The Merson pirates were active in the galaxy during the Clone Wars. Alongside several other pirate groups, the Confederacy of Independent Systems supported the Merson pirates, and the government's leader, Count Dooku, encouraged them to harass supply lines used by the Galactic Republic during the war.
Behind the scenes
The Merson 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 Merson pirates were introduced in a flashback in the twenty-fourth issue of Marvel Comics' Star Wars comic series, which was authored by Mary Jo Duffy and published on February 27, 1979.
- Rise of the Separatists (First mentioned)