10 Star Wars Factions You Don't Want To Mess With (Who Aren’t The Sith)

10. Crimson Dawn


Crimson Dawn was introduced to most Star Wars fans in the Solo movie. Since then they’ve gone to play a role in Star Wars television shows, comics, and novels. The Crimson Dawn is a shadowy crime organization led, at least publicly, by crime lord Dryden Vos.

Behind the scenes, the Crimson Dawn was part of a larger syndicate known as the Shadow Collective. Vos took his direction from the lethal force user, and former Sith apprentice, Maul.

Before it, the Crimson Dawn formally organized the group was a band of mercenaries. These mercenaries would hop from planet to planet. They would steal resources and brutalize the natives wherever they landed.

The group solidified their reputation for savagery on the desert planet of Savareen. The Savarians decided that they had had enough of the Crimson Dawn’s constant raids. So, they took a stand against the crime lords. Unfortunately for the Savarians, they lost.

As punishment for their rebellion, the Crimson Dawn cut out the tongues of every man, woman, and child on the planet.

Lesson learned- don’t mess with the Crimson Dawn.

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