An NPC (Non-Player Character) is automated character that provides some actions to players. In game are these NPCs: Pirates, Royal guards, Battle fleet guards, Outpost guards.
Pirates appears only in Pirate Sectors.
Eight Battle fleet guards and four outpost guards appear when Faction's Battle fleet takes control in PvP Sectors.
Up to four Outpost guards appear when an outpost in PvP-Area is built and upgraded.
Note: the shots of faction NPC will harm players of both factions.