The krogans are totally there for comic relief!
Originally they were planned to show up just once, but then I thought it was a shame to introduce them and not use those guys more. Think they are going to become kind of regulars in Valrin's stories! As for Sonja Hock, unless there's something I'm missing she is not referenced anywhere in the canon and she's an entirely legitimate OC of mine...
Since you have made some totally cool cast choices for the OCs in Occitania, I decided to try and follow suit: Sonja is supposed to have the looks of Rhona Mitra. You can take a look at my poor effort at providing a visual reference of the character, see here "ME Rogue Biotics - Sonja Hock
" (this image was included in the pdf version of the story and a link was also included in the AO3 version of chapter 5 of the story, but I doubt anyone noticed it...
). Basically, this is the same image that Alyssaria is looking at on the datapad in the render I uploaded last week.
BTW, took inspiration from a number of characters played by Rhona Mitra for Sonja's background.
And thank you for letting me know that the way I wrote that little bit about Gemma being in trouble on Yamm fits well with your story! I was a bit worried about it and thought to let you read that part of this chapter in advance, so as to get your green light before the upload. However, I was also concerned that asking you to preview this part would spoil the surprise, so in the end I read once more the relevant chapters of Twin Wolves and kept my fingers crossed that this would work.
And lol, because of my poor writing skills I guess that suspense is all I have to keep you readers interested!
Hopefully, things don't get too confusing...
And I'd totally love to see Lucky and Valrin relaxing after a mission with a few beers!