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Black Sun, originally known as the Black Sun Trading Company, is an infamous galactic industrial syndicate. Founded several centuries ago, the group achieved prominence with the rise of Princess Gabriella Storm. Over the years, Black Sun has approached itself in varied ways, including: a legitimate trading corporation, an independent paramilitary force, intelligence brokers, and a massive government authority. Historically, Black Sun has contended with the Galactic Empire, New Republic and other galactic powers as one of the most powerful forces in the galaxy.

Operating as a monolithic organization, Black Sun is centered around and supported by its legitimate companies: Gesenix Mining, Shobquix Yards, and DroMor Motors. Sharing a common organizational structure and code of conduct, the Black Sun syndicate is run by the Underlord who is advised by a Family Council, consisting of up to nine Vigos (Old Tionese for "nephew"). Beneath the Family Council sits the Consiglio, a lesser council of Consigliere who hold various positions within Black Sun. Central to Black Sun's endeavors is a strict protocol of conduct and behavior which defines the relationships and actions of its members. Though much of Black Sun's inter-workings and ideals are corporate secrets, the company statement provides some insight into their operations:

"It is a public secret that at the heart of the multi-billion credit trade organization, Black Sun, there is an empire of villainy, vice, and violence based around a Family which holds itself above any law but its own: Family, Honor, Profit. It is a vast financial enterprise whose presence can be felt on every planet, from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim. Black Sun has existed for hundreds of years, seeping its illimitable tendrils deep into each of the galactic governments.

Infamous for having a hand in every known type of illicit activity, Black Sun’s intelligence networks flourish with information from all throughout the galaxy. The criminal syndicate boasts the most advanced technology from both sides of the Galactic War, supported by unique and powerful designs of its own. With thousands of fiercely loyal soldiers, Black Sun has solidified its position as a galactic superpower.
— Black Sun

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