Despite the four empires' dominance of the cluster, great swathes of space are still left unclaimed - in the empires' own mind, that is. To those who live in these distant areas, the space is very much under their ownership, and plays home to people who either have chosen to align themselves with no one but their own closest kin, or whose outlook and style of life clashes rather harshly with the values espoused by the empires. Pirates, that is to say. Scary people.
Often these pirate and nonaligned factions are the result of violence, of schisms within formerly unified factions, where someone - sometimes the losers, sometimes just a group of people who preferred to leave with the ground burning behind them - broke away in anger and a need for freedom. The empires hunt them with all their might, and have blackened their names in official history, often painting them as miscreants and hopeless cases whose time has always been limited.
Nonetheless, it cannot be denied that some who chose this path have created amazing and marvelous lives; for the coldest parts of space can still host life, and not all who wander are lost.
There are several notable pirate factions in New Eden, and they are led and operated by several notable pirates, each of them with their rather unique attitude toward on life, death, and the often very brief interval between the two. Also, don't use the s-word.
- Aredia was Nedar's mistress.
- Aursula was another notable member of the Furies.
- Jirai Laitanen, better known as Fatal.
- Korako Kosakami better known as the Rabbit.
- Monk Dubois was a corporation thief.
- Nedar was a Serpentis commander.
- Omir Sarikusa, head of the terrifying Blood Raiders.
- Raikanen Uehiro is the CFO of the Serpentis Corporation.
- Raze was Nedar's second-in-command.
- Salvador Sarpati is the notorious CEO of the Serpentis Corporation.
- Santimona Sarpati is a former Serpentis pirate and current leader of the Sisters of EVE.
- Sansha Kuvakei, notorious creator and leader of Sansha's Nation.
- Scyldie was Nedar's wife.
- Silphy en Diabel, leader of the fearsome Syndicate.
- Tuvan Orth is the commander of Serpentis Corporation's internal security.
- Verdinia was a notable member of The Furies.
- Zidarez Khanid is the current Grand Admiral of the Royal Khanid Navy of the Khanid Kingdom.
Notable Deceased Pirate Scu-... Leaders and Dignitaries
- Dakos Khanid, brother of King Khanid II.
- Eron was a captain in Nedar's squad.
- Fremer was a captain in Nedar's squad.
- "Kapitan" was the nickname of a poor pirate strategist.
- Shan Arvonak was a notable Angel raider.
- Igil Sarpati was the founder and former CEO of the Serpentis Corporation.
Other Notable Individuals
- Adira Habi, an Amarr capsule pilot.
- Atira Malkaanen is a police officer serving on a mining colony.
- Bellot is a security officer.
- Betel Saraanen, an asteroid mining colony supervisor.
- Beth, a woman with a brain-damaged husband.
- Burki "Tiny" Trom is a notable capsuleer.
- Caleb is another police officer serving on a mining colony.
- Case Omnicron was a pilot of interest to the Jove.
- Corwan, an ambitious miner.
- Eren is a psychomancer.
- Ganortchar Asabona, a Khanid corporate leader.
- Genharis Yukova is Melarius's right-hand man.
- Harna Durado, high priestess in the Sisters of EVE.
- Ilmunel, a rampaging Jove.
- Johan Serris is a resource inspector for a mining colony.
- Kanen, a mid-level mining overseer.
- Kataphraktur was a political commentator.
- Kathel is a notable member of an undisclosed tribe.
- King Khanid II, leader of the Khanid Kingdom.
- Kotan, leader of an interstellar Thukker protective force.
- Marsha was Fremer's love interest.
- Melarius Torvil is the leader of the Brothers of Freedom.
- Melo, a Jove maverick.
- Merial Akalayan is senior assistant to Dr. Chieran Kenitawri.
- Mister B is an agent for an unnamed capsuleer.
- Mister H is Mister B's research partner.
- Muryia Mordu, leader of fearsome fighting force Mordu's Legion.
- Nestor Makhno was a company director.
- Orestes was a commander of the Communication Relay Committee.
- Ouria, a Jove admiral and renegade.
- A Rogue Drone who gained self-awareness at an unknown location, where it then proceeded to attempt its own version of rebirth.
- Rokan was a skilled hacker - until he was caught.
- Runia Tamarik, a Khanid trader with good connections among the Caldari.
- The Broker, a shadowy figure involved in grand interstellar plots.
- Tiny, a Minmatar smuggler
- Tunai Moran, a Jove ambassador.
- Uragan Zelp was a courier.
- Valius, a reckless Jove pilot.
- Vania was Melarius's girlfriend until events turned her against him.
- Veniel, a maverick Jove pilot.
Notable Deceased or Historic Individuals
- Adron Srif was Frazov's "Second."
- Beteal, a Sisters of EVE Second Navigator.
- Callentus Holzine, an Astronomer and member of the Arithmetics.
- Carla was Fermar's daughter.
- Frazov was a notable member of an undisclosed tribe.
- Gorda Hoje, a Jove philanthropist.
- Haatanen, a Sisters of EVE Assistant Captain.
- Ior Labron, a Jovie founder of Society of Conscious Thought.
- Jora, a Sisters of EVE navigator.
- Melvue was a Sansha traitor.
- Nale, an important figure in the hunt for the Book of Emptiness.
- Terden was a Sansha scout.