The Kouhun Order are a secretive group of assassins overseen by a murder cult. The entirety of this group is named after the venomous creature of the same name.
Within its ranks are a variety of sentients such as assassins, bounty-hunters, ex-militants, mercs, and smugglers. The Kouhun provide services as bounty hunters and assassins for hire.
The thrill of hunting their targets to completion of the contract specifications is the main objective for the murder cult’s members. The rewards are just an added bonus. After all, the Kouhun are praising the Dark Mother with every kill.
Membership in the order requires a positive bounty hunter reputation to be accepted as a Brother or Sister within the Order. Lacking prestige -or infamy- as a bounty hunter, results in the rank of initiate being the only attainable rank. Brothers and Sisters that attain a leadership rank, may become known as Shadows.
The Kouhun are neutral in the galactic war. Keeping dealings with either side of the war discreet, as potential employers and targets may be on either side of the front lines.