this Squib ran Serooin's Gear, on the planet Betha II, shortly after the death of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Mellaha, like many aliens who lived in the Outer Rim at this point in galactic history, was wary of the presence of humans or the New Republic. However, he harbored neither group any ill-will. In fact, he was prospering from selling illegal goods to his patrons, primarily because of bans imposed by the Republic. While not directly cooperating, Mellaha helped a group of Republic agents search out the Kaarenth Dissension by warning them to stay away from certain areas of Betha II's primary starport.