The latest faction blurb has been posted; the Alliance of Interstellar Mercenaries.
AIM exists as an umbrella outfit for those rejected by the conventional military but don't feel the calling of the more maniacal operations of the pirates.
AIM is as a legally justifiable although morally questionable entity subcontracting a variety of services mainly to the corporations. Their only allegiance is to the coin they are paid.
Abbreviated: AIM] There will always be those people who have a ‘certain kind of a skill’ but cannot or chose not to operate in the official military machine. The Battle for the Pleiades System and the resulting ‘Race for the Blankicite’ saw a massive arms race and mass military spending followed by budget cuts and discharges of personnel. Those cut loose found that in the wild west that was the Shallow Space colonies their skill set was very much valued.
Find out more about them here.