- This is an NPC faction. For the affiliated player faction, see Gaians (player faction). For the rules for this particular faction, see Gaians ID.
|| Kingdom of Bretonia
|Date of founding
||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 terrorist faction opposed to any alteration to the natural environment of a planet, specifically those brought about through terraforming. They mainly operate in Edinburgh, in Bretonia space and the nearby Border Worlds, but some rumors tell about detected Gaians in Corsair space.
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, Stuttgart
- Glendale Supply Depot, Edinburgh
- Handayan Outpost, Magellan
- Holmfirth Base, Manchester
- Islay Base, Edinburgh
- Kirkwall Base, Orkney
- Sandur Base, Tau-31
- Skye Base, Newcastle
- Torshavn Space Port, Cambridge