The Normandy is stranded in an unknown system with no communications and no word on whether the Crucible worked, or even whether Shepard is alive. Just as the Normandy crew begins to pick up the pieces, EDI disappears into the wilderness, and their sensors discover something disturbing on the ground and even stranger in the stars. With no word from their ship's AI, Garrus steps in for Shepard, determined to lead the Normandy crew out alive. But this strange moon they've landed on holds more secrets than this war-battered crew is prepared to handle, and they begin to wear away at the seams.
- Part 1 of Paragon Defiant