Bounty Hunters Guild
“Life has no value, death has a price.”
-Creed of the Bounty Hunters Guild
The Bounty Hunters Guild is an ancient institution that regulates the bounty-hunting trade. This organization holds all members to the Black Bible of Law, the written rules of the bounty hunting and the galactic history of the Bounty Hunters Guild. However, the Black Bible is treated more like a set of quasi-religious guidelines which, given the nature of bounty hunting, are often broken for personal benefit. The Guild does function to keep bounty hunters together and give their profession a cultural element, but more as a middle man in a coalition of the professionals than a proper organization. Rivalries between partnerships of hunters are thus a common occurrence. The bounty hunters who join the Guild generally have the benefit of accessing intergalactic bounty postings that are never broadcast through official channels. This gives Guild members a leg up on unaffiliated hunters, despite taking slightly less in profit (the Guild gets its cut). Many powers in the Earth Clan, especially the Senate, prefer to deal exclusively with guild bounty hunters.