this Melida was a contact of Jedi Master Yoda, and agreed to assist in rescuing Tahl from the Melida. Wehutti and his team of snipers were forced into the bowels of Zehava before they could contact Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and then fired on the Jedi when they believed them to be Daan. Wehutti was recognizable by the fact that he had just one arm, a result of a struggle with the Daan. However, once Wehutti recognized Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan as Jedi, he quickly brought them to his camp and placed them under arrest. The wounded Melida were unable to contain the two Jedi, and they escaped. Wehutti and the Melida had been planning to use the Jedi as hostages, hoping to force the Old Republic to support the Melida in the ongoing civil war. However, both the Daan and the Melida were taken by surprise by The Young, which obtained nearly all of their weapons in a raid on Daan and Melida storehouses. Wehutti was forced into a uneasy alliance with Gueni, the leader of the Daan, in order to avert a full-scale war. However, The Young launched their own war, and eventually defeated the forces of the elders. Wehutti refused to submit to rule by The Young, and holed up in the city of Zehava.