|Shala'Raan vas Tonbay|
|Mass Effect 2|
Mass Effect 3
Mass Effect 2 Edit
After Tali'Zorah vas Neema is accused of treason against the quarian people, Admiral Shala'Raan is seen presiding over her hearing, but had to recuse herself from taking part in the hearing due to her relationship with the Zorah family. Tali calls her "Auntie Raan." She and Tali's mother synchronised suits so that they could be in the same clean room for Tali's birth, she was the one who delivered Tali; as a result, she was sick for a week. She doesn't inform Tali about the Geth attack on the Alarei when she comes aboard the Rayya; instead she reveals this during the trial to ensure Tali displayed surprise and dismay, something which Raan hopes will convince the judges to let Tali prove her innocence. She acts as the moderator and the spokesman for the trial. She is undecided on the geth, not siding with any of the other admirals. Depending on Commander Shepard's actions on Tali's behalf, the Admiral will announce that the Admiralty Board has found her guilty and sentence her to exile or announce that the Board has acquitted her of the charges.
Mass Effect 3 EditCollector base, Raan will fulfill Tali's role in key plot events. Raan will remain aboard the Normandy SR-2 in the War Room, as a quarian envoy for the duration of the missions on Rannoch.
During the mission to disable the geth dreadnought, Raan will abide by the mission plan and prepare her ships to retreat or getting ready to counterattack. She will try to stop Admiral Han'Gerrel vas Neema who orders the Heavy Fleet to open fire on the dreadnought, endangering Shepard's team, but is forced to comply with his orders after realizing the importance of the Heavy Fleet. She is outraged at this betrayal from Han and threatens to have him charged with treason. She tasks Admiral Daro'Xen vas Moreh with helping Han to counter the geth, after finding out from Legion or the Geth VI about the Reaper upgrades. If Legion was taken to Tali's trial, then Raan will recognize it and refer to it as the Commander's 'geth friend'.
Shepard can speak to Raan during her stay about the quarian fleet defenses and armaments. Although she understands the risks involved, Raan is in favor of converting the liveships into dreadnoughts, saying that they must do whatever it takes to win, to which Shepard can offer an opinion. Raan also requests Shepard to rescue Admiral Zaal'Koris vas Qwib-Qwib, who sacrificed his ship to destroy a geth planetary cannon and crashlanded on Rannoch. If Shepard destroys the geth servers, she will be surprised at seeing the recorded information regarding the Morning War but refuses to be swayed by it, reiterating that admirals don't have the luxury of second thoughts.
Sometime later, she will provide Shepard with the coordinates of the Reaper base and the Sync Laser. During the assault on the Reaper base, her ship will be shot down and she will make a crash landing on Rannoch. If Shepard secures peace, a newly sentient Geth Prime approaches her and welcomes her people to Rannoch. Raan suggests the southern continent for settling as it had excellent farmland.
If Shepard picks the geth over the quarians and Raan has taken Tali's place, she will commit suicide by shooting herself in the head.
If the quarians are able to return to Rannoch, Admiral Raan will change her name to Admiral Shala'Raan vas Rannoch.
If peace was achieved between the quarians and the geth, Raan will send Shepard an e-mail:
If the geth are destroyed, the e-mail is different:
If Tali is dead, Raan is present on Earth at the Forward Operating Base.
- "RAAN" is also a common abbreviation for "Right Ascension of Ascending Node," one of the quantities used to describe the shape and location of a spacecraft's orbit.
- Shala is a Babylonian and Akkadian war goddess and a goddess of grain, the consort of the storm-god Adad.