Planetary Coalition. A republic of 10 worlds, based on the Old Republic ways of governing. They have a fleet of several Marauder class corvettes. They are very factionalized and politically torn. There are some factions that would agree more to a government like the Empire.
Records show some of the original colonists of the Kathol Republic were scientists that were involved with the Starwolf project during the Old Republic troubles with the Union. Some where actually Union scientists.