- This is an NPC faction. For the affiliated player faction, see Gaians (player faction). For the rules for this particular faction, see Gaians ID.
|Origin||Kingdom of Bretonia|
|Date of founding||unknown|
|Founder(s)||Former Cambridge Research Institute scientists|
|Base of operations||Islay Base, Edinburgh|
|The removal of Planetform and Orbital Spa & Cruise from Edinburgh|
|Changing Bretonia's stance on terraforming, protecting the natural environment|
The Gaians are a radical group, established as a grass roots organization opposed to altering of natural environment brought through Terraforming or uncontrolled industrialization. With ecological issues being fundamental for modern Bretonia, Gaian ideas gained considerable public support among intellectuals from Cambridge as well as the working class on Leeds. Despite rumors of cooperation between Gaian terrorist cells and the Kusari Naval Forces during the Tau Conflict, support for their goals continues. Drastic changes to the political map of Bretonia and surrounding space with the advance of Gallic Royal Navy has changed the Gaians alliegences. Gaians now spread their focus beyond Bretonia, allying themselves with unlawful groups who have grievances against corporations involved with terraforming, or dominance in agriculture across Sirius.
The first Gaians were not criminals, but simple, civilian scientists on Planet Cambridge in the Cambridge Research Institute. When the first rural meadows evolved, consuming the research areas of the Institute, some biologists who saw the far gone pollution and non-economical life of Bretonia decided to protect the last untouched areas of the Sirius space by force and weapons.
These radical scientists were the origin of the Gaians. Presently the Gaians are one of the largest criminal groups in Bretonian space. The organization has many sympathizers in the Cambridge Research Institute, and due to its alliance with the Corsairs, many young Bretonians who are scared of leaving their home space choose to fight with the Gaians for a better Bretonia.
The Gaians are known for their extensive usage of the Civilian Ship line. In addition to that, there is a line of ships produced specifically by them:
- Atacama Base, Vespucci
- Cruiser Greifswald, Omega-3
- Handayan Outpost, Magellan
- Holmfirth Base, Manchester
- Islay Base, Edinburgh
- Kirkwall Base, Orkney
- Sandur Base, Tau-31
- Skye Base, Newcastle
- Torshavn Space Port, Cambridge