Unlike most factions, the Nomad is not a faction. Rather, The Nomad is (perhaps) a single individual. (It is thought, by some, that there are many Nomads who look the same, as they appear too far apart too frequently to be believed as the same person).
The Nomad's identity is a mystery, but claims to be from a future (along with his/her five generals) that they are trying to prevent. The Nomad appeared suddenly, and with numerous resources, as well as mysterious knowledge about people and events in the galaxy. And one of the Generals is a Mahact, for Pete's sake, so something weird's going on.
There is more to the mysterious Nomad than even the faction sheet knows, so I will link here an interview with Dane Beltrami on Space Cats Peace Turtles, where he discusses in more detail the potential time travel elements, as I have leaned into this thematically on this page. Pertinent details start at 1:26:00.
1 Space Dock
Yes, you read that correctly! The Nomad starts with a Flagship. Along with a carrier and 4 infantry, some good early expansion potential!
Just a bit of a production boost.
Given the number of Agents you have, Temporal Command Suite can be really handy, but the Memoria II is a must-have! Great combat, move, and capacity, with Anti-Fighter Barrage. And, with your Commander unlocked, it's free!
I believe Artuno is from the Mentak? But not sure. Her ability is cash-related, though. Easy to play the markets when you already know how the stocks are going to do!
A Field Marshall from the Argent Flight who knows where the troops need to be.
Your enemies better keep their planets defended, or the Memoria could go on an invasion rampage!
A Mahact with incredible foresight! Redo a combat roll (you AND your opponent) if things turn out poorly.
Does this Hacan shipmaster work for free? Or perhaps was the Memoria never actually destroyed in the first place?
BTW, keep this out of Yin hands! Can you imagine them with free Van Hauges? Or, give them your Alliance card and let them go mental on your enemies!
Unlock by completing 1 secret objective.
Nice little defense mechanism.