The Iridium Pirates were active during the time of the Clone Wars between the Galactic Republic and Confederacy of Independent Systems. Along with several other pirate groups, the capture of the Iridium Pirates by the Confederacy was deprioritized by its governmental leader, Count Dooku. Dooku then signed terms with the pirates to exclusively target the Republic during the course of the war.
Behind the scenes
The Iridium Pirates were first mentioned in the new Star Wars canon in Rise of the Separatists, a 2019 supplement to Fantasy Flight Games' series of Star Wars Roleplaying products. In the Star Wars Legends continuity, the Pirates of Iridium first appeared in The Power Gem, a comic strip of the Star Wars strip, authored by Archie Goodwin and published by the Los Angeles Times Syndicate from July 26 to October 3 of 1982.
- Rise of the Separatists (First mentioned)