| Race = Yaki
| Allies = None
| Friends = None
| Neutral =
| Hostile = [wiki]Aldrin[/wiki], [wiki]Argon[/wiki], [wiki]Boron[/wiki], [wiki]Goner[/wiki], [wiki]Kha'ak[/wiki], [wiki]Paranid[/wiki], [wiki]Pirates[/wiki], [wiki]Sohnen[/wiki], [wiki]Split[/wiki], [wiki]Teladi[/wiki], [wiki]Terran[/wiki], [wiki]Xenon[/wiki]
| War = None
| GovType = Crime Syndicate
| Leader = Unknown
| Currency = [wiki]Credits[/wiki]
| Weapons = [wiki]Incendiary Bomb Launcher[/wiki], [wiki]Plasma Burst Generator[/wiki]
| Wares = [wiki]Space Fuel[/wiki], [wiki]Spaceweed[/wiki], [wiki]Slaves[/wiki], [wiki]SQUASH Mine[/wiki], [wiki]Spaceflies[/wiki]
The [b]Yaki[/b] are an organized group of [wiki]pirates[/wiki] who have been known to terrorize many unclaimed and governed sectors alike, using much stronger fleet tactics and equipment to subdue powerful opponents over commonly perceived pirates.
The pirate factions are made up from a diverse mix of species and ship types, and whilst they are treacherous and untrustworthy, there is still an element of honour amongst thieves. If a pirate really wants to insult someone however, he will often refer to them as a [b]'Yaki[/b]'. The [b]Yaki[/b] are a distinct faction within the pirate community and they are generally loathed, even by the rest of the pirate members.
The [b]Yaki[/b] form a sort of extended family group, akin to a Mafia organisation, and rule with a similar mentality. They have laid claim to a small group of sectors and are now set upon expanding their influence into the surrounding space, through fear and military superiority.
The [b]Yaki[/b] are becoming a prominent power in the X Universe. They have taken advantage of the chaos caused by the [wiki]Kha'ak[/wiki] invasion to seize their own space, and are trying to become a dominant force in the universe. The recent spate of [wiki]Kha'ak[/wiki] attacks have caused many of the known races to spread their remaining military forces very thinly, and the [b]Yaki[/b] have exploited this weakness to carry out raids on many facilities, especially those in nearby [wiki]Argon[/wiki] sectors. These attacks are increasing as the [b]Yaki[/b] continue to terrorise unprotected space.
The [b]Yaki[/b] are despised even by the other pirate factions, and are always looking to raid or capture any resources they can find. They are in a constant state of hostility with all known races.
Little is known about the [b]Yaki[/b] faction other than the obvious; they are extremely aggressive and it is a brave pilot who dares to enter their space. They are known to be a highly organised and secretive society, and at present their true motives are unknown by anyone outside of the Syndicate.
The [b]Yaki[/b] faction obviously have some significant technological and engineering ability, and have developed a unique set of fighter craft, the [wiki]Raijin[/wiki], [wiki]Fujin[/wiki], [wiki]Susanowa[/wiki], and new [wiki]Tenjin[/wiki] which are considered to be amongst the best fighters in their respective classes. Many travellers and merchants tell tales of Yaki capital ships such as the [wiki]Akuma[/wiki] and [wiki]Ryu[/wiki], scouring the spacelanes for not only easy pickings but entire fleets to subdue. They were also responsible for the advent of the [wiki]Disruptor Missile[/wiki] several jazuras ago, now widely used and somewhat obsolete, but no less useful.
It is also believed that the [b]Yaki[/b] may occasionally offer their services in criminal activities: raiding, extortion, embezzlement, fraud, kidnap, and targeted destruction are certainly amongst their known pursuits.