Hello again everyone! So far I've shown you an overview of the game, as well as an introduction to exploration. Over the course of this week I'll introduce you to the different factions of Falling Stars: WOE. Our goals when designing these factions were to offer players vastly different personalities, and more importantly different strategic options. Every faction will excel in either Exploration, Extermination, Exploitation, or Expansion, and the race I'd like to talk about is the Terran Matriarchy. Earth has been ravaged by wars and overpopulation, which ultimately leads a shortage of natural resources and vast uninhabitable zones. This has driven them to spend the majority of their resources on large powerful cargo ships capable of reaches the deepest depths of space so they can find a planet suitable for humans and the various life forms they want to preserve. If I didn't already spell it out enough, this will be FS:WOE's Exploration faction. Here's a profile of the race, as well an excerpt from the lore: Strengths: Increased movement Stealth Balanced starting units Strategic Capabilities: Advanced explorers Moderate influence Hybrid starting technology “Leaving Terra, my homeland, was one of the hardest choices I’ve ever made. Or perhaps it was one of the easiest. The greed of previous generations destroyed the planet. Pollute the water, the air, the land and no one would have to pay for it. We are now. What were once major metropolitan areas are totally deserted and uninhabitable. The declining population has been forced to the poles where the extreme heat from rising climate temperatures is bearable. In the north we have established our largest settlement. We can still venture south to tap resources and vegetation; the plants which lived through the pollution are thriving in the heat. As the cities were being deserted, countries fell and so did their governments. Our hardships were bearable until the civil unrest quickly turned to mass rioting. The old super powers all but destroyed themselves in the fight to maintain power. I never understood why they would want more destruction when the planet had turned against them, but I guess, what did they have to lose? I do suppose all their killing and destruction has made my job easier. We’ve banded together with a common goal: save our home planet and everyone left on it. I’ve been chosen to lead an expedition to Arkis Vir where we hope to find ways to reverse the damage on Terra. Their scientists must know something, they must be able to help. Hope. That’s all we have left.“ -Superior Matriarch Jessra Next I'll cover our war-torn Legion of Ryxe, as well as post the faction specific ships as they become available. Thanks for reading!