Xim the Despot
a legendary, pre-Old Republic tyrant, Xim was a native of the planet Argai. As a youth, Xim was the heir to his father's holdings, and by the age of twenty he had conquered a number of systems by leading his father's pirate bands on raids. Xim grew to power by despoiling entire planets, collecting and selling slaves, stranding entire populations in deep space, and collecting enough armaments to support his goals. Xim ruled for about thirty years, until his despicable rule ended with his defeat at the Third Battle of Vontor, about a century before the formation of the Old Republic. Up to that time, Xim had conquered hundreds of thousands of worlds near the Tion Hegemony, and was planning to expand into Hutt Space. At this time, some twenty-five years into his reign, Xim's empire spread from the Maw Cluster to the Radama Void. As he began making incursions in Hutt Space, his forces were ambushed at Vontor and destroyed. Xim vowed to exact revenge on the Hutts, and launched two more attempts to defeat the Hutts. His forces were in the process of transporting a huge shipment to Dellalt, and this shipment became the basis for most of the legends of the Queen of Ranroon, the ship he was using to transport military materials to Dellalt. After the Third Battle of Vontor, Xim was captured and enslaved by Kossak the Hutt. When his death was announced several years later, the crew of the Queen of Ranroon scuttled the mission in the mountains of Dellalt, leaving the vaults Xim and built empty and awaiting the arrival of a new despot to take Xim's place. His empire held together for nearly a century after his death, before it broke apart into smaller pieces: the Kingdom of Cron, the Jaminere Marches, the Indrexu Confederaton, the Keldrath Alignment, the Thanium Worlds, and the Tion Hegemony were all formed from parts of his empire. Xim's insignia consisted of a bone-colored death's head with two sunbursts in its eyesockets. Over the doors to Xim's vaults on Dellalt read the inscription: IN ETERNAL HOMAGE TO XIM, WHOSE FIST SHALL ENCLOSE THE STARS AND WHOSE NAME SHALL OUTLIVE TIME.