Reference Book: Star Wars Saga Edition Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
See also: Backgrounds
You were wrongfully imprisoned and spent a great deal of time in an Imperial penitentiary or in the spice mines of Kessel. Perhaps you were framed by an Imperial bureaucrat, taking the fall for one of their crimes, or you were locked away so that an Imperial noble could seize your property, belongings, or spouse. The wrongful imprisonment eventually led to your career as an adventurer, but it also established your nemesis- the person who had you incarcerated.
As a result of your imprisonment, you start as a hero with a criminal history, but you also have a number of criminal contacts who can help you out. You can obtain Black Market goods in half the time it usually takes to obtain (Minimum 1 day). See Restricted Items for more information.