Nelson Boone was born in one of the many smuggling havens on Socorro
As a youth he jacked land-speeders and speeder bikes, catching the eye of a local crime lord named Raphic Deg. Deg was both impressed and perturbed that Boone managed to boost his limo. Deg offered Boone the choice of losing his hand or driving for him. Boone chose the latter and eventually became a bodyguard chauffeur.
Unfortunately, Deg came afoul of what passed as the local authorities and Boone found himself with a charge of aiding and abetting. Boone jumped bail and caught passage with one of Deg’s more reputable customers, a Bothan named Fenn. Boone feels an obligation to Fenn and has provided his bodyguard services for passage elsewhere.