Awan Zek was a male human bounty hunter who was based at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana during the Galactic Civil War. Awan was also known to work with two Rodian associates. He tried to settle scores with the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka but Hondo managed to escape with the help of the scavenging family known as the Freemakers. After Hondo tried to steal the Freemakers' ship StarScavenger, the Freemakers handed Hondo back to Awan and his associates.
Awan Zek was a bounty hunter who was based at Maz Kanata's castle on Takodana during the Galactic Civil War. At some point following the Search for the Kyber Saber, Awan was cheated by the Weequay pirate Hondo Ohnaka in a game of sabacc. Hondo managed to convince the Freemakers to give him safe passage offworld by offering to help them find a Corellian Defender on the planet Taul. Rowan Freemaker needed to obtain a proton suspension housing from the Defender in order to build a starship called the Arrowhead.
Before Hondo could leave with the Freemakers, Awan Zek confronted him for cheating him. Hondo protested his innocence but dropped the cards, proving his guilt. Rowan managed to use his Force powers to hurl a table at Awan and his two Rodian associates. Awan and his associates gave chase but Rowan used the Force to slam the door shut. When Zek chided his associates for letting the Freemakers escape, the orange Rodian recognized Rowan and recalled that the Galactic Empire had placed a bounty on the boy's head. Awan then contacted an Imperial Star Destroyer and informed them that Rowan was heading to planet Taul. The Imperial hunter droid M-OC picked up the message and traveled to Taul.
The Freemakers managed to obtain the proton suspension housing using Hondo's information. However, Hondo abandoned them and tried to steal their ship, the StarScavenger. Hondo was eventually tackled by their B1 battle droid Roger and locked inside a sealed canister. After rescuing the Rebel Alliance Major Bren Derlin, Roger handed Hondo in a box to Awan and his associates. Hondo tried to humor Zek and his associates with a game of sabacc but they ignored his offer.