Cdt: Crime and Black Sun Essay

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CDT: Underworld / Blue Sector

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“The Blue Sector is the seediest, shabbiest, most crime ridden part of Coronet City. A huge area of dense residential and commercial zones, it is home to countless cantinas, tapcafes, tattoo parlours, run-down hotels, houses of ill-repute, crooked casinos, and all manner of disreputable enterprises. Long ago, CorSec gave up on patrolling the sector, effectively ceding its control to the handful of swoop gangs who now act as the de facto government. Despite all of the crime and corruption and urban decay, the Blue Sector remains one of the most popular destinations in Coronet City for city residents and tourists alike. It is where wealthy and middle-class citizens go to experience "the real Coronet City." (Less charitable persons refer to it as "going slumming") and where disaffected youth of all classes congregate to make art, make mistakes, make trouble, and generally find themselves before returning to their safe suburbs with a handful of stories and perhaps a few scars. Much of Blue Sector's popularity stems from Treasure Ship Row, a large, open-air marketplace stretching for several miles. Treasure Ship Row is one part bazaar, one part black market, and one part legitimate business. It is said that if a good or service cannot be had in The Row. it doesn't exist. The market is packed day and night with throngs of sentients shopping, gawking, partying, and (haggling for everything from counterfeit Coruscant timepieces to illegal, military-grade starship components.”1

The Hutt Cartel: The Hutt Cartel was a powerful criminal syndicate, or business alliance of Hutts. Swoop gangs were outlaw organizations or groups of thugs that were known for their use of swoop bikes. Most members of swoop gangs were focused on riding swoops and participating in swoop races, though some were also known to partake of other criminal activities. The Black Sun:

Black Sun held a massive amount of reach and influence, extending its tendrils of corruption deep in the various galactic governments of each era. It was infamous for its involvement in piracy and smuggling. But smuggling was just the tip of the iceberg of the galaxy-wide organization. It was involved in every known type of illegal activity; its information networks surpassed even the accuracy and scope of Imperial Intelligence. The resources available to Black Sun rivalled those belonging to a large planetary army, including foot soldiers.
“Black Sun is the galaxy’s most powerful criminal syndicate, though perhaps not the most infamous. Whereas criminals such as Ploovo Two-For-One and Jabba the…