Meet the Annakazi

Once the scourge of the Galactic Arm, the Annakazi are now just small packs of marauders that roam the Arm and attack anything that moves. Any survivors are taken in for food or for slave labor. Any equipment or resources are quickly "consumed" by the recyclers and they move on.

One Annakazi by itself is a kind of docile creature, semi-articulate and can play nice, for a time. As more Annakazi get together, the aggression comes out. This Locust-like mentality is what ultimately led to the Empire's downfall - so many Millennia ago...

Occasionally, these bands meet, and when they don't kill each other on sight, well that's when it REALLY gets bad. Swarms of Annakazi can lay waste to entire planetary systems. The larger the swarm the more aggressive they get.





The Cilonians

In one swing, not only did we discover that we were not alone in the Universe, but we find out that we have distant relatives on other stars.

The Cilonians are a race of explorers and gatherers of knowledge. Through research of their ancient records, they discovered a legend of our existence, and they could not resist the draw of adventure and exploration. The Cilonian Elders authorized an exploratory fleet to launch in search of their distant relatives. Generations lived and died in the fleet before they finally stumbled upon a signal that led them to us. We were observed, studied, and occasionally probed for information.

When they felt the time was right, they made First Contact. They offered us their Hyperspeed technology to help us travel at speeds only dreamed of. From Earth to Mars in under four hours! In return, they were interested in our medical and cybernetic breakthroughs.

We were lucky they came before our next guests....




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Mankind has come a long way in such a short time, but now faces extinction at the hands of an alien menace. Thanks to the help of their Cilonian allies, there may still be hope. Their numbers have dwindled but they have learned to populate and exploit stellar resources and have developed into a force to be reckoned with - but is it enough to fight off the Annakazi onslaught that has devastated their Earth?

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