|Altaran||Ruthless, aggressive, cannibalistic humanoids. Massive plasma cannon provide good offense, but these ships are weak on defense. Ships have large crews; individual Altarans consider themselves expendable to the cause.
||Earth Empire |
|Military dictatorship rules by an Emperor and High Council. Artificial intelligence and robotics enable ships to operate with small crews, but the tradition of human pilots flying individual fightercraft remains strong.
||Kaylon||Ancient race of galactic traders. Motivated by wealth, power, and influence. Ships crewed by mercenaries from many races. Kaylon technology is superior, but their bases are remote and repairs are difficult.
||Organic Pirates||Aggressive outlanders who raid the major factions.
||Quellaris Federation||Alliance of independent worlds, including many races (including humans). Ships have volunteer crews. Technology comes from many sources, but devices are often incompatible.
||SD3000 Miscellaneous||Ships not belonging to other major factions.
||Talliscian||Trading race reknowned for honesty and high ideals. Ships are strong and dependable, but are not innovative.
||Vargan Empire||Violent, xenophobic aliens from low-gravity worlds. Ships crewed mostly by robotic drones. Weapons are powerful and accurate.