The Votanis Collective is an alien government headquartered in Brazil. There's no love lost between the VC and the Earth Republic, as both governments strive for control of North America. But their way is a cold one. VC spies are rumored to be everywhere, even Defiance. Datak has been a loyal supporter of the Votanis Collective for years, sending them a monthly stiped in the hopes that one day they'll return the favor.