Elis Helrot was a Givin male who worked as a pilot, smuggler, merchant, and slave trader during the Galactic Civil War. A native of the planet Yag'Dhul, he possessed an analytical mind and was considered a ruthless and unscrupulous businessman by others. Helrot operated from his personally modified starship, the Hinthra, and often made slaving and spice runs from the desert world of Tatooine to the planets Ryloth and Pavilion. A longstanding feud developed between Helrot and the Morseerian smuggler Nabrun Leids during the Givin's career. Both were in Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on Tatooine one day in 0 BBY and bore witness to a skirmish between Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi and the pirates Ponda Baba and Cornelius Evazan.
In 3 ABY
, Helrot and the crew of the Hinthra
took part in a competition organized by Mal Biron
, a Vigo
of the Black Sun
criminal organization who hoped to discover new and loyal allies. The Hinthra
was one of seven smuggling vessels that moved along the Sisar Run hyperlane
in a race to deliver secret cargo to the luxury liner Destination: Adventure!
. When he received his cargo at the Nwarcol Point space station
, Helrot opened its sealed container and found unarmed magnetic pulse warheads
inside. He smelled profit and, after arriving at the Destination: Adventure!
, offered 10,000 credits
to another smuggling crew for their identical cargo. The conversation was overheard by Biron, whose enforcers responded by stunning
Helrot and his crew into unconsciousness
. (Read more…)