Often known simply as “the Federation,” this empire is the strongest and most economically aggressive. Without a few wars to slow them down, the Federation (due to its booming economy, the result of freedoms not seen elsewhere) might make enough profit to simply buy the other empires in a century or two. The Federation has never invaded another empire and only fights defensive wars; then... [click here for more]
Regarded by the Federation as one of its two primary enemies, the Klingons are a military dictatorship. With less territory than the Federation, the Klingons feel threatened and can only match Star Fleet’s combat power by keeping their civilian population on the brink of poverty. The Klingon government is corrupt and paranoid, and legions of secret police watch for any sign of disloyalty among... [click here for more]
The Romulan Empire is run by an emperor, with the support of the great houses (the 21 powerful families who control most of the Romulan economy). This creates a great deal of inefficiencies and waste as each great house is more interested in its own advancement than in progress for the entire empire. The refusal of the great houses to work together (along with a few Gorn commando raids) delayed the... [click here for more]
The Kzintis look like eight-foot-tall tigers. Their empire is smaller than that of the Klingons and (to hear the Kzintis tell it) about half of Kzinti territory was stolen by the Federation when it first declared its borders 68 years before the General War.
Relying on drones and disruptors more than phasers, the Kzintis build their ships to fight their most deadly foes — each another!
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The Gorns border both the Federation and the Romulans. The Gorns met (and fought several wars with) the Romulans before discovering the Federation in a famous incident in which two brash young captains shot first and faced embarrassing questions later. After this incident, the Gorns discovered they had much in common with the Federation (including previous wars with the Romulans) and the two empires... [click here for more]
The ships presented here are intended to represent abstractions of dozens of different (but similar) designs in use by all fleets for a variety of functions. Form follows function, and as these ships (for the most part) are cargo haulers, they can functionally be divided into these types. Outwardly, the various “Class-One Small Freighters” may look very different, but their ship rosters... [click here for more]
The Tholians occupy a small territory on the edge of the galaxy, south of the United Federation of Planets and blocking most of the pathway between the Klingons and the Romulans. The Tholians are a crystalline life form that exists in high temperatures. Tholians consider carbon-based life to be on the same level that humans consider bacteria.
Tholians are, in fact, refugees from the M81 Galaxy... [click here for more]
Not an empire at all, but instead a network of criminal organizations, the Orions are involved in piracy, smuggling, and no end of other criminal enterprises. The Orions have divided the Alpha Octant into several territories, called cartels. Each is run by a crimelord. Over time, the borders between these areas shift as one crimelord bullies his neighbor, strong cartels dismember weak ones, or a dead... [click here for more]