Pirates were space outlaws and subsist on a healthy diet of the vulnerable and helpless. These criminals are known to rob and hijack civilian transports but they're not above salvaging valuable materials from downed vessels like Republic cruisers. The average pirate operates in a small ring of fellow space bandits like Hondo and his band Weequay thugs. Though they can be found in just about everywhere in the known galaxy most pirates choose to operate in the outer rim because the lack of strong galactic law enforcement. Like bounty hunters and assassins, pirates will sometimes take contracts from established governments looking for added muscle.