The White Maw pirate organization operated during the Cold War, during which time it had salvage interests on the planet Hoth.

Description[edit | edit source]

The White Maw was a large coalition of pirate groups operating mainly on the planet Hoth around 3642 BBY.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Establishment[edit | edit source]

During the Cold War between Sith Empire and Galactic Republic, many pirates flocked to Hoth to join the White Maw.[1]

Galactic War[edit | edit source]

In 3642 BBY, at the start of the Galactic War between Sith Empire and Galactic Republic, the White Maw participated in many events involving both factions on Hoth.[1] Pirate leader Grossh was killed by a Jedi Knight known as the Hero of Tython during the Jedi's attack on the pirates.[3] Captain Valon was a prominent pirate—famous for attacking the Rift Alliance's forces—who was defeated by a Jedi Consular and taken into the Republic's custody.[4]

The crime lord Rogun the Butcher sent his minion Shai Tenna with his crew to try to take over the White Maw coalition but Tenna and his men were defeated by a Republic-affiliated smuggler aboard the crashed Star of Coruscant. The smuggler was granted the option to take Tenna's position and lead the White Maw but refused.[13]

A bounty hunter, known as the Grand Champion of the Great Hunt, arrived on Hoth to hunt down a Blacklist target. Their target was the pirate lord Reneget Vause, who the bounty hunter eventually eliminated after taking out several lieutenants of the White Maw.[7]

Master Sav led a radical White Maw band called the Hailstorm Brotherhood but was eliminated that year by either Republic or Imperial forces.[9] The bands Marauders and Scourge joined forces with the rogue Imperial admiral named Layek Davos to acquire the Starbreeze, an advanced shuttle lost during the Battle of Hoth in the Great Galactic War. Their forces were intercepted and eliminated by the Chiss forces and the Imperial Agent Cipher Nine soon after the shuttle's discovery.[10]

Most of the White Maw's leadership was killed in an Imperial attack during a meeting on their headquarters at the Coldstone Canyon.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The smuggler player character has the option of taking control of a White Maw group or pass leadership to Alilia.[13]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "The White Maw Pirates"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicEmpire Mission: "Breaking the Maw" on Hoth
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicJedi Knight Mission: "Position of Power" on Hoth
  4. 4.0 4.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicJedi Consular Mission: "The Coalition" on Hoth
  5. 5.0 5.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Shai Tenna (Smuggler)"
  6. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicBounty Hunter Mission: "In Cold Blood" on Hoth
  7. 7.0 7.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicBounty Hunter Mission: "Cool Reception" on Hoth
  8. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicJedi Knight Mission: "The White Maw" on Hoth
  9. 9.0 9.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicEmpire Mission: "The Hailstorm Brotherhood" on Hoth
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicImperial Agent Mission: "Assault on the Starbreeze" on Hoth
  11. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Mission: [Heroic] "Humanitarian Aid" on Hoth
  12. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "The Hailstorm Brotherhood"
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicSmuggler Mission: "Divided Loyalties" on Hoth
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