THE DARK TIMES
Nest’s gang of marauders wee just as misunderstood as their fearless leader. Operating a small fleet of swoop bikes, the Cloud-Riders raided and pillaged cargo transports in the hopes of fueling an uprising against the inexorable gangsters who wiped out peaceful planets. On the planet of Savareen, a showdown between Enfys Nest and Tobias Beckett came to a peaceful conclusion when she revealed her identity and her gang’s noble motives over a drink at the local cantina.
Swoops are repulsorlift vehicles that are more powerful (and dangerous) than speeder bikes. Swoop racing is a popular spectator sport on many planets, with fans loving the sport’s excitement as well as its outlaw image. During his search for his mother on Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker borrowed a swoop from Owen Lars. Later, Hondo Ohnaka’s pirates used swoops to patrol their territory on Florrum.
A band of masked marauders led by the notorious Enfys Nest, the Cloud-Riders are known for circling the skies in a swarm of swoop bikes. On Core Worlds, racing the crude, overpowered vehicles has become a spectator sport. But on the frontier planets, the modified and high-speed bikes are the mark of an outlaw and Enfys and her crew are among the most infamous.
A conveyex is an imposing sight: a long train of armored cargo cars strung between a drive engine and a caboose with a turret cannon. A conveyex is two-tiered, with cargo cars arrayed on each side of the track in an over-under configuration. On Vandor, the Beckett gang launches a bold plan to steal a shipment of valuable coaxium from an Imperial conveyex.
A native of Glee Anselm, Tobias Beckett is a professional thief who’s planned and carried out any number of heists with his crew. Beckett is always aware of the angles and uncertainties – and ready to unholster his blasters if something goes wrong. That’s always a possibility -- Beckett has learned the hard way that trust has its limits.
One of the galaxy’s emerging crime syndicates, Crimson Dawn has quickly established a reputation for both ruthlessness and efficiency. The cultured gangster Dryden Vos is the organization’s most visible representative, but underworld figures have begun to take notice of Vos’s capable lieutenant and protégé, Qi’ra.