Voren was a cub reporter, building his credentials covering the swoop races on Corsin for the Galactic News Service, when the Empire took control of the planet. He failed to believe that the Empire was working for the good of the galaxy, and decided to join up with the Alliance. He became a skillful agent, infiltrating Imperial bases with relative ease and escaping with vital information on such projects as the Death Star. Lieutenant Na'al later became an assistant historian working for Arhul Hextrophon, working to preserve the history of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. During much of this time, however, Na'al was put to work doing support jobs at various Alliance facilities, including running messages throughout Echo Base on Hoth when the frigid temperatures caused many comlinks to fail. After chronicling the adventures of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa, he was named the Director of Council Research for the New Republic.