Name: Crimson Jack
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Green
Brawling Parry: 7D+1
Melee Combat: 6D+1
Melee Parry: 5D+2
Planetary Systems: 5D+2
Capital Ship Piloting: 6D+2
Space Transports: 6D+1
Starship Shields: 5D
Starship Weapons: 6D
Starfighter Piloting: 5D
Repulsorlift Operation: 5D
First Aid: 5D
Heavy Blaster Pistol (5D), Clothing, Crimson Jacks Battle Cruiser
Description: Crimson Jack, nicknamed "Redbeard" by Han Solo, was the Pirate Master of a gang of space pirates which operated in the Outer Rim. Although originally using gunships to carry out their raids, the pirate gang eventually discovered a crippled Imperial cruiser that had limped away from the Battle of Toprawa. After raiding the ship, Crimson Jack appropriated the craft for his own use, making his pirating operation much more formidable. To repair the craft, Jack received funding from Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure, in return for a share of the profits. After restoring the Imperial vessel, Jack and his crew encountered smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca in the Millennium Falcon, fresh from their participation in the Battle of Yavin. Upon bringing the Falcon aboard the ship with a tractor beam, Jack stole Solo's reward that he had received from rescuing Princess Leia Organa.
Jack let Solo leave with a tracer placed aboard his ship, hoping that he might be able to pull the same caper on Solo at a later time. A short while later, Jack captured both Leia Organa and Solo, intent on ransoming the Rebel princess to the Alliance command. In an elaborate ruse, Solo and Organa were able to convince Jack that there was a Rebel treasury in the Drexel system. After arriving in the system, Solo and Organa managed to escape, when the ship-dwellers of Drexel attempted to pull Crimson Jack's ship out of the sky. The threat of the ship-dwellers was eventually resolved, and Jack sent his Raider Squadron, led by his second in command, Jolli, to shoot down the Millennium Falcon. However, Solo defeated Jack's starfighters and crippled Jolli's ship. Jack continued to pursue the Falcon, but Solo revealed that while on Jack's ship, he had erased Jack's navi-computer star charts, stranding his ship in the system. Solo and Jack agreed to meet in space, using a magnetic field, to negotiate the return of the star charts. During the encounter, Jack double-crossed the smuggler, ambushing Solo with his own men. However, Jolli, who had survived the encounter with the Falcon, turned on her captain for abandoning her after her craft had been disabled. Using Jolli's distraction, Solo was able to escape the ambush. Facing Jack in one-on-one combat, Solo fired a blaster bolt through the man's chest, killing him.
Crimson Jack, famous for his distinctive red beard, began his career as a pirate, making his living ambushing spice caravans in the Outer Rim. Jack's operation was successful enough that he was able to commission a Cindev series IV picket ship sometime before 6 BBY. However, the ship, the Buzzzer, was eventually stolen by Loka Hask and his Bonestar Pirates. Jack replaced the stolen craft with a Corellian gunship, and the pirate gang continued their operation. Around this time, Crimson Jack came into contact with the smuggler Han Solo, and both left the encounter with a grudge towards each other.
A short time after the Battle of Toprawa, Jack's crew happened upon an Imperial cruiser that had escaped the battle under heavy fire. On its escape path, the craft's reactors went out, leaving the ship to drift helplessly. Crimson Jack observed that the cruiser had fairly superficial damage, leading Jack to surmise that salvaging the craft would be an easy feat. The Imperials attempted to stop Jack from capturing the ship, setting out a trio of TIE fighters to shoot down Jack's craft. The pirates were up to the challenge, and they shot down the starfighters and boarded the ship. The pirates defeated a light resistance of stormtroopers, and the ship belonged to Crimson Jack. However, to refit and recondition the ship turned out to be a costly endeavor, forcing Jack to seek out financial backers for the restoration of the craft. Jack found a sponsor in Jabba Desilijic Tiure, a Hutt crime lord operating out of the planet Tatooine. For a share of future profits, Jabba helped refit and recondition the Imperial cruiser.
With the restoration of the Imperial cruiser, Crimson Jack expanded his pirate gang, taking on a female first mate in Jolli, a formidable starfighter pilot. The rest of Jack's crew became made up more or less Human pirates from a variety of star systems. In the hold of the Imperial craft, the gang employed many different starfighters including TIE fighters, X-wings, and Y-wings.
Personality and traits
Crimson Jack was a ruthless and dangerous space pirate with grand ambitions. Although not above executing and torturing prisoners with inhumane methods such as the Burning, Jack was also very practical, releasing Han Solo and Chewbacca after stealing their treasure instead of killing them, hoping that he would be able to steal from them at a later date. Jack had dreams of becoming more than a space pirate, and when he came upon a damaged Imperial cruiser, he immediately decided to appropriate the ship for his own needs, even contacting a crimelord, such as Jabba the Hutt, to help repair the ship for a share of the profits.
As the head of a pirate gang, Jack was considered quite formidable in combat, able to wield a blaster pistol with precision, as well as believed adequate in unarmed combat. However, he was also known to be very temperamental, letting his anger get the better of him when his plans went awry, even physically beating his own men when they gave him bad news. This carelessness for his own crew's welfare, extended even to his own first mate, Jolli, and his neglect to rescue the woman after her ship became disabled led to his own undoing when she turned against him for his betrayal. In addition, Jack recruited mainly Human pirates for his crew, and looked down on the Wookiee Chewbacca as a dumb animal. As a result, Jack was quite surprised when he learned that it had been Chewbacca who had erased the star charts from his navigation computer. Despite his brash attitude, Jack also proved to be capable at scheming, devising plans to outwit Han Solo, and he nearly killed the smuggler after trapping him within his ship's magnetic field and ambushing him.