Star Wars: Halcyon Dawn
Though Halcyon Prime for recent memory has been the province of the Void Syndicate, it was controlled by the forces of the Republic until these men were relocated to more populous systems closer to the front in the Clone Wars. Before the republic, the founding group of smugglers and explorers in the system used the station to run their own operations. The stations origins are unknown, however, the oral histories of the Shadiq seem to suggest that the station has always been a fixture of the system. Today, Shri’ara T’Lok rules the vicious forces of the Void Syndicate with all the understanding and tender care of of an iron maiden. When the Imperial forces arrived near the end of the clone wars 5 years ago, it was Shri’ara that welcomed them to the system with open arms. She ceded control of the station to the them in exchange for tacit “understanding” of her activities in the system. It is clear that much has been made for Shi’ara because of this arrangement. The station is large and provides housing and entertainment to the denizens of the station and freighter pilots alike. However, its primary function is as a gate-keeping mechanism for the system as a whole. The station is also the most common center of the restricted substances trade in the system, in addition to its role in serving as a meeting place for the leaders of organized crime.