Left wandering the galaxy, the Karli are a species of humanoid bipeds. Living with a nomadic way of life, comprising of four known major fleets that consists of a population between 50-100 thousand inhabitants ruled by clans of Karli chiefs.
The karli jumped to the galactic stage in 1023 CE, first appearing as raiders attacking the farthest settlements in the then known galaxy. Their origin is commonly presented as an oral tradition passed down from elders that goes as this: Originating from the world Gula located the Umma system, they evacuated their world due to an unknown event. Now wondering the galaxy in search of better pastures. Throughout the imperial period, they have been often collaborated by the mainstay empires and small states as either mercenaries or soldiers put into service due in part to there martial prowess, navigational skills, or way with ships. This usefulness ended in the latter part of the period with the demarcations no longer changing and access to certain area's needed for sustainability became untenable. Internally a growing disconnect is becoming prevalent between settled and nomadic karli.
As a whole, they are looked down upon as vagrants and invaders due in part to there itinerant status. Most states often bar individuals or prevent the fleets from entering their states under the fear of clan feuding spilling over.