Cabal of Sol

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The Cabal of Sol is one of four NPC factions that can be seen around the galaxy in Career Mode.

Ships

Cabal ships, both military and civilian, are considered to be among the most beautifully-designed in the Galaxy, and Cabal ship architects, known as Sculptors, think of themselves as master artists. For the Cabal, every ship is a tribute to the grandeur of Sol, with form being at least as important as function. Cabal ships are often irregular and asymmetrical, playing creatively with curves, rays, and other interesting shapes. They are usually painted brightly with yellows and oranges, and sometimes greens, purples, and blues as well.


As masters of energy manipulation, Cabal ships generally favor energy-based weapons and defenses. On offense this includes lasers, disruptors (electro-bolters), ion beams + prisms, and railguns. For defense, the Cabal primarily relies on speed and shields, rarely spending much mass on armor. Cannons and flak are almost unheard of on Cabal ships. Despite their prowess at harnessing energy, Cabal ships typically have less efficient hyperdrives, and tractor beams are not particularly common.

Civilian Ships
Image Name Credits Cost Crew
ShipCabalCivilianAcolyte.png
Acolyte Credits225,200 30
ShipCabalCivilianAdvocate.png
Advocate Credits240,200 30
ShipCabalCivilianCelebrant.png
Celebrant Credits647,800 24
ShipCabalCivilianDai.png
Da'i Credits89,200 6
ShipCabalCivilianDeliverance.png
Deliverance Credits142,500 10
ShipCabalCivilianMissionary.png
Missionary Credits90,400 6
ShipCabalCivilianPreacher.png
Preacher Credits129,100 20
ShipCabalCivilianWitness.png
Witness Credits445,100 30


Combat Ships
Image Name Credits Cost Crew
ShipCabalCombatAcolyteofAdhara.png
Acolyte of Adhara Credits967,763 160
ShipCabalCombatAldebaran.png
Aldebaran Credits390,720 48
ShipCabalCombatAlhena.png
Alhena Credits94,400 16
ShipCabalCombatAlioth.png
Alioth Credits504,042 60
ShipCabalCombatAlnair.png
Alnair Credits2,009,356 328
ShipCabalCombatAlsephina.png
Alsephina Credits229,200 32
ShipCabalCombatAndrade.png
Andrade Credits470,426 100
ShipCabalCombatApostlesDawn.png
Apostle's Dawn Credits139,812 26
ShipCabalCombatApotheosis.png
Apotheosis Credits3,027,895 436
ShipCabalCombatArdentPiety.png
Ardent Piety Credits165,430 22
ShipCabalCombatAtlas.png
Atlas Credits2,359,348 484
ShipCabalCombatBlindingLight.png
Blinding Light Credits299,992 44
ShipCabalCombatCandlewick.png
Candlewick Credits75,900 6
ShipCabalCombatCatalyst.png
Catalyst Credits395,350 62
ShipCabalCombatCleansingWhisper.png
Cleansing Whisper Credits229,975 34
ShipCabalCombatEnif.png
Enif Credits139,400 18
ShipCabalCombatFerventSpark.png
Fervent Spark Credits76,841 10
ShipCabalCombatFiresteel.png
Firesteel Credits500,000 54
ShipCabalCombatFlamepincer.png
Flamepincer Credits109,836 16
ShipCabalCombatFlamingSpire.png
Flaming Spire Credits804,692 124
ShipCabalCombatGlimmer.png
Glimmer Credits60,000 4
ShipCabalCombatGlint.png
Glint Credits61,900 4
ShipCabalCombatHymnofRadiance.png
Hymn of Radiance Credits1,147,025 192
ShipCabalCombatIcarus.png
Icarus Credits649,985 112
ShipCabalCombatInquisitor.png
Inquisitor Credits353,300 48
ShipCabalCombatIpsissimus.png
Ipsissimus Credits2,314,312 396
ShipCabalCombatKindling.png
Kindling Credits79,550 10
ShipCabalCombatLux.png
Lux Credits59,900 4
ShipCabalCombatMaia.png
Maia Credits780,600 116
ShipCabalCombatMerope.png
Merope Credits1,532,912 270
ShipCabalCombatNeutron.png
Neutron Credits844,400 104
ShipCabalCombatPolaris.png
Polaris Credits1,335,787 316
ShipCabalCombatRasalhague.png
Rasalhague Credits651,084 106
ShipCabalCombatRegelus.png
Regelus Credits90,800 12
ShipCabalCombatShaulasSacrament.png
Shaula's Sacrament Credits810,740 148
ShipCabalCombatSirius.png
Sirius Credits75,000 8
ShipCabalCombatSolAbsentia.png
Sol Absentia Credits1,613,120 268
ShipCabalCombatSolInvictus.png
Sol Invictus Credits2,517,018 340
ShipCabalCombatSolRenatus.png
Sol Renatus Credits1,819,433 184
ShipCabalCombatStarmolt.png
Starmolt Credits173,400 18
ShipCabalCombatStellaMatutina.png
Stella Matutina Credits805,568 172
ShipCabalCombatTorchoftheConsecrate.png
Torch of the Consecrate Credits85,600 8
ShipCabalCombatTureisSubortus.png
Tureis Subortus Credits1,215,518 238
ShipCabalCombatUndyingEmber.png
Undying Ember Credits395,125 60
ShipCabalCombatVega.png
Vega Credits1,604,350 244
ShipCabalCombatWhisp.png
Whisp Credits112,150 16


