This is my 2nd entry for YAKfinities #44 - Cloud City Denizens
Calviss Calrissian was born on the planet Socorro, located in the Outer Rim Territories, with a reputation as a smugglers haven. Situated between Coyn and Tatooine and near Duunir, Iyred, Omman, Redcap and the Nodgra system. Kirr Cyrs once said - "If there is a dark side to this galaxy, Socorro is on the hind side of it. Far beyond the notice of dominions large and faceless - where a man's word and the sweat of his brow are worth more than his scrip. This is truly a most splendid place to be."
The younger brother of Lando Calrissian, Calviss' life had taken him on a much different path. Where Lando had been fond of often referring to himself as their mother's "favorite son", Calviss had followed in their father's footsteps, inheriting the Calrissian family's "shipping" business.
Shortly after taking over his father's transport and trade routes, the Hutts saw an opportunity to pressure the young pilot into making smuggling runs for them. Seeking advice from his father, on how he should proceed with this threat, his father told him he only had four options - fight them and win, fight them and lose, accept the offer or walk away from it all. He then approached his big brother... who had just recently taken over as Baron Administrator of Bespin's Cloud City. He and Calviss came up with a solution to this matter... Lando would revoke all transport rights, licensing and suspend any and all shipments of tibanna gas to and incoming traffic from Huttspace, until a mutually beneficial agreement could be arranged, The Hutts agreed to terms that Calviss would be compensated for ALL operational costs, in addition to the standard flat rate and would also receive a 10% bonus of any contraband delivered in a safe and timely fashion. Lando had also offered his brother the highest rate of commission available for a transportation contract for tibanna shipments. When the Hutts learned of his lucrative "double dealing" from both ends, they sent a group of four enforcers to "renegotiate" their deal. Calviss had expected this move for some time and had set a trap for the thugs. He had placed neural-stun emitters in strategic locations at his private docking facility on Socorro and waited for them. When the trap had been sprung, he then took the bodies of the four hired guns and began removing their hearts and heads with his vibro-machete. He then sent a droid emissary to them on Nal Hutta, bearing a gift of four heads and six hearts (apparently two of the henchmen were species whose physiological make up consisted of two hearts). This infuriated the Hutts even more and they then hired a sabotuer to disable Calrissian's craft. He foiled this plot by means of a similar security measure he had installed on his craft, a modified CynugsSienarFleetSystems TIE/sa starbomber, featuring a central cockpit and crew quarters, flanked by twin bombbay pods (converted to cargo holds) on either side, along with the hyper-drive, and the tri-wing configuration from a Lambda class shuttle a VERY capable and efficient hybrid design... He then sent a Holonet transmission to the Hutts informing them that he and his ship were still in operation and that he would concede to resume shipments at 5% plus 1/2 costs reduced rate in conjunction with the normal flat rate, if all hostilities would cease. The Hutts found this proposal acceptable and business continued again. Calviss wasn't done with them by a long shot. After making runs for the Hutts for another month, he then packed one of their illegal weapons shipments, along with a sizable load of unrefined, highly volatile tibanna gas, with a tremendous load of thermal detonators. After leaving orbit he blew the charges remotely, utterly destroying one of the Hutts larger weapons storage facilities. He then told the crime lords that any further dealings would be paid at the original 10% plus costs and flat rate, "don't mess with my money and I won't mess with yours...". The Hutts got the message loud and clear and reluctantly agreed that their original contract was sufficient and in effect. Business as usual and the Hutts now refer to Calviss Calrissian as - "Da wanga coo sa du fierfek hotshun an du azalus pateest..." - literally translated from Huttese to Basic means - " The one who is a cursed nuisance and a dangerous ally..."
CALVISS CALRISSIAN -
HEADS - GI Joe PoC Firefly w/ bits from fodder & RedFaction Winters w/ repainted beard
TORSO & UPPER ARMS - 30th GI Joe CobraTrooper
LOWER ARMS - Blu-Ray edition EpisodeV SnowTrooper
UPPER LEGS - 25th GI Joe comic 2pk. SnakeEyes
LOWER LEGS - GI Joe Renegades SnakeEyes
BOOTS - Movie Thor
HANDS - fodder
GEAR - fodder
Hope U all enjoy my 2nd YAKfinities #44 Cloud City Denizens submission & his backstory - THNX 4 lookin' & good luck to all the contestants!!!