SHADOW HAND CARTEL
Who are we?
The Shadow Hand Cartel is an up-and-comer in the world of crime, created by the Devaronian Aurelius Baldor with the dream of it becoming the next Black Sun or Exchange, a large syndicate with influence felt across the entire underworld. Years ago, Aurelius Baldor swore loyalty to another. The Devaronian worked for years as a mid-level capo for the Black Sun crime syndicate, just on the cusp of becoming one of the respected Vigos, but before he could grab that power, the syndicate was dissolved. Aurelius was left on his own, three paths laid out ahead of him: turn snitch and help law enforcement in exchange for immunity, lay low and go legit, or make use of his associates and resources and strike it out on his own. It's obvious which path he took.
Aurelius fought tooth and nail, carving a criminal empire all his own from the corpse of Black Sun. No more was he a slave to another man's whims, no more would he risk his life to put a few more creds in anyone's pocket. The Shadow Hand Cartel has big ambitions, and making right connections might be the key to seeing them come to fruition. Aurelius hopes that, by staking a claim in the mines of Kessel, the spice and coaxium produced could be useful in growing and dealing with galactic players. Purchasing a mine from the Pyke Syndicate proved costly, but one that has already been making major returns.
Tenets of the Cartel
No matter whether they're a Hood or a Lieutenant, every member of the Shadow Hand Cartel is expected to abide by the same core tenets that shape the syndicate.
1: Silence - On pain of torture and death, no member of the Cartel is to ever cooperate with law enforcement or outsiders. The Cartel places importance on silence in the face of questioning by authorities or outsiders and non-cooperation with authorities, the government, or outsiders.
2: Loyalty to the Cartel - Every member of the Cartel is expected to place the welfare of the Cartel above oneself, tying in with the first tenet.
3: Loyalty to Each Other - As the Mandalorians say, "Family is more than blood." The Cartel is your family now, and families stick together. Do not betray your brothers and sisters, or you will pay dearly.
4: Loyalty to the Boss - The Lord Commissioner is the supreme authority of the Cartel, and every member is expected to remain loyal to him. If you are faced with the choice of staying loyal to the Lord Commissioner or staying loyal to your Captain or Lieutenant, you are to always stay loyal to your Lord Commissioner even and especially if these loyalties do not align.
Where can you find us?
Currently, the Shadow Hand Cartel operates out of Trioculus' Palace, and the nearby spice and coaxium mines, on Kessel but Lord Commissioner Baldor is always looking to expand operations elsewhere. Inquiries are being made by the Lord Commissioner into purchasing a casino complex on Abregado-Rae, a tibanna platform on Bespin, and either purchasing a droid factory or building one of our own.
Why should you join?
The Shadow Hand Cartel has big dreams, and now is the perfect chance to get in on the ground floor. If you're looking to join the next big thing in the underworld, look no further. If you're interested in a life of crime but are sick of lone wolf-ing it all the time, look no further. If you're looking for underworld activity but you're disappointed nothing usually comes of it, here's your chance to change that! The Cartel has plans to become the next big syndicate, but we can't do it without YOU!
What are we looking for?
The Shadow Hand Cartel is looking for new members across the board, but most importantly Lieutenants with specializations in a certain field of operations. Military veterans, experienced bounty hunters, and dishonorably discharged soldiers are always welcome, as they tend to become the best enforcers. Smugglers are also optimal recruits, as smuggling forms the backbone of many illicit operations. Hell, even droids are welcome! The Cartel cares not of your species, gender, or sexuality, only your loyalty and your commitment! Not interested in joining the family but intrigued by what we have to offer? Associates, whether they be military, corporate, or political have their place all the same.
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