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((Yes, this is too mass-effecty. This is not going to be a mass effect RP, you can have the reapers be from an alternate universe, but this does not take place in the mass effect universe. And the mass relays do not exist here. Sorry, it's just becoming too focused.))
* Citadel is not a Reaper trap*
* The Crucible is not needed as a last resort.
Upon closer inspection, the Citadel is deemed safe for use. The 'Mass Relay' seems to be a powerful ion beam, and is under study. The alien that was in the hologram may have been talking about a different Reaper threat, or perhaps the hologram came from another universe and crashed on Junadias after going through the black hole.
The Mhysi Intelligence suggest that the Reapers may be defeated if a coalition of the southern states came together as one to defeat the Reapers. Meanwhile, the New Asfan and Domino shipyards receive upgrades that allow them to churn out 300 units per month each.
The military buildup is complete, but Fleetcom decides to reinforce the 3rd and 4th fleet first to 2000 units. This delays full-out war with the Geth by 3 months, and reinforce the 2nd fleet to 4500 units.
This would mean the entire Mhysi invasion forces would total 195000 ships, with 13000 units under the Republic's command.