I've seen a lot of arglebargle about the lack of Human colonies, but I feel like there's a bigger picture being missed here. Notably, from the "Off-Earth Human Census" codex... "Total humans leading nomadic existence: Unknown" This is important, I think. Not simply because "Unknown" is an out. I mean it IS, but still. As I've gone through each Race's stuff and over-the-hell-hauled each one's main wiki page, something I'd suspected for a while now I had numbers for. Humans may be the most widespread and common NPCs in the game. Humans are friggin' everywhere. Where other races cluster, Humans diffuse. Any Biome with mixed-race Microdungeons, Humans are there. Savannah huts, Mutated and Tundra science stations, Foundries, spaceships and stations. Several of those Microdungeons leave out some races, notably the Floran, Novakid and Glitch. Humans also seem more common in those mixed-race groups, but that might just be random luck. It's also notable that the Letheia Corporation, despite being (apparently) Hylotl-owned, employs a lotta Humans to do that icky manual labor. And of course ex-USCM bandits are everywhere. Humans also have more unique Tenant types than any other race. Here's some numbers! There are 16 unique Human Tenants, +3 shared w/ Apex only, +1 shared w/ Apex & Hylotl (total 20) Apex have ONE wholly-unique Tenant, same +4 shared as Humans (total 5) Avian have 4 unique, +1 shared w/ Floran only (total 5) Floran have 3 unique, +1 shared w/ Avian, 1 w/ Hylotl (total 5) Glitch have 8 unique, none shared (total 8) Hylotl have 2 unique, +1 shared w/ Floran, 1 w/ Apex & Human (total 4) Novakid have 1 unique (total 1) There's a whole lot that can be any one of the 7 based on random choice or furniture type Humans got twice as many unique, Human-only tenants as the next-"largest" batch, and on average 4 times as many "unique or only 2~3 races" types as the others. Hell, unique Human Tenants outnumber the unique Apex, Avian, Floran, Hylotl and Novakid combined. Seems like Humans may survive simply by sheer numbers spread throughout the cosmos. Which fits with the lore painting Humans as way more given to exploration than the other races. This does open the door for unknown clusters of humans to pop up again if they wanted to make some "villages", of course, as refugees from Earth pool together, or whatnot.