In Mass Effect 3, Shepard doesn’t have to bond with the shipmates of the Normandy as is pretty much required in Mass Effect 2 with the game’s team-bonding missions. However, if the player in Mass Effect 3 chooses to chat with marine James Vega, Vega entreats Shepard to “dance” with him–a sparring match where Vega spills exactly why he is angry with Shepard, the Reapers, and the Collectors. It’s isn’t because his new tattoo is a wee bit sore. Vega was assigned to protect a certain colony in the Terminus systems, a colony that was unfortunately on the Collectors’ shopping list. Mass Effect: Paragon Lost is Vega’s story.