STAR WARS: The Moon Swing Chronicles
Gotal Pirate Lord and Dark Sun Vigo
Ertan is most upset with the Rebellion since they destroyed his base. He has vowed revenge in the form of the kidnapping of General Hannibal Romilar’s son, Bakki.
The back story to this is that Ertan and Hannibal were once friends, during the rise of the Empire. General Romilar was Ertan’s commanding officer – so in other words, Ertan was once a mercenary working for the Rebellion. But during this time, Ertan was tempted with the power of the credit, and discovered that money was to be made sifting out the conspirators, and handing them into the Empire for a hefty profit. Ertan made the error however, of collecting the bounty on a close friend of Hannibal’s.
Obviously Hannibal was not pleased after an associate of Ertan’s told him of Ertan’s betrayal. Hannibal decided that enough was enough. Hannibal ordered another group of Rebel mercenaries to capture Ertan. After numerous attempts and about 8 other deaths, Hannibal had no choice but to order the termination of Ertan. A highly trained mission group rigged explosives to Ertan’s vessel, and whilst leaving a planet, the ship exploded, and crashed into the oceans. Ertan was considered dead.
Ertan however, had managed to survive – but only barely. After dragging himself from a supposed watery grave, Ertan made contact with a few “old friends” who helped him with his horrendous injuries. Ertan recovered, but not before a quarter of his body became cybernetic.
After recovering, Ertan changed his name and became a fierce-some bounty hunter. He left a large body count in his wake, and soon made enough money to hire his own band of pirates. Using his Gotal abilities for gain, Ertan was able to win a vast amount of credits, and started to fund his own organization…The Kasturn Banshee Pirates. The Bounty Hunter turned pirate lord became a Gotal who was feared throughout the inner rim. Ertan’s luck had followed him thus far…but how long could it last.
Sooner or later, Ertan’s luck appeared to have run out. Ertan became greedy, and began hitting larger and larger ships, which he believed would yield higher profits. One day, Ertan hit a large container ship containing a large amount of spices – a tidy profit indeed. Little did Ertan know however, that the spices were the property of Xisor.
Xisor was furious, and launched a major attack on Ertan’s pirate gang. Eventually, after his organization was heavily damaged, Ertan surrendered and travelled to Coruscant to meet Xisor. After a much discussion, Xisor realised the potential Ertan had and soon after made him a member of Black Sun. Ertan’s dream had come true. Now that he was working for Black Sun, his profits would soar. Ertan believed that he had the Inner Rim at his feet. Xisor had other plans.
Xisor ordered Ertan to an area in the Outer Rim, which was approximately three weeks travel from Kween Space Station. It was here, that Ertan would meet his eventual doom. Ertan established a small palace on Tulaab, and began storing some of his unique items that he and his pirate gang had recovered during their exploits.
After a year of keeping small systems in line, Ertan’s greed again began to show. A small community here, a small starship there, and soon, Ertan began hitting larger ships, and moved into the extortion market.
Ertan’s group made contact with a number of Crime Lords in the area, one of which was Horrak the Hutt. Horrak agreed to affiliate himself with Ertan, and has been doing his wares whilst Ertan has been watching from the afar.
“I will have my revenge one way or another.”