The Talons were a criminal gang based on Omega. They were highly organized, setting them apart from other gangs, but just as dishonorable. Its members sporting prominent red facepaint.

Criminal services the Talons provided included drug running, weapons smuggling, extortion, killing for hire, slave trading, and pretty much any other activity you can imagine.

Prior to the plague of 2185, the Talons were an obscure group with negligible influence, but the devastation of the plague combined with the Turian vigilante Archangel’s campaign against mercenaries on the station resulted in a power vacuum that the Talons rapidly filled. When Cerberus conquered the station driving out more established interests, the Talons stepped up as the primary guerrilla resistance organization. Due mostly to their aid in helping Aria retake the station, they enjoyed pre-eminent status on Omega, and began expanding their interests and operations beyond the station with clear ambitions to becoming a mercenary force to rival the Blood Pack, Eclipse, or Blue Suns. After Aria’s fall, the Talons became a major player in the Omega Coalition, continuing their transformation from disreputable thugs to a disciplined paramilitary organization. After Aria and the Coalition fleet crushed Black Star over Thunawanuro, the Talons uprooted entirely from Omega, casting their lot in with Aria as her official military / defense force for her new colony.

Much of the changes in the Talons’ fortunes can be attributed to the leadership of former Turian Cabal soldier Nyreen Kandros, a former lover of Aria’s who seized control of the Talons shortly before the Cerberus conquest. She reorganized the group along Turian military lines, whipping the chaotic gang into a semblance of discipline. Although she died in the final push to drive Cerberus off Omega, her brother Nimmor claimed leadership of the gang and has been primarily responsible for its forward-thinking current direction.


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