The Chua (Second Human Empire name Viz'kiooi Zii'looi) are a race of skilled technologists. Highly intelligent, competitive, industrious, and gifted with inherent technological insight, the once-primitive Chua experienced extremely rapid industrial transformation of their civilization thanks to cultural intervention by the Mechari long ago. The Mechari believed the Chua would be a boon to the empire, and time proved them right. Today the Chua are given much credit for the Axis's economic strength and the technological prowess of its military along with many other races within the Axis. The Chua are now vital to the Axis's efforts to control the recently discovered Nexus - using their considerable skills and knowledge to exploit the planet's many natural wonders and technological secrets.