Abano was a male Aruzan native to the planet Aruza, where he worked as a dola tree farmer. He was the father of Manaroo, a tattooed dancing girl who eventually married the bounty hunter Dengar.


When Manaroo was captured for processing by Imperial forces, Abano begged for his daughter's life to Sinick Kritkeen, but the Imperial dismissed Abano with false promises and threats. After Manaroo met Dengar, the bounty hunter came to Aruza and rescued Abano and his family. The Alliance to Restore the Republic hid Abano's and many other Aruzan families on an undisclosed safeworld.