Star Wars: Edge of the Galaxy
The Teahouse is a secretive criminal organization, with a history stretching back long before the rise of the Galactic Empire. Before the arrival of the Hutt Syndicate, The Teahouse was the only large-scale criminal organization in the region, and dominated the black markets of the Mid Rim and Outer Rim. Many rumors exist of The Teahouse’ founding, though few facts remain. Some say it was started by refugee Jedi during times of crisis in the Galactic Republic, to house and shelter them in the criminal underworld. Other stories tell of a blind Galactic Republic Senator who grew tea as a boy on his family’s farm, and used the term for an undercover SIS operation gone rogue. Still others insist The Teahouse was formed in the early days of the Galactic Republic by the remnants of an ancient criminal syndicate, The Exchange. Regardless of the truth, The Teahouse is renowned for its discretion in its criminal undertakings, offering criminal services from simple loansharking to assassination, all in absolute secrecy. Talk about The Teahouse too loudly however, and you may end up as one of its targets, or victims, found with a tea-note in your teeth.