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The Empire is comprised primarily of Ska'ari and Keldonians, though a scattering of other races can be found among its ranks. The oldest and wealthiest of the factions, the Empire was founded some time after the First Great War ended, when the power-hungry Ska'ari native Lar'nak proclaimed himself Emperor of the Universe. This declaration eventually split the universe and inadvertently led to the formation of the other factions, as well as instigated the Second Great War.
In less turbulent times, citizens of the Empire devote much time and resources into expanding trade routes and designing advanced weaponry with which to defend their borders and protect their pilots. The inherent business sense of the Ska'ari ensures the Empire's wealth will continue to grow, while the scientifically oriented minds of the Keldonians have produced some exceptionally fearsome weapons, envied and feared throughout the universe.
Today's Empire bears little resemblance to the savage days of Lar'nak's rule, and many a wayward pilot has found a permanent home in imperial space. From older, economically stable sectors to the wild frontiers of the Pardus Cluster, the Empire has much to offer pilots of all callings and experiences.
Technologically specialized in weaponry.
The Empire currently lays claim to the Empire Ska'ari Core and Empire Keldon Core in the southern reaches of the universe, as well as the Empire Contingent within the Pardus Cluster.