, we get a message from Admiral Hackett of the Alliance 5th Fleet. It seems that the VI that controls the combat training scenarios at the military base on the moon has gone rogue, and he’d like your help to shut it down. Mom tells him that we’ll get to it when we can.
Hackett: I know that you’re a Spectre now, but you’re still Alliance Navy, too. We could use you for this one, Commander.
Me: So, are we actually gonna go help him, or did you just tell him that we would.
Me: Before we move on, I should probably give you some important backstory information. Hundreds of years ago, the galaxy was attacked by these bug aliens, called Rachni.
Me: They were really tearing everyone up. You know those dinosaur monster guys, like the one we’ve got on our team?
Me: The other races in the galaxy went to those guys and said, “we’ll give you a lot of guns and power if you’ll wipe out the bugs.” They agreed, and drove the Rachni to extinction. BUT, once that was done, they kept going, and started trying to take over the galaxy.
Me: So in retaliation, the other races made a bioweapon, which made most of the dinosaur people sterile. Only about 1 out of every 1000 of their pregnancies are viable now.
Mom: Do you seriously want me to work this hard at this?
Me: …Alright, fine, the only important thing you need to know is that the bug monsters are supposed to be extinct but for some reason a lot of them are lurking around in this lab.