We are the White Raven, we bow to none, and serve all. Contradiction? I will explain.
We are an organization, that has aligned itself with the Galactic Republic since the invasion of the Sith Empire. However we are not an official group of the Republic. Our ideals are similar and more importantly, the Empire's conflict.
We operate within and without, we observe no borders, care for no politicking. We go where we have to do what we must. Be that neutral or even imperial space, we will lend aide regardless.
That is how we do not bow to any political power, yet serve all who may need us.
The White Raven organization is semi militant body composed of many different species and types of sentiants. From Jedi to civilians to armed forces members. Private citizens and even a few amongst the Galatic Senate support White Raven in its mission. A mission that since the war includes blockade running, the freeing of slaves and aiding those organizations, be they government or rebel, that have the best interests of the people in mind. More than one rebellion has been started or assisted by White Raven.
But not all is violent conflict, relief efforts and exploration are two of our oldest and most important tasks. Indeed exploration is our lifeline. The discovery of secret hyperspace lanes is paramount, and though many are more treacherous they grant us the ability to move about the galaxy with more freedom and discretion. These hyperspace lanes are our lifeline, and one of our closest guarded secrets.
There are many dedicated to our cause, but rising above all others are the select few, known as the Exarchs. Some general members eventually rise up to this rank, but it is not unheard of to scout out potential Exarchs for the organization. Generally the most appropriate member is selected for the job.
These beings are those with the greatest skills and take on the most dangerous missions, be they Jedi, spec ops of the Republic, or a hot shot smuggler pilot. Background is unimportant, skill and spirit are whats key. These are the people that can rise to any task, and more often than not come into direct conflicts with the Sith, the Imperial regime and the other horrors of the Galaxy. We must be prepared for anything. While a non-violent way of solving problems would be the best way, reality would have us act differently. Make no mistake, when talking is done, and diplomacy fails, acting is exactly what we do.
Our creed is thus, "To seek, to strive and NOT to yield. We go where the brave dare not follow."