Through the MAW
The Fractals are a completely alien force that inexplicably began a war with humanity. Despite battling them for two years before Abbadon’s Cry left everyone in the dark, humanity learned very little about their enemies. The Fractals are incredibly varied, in fact the most popular theory is that they are actually comprised of a five seperate races who are all working towards a common goal. What the goal is exactly remains unknown other than destroying humanity is apparently part of it. Fractals have their own version off a MAW drive, appearing to work very similar to its human counterpart. They strike with as much surprise as possible and in overwhelming numbers, moving into a system on high burn and laying waste to it’s space based defenses. Once these have been subjugated they begin landing massive amounts of troops and equipment across the world, attacking multiple points with mass forces. Old records indicate that not all humans were killed on Fractal invaded worlds, deep enemy reconnaissance has seen interment camps on Fractal controlled worlds, however the reasoning behind this is unknown. With the beginning of the Great Unifying Duty started by the Triumverate and humanities return the stars, several systems have been found to contain Fractal forces. ETP seems to have affected them as adversly as it did humans, killing/mutating large portions of them and destroying or rendering useless their MAW technology. But they haven’t been dormant since Abbadon’s Cry, much like humanity they have been finding ways to battle ETP and recreate MAW technology. Most worlds so far that contain Fractal forces are completely subjugated by them, only two worlds have been found with both human and Fractals on them, continuing to war with each other. During recent encounters with Fractal forces, it seems a 6th species of Fractal has come about, one based on humans (reinforcing the theory that Fractals are indeed seperate species working together for a common goal.
The six Fractal species are listed below with as much description as is known. All species share their extensive use of cybernetics and body modification, regardless of which species one runs into, they are all built for war.