The United Colonies of Ifrith formed roughly one hundred years before contact with the MAOX. A council lead race very similar to humans in appearance, they rose from their world, Ifrith Alpha, first colonizing their moon, Gead, and then the arid, dry world of Ifrith Delta. This was the foundation for their expansion and technological advances. By the time they had encountered humans, they had begun colonizing twelve other worlds in four other systems and had created habitat bases in the two asteroid belts of their home system. The Corpsers were founded by Gideon Fucci as a mobile protective force of the colonies, owning several bases, companies and manufacturing fronts. In a series of small, seemingly unrelated coups, the Corpsers took control of the colonies and government, creating the three councils that govern them, one civilian and one military and one executive council. In peace times, the Civilian council has full control, though the executive council must approve all actions. If war is declared, the Military council comes into power, but is again, governed by the Executive council.
The UCI manufactures and designs many light units, built to be used in groups. Heavy siege engines are uncommon.