Illusive Man sits in his chair, observing the screen. Disappointment covers his face, as the camera captures Shepard's team leaving with the gynoid body of Dr. Eva Core. The reapers who attacked the Earth are now spreading to Mars as well, landing in the distance. Cerberus team sent to retrieve prothean data has failed the mission and only four of them remain still alive. Illusive Man opens the channel to contact them for the last time: "You allowed the Alliance to get the better of you. That data was vital to Cerberus' goals, and now plans have to be altered. Incompetence will not be tolerated. You have failed me for the first, and for the last time."
Illusive Man closes the channel, sending no pickup for the Cerberus' team. They eye each other as they are being left on their own. The Phantom grips her sword and steps before her three comrades: "We are not going to end like this. We will fight and survive. And we will betray Illusive Man to the Alliance, as he has betrayed us." Inspired by the Phantom's speech and their will fueled by determination to take revenge on Illusive Man, the squad loads their weapons, ready to fight Reaper forces. Engineer uploads map directions to the rest of the team, and the two biotically enhanced operatives among them are going to be the first Phoenix to turn against Illusive Man.
Characters: Phantom (N7 Shadow), Engineer (N7 Demolisher), Dragoon1 (Phoenix Adept), Dragoon2 (Phoenix Vanguard)
Map: Mars Archives
Weapons: Cerberus Harrier, M-13 Raptor, M-96 Mattock,
M-25 Hornet, M-22 Eviscerator, M-358 Talon
Squad1: Bingbangpoe-N7S, Just3ven-N7S, Ody-N7S, DisturbedPsic0 screen
Squad2: Avina-N7S, FoRRTrESx, NinjaSuperiority, TornACL screen | video
Squad3: Qven, BadMojo-N7S, ValerioME3, CelticCookie-N7S screen