The Cannibalizer was used by the Thaereian military. It was once flown by the Human Captain Delas Fotrin on a routine patrol near the moon Tilnes. However, it encountered an atmospheric disturbance, so Fotrin was forced to crash-land the Cannibalizer. It punctuated the crust and fell until it landed in a mineshaft that was located deep beneath the surface. Fotras recorded a short holographic message and then died soon afterwards
The starfighter, and Fotrin's body, were discovered about ten years later, by the heroes of Cularin.