Might as well update this. Been a few months. No logos for these guys yet. I'll edit the post when I make them.
Leader: Dean Arasin
Flagship: APD Dragon
Fleet Size: 1 Destroyer, 3 Corvettes, 5 Cruisers, 6 Transports, 8 Squadrons (96 Fighters)
The Adhara Predators were formed, out of all places, in Adhara. The Predators were originally a collection of smugglers and unsuccessful mercenaries. Their history is rife with mistakes and overconfidence. Very soon after they were formed, they made the mistake of directly attacking the GTVA, and were forced to relocate to Polaris. The Predators couldn't have picked a worse time to move there, as Admiral Bosch was just beginning his rebellion against the GTVA. The NTF and Predators tried to make an alliance, but the Predators quickly broke it when they attempted to board the NTD Repulse. The Predators began to take on a Nomadic way of life, moving from system to system, only attacking convoys with food and water. After nearly a decade of wandering the systems, the Predators found the pirate havens past Ross 128. At long last, in 2376, the Predators began to settle down and actually make a home. The Predators have always been known for big talk, little bite. Their reputation for stupid plans and less-than-able ships, bring new pilots of equal calibre. Some see the Predators has being quite lucky, while others think they are proof that the universe has an odd sense of humour.
The war with the Mammon Bandits has totally occupied them, nearly all attacks have been against the Bandits or general supply convoys. The Predators have recently shown a greater show of force than usual, employing more recent ships. The source is unknown, but they are most likely stolen. This may even the playing field between the Predators and the Bandits.
The Predator fleet is geared more to capital ship assault, with their fighters taking a large variety of roles. This tends to spread out their fighters too much and they became easy targets. Their flagship, the APD Dragon stays in the shadows, issuing orders, while their corvettes spearhead the assaults. The cruisers are used for corvette support or as bait for some of their ambitious plans. The Predators use old craft such as the GTF Loki, GTF Hercules, GTF Ulysses, and "newer" craft, such as the PF Hellbat and PF Vulture. Captial ships are named after predators and mythological beasts on Terra (APD Dragon, APC Great White).
(Information as of 2360)
Leader: Tal'din Vare
Flagship: VGD Amarna
Members: 45,000? (Peak)
Fleet Size (Peak): 1 Destroyer, 4 Corvettes, 15 Cruisers, 56 Transports, 12 Squadrons (144 Fighters)
The greatest pirate band ever known in the GTVA. Formed a year after the first Shivan Incursion, a young Vasudan captain named Tal'din Vare, offered anyone, GTA or PVN, to protect civilan ships from a future Shivan threat. After the GTA and PVN were effectively disbanded, the Guard transformed into a pirate organization. Seizing on this opportunity, ex-HoL members attempted to gain control of the Guard but forces loyal to Vare stopped the coup in their tracks. Even after the GTVA was formed, the Guard continued to be as brash as they could. The Guard was one of the few larger problems the GTVA had during the reconstruction. Most other pirate groups were quickly dispatched by the GTVA, but the Guard was not that willing. Pirates flocked to the Guard to avoid being destroyed, and the Guard grew even more powerful. At its peak it was of equal strength to a GTVA fleet. But its large growth may have made the Guard collapse over itself. As time went on, Vare became dissatisfied with the band as a whole, and he disbanded the group. His top agents attempted to reforge the Guard, but failed miserably.
Vare has since been out of the public eye for the longest time. It is rumoured he has set up shop in Wolf 359. Why or for what, no one knows.