I'm thinking of a number of scifi things, and i could put them all into a tourniment.
this includes the warfare, the Lockerroom, corprate esponage, and the off season. feel free to come up with your own stories with each other.
oh and no God modding
here's what I've got:
Battle Ultima: a tradition across the glactic verge where contestants fight for honor, glory, and a massive paycheck. Ultima fighters are Akin to a cross between a Gladiator, and a football or wrestling star on a galactic scale. anyone can sign up, but not everyone is cut out for the repeated process of dying and fighting.
Political groups: there are hundreds of political groups, but these are the big fish.
the ROH: the Republic of Humanity Mankind's unified government, new on the galactic scene humanity has made quite a splash with their Medi-tech and robotics. their four powerful Mega corperations are the equal of of any merchant power in the Galaxy. Now human mercs and athletes have begun to enter the Ultima. The ROH's peacekeepers are a force to be reckoned with, able to keep order in their new and growing empire, and keep the corprate powers in their place.
the senate is slow by human standards but by galactic standards it's really damn fast and chaotic, there are moments where the senate has erupted into fist fights over issues.
Galactic Council: though humanity enjoys friendly relations with the council, they are not a council race, nor does it have any direct authority over the ROH. the GC is a slow Buracratic power that has existed longer than humanity as a species. they represent the majority of the galaxy's peoples, and this tends to slow up procedure rather quickly. but once the council gets moving it's a steamroller and their military is no diffrent
the Trade Consortium: a vast alliance of metchants and companies across the Galaxy akin to the council, but instead of the Galactic Good, they have only profit in mind. though the human corperations are competitive and effecent, the Consortium is massive in scope and scale trading almost any goods across the Galaxy, it's said "there is no black market in council space because the Consurtium bought them out"
The Anarch Verge: outside established space the Anatch Verge is a loose alliance of species and worlds that resists the Glactic council. what can you say about the verge? lawless and dominated by warlords. anything goes.
other than humans and a few races I'm coming up with, you can invent your own