The Red and the Black
The following polities are neighbors to or within Imperium space, and what’s stated is common knowledge.
- Aslan: The Aslan are a bipedal species of feline appearance, slightly larger than a human. Aslan society has a strict code of honour and very strict gender roles. Their space is generally spinward of the Imperium, and mostly on the other side of the Great Rift.
- Solomani: One of the three races of humans, (Zhodani and Vilani being the other two), the Solomani (“Men of Sol”) originated on Terra and still control a region of space rimward of the Imperium, and have fought several wars for important systems on the rimward fringe of imperial space.
- Sword Worlds:
- Vargr: Seemingly Terran wolves ‘uplifted’ by the Ancients, a mysterious race long gone from history. The Vargr control space directly coreward of the Imperium, and tend to operate in small groups, often as raiders and corsairs. They have a reputation for aggression and a territorial nature.
- Zhodani: Humans, but with psionics being common throughout society. They control space spinward of the frontiers of the Imperium, and have fought several wars with the Imperium over the centuries.