Star Wars: Flying Casual
Gamorrean Cartel Boss
Krob Grourrt’s cartel is not limited to any one specific part of the galaxy. Instead, the gamorrean’s cartel extends its power across multiple star systems — a closely knit collection of gangs, guilds, and other independent operations. It is held together by the ruthless application of decrees originating from Grourrt’s central governing committee.
One of the most profitable sources of illegal revenues today is spice. Grourrt’s goal is to monopolize the production and sale of spice and slaves throughout the galaxy. Of course he uses his enormous profits to buy political influence, further insulating himself from competitors like Jabba the Hutt.
There are many forms of spice, from the glitterstim of Kessel, to the ryll of Ryloth, to Sevarcos spice. Not all form of spice is addictive or illegal. Some forms of spice are processed, made less potent, and sold as pharmaceuticals by major corporations. Some forms of spice are easily obtainable in some parts of the galaxy, while the same product may be classified as criminal contraband in other areas.
What makes Grourrt’s cartel so special is the way he conducts his affairs. Unlike the majority of criminal groups in the fringe, Grourrt carries out his operations in the full light of day, in open defiance of the law. That this is possible is largely due to location. The gamorrean’s center of operations is the planet known as Bridin Anchorage. Lying near border regions hotly contested by Imperial and Republic forces, Bridin Anchorage lies along a natural invasion route. As a way to survive the constant attacks from both sides, Bridin Anchorage declared itself a free and neutral planet. The price of this dubious freedom has been the rise to power of a leadership willing to court a variety of criminals with hard cash and no questions asked.
Krob Grourrt’s parents were unusually intelligent for Gamorreans. His father was a prestigious Warlord, his mother a respected Clan Matron. They left Gamorr with hopes of even greater wealth and power, settling on the nearby planet Ag’gor. Early on, Grourrt stuck to legitimate employment, working in a munitions factory and as a bookkeeper for his father. He did spend some time among the street gangs at the starport, but aside from occasional scrapes, his gang activities were mostly uneventful. It was here that Grourrt met his crime guild mentor, numbers racketeer Torrio the Hutt.
When he reached adulthood, one of Grourrt’s friends introduced him to the Human gangster Frankie Yale, who employed Grourrt as bartender and bouncer at the local cantina. It was there that Grourrt earned his nickname “Skorcha.” One night, he made an indecent remark to a Human woman at the bar. Her brother punched Grourrt, who dragged both Humans outside, doused them in subspace propellant and lit them on fire, inspiring his enduring nickname. When Grourrt’s father died in single combat over a slight, Torrio the Hutt invited him to come to Arami. Grourrt jumped at the opportunity.
On Arami, Torrio presided over a booming business in gambling, slaves, and illegal spice. As a former petty thug and bookkeeper, Grourrt brought both his street smarts and his expertise with numbers to Torrio’s Arami operations. Torrio recognized Grourrt’s skills and quickly promoted him to partner. But unlike the low-profile Torrio, Grourrt began to develop a reputation as a drinker and rabble-rouser. After hitting a parked speederbike while driving drunk, he was arrested by Imperial peacekeepers for the first time. Torrio quickly used his planetary government connections to get him off.
After an attempt on his life by rival guilders, Torrio decided to leave the business and return to Nar Shaddaa, turning over the entire operation to Grourrt.
Skorcha moved his headquarters to a plush suite in Bridin Anchorage. Lying near border regions hotly contested by Imperial and Republic forces, Bridin Anchorage lies along a natural invasion route. As a way to survive the constant attacks from both sides, Bridin Anchorage declared itself a free and neutral planet. The price of this dubious freedom has been the rise to power of a leadership willing to court a variety of criminals with hard cash and no questions asked.