Intelligent life evolved on the outer edge of the galaxy where the Lattice flows gave shape to planetary systems. It is believed that the flows carried the seeds or life and were the catalysts which spawned intelligent life on these worlds. Whether as scientific inquiry or religious mythology, this belief is one of the few present among all of the races long before there was any contact between them.

It is reinforced by the fact that the inhabitants of the galaxy share a similar timeline of maturation to a spacefaring people, though they took very different paths to get there, each climbing their own ladder of evolution and adapting to their worlds.

The Embre Galaxy is home to six races with a total of twelve playable species.