Carlin was a male individual who lived during the time of the Clone Wars, and he became the leader of the Lurid Gundarks, a criminal gang that was based on the planet Genarius. When the Hutt Riboga seized control of the crime in the Cularin system from the Oblee Nirama, Carlin and the Gundarks refused to submit to the Hutt's authority. However, Carlin soon began to realize that the Gundarks might not have made a wise decision, and he expected that the Gundarks would come under attack from Riboga's minions. The Heroes of Cularin, a group of freelance agents who were trying to work against Riboga, met with Carlin in the Chancellor's Head pub on Genarius and offered to assist him in resisting Riboga.