Planted, message effect.
Over the next weeks the group started to see some serious movement both on the ground and in the air, They saw a small fleet of ships either moving from there current locations or entering the systems, they also notice a large dreadnought entering the system as well and all the ships staging around it.
They also saw two courier ships leave the system and one return, you are also hearing some serious chatter, early on it was about making sure the message was legit, and the chatter says it is.. you hear constant and excited chatter up and down the line over the first two days.. then you started seeing the major activity, the Normandy sent spy teams with the proper equipment onto the ground to watch the ground and they found a flurry of activity of them getting ready. as the Normandy itself starts to detect ship arriving and shuttles of goods heading up to each ship.. as well as troop shuttles and large crates up to the cargo transport.
all told they saw the Dreadnought, two Cruisers, two frigates and about half a dozen troop transports a cargo transport and two squadrons of fighters. As they saw the ships leave the Normandy waited a bit then left itself arriving at Omega to see the fight having just begun.
The group waited a few hours to find the most opportune time to make their strike when the fighting as at its peak and the Batarians looked like they where in the best position.
The group took advantage of this to fly the shuttle, having to shift twice so they do not get hit by the ships guns, the group was able to fly to the Dreadnought and attach itself without much of an issue, other then to fly hard to barely miss getting hit by one shot. Once the shuttle was docked Shuul was able to get the first of the two doors open, the second one he failed, forcing the group to improvise using the fuel for the flamer to allow them to force the doors open.
Once inside the ship the group quickly made its way to the flag bridge, having to deal with a few groups, which was easy for them. Once they got to the flag bridge they where met with a blast door closed, but Shuul was able to get this one open without much effort, and a fight ensued. The group after a long and difficult fight was able to defeat and subdue the general. Then they quickly extracted themselves after hearing the scream of a banshee.
Back on the Normandy, the group put the general into unused quarters, during this point they had the Doctor look him over and remove two things a poison tooth and an implanted explosive. Then Zorii went in and questioned him.
The General was not the most receptive, and was trained against interrogation but eventually did give them some information.
The Hybrid is an amalgamation of most of the major races, he was a Reaper test subject.
The Hybrids plans where to take over the galaxy and once controlled move on to others, and that they could create and control practically all of the Reaper Constructs. The group figured they cant make more Ravagers as no one knows where the Rachni are at this point.
He then told them of an individual that would most assuredly know where, the Hybrid is.. and that he might be in one of two systems, he never stated where.
The Far Rim, or the Perseus Vale.
After that the group and the Normandy went back to the Citadel, and delivered the General to the Council, and then went to figure out what to do next. Since they did not have much in the way of information, Shepard suggested to go speak with the Shadow Broker as she knows her.
The evening ended with the group on Illum ready to speak with the Shadow Broker.