Merchants trade commodities to earn a profit and have existed for as long as business, industry, trade and commerce have existed. The status of the merchant has varied across history and societies but they may be a highly-paid corporate factor or a crew member of of a beat-up old merchant starship. Merchants are adept at thinking on their feet, seeking out new business opportunities, and at talking or shooting their way out of situations their business sense has got them into.

This booklet deals with those who are willing to venture into seedy, dangerous places to make a profit: the Merchants.