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.
Led by the mysterious Enfys Nest, the Cloud-Riders are one of the Outer Rim’s most infamous swoop gangs. The Cloud-Riders often launch raids from a carrier ship, as their swoops are capable of atmospheric flight. The gang has captured and pillaged cargo transports on many worlds, and seems to harbor particular enmity for the Crimson Dawn syndicate.
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.