Star Wars: Predators
The Syndicate are a pirate organisation that have struck at both Alliance and Imperial shipping in recent months. Their attacks tend to come without warning and tend to be well planned and executed .
Predator Squadron have made a few moves towards investigating the Syndicate. They’ve found that the Syndicate do indeed live up to their reputation. There has been a spike in Imperial shipping casualties due to their raids, whereas thus far no Alliance Personnel have died (although there have been injuries). Generally at the first sign of trouble an Alliance captain will surrender his cargo in the face of overwhelming force – ships and equipment are far easier to replace than personnel.
Predator Squadron have also found that their lead is a man named Cobra Talonbane, a man shrouded in rumour. Some say that he is a demon possessing a starship. Some say that he has glowing red eyes and breaths fire. Some say he arm wrestled a Wookiee and won. As far as Predator Squadron can tell, he is just a man, albeit a man at the head of a well organised pirate ring who may have ties to Black Sun (he is rumoured to be a former Black Sun member, one of the more believable rumours about him).