The Forge Fathers are an ancient race, largely comprising engineers and miners, who were sailing the stars long before humans took their first steps towards civilisation. As befits such a long-lived society, their culture is steep in rich heritage and tradition, with a complex social hierarchy that continually baffles outsiders. Despite their insular nature, the Forge Fathers are valuable allies to the Galactic Co-Prosperity Sphere (GCPS), having a skill with technology and a knack for resource harvesting that is the finest in the galaxy. There may come a time, however, when GCPS trade agreements prove insufficient to acquire the more desirable Forge Father technology, and indeed when expansion brings humanity into direct conflict. When such a time comes, humanity must be prepared for a war on a scale undreamt of, for the Forge Fathers are a stubborn and proud race.