Preset empires

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Besides custom and randomized empires, Stellaris presents an option to play as preset empires, which have their own unique stories and events. These empires have a small random chance of being spawned instead of a randomly-generated AI empire. Very rarely they can also spawn an Fallen Empires.

United Nations of Earth[edit]

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  • Indirect Democracy.png Indirect democracy
  • Xenophile.png Xenophile
  • Fanatic Individualist.png Fanatic individualist
  • Trait pc continental preference.png Continental (Earth)
  • Nomadic.png Nomadic
  • Quick Learners.png Quick learners
Tech warp drive 1.png Warp Travel Missile Defense Module.png Missile Defense

The myriad Human nations that constitute their interstellar government are disparate, yet united in purpose. These bipedal mammalians have developed a society that encourages and even thrives on individual freedoms and cultural differences - as a result, Humans tend to integrate well with alien populations.

Despite this, they have strong martial traditions (produced by millennia of intermittent warfare on their homeworld) and their sometimes aggressive and unpredictable nature should not be underestimated.

Commonwealth of Man[edit]

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  • Military Dictatorship.png Military dictatorship
  • Xenophobe.png Xenophobe
  • Fanatic Militarist.png Fanatic militarist
  • Trait pc continental preference.png Continental (Unity)
  • Nomadic.png Nomadic
  • Quick Learners.png Quick learners
Tech wormhole generation 1.png Subspace Wormholes Laser Defense Module.png Laser Defense

The UN-sponsored Ulysses Initiative oversaw the construction of six great ark ships in low Earth orbit at the end of the 21st century. The ships were fitted with powerful but unstable wormhole generators and sent towards distant stars carrying a quarter million colonists each. None were heard from again, and research into subspace wormholes was soon abandoned.

Yet unbeknownst to Earth, one of the ark ships made it to a lush alien moon and established a flourishing colony. The pioneers who tamed this world were determined to realize humanity's manifest destiny - dominion over the galaxy at any cost.

Tzynn Empire[edit]

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  • Military Dictatorship.png Military dictatorship
  • Collectivist.png Collectivist
  • Fanatic Militarist.png Fanatic militarist
  • Trait pc desert preference.png Desert (Tzynnia)
  • Strong.png Strong
  • Talented.png Talented
  • Nonadaptive.png Nonadaptive
Tech warp drive 1.png Warp Travel Projectile Defense Module.png Projectile Defense

The Tzynn evolved from carnivorous, pack-hunting lizards that prowled the dunes of Tzynnia. They eventually developed a highly structured, hierarchical society that emphasized order and martial prowess above all else.

By the time the Tzynn entered the industrial age, a series of devastating global wars launched by a particularly ruthless warlord had already seen the establishment of a single, world-spanning nation. From these humble beginnings, the illustrious and ever-lasting Tzynn Empire was born.

Kingdom of Yondarim[edit]

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  • Divine Mandate.png Divine mandate
  • Pacifist.png Pacifist
  • Fanatic Spiritualist.png Fanatic spiritualist
  • Trait pc alpine preference.png Alpine (Yondarim)
  • Natural Physicists.png Natural physicists
  • Talented.png Talented
  • Solitary.png Solitary
Tech hyper drive 1.png Hyperspace Travel Laser Defense Module.png Laser Defense

The proud Yondar are an old race, using their wings to soar high above the frozen peaks of Yondarim for more than 200,000 years before they developed rudimentary technology and formed their first few scattered civilizations.

Once this development started, things progressed more rapidly and the Sky Clans grudgingly abandoned many of their most primitive traditions. The Yondar are highly spiritual and place great importance on religion, venerating their high kings as living gods.

Ix'Idar Star Collective[edit]

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  • Despotic Hegemony.png Despotic hegemony
  • Materialist.png Materialist
  • Fanatic Collectivist.png Fanatic collectivist
  • Trait pc arctic preference.png Arctic (Ix'Athrak)
  • Communal.png Communal
  • Rapid Breeders.png Rapid breeders
  • Strong.png Strong
  • Repugnant.png Repugnant
Tech hyper drive 1.png Hyperspace Travel Projectile Defense Module.png Projectile Defense

The first Ix'Idar broods developed in the subterranean cave networks deep beneath the surface of Ix'Athrak. By the time an Ix'Idar scout burrowed through to the surface and glimpsed sunlight for the first time, the insectoid race had already established a thriving Iron Age civilization.

With the resources they found on the surface, the Ix'Idar developed rapidly. Just a few centuries later their first space probes left orbit to survey the other worlds within the Ix'Im system.

