This band of space pirates haunts the shipping lanes of the lawless Outer Rim Territories, in search of cargos to steal and travelers to hold for ransom. They have prospered just enough to maintain a stronghold on a sulfurous world, where they keep stores of grog, food, and other comforts. During the ongoing Clone Wars, the pirates attempted to remain neutral lest they get too drawn into an unprofitable conflict.
A tough, pragmatic Weequay, Hondo Ohnaka leads a notorious Outer Rim pirate gang from his headquarters on Florrum. A former colleague of Jango Fett and a former lover of Aurra Sing, Ohnaka won fame during the Clone Wars when he kidnapped Count Dooku, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin Skywalker and tried to ransom all three for a big payout. Since that incident, he maintained a peculiar relationship with the Republic -- respecting the Jedi Knights, but not being above robbing them blind or betraying them. He was, after all, a pirate through-and-through.
Pirates and bounty hunters rarely mix well; the former group is devoted to breaking interstellar shipping laws and the latter are licensed to hunt criminals, they often wind up on the opposite ends of intense and destructive blaster-fights. But Kiera Swan was skilled enough to make the transition from notorious Weequay pirate, to legendary bounty hunter. With a price on her head from her ship-raiding past, Kiera tended to accept illegal bounties and avoided working closely with other hunters, since she didn't trust them.
A pirate captain, Jiro attempted to salvage a transport that carried the Sith brothers Darth Maul and Savage Opress. Maul throttled Jiro with the Force, and made the attentive pirate an offer: his life spared as well as a trove of riches in exchange for his servitude. Jiro agreed to follow the commands of these new, impressive crime lords and offered to recruit more pirates. When Maul's bid to conquer Florrum failed, Hondo Ohnaka reminded his former pirates that their new Sith allies had no interest in helping them. Hondo called on all his pirates to pillage the now undefended cargo vessel used by the Sith, earning their loyalty once more by appealing to their boundless greed.
A leathery-faced Weequay pirate with a scratchy voice and a mask of yellowed skin around his eyes, Gwarm served as a loyal lieutenant to the charismatic pirate chieftain Hondo Ohnaka during the Clone Wars. Like a true bully, Gwarm delighted in victimizing the weak who could not defend themselves -- like the nysillim spice farmers of Felucia or Jedi younglings on a training mission.
A harsh, arid desert world in the Outer Rim Territories, Florrum is off the beaten path of major galactic hyperspace routes, making it the perfect haven for hunted criminals or lawless thugs. During the Clone Wars, Hondo Ohnaka ran a profitable salvage and piracy operation out of Florrum. His affairs crossed paths with the Jedi on more than one occasion.