Star Wars: Shadowport
Syndicate of Smugglers
“A powerful part of the spice cartel. Their criminal activities had allowed them to almost completely control the production of raw spice, used to create a powerful drug.”
―Former Supreme Chancellor Valorum tells Yoda about the Pyke Syndicate
The Pykes are the foremost Criminal organization in regards to all things spice, ships and scoundrel. Though not above the direct approach their methods tend to be far less confrontational than Black Sun or the Hutts. As a result far more smugglers and scoundrels are drawn to their service compared to straight thugs and mercenaries. Though this sometimes leads to them getting strong armed by groups with a more militaristic bent, it also means the Pykes can slip operations into locations where other groups agents would be shot on sight.