|“||The Altairians are an older and far more advanced species than our own.||”|
|— In-Game Description|
The Heralds are a sub-faction of the Altairians, led by Envoy Klavic. They introduced themselves to the Miner Rebellion, offering their technology in exchange for the rebellion's assistance in their war against the Oligarchs, led by Klavic's Sister Ny'tah.
In Contact, Klavic explains to the rebels that his Heralds come in peace, and are currently embroiled in a conflict with the Oligarchs, a splinter faction led by his sister, Ny'tah. He offered them the blueprints for the Bastion Cruiser and Altairian technology in exchange for their help in warding off the Oligarch assault.
In Deadlock, Ny'tah gives Klavic and his Heralds a chance to surrender, but they refuse, causing her to commit more ships towards destroying them. In exchange for the Rebellion's help again in fending off her assault, Klavic provides the rebellion with the blueprint for the Paragon Battleship.
In Invasion, Klavic and Ny'tah continue their war with words, but they raise uncomfortable allegations. It was revealed that their father, On-Wah, was responsible for the Outbreak of the Alien Infection and the events of Colony 47. Ny'tah also claims that On-Wah has committed multiple war crimes, which Klavic defends is merely the act of providing refuge to those fleeing from the Oligarch Regime. Klavic continues to providing technological aid to the rebels in the form of the Cavalier Cutter, the fastest ship in the Altairian fleet.
In Blindside, Ny'tah reveals the truth about their father's ascension, and Klavic has since fled the conflict in a Cavalier Cutter, leaving the rebels to battle the Oligarchs on their own. Before he leaves however, he provided the rebels with the blueprint for the Inquisitor Destroyer. The other Heralds also distance themselves from the rebels, leaving them without any other allies in their fight against the Oligarchs.
In Doomsday, Klavic returns with the information that because the Altairians' ancestors spliced their DNA with humans to solve a fertility crisis, this meant that the Altairians and humans were distant cousins, which could persuade his sister Ny'tah from obliterating Rebel HQ. The Heralds and Miner Rebellion launch a bold offensive through the Oligarch Battle lines, and they manage to reach Ny'tah's ship. Klavic is able to convince her to stop her acts of terror, and the Oligarchs cease their hostilities on the Miner Rebellion and Heralds.
Ships and Technology
The Heralds, being a subfaction, use Altairian Ships and technology. Their ships are coloured blue. Klavic made their technology available to the Miner Rebellion in exchange for their help against the war with the Oligarchs.
The Heralds are represented by Envoy Klavic, a proud Altairian representative of the Heralds, and speaker of the teachings of his ascended father, On-Wah.
- The Heralds are the "good guys" of the Altairians. They sought out the Miner Rebellion as Allies for help against their war with the Oligarchs.