The Sovereign Colonies were a branch of government and military, directly opposed to the Earth Government during the 24th Century. The Sovereign Colonies joined the Axis of Empires. The Sovereign Colonies Council governed and convened on crucial issues in relation to its administration. During the First War the Sovereign Colonies council played a large part in the Sovereign Colonies Armed Forces and Science Division's expedition to Tau Volantis out in deep space in search for resources related to the Markers. Primarily, in relation to its contingency plans. It was dissolved during the infamous Tau Volantis War of the Second War by the Alliance of Civilizations.