Expeditionary Force by Craig Alanson Wiki
Expeditionary Force by Craig Alanson Wiki


The dominant sentient species on Earth. They are, at first, under the impression that they are the only intelligent life in the universe. After the Ruhar attack Earth on U.S. Columbus day, they learn they were wrong. Seeming to be the savior of mankind, the Kristang show up and defeat the invading Ruhar. The humans willingly join forces with the Kristang to fight the Ruhar on a planet light years away from Earth that the humans call Paradise due to its lovely appearance, but the Kristang call Pradassis and the Ruhar call Gehtanu.

After a wormhole anchored in Kristang space opens up near Earth, a distant part of Ruhar territory, the Ruhar attack Earth and destroy its industrial and military complex so the Kristang don't gain a strong foothold in Ruhar space. The Ruhar are careful to limit the collateral damage to humans, although humans do not seem to understand this.

Initially a willing client species of the Kristang and at war with the Ruhar, the United Nations Expeditionary Force (UNEF) of the humans later becomes stuck on Paradise as prisoners of the Ruhar.

Later, after refusing to murder innocent Ruhar civilians on Paradise and after being abused and tortured by Kristang on Earth, the humans rebel against the Kristang, with the help of an Elder AI named Skippy the Magnificent, and are no longer a client species of the Kristang.

Referred to as "Monkeys" by Skippy

Humans are a Tier 4 species (with the minor exception of the Merry Band of Pirates), The Ruhar and Kristang are both Tier 3 species.

Notable Humans

Brigadier General Joseph Arthur Bishop
Ambassador Hans Ernst "Count Chocula" Chotek
Senior Colonel Chang Kong
Colonel Emily Perkins
Colonel Tamara Jennifer Simms
Colonel Jeremy Ewan Smythe
Major Fal Desai
Major Katie Frey
Major Samantha Reed
Captain Renee Giraud
Captain Irene Striebich
Captain Derek Bonsu
Gunnery Sergeant Margaret Adams
Staff Sergeant Jesse Colter
Staff Sergeant Shauna Jarrett
Civilian Contractor (formerly Sergeant) Dave Czajka
Dr. Mark Friedlander Frank Muller

The Elders were an ancient race that disappeared from the Milky Way millions of years ago. Skippy the Magnificent believes they ascended to a higher level of existence.
Rindhalu Coallition
Jeraptha Ajackus Vreen
Ruhar Torgalau
Verd-kris Lemoostra
Maxolhx Coalition
Thuranin Bosphuraq Esselgin
Kristang Wurgalan
Humans on Earth, Avalon & Jiayuguan and the Merry Band of Pirates currently have no patrons or clients, but are looking to achieve alliances with many species. The humans on Paradise, though not technically clients of the Ruhar, are under Ruhar control. The Pirates have a clandestine association with the Jeraptha Ethics and Compliance Office.