In 21 BBY, Dif Gehad was stationed on the planet Cartao where he attended to build an Expeditionary Army for the Confederacy of Independent Systems under the command of Count Dooku. There, he worked closely with Tok Ashel, commander of the separatist forces, to help steal the Cranscoc fluid technology. They planned on controlling the Cartao factory in order to use this place for equipment and special purposes throughout the war. Since Lord Pilester Binalie attempted to remain neutral throughout the war, Gehad and Ashel held Pilester's son, Corf hostage to ensure cooperation. This was when the Republic forces, led by Jedi Master Jafer Torles, arrived on the planet to put an end to the Separatist occupation. Gehad and Ashel were able to escape the factory's destruction during the start of the ensuing battle.
- Hero of Cartao (First appearance)