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As it becomes clear that Earth will soon be uninhabitable, different groups – the few surviving national governments, corporations, social clades and the like – start making preparations to leave the solar system. They bring asteroids into Earth orbit, hollow them out, fit them with ion drives and cryo-hibernation vaults, as well as factories and construction gear to ‘bootstrap’ an industrial base quickly. Only a tiny fraction of the human population can take this escape route – billions are left to die on the dying planet.
The various colony ships depart in different directions. The crews sleep in the cryo-vaults, watched over by robots. Contact with Earth is lost as the Fifth Water War goes nuclear.
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All factions have several key figures belonging to that faction. The Romanovs, for instance, are led by Imperator Anastasia, Captain-Queen of the Romanov. However, the ill Prince Andrei - Anastasia's older brother - is considered a senior figure within Romanov society. So too is Dowager Imperator Marie, Anastasia's mother.
Additionally, each faction (except the Romanov) has three sub-factions. These sub-factions are sections of the base faction which a noticeably distinct from the main faction. The Mandate faction, for instance, has the United Colonial Guard, Gate Control Authority, and Grand Fleet subfactions - each with their own key figure.
See the Mandate Lore Document for more information.
Major Factions[edit | edit source]
- The Mandate
- Colony ship Romanov
- Colony ship Europa
- Colony ship Great Ark
- Colony ship Black Eagle
- Colony Ship Osman
- Interstellar Free Trade League
Sub-Factions[edit | edit source]
Mandate Sub-Factions[edit | edit source]
Romanov Sub-Factions[edit | edit source]
Arkwright Sub-Factions[edit | edit source]
Europans[edit | edit source]
Black Eagles[edit | edit source]
Osmani[edit | edit source]
Rebels[edit | edit source]
Pirates[edit | edit source]
Interstellar Free Trade League (IFTL)[edit | edit source]
Secret Factions[edit | edit source]
Unknown Factions[edit | edit source]
- Duchess Vorontsov
- New Worlds Coalition
These unknown factions were mention early on in development by Perihelion. It is unknown if they have been replaced by a different faction or will appear in the final game in some form.