Relentless, unforgiving, invisible.
—Daskar Storm describing the Black Hand
The Black Hand was a mysterious criminal syndicate, formed during the final years of the Galactic Republic. They maintained the discretion of their organisation through whatever means necessary. To ensure suspicion was never aroused, they only employed the best smugglers, bounty hunters and pirates. The true cause of the Hand's success was their deployment of agents; men who were "inserted" deep into other critical organisations, including the Galactic Empire and Rebel Alliance.