Defense Ships
Image Name Credits Cost Crew
ShipCabalDefenseDisruptorPlatformSmall.png
Small Disruptor Platform Credits58,900 6
ShipCabalDefenseEMPPlatformSmall.png
Small EMP Platform Credits76,760 12
ShipCabalDefenseIonPlatformSmall.png
Small Ion Platform Credits70,800 8
ShipCabalDefenseLaserPlatformSmall.png
Small Laser Platform Credits59,500 8


Stations
Image Name Credits Cost Crew
ShipCabalStationArmsDepotLarge.png
Large Cabal Arms Depot Credits5,978,060 1172
ShipCabalStationTradeStationLarge.png
Large Cabal Trade Station Credits6,499,780 1120
ShipCabalStationArmsDepotMedium.png
Medium Cabal Arms Depot Credits2,027,269 416
ShipCabalStationTradeStationMedium.png
Medium Cabal Trade Station Credits2,197,200 384
ShipCabalStationArmsDepotSmall.png
Small Cabal Arms Depot Credits1,086,600 216
ShipCabalStationTradeStationSmall.png
Small Cabal Trade Station Credits1,463,280 200
ShipCabalStationArmsDepotTiny.png
Tiny Cabal Arms Depot Credits411,800 72


Codex

The Cabal of Sol is a religious and scientific organization that worshipped Sol (Earth's star) until its destruction fifty years ago and now endeavors to "reincarnate" its dead God through scientific research.

Although it is not known precisely when the Cabal was founded, it has existed in some form for at least several hundred years. Originally a secretive cult, it is now a massive, mainstream religion and powerful galactic nation-state. Its adherents believe that each star is, in effect, a God; creator of planets and moons and giver of the energies that sustain life. Although they believe that every star is a God, the Cabal of Sol specifically worships Earth's star Sol as the creator of not just Humanity but also the ancient civilization that created the hyperjump gates and left behind the Armstrong Monolith.

The Cabal of Sol is a highly-organized religion that claims more than a fifth of the known galaxy as its own territory, making it one of the largest galactic nation-states. Within Cabal territory, religion and government are inseparable. A hereditary council of twelve High Priests of Sol make the laws, and a complex hierarchy of priests and other clerics administer the functions of government with unusual strictness and harshness. But for those willing to live under the edicts of the Council, life can be good thanks to the extensive social services and a universal basic income provided by the Cabal. And many people from across the galaxy do indeed choose to brave the trip to Cabal space to take advantage, thanks to the Cabal's open immigration policy that welcomes all—as long as they profess a belief in Sol and renounce all other religions.

For the Cabal, religion and scientific research are not antithetical, but instead go hand-in-hand, with the desire to know more about the Gods motivating unprecedented scientific research into how stars are formed and function. Most of the galaxy's preeminent cosmic researchers are also devout worshippers of Sol and members of the Cabal. As a byproduct of this intense focus on scientific research into stars, the Cabal have become the galaxy's clear masters of energy manipulation technology.

Although unproven, rumors persist that Cabal scientists were directly involved in the accidental destruction of Sol and its star system. According to the rumors, Cabal scientists were working to develop hyperjump and shield technologies so advanced that a ship could jump directly into the core of a star, where its most elusive secrets would be revealed. But when this was attempted with Sol, according to the rumors, the result was not the hoped-for scientific and religious revelation, but the destruction of the entire Sol system, costing billions of lives and setting back human advancement by thousands of years. Any involvement in the destruction of Sol is, of course, denied by Cabal officials, but conspiracy theorists claim that their involvement could be proven if only the Cabal would open its vault of secret documents to the public—something which the Cabal has thus far refused to do.

Regardless of whether they were involved or not, their current motivation is very clear: The Cabal seeks to reignite Sol's dead core and reincarnate their dead God. Nearly all of the Cabal's formidable scientific might for the past fifty years has become singularly focused on this goal.