"There's only really one Faction in Verpletter everyone knows to avoid without any reservation whatsoever, who if you see their ships, you have to run or open fire, and hope to your Gods that there aren't any of their friends nearby, that if you see in orbit, you know you must fight for your lives because they will show you absolutely no mercy - And thats the Kreigsleute - The absolute embodyment of war. "
The Kreigsleute are a Faction located within the Verpletter Dwarf Galaxy, originating around the planet of Krieg. It is an imperialist, expansionist, intensely xenophobic and fascistic regime, orienting itself around an ideology of Human supremecy.
The origins of the Faction are routed in some unclear occurences that have not yet been entirely uncovered. What is known is that during the Seal-Off of Verpletter, a fleet of starships from the Confederacy of Borealis crashlanded on the planet known then as Liq’Ziq. The refugees were then engaged in a brutal decade-and-a-half long war with the native species of the planet, the Ik’Ik’Vikira and the Zek’eke’zka, a pair of insectiod species. The refugees were victorious in the war, and were able to drive the two natives from their homeworld.
Accounts vary on the cause of this conflict. While the refugees claim that they were attacked, the Ik’Ik’Vikira and the Zek’eke’zka claim that the refugees attacked first. There are no recorded files on the exact nature of who started the war, as they have been deleted since their creation. Regardless though, after this victory, a faction of Humans that fought in the war, called the Kreigsleute, began to turn on their alien allies, seeing them as equally distrustworthy. They were eventually purged from the survivours, and the Kreigsleute were able to take control over the rest of the world, and renamed it in their honour - Krieg, the old German word for War.
Embracing a 'Might-makes-right' philosophy, the Kreigsleute have shown an intense hatred of weakness, often using it as either slave labour or cannon fodder for their war machine. Their intense hatred of aliens, for whom they use a derogitory term, 'Ko'pik', had lead them to displace and even eradicate entire alien species that they have encountered. The Kreigsleute are motivated by a beleif that Humanity is the supereme species in the universe, and that aliens are both pathetic in comparison, but also pose a drastic threat to the future of humanity, and that they must rise from their tiny dwarf galaxy and carve out a grand homeland for Humanity, unconcerned with such things as diplomacyw ith alien species.
They also possess a stong hatred of egalitarianism and peace, seeing them as something which makes the Human race weaker and weaker. This makes them unwilling to collaberate with other egalitarian Factions such as The Commune Federation. Determined to obliterate all opposistion in their way and conqouer the galaxy, they are feared throughout all of Verpletter.