Jack of All Trades puts you in the middle of an ongoing feud between two ancient space-faring civilizations.
Whether or not you take part in this feud is up to you. You may wish to align yourself with one of these governments but perhaps you would prefer to work with the local rebel faction.
If war isn't your style, there are other options for you. You could always become a peaceful trader or a galactic stock market guru. Bounty hunting is always lucrative, but then again, so is pirating.