The Playable Factions of SW:TRS
The Galactic Republic
The Galactic Republic has remained the ruling government of the galaxy for more than 23 Thousand years. Throughout its existence, the state was commonly known as the Republic. The Galactic Republic was a representative democracy, composed of various star systems, sectors and member worlds throughout most of the known galaxy. Its central government consisted of three branches: legislative, executive and judicial. Throughout most of its history as the dominant galactic power, the Republic did not style itself as a strong centralized government, but rather as a union of sovereign planets for the purposes of collective security and economic prosperity. It is said that its complete history could "fill a thousand libraries."
The Jedi Order, and referred to as the Holy Order of the Jedi Knights
, was an ancient monastic peacekeeping organization unified by its belief and observance of the Force, specifically the light side. The Jedi were the guardians of peace and justice in the Galactic Republic, and became the most famous of the various groups that relied on the Force for their power. Led by a series of Jedi Councils, the Order grew over the millennia despite facing many trials, most often threats from the Sith, wielders of the dark side of the Force.
Unified Mando'a Clans
Following their defeat at the end of the Mandalorian Wars, Revan stripped the Mandalorians of their armor and destroyed their stockpiles of weaponry, along with the war droids they'd ridden into battle upon. He also took the mask of Mand'alor, the relic that had been passed from one Mand'alor to the next and without it, a new leader could not be declared. With no Mand'alor, the Mandalorian clans fragmented and scattered throughout the Outer Rim.
Years after their defeat at the hands of Revan, The Mandalorians have once again been united under a new Mandalore, Mandalore the Preserver. They have based themselves on the Onderonian Moon of Dxun, but have begun to reclaim their planets, one planet at a time. While they have their own agenda it is not uncommon to find a Mandalorian working for other factions as something of a mercenary, as it it not prohibited (seeing as how Ordo himself did it for so long).
The Sith Triumvirate
The Sith Triumvirate was a loose alliance of what remained of Darth Revan's Sith Empire. It was solidified sometime after the Battle of Rakata Prime. This organization was made up of several, if not hundreds of Sith apprentices, Sith Masters, and, most importantly, Sith Assassins.
The Criminal Underworld
The Criminal Underworld consists of hundreds if not thousands of criminal syndicates, empires, and guilds. These are not necessarily allied with each other, but are considered the same by the rest of the Galaxy. Common positions in the Underworld consist of: Pirates, Smugglers, Mercenaries, Thugs, Crime Lords, Bounty Hunters, and Thieves, among many others.
There are two major criminal syndicates who have taken control of the Criminal Underworld and rule their portions of the galaxy with an iron fist. The oldest of these two syndicrulates are ruled by an ancient race of slugs known as the Hutt Criminal Empire. The second of these Syndicates is an infant in comparison to the Hutts, the Exchange. A
The Hutt Criminal Syndicate