The asari Shiala was rescued by Commander Shepard from the Thorian on Zhu's Hope. Now she leads a militia of Zhu's Hope colonists waging a surprisingly effective campaign against encroaching Reapers. Shiala suspects the group's prior connection to the Thorian give their soldiers an uncanny ability to sense one another, allowing them to think and act as one in battle.

The long-term consequences of this connection are unknown, but for now at least, its effects are helping the cause.