The only survivors of a First Order raid that wiped out their village on Tehar, Kel and his younger sister, Eila, find themselves on the run on the Colossus platform with a sizable bounty on their heads. Kel is fiercely protective of his sister, especially when she gets injured and needs medicine. But he quickly realizes they can't escape agents of the First Order without some help.
Eila, like more and more unfortunate souls throughout the galaxy, knows the wrath of the First Order and Kylo Ren firsthand. Having survived their raid of her village on Tehar, she and her brother Kel snuck aboard a cargo ship, leaving the smoldering ashes of their homeworld behind. Now, the siblings hide out on the Colossus...until a bounty on their heads attracts the attention of Kazuda Xiono and the First Order.
The puffer pig is a rare creature whose comical appearance and odd traits mask a hidden value. With a small, plump body, two large eyes set far apart, horn rows on their back, and a prominent snout, puffer pigs are not physically impressive animals; in addition to their strange look, the creatures balloon to more than triple their size when frightened. Puffer pigs' real gift is their sense of smell, particularly for precious minerals. In the age of the Empire, when mining was restricted, this ability led to the trade of puffer pigs on the black market.