The North Star, the Guiding Light of Humanity, the Valkyrie of Valhalla, the Genesis of One Hundred Heirs, Imperatrix Anastasia Callisto the Immortal was a popular Grand Marshal in the Old Commonwealth. As order broke down, they used their command of the powerful Valhalla fleet and shipyards to liberate worlds in their name. Imperatrix Callisto is believed to be the oldest human alive, by all records over two centuries old, though they rarely make appearances. The Imperatrix and their hundred children perform the task of ruling the Callistonian Empire.
The Imperatrix has gained a cultlike devotion among the people of their Empire. Their children, the Princeps of Callisto, speak as the voice of the Imperatrix. Many worlds and colonies are left to govern themselves if they support the Empire and Imperatrix. Individuals who prove loyal to the Imperatrix are granted titles of nobility for their service.
Following the Terran Commonwealth’s invasion, the Imperatrix has all but abandoned the Avaris Cluster, leaving their loyal supporters to disrupt the Commonwealth, promising to return and liberate them. Nirvana is another story. The daring exploits of Princeps Jean-Paul and Ophelia allowed the Empire to maintain control of one of the gates, leading to a stalemate in the battle for the system. The Imperatrix has offered what support they can to the Allied Worlds against their common enemy, the Terran Commonwealth.
Light interceptors and heavy fighters with specialized ordnance packages are common among Callistonian squadrons. Their aid to the technologically superior Allied Worlds has helped supply them with fighters equipped with high-energy scramblers and the difficult to use, but effective, plasma thrower.
The venerable SC-42B Spirit produced by Valhalla Fleet Systems has been a the backbone of the Callistonian Imperial Fighter Corps for a hundred years. It has seen many revisions and refits over those years, but has performed admirably as a multi-role interceptor and patrol craft. Its streamlining and atmospheric performance also make it an excellent choice for planetary missions as well.