For a story I'm working on which will stretch across multiple planets, I've come into a bit of trouble on the first real conflict. Let's get the general background of where it takes place summarized quickly. The planet in particular is a swampy jungle world called Membros, which is composed of a variety of large, broken, and partially sunken landmasses that are often criss-crossed by a variety of larger rivers. These masses sometimes enclose various smaller ones and "split" once the wet seasons come in and various (relatively) dried riverbeds and tributaries are suddenly filled up. The main inhabitants are a sort of highly evolved ethnically diverse bipedal race of lizards known as Varanon. They are somewhat taller than humans on average (not immensely so) and for the most part, have atrophied their tails away and their heads are only sometimes as elongated as those of actual lizards. They have sharp claws along with spines that are sometimes modified to be used for close or long-ranged combat. The second major inhabitants are strange creatures known as Zerfayll. They resemble large clumps of fungi and moss/lichen/weed-like vegetation clumped together into strange and many-limbed forms, all enclosed around glass-like cores containing fertile and slightly luminescent "fungal command centres". They look slightly like BattleTech mechs but only made out of living and breathing plant life. There are also humans and various other minor races living here but what's most important is the current political situation. Essentially, it's split between two factions, the Jaanoaikken (extreme far right neo-traditionalists) and the Kohoavtse (equally extreme far left progressive expansionists) that both came to power in the midst of planetary revolts and protests against a Trans-Space Coalition (read: the equivalent of the U.N./various powerful western nations, but in space and with aliens) backed government. They were both working with and against one another and did kick out the T.S.C. (must find a better name!). It has since then been replaced by a centrist/"neutral" government that has the majority of the planet in a state of martial law. Some cities, towns, and other habitations lean more towards one side than the other and there are "neutral" cities, but regardless, terrorism, guerilla combat (urban and in the wilderness), assassinations of opposition and even centrist politicians and leaders and so on are rather common. Both sides are heavily armed and nearly strong enough as proper armies, although they are not professional ones. They both however have outside assistance. Now, this is where my problem starts. I already know the faction I want to be supporting the Jaanos - the half royal guard half deniable operations force (Xzuehl) from an anti-Coalition emperor from a world (Najaryallad) in the same planet-cluster. Said world's emperor, Equimanthorn, was actually assisted by the T.S.C. in the past but they became enemies over power disputes later on supposedly. They give the otherwise incredibly rag-tag Jaanos advanced weaponry and training but at the same time, used them as "cover" from the general interstellar community and (most) of the Coalition as they attempted to secure various "vaults" that are the leftovers of ancient and practically antediluvian civilizations. The Jaanos know of this and are being promised some of this technology in return for their assistance in harrowing the Coalition. While I'm satisied with what I have for the Jaanoaikken, my problem is I can't think of a foreign force to be assisting the Kohos. They are on average better armed and somewhat better trained, along with being more willing to welcome outside influence. I was thinking of having corporate groups within the Coalition assist them but that would make their attempts to fight against the Coalition pretty null and void. Basically, I need help trying to think of a particular group that would assist a bunch of radical expansionists - all sorts of suggestions are welcome. I'm thinking of perhaps some rogue and recently formed planet-states outside of the area of conflict (a group of worlds known as the Helios system) but I'm just having trouble trying to flesh them out and think of the sort of leaders, politicians, generals, businessmen and so on that might be interested in backing them up in spite of the rewards that are possible.