Following the Empire's rise, a resistance began on Samaria in 18 BBY. Aaren sympathized with them, and he secretly gave permission to Astri Oddo to sabotage the computer systems that control the city.
Emperor Palpatine asked Ferus Olin to solve the problem, but tactics like this and others implemented by Bog Divinian, took him out of office when a call for a vote of no-confidence was made against him.
- The Last of the Jedi: A Tangled Web (First appearance)
- The Last of the Jedi: Return of the Dark Side