Warlord Games has started showing off miniatures for the next faction for Beyond the Gates of Antares. They are The Freeborn, a group of merchants, traders, and other businesspeople who hold a good bit of sway in Antarean space. Due to their wealth, they have amassed large fleets of ships with the goal of making sure that business keeps chugging along. They have no qualms dealing with any potential buyer. Money is money and they're happy to take it.
For a bit of added protection, and to make sure that their investments are secure, the Freeborn will frequently hire mercenary forces. The Damori are the core of these groups. They are equipped by the Freeborn with mag weapons and reflex shielding (it's more cost-efficient that way). However, a merchant house's ruling family may be equipped with any sort of weapon you can imagine, as nothing is outside their influence to procure.