FACTIONS

United Socialist Empire of Earth
It has been almost a thousand years since Humanity finally united under a socialist banner in the previous great civil conflict. After expanding and filling their native solar system, great divisions in economic access and equality opened up into a tidal wave movement for socialist unity. At the heart of the Empire sits earth, now little more than multiple mega cities spanning each of the world's continents with pockets of nature preserved scattered within. The USEoE rapidly became an expansionist and technological leader, expanding into the stars and encountering the Valarn who had yet to fully leave their own world.
The military conquest of the Valarn was brutal and entirely one sided. With multiple species now making up the population of the Empire and the resources of two star systems, colony ships spread out into the Galaxy. The Empire now fully controls 8 systems - making it the largest of the Galactic Empires.

Faction Technology Levels:
Structural: 7
Electronic: 8
Mechanical: 7
Chemical: 7
Social: 6

Earth:
Structural: 7
Electronic: 8
Mechanical: 7
Chemical: 7
Social: 6

Human Liberation Front
Refusing to be crushed the HLF was for a long time a slowly dying remnant of the lost war against the socialist movement of the outer worlds of the Sun system. After the conquest of the Valarn their ranks began to grow again, swelling with Valarn and Humans who sought to create a new Republic of Federated worlds, built on the original ideals of the Industrial age and Information Age United Nations of Earth. They see humanity as being stagnated behind ancient and outdated ideas, and tyrannical governments as needless with the abundant resources now available. Fighting in open war against the Empire they have since seized several outer colonial worlds and a few minor space stations. Poorly equipped they are struggling against the ever-growing fleets and armies of the United Socialist Empire of Earth.

Faction Technology Levels:
Structural: 5
Electronic: 6
Mechanical: 6
Chemical: 5
Social: 5

Colonial World of Igno
Structural: 5
Electronic: 6
Mechanical: 6
Chemical: 5
Social: 5


Note: Access to same Technological levels as the USEoE, but at increased rarity per level difference.

Sun system Yakuza Clans
Early in the civil war that saw the socialist revolution gain victory, the already incredibly wealthy and powerful crime organisations and families of earth unified into a single front and built their own fleets, seeking dominance. They failed to gain power for themselves however, and instead made a deal with the socialist alliance who at the time desperately needed additional resources but had built large fleets of their own. This has continued as an uneasy - and often broken alliance - ever since. Unable to openly operate in the Sun system they have instead colonized two systems for themselves and operate as a key trading partner for the Mars Chemical Engineering EXPD and Tashoun Arms as well as numerous small black market operators and smugglers within the Empire itself.
Allowed to return to earth recently, the Clan heads are once again largely based out of the Sun system, though few make a permanent home on Earth.

Faction Technology Levels:
Structural: 7
Electronic: 7
Mechanical: 7
Chemical: 6
Social: 5

Gradus System:
Structural: 5
Electronic: 7
Mechanical: 5
Chemical: 6
Social: 5

Tollus system:
Structural: 7
Electronic: 6
Mechanical: 7
Chemical: 5
Social: 5

Access to Tashoun arms and Mars Chemical Engineering EXPD equipment above listed PL without increased rarity.

Democratic Guild of Engineers
Formed by famous Engineers from Human, Valarn and Yarn factions, the Guild began more as a corporation that primarily plied it's trade among various colonies and outposts across the Galaxy. Gradually the Guild began to acquire several such outposts outright and joined in the smuggling trade in competition against the Sun system Yakuza Clans. Now boasting their own "protection" fleets they have only recently begun to push their dominance over several worlds, coming into political conflict against the Glorious Empire of the Yarn and of the United Socialist Empire of Earth. Mostly they now remain in their massive engineering behemoth ships, with the functional technology of the worlds under their control largely pitiful.

Faction Technology Levels:
Structural: 8
Electronic: 8
Mechanical: 8
Chemical: 7
Social: 5

Kore - Class I Engineering Behemoth
Structural: 8
Electronic: 8
Mechanical: 8
Chemical: 7
Social: 5

United Android Front
More a political front that any serious faction as yet, the United Android Front is a movement pushing for Android and Robotic Autonomy - just as the Valarn managed. They found similar allies among the
Yarn and Mengu'o, placing them at odds with all three of the most powerful factions in the Galaxy to date. However they maintain peaceful protest and political action only and are tolerated by all three Empires, with many within the organic species even growing in sympathy for their cause. Primarily based within the United Socialist Empire of Earth there are some however who have begun to covertly build fleets, meet with the Human Liberation Front and stockpile weapons caches. Eventually, one way or another their cause will be resolved.

Lacking any centralized point of control they have access to whatever technology is in the local system.

Valarn Autonomous Protectorate
A subservient semi-autonomous region under the control of the United Socialist Empire of Earth. Their government is largely a puppet from the centralized Earth government with little power or force of their own. Though there are equally as many within who hold sympathies and even provide assistance to the HLF, just as many have found within themselves an acceptance of Human rule. They only have sole control over the Valarn homeworld and a few stations and mining rights within the Valarn system.

Faction Technology Levels:
Structural: 5
Electronic: 5
Mechanical: 5
Chemical: 5
Social: 6

Valarn
Structural: 5
Electronic: 5
Mechanical: 5
Chemical: 5
Social: 6

The Valarn government has access to some limited ships and military grade equipment from Earth. Civilians obtaining it on Valarn is very rare.

Valarn Drifters Guild
Cast off and adrift originally a group of Valarn refugees, now they have become Nomads, scavenging what they can where they can. They have formed a loosely clan-like social structure and have begun to adapt to deep space and low gravity life.

Lacking any centralized point of control they have access to whatever technology they run into.

Glorious Empire of the Yarn

Yarn Piracy Collective

Yarn Democratic Front

The Mengu'o Alliance of Minds