Humans are a spacefaring civilization originating on Earth (Sol III). They are capable of spaceflight, quantum travel, traversing jump points, and terraforming planets. Since achieving piloted spaceflight in 1961, they have settled in over thirty planetary systems and established diplomatic relationships with the Banu and Xi'an, though they experienced a prolonged period of military tension with the Xi'an from 2530-2792. After the Second Tevarin War (2603-2610), the Tevarin were assimilated into the Human government, the United Empire of Earth (UEE). Their current leader is Imperator Kelos Costigan.