Monster Hearts In Space
A race of hostile intent from unknown origins, the Xu are the current dominant force of the galaxy. Their ultimate goal is unknown, but it has become clear that they are the demons and hellspawn of Earth lore; early Christianity was populated with fear of them, and their indoctrination of humanity has existed for thousands of years. Their invasion in 2025 was met with heavy resistance, but an uncomfortable amount of people believed themselves to be unworthy of ascending in the Rapture and welcomed the Xu as eternal damnation.
A particularly large Xu, Bartzabel, was the first to cultivate the city of Dis on Mars. After a bargain with the human Caesar, a crew was led to Mars aboard the Daedalus for terraforming. In truth it was a lure to continue initial stages of The Farm, of which the ultimate goal is unknown before the city was destroyed. Bartzabel was killed early on by Dr. James Graves, who used the lives of the Daedalus as energy to destroy him. A final entry log of Dr. Graves was transmitted to Earth, and he is considered a resistance fighter hero.
Known Xu, according to the logs of Cori (deceased):
Kali (suspected of Resistance)
The Xu appear capable of long range telepathy through vast distances of space, and of branching out in various ways to breed: parasitizing, cloning, stealing bodies. To remove a Xu permanently the progenitor of a line must be destroyed.