The Independent Alliance of Systems was formed from a number of independent systems with a unified goal – to gain strength in numbers and ultimately defend, where necessary, against the big powers of The Federation and The Empire.
The Alliance Defense Force is strong and unified, made up of allied naval forces from independent systems. With powers to act swiftly without government approval over the years, there has been little disagreement between the Council of Admirals who lead it.
Vessels of the Alliance generally bear the decals of their own navy, but display an additional Alliance Defense Force decal while operating with the unified naval force.
The Independent Alliance is culturally very varied, with the leadership changing annually around its member systems who often struggle to agree on principles. But while they may be diverse in ideology and culture, they share a mutual interest in safeguarding against the Federation’s plans and the Empire’s intents.