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- "Infamous criminal mastermind Nok Drayen is even more legendary than the larger than life stories told about him. The man literally cheated death by freezing himself in carbonite for over a decade–but before he entered this self-imposed hibernation, he orchestrated a long con on the galaxy’s fortune seekers. Nok spread the rumor that his fabled wealth had been lost in deep space, and set the underworld’s greedier denizens to work hunting down the technology needed to secure his daughter’s birthright as royal ruler of the planet Dubrillion. Whatever else can be said about Nok Drayen, his cunning, patience and planning are second to none."
- ―In-game Codex (Persons of Note)
Nok Drayen was a legendary crime lord and a member of the Star Cabal, an organisation of influential conspirators dedicated to destroying the Jedi and Sith. He was famous for liquidating the Rath Cartel and the Vandelhelm Combine. 
At some point, close to the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant and the beginning of the Cold War, a time of great tension between the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic, Nok Drayen found himself betrayed by his comrades and infected with a lethal disease. Spreading across his body, Nok was forced to use cybernetic implants. Having started spreading to his organs, the disease eventually forced Nok Drayen into freezing himself in carbonite for the next 10 years, delaying his forthcoming death. In 10 ATC, his daughter Risha, along with the Smuggler, joined in the search for Nok's lost treasure. Having acquired necessary upgrades for the XS Stock light freighter on various planets, Risha eventually revealed her kinship with Nok. Taking the frozen-in-carbonite Nok Drayen to Nar Shaddaa, a Selkath doctor, Chelah, unfroze him. The short reunion being interrupted by the resumed spreading of the disease, the Smuggler went on to acquire the crown of Dubrillion, returning to a weakened Nok. His last wish being Risha taking the crown and the throne of Dubrillion for herself, he also wanted her to kill the Smuggler. Killing her friend being repudiated by Risha, Nok stated he was disappointed in her, the disease killing him after. 
Behind the Scenes
Nok Drayen first appeared in Star Wars: The Old Republic, Threat of Peace. In Act 1 of the Smuggler's storyline in Star Wars: The Old Republic, he is located on the XS Stock light freighter, frozen in carbonite. He is voiced by Steve Blum.