After recovering Koa's Rising, the heroes returned it to a less than enthused Adalrac ke Venn, patriarch of the noble Venn family. He waved them off, disappointed that his ward, Jacen, was the one who retrieved it rather than any of his men. In payment of Nordaak's bounty offer, he gave each hero 100 credits and bid they be gone.
Outside Venn's office, his son Tristan waited, eager to greet his friend Jacen. He enthusiastically thanked them and when asked if they may borrow a speeder to visit Malik, he was glad to oblige.
Sabota greeted the group when they reached the village, escorting them through to a modest home. Inside, he removed the false skin he wears to hide his blue Pantoran skin. He proceeded to explain about the Jedi, the Clone Wars, and why he is hiding on Adumar.
For tens of thousands of years the Republic stood strong. But a Seperatist movement threatened its stability. Facing hordes of battle droids, the Senate commissioned an army made up of cloned humans. The Jedi Knights, scholars of the Force, guardians, and protectors of the peace, served as generals for the Grand Army of the Republic.
War raged for years and as the tides shifted in the Republic's favor, the unthinkable happened. Chancellor Palpatine declared the entire Jedi order traitors to the Republic and enacted Order 66, causing every clone soldier to turn and murder their officers and friends.
Sabota was on Coruscant, the Republic's capital, when Order 66 occurred. He managed to pull Adumar's location from the Jedi archives then delete it before escaping with his life.
Sabota believes Adumar to be strong in the Force and the five heroes before him to have the potential to be trained as Jedi Knights. He wishes to leave some good in the galaxy after fleeing in fear from everything he once knew.
The heroes agreed to learn from Sabota and spent the next few weeks returning to Malik. Under Sabota's teachings, they aided the town, all the while learning and meditating. The began to see the strength of their connection to the Force and gained new abilities and understanding of the world around them.
One such day of helping the citizens of Malik with nerf herding, the team was set upon by a flock of Ibbots, giant predatory birds. Sabota took the citizens back to the safety of town while the heroes made quick work of their wild foes.
That night, the village of Malik held a feast filled with life, joy, and mounds of freshly roasted Ibbot meat. Truly a victorious time. But, as the sky darkened, Sabota, leaning heavily on his walking stick, slipped away from the festivities, returning to his little shack on the edge of town, alone….