Servant Sisters of EVE
The Servant Sisters of EVE (SOE) are a humanitarian aid organization that is based on religion. The Sisters operate many stations outside empire space where weary travelers can seek refuge. The SOE is also engaged in a scientific research project on the EVE gate, which they consider to be the gateway to heaven and are determined to unlock its secrets. Furthermore, the Sisters of EVE maintain stations in the unique wormhole system Thera.
The Sisters of EVE are the only "pirate" faction who have agents in highsec space. Furthermore, they do not cause (or require) bad standings with any of the four main factions. Thus, the Sisters' faction ships, the exploration frigate Astero, the exploration cruiser Stratios and the battleship Nestor can be obtained in highsec space.
They are responsible for Project Discovery phase one and its rewards.
Sisters of EVE ships
The Sisters of EVE offer a small selection of exploration focused ships with strong innate bonuses to hacking and scanning which allow even inexperienced pilots to scan and hack with great efficiency; the bonuses can bring unskilled pilots to the same level as veterans with hacking and archaeology skills at level V with a T1 exploration frigate. The Astero and Stratios can also use covert ops cloaking devices. Due to these bonuses many players see the Astero as a shortcut to exploration, but an unskilled Astero pilot is still an unskilled pilot who will be preyed upon.
The Astero and Stratios are also known for being good ships for solo cloaky PVP while the Nestor is used as a heavy logistics platform in situations where Force Auxiliaries are unusable.