Keepers are a Race in Mass Effect 3. Keepers are docile and harmless bio-engineers, who appear as an insectoid race that can only be found on the Citadel. They are in charge of maintaining and overseeing the overall system of the Citadel.. Races in Mass Effect 3 have their own agendas, culture, religion, ways to govern etc. Since Commander Shepard is inevitably Human, the approach of the other Races towards Humanity is most of the time visible for the player. Many of the perceptions some Races used to have may have changed thanks to the efforts of Commander Shepard in the prequels.
Keepers are believed to have been created by the Protheans, whose main purpose is to serve as the station's warden and essentials to the operations of the Citadel. They do not communicate with other species and little information is known regarding the Keepers. It is also known across other races within the Citadel that it is against C-Sec regulations to bother them or interfere with any activities done by the Keepers.
No matter how many keepers perish due to old age, violence, or accident, they always maintain a constant number. No one has discovered the source of new keepers, but some hypothesize they are genetic constructs: biological androids created somewhere deep in the inaccessible core of the Citadel itself.
The Asari first encountered the Keepers when they discovered the Citadel in 580 BCE. When the first Asari came aboard, the keepers were already there, and quickly did everything in their power to assist the Asari in settling onto the station.
It is later revealed that the keepers, along with the Citadel, predate the Protheans; they are, in fact, the key to the Reaper genocide, which occurs when civilization is judged to be sufficiently advanced for harvesting. According to Vigil, the keepers were likely once a race that was either created, conquered, or indoctrinated by the Reapers, possibly even the first race they enslaved. Whatever their origins, the main purpose of the keepers now is to maintain the Citadel in its attractive pristine state so that sentient organic life will settle there, and support their habitation of the Citadel once they take possession of the station, as they have for countless other races throughout time.
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