"The Hailstorm Brotherhood is a fringe group of White Maw pirates who abandoned the starship graveyard’s plunder to form a permanent settlement on Hoth. These men and women are more than mere survivalists, however. They are artisans and warrior-poets shaping Hoth’s natural landscape according to their own designs. The massive ice spire towering above the Glacial Fissure sector was painstakingly carved from an ancient mountain by the Hailstorm Brotherhood. No one knows how many of the group’s members perished making the spire a reality, but the achievement stands as a testament to these warriors’ iron wills–and a warning to all who might oppose them. "