this Brigian approached Han Solo on Saheelindeel, several years before the Battle of Yavin, in an effort to hire the services of the Millennium Falcon. As a member of the Committee for Interinstitutional Assistance, Hissal worked to expand the campuses of the University of Rudrig throughout the Tion Hegemony. As a Brigian, he hoped to bring a broader education to his homeworld and his people. His drive and desire to bring the satellite campus to Brigia earned him a promotion, and he had planned to serve as the university's first president. The only way to get the educational equipment and materials to Brigia, though, was to smuggle them in. The New Regime had begun cracking down on what it considered unauthorized education, and planned to ensure that the Brigian population learned only what the New Regime wanted it to learn. Thus, after arriving on Brigia, Hissal was accused of being a dissident and a fugitive by Keek, who was acting on the orders of the New Regime. Solo discovered that the New Regime was printing counterfeit money to fund its own military agenda, and ordered Hissal and his supporters back aboard the Millennium Falcon. He then allowed Hissal to use the ship's communication systems to broadcast a message to all of Brigia, detailing the abuses of the New Regime. Solo then landed Hissal on a distant part of Brigia, where Hissal was able to establish his academic headquarters.