an orphan from the planet Alderaan, Tash and her younger brother Zak traveled the galaxy with their strange uncle Hoole after their parents were killed when the Empire destroyed their homeworld. The children had been away on a field trip when the destruction occurred. The three were wanted by the Empire for a number of supposed crimes. Tash was thirteen at the time she began to notice a sensitivity to the Force. She was taken in by the B'omarr monk Grimpen, who drew her into his plans by making her believe she was one of the most enlightened beings of her generation. However, she was simply drawn into an elaborate scheme in which Jabba the Hutt had been using B'omarr techniques to transfer the brains of the galaxy's worst criminals into other bodies. Tash ended up with the brain of Karkas after the original host escaped, and promptly killed Commander Fuzzel. Hoole managed to get her brain back into her own body after stopping Grimpen and returning several ancient scrolls to the B'omarr monks. She later used a red-gemstone necklace - give to her by her mother - as a way to concentrate on the Force.