|Motto||"Never forget the power of the Dragons."|
|Leader||Linden Rathan (aka Dragon)|
|2IC|| Fitzy (Year 2)|
Gailen (Year 3-4)
|Founded||Circa Year 2|
|Dissolved||Year 4 Day 127|
|Holosite||Black Dragons (Archived)|
The Black Dragons (BD) — also known as the Black Dragon Escort Service — was a paramilitary organization that existed circa Year 2 to Year 4 Day 127. Now defunct, the group was quite popular for several years before merging in Year 4 with the modern Renegade Inc. At the height of its popularity, the Black Dragons attracted a variety of disparate characters including Linden Rathan, the founder and leader of the group.
The Black Dragons were founded circa Year 2 by Linden Rathan (aka Dragon). Over time, the Black Dragons developed a rivalry with Renegade Inc., a business competitor led by Roy Starkiller. As employment dropped and clients became scarce, the rivalry also began to fade. Roy could see that the Black Dragons were also in a bad spot. Not wanting to see either business fold, a merger was proposed and then accepted by both groups. On Year 4 Day 127, the Black Dragons merged with Renegade Inc.
"The Black Dragons is a paramilitary escort service. Whenever someone or something needs protection while they move, we're the guys they look for. We will escort anything from people, to ships, to cargo, to convoys. Some of the personnel that the Black Dragons are looking for are pilots, commandos, and mechanics. Only the best and most skilled should apply. And... never forget the power of the Dragons."
"The Black Dragons arose from the ground when Linden Rathan's family was killed in the crossfire of rival gangs on Corellia. It was only shear luck that Linden had not been with his family and died himself. When he learned of what had happened, he and a few of his friends from the local space academy swore that they would hunt down the pirate gangs responsible for the act. However, there was a lot of resistance to their manhunt in the beginning. The local authorities did not like the idea of vigilantes directly going after the pirates, so Linden and his group were told to back off. Not able to back down, for the fury he still had in his heart, Linden began to think of a way around the authority's commands. The final decision was to go into business as an escort group. Although the authorities knew perfectly well that it was just a cover, it was good enough that they could not contest it.
The small group of hotshot pilots did not even have an official name at the time. But nonetheless, they made a great name for themselves. Their battles and fights with all the pirates stupid enough to try and raid them were well known among the people of Corellia. One such pirate, who surrendered once he realized who was escorting the shipment he was about to raid, said, "Even though we outnumbered them 3 to 1, they swept down upon us like the flaming dragons in myths...." And so they came to be known as the Black Dragons, which they also began to use themselves. The Black Dragons were considered the top freelance pilots in the system, and sometimes the sector. It was often said, from pirates and civilians alike, that they would rather go up against the CorSec authorities than have a hostile run-in with the Black Dragons. There were even rumors of some citizens claiming the Black Dragons were better than any of the top imperial pilots were!
It is unknown whether or not the Black Dragons ever found the pirates they were looking for, but one can be assured that they will never stop hunting. It is because of this persistence that has led the Black Dragons to amass the fame, glory, and reputation that it has today."
The Black Dragons attracted many exceptional members during it's prime. Many of them have continued on to influence and effect the destiny of many different companies and governments.
Known members of the Black Dragons included:
- Linden Rathan (aka Dragon)
- Roan Axios
- Future leader of Xucphra
- Squall Chitose
- Future leader of the Eidola Pirates
- Max Solusar
- Lukastar Narvaka (a.k.a. Lukakin Skywalker)
- Squad Leader, Black Dragons
- Future leader of The StarVengers
- Talon Efrawn
- Chief of Repairs, Black Dragons
- Future leader of Aurora Tech
- Married to Linden Rathan
- 2IC of Black Dragons (Year 2)
- 2IC of Black Dragons (Year 3-4)
- Head of Security, Black Dragons
- Starforce Commando, Black Dragons
- Headmaster Flich
- Nim Zorix
- Aldor Farren
- Dack Antilles
- Lynx Cor
- Octavius Aikiada
- Ian Halcyon
- Paul Roztel
- Vorran Chow
- Aries Hadassan
- Maver Haghew
- Kirrash Virtob