Desto Mayda was a Human male from Garos IV. He had a son Jos. In 5 BBY, the Galactic Empire established an official presence on Garos IV. Desto Mayda was on of the first Garosian to join the resistance. He was quickly revealed as a rebel and wanted by the Empire. This forced him to cut all relations with his son who was furious about his father because he planned to join the Imperial Army. However, Jos was killed by the Empire and Desto convinced his son's best friend, Dair Haslip, to enter the Imperial academy as a spy.