The Dread Lords are a great and terrible precursor species from the turn based strategy game, Galactic Civilizations 2: Dread Lords. They are an aggressor species who had battled another precursor race, the noble Arnor, in a terrible war many years ago. Before the Dread Lords could claim final victory, the Arnor sealed the entire Dread Lord fleet into a great Arnorian Device, which had allowed the younger races to ascend to space over the millions of years.
But one tragic day, the Drengin, seeking to add power to their great star fleet, activated the Arnorian Device. The device unleashed the Dread Lord plague unto the galaxy once again. Realizing their error, the Drengin fled the battle before the invincible Dread Lord battle fleet could do them in