Momaw Nandon was a Ithoran high preist, when the newly established empire demanded to know the Agriculture Technology used by the Ithorians, information that was sacred to the Ithorians. They refused to give the information so they forced Momaw to give them the information. Otherwise, they would destroy his homeworld. Despite saving the planet, the Ithorian high council punished him with exile. He spent most of his exile in Chalmun's Cantina, where he witnessed Obi Wan kenobi cut off the arm of one of the rowdy locals, and assign Han Solo and Chewbacca as their pilots. Momaw spent the rest of his life assisting the rebels in their struggle against the empire.