Alternity - Tides of War
The Fraal were the first alien species to join the Galactic Affiliation of Freedom. As such, they have had the greatest influence on what advanced technologies were available to the GAF. For this reason, many of the ships in the GAF fleet have been outfitted with powerful shields. Powered by dark matter, GAF ships are generally light and fast, relying on their maneuverability and shields rather than heavy armor or durability. Most of the Fraal technology was defensive in nature, therefore the GAF still rely primarily on projectile or gravity based weapons, though alterations of the Fraal shield technology have been modified to create some devastating weapons as well.