Who are these people?? A Mercenary/Terrorist force. Their goals, and their financial backers are still unknown.
In Real Life this faction was put together to give me an excuse to bring back old Alliance models, which were scrapped for various reasons, and I gave them a fresh new skin (with purple night cammo).
FYI THIS IS NOT THE NORTHERN EMPIRE. They will be a separate entity completely.
This faction will appear in a special prologue campaign, which wont be in beta 2 but either a later release or as an addon to Annex. This faction wont be playable for humans as all units were built with workarounds to help Ai but would be very Overpowered in the hands of a human. Not to mention the techtree is small+simple.
However may appear as a cpu only choice in custom games if my feature request is implemented:https://forum.megaglest.org/index.php?topic=7927.msg79632#msg79632