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


Maxolhx were first encountered by the Merry Band of Pirates in the Roach Motel. But speculations concerning their presence in the galaxy had been circulating since the Ex Force was stationed on Camp Alpha. There is not much direct information on Maxolhx culture or technology other than they are fanatically devoted to their own manifested destiny that they should be the one and only rulers of the galaxy.

Maxolhx are one of the oldest known species presently in the galaxy second only to the Rindhalu. They are currently the de facto patrons of the Thuranin, the Bosphuraq and the Esselgin. The Maxolhx don't have a good relationship with the Thuranin treating them as tools in their war with the Rindhalu, but the Maxolhx relation to the Bosphuraq seems to be better as the Maxolhx have been known to consult them on matters of Elder Technology.


Maxolhx are humanoid with cat-like features, yellow eyes, teeth that protrude past the lower lip (sort of like a saber-tooth tiger) and fine grayish fur on their faces and backs of their hands.

Not much is known about Maxolhx internal biology but there is some information on their cybernetic enhancements. They have nanobots in their blood and tissues designed to regulate metabolic functions, enhance physical strength, utilize chemical energy more efficiently and heal wounds, but they can also be used cognizantly to take control of mechanical devices, induce a form of hibernation and commit suicide via generating an electrical charge at the base of the neck that fries its brain stem.


Originally the Maxolhx were technologically nurtured clients of the Rindhalu but at some point during their history they decided to use Elder Technology to attempt an attack and enslavement of the Rindhalu in order to become the rulers of the galaxy, in retaliation the Rindhalu also employed Elder Technology causing Elder Sentinels to reawaken and attack both sides devastating both sides to the brink of extinction. At a later unknown point, the Maxolhx in desperation again used Elder devices to attack the Rindhalu, using the Elder technology to warp space-time around an Elder Wormhole linked to a Rindhalu controlled star system, this caused a Sentinel to destroy four Maxolhx controlled worlds and one powerful battle fleet. Due to these reactions by the Sentinels, both sides are wary of using Elder technology as weapons forcing the war to rage indirectly through the client species controlled by both sides.

The Rindhalu and Maxolhx have designated six neutral meeting places across the Galaxy for them to meet when needed.

The Cruiser Rathnux-att-Kal found out about Humanity's secret after the Flying Dutchman destroyed a cruiser they where with. They managed to find out because they where able to decrypt signals from communication relays and hull damage. The crew of the Rathnux came up with theories about Humans before Skippy the Magnificent had one of the Dutchman's maser cannons vibrate its frame and made it shake itself apart.

Known Spacecraft

Battle Cruisers

Heavy Cruisers

Patrol Cruisers


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.