Niska is an old man, grandfatherly in appearance, with an indeterminate Eastern European accent.
Psychotic crime boss with a passion for torture and sadism and a heavy Russian accent. He believes in money and power and that fear is a perfect tool to achieve both. Very fixed on the concept of reputation and this fixation is a driving force behind how he runs his empire.
He is the leader of a criminal syndicate that deals in murder, extortion, robbery, and drug dealing.
Rumor has it that the Skyplex has been raided by a crew regarding a business deal gone sour. Niska apparently lost some of his key personnel in the fighting. The crew is also rumored to escaped on a Firefly.