the cresent empire or the gearshift empire as it used to go as is a nation wracked by war and got nearly destroyed by a rival empire. about 20 years later, the empire made a resurgence and is trying to retake its lost galaxy but its a downhill war.the enemy mercenary dreadnoughts are powerful but we are making ground, they wont be able to keep us back forever. we are capable of making immensely powerful rail-guns. like penetrate 40+ layers of armor(impaler class railgun) i am using vanilla for the ships btw. generally we imprison enemy forces and major enemy officials yes but they are allowed to join society. our race generally looks like, well think a human with nothing but eyes that glow a bright teal and the rest of the body looks a metalic bronze and you get us. there are also many humans and other types of metallic humanoids making up our full species from the areas we have claimed.
we protect our allies and dont take kindly to threats. honestly i dont think anyone would.
the cresent flag:
We primarily use titanium as an armor scource, with items such as titanium iridium and carbon being in abundance. We do need silicate if anyone would like to trade
currently re-designing my ships at the moment
the empire is generally, well, provoke it and they will throw EVERYTHING at you. other than that they just kinda ignore ya.