Ziro the Hutt
Flamboyant Crime Lord
Ziro’s extended background can be viewed on Wookieepedia.
Ziro first contacted the PCs by accident. He was attempting to hire Captain Vartang to transport extradimensional contraband on his freighter. Ziro sent a coded message to Vartang’s ship, which had since been seized by Merrick and re-named The Silver Chair. The message was received by C-45 and Merrick and relayed to the rest of the group, who proceeded to enter Ziro’s employ in Vartang’s place.