A human-alien civilisation founded approximately 7700 in the Chronos Cluster. In 8200 it isolated itself after the Advance Party had won a landslide election. For the next century not much was heard from the Unity, until Daharran Prime suddenly vanished in 8343. Investigations revealed that the Advance Party had converted it into a black hole in order to achieve the sacred mass; now they were busy hunting more mass under the slogan "Strength - Unity - Mass". They conquered the Chronos Cluster, systematically eradicating everyone and everything. It is widely believed that the Unity was already ossifying or imploding even before the powerful corporate Quasar Dynamic Fleet came upon the scene; that explains the QDF's successes against what was clearly a much larger military and industrial opponent.