Smuggler (39)Full unit name: Smuggler
Last updated: 23.09.2023 13:18:47
Version: 8.01.001.2023.07.20
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
A New Hope
(MOVIE)
Events: Mantellian Separatist Crisis
Mantellian Separatist Crisis
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Landing Party
Landing Party
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Desperate Times
Desperate Times
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Hungry for Information
Hungry for Information
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Security Breach
Security Breach
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Deadly Delivery
Deadly Delivery
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Hitting Where It Hurts
Hitting Where It Hurts
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Esseles incident
Esseles incident
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Raid on Emperor's Glory
Raid on Emperor's Glory
(Esseles incident)
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Crisis in Galactic City
Crisis in Galactic City
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, The Senator's Stolen Goods
The Senator's Stolen Goods
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, For Better or Worse
For Better or Worse
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Hoth Confrontation
Hoth Confrontation
Event
Cold War (3653BBY - 3642BBY)
, Escape from Mos Eisley
Escape from Mos Eisley
Event
Galactic Civil War
, Mission to Commenor
Mission to Commenor
Event
Galactic Civil War
, Escape from Myrkr
Escape from Myrkr
Event
New Republic Era
Known Facts (24)
Mantellian Separatist Crisis (4)
Landing Party (1)
Desperate Times (1)
Hungry for Information (1)
Security Breach (1)
Deadly Delivery (1)
Hitting Where It Hurts (1)
Esseles incident (1)
Raid on Emperor's Glory (1)
Crisis in Galactic City (1)
The Senator's Stolen Goods (1)
For Better or Worse (1)
Hoth Confrontation (2)
Escape from Mos Eisley (2)
Mission to Commenor (1)
Escape from Myrkr (4)
Summary
A smuggler, also known by the euphemism free trader, was someone who engaged in the clandestine shipment of goods or people to prevent taxation or some other impediment. The goods shipped were often highly illegal or banned in some sectors. Weapon smugglers were referred to as gun runners.
Whenever governments restricted certain goods on their worlds, demand for these items increased. Once demand turns profitable, enterprising starship captains risked everything to deliver the goods in question.
Most careers in smuggling were fast-paced, thrilling and often short-lived. Running contraband not only placed a smuggler at odds with a planet's law enforcement, but its criminal elements as well. Pirates
Pirate
Organization
Communities
, gangsters, revolutionaries and bounty hunters
Bounty Hunter
Organization
Communities
were just a few of the hazards standing between a smuggler and that big payday. Only those who possessed the sharpest instincts, sturdiest freighters and quickest blasters lived long enough to earn a good living at this game.
Not all smugglers were profiteers. Some styled themselves as heroic blockade runners or patriotic privateers, delivering hope and much-needed supplies to those who needed it. And that was also exactly how the real criminal types described themselves, and law enforcement officers rarely accepted "I was serving a noble cause" as an excuse.

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Known weaponry
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Full unit name: Smuggler Last updated: 23.09.2023 13:18:47