"Please place any personal weapons in the receptacle, and submit to a scan before boarding."

Esker was a male individual who worked as a security specialist aboard the star liner White Nova during the waning years of the Galactic Republic. In about 31 BBY, the White Nova traveled to the Cularin system in preparation for a voyage to the planet Coruscant. Esker and three battle droids that he commanded operated a security checkpoint aboard the starship, to search all passengers that came aboard the vessel, and he personally searched a group of freelance agents that boarded the vessel, to check whether they were carrying any hidden weapons.