The Colonial faction, led by Teros Praetor Yunki, has established a new capital on the garden world of Rastaban II in what was the ancient frontier, and is intent on reestablishing the Ashdar as a galactic power. The Imperial Remnant faction still clings to the ruins of the ancient capital on Ashdar Prime, once a planet-sized city, but now a crumbling graveyard. Haduir Emperor Heiropolin XXIV, who claims descent from the Ashdar emperors of old, rules the Remnant from this ancient throne, and also retains ambitions of empire.
The Ashdar are superb pilots and have an affinity for carrier warfare. Despite their pretensions of elder empire, individual Asdhar are good-natured and relate well with other species. Both the Colonial and Remnant factions each have both Teros and Haduir populations, and both use similar ship designs derived from ancient examples. The Colonials have the benefit of frontier experience and trade, while the Remnant have access to Ashdar Prime's technology crypts and the ancient secrets they still contain.