Alexander Draakjacht, Fleet Admiral of the David's Lions.
Symbol: Yellow Star of David
The Lions are a religious branch of the Judaic people from Earth's earlier history. This connection to an older religion allowed the Lions to evade religious persecution during the exile of the Advent. In spite of this, many eyes are kept wary by their presence and the Lions have responded with a degree of social isolationism. Against the Vasari, the Lions have provided what little numbers they have to fight off the alien force, garnering a reputation for supressing passion for the sake of good judgement and numerical preservation. Since the resurgence of the Advent, the Lions have come under fire for their mixed reactions. Although never unwilling to provide defensive forces for the TEC, they hold little ill will against the Advent and even sympathize with them because of the similarity of their histories and so they hesitate to take the offensive.
Their strategies rely heavily on capital vessels and starbases. They use mobile, defensive tactics to engage the enemy in a sometimes slow, but relatively low caualty advance. Kols provide half of their capital forces, with a blend of support capitals escorting the Kols in equal numbers. Offensively, strikecraft are used for fighter cover only, but the recently fielded gunship is becoming more prominent in defensive arenas.
Behind the frontlines, the Lions are a heavily economic people, their hands being deeply entrenched within almost every economic sector. As their forces garner territory, massive refitting takes place in older territory, battle ready stations being stripped down and converted into economic hubs. Although costly, the long-term gains offset the cost and the foresight to focus on orbital refineries keeps the converted starbases from producing the trade congestion that would occur if trade hubs were too numerous.