Chinorr Stellar Union[edit]

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  • Science Directorate.png Science directorate
  • Individualist.png Individualist
  • Fanatic Materialist.png Fanatic materialist
  • Trait pc arid preference.png Arid (Chicora)
  • Industrious.png Industrious
  • Natural Engineers.png Natural engineers
  • Repugnant.png Repugnant
Tech hyper drive 1.png Hyperspace Travel Laser Defense Module.png Laser Defense

The Chinorr began their evolutionary journey as dexterous cephalopod analogues. They used their many tentacles to swing between trees in the lush jungles of Chicora, ambushing prey on the ground and injecting them with a potent nerve toxin.

By the time the Chinorr split the atom, the resources of Chicora had been ruthlessly exploited and the planet's jungles had long since disappeared. This was considered a necessary sacrifice in the relentless pursuit of knowledge and heavy industry that the unsentimental Chinorr were now engaged in.

Jehetma Dominion[edit]

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  • Peaceful Bureaucracy.png Peaceful bureaucracy
  • Collectivist.png Collectivist
  • Fanatic Pacifist.png Fanatic pacifist
  • Trait pc tundra preference.png Tundra (Jehet Prime)
  • Communal.png Communal
  • Thrifty.png Thrifty
  • Slow Breeders.png Slow breeders
Tech wormhole generation 1.png Subspace Wormholes Projectile Defense Module.png Projectile Defense

An "individual" among the Jehetma is actually a large colony of fungi that has developed sentience. Some of these colonies, generally those that have lived for thousands of years, stretch across several miles and rarely leave the surface of Jehet Prime, their homeworld (few ships are large enough to transport them).

Younger colonies are not only smaller, but also tend to be more dynamic and mobile - they often spearhead the exploration and research efforts of the Jehetma, as well as any defensive measures that are regrettably undertaken when the Dominion is beset by aggressors.

Scyldari Confederacy[edit]

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  • Direct Democracy.png Direct democracy
  • Materialist.png Materialist
  • Pacifist.png Pacifist
  • Xenophile.png Xenophile
  • Trait pc ocean preference.png Ocean (Scyldaria)
  • Charismatic.png Charismatic
  • Natural Engineers.png Natural engineers
  • Quick Learners.png Quick learners
  • Solitary.png Solitary
Tech warp drive 1.png Warp Travel Projectile Defense Module.png Projectile Defense

The Scyldari are aquatic mammalians originating from the archipelagos and deep oceans of Scyldaria. Although their early civilizations were mostly confined to the sea, they soon expanded onto what little landmass the planet had to offer.

Their society adapted accordingly, building an advanced industry that exploited the riches of the ocean floor without harming Scyldaria's delicate ecosystem. Scyldari philosophy is one of balance and moderation in all things, a lesson learned from having to nurse their limited resources when they were confined to the bottom of the sea.

Kel-Azaan Republic[edit]

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  • Military Republic.png Military republic
  • Individualist.png Individualist
  • Militarist.png Militarist
  • Spiritualist.png Spiritualist
  • Trait pc savannah preference.png Savannah (Azak)
  • Adaptive.png Adaptive
  • Nomadic.png Nomadic
  • Fleeting.png Fleeting
Tech wormhole generation 1.png Subspace Wormholes Projectile Defense Module.png Projectile Defense

The Kel-Azaan have developed a complex honor code and martial culture. They were once solitary predators preying on the great herds migrating between the watering holes of Azak. Over time, bands of Kel-Azaan began to gather to be able to take down larger prey. They eventually abandoned this solitary lifestyle in favor of cities and irrigated agriculture, but their martial traditions were never forgotten.

Blorg Commonality[edit]

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  • Plutocratic Oligarchy.png Plutocratic oligarchy
  • Fanatic Xenophile.png Fanatic xenophile
  • Militarist.png Militarist
  • Trait pc tropical preference.png Tropical (Blorg)
  • Repugnant.png Repugnant
  • Solitary.png Solitary
  • Venerable.png Venerable
  • Slow Breeders.png Slow breeders
Tech warp drive 1.png Warp Travel Laser Defense Module.png Laser Defense

In the distant past, the Blorg lived alone and nameless in the jungles of Blorg prime. One day they picked up radio transmissions from a star far away. What they heard shocked them: The sounds of friends, movies, culture and music - things the Blorg had done without for eons. Finally understanding what they had been missing all along, the Blorg took their names from these transmissions and went out into the stars in search of friends, hoping one day to find the source of these messages so that they might party together.

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