During this period he was a mystic who lived at the Shrine of Kooroo within the Gelgelar Free Port. Some believed that he was once a Padawan, however it was unclear as to the veracity of this rumor. He did possess a measure of lightsaber training, though he never was a full Jedi Knight. Thule took on the Sullustan child T'laerean Larn as a student in the Force, teaching the power called Merge Senses.
Thule was usually found at the Shrine, smoking his pipe and resting on animal skins. His head was graced with a floppy hat. Having no income of his own, his survival was assured through temple donations and gifts of food from Thulls, a local Ithorian. Visitors were granted advice and nuggets of philosophy.