The Jumpgate Evolution team has produced a terrific description of the faction living in Quantar Space and sent along another cool half dozen gorgeous screens. Check it out!
Outsiders often scoff at Quantar mysticism, but faith has sustained the Quantar people through many trials. In the wake of the Shift and corruption in the world gone before, the Quantar have splintered; there are over a dozen Quantar paths, each with a different view of the universal truth. They are united by the fundamental belief that human destiny lies among the stars, and that the Skein itself will guide the thoughts of any pilot who learns to listen. The Quantar construct their ships according to spiritual principles, and they believe that the pilot and ship become a single being. While few outsiders take these ideas seriously, there is no question that the Quantar are gifted pilots. This may simply be the result of being raised among the asteroids and having learned to dodge rock as children. Or it may be that the prophets speak the truth, and that it is the Skein that flows through the hands of the helmsman.
Long ago, Quantar's priesthood was its salvation, preserving through the great vehicle of religion all of this ancient civilization's culture, its history, and its science. The Shift a century ago shattered what had been a burgeoning golden age of knowledge, and along with it, the political unity of Quantar. Before the Shift, Quantar had been a coherent nation-state, bound by religion, culture, and a growing technocracy. After the Shift, the remnants of this proud nation were scattered among strange stars, and every surviving clan and tribe had a different interpretation of the profound meaning of what had happened to them. Quantar split into the Paths.
Quantar no longer possesses a central government. Each of the Paths exists somewhat like a separate and independent tribe. However, many philosophies still bind the Quantar culturally, and the people of the Paths manage somehow to cooperate successfully, congregating in space habitats, living, trading, and as their neighbors have learned, defending their territory with the accustomed pre-Shift zeal. Some of the various ideas the surviving Paths hold in common include a reverence for the universe around them, an ethic of mutual harmony and cooperation, a sense of the Skein as nearly an entity unto itself, and a prophecy of a coming Storm that threatens all humanity.
There's lots more to read at the link above. You won't be sorry!