Most who have ever heard the legend of the Shroud believe him to be just that: a legend. But the Shroud is real. Operating through his network of dedicated mercenaries and embedded saboteurs, the freelance superspy is responsible for some of the galaxy's most audacious acts, from the famed “Great Czerka Datacrash” to the toppling of planetary governments. His actions have placed him firmly in the crosshairs of both Republic and Imperial justice systems.
The Shroud doesn't operate out of any particular ideology, but rather out of the pursuit of a grand challenge he can overcome while also evading capture. The net moral result is of no consequence; only the level of difficulty and novelty of the task at hand matter to the brilliant strategist.