GATE PROJECTION TECHNOLOGYThe UEF was the first faction to develop Gate Projection Technology and reach out into deep space. Now every faction has developed their own gates to jump ships from sector to sector. All gates are heavily defended and protected. However with the signing of the Treaty of Cet most faction gates are open to civilian and commercial travel and serve as communication relays.
THE CETI ACCORDS
The Treaty of Cet mentioned above took it's name from the planet of it's signing. The four major factions have always had strained relations but a fear of the Comet Empire and others along with a desire to expand commerce and cooperation brought about the Ceti Accords. The treaty established the planet of Cet as an interstellar free, neutral diplomatic planet dedicated to maintaining dialogue, trade and peace throughout the galaxy. Cet maintains it's own defense and police forces. The Ceti Accords also provided for the assignment of all beings and sectors of space into the Ceti Registry which details the trustworthiness or lack thereof for any given person as well as the safety and security of a certain space sector. All four factions have adopted the Ceti Registry for their own uses as well, therefore one might have a 2.0 rating with their own faction but a negative rating with another. The Registry identifies persons as either 10.0 Most Trusted, to -10 Interstellar Enemy. All people are born and or entered into the registry with a 0.0 rating. Those with ratings below -4 are heinous villains and it is the duty of all to cause them harm. Space Sectors with positive ratings are generally considered safe for travel and offer some protection. One would be wise to avoid sectors with a negative rating.
Cet (pronounced SET) is a lush vibrant planet and was thought to have had no native inhabitants. However archaeologists uncovered remains of a once great civilization that was highly advanced. Many have come to Cet in the hope of a fresh start. Some are drawn to the elite Ceti Foreign Legion. The Legion is open to neutral and trusted candidates throughout the two galaxies, however the onus is upon the candidate to find transport to Cet. Since it's founding, the population of Cet has grown steadily and it's citizens enjoy one of the highest standards of living in the galaxy.
While humans were developing clone tech prior to the Comet Empire's invasion of Earth and today it is common for factions to use clone troops and workers. A recent innovation has progressed clone tech to the next level. Federation scientists have developed instant transfer capabilities from person to clone. The cost of the technology is steep but if one has the right connections or money a clone will be produced and kept animated in a suspense vat hard wired into new clone tech super computers. Every day one can download a copy of one's memory onto your clone's databank. In the event of death those equipped with special neuron transmitter gear can have a quick copy uploaded and inserted into their clone which results in the clone awaking within a few seconds after death. The "new you" that awakes in the vat will have no deformities or disease, (unless requested) and you will remember everything as if you had just awoke from a long slumber.