this young man, the son of Cestian farmers who lands were located near the Kibo Sands, was among the first to join the reformed Desert Wind terrorist group, during the height of the Clone Wars. This parents had died of the shadow fever about a year beforehand, just before the Five Families cut off the water supply to their farm. Skot joined the group to exact a measure of revenge and to escape the tedium of Ord Cestus, and was one of the first to graduate from the training program devised by Jedi Master Kit Fisto and the ARC troopers led by Nate. When the Desert Wind base was infiltrated by battle droids that had been dispatched by Asaj Ventress, Skot helped Sheeka Tull rescue the badly-injured body of Nate - who had adopted the nickname Jangotat. Together, they moved the injured trooper to Sheeka's village, where he could recover.