Rising up from humble beginnings on Giju, Illo Vandin traveled to the Outer Rim as part of a smuggler's crew for much of his formative years. Stranded on Ord Mantell, Vandin made a name for himself on the gambling circuit on Ord Mantell and became incredibly wealthy. Financially backing up-and-coming gamblers on occasion, Vandin was fond of taking young professionals under his tutelage and serving as their manager. In addition, Vandin operated many smaller casinos in Worlport and abroad, bringing in additional revenue to his already sizable estate. Secretly, Vandin had dealings that went around the law, setting up and running rackets, loan operations, and smuggling rings which cemented his position in the elite class of the planet. Residing in the Jewel District of Worlport, Vandin's modestly-sized villa was patrolled by guardsmen to protect his person and his wealth; despite this, Vandin still carried a heavy blaster pistol on his person. The interior walls of the villa are floor-to-ceiling aquariums holding exotic marine life.
- Mask of the Pirate Queen (First appearance)