War does funny things to people. Before the Great War, nobody would have thought that “Captain” Zale Barrows was anything more than a two-credit trader with a careless disregard for customs law‒let alone a patriot. But after watching the Imperial invasion tear apart the Outer Rim, there was only so much he could take. When the Mandalorian blockade of the Hydian Way began to strangle the life out of the Core Worlds, Zale was one of the first smugglers to sign up to break it.
Following that victory, he gladly went into service as a Republic privateer. Having won the respect of many with his heroics at the blockade, Zale acted as admiral of the Free Spacers Fleet, a battle group that went on to route the Empire's Third Fleet over Dantooine and remove the Seventh Fleet from Imperial service. The defense of Coruscant during the Imperial invasion was the last action Zale's fleet ever saw, but he wasn't through with the Republic just yet.
For the last several years, Zale Barrows has served as “ferryman” to Belsavis, transporting the most dangerous criminals in the galaxy to the Republic's secret prison. There's no glory in this job, and the money is nothing exceptional‒but it seems Zale has accepted his calling.