Beska was born in Mandalore a few years after the end of the Mandalorian Civil Wars. The planet had been devastated and the New Mandalorian pacifist regime had been busy rebuilding Mandalorian society.
Being traditionalists, her parents refused to bend to the new regime and were exiled to the planet’s moon, Concordia, where they raised her, in secret, in the traditional Mandalorian way, as many others did.
After the overthrowing of the New Mandalorian regime by the criminal syndicate known as the Shadow Collective during the Clone Wars, Beska’s parents joined the Mandalorian Resistance – a splinter group formed when the Death Watch accepted the Shadow Collective’s rule – and fought along Republic forces to free Mandalore. Although the planet was liberated and a new government was established by the Mandalorian Resistance, both her parents died during the conflict.
A couple of years later, at the end of the Clone Wars, Mandalore was again taken over by an external power, the newly formed Galactic Empire. Beska’s parents’ deaths had been for nothing.
Swearing revenge, the young Mandalorian fled the planet and spent the next 20 years learning her craft as a bounty hunter. Keeping to the most distant and desolate areas of the Outer Rim, she quickly developed a knack for survival in the wilderness.
After the Battle of Yavin, Beska saw the chance to strike against the Empire and sought out the Rebellion to offer her services.
Earth name: Lydia Grossov