The Trabe are violent religious exreamists that belive that if they faithfully serve thier Gods then they will be rewarded. These rewards will be things as great as power over the systems they bring under thier control to godhood and every lasting life. There is some debate as to the lenght of time until they return and also the time that they left, but thier faith is steadfast. Thier ships are at least as powerful of the humans in the same class at least thier weapons are. thiewr shields appear to be less avanced and powerful overall.
Thier tatics are very strait forward rush in and blow everything up. They tend to fight as if they are the most superior thing on the battle field even if they are not. As far as our current intelligence can tell they control 17 planets with a large fleet and a xenophobic forethought. So far they seem to be interested in expanding thier territory and aquring new technology.
Right now they are considered to be hostile and are to be avioded if possible.