Hale Malcolm was a Human male who lived as a farmer on Tatooine during the Cold War, a conflict between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire.


In 3643 BBY, Hale and other settlers lived in the settlement of Malcolm's Dunes where they were aided by Jedi Master Eriz Vossan to defend themselves from the Sand People. However, when Malcolm, Zak Davies, Dahl Harris, and the farming settlers provided Master Vossan the coordinates of the Sand People's camp, the Jedi Master fell to Lord Vivicar's plague and went insane. This caused him to turn against Malcolm and the settlers as he sent the Tusken warriors to attack the farming settlement. Malcolm and his men were angry that Vossan betrayed them until they encountered another Jedi, known as the Barsen'thor. Malcolm and the settlers were very aggressive toward the Knight, but the Jedi Consular convinced the farmers to provide Vossan's